The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 431 422 418
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 17 38 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.080% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16 37 27
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £56,810 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Software Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20058 22663 21444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.93% 94.82% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 16109 18242 17708
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region.

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +16 8 £37,500 +4.89% 1
Kent +17 3 £40,000 +33.33%
West Sussex +8 2 £29,000 +23.40%
Surrey +3 2 £35,000 - 1
Berkshire -6 2 £38,750 +19.23%
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 47 (59.49%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.10%) Selenium
3 36 (45.57%) QA
4 31 (39.24%) Computer Science
5 30 (37.97%) Degree
6 27 (34.18%) .NET
7 26 (32.91%) Test Automation
8 25 (31.65%) Software Testing
9 22 (27.85%) C#
10 20 (25.32%) Java
10 20 (25.32%) Automated Testing
10 20 (25.32%) Software Engineering
11 18 (22.78%) Windows
12 17 (21.52%) Linux
12 17 (21.52%) SQL
12 17 (21.52%) ISEB
13 16 (20.25%) C++
13 16 (20.25%) UNIX
13 16 (20.25%) ISTQB
14 15 (18.99%) Manual Testing
15 14 (17.72%) Python
16 13 (16.46%) Finance
16 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (15.19%) Automation Testing
17 12 (15.19%) Web Testing
17 12 (15.19%) jQuery
17 12 (15.19%) SoapUI
17 12 (15.19%) Scrum
17 12 (15.19%) HTML

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.80%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.13%) Network Security
3 2 (2.53%) SSH
4 1 (1.27%) CTI
4 1 (1.27%) 3G
4 1 (1.27%) Firewall
4 1 (1.27%) 2G
4 1 (1.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) MySQL
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (48.10%) Selenium
2 12 (15.19%) SoapUI
3 11 (13.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (12.66%) WebDriver
5 8 (10.13%) NUnit
6 6 (7.59%) PyUnit
7 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.80%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.80%) Subversion
8 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.53%) Maven
9 2 (2.53%) Toad
9 2 (2.53%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.27%) MSTest
10 1 (1.27%) WATIR
10 1 (1.27%) FitNesse
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (34.18%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) jQuery
2 12 (15.19%) HTML
2 12 (15.19%) CSS
3 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
3 7 (8.86%) XML
4 3 (3.80%) WinForms
4 3 (3.80%) WPF
5 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.53%) HTML5
5 2 (2.53%) REST
6 1 (1.27%) CGI
6 1 (1.27%) SOAP
6 1 (1.27%) J2EE
6 1 (1.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (39.24%) Computer Science
2 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.53%) User Experience
4 2 (2.53%) iPad
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) Windows
2 17 (21.52%) Linux
3 16 (20.25%) UNIX
4 7 (8.86%) Android
4 7 (8.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (59.49%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) Test Automation
3 25 (31.65%) Software Testing
4 20 (25.32%) Automated Testing
4 20 (25.32%) Software Engineering
5 15 (18.99%) Manual Testing
6 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (15.19%) Automation Testing
7 12 (15.19%) Web Testing
7 12 (15.19%) Scrum
8 11 (13.92%) Test Scripting
9 10 (12.66%) Waterfall
9 10 (12.66%) System Testing
9 10 (12.66%) OOP
10 9 (11.39%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.39%) Test Planning
11 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.86%) Performance Testing
12 7 (8.86%) User Stories
13 5 (6.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) C#
2 20 (25.32%) Java
3 17 (21.52%) SQL
4 16 (20.25%) C++
5 14 (17.72%) Python
6 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
7 11 (13.92%) C
8 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (37.97%) Degree
2 17 (21.52%) ISEB
3 16 (20.25%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (45.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.80%) vSphere
3 2 (2.53%) KVM
3 2 (2.53%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) VMware
3 2 (2.53%) Google
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) Apple
4 1 (1.27%) IBM
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