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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 404 369 417
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 44 95 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.46% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.47% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 39 89 24
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £21,400 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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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
Surrey -21 20 £45,000 - 2
Hampshire +26 18 £31,000 +16.98% 3
East Sussex +11 2 £45,000 +28.57%
West Sussex -7 2 - -
Kent +2 1 £25,500 -36.25% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,000 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 76 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (50.75%) SQL
3 62 (46.27%) Software Engineering
4 61 (45.52%) Software Testing
4 61 (45.52%) Degree
5 56 (41.79%) Test Automation
6 48 (35.82%) Selenium
7 46 (34.33%) QA
8 45 (33.58%) WebDriver
9 44 (32.84%) Java
10 42 (31.34%) JavaScript
10 42 (31.34%) Python
11 41 (30.60%) Windows
12 35 (26.12%) C#
13 34 (25.37%) Test Strategy
14 33 (24.63%) Linux
14 33 (24.63%) Ruby
15 32 (23.88%) Functional Testing
16 31 (23.13%) JIRA
16 31 (23.13%) MySQL
17 30 (22.39%) PHP
17 30 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (21.64%) Web Services
19 27 (20.15%) ISTQB
20 26 (19.40%) Protractor
21 25 (18.66%) Jenkins
22 24 (17.91%) JMeter
23 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
23 23 (17.16%) LAMP
23 23 (17.16%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) VoIP
2 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.49%) Modbus
3 2 (1.49%) Profibus
4 1 (0.75%) Firewall
4 1 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.13%) MySQL
2 21 (15.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (35.82%) Selenium
2 45 (33.58%) WebDriver
3 31 (23.13%) JIRA
4 26 (19.40%) Protractor
5 25 (18.66%) Jenkins
6 24 (17.91%) JMeter
7 15 (11.19%) Git (software)
8 13 (9.70%) Bugzilla
9 12 (8.96%) Subversion
10 9 (6.72%) Cucumber
11 7 (5.22%) InstallShield
12 4 (2.99%) NUnit
12 4 (2.99%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.24%) Eclipse
13 3 (2.24%) Gradle
13 3 (2.24%) IntelliJ
13 3 (2.24%) SpecFlow
13 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.49%) Ant
14 2 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 18 (13.43%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.21%) Finance
3 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.24%) Electronics
4 3 (2.24%) Marketing
5 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Games
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.64%) Web Services
2 23 (17.16%) LAMP
3 13 (9.70%) .NET
4 12 (8.96%) XML
5 6 (4.48%) HTML
6 5 (3.73%) Spring
7 4 (2.99%) CSS
8 3 (2.24%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.24%) XSD
9 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.49%) CSS3
9 2 (1.49%) HTML5
9 2 (1.49%) J2EE
10 1 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.75%) Behat
10 1 (0.75%) JSON
10 1 (0.75%) Protocol Buffers
10 1 (0.75%) RESTful
10 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.43%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.96%) IVR
2 12 (8.96%) Mobile App
3 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.22%) Mathematics
4 7 (5.22%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (2.24%) Social Media
5 3 (2.24%) Telematics
6 2 (1.49%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.60%) Windows
2 33 (24.63%) Linux
3 13 (9.70%) Unix
4 7 (5.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (46.27%) Software Engineering
3 61 (45.52%) Software Testing
4 56 (41.79%) Test Automation
5 34 (25.37%) Test Strategy
6 32 (23.88%) Functional Testing
7 30 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (17.16%) Test Scripting
8 23 (17.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (16.42%) Automated Testing
10 21 (15.67%) Scrum
10 21 (15.67%) Workflow
11 17 (12.69%) Regression Testing
12 14 (10.45%) Load Testing
13 13 (9.70%) Time Management
14 12 (8.96%) Automation Testing
14 12 (8.96%) E-Commerce
14 12 (8.96%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (8.96%) Unit Testing
14 12 (8.96%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (50.75%) SQL
2 44 (32.84%) Java
3 42 (31.34%) JavaScript
3 42 (31.34%) Python
4 35 (26.12%) C#
5 33 (24.63%) Ruby
6 30 (22.39%) PHP
7 20 (14.93%) T-SQL
8 17 (12.69%) C++
9 11 (8.21%) C
10 9 (6.72%) Perl
11 7 (5.22%) Bash Shell
11 7 (5.22%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.24%) Delphi
12 3 (2.24%) Groovy
13 1 (0.75%) Lua
Qualifications
1 61 (45.52%) Degree
2 27 (20.15%) ISTQB
3 16 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (8.21%) ISEB
5 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (34.33%) QA
2 10 (7.46%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.22%) Oracle
2 7 (5.22%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.24%) SAP
3 3 (2.24%) TOWER Software
4 2 (1.49%) VMware
5 1 (0.75%) Perforce
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