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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 230 221 171
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 10 4 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.076% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.080% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 49
Average salary £35,750 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £27,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +19.40%
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
5720 5031 5233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.22% 95.56% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4835 4276 4642
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,950 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Dorset - 5 £37,500 - 1
Bristol -7 3 £30,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -3 1 £38,000 +38.18%
Wiltshire - 1 £20,000 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) OO
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) Perl
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) C++
4 5 (29.41%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) PKI
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Cyber Security
6 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
6 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) NoSQL

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) VPN
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
2 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 7 (41.18%) OO
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
4 3 (17.65%) Cyber Security
4 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) V-Model
5 2 (11.76%) Scalability Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) Perl
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C++
2 5 (29.41%) Python
2 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) C
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
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