The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 391 419 411
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 44 27 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 42 26 31
Average salary £39,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21506 20964 22168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.87% 95.02% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 17227 17288 18941
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Test Engineer
England

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 July 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 July 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
Berkshire - 12 £32,500 - 4
Surrey -6 11 £55,000 +73.22% 1
Hampshire +13 10 £39,000 +41.81%
Oxfordshire +5 4 £33,000 +10.00%
West Sussex -11 3 £40,000 -9.09%
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £32,500 +1.56%
East Sussex - 2 - -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 39 (49.37%) Software Testing
2 32 (40.51%) ISEB
3 31 (39.24%) .NET
4 30 (37.97%) Windows
5 29 (36.71%) ISTQB
5 29 (36.71%) Degree
6 28 (35.44%) C#
7 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (32.91%) Software Engineering
9 19 (24.05%) QA
10 18 (22.78%) Computer Science
10 18 (22.78%) Automated Testing
10 18 (22.78%) NUnit
11 17 (21.52%) Test Automation
12 16 (20.25%) Selenium
13 15 (18.99%) C++
13 15 (18.99%) C
14 13 (16.46%) Visual Studio
14 13 (16.46%) Performance Testing
14 13 (16.46%) User Stories
15 12 (15.19%) MbUnit
15 12 (15.19%) Scrum
15 12 (15.19%) SQL
15 12 (15.19%) UNIX
15 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
16 11 (13.92%) Linux
17 10 (12.66%) DNA
17 10 (12.66%) Java
17 10 (12.66%) Law
17 10 (12.66%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (7.59%) IIS
2 2 (2.53%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.80%) Network Security
3 1 (1.27%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) NUnit
2 16 (20.25%) Selenium
3 13 (16.46%) Visual Studio
4 12 (15.19%) MbUnit
5 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.33%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.06%) MSTest
7 4 (5.06%) LabVIEW
8 3 (3.80%) VectorCAST
8 3 (3.80%) JUnit
8 3 (3.80%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (3.80%) JMeter
8 3 (3.80%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (2.53%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.27%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.27%) Subversion
10 1 (1.27%) JIRA
10 1 (1.27%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (12.66%) Law
1 10 (12.66%) Manufacturing
1 10 (12.66%) Military
2 6 (7.59%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Electronics
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.24%) .NET
2 6 (7.59%) WCF
2 6 (7.59%) XML
3 3 (3.80%) SOAP
3 3 (3.80%) Web Services
3 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.53%) JSP
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) Middleware
5 1 (1.27%) jQuery
5 1 (1.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.66%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.06%) Open Source
3 4 (5.06%) CCTV
3 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.27%) Handset
4 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.27%) Physics
4 1 (1.27%) Life Science
4 1 (1.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.97%) Windows
2 12 (15.19%) UNIX
3 11 (13.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (49.37%) Software Testing
2 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.91%) Software Engineering
4 18 (22.78%) Automated Testing
5 17 (21.52%) Test Automation
6 13 (16.46%) Performance Testing
6 13 (16.46%) User Stories
7 12 (15.19%) Scrum
8 10 (12.66%) DNA
9 9 (11.39%) Validation
10 7 (8.86%) Manual Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Black-Box Testing
11 6 (7.59%) Test Scripting
11 6 (7.59%) Unit Testing
11 6 (7.59%) Web Testing
11 6 (7.59%) TDD
11 6 (7.59%) UML
12 4 (5.06%) Workflow
12 4 (5.06%) OO
12 4 (5.06%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) C#
2 15 (18.99%) C++
2 15 (18.99%) C
3 12 (15.19%) SQL
4 10 (12.66%) Java
5 9 (11.39%) Python
6 3 (3.80%) VBScript
6 3 (3.80%) PHP
7 2 (2.53%) Ruby
7 2 (2.53%) VB
8 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.27%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 32 (40.51%) ISEB
2 29 (36.71%) ISTQB
2 29 (36.71%) Degree
3 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.05%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) IBM
3 2 (2.53%) Adobe
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle
4 1 (1.27%) HP
4 1 (1.27%) Citrix
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