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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 423 401 416
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 15 41 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.073% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14 40 28
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,100 £44,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +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
19601 21628 21215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.13% 94.78% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15851 17539 17558
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 £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 8 £37,500 -3.84%
Kent +11 3 £40,000 +33.33% 1
West Sussex +2 2 £29,000 +23.40% 1
Berkshire -5 2 £38,750 +40.90%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.12%) Selenium
3 27 (39.71%) QA
4 25 (36.76%) Degree
4 25 (36.76%) Computer Science
5 24 (35.29%) Test Automation
6 22 (32.35%) Software Testing
7 21 (30.88%) .NET
8 20 (29.41%) Java
9 17 (25.00%) C#
10 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
11 15 (22.06%) C++
11 15 (22.06%) UNIX
11 15 (22.06%) Linux
12 14 (20.59%) Python
12 14 (20.59%) Automated Testing
13 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
13 13 (19.12%) Finance
13 13 (19.12%) ISEB
13 13 (19.12%) Windows
14 12 (17.65%) SQL
14 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (17.65%) Manual Testing
14 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
15 11 (16.18%) Scrum
16 10 (14.71%) HTML
16 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
16 10 (14.71%) CSS
16 10 (14.71%) C
16 10 (14.71%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.29%) Network Security
3 2 (2.94%) SSH
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
4 1 (1.47%) CTI
4 1 (1.47%) 3G
4 1 (1.47%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) 2G
4 1 (1.47%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (44.12%) Selenium
2 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 10 (14.71%) WebDriver
4 9 (13.24%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (11.76%) NUnit
6 6 (8.82%) PyUnit
7 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.41%) Bugzilla
8 3 (4.41%) Subversion
9 2 (2.94%) Maven
9 2 (2.94%) Toad
9 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.47%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (1.47%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.47%) WATIR
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Electronics
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) .NET
2 10 (14.71%) HTML
2 10 (14.71%) CSS
2 10 (14.71%) jQuery
3 4 (5.88%) XML
4 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.94%) HTML5
6 1 (1.47%) J2EE
6 1 (1.47%) SOAP
6 1 (1.47%) CGI
6 1 (1.47%) WinForms
6 1 (1.47%) REST
6 1 (1.47%) WPF
6 1 (1.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (36.76%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.94%) iPad
4 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.06%) UNIX
1 15 (22.06%) Linux
2 13 (19.12%) Windows
3 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
3 7 (10.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 22 (32.35%) Software Testing
4 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 14 (20.59%) Automated Testing
6 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 11 (16.18%) Scrum
8 10 (14.71%) OOP
8 10 (14.71%) Automation Testing
9 9 (13.24%) Web Testing
9 9 (13.24%) Test Scripting
10 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
10 8 (11.76%) System Testing
10 8 (11.76%) Test Planning
11 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
11 7 (10.29%) User Stories
12 2 (2.94%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Java
2 17 (25.00%) C#
3 15 (22.06%) C++
4 14 (20.59%) Python
5 12 (17.65%) SQL
6 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.71%) C
7 2 (2.94%) Ruby
7 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.94%) Perl
8 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (36.76%) Degree
2 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
2 13 (19.12%) ISEB
3 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (39.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) VirtualBox
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.94%) KVM
2 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Google
2 2 (2.94%) VMware
2 2 (2.94%) Apple
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
Kent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Opportunity
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago