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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 691 734 728
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 235 232 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 208 186 215
Median salary £39,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.46% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%

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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +56 226 £39,750 -6.47% 36
South East +41 52 £32,500 -18.75% 13
East of England +42 51 £40,000 -11.11% 7
South West +44 47 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 41 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Cambridge +21 38 £42,500 -10.52% 3
London -8 31 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Gloucestershire - 22 £50,000 - 1
Bristol +23 21 £33,000 -19.51%
Yorkshire -8 21 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Surrey +16 20 £33,750 -32.50% 4
Hampshire +20 19 £32,000 -14.66% 5
West Yorkshire -2 16 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Leeds -3 16 £37,500 +7.14% 6
North West +9 11 £40,000 +25.00% 4
Manchester +6 9 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Gloucester - 9 £55,000 -
Berkshire +21 8 £42,500 +9.67% 2
Petersfield - 8 - - 1
West Midlands - 8 £28,750 -
Cheltenham - 7 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire +24 6 £44,250 +50.00% 2
Sheffield +25 5 £26,500 -3.63%
South Yorkshire +22 5 £26,500 -3.63%
East Midlands +11 5 £35,000 -2.77%
Southampton +5 5 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Horley - 5 £32,500 -
Reading - 5 £47,500 - 1
Essex +13 4 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Staffordshire - 4 £22,000 -

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 262 (57.46%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 145 (31.80%) SQL
4 134 (29.39%) Degree
5 132 (28.95%) Test Automation
6 130 (28.51%) Software Testing
7 127 (27.85%) Java
8 123 (26.97%) Python
9 120 (26.32%) QA
10 110 (24.12%) Selenium
11 101 (22.15%) C#
12 84 (18.42%) Scrum
13 78 (17.11%) Automated Testing
13 78 (17.11%) Manual Testing
14 77 (16.89%) C++
15 74 (16.23%) Windows
15 74 (16.23%) BDD
16 71 (15.57%) XML
17 65 (14.25%) Cucumber
17 65 (14.25%) ISEB
18 64 (14.04%) Microsoft
18 64 (14.04%) TDD
19 62 (13.60%) Functional Testing
20 58 (12.72%) Web Services
21 57 (12.50%) Automation Testing
22 54 (11.84%) Test Scripting
23 53 (11.62%) WebDriver
23 53 (11.62%) Perl
24 52 (11.40%) Finance
24 52 (11.40%) JIRA

