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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
UK
Rank 652 716 678
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 207 204 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 187 183 265
Median salary £42,250 £37,500 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.66% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £30,000 £28,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.28%

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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +60 199 £42,500 +6.25% 36
South East +72 50 £40,000 +14.28% 8
London +92 41 £45,000 -14.28% 7
East of England -5 35 £47,500 +35.71% 5
West Yorkshire +36 29 £45,000 - 2
Leeds +34 29 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +34 29 £45,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +2 29 £47,500 +20.25% 4
Cambridge +1 27 £47,500 +20.25% 2
South West +20 17 £40,000 -9.09% 4
Berkshire - 14 £38,750 - 1
Hampshire +17 12 £40,000 +29.03% 5
West Midlands -6 12 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Gloucestershire -16 11 £43,000 -2.27%
Reading - 10 £55,000 -
West Sussex +22 9 £40,000 +60.00%
East Midlands - 9 £34,000 - 2
Southampton +9 7 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Surrey +23 6 £36,500 -23.15% 2
East Sussex +19 6 £31,500 -30.00%
Birmingham +5 6 £38,250 +9.28%
North West -23 6 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Northamptonshire - 6 £34,000 - 1
Burgess Hill - 6 £40,000 -
Hove - 6 £31,500 -
Gloucester -15 5 £35,000 -
Scotland +12 4 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Edinburgh +6 4 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Farnborough - 4 £40,000 -
Northampton - 4 £34,000 -

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 306 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (42.62%) Java
3 157 (37.38%) Scrum
3 157 (37.38%) Selenium
4 138 (32.86%) Software Engineering
5 126 (30.00%) Python
6 122 (29.05%) Degree
7 119 (28.33%) QA
8 117 (27.86%) Test Automation
9 116 (27.62%) C#
10 114 (27.14%) Automated Testing
11 106 (25.24%) TDD
12 104 (24.76%) BDD
13 92 (21.90%) Test Scripting
13 92 (21.90%) SQL
14 85 (20.24%) C++
15 82 (19.52%) Software Testing
16 81 (19.29%) Linux
17 71 (16.90%) Computer Science
17 71 (16.90%) WebDriver
18 69 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
19 67 (15.95%) Test Strategy
20 63 (15.00%) Windows
21 60 (14.29%) Web Services
22 58 (13.81%) Cucumber
22 58 (13.81%) Automation Testing
22 58 (13.81%) SDET
23 57 (13.57%) Performance Testing
24 53 (12.62%) Manual Testing
25 51 (12.14%) Perl

