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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 393 405 402
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 45 48 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 41 46 22
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 £29,000 £30,050
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £55,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
19717 21123 20195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.62% 94.88% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16358 16603 16647
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 £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 28 August 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 +15 14 £30,000 -23.07% 3
Surrey -5 11 £42,500 +4.93% 4
Berkshire +2 7 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Isle of Wight - 4 £35,000 - 2
Kent - 3 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire +3 1 £38,000 +42.05%
West Sussex -6 1 £28,000 -30.00%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (52.63%) Degree
2 27 (47.37%) Windows
3 21 (36.84%) C#
3 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
5 19 (33.33%) QA
6 17 (29.82%) SQL
6 17 (29.82%) Linux
6 17 (29.82%) Python
7 16 (28.07%) ISTQB
8 15 (26.32%) C++
8 15 (26.32%) UNIX
9 14 (24.56%) Selenium
9 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
10 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
10 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
10 13 (22.81%) Scrum
11 12 (21.05%) ISEB
11 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
11 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
12 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
13 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
14 8 (14.04%) BDD
14 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
14 8 (14.04%) C
15 7 (12.28%) Oracle
15 7 (12.28%) .NET
15 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
15 7 (12.28%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.75%) VoIP
3 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.75%) CTI
3 1 (1.75%) SSH
3 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MySQL
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Selenium
2 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
3 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.77%) Subversion
4 4 (7.02%) eggPlant
4 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.26%) JIRA
6 2 (3.51%) NUnit
7 1 (1.75%) TestNG
7 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.75%) Ant
7 1 (1.75%) JUnit
7 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.75%) Toad
7 1 (1.75%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Electronics
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
2 4 (7.02%) HTML
3 3 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) Qt
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) J2EE
5 1 (1.75%) CGI
5 1 (1.75%) LAMP
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) Telematics
5 3 (5.26%) User Experience
6 2 (3.51%) iPad
7 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 17 (29.82%) Linux
3 15 (26.32%) UNIX
4 3 (5.26%) Android
4 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
3 13 (22.81%) Scrum
3 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
3 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
4 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 8 (14.04%) BDD
7 7 (12.28%) User Stories
7 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.53%) TDD
9 5 (8.77%) Web Development
9 5 (8.77%) Test Planning
10 4 (7.02%) SDLC
10 4 (7.02%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.02%) OO
10 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
11 3 (5.26%) Network Planning
11 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) C#
2 17 (29.82%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) Python
3 15 (26.32%) C++
4 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
4 8 (14.04%) C
5 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.77%) Perl
7 4 (7.02%) Delphi
8 1 (1.75%) Java
8 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (52.63%) Degree
2 16 (28.07%) ISTQB
3 12 (21.05%) ISEB
4 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.75%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.51%) VirtualBox
1 2 (3.51%) KVM
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) TOWER Software
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) Google
4 2 (3.51%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) QNX
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Horley, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago