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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 420 399 422
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 23 45 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 21 43 23
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
19689 21521 20964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.94% 95.02% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16229 17194 17286
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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 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 31 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
(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
Hampshire +2 9 £32,750 -16.02% 4
Surrey +12 7 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Berkshire -6 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Kent - 2 £37,500 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (42.22%) Degree
2 18 (40.00%) QA
3 16 (35.56%) Windows
4 14 (31.11%) UNIX
4 14 (31.11%) Selenium
5 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
5 13 (28.89%) Python
5 13 (28.89%) C#
5 13 (28.89%) C++
6 12 (26.67%) Computer Science
7 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
7 11 (24.44%) Manual Testing
7 11 (24.44%) SQL
7 11 (24.44%) Linux
8 9 (20.00%) C
8 9 (20.00%) ISEB
8 9 (20.00%) Scrum
9 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
10 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
10 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
10 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
10 7 (15.56%) Test Strategy
10 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
11 6 (13.33%) User Stories
11 6 (13.33%) Test Planning
11 6 (13.33%) .NET
11 6 (13.33%) Subversion
11 6 (13.33%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) SSH
2 2 (4.44%) Network Security
3 1 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.22%) CTI
3 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) MySQL
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Selenium
2 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
3 6 (13.33%) Subversion
4 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.89%) eggPlant
4 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.67%) JIRA
5 3 (6.67%) NUnit
6 2 (4.44%) Toad
6 2 (4.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.22%) PyUnit
7 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) HTML
3 4 (8.89%) CSS
3 4 (8.89%) jQuery
4 2 (4.44%) HTML5
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) CGI
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.44%) Telematics
4 2 (4.44%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) UNIX
3 11 (24.44%) Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Android
4 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
3 11 (24.44%) Manual Testing
3 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Scrum
5 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
5 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.56%) Test Strategy
7 6 (13.33%) User Stories
7 6 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Web Development
9 4 (8.89%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.89%) BDD
10 3 (6.67%) OOP
11 2 (4.44%) OO
11 2 (4.44%) CRM
11 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) C#
1 13 (28.89%) C++
1 13 (28.89%) Python
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) C
4 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.89%) Perl
5 3 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.44%) Delphi
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Degree
2 9 (20.00%) ISEB
3 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) JTAG
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VirtualBox
1 2 (4.44%) KVM
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Apple
2 2 (4.44%) TOWER Software
2 2 (4.44%) Google
3 1 (2.22%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) QNX
Fareham, Hampshire
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Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Herne Bay, Kent
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Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + extensive package
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £28k - £32k + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
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