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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 204 235 226
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 51 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.15% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 44 9 10
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
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
5473 6027 5644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.76% 97.41% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4590 4942 4723
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £55,648
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 24 £30,000 -26.82%
Gloucestershire - 21 £50,000 - 2
Dorset +7 2 £28,250 -24.66%
Wiltshire -2 2 £31,250 +56.25%
Somerset - 1 £40,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 47 (73.44%) Software Engineering
2 34 (53.13%) C++
2 34 (53.13%) Security Cleared
3 28 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (40.63%) Android
4 26 (40.63%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (39.06%) Python
5 25 (39.06%) Telecoms
6 24 (37.50%) Java
7 22 (34.38%) Degree
8 20 (31.25%) DV Cleared
8 20 (31.25%) J2EE
9 19 (29.69%) Data Analytics
9 19 (29.69%) Analytics
9 19 (29.69%) Apple iOS
10 16 (25.00%) Unix
10 16 (25.00%) OO
11 15 (23.44%) XML
11 15 (23.44%) Automated Testing
12 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
13 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (17.19%) Perl
14 11 (17.19%) SQL
14 11 (17.19%) VB
15 10 (15.63%) JUnit
15 10 (15.63%) C
15 10 (15.63%) Regression Testing
15 10 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (14.06%) System Testing
17 7 (10.94%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (1.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) Big Data
1 7 (10.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) JUnit
2 7 (10.94%) JBehave
3 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.69%) Selenium
5 1 (1.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (39.06%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 5 (7.81%) Games
4 4 (6.25%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Advertising
5 2 (3.13%) Electronics
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.56%) Automotive
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.25%) J2EE
2 15 (23.44%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Cybercrime
1 7 (10.94%) Digital Media
1 7 (10.94%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.63%) Android
2 19 (29.69%) Apple iOS
3 16 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (73.44%) Software Engineering
2 28 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (40.63%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (29.69%) Analytics
4 19 (29.69%) Data Analytics
5 16 (25.00%) OO
6 15 (23.44%) Automated Testing
7 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
8 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.63%) Regression Testing
9 10 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (14.06%) System Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Scrum
11 7 (10.94%) Test Planning
11 7 (10.94%) Validation
12 6 (9.38%) SDLC
12 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
13 5 (7.81%) ERP
13 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
13 5 (7.81%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.13%) C++
2 25 (39.06%) Python
3 24 (37.50%) Java
4 11 (17.19%) Perl
4 11 (17.19%) SQL
4 11 (17.19%) VB
5 10 (15.63%) C
6 7 (10.94%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.94%) Ruby
7 1 (1.56%) Ada
Qualifications
1 34 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 22 (34.38%) Degree
3 20 (31.25%) DV Cleared
4 7 (10.94%) PhD
5 3 (4.69%) ISEB
5 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Telerik
3 1 (1.56%) Rally
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
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