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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 758 759 780
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 143 111 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 133 86 109
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 £27,500 £28,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +1.53%

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
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
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 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
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 21 August 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 21 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 131 £35,000 +5.26% 26
South East +4 48 £39,000 +20.00% 6
East of England +9 45 £35,000 -3.44% 7
Cambridgeshire +22 36 £38,750 -13.88% 5
Cambridge +8 30 £36,500 -18.88% 3
Surrey 0 18 £43,000 +32.30% 3
Berkshire +14 16 £32,500 -5.79% 2
Guildford +21 12 £32,500 +7.43% 1
London -18 12 £45,000 +24.13% 6
Manchester +5 9 £27,500 -8.33%
North West -8 9 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Scotland -13 9 £30,500 -9.62% 1
Bolton - 9 £27,500 -
Bracknell +6 8 £37,500 +10.29%
Bedfordshire +6 8 £32,500 +18.18% 1
South West -35 7 £37,000 +23.33% 3
Hampshire -1 6 £39,000 +41.81%
Peterborough - 6 £40,000 -
East Midlands -8 5 £34,000 - 1
Reading - 5 £29,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £32,000 - 1
Yorkshire -66 4 £24,000 -42.85% 2
Redhill - 4 £55,000 -
Woking -4 3 £40,500 +24.61% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 3 £35,000 - 1
West Sussex -9 3 £40,000 +8.10%
Bristol -15 3 £37,000 +23.33%
West Yorkshire -47 3 £25,000 -40.47%
Worthing - 3 £40,000 -
Leatherhead - 3 £55,000 -

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 108 (34.39%) Software Testing
2 106 (33.76%) Automated Testing
2 106 (33.76%) QA
3 89 (28.34%) Degree
3 89 (28.34%) Test Automation
4 87 (27.71%) ISEB
5 80 (25.48%) C#
6 78 (24.84%) Java
7 77 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (23.57%) Python
9 65 (20.70%) Windows
10 61 (19.43%) Software Engineering
10 61 (19.43%) ISTQB
11 59 (18.79%) Selenium
12 58 (18.47%) Linux
13 56 (17.83%) C++
13 56 (17.83%) .NET
13 56 (17.83%) Test Scripting
14 53 (16.88%) C
15 52 (16.56%) SQL
16 44 (14.01%) Scrum
17 43 (13.69%) Regression Testing
17 43 (13.69%) Manual Testing
18 41 (13.06%) Computer Science
19 39 (12.42%) JavaScript
20 36 (11.46%) Microsoft
21 33 (10.51%) Perl
21 33 (10.51%) Ruby
22 29 (9.24%) XML
23 27 (8.60%) Unit Testing

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 8 (2.55%) IIS
2 5 (1.59%) Apache
3 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.64%) ColdFusion
3 2 (0.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.55%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.64%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.28%) Wireless
2 18 (5.73%) Internet
3 15 (4.78%) HTTP
3 15 (4.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.87%) Bluetooth
4 9 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.27%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.96%) Network Security
6 3 (0.96%) DSL
6 3 (0.96%) X.509
6 3 (0.96%) GPRS
7 2 (0.64%) RIP
7 2 (0.64%) DVB
7 2 (0.64%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.64%) snoop
8 1 (0.32%) LTE
8 1 (0.32%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.32%) STUN
8 1 (0.32%) Firewall
8 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.10%) MySQL
3 4 (1.27%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.27%) Redis
4 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.64%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 59 (18.79%) Selenium
2 22 (7.01%) Subversion
2 22 (7.01%) Bugzilla
3 21 (6.69%) NUnit
4 20 (6.37%) Jenkins
5 19 (6.05%) JIRA
6 17 (5.41%) Visual Studio
6 17 (5.41%) WebDriver
7 12 (3.82%) MbUnit
7 12 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.87%) LabVIEW
8 9 (2.87%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (1.91%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (1.91%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.59%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.59%) MSTest
11 4 (1.27%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.27%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.27%) JUnit
11 4 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (6.05%) Finance
2 15 (4.78%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.18%) Law
3 10 (3.18%) Electronics
3 10 (3.18%) Military
4 9 (2.87%) Multimedia
4 9 (2.87%) Automotive
5 6 (1.91%) Retail
6 4 (1.27%) Marketing
6 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.27%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (17.83%) .NET
2 29 (9.24%) XML
3 25 (7.96%) HTML
4 15 (4.78%) Web Services
5 12 (3.82%) CSS
6 11 (3.50%) SOAP
7 8 (2.55%) Ajax
7 8 (2.55%) XSL
7 8 (2.55%) Flash
7 8 (2.55%) WCF
7 8 (2.55%) Adobe AIR
7 8 (2.55%) REST
8 6 (1.91%) RESTful
8 6 (1.91%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.59%) LAMP
9 5 (1.59%) WinForms
9 5 (1.59%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.96%) Middleware
10 3 (0.96%) jQuery
11