The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 212 238 235
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 27 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 5
Median salary £42,500 £38,250 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £38,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
5277 5649 5971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.22% 96.91% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4460 4809 4946
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,648
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 West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 29 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Gloucestershire +16 17 £51,250 +58.91% 3
Bristol +19 6 £43,750 +14.37%
Dorset - 2 £27,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 West region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (75.64%) Software Engineering
2 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 42 (53.85%) C++
4 40 (51.28%) Python
5 36 (46.15%) Java
6 35 (44.87%) Cybersecurity
7 31 (39.74%) Android
8 27 (34.62%) Telecoms
9 25 (32.05%) J2EE
9 25 (32.05%) DV Cleared
10 24 (30.77%) SQL
11 23 (29.49%) Automated Testing
12 22 (28.21%) Degree
13 21 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (25.64%) XML
15 19 (24.36%) C
16 18 (23.08%) Unix
17 17 (21.79%) Regression Testing
17 17 (21.79%) Apple iOS
17 17 (21.79%) Data Analytics
17 17 (21.79%) Analytics
18 16 (20.51%) Perl
18 16 (20.51%) C#
18 16 (20.51%) VB
19 15 (19.23%) Games
20 14 (17.95%) SSL
20 14 (17.95%) JUnit
20 14 (17.95%) OO
20 14 (17.95%) Software Testing

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.95%) SSL
2 6 (7.69%) HTTP
2 6 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) Big Data
2 8 (10.26%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) JUnit
2 10 (12.82%) JBehave
3 7 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.41%) JIRA
4 5 (6.41%) Selenium
5 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.85%) Appium
6 3 (3.85%) Calabash
6 3 (3.85%) Gatling
6 3 (3.85%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.85%) JMeter
6 3 (3.85%) Protractor
6 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.85%) TestNG
6 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.28%) FogBugz
General
1 27 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 15 (19.23%) Games
3 8 (10.26%) Finance
4 7 (8.97%) Manufacturing
5 5 (6.41%) Electronics
6 4 (5.13%) Banking
6 4 (5.13%) Marketing
7 2 (2.56%) Advertising
7 2 (2.56%) Legal
8 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.28%) Automotive
8 1 (1.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.05%) J2EE
2 20 (25.64%) XML
3 10 (12.82%) HTML
4 6 (7.69%) EJB
4 6 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 6 (7.69%) Spring
5 5 (6.41%) .NET
5 5 (6.41%) Java EE
6 4 (5.13%) STL
7 3 (3.85%) CSS
8 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (10.26%) Cybercrime
1 8 (10.26%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.97%) Digital Media
3 6 (7.69%) iPhone
3 6 (7.69%) Visualisation
4 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Android
2 18 (23.08%) Unix
3 17 (21.79%) Apple iOS
4 9 (11.54%) Windows
5 6 (7.69%) Windows Phone
6 4 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (75.64%) Software Engineering
2 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (44.87%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (29.49%) Automated Testing
5 21 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (21.79%) Analytics
6 17 (21.79%) Data Analytics
6 17 (21.79%) Regression Testing
7 14 (17.95%) OO
7 14 (17.95%) Software Testing
8 12 (15.38%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.82%) Coaching
9 10 (12.82%) Reverse Engineering
9 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (11.54%) Scrum
10 9 (11.54%) User Stories
11 8 (10.26%) Test Planning
12 7 (8.97%) SDLC
12 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
12 7 (8.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (53.85%) C++
2 40 (51.28%) Python
3 36 (46.15%) Java
4 24 (30.77%) SQL
5 19 (24.36%) C
6 16 (20.51%) C#
6 16 (20.51%) Perl
6 16 (20.51%) VB
7 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
7 10 (12.82%) Objective-C
7 10 (12.82%) Ruby
8 8 (10.26%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.28%) Ada
Qualifications
1 42 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 25 (32.05%) DV Cleared
3 22 (28.21%) Degree
4 6 (7.69%) PhD
5 5 (6.41%) ISTQB
5 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.13%) CCNA
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.13%) CISSP
6 4 (5.13%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (5.13%) GIAC
6 4 (5.13%) ISEB
6 4 (5.13%) Linux+ Certification
6 4 (5.13%) MCSE
6 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.13%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (5.13%) SANS
6 4 (5.13%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (5.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) SDET
3 1 (1.28%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Atlassian
1 6 (7.69%) Cisco
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) SAP
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (2.56%) Rally
4 2 (2.56%) Telerik
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