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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 784 781 777
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 108 133 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 91 127 98
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 July 2015 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 29 July 2015. 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 -3 101 £37,750 +7.85% 27
East of England -11 34 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 24 £47,500 +33.80% 3
South East -5 21 £35,000 -10.25% 10
Cambridge +9 19 £47,500 +35.71% 3
London +29 16 £55,000 +25.71% 2
Leeds - 10 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 10 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 10 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +5 9 £32,750 -16.02% 3
Hertfordshire +1 9 £27,500 +30.95% 1
South West -11 8 £38,250 +3.37% 3
Surrey +3 6 £42,500 -22.72% 3
West Midlands -8 5 £30,000 +11.11% 1
Scotland +9 4 £27,500 -9.83% 2
Southampton - 4 £30,000 - 2
Stevenage - 4 £27,500 - 1
Bristol -14 3 - - 1
North East - 3 £37,500 - 1
City of London - 3 £50,000 -
Reigate +15 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Bracknell +11 2 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Edinburgh +6 2 - - 2
Manchester +5 2 £32,500 +17.11% 1
North West +2 2 £32,500 +16.07% 4
East Midlands 0 2 £33,750 -0.73%
Berkshire -2 2 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Milton Keynes -5 2 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Gloucestershire -12 2 £32,250 - 1

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 129 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (38.39%) Test Automation
3 77 (34.38%) Degree
4 72 (32.14%) QA
5 66 (29.46%) Python
6 65 (29.02%) Selenium
7 64 (28.57%) Scrum
8 57 (25.45%) SQL
9 55 (24.55%) C#
9 55 (24.55%) Java
10 52 (23.21%) Test Scripting
11 48 (21.43%) Computer Science
11 48 (21.43%) Regression Testing
12 47 (20.98%) Software Testing
13 43 (19.20%) Manual Testing
14 40 (17.86%) Software Engineering
14 40 (17.86%) SDLC
15 38 (16.96%) Linux
15 38 (16.96%) ISEB
16 36 (16.07%) Windows
17 33 (14.73%) UNIX
17 33 (14.73%) C++
18 29 (12.95%) Automated Testing
19 27 (12.05%) WebDriver
20 26 (11.61%) Finance
21 25 (11.16%) Perl
22 23 (10.27%) JIRA
22 23 (10.27%) Android
23 22 (9.82%) ISTQB
24 21 (9.38%) Continuous Integration

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 3 (1.34%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.89%) Node.js
3 1 (0.45%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.46%) Internet
2 9 (4.02%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.68%) Network Security
4 5 (2.23%) VPN
5 3 (1.34%) Wireless
6 2 (0.89%) SSH
6 2 (0.89%) ICMP
6 2 (0.89%) Firewall
7 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.45%) HTTP
7 1 (0.45%) DNS
7 1 (0.45%) CTI
7 1 (0.45%) VLAN
7 1 (0.45%) NAS
7 1 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.02%) MySQL
2 4 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 65 (29.02%) Selenium
2 27 (12.05%) WebDriver
3 23 (10.27%) JIRA
4 14 (6.25%) Subversion
5 10 (4.46%) Bugzilla
5 10 (4.46%) Cucumber
5 10 (4.46%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.57%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.13%) JUnit
8 6 (2.68%) NUnit
8 6 (2.68%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.23%) HP UFT
9 5 (2.23%) JMeter
10 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.79%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.34%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.34%) Maven
11 3 (1.34%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.89%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (11.61%) Finance
2 20 (8.93%) Electronics
3 13 (5.80%) Marketing
4 6 (2.68%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.79%) Automotive
5 4 (1.79%) Retail
6 3 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.89%) Legal
7 2 (0.89%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.48%) .NET
2 18 (8.04%) HTML
3 17 (7.59%) XML
4 11 (4.91%) Web Services
5 9 (4.02%) Gherkin
6 6 (2.68%) CSS
7 5 (2.23%) jQuery
8 3 (1.34%) Spring
8 3 (1.34%) LAMP
8 3 (1.34%) SOAP
8 3 (1.34%) Java EE
8 3 (1.34%) RESTful
8 3 (1.34%) HTML5
8 3 (1.34%) Twisted
9 2 (0.89%) REST
9 2 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.89%) LESS
9 2 (0.89%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.45%) Ajax
10 1 (0.45%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 16 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 16 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.46%) Internet of Things
4 7 (3.13%) User Experience
5 5 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.79%) iPad
6 4 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.34%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.34%) PMI
8 2 (0.89%) Telematics
9 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.45%) DTV
9 1 (0.45%) BBC
9 1 (0.45%) Replication
9 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.45%) Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) Informatics
9 1 (0.45%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.96%) Linux
2 36 (16.07%) Windows
3 33 (14.73%) UNIX
4 23 (10.27%) Android
5 13 (5.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.89%) VMS
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (38.39%) Test Automation
3 64 (28.57%) Scrum
4 52 (23.21%) Test Scripting
5 48 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 47 (20.98%) Software Testing
7 43 (19.20%) Manual Testing
8 40 (17.86%) SDLC
8 40 (17.86%) Software Engineering
9 29 (12.95%) Automated Testing
10 21 (9.38%) Automation Testing
10 21 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (8.93%) OO
12 18 (8.04%) Integration Testing
12 18 (8.04%) User Stories
13 17 (7.59%) BDD
14 16 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
15 15 (6.70%) Test Strategy
16 13 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (5.36%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 66 (29.46%) Python
2 57 (25.45%) SQL
3 55 (24.55%) C#
3 55 (24.55%) Java
4 33 (14.73%) C++
5 25 (11.16%) Perl
6 20 (8.93%) C
7 17 (7.59%) JavaScript
8 14 (6.25%) Ruby
9 10 (4.46%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.02%) PHP
11 7 (3.13%) Delphi
12 5 (2.23%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.79%) Tcl
14 3 (1.34%) Groovy
14 3 (1.34%) VBScript
14 3 (1.34%) VB
15 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 77 (34.38%) Degree
2 38 (16.96%) ISEB
3 22 (9.82%) ISTQB
4 11 (4.91%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.02%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.79%) HND
6 4 (1.79%) CCNA
7 3 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.45%) MCAD
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (32.14%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) JTAG
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.79%) Docker
2 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.89%) Firmware
2 2 (0.89%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.89%) KVM
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.45%) XenApp
3 1 (0.45%) XenServer
3 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.45%) Salt
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.46%) Perforce
3 7 (3.13%) Oracle
4 5 (2.23%) Google
5 4 (1.79%) VMware
6 3 (1.34%) Citrix
6 3 (1.34%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.89%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) QNX
8 1 (0.45%) MKS
8 1 (0.45%) SAP
8 1 (0.45%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.45%) Xamarin
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