The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 212 196 204
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 12 28 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.52% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.54% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9 27 13
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -1.47%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5538 5184 5377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.40% 96.57% 95.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4668 4573 4653
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Software Test Engineer
England

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - 6 £27,500 - 1
Bristol -10 4 £32,500 -
Cornwall - 1 £35,000 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) OO
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) Perl
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
4 5 (29.41%) Selenium
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) QA
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) Middleware
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
7 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) RIP
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
2 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.88%) NUnit
2 1 (5.88%) WATIR
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Games
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 7 (41.18%) OO
2 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
1 6 (35.29%) Perl
1 6 (35.29%) C#
1 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Delphi
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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