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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 203 229 230
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 29 23 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.40% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.41% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 9
Median salary £40,000 £36,250 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,950 £38,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
4880 5635 5740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.50% 97.17% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4055 4694 4858
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -14 11 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Somerset +2 7 £40,000 +50.94%
Wiltshire +18 6 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Devon - 3 £28,591 -
Cornwall - 1 £40,000 -
Dorset - 1 £22,500 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (62.90%) Java
3 33 (53.23%) Python
4 29 (46.77%) Software Engineering
5 27 (43.55%) Security Cleared
6 26 (41.94%) C++
6 26 (41.94%) Linux
7 25 (40.32%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (37.10%) Perl
8 23 (37.10%) DV Cleared
9 20 (32.26%) Software Testing
10 19 (30.65%) Selenium
10 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
11 16 (25.81%) SQL
11 16 (25.81%) C#
11 16 (25.81%) SDLC
12 14 (22.58%) VB
12 14 (22.58%) Unix
12 14 (22.58%) Degree
12 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
13 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
13 13 (20.97%) Windows
13 13 (20.97%) C
14 12 (19.35%) Validation
14 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (17.74%) Spock
16 10 (16.13%) VMware
16 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
16 10 (16.13%) Hyper-V
16 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure

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 1 (1.61%) FileNet
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) SSL
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Big Data
1 2 (3.23%) MySQL
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) DB2
2 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) Selenium
2 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
3 11 (17.74%) Spock
4 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
5 7 (11.29%) JIRA
6 5 (8.06%) Geb
6 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
6 5 (8.06%) JMeter
6 5 (8.06%) JUnit
6 5 (8.06%) Travis CI
7 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.61%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.61%) Calabash
8 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.61%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.61%) Xcode
General
1 10 (16.13%) Games
2 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.45%) Electronics
3 4 (6.45%) Finance
4 3 (4.84%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.23%) Automotive
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) Java EE
1 9 (14.52%) STL
2 4 (6.45%) J2EE
2 4 (6.45%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (1.61%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) Cybercrime
4 2 (3.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 26 (41.94%) Linux
2 14 (22.58%) Unix
3 13 (20.97%) Windows
4 7 (11.29%) Android
5 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) Software Engineering
3 25 (40.32%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (32.26%) Software Testing
5 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
6 16 (25.81%) SDLC
7 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
8 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (19.35%) Validation
9 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Automated Testing
10 9 (14.52%) BDD
10 9 (14.52%) Coaching
10 9 (14.52%) Ethical Hacking
10 9 (14.52%) Functional Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
10 9 (14.52%) Multithreading
10 9 (14.52%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) Java
2 33 (53.23%) Python
3 26 (41.94%) C++
4 23 (37.10%) Perl
5 16 (25.81%) C#
5 16 (25.81%) SQL
6 14 (22.58%) VB
7 13 (20.97%) C
8 9 (14.52%) Objective-C
9 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
10 5 (8.06%) Groovy
11 2 (3.23%) Ada
11 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 2 (3.23%) Embedded C
11 2 (3.23%) Embedded C++
11 2 (3.23%) PHP
12 1 (1.61%) Clojure
12 1 (1.61%) Go
12 1 (1.61%) VBA
12 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (43.55%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.10%) DV Cleared
3 14 (22.58%) Degree
4 9 (14.52%) CCNA
4 9 (14.52%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (14.52%) CISSP
4 9 (14.52%) CompTIA Security+
4 9 (14.52%) GIAC
4 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
4 9 (14.52%) Linux+ Certification
4 9 (14.52%) MCSE
4 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (14.52%) Network+ Certification
4 9 (14.52%) SANS
4 9 (14.52%) Security+ Certification
4 9 (14.52%) SSCP
5 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.45%) ISEB
7 4 (6.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Def Stans
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Hyper-V
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) VMware
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) SAP
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