The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 750 773 766
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 153 104 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.097% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 143 81 115
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
109613 101511 111389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88645 84193 95104
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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

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

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 1 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
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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
England +19 140 £36,250 +9.84% 25
South East +26 50 £39,000 +20.00% 5
East of England +18 49 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Cambridgeshire +16 39 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Cambridge +15 33 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Surrey +9 20 £40,500 +24.61% 1
Berkshire +8 16 £32,500 -7.14%
London -10 15 £45,000 +24.13% 3
Guildford +25 13 £32,500 +7.43%
North West -3 9 £27,500 -8.33% 3
Manchester -10 9 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Scotland -13 9 £30,500 -9.62% 1
Bolton - 9 £27,500 -
Bracknell +2 7 £42,500 +25.00%
Bedfordshire -3 7 £32,500 +8.33%
South West -35 7 £37,000 +23.33% 6
Peterborough - 6 £40,000 -
Hampshire -1 5 £39,000 +41.81%
Woking -2 5 £40,500 +24.61% 1
West Sussex -7 5 £40,000 +8.10% 2
Yorkshire -51 5 £23,000 -45.23% 1
Reading - 5 £29,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £32,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -51 4 £23,750 -43.45%
Worthing - 4 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £34,500 -
Redhill - 4 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire -8 3 £42,500 +21.42%
Bristol -11 3 £37,000 +23.33% 3
Cwmbran - 3 £34,000 - 1

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 107 (34.85%) Software Testing
1 107 (34.85%) QA
2 102 (33.22%) Automated Testing
3 92 (29.97%) Degree
4 87 (28.34%) Test Automation
4 87 (28.34%) ISEB
5 79 (25.73%) C#
5 79 (25.73%) Java
6 75 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (22.80%) Windows
7 70 (22.80%) Python
8 64 (20.85%) Software Engineering
9 62 (20.20%) ISTQB
10 59 (19.22%) Selenium
11 58 (18.89%) C++
12 56 (18.24%) .NET
12 56 (18.24%) Linux
13 55 (17.92%) Test Scripting
14 54 (17.59%) SQL
14 54 (17.59%) C
15 48 (15.64%) Scrum
16 44 (14.33%) Manual Testing
16 44 (14.33%) Computer Science
17 43 (14.01%) Regression Testing
18 39 (12.70%) JavaScript
19 38 (12.38%) Microsoft
20 33 (10.75%) Ruby
21 32 (10.42%) Perl
21 32 (10.42%) XML
22 28 (9.12%) HTML

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 (3.26%) IIS
2 4 (1.30%) Apache
3 3 (0.98%) Confluence
4 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.65%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (0.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.26%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.82%) Wireless
2 20 (6.51%) Internet
3 17 (5.54%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.89%) HTTP
5 8 (2.61%) Bluetooth
5 8 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.63%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.98%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.98%) X.509
7 3 (0.98%) DSL
7 3 (0.98%) Network Security
8 2 (0.65%) snoop
8 2 (0.65%) DVB
8 2 (0.65%) GPRS
8 2 (0.65%) RIP
9 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.33%) SSL
9 1 (0.33%) Firewall
9 1 (0.33%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.33%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.54%) MySQL
1 17 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.30%) Redis
3 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 59 (19.22%) Selenium
2 24 (7.82%) Jenkins
3 23 (7.49%) Subversion
4 22 (7.17%) JIRA
5 21 (6.84%) Bugzilla
6 20 (6.51%) WebDriver
7 19 (6.19%) NUnit
7 19 (6.19%) Visual Studio
8 12 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.91%) MbUnit
9 10 (3.26%) LabVIEW
10 9 (2.93%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (1.95%) Rational Rhapsody
11 6 (1.95%) Git (software)
11 6 (1.95%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.63%) MSTest
12 5 (1.63%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (1.30%) JUnit
13 4 (1.30%) PHPUnit
13 4 (1.30%) VectorCAST
General
1 20 (6.51%) Finance
2 16 (5.21%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.91%) Electronics
4 10 (3.26%) Law
4 10 (3.26%) Military
5 9 (2.93%) Multimedia
6 7 (2.28%) Automotive
7 6 (1.95%) Retail
8 4 (1.30%) Marketing
8 4 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.65%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.24%) .NET
2 32 (10.42%) XML
3 28 (9.12%) HTML
4 14 (4.56%) CSS
5 13 (4.23%) Web Services
6 11 (3.58%) WCF
7 10 (3.26%) Adobe AIR
7 10 (3.26%) Flash
8 9 (2.93%) XSL
8 9 (2.93%) Ajax
9 8 (2.61%) REST
10 6 (1.95%) RESTful
10 6 (1.95%) SOAP
11 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.63%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.63%) LAMP
12 4 (1.30%) WinForms
13 3 (0.98%) Middleware
13 3 (0.98%) jQuery
14 2 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.33%) Computer Science
2 28 (9.12%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.91%) Firmware
5 10 (3.26%) Video on Demand
5 10 (3.26%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (2.93%) Mathematics
6 9 (2.93%) VHDL
7 7 (2.28%) DTV
8 6 (1.95%) STB
9 4 (1.30%) CCTV
9 4 (1.30%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.30%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.65%) Physics
11 1 (0.33%) Life Science
11 1 (0.33%) Online Games
11 1 (0.33%) Open Source
11 1 (0.33%) Social Media
11 1 (0.33%) Statistics
11 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 70 (22.80%) Windows
2 56 (18.24%) Linux
3 16 (5.21%) UNIX
4 7 (2.28%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.95%) Android
6 3 (0.98%) CentOS
6 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (34.85%) Software Testing
2 102 (33.22%) Automated Testing
3 87 (28.34%) Test Automation
4 75 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (20.85%) Software Engineering
6 55 (17.92%) Test Scripting
7 48 (15.64%) Scrum
8 44 (14.33%) Manual Testing
9 43 (14.01%) Regression Testing
10 27 (8.79%) Unit Testing
11 22 (7.17%) Performance Testing
11 22 (7.17%) TDD
12 18 (5.86%) E-Commerce
12 18 (5.86%) Test Strategy
13 16 (5.21%) UML
13 16 (5.21%) OO
13 16 (5.21%) Validation
13 16 (5.21%) User Stories
14 15 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (4.56%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (25.73%) Java
1 79 (25.73%) C#
2 70 (22.80%) Python
3 58 (18.89%) C++
4 54 (17.59%) SQL
4 54 (17.59%) C
5 39 (12.70%) JavaScript
6 33 (10.75%) Ruby
7 32 (10.42%) Perl
8 26 (8.47%) PHP
9 9 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.61%) Tcl
11 5 (1.63%) Scala
12 4 (1.30%) VBScript
13 3 (0.98%) Korn
13 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.65%) Delphi
14 2 (0.65%) Groovy
14 2 (0.65%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 92 (29.97%) Degree
2 87 (28.34%) ISEB
3 62 (20.20%) ISTQB
4 25 (8.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.98%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.33%) HND
8 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (34.85%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) GAMP
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 38 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.23%) Adobe
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle
3 4 (1.30%) IBM
4 3 (0.98%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.65%) HP
5 2 (0.65%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.33%) VMware
6 1 (0.33%) Lumesse
6 1 (0.33%) Citrix
6 1 (0.33%) Remedy
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