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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 403 432 428
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 43 41 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 35 36 51
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
18504 20599 22826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.84% 96.99% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15728 16476 18291
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Hampshire +12 18 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Surrey -4 16 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Berkshire +1 4 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +24 2 £30,000 -11.76%
West Sussex -7 2 £32,500 +12.06%
Kent -4 1 £25,500 -36.25%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 57 (67.06%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (55.29%) SQL
3 34 (40.00%) C#
3 34 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 33 (38.82%) Test Automation
5 32 (37.65%) Degree
6 31 (36.47%) Software Testing
7 29 (34.12%) Selenium
7 29 (34.12%) Windows
8 27 (31.76%) Java
9 25 (29.41%) Python
9 25 (29.41%) QA
10 24 (28.24%) WebDriver
11 22 (25.88%) Functional Testing
12 21 (24.71%) JavaScript
12 21 (24.71%) T-SQL
13 20 (23.53%) Ruby
14 19 (22.35%) PHP
15 17 (20.00%) Web Services
15 17 (20.00%) JIRA
15 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (18.82%) Microsoft
16 16 (18.82%) MySQL
16 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
17 15 (17.65%) Scrum
18 14 (16.47%) ISEB
18 14 (16.47%) Linux
18 14 (16.47%) Automated Testing
18 14 (16.47%) Test Strategy

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) HTTP
1 2 (2.35%) Modbus
1 2 (2.35%) Profibus
1 2 (2.35%) VoIP
2 1 (1.18%) Firewall
2 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.82%) MySQL
1 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (34.12%) Selenium
2 24 (28.24%) WebDriver
3 17 (20.00%) JIRA
4 14 (16.47%) Protractor
5 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
6 10 (11.76%) Bugzilla
7 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
7 9 (10.59%) JMeter
7 9 (10.59%) Subversion
8 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
9 5 (5.88%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.53%) NUnit
11 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.35%) HP UFT
12 2 (2.35%) InstallShield
12 2 (2.35%) Maven
12 2 (2.35%) Rhino Mocks
13 1 (1.18%) MSTest
13 1 (1.18%) PHPUnit
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.24%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.88%) Marketing
5 4 (4.71%) Electronics
6 3 (3.53%) Aerospace
6 3 (3.53%) Automotive
6 3 (3.53%) Retail
7 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.00%) Web Services
2 12 (14.12%) .NET
3 9 (10.59%) HTML
4 8 (9.41%) LAMP
4 8 (9.41%) XML
5 6 (7.06%) XHTML
6 3 (3.53%) CSS
7 2 (2.35%) CSS3
7 2 (2.35%) HTML5
7 2 (2.35%) SOAP
8 1 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.18%) JSON
8 1 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
1 9 (10.59%) IVR
1 9 (10.59%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.71%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.12%) Windows
2 14 (16.47%) Linux
3 6 (7.06%) Unix
4 3 (3.53%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (67.06%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 33 (38.82%) Test Automation
4 31 (36.47%) Software Testing
5 22 (25.88%) Functional Testing
6 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (17.65%) Scrum
9 14 (16.47%) Automated Testing
9 14 (16.47%) Test Strategy
10 13 (15.29%) BDD
11 12 (14.12%) SDLC
11 12 (14.12%) TDD
12 11 (12.94%) Automation Testing
12 11 (12.94%) Regression Testing
12 11 (12.94%) Test Scripting
13 10 (11.76%) Workflow
14 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
14 9 (10.59%) Load Testing
14 9 (10.59%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (55.29%) SQL
2 34 (40.00%) C#
3 27 (31.76%) Java
4 25 (29.41%) Python
5 21 (24.71%) JavaScript
5 21 (24.71%) T-SQL
6 20 (23.53%) Ruby
7 19 (22.35%) PHP
8 8 (9.41%) C
8 8 (9.41%) C++
9 6 (7.06%) Perl
10 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (37.65%) Degree
2 14 (16.47%) ISEB
3 11 (12.94%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.41%) QA
2 6 (7.06%) SDET
3 3 (3.53%) ECSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Ansible
1 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.06%) Oracle
3 4 (4.71%) SAP
4 3 (3.53%) QNX
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
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