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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 358 387 411
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 57 80 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 53 76 56
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
16876 20344 21229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.97% 96.58% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 14101 17059 16603
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +31 14 £37,500 -11.76% 2
West Sussex +26 12 £35,500 +26.78%
Berkshire +26 11 £33,000 +10.00%
Hampshire +11 11 £30,000 - 1
Middlesex - 6 £20,000 -
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £34,750 +6.92%
Isle of Wight -1 1 £26,500 -24.28%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 62 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.14%) Java
2 39 (37.14%) SQL
3 37 (35.24%) Selenium
4 34 (32.38%) TDD
5 32 (30.48%) Automated Testing
5 32 (30.48%) C#
5 32 (30.48%) ISEB
6 29 (27.62%) QA
7 26 (24.76%) Degree
8 25 (23.81%) Regression Testing
8 25 (23.81%) Python
9 24 (22.86%) Scrum
9 24 (22.86%) BDD
10 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
11 22 (20.95%) WebDriver
11 22 (20.95%) Automation Testing
11 22 (20.95%) Software Engineering
11 22 (20.95%) Software Testing
11 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
12 21 (20.00%) Performance Testing
13 20 (19.05%) Test Scripting
13 20 (19.05%) Finance
13 20 (19.05%) Test Strategy
14 19 (18.10%) Computer Science
15 18 (17.14%) Web Services
15 18 (17.14%) SDLC
16 17 (16.19%) Windows
16 17 (16.19%) Manual Testing
17 16 (15.24%) HTML

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 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.90%) HTTP
2 2 (1.90%) RS-485
2 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Big Data
2 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (35.24%) Selenium
2 22 (20.95%) WebDriver
3 11 (10.48%) Cucumber
3 11 (10.48%) JMeter
4 10 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.57%) SoapUI
6 8 (7.62%) Eclipse
6 8 (7.62%) Selenium IDE
7 7 (6.67%) WatiN
8 6 (5.71%) JIRA
8 6 (5.71%) Robot Framework
9 5 (4.76%) Gradle
9 5 (4.76%) Protractor
10 4 (3.81%) Ant
10 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
10 4 (3.81%) Hudson
10 4 (3.81%) Maven
10 4 (3.81%) Spock
11 3 (2.86%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.90%) PHPUnit
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Retail
3 4 (3.81%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.86%) Automotive
4 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.90%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) Web Services
2 16 (15.24%) .NET
2 16 (15.24%) HTML
3 9 (8.57%) CSS
3 9 (8.57%) XML
4 7 (6.67%) RESTful
4 7 (6.67%) XHTML
5 4 (3.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.81%) Java EE
6 2 (1.90%) LAMP
6 2 (1.90%) XSD
7 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.95%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.95%) J2EE
7 1 (0.95%) REST
7 1 (0.95%) Spring
7 1 (0.95%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.62%) Smartcard
3 3 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) Life Science
4 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) Fintech
5 1 (0.95%) iPad
5 1 (0.95%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.19%) Windows
2 12 (11.43%) Linux
3 4 (3.81%) Unix
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.38%) TDD
3 32 (30.48%) Automated Testing
4 25 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 24 (22.86%) BDD
5 24 (22.86%) Scrum
6 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
7 22 (20.95%) Automation Testing
7 22 (20.95%) Software Engineering
7 22 (20.95%) Software Testing
8 21 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 20 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 20 (19.05%) Test Strategy
10 18 (17.14%) SDLC
11 17 (16.19%) Manual Testing
12 15 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (10.48%) Functional Testing
14 10 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (9.52%) Test Planning
15 9 (8.57%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.14%) Java
1 39 (37.14%) SQL
2 32 (30.48%) C#
3 25 (23.81%) Python
4 15 (14.29%) C++
5 14 (13.33%) PHP
6 13 (12.38%) C
6 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.62%) Embedded C
7 8 (7.62%) Embedded C++
7 8 (7.62%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.76%) Ruby
9 3 (2.86%) Perl
10 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.90%) VC++
11 1 (0.95%) Groovy
11 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (30.48%) ISEB
2 26 (24.76%) Degree
3 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (27.62%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) GAMP
3 1 (0.95%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Ansible
2 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) HP
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle
3 7 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (0.95%) Concur
4 1 (0.95%) SAP
4 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.95%) VMware
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