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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 430 402 424
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 12 47 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.057% 0.21% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.22% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11 44 21
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +24.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
19955 21746 21098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.20% 94.94% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16310 17614 17489
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -6 4 £43,000 +10.25% 1
Kent +10 3 £37,500 +25.00%
Surrey +7 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
West Sussex +1 1 £29,000 -27.50% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) Degree
3 19 (38.78%) QA
3 19 (38.78%) Selenium
4 16 (32.65%) Test Automation
5 14 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 14 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 13 (26.53%) UNIX
7 12 (24.49%) C#
7 12 (24.49%) Java
7 12 (24.49%) .NET
8 10 (20.41%) C++
8 10 (20.41%) Linux
8 10 (20.41%) Python
8 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
8 10 (20.41%) Finance
9 9 (18.37%) Windows
9 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
10 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (16.33%) SoapUI
10 8 (16.33%) ISEB
10 8 (16.33%) C
11 7 (14.29%) HTML
11 7 (14.29%) CSS
11 7 (14.29%) SQL
11 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 7 (14.29%) jQuery
11 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
12 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.16%) Network Security
3 2 (4.08%) SSH
4 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.04%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (38.78%) Selenium
2 8 (16.33%) SoapUI
3 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
3 6 (12.24%) HP UFT
4 5 (10.20%) Subversion
5 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.12%) eggPlant
6 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.12%) NUnit
7 2 (4.08%) Toad
8 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.04%) Maven
8 1 (2.04%) JIRA
8 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.04%) PyUnit
8 1 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (2.04%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) CSS
2 7 (14.29%) jQuery
2 7 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.08%) HTML5
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) CGI
4 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) Qt
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.08%) Telematics
3 2 (4.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) UNIX
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
3 9 (18.37%) Windows
4 4 (8.16%) Android
4 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) Test Automation
3 14 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
5 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.24%) User Stories
8 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
8 6 (12.24%) OOP
8 6 (12.24%) Scrum
8 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
9 5 (10.20%) System Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.16%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Web Development
11 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) C#
1 12 (24.49%) Java
2 10 (20.41%) C++
2 10 (20.41%) Python
3 8 (16.33%) C
4 7 (14.29%) SQL
5 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.16%) Perl
7 2 (4.08%) Delphi
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) Degree
2 8 (16.33%) ISEB
3 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.78%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VirtualBox
1 2 (4.08%) KVM
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Apple
2 2 (4.08%) TOWER Software
2 2 (4.08%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) QNX
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