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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 399 397 400
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 46 27 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 45 25 34
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% -15.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £31,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
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
20786 19977 21785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.59% 95.07% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16278 16494 18666
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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
Berkshire +15 18 £30,750 -12.14% 1
Surrey +2 18 £32,500 -
West Sussex -10 4 £40,000 +8.10% 2
Hampshire -3 3 £39,000 +41.81%
Oxfordshire +7 2 £26,750 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 45 (51.72%) Software Testing
2 40 (45.98%) ISEB
3 37 (42.53%) .NET
4 34 (39.08%) ISTQB
5 33 (37.93%) Windows
6 32 (36.78%) C#
6 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (35.63%) Software Engineering
8 30 (34.48%) Degree
9 27 (31.03%) QA
10 26 (29.89%) Automated Testing
11 21 (24.14%) Computer Science
12 19 (21.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (20.69%) Scrum
14 17 (19.54%) Microsoft
15 16 (18.39%) C++
15 16 (18.39%) C
15 16 (18.39%) SQL
16 14 (16.09%) Visual Studio
17 13 (14.94%) Selenium
17 13 (14.94%) Test Scripting
18 12 (13.79%) Performance Testing
18 12 (13.79%) Test Automation
18 12 (13.79%) NUnit
19 11 (12.64%) WCF
19 11 (12.64%) Java
19 11 (12.64%) XML
19 11 (12.64%) User Stories
19 11 (12.64%) Black-Box Testing
20 10 (11.49%) Enterprise Software

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 10 (11.49%) IIS
2 2 (2.30%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.45%) Network Security
3 2 (2.30%) Internet
4 1 (1.15%) Modbus
4 1 (1.15%) Profibus
4 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.15%) HTTP
4 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (16.09%) Visual Studio
2 13 (14.94%) Selenium
3 12 (13.79%) NUnit
4 9 (10.34%) MbUnit
5 6 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.75%) LabVIEW
7 4 (4.60%) VectorCAST
8 3 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (2.30%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (2.30%) MSTest
9 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.15%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.15%) JIRA
10 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.15%) WiX
10 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 8 (9.20%) Military
2 8 (9.20%) Law
3 7 (8.05%) Finance
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Electronics
5 2 (2.30%) Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (42.53%) .NET
2 11 (12.64%) WCF
2 11 (12.64%) XML
3 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.30%) JSP
5 1 (1.15%) WPF
5 1 (1.15%) RESTful
5 1 (1.15%) HTML
5 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.49%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.60%) CCTV
4 4 (4.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.30%) Life Science
6 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.15%) Physics
6 1 (1.15%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.93%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) UNIX
3 8 (9.20%) Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.72%) Software Testing
2 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (35.63%) Software Engineering
4 26 (29.89%) Automated Testing
5 18 (20.69%) Scrum
6 13 (14.94%) Test Scripting
7 12 (13.79%) Performance Testing
7 12 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 11 (12.64%) User Stories
8 11 (12.64%) Black-Box Testing
9 10 (11.49%) UML
9 10 (11.49%) Manual Testing
10 9 (10.34%) V-Model
10 9 (10.34%) TDD
11 8 (9.20%) DNA
11 8 (9.20%) Validation
12 5 (5.75%) Regression Testing
13 4 (4.60%) OO
13 4 (4.60%) OOD
13 4 (4.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.78%) C#
2 16 (18.39%) C++
2 16 (18.39%) C
2 16 (18.39%) SQL
3 11 (12.64%) Java
4 10 (11.49%) Python
5 2 (2.30%) VBScript
5 2 (2.30%) VB
5 2 (2.30%) PHP
5 2 (2.30%) Ruby
6 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.15%) Perl
6 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 40 (45.98%) ISEB
2 34 (39.08%) ISTQB
3 30 (34.48%) Degree
4 19 (21.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (31.03%) QA
2 9 (10.34%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (19.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.60%) IBM
3 2 (2.30%) Adobe
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle
4 1 (1.15%) Citrix
Wokingham, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago