The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 695 744 796
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 223 234 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 188 171 175
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +17.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 within the UK.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +37 213 £40,000 -11.11% 40
South East +42 64 £35,500 -5.33% 8
East of England +51 54 £45,000 - 13
London +37 42 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Cambridgeshire +24 36 £45,000 -5.26% 9
Cambridge +9 33 £45,000 -5.26% 7
South West +26 27 £42,500 +11.11% 5
Surrey +34 24 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Gloucestershire +16 17 £51,250 +58.91% 3
Berkshire +11 14 £42,500 +41.66%
Yorkshire +2 13 £31,500 -10.00% 5
West Yorkshire -7 12 £31,500 -10.00% 3
Hertfordshire +22 11 £45,000 +63.63% 2
Hampshire +2 10 £30,000 -1.63% 2
Reading - 10 £42,500 -
Watford - 9 £45,000 -
West Midlands -5 8 £28,750 -4.16%
Leeds -11 8 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Bristol +19 6 £43,750 +14.37%
Leatherhead +16 6 £50,000 -
Woking -5 6 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 6 £35,500 -
Essex +6 5 - - 1
Warwickshire - 5 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire -14 4 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Middlesex - 4 £20,000 - 1
Wakefield - 4 £26,500 -
Warwick - 4 - -
Gloucester - 4 £52,500 - 1
Dagenham - 4 £42,500 -

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 287 (61.59%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (35.62%) Software Engineering
3 161 (34.55%) Java
4 149 (31.97%) SQL
5 145 (31.12%) Selenium
6 133 (28.54%) QA
7 127 (27.25%) Degree
8 126 (27.04%) Test Automation
9 120 (25.75%) Scrum
10 119 (25.54%) Software Testing
10 119 (25.54%) Python
11 114 (24.46%) C#
12 94 (20.17%) BDD
13 87 (18.67%) Automated Testing
14 84 (18.03%) C++
15 81 (17.38%) Web Services
16 76 (16.31%) Regression Testing
17 74 (15.88%) XML
17 74 (15.88%) TDD
18 72 (15.45%) Cucumber
18 72 (15.45%) Manual Testing
19 70 (15.02%) JUnit
19 70 (15.02%) ISEB
20 68 (14.59%) WebDriver
21 66 (14.16%) JavaScript
22 63 (13.52%) .NET
23 60 (12.88%) Finance
23 60 (12.88%) ISTQB
24 59 (12.66%) Windows
25 56 (12.02%) Test Scripting

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (1.50%) Confluence
2 6 (1.29%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.86%) CMS
4 3 (0.64%) IIS
5 2 (0.43%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.21%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.72%) MS Office
3 4 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.21%) FastStats
2 1 (0.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.93%) SaaS
2 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.08%) Internet
2 21 (4.51%) HTTP
3 16 (3.43%) SSL
4 8 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.29%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.64%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.43%) Firewall
7 2 (0.43%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.43%) RS-485
7 2 (0.43%) SNMP
7 2 (0.43%) SSH
7 2 (0.43%) Wireless
8 1 (0.21%) Modbus
8 1 (0.21%) Profibus
8 1 (0.21%) VPN
8 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.43%) Big Data
3 11 (2.36%) MySQL
4 6 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 145 (31.12%) Selenium
2 72 (15.45%) Cucumber
3 70 (15.02%) JUnit
4 68 (14.59%) WebDriver
5 40 (8.58%) JBehave
6 37 (7.94%) Jenkins
7 36 (7.73%) JIRA
8 23 (4.94%) SoapUI
8 23 (4.94%) SpecFlow
9 21 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (4.29%) JMeter
11 15 (3.22%) Visual Studio
12 14 (3.00%) FitNesse
12 14 (3.00%) NUnit
13 13 (2.79%) Git (software)
14 12 (2.58%) Bugzilla
15 11 (2.36%) Eclipse
16 10 (2.15%) Protractor
17 8 (1.72%) Spock
17 8 (1.72%) WatiN
General
1 60 (12.88%) Finance
2 39 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.58%) Games
4 22 (4.72%) Electronics
4 22 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 20 (4.29%) Marketing
6 13 (2.79%) Retail
7 8 (1.72%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.72%) Automotive
8 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.86%) Banking
10 3 (0.64%) Legal
10 3 (0.64%) Military
10 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (17.38%) Web Services
2 74 (15.88%) XML
3 63 (13.52%) .NET
4 53 (11.37%) HTML
5 44 (9.44%) RESTful
6 39 (8.37%) REST
7 30 (6.44%) CSS
8 29 (6.22%) J2EE
9 20 (4.29%) Gherkin
10 11 (2.36%) jQuery
11 9 (1.93%) Java EE
12 8 (1.72%) Spring
12 8 (1.72%) XHTML
13 7 (1.50%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.50%) Hibernate
14 6 (1.29%) EJB
14 6 (1.29%) Natural Language Processing
14 6 (1.29%) SOAP
15 5 (1.07%) ASP.NET
