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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 207 238 234
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 18 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 10
Median salary £37,500 £44,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.77% +27.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,327 £36,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,700 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
4721 5422 5889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.70% 97.26% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3933 4605 5001
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 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -9 10 £39,000 -11.36%
Somerset +5 2 £41,250 +10.00%
Cornwall - 2 £40,000 -
Dorset +23 1 £22,500 -49.43% 1
Wiltshire +17 1 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Bristol - 1 £32,500 - 3
Devon - 1 £28,591 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (69.49%) Java
3 40 (67.80%) Python
4 36 (61.02%) C++
4 36 (61.02%) Security Cleared
5 35 (59.32%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (50.85%) DV Cleared
6 30 (50.85%) Software Engineering
6 30 (50.85%) Perl
7 27 (45.76%) Linux
8 19 (32.20%) Unix
8 19 (32.20%) C
8 19 (32.20%) VB
8 19 (32.20%) Degree
9 17 (28.81%) Test Scripting
10 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
10 16 (27.12%) C#
11 15 (25.42%) Games
11 15 (25.42%) Objective-C
11 15 (25.42%) Reverse Engineering
11 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
11 15 (25.42%) Coaching
12 13 (22.03%) SDLC
12 13 (22.03%) Validation
12 13 (22.03%) Windows
13 12 (20.34%) STL
13 12 (20.34%) GIAC
13 12 (20.34%) MCSE
13 12 (20.34%) CCNA

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 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) SSL
2 3 (5.08%) HTTP
2 3 (5.08%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Big Data
2 2 (3.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Selenium
2 11 (18.64%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.47%) Spock
4 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.39%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.39%) JIRA
6 1 (1.69%) Geb
6 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.69%) JMeter
6 1 (1.69%) JUnit
6 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.69%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (25.42%) Games
2 9 (15.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Electronics
4 3 (5.08%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.39%) Automotive
5 2 (3.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) Java EE
1 12 (20.34%) STL
2 10 (16.95%) J2EE
2 10 (16.95%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) EJB
3 3 (5.08%) Hibernate
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) Spring
4 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.69%) REST
4 1 (1.69%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) iPhone
3 3 (5.08%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.39%) Cybercrime
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.76%) Linux
2 19 (32.20%) Unix
3 13 (22.03%) Windows
4 12 (20.34%) Android
5 7 (11.86%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Phone
7 2 (3.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (59.32%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (50.85%) Software Engineering
4 17 (28.81%) Test Scripting
5 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
6 15 (25.42%) Coaching
6 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
6 15 (25.42%) Reverse Engineering
7 13 (22.03%) SDLC
7 13 (22.03%) Validation
8 12 (20.34%) Ethical Hacking
8 12 (20.34%) Multithreading
8 12 (20.34%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (13.56%) OO
10 7 (11.86%) Analytics
10 7 (11.86%) BDD
10 7 (11.86%) Data Analytics
10 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
11 6 (10.17%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (69.49%) Java
2 40 (67.80%) Python
3 36 (61.02%) C++
4 30 (50.85%) Perl
5 19 (32.20%) C
5 19 (32.20%) VB
6 16 (27.12%) C#
7 15 (25.42%) Objective-C
8 11 (18.64%) SQL
9 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.39%) Ada
10 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.39%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.69%) Clojure
11 1 (1.69%) Go
11 1 (1.69%) Groovy
11 1 (1.69%) PHP
11 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (61.02%) Security Cleared
2 30 (50.85%) DV Cleared
3 19 (32.20%) Degree
4 12 (20.34%) CCNA
4 12 (20.34%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (20.34%) CISSP
4 12 (20.34%) CompTIA Security+
4 12 (20.34%) GIAC
4 12 (20.34%) Linux+ Certification
4 12 (20.34%) MCSE
4 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (20.34%) Network+ Certification
4 12 (20.34%) SANS
4 12 (20.34%) Security+ Certification
4 12 (20.34%) SSCP
5 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
6 6 (10.17%) PhD
7 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (3.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) Def Stans
System Software
1 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
1 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) VMware
2 3 (5.08%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
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