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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 679 728 721
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 199 230 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 183 195 263
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,800 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £52,500 £50,000
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
86462 102533 109645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71827 85446 90758
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +45 190 £40,000 +6.66% 23
South East +53 50 £36,500 +4.28% 3
London +80 38 £43,500 -15.12% 5
East of England -4 36 £44,250 +22.06% 8
Cambridgeshire +11 30 £46,250 +9.46% 7
Cambridge +13 26 £45,000 -5.26% 6
South West +32 25 £40,000 - 3
West Yorkshire +30 22 £42,750 -5.00% 3
Leeds +30 22 £42,750 -5.00% 3
Yorkshire +22 22 £42,750 -5.00% 3
Berkshire +56 15 £36,250 +20.83%
Gloucestershire -7 14 £46,500 +16.25% 1
West Sussex +29 11 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Reading - 10 £33,000 -
Hampshire +8 9 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Scotland +23 7 £37,500 +15.38% 1
East Midlands +9 7 £36,250 +26.08%
Surrey +8 7 £37,500 -25.00%
West Midlands -17 7 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Farnborough - 7 £40,000 -
Burgess Hill - 6 £40,000 - 1
Edinburgh +17 5 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Gatwick -3 5 £27,500 +10.00%
North West -31 5 £32,500 -18.75%
Wiltshire - 5 £35,000 -
Redhill - 5 £37,500 -
Gloucester - 5 £35,000 - 1
East Sussex +24 4 £31,500 -30.00%
Hertfordshire 0 4 £44,250 +4.11%
Chippenham - 4 £34,500 -

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 310 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (41.30%) Java
3 171 (39.68%) Scrum
4 168 (38.98%) Selenium
5 149 (34.57%) Software Engineering
6 128 (29.70%) QA
7 127 (29.47%) Automated Testing
8 122 (28.31%) C#
9 120 (27.84%) Test Automation
10 118 (27.38%) Python
11 114 (26.45%) Degree
12 113 (26.22%) SQL
13 108 (25.06%) BDD
14 103 (23.90%) TDD
15 81 (18.79%) C++
15 81 (18.79%) Software Testing
16 79 (18.33%) Linux
17 78 (18.10%) Test Scripting
18 77 (17.87%) WebDriver
19 71 (16.47%) Test Strategy
20 70 (16.24%) Computer Science
21 67 (15.55%) Web Services
22 62 (14.39%) Manual Testing
23 60 (13.92%) Cucumber
23 60 (13.92%) ISTQB
24 59 (13.69%) Windows
25 58 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
25 58 (13.46%) SDET
26 52 (12.06%) JavaScript
26 52 (12.06%) .NET

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 6 (1.39%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.46%) Confluence
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.23%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.23%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.23%) CMS
3 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) Simulink
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.94%) SaaS
2 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.73%) Internet
2 11 (2.55%) HTTP
2 11 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.09%) Wireless
4 8 (1.86%) HTTPS
4 8 (1.86%) SSL
5 4 (0.93%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.93%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.46%) DNS
6 2 (0.46%) Network Security
7 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.23%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.23%) RS-232
7 1 (0.23%) SAN
7 1 (0.23%) Skype
7 1 (0.23%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.23%) SSH
7 1 (0.23%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.94%) Big Data
3 9 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.86%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.46%) MySQL
8 2 (0.46%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 168 (38.98%) Selenium
2 77 (17.87%) WebDriver
3 60 (13.92%) Cucumber
4 48 (11.14%) JUnit
5 36 (8.35%) Jenkins
6 33 (7.66%) Git (software)
7 28 (6.50%) JIRA
8 25 (5.80%) JBehave
8 25 (5.80%) JMeter
9 21 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (3.94%) TeamCity
11 16 (3.71%) Bugzilla
12 13 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (3.02%) SoapUI
12 13 (3.02%) Spock
12 13 (3.02%) Subversion
13 12 (2.78%) SpecFlow
14 11 (2.55%) Appium
15 10 (2.32%) TestNG
15 10 (2.32%) WatiN
General
1 38 (8.82%) Finance
2 30 (6.96%) Games
3 23 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.64%) Electronics
5 15 (3.48%) Retail