15 5 (1.07%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (10.73%) Computer Science
3 27 (5.79%) Mobile App
4 24 (5.15%) RIA
5 17 (3.65%) Mathematics
6 9 (1.93%) User Experience
7 8 (1.72%) Cybercrime
7 8 (1.72%) iPad
7 8 (1.72%) Life Science
8 7 (1.50%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.50%) Online Games
8 7 (1.50%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.29%) iPhone
10 5 (1.07%) Fintech
10 5 (1.07%) Statistics
11 4 (0.86%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.86%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.64%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 59 (12.66%) Windows
2 38 (8.15%) Linux
3 36 (7.73%) Unix
4 33 (7.08%) Android
5 19 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.29%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.64%) VxWorks
7 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (61.59%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (35.62%) Software Engineering
3 126 (27.04%) Test Automation
4 120 (25.75%) Scrum
5 119 (25.54%) Software Testing
6 94 (20.17%) BDD
7 87 (18.67%) Automated Testing
8 76 (16.31%) Regression Testing
9 74 (15.88%) TDD
10 72 (15.45%) Manual Testing
11 56 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (12.02%) Test Scripting
12 53 (11.37%) Automation Testing
12 53 (11.37%) Functional Testing
13 45 (9.66%) OO
13 45 (9.66%) SDLC
14 43 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 39 (8.37%) Test Strategy
16 38 (8.15%) Performance Testing
17 37 (7.94%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 161 (34.55%) Java
2 149 (31.97%) SQL
3 119 (25.54%) Python
4 114 (24.46%) C#
5 84 (18.03%) C++
6 66 (14.16%) JavaScript
7 46 (9.87%) C
8 43 (9.23%) Perl
9 40 (8.58%) Ruby
10 24 (5.15%) PHP
11 20 (4.29%) VB
12 14 (3.00%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.15%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.93%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.93%) Delphi
15 7 (1.50%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.07%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.64%) VC++
18 2 (0.43%) Ada
Qualifications
1 127 (27.25%) Degree
2 70 (15.02%) ISEB
3 60 (12.88%) ISTQB
4 48 (10.30%) Security Cleared
5 25 (5.36%) DV Cleared
6 21 (4.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (2.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (2.15%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.50%) PhD
10 4 (0.86%) CCNA
10 4 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.86%) CISSP
10 4 (0.86%) GIAC
10 4 (0.86%) Linux+ Certification
10 4 (0.86%) MCSE
10 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (0.86%) SANS
10 4 (0.86%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (0.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (28.54%) QA
2 42 (9.01%) SDET
3 3 (0.64%) ECSS
4 2 (0.43%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.43%) GAMP
4 2 (0.43%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.43%) TickIT
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) ISO13485
System Software
1 7 (1.50%) Firmware
2 4 (0.86%) Docker
3 3 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.43%) Kibana
2 2 (0.43%) logstash
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.51%) Oracle
3 11 (2.36%) Google
4 8 (1.72%) SAP
5 7 (1.50%) Atlassian
5 7 (1.50%) Cisco
6 5 (1.07%) HP
6 5 (1.07%) IBM
6 5 (1.07%) Perforce
6 5 (1.07%) Telerik
7 4 (0.86%) Apple
8 3 (0.64%) EMC
8 3 (0.64%) FINEOS
8 3 (0.64%) Guidewire
8 3 (0.64%) QNX
8 3 (0.64%) VMware
9 2 (0.43%) Cadence
9 2 (0.43%) Rally
9 2 (0.43%) Roku
10 1 (0.21%) MKS
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Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
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Salary: 50k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 45k-55k + benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 42,000
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Horley, Surrey
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Salary: £35000 Per Annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
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Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £36000 - £43000 per annum + Pension
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: to c£45k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£45k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Chippenham
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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St Neots
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Salary: £23,000 - £28,000 per year
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Hampshire
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London
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