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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 202 205 214
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 20 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.41% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 12
Average salary £40,500 £32,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.61% -44.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
4689 4619 5204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 95.13% 95.49% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3841 3702 4472
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
Guildford +21 13 £32,500 +8.33%
Woking -3 5 £40,500 +24.61%
Redhill - 4 £55,000 -
Reigate - 3 £55,000 -
Leatherhead - 3 £55,000 -
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 20 (71.43%) .NET
1 20 (71.43%) Automated Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 15 (53.57%) C#
3 15 (53.57%) ISEB
4 14 (50.00%) SQL
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 13 (46.43%) Scrum
6 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (35.71%) QA
6 10 (35.71%) WCF
6 10 (35.71%) Windows
6 10 (35.71%) UML
6 10 (35.71%) IIS
6 10 (35.71%) Black-Box Testing
6 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
7 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (32.14%) XML
7 9 (32.14%) Selenium
7 9 (32.14%) Degree
8 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (21.43%) TDD
10 5 (17.86%) Finance
11 4 (14.29%) Validation
11 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 4 (14.29%) OO
11 4 (14.29%) OOD
11 4 (14.29%) CCTV

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 10 (35.71%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Selenium
2 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.71%) NUnit
4 3 (10.71%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (7.14%) MSTest
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) WCF
3 9 (32.14%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
1 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (14.29%) CCTV
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Automated Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 13 (46.43%) Scrum
4 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) UML
4 10 (35.71%) Black-Box Testing
5 6 (21.43%) TDD
6 4 (14.29%) OO
6 4 (14.29%) OOD
6 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Validation
6 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.71%) User Stories
7 3 (10.71%) Workflow
7 3 (10.71%) SOA
7 3 (10.71%) Code Coverage
7 3 (10.71%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) C#
2 14 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) ISEB
2 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (32.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle