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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 214 229 223
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 39 17 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 35 14 12
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,155 £38,150 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £39,900
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
5470 5800 5938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.54% 97.04% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4631 4913 4973
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +5 23 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Wiltshire - 7 £35,000 - 2
Bristol +9 4 £32,500 -
Devon - 4 £28,591 -
Dorset +16 1 £25,000 -9.09%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (70.77%) Software Engineering
2 46 (70.77%) Python
3 44 (67.69%) Java
4 39 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 38 (58.46%) Cybersecurity
6 36 (55.38%) C++
7 27 (41.54%) DV Cleared
8 26 (40.00%) C#
9 24 (36.92%) Perl
9 24 (36.92%) Android
10 23 (35.38%) SQL
11 22 (33.85%) C
12 21 (32.31%) VB
12 21 (32.31%) Unix
13 19 (29.23%) J2EE
13 19 (29.23%) Games
13 19 (29.23%) Reverse Engineering
13 19 (29.23%) Objective-C
13 19 (29.23%) Mentoring
13 19 (29.23%) Coaching
14 18 (27.69%) Automated Testing
14 18 (27.69%) Degree
14 18 (27.69%) XML
15 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (24.62%) Telecoms
17 15 (23.08%) JavaScript
17 15 (23.08%) Windows
17 15 (23.08%) Linux
18 13 (20.00%) SSL

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 8 (12.31%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) SSL
2 8 (12.31%) HTTP
2 8 (12.31%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) Big Data
2 5 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) JUnit
2 7 (10.77%) Selenium
3 6 (9.23%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.69%) JBehave
4 5 (7.69%) JIRA
5 3 (4.62%) Appium
5 3 (4.62%) Calabash
5 3 (4.62%) Gatling
5 3 (4.62%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.62%) JMeter
5 3 (4.62%) Protractor
5 3 (4.62%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.62%) Spock
5 3 (4.62%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.62%) TestNG
6 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.54%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (29.23%) Games
2 16 (24.62%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.23%) Electronics
3 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.54%) Automotive
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) J2EE
2 18 (27.69%) XML
3 12 (18.46%) HTML
4 11 (16.92%) Java EE
4 11 (16.92%) STL
5 8 (12.31%) EJB
5 8 (12.31%) Hibernate
5 8 (12.31%) Spring
6 5 (7.69%) .NET
7 3 (4.62%) CSS
8 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.54%) REST
8 1 (1.54%) SOAP
8 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
1 8 (12.31%) iPhone
1 8 (12.31%) Visualisation
2 5 (7.69%) Cybercrime
2 5 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.62%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Android
2 21 (32.31%) Unix
3 15 (23.08%) Linux
3 15 (23.08%) Windows
4 11 (16.92%) Apple iOS
5 8 (12.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (70.77%) Software Engineering
3 38 (58.46%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (29.23%) Coaching
4 19 (29.23%) Mentoring
4 19 (29.23%) Reverse Engineering
5 18 (27.69%) Automated Testing
6 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Analytics
8 11 (16.92%) Data Analytics
8 11 (16.92%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (16.92%) Multithreading
8 11 (16.92%) OO
8 11 (16.92%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (12.31%) Android Development
9 8 (12.31%) iOS Development
9 8 (12.31%) Mobile Development
9 8 (12.31%) TOGAF
9 8 (12.31%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (70.77%) Python
2 44 (67.69%) Java
3 36 (55.38%) C++
4 26 (40.00%) C#
5 24 (36.92%) Perl
6 23 (35.38%) SQL
7 22 (33.85%) C
8 21 (32.31%) VB
9 19 (29.23%) Objective-C
10 15 (23.08%) JavaScript
11 6 (9.23%) Ruby
12 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.54%) Ada
13 1 (1.54%) Clojure
13 1 (1.54%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.54%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.54%) Go
13 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (41.54%) DV Cleared
3 18 (27.69%) Degree
4 11 (16.92%) CCNA
4 11 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (16.92%) CISSP
4 11 (16.92%) CompTIA Security+
4 11 (16.92%) GIAC
4 11 (16.92%) Linux+ Certification
4 11 (16.92%) MCSE
4 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (16.92%) Network+ Certification
4 11 (16.92%) SANS
4 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
4 11 (16.92%) Security+ Certification
4 11 (16.92%) SSCP
5 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
5 6 (9.23%) PhD
6 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (3.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) SDET
3 1 (1.54%) Def Stans
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Atlassian
1 8 (12.31%) Cisco
2 5 (7.69%) SAP
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.54%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) Rally
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