The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 369 429 407
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 61 34 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.17% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 53 31 54
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
17905 20200 21828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.20% 96.83% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15247 16527 17404
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 25 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +39 22 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Berkshire +17 12 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Hampshire +4 11 £30,000 -23.07% 2
West Sussex - 7 £35,500 -
Oxfordshire -20 4 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Middlesex - 3 £20,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +24 1 £37,000 +13.84%
Isle of Wight - 1 £26,500 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 64 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (38.68%) SQL
3 38 (35.85%) C#
4 34 (32.08%) QA
5 33 (31.13%) Selenium
6 32 (30.19%) Java
7 31 (29.25%) ISEB
8 30 (28.30%) Regression Testing
9 28 (26.42%) Software Testing
10 27 (25.47%) Degree
10 27 (25.47%) Windows
10 27 (25.47%) Test Automation
11 26 (24.53%) BDD
11 26 (24.53%) TDD
12 23 (21.70%) Python
12 23 (21.70%) Automation Testing
13 21 (19.81%) SDLC
13 21 (19.81%) .NET
13 21 (19.81%) Scrum
14 20 (18.87%) Automated Testing
14 20 (18.87%) Test Scripting
15 19 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (17.92%) Finance
15 19 (17.92%) Web Services
16 18 (16.98%) WebDriver
17 17 (16.04%) Functional Testing
17 17 (16.04%) Software Engineering
17 17 (16.04%) ISTQB
18 16 (15.09%) HTML
19 15 (14.15%) PHP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) SaaS
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) Internet
2 3 (2.83%) HTTP
3 2 (1.89%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.89%) RS-485
3 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.89%) Wireless
4 1 (0.94%) Firewall
4 1 (0.94%) Modbus
4 1 (0.94%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.94%) Big Data
3 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (31.13%) Selenium
2 18 (16.98%) WebDriver
3 11 (10.38%) Cucumber
4 10 (9.43%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.49%) JIRA
6 8 (7.55%) Eclipse
6 8 (7.55%) SoapUI
7 7 (6.60%) JMeter
7 7 (6.60%) WatiN
8 6 (5.66%) Protractor
9 4 (3.77%) Gradle
9 4 (3.77%) Maven
9 4 (3.77%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (3.77%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.83%) Ant
10 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.83%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.83%) Hudson
10 3 (2.83%) Spock
10 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (17.92%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.60%) Retail
3 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.72%) Automotive
4 5 (4.72%) Marketing
5 4 (3.77%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.77%) Electronics
6 3 (2.83%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.89%) Games
8 1 (0.94%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.81%) .NET
2 19 (17.92%) Web Services
3 16 (15.09%) HTML
4 9 (8.49%) XML
5 8 (7.55%) CSS
5 8 (7.55%) XHTML
6 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.77%) LAMP
6 4 (3.77%) RESTful
7 3 (2.83%) Java EE
8 2 (1.89%) SOAP
9 1 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.94%) J2EE
9 1 (0.94%) JSON
9 1 (0.94%) Spring
9 1 (0.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.89%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.94%) Fintech
4 1 (0.94%) Life Science
4 1 (0.94%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.47%) Windows
2 7 (6.60%) Unix
3 6 (5.66%) Linux
4 3 (2.83%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.94%) Android
5 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.30%) Regression Testing
3 28 (26.42%) Software Testing
4 27 (25.47%) Test Automation
5 26 (24.53%) BDD
5 26 (24.53%) TDD
6 23 (21.70%) Automation Testing
7 21 (19.81%) Scrum
7 21 (19.81%) SDLC
8 20 (18.87%) Automated Testing
8 20 (18.87%) Test Scripting
9 19 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (16.04%) Functional Testing
10 17 (16.04%) Software Engineering
11 15 (14.15%) Manual Testing
12 14 (13.21%) Test Strategy
13 11 (10.38%) Load Testing
13 11 (10.38%) Performance Testing
13 11 (10.38%) Test Planning
14 10 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 41 (38.68%) SQL
2 38 (35.85%) C#
3 32 (30.19%) Java
4 23 (21.70%) Python
5 15 (14.15%) PHP
6 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
6 14 (13.21%) T-SQL
7 11 (10.38%) C++
8 10 (9.43%) C
8 10 (9.43%) Ruby
9 6 (5.66%) Perl
10 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.89%) VC++
11 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.94%) Groovy
11 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (29.25%) ISEB
2 27 (25.47%) Degree
3 17 (16.04%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (32.08%) QA
2 3 (2.83%) ECSS
3 1 (0.94%) GAMP
3 1 (0.94%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
3 4 (3.77%) HP
3 4 (3.77%) SAP
4 3 (2.83%) IBM
4 3 (2.83%) QNX
5 1 (0.94%) Concur
5 1 (0.94%) VMware
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Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
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Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pension, life cover, childcare vouchers
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £50000 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Coal IT Services
Salary: £33,000 per annum Plus bonus and excellent bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £46,000 to £50,000 per annum + large co benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum
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