The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank - 223 218
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey - 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 6
Average salary - £35,000 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.82%
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
Software Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4141 4924 5044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 96.37% 95.63% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3464 4062 4116
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Surrey region.

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Java
4 10 (62.50%) Finance
4 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
5 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
5 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
5 9 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (56.25%) OOP
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) C#
7 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
8 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
8 3 (18.75%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (18.75%) QA
8 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 3 (18.75%) XML
9 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) ISEB
9 2 (12.50%) Maven
9 2 (12.50%) Service Management
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
2 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
3 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (12.50%) Maven
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) WATIR
5 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) WPF
3 1 (6.25%) Java EE
3 1 (6.25%) WinForms
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 9 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (56.25%) OOP
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Usability Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) VMware