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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 372 399 391
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 47 80 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 42 71 77
Median salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,575 £25,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
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
15877 20873 21540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.85% 97.06% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 13240 17613 17168
Median salary £44,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Berkshire +58 13 £35,250 +17.50% 1
West Sussex +28 10 £38,250 +53.00% 1
Hampshire -3 9 £40,000 +21.21%
Surrey +8 8 £37,500 -25.00%
East Sussex +22 4 £31,500 -30.00%
Oxfordshire +27 2 - - 1
Kent +13 1 £27,000 -36.47%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 66 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (42.59%) Java
3 44 (40.74%) Selenium
4 42 (38.89%) Automated Testing
5 40 (37.04%) TDD
6 33 (30.56%) C#
7 32 (29.63%) SQL
8 30 (27.78%) Test Strategy
9 29 (26.85%) ISEB
9 29 (26.85%) ISTQB
10 28 (25.93%) QA
10 28 (25.93%) Software Engineering
10 28 (25.93%) Scrum
11 27 (25.00%) BDD
12 26 (24.07%) Windows
13 25 (23.15%) Computer Science
14 24 (22.22%) Test Scripting
15 23 (21.30%) WebDriver
16 22 (20.37%) C++
17 21 (19.44%) Regression Testing
17 21 (19.44%) Performance Testing
17 21 (19.44%) Degree
17 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
18 20 (18.52%) Automation Testing
19 19 (17.59%) Linux
19 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
20 18 (16.67%) Python
21 17 (15.74%) .NET
21 17 (15.74%) Software Testing
21 17 (15.74%) Jenkins

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) SaaS
2 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) Internet
2 4 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.41%) Big Data
3 7 (6.48%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (40.74%) Selenium
2 23 (21.30%) WebDriver
3 17 (15.74%) Jenkins
4 16 (14.81%) Git (software)
5 14 (12.96%) Cucumber
5 14 (12.96%) JMeter
6 10 (9.26%) WatiN
7 7 (6.48%) Eclipse
7 7 (6.48%) Gradle
7 7 (6.48%) Selenium IDE
7 7 (6.48%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.56%) JIRA
8 6 (5.56%) Protractor
8 6 (5.56%) Robot Framework
9 5 (4.63%) Ant
9 5 (4.63%) Maven
10 4 (3.70%) Hudson
10 4 (3.70%) Spock
10 4 (3.70%) Subversion
11 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (12.04%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
2 4 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Automotive
3 1 (0.93%) Electronics
3 1 (0.93%) Legal
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.74%) .NET
2 14 (12.96%) Web Services
3 11 (10.19%) CSS
3 11 (10.19%) HTML
3 11 (10.19%) RESTful
4 7 (6.48%) XML
5 4 (3.70%) Java EE
5 4 (3.70%) XSD
6 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.78%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.78%) Spring
7 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.93%) LAMP
7 1 (0.93%) REST
7 1 (0.93%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.26%) Smartcard
3 7 (6.48%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.85%) iPad
4 2 (1.85%) Life Science
4 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.93%) Fintech
5 1 (0.93%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.07%) Windows
2 19 (17.59%) Linux
3 3 (2.78%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.89%) Automated Testing
3 40 (37.04%) TDD
4 30 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 28 (25.93%) Scrum
5 28 (25.93%) Software Engineering
6 27 (25.00%) BDD
7 24 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 21 (19.44%) Performance Testing
8 21 (19.44%) Regression Testing
8 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
9 20 (18.52%) Automation Testing
10 17 (15.74%) SDLC
10 17 (15.74%) Software Testing
11 16 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (11.11%) Manual Testing
13 10 (9.26%) Open Source
14 8 (7.41%) OO
14 8 (7.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.59%) Java
2 33 (30.56%) C#
3 32 (29.63%) SQL
4 22 (20.37%) C++
5 18 (16.67%) Python
6 12 (11.11%) PHP
7 11 (10.19%) C
7 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
8 10 (9.26%) Embedded C
8 10 (9.26%) Embedded C++
9 8 (7.41%) Shell Script
10 6 (5.56%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.78%) Groovy
11 3 (2.78%) Ruby
12 1 (0.93%) Perl
12 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (26.85%) ISEB
1 29 (26.85%) ISTQB
2 21 (19.44%) Degree
3 11 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.93%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) SDET
3 2 (1.85%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Docker
1 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Vendors
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.48%) HP
2 7 (6.48%) IBM
3 3 (2.78%) Concur
3 3 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.78%) SAP
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
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