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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 232 238 228
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 20 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 2
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,800 £38,400 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -0.66%
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
5516 5711 5293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.04% 97.46% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4613 4858 4507
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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
Gloucestershire +14 11 £44,000 +17.33% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £35,000 - 2
Bristol -4 3 £28,000 -6.66% 5
Somerset - 2 £32,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Degree
2 17 (53.13%) Java
3 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
4 12 (37.50%) XML
4 12 (37.50%) OO
5 11 (34.38%) C++
5 11 (34.38%) Unix
5 11 (34.38%) J2EE
5 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
6 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 10 (31.25%) DV Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) Android
7 9 (28.13%) Apple iOS
7 9 (28.13%) Data Analytics
7 9 (28.13%) Analytics
7 9 (28.13%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (28.13%) C
8 8 (25.00%) Perl
8 8 (25.00%) VB
8 8 (25.00%) Python
8 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (21.88%) Windows
9 7 (21.88%) Scrum
10 6 (18.75%) QA
10 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
10 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
11 5 (15.63%) JUnit
11 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (15.63%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
1 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
1 5 (15.63%) JUnit
1 5 (15.63%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) Maven
2 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) XML
2 11 (34.38%) J2EE
3 3 (9.38%) Java EE
4 2 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Unix
2 9 (28.13%) Android
2 9 (28.13%) Apple iOS
3 7 (21.88%) Windows
4 2 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) OO
3 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
4 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Analytics
5 9 (28.13%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (28.13%) Data Analytics
6 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (21.88%) Scrum
8 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
9 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (15.63%) System Testing
10 4 (12.50%) BDD
10 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 4 (12.50%) MVC
11 3 (9.38%) ERP
11 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
11 3 (9.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) C++
3 9 (28.13%) C
4 8 (25.00%) Perl
4 8 (25.00%) Python
4 8 (25.00%) VB
5 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.38%) SQL
6 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Degree
2 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
3 10 (31.25%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) PhD
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.13%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Telerik
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