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

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 206 235 244
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 29 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 12
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £37,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,550 £39,800
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
5115 5569 6309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.17% 96.90% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4308 4720 5250
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -6 15 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Wiltshire - 6 £35,000 -
Bristol +13 3 £47,500 +5.55%
Devon - 3 £28,591 -
Cornwall - 2 £40,000 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 53 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (69.35%) Java
3 40 (64.52%) Python
4 37 (59.68%) C++
4 37 (59.68%) Security Cleared
5 36 (58.06%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (56.45%) Software Engineering
7 30 (48.39%) DV Cleared
8 28 (45.16%) Perl
9 23 (37.10%) Linux
10 22 (35.48%) C
10 22 (35.48%) C#
10 22 (35.48%) Degree
11 20 (32.26%) VB
11 20 (32.26%) Unix
12 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (29.03%) Reverse Engineering
13 18 (29.03%) Games
13 18 (29.03%) Objective-C
13 18 (29.03%) Mentoring
13 18 (29.03%) Coaching
14 16 (25.81%) Android
14 16 (25.81%) Windows
14 16 (25.81%) SQL
15 15 (24.19%) Software Testing
16 14 (22.58%) J2EE
16 14 (22.58%) XML
17 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
18 12 (19.35%) STL
18 12 (19.35%) MCSE

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 (9.68%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) SSL
2 6 (9.68%) HTTP
2 6 (9.68%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Big Data
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Selenium
2 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.84%) Jasmine
3 3 (4.84%) JUnit
3 3 (4.84%) Protractor
3 3 (4.84%) Spock
3 3 (4.84%) TestNG
4 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.61%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA
5 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.61%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (29.03%) Games
2 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.06%) Electronics
4 4 (6.45%) Finance
4 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.84%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.84%) Marketing
6 2 (3.23%) Automotive
7 1 (1.61%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) J2EE
1 14 (22.58%) XML
2 12 (19.35%) Java EE
2 12 (19.35%) STL
3 10 (16.13%) HTML
4 6 (9.68%) EJB
4 6 (9.68%) Hibernate
4 6 (9.68%) Spring
5 5 (8.06%) .NET
6 3 (4.84%) CSS
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.61%) REST
7 1 (1.61%) SOAP
7 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) iPhone
2 6 (9.68%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.23%) Cybercrime
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Linux
2 20 (32.26%) Unix
3 16 (25.81%) Android
3 16 (25.81%) Windows
4 8 (12.90%) Apple iOS
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (58.06%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (56.45%) Software Engineering
4 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (29.03%) Coaching
5 18 (29.03%) Mentoring
5 18 (29.03%) Reverse Engineering
6 15 (24.19%) Software Testing
7 12 (19.35%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (19.35%) Multithreading
7 12 (19.35%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (19.35%) SDLC
7 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 11 (17.74%) Automated Testing
9 10 (16.13%) Validation
10 9 (14.52%) OO
11 8 (12.90%) Analytics
11 8 (12.90%) Data Analytics
11 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
12 6 (9.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (69.35%) Java
2 40 (64.52%) Python
3 37 (59.68%) C++
4 28 (45.16%) Perl
5 22 (35.48%) C
5 22 (35.48%) C#
6 20 (32.26%) VB
7 18 (29.03%) Objective-C
8 16 (25.81%) SQL
9 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.23%) Ada
10 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.23%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.23%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.61%) Clojure
11 1 (1.61%) Go
11 1 (1.61%) PHP
11 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (59.68%) Security Cleared
2 30 (48.39%) DV Cleared
3 22 (35.48%) Degree
4 12 (19.35%) CCNA
4 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (19.35%) CISSP
4 12 (19.35%) CompTIA Security+
4 12 (19.35%) GIAC
4 12 (19.35%) Linux+ Certification
4 12 (19.35%) MCSE
4 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (19.35%) Network+ Certification
4 12 (19.35%) SANS
4 12 (19.35%) Security+ Certification
4 12 (19.35%) SSCP
5 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
6 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
6 6 (9.68%) PhD
7 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Def Stans
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Hyper-V
1 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) VMware
2 6 (9.68%) Atlassian
2 6 (9.68%) Cisco
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) SAP
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.61%) HP
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