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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 396 408 398
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 49 26 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 49 23 55
Average salary £30,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £30,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
21184 20928 21951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.16% 94.85% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 16953 17021 19047
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +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 £62,500
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 28 November 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 28 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +3 20 £31,250 -39.02% 2
Berkshire +23 18 £26,000 -35.00% 3
Hampshire -13 4 £38,750 +103.94% 6
West Sussex +4 3 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £40,000 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +3 1 £30,500 -3.93%
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 52 (53.61%) QA
2 43 (44.33%) Software Testing
3 38 (39.18%) Automated Testing
4 37 (38.14%) Selenium
5 35 (36.08%) C#
6 34 (35.05%) .NET
6 34 (35.05%) ISEB
7 32 (32.99%) Computer Science
8 31 (31.96%) Degree
8 31 (31.96%) Software Engineering
8 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (30.93%) ISTQB
9 30 (30.93%) SQL
10 26 (26.80%) Windows
11 21 (21.65%) Manual Testing
11 21 (21.65%) Test Scripting
11 21 (21.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (20.62%) Microsoft
13 19 (19.59%) XML
14 18 (18.56%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (16.49%) C
16 14 (14.43%) Visual Studio
16 14 (14.43%) C++
16 14 (14.43%) Scrum
17 13 (13.40%) Finance
17 13 (13.40%) Java
17 13 (13.40%) Python
17 13 (13.40%) GAMP
17 13 (13.40%) V-Model
18 12 (12.37%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 7 (7.22%) IIS
2 2 (2.06%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.15%) Network Security
3 3 (3.09%) Internet
4 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.03%) HTTP
5 1 (1.03%) Modbus
5 1 (1.03%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (38.14%) Selenium
2 14 (14.43%) Visual Studio
3 10 (10.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (8.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (7.22%) LabVIEW
6 5 (5.15%) VectorCAST
7 4 (4.12%) NUnit
8 3 (3.09%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (3.09%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (2.06%) MSTest
9 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.03%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.03%) JIRA
10 1 (1.03%) PyUnit
10 1 (1.03%) WiX
10 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.03%) Selenium IDE
General
1 13 (13.40%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.15%) Electronics
3 5 (5.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Automotive
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.05%) .NET
2 19 (19.59%) XML
3 7 (7.22%) HTML
3 7 (7.22%) .NET Framework
4 6 (6.19%) WCF
4 6 (6.19%) jQuery
4 6 (6.19%) CSS
5 3 (3.09%) WPF
6 2 (2.06%) REST
6 2 (2.06%) JSP
6 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.06%) WinForms
7 1 (1.03%) Middleware
7 1 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (32.99%) Computer Science
2 18 (18.56%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.12%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.06%) Physics
5 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.06%) Life Science
6 1 (1.03%) Handset
6 1 (1.03%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.03%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.80%) Windows
2 10 (10.31%) Linux
2 10 (10.31%) UNIX
3 2 (2.06%) Android
4 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.33%) Software Testing
2 38 (39.18%) Automated Testing
3 31 (31.96%) Software Engineering
3 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (21.65%) Test Scripting
4 21 (21.65%) Manual Testing
5 14 (14.43%) Scrum
6 13 (13.40%) V-Model
7 12 (12.37%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.34%) Validation
9 10 (10.31%) TDD
9 10 (10.31%) Unit Testing
10 8 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.25%) Load Testing
11 7 (7.22%) System Testing
12 6 (6.19%) Automation Testing
12 6 (6.19%) Web Testing
12 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.15%) UML
13 5 (5.15%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.08%) C#
2 30 (30.93%) SQL
3 16 (16.49%) C
4 14 (14.43%) C++
5 13 (13.40%) Java
5 13 (13.40%) Python
6 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.06%) VBScript
7 2 (2.06%) VB
7 2 (2.06%) PHP
7 2 (2.06%) Ruby
7 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.03%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.03%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (35.05%) ISEB
2 31 (31.96%) Degree
3 30 (30.93%) ISTQB
4 21 (21.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (53.61%) QA
2 13 (13.40%) GAMP
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) vSphere
3 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.03%) XenApp
3 1 (1.03%) XenServer
3 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.15%) IBM
3 3 (3.09%) VMware
4 2 (2.06%) Adobe
5 1 (1.03%) EMC
5 1 (1.03%) Citrix
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Posted: 17 hours ago
Dartford
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent
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ACL Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35k plus excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chichester
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Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible Working Hours
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: to £35,000
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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