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 9 (1.97%) IIS
1 9 (1.97%) WebLogic
2 7 (1.54%) Jetty
2 7 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.32%) Confluence
4 4 (0.88%) Node.js
5 3 (0.66%) CMS
6 2 (0.44%) Apache
6 2 (0.44%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.44%) Eucalyptus
6 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.41%) MS Office
3 5 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.22%) FastStats
2 1 (0.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.19%) SaaS
2 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.44%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.61%) HTTP
2 19 (4.17%) Internet
3 11 (2.41%) SSL
3 11 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.66%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.44%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.44%) Firewall
5 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.44%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.44%) Modbus
5 2 (0.44%) Profibus
5 2 (0.44%) RS-485
5 2 (0.44%) SNMP
5 2 (0.44%) SSH
5 2 (0.44%) VoIP
5 2 (0.44%) Wireless
6 1 (0.22%) VPN
6 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.61%) MySQL
3 10 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.97%) Big Data
5 3 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 110 (24.12%) Selenium
2 65 (14.25%) Cucumber
3 53 (11.62%) WebDriver
4 52 (11.40%) JIRA
5 44 (9.65%) JUnit
6 31 (6.80%) SoapUI
7 30 (6.58%) Visual Studio
8 29 (6.36%) Jenkins
9 28 (6.14%) JBehave
9 28 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (5.04%) SpecFlow
11 21 (4.61%) FitNesse
12 19 (4.17%) Bugzilla
13 17 (3.73%) JMeter
14 13 (2.85%) NUnit
15 12 (2.63%) Git (software)
15 12 (2.63%) Subversion
16 10 (2.19%) Protractor
17 8 (1.75%) Appium
17 8 (1.75%) Calabash
General
1 52 (11.40%) Finance
2 44 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 23 (5.04%) Electronics
5 19 (4.17%) Marketing
6 12 (2.63%) Games
7 9 (1.97%) Automotive
8 7 (1.54%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.54%) Retail
9 5 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.88%) Banking
11 3 (0.66%) Military
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.44%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (15.57%) XML
2 58 (12.72%) Web Services
3 47 (10.31%) .NET
4 34 (7.46%) REST
5 33 (7.24%) HTML
6 30 (6.58%) J2EE
7 26 (5.70%) RESTful
8 20 (4.39%) CSS
9 17 (3.73%) Gherkin
10 10 (2.19%) SOAP
11 9 (1.97%) LAMP
12 8 (1.75%) XHTML
13 7 (1.54%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.32%) Java EE
14 6 (1.32%) jQuery
14 6 (1.32%) Natural Language Processing
15 4 (0.88%) Behat
15 4 (0.88%) HTML5
16 3 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
17 2 (0.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.55%) Computer Science
3 29 (6.36%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.07%) Mathematics
4 14 (3.07%) RIA
5 11 (2.41%) User Experience
6 9 (1.97%) iPad
7 8 (1.75%) Cybercrime
8 7 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.54%) IVR
9 6 (1.32%) Life Science
10 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.66%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.66%) Fintech
12 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.44%) iPhone
12 2 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 74 (16.23%) Windows
2 43 (9.43%) Linux
3 40 (8.77%) Unix
4 38 (8.33%) Android
5 29 (6.36%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.66%) Solaris
7 3 (0.66%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.44%) CentOS
8 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (57.46%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 132 (28.95%) Test Automation
4 130 (28.51%) Software Testing
5 84 (18.42%) Scrum
6 78 (17.11%) Automated Testing
6 78 (17.11%) Manual Testing
7 74 (16.23%) BDD
8 64 (14.04%) TDD
9 62 (13.60%) Functional Testing
10 57 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 54 (11.84%) Test Scripting
12 51 (11.18%) Regression Testing
13 49 (10.75%) SDLC
14 47 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
16 44 (9.65%) OO
17 38 (8.33%) Performance Testing
17 38 (8.33%) Test Strategy
18 37 (8.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 145 (31.80%) SQL
2 127 (27.85%) Java
3 123 (26.97%) Python
4 101 (22.15%) C#
5 77 (16.89%) C++
6 53 (11.62%) Perl
7 51 (11.18%) JavaScript
8 50 (10.96%) Ruby
9 38 (8.33%) C
10 22 (4.82%) PHP
11 20 (4.39%) T-SQL
11 20 (4.39%) VB
12 11 (2.41%) Delphi
13 9 (1.97%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.88%) Embedded C
14 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.44%) Ada
16 2 (0.44%) F#
16 2 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 134 (29.39%) Degree
2 65 (14.25%) ISEB
3 44 (9.65%) Security Cleared
4 42 (9.21%) ISTQB
5 24 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.97%) PhD
7 8 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.10%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) CCNA
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.44%) CISSP
10 2 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.44%) GIAC
10 2 (0.44%) MCSE
10 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.44%) SANS
10 2 (0.44%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (0.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (26.32%) QA
2 22 (4.82%) SDET
3 4 (0.88%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.88%) TickIT
4 3 (0.66%) ECSS
5 2 (0.44%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.66%) Firmware
1 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.66%) Ansible
2 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.44%) Kibana
3 2 (0.44%) logstash
3 2 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.29%) Oracle
3 8 (1.75%) Perforce
4 7 (1.54%) Cegedim Rx
4 7 (1.54%) Roku
4 7 (1.54%) SAP
5 6 (1.32%) Google
6 3 (0.66%) EMC
6 3 (0.66%) QNX
6 3 (0.66%) VMware
7 2 (0.44%) Cadence
7 2 (0.44%) Facebook
7 2 (0.44%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.44%) MKS
7 2 (0.44%) Rally
7 2 (0.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.44%) Telerik
7 2 (0.44%) Twitter
8 1 (0.22%) Apteco
8 1 (0.22%) Xamarin
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Salford, Lancashire
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London
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Reading
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Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
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London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Woking
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Walton-On-Thames
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Petersfield
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