The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 229 197 202
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 9 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 17
Average salary £37,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,250 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,400 £37,500 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.87%
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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5915 4834 5506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.11% 95.01% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4943 4184 4878
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South West region.

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
Bristol -11 4 £37,000 +23.33%
Gloucestershire - 3 £55,000 -
Dorset - 2 £22,500 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) Perl
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
5 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
6 4 (25.00%) QA
6 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 2 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Remedy
8 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 1 (6.25%) Office 365
9 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
9 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (6.25%) Network Management
9 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
9 1 (6.25%) Usability Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) RIP
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) E-Learning
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.25%) HOOD
7 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Network Management
7 1 (6.25%) Usability Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) Perl
2 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) VMware