6 8 (1.86%) Automotive
6 8 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.16%) Advertising
7 5 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.16%) Marketing
8 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.70%) Law
9 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.46%) Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (15.55%) Web Services
2 52 (12.06%) .NET
3 48 (11.14%) XML
4 45 (10.44%) RESTful
5 33 (7.66%) HTML
6 25 (5.80%) REST
7 20 (4.64%) CSS
8 18 (4.18%) Gherkin
9 16 (3.71%) J2EE
9 16 (3.71%) Java EE
10 12 (2.78%) STL
11 10 (2.32%) Spring
12 9 (2.09%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.62%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.39%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.39%) EJB
14 6 (1.39%) WPF
15 4 (0.93%) jQuery
15 4 (0.93%) LAMP
15 4 (0.93%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 70 (16.24%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.57%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.87%) RIA
5 14 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.78%) Smartcard
7 11 (2.55%) Mathematics
8 9 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.62%) Online Games
10 6 (1.39%) iPhone
10 6 (1.39%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.16%) User Experience
12 4 (0.93%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.93%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.70%) Statistics
14 2 (0.46%) BBC
14 2 (0.46%) Cybercrime
14 2 (0.46%) iPad
14 2 (0.46%) Life Science
14 2 (0.46%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 79 (18.33%) Linux
2 59 (13.69%) Windows
3 29 (6.73%) Android
4 26 (6.03%) Unix
5 12 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.62%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (39.68%) Scrum
3 149 (34.57%) Software Engineering
4 127 (29.47%) Automated Testing
5 120 (27.84%) Test Automation
6 108 (25.06%) BDD
7 103 (23.90%) TDD
8 81 (18.79%) Software Testing
9 78 (18.10%) Test Scripting
10 71 (16.47%) Test Strategy
11 62 (14.39%) Manual Testing
12 58 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (11.60%) Performance Testing
14 48 (11.14%) Automation Testing
15 45 (10.44%) SDLC
16 41 (9.51%) OO
17 39 (9.05%) Regression Testing
18 37 (8.58%) Cybersecurity
19 32 (7.42%) Unit Testing
20 31 (7.19%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (41.30%) Java
2 122 (28.31%) C#
3 118 (27.38%) Python
4 113 (26.22%) SQL
5 81 (18.79%) C++
6 52 (12.06%) JavaScript
7 47 (10.90%) C
8 45 (10.44%) Perl
9 24 (5.57%) VB
10 21 (4.87%) Ruby
11 18 (4.18%) Objective-C
11 18 (4.18%) PHP
12 17 (3.94%) Embedded C
13 16 (3.71%) T-SQL
14 14 (3.25%) Embedded C++
14 14 (3.25%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.86%) Groovy
16 7 (1.62%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.62%) Tcl
17 5 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 114 (26.45%) Degree
2 60 (13.92%) ISTQB
3 52 (12.06%) ISEB
4 45 (10.44%) Security Cleared
5 31 (7.19%) DV Cleared
6 24 (5.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (3.94%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.78%) CCNA
8 12 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.78%) CISSP
8 12 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
8 12 (2.78%) GIAC
8 12 (2.78%) Linux+ Certification
8 12 (2.78%) MCSE
8 12 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
8 12 (2.78%) SANS
8 12 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
8 12 (2.78%) SSCP
9 6 (1.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (29.70%) QA
2 58 (13.46%) SDET
3 3 (0.70%) MISRA
4 2 (0.46%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.46%) GAMP
5 1 (0.23%) ISO13485
System Software
1 10 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.16%) Docker
4 4 (0.93%) Firmware
5 3 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.23%) KVM
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (7.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.02%) Oracle
3 10 (2.32%) VMware
4 9 (2.09%) IBM
5 8 (1.86%) HP
6 7 (1.62%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.39%) Cisco
7 6 (1.39%) SAP
8 4 (0.93%) Apple
8 4 (0.93%) Cognizant
8 4 (0.93%) Google
9 3 (0.70%) Concur
9 3 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.46%) FINEOS
10 2 (0.46%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.46%) Tableau
10 2 (0.46%) Telerik
11 1 (0.23%) Brocade
11 1 (0.23%) TIBCO
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