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 3 (0.71%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.48%) Confluence
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) Simulink
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.05%) SaaS
2 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.29%) Internet
2 14 (3.33%) Wireless
3 13 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.38%) HTTP
5 5 (1.19%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.19%) SSL
6 4 (0.95%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.95%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.48%) DNS
7 2 (0.48%) Network Security
8 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.24%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.24%) RS-232
8 1 (0.24%) SAN
8 1 (0.24%) Skype
8 1 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.24%) SSH
8 1 (0.24%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.52%) Big Data
3 11 (2.62%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.71%) GIS
7 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.71%) MySQL
7 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.48%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 157 (37.38%) Selenium
2 71 (16.90%) WebDriver
3 58 (13.81%) Cucumber
4 40 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 37 (8.81%) Git (software)
6 36 (8.57%) JUnit
7 35 (8.33%) JIRA
8 24 (5.71%) JMeter
9 23 (5.48%) TeamCity
10 21 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (4.29%) Appium
12 17 (4.05%) Bugzilla
12 17 (4.05%) SoapUI
13 16 (3.81%) Subversion
14 14 (3.33%) TestNG
15 13 (3.10%) JBehave
15 13 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (2.86%) NUnit
17 11 (2.62%) Maven
18 10 (2.38%) Protractor
General
1 31 (7.38%) Finance
2 29 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.19%) Retail
4 23 (5.48%) Games
5 21 (5.00%) Electronics
6 9 (2.14%) Advertising
6 9 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.90%) Automotive
8 6 (1.43%) Marketing
9 5 (1.19%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.95%) Banking
11 3 (0.71%) Law
11 3 (0.71%) Military
11 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.48%) Front Office
12 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (14.29%) Web Services
2 44 (10.48%) RESTful
3 40 (9.52%) .NET
3 40 (9.52%) XML
4 20 (4.76%) HTML
5 19 (4.52%) Gherkin
5 19 (4.52%) REST
6 17 (4.05%) CSS
7 14 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 14 (3.33%) Java EE
8 12 (2.86%) STL
9 11 (2.62%) J2EE
10 6 (1.43%) JSON
10 6 (1.43%) SOAP
11 5 (1.19%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.19%) Spring
11 5 (1.19%) WPF
12 4 (0.95%) CSS3
12 4 (0.95%) HTML5
13 3 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (16.90%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.19%) Mobile App
3 18 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.10%) RIA
6 11 (2.62%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (2.38%) Smartcard
8 4 (0.95%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.71%) Blog
9 3 (0.71%) iPhone
9 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.71%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.71%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.48%) BBC
10 2 (0.48%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.48%) iPad
10 2 (0.48%) Online Games
10 2 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 81 (19.29%) Linux
2 63 (15.00%) Windows
3 24 (5.71%) Android
3 24 (5.71%) Unix
4 10 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.95%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (37.38%) Scrum
3 138 (32.86%) Software Engineering
4 117 (27.86%) Test Automation
5 114 (27.14%) Automated Testing
6 106 (25.24%) TDD
7 104 (24.76%) BDD
8 92 (21.90%) Test Scripting
9 82 (19.52%) Software Testing
10 69 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (15.95%) Test Strategy
12 58 (13.81%) Automation Testing
13 57 (13.57%) Performance Testing
14 53 (12.62%) Manual Testing
15 50 (11.90%) SDLC
16 49 (11.67%) Regression Testing
17 41 (9.76%) OO
18 39 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
19 36 (8.57%) Kanban
19 36 (8.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 179 (42.62%) Java
2 126 (30.00%) Python
3 116 (27.62%) C#
4 92 (21.90%) SQL
5 85 (20.24%) C++
6 51 (12.14%) Perl
7 47 (11.19%) C
8 41 (9.76%) JavaScript
9 25 (5.95%) Ruby
10 22 (5.24%) VB
11 16 (3.81%) Embedded C
11 16 (3.81%) T-SQL
12 15 (3.57%) Objective-C
13 12 (2.86%) Embedded C++
13 12 (2.86%) Tcl
14 11 (2.62%) Groovy
14 11 (2.62%) PHP
14 11 (2.62%) Shell Script
15 9 (2.14%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 122 (29.05%) Degree
2 51 (12.14%) ISTQB
3 44 (10.48%) ISEB
4 43 (10.24%) Security Cleared
5 31 (7.38%) DV Cleared
6 19 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (3.57%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.86%) CCNA
8 12 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.86%) CISSP
8 12 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
8 12 (2.86%) GIAC
8 12 (2.86%) Linux+ Certification
8 12 (2.86%) MCSE
8 12 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
8 12 (2.86%) SANS
8 12 (2.86%) Security+ Certification
8 12 (2.86%) SSCP
9 6 (1.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (28.33%) QA
2 58 (13.81%) SDET
3 4 (0.95%) MISRA
4 2 (0.48%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.48%) GAMP
5 1 (0.24%) ISO13485
System Software
1 15 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.24%) Docker
4 1 (0.24%) KVM
4 1 (0.24%) vSphere
4 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.57%) VMware
3 8 (1.90%) Cognizant
3 8 (1.90%) Oracle
4 7 (1.67%) IBM
4 7 (1.67%) SAP
5 6 (1.43%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.43%) HP
5 6 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.71%) Cisco
6 3 (0.71%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.48%) Concur
7 2 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.48%) Tableau
8 1 (0.24%) Apple
8 1 (0.24%) Brocade
8 1 (0.24%) FINEOS
8 1 (0.24%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.24%) Telerik
8 1 (0.24%) TIBCO
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Shares given + Unlimited holiday
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 22 hours ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + 5 weeks hol
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Shares given + Unlimited holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life, Gym, + More
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £45,000 + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £0 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Matched Pension, Performance Related Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Additional Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 12 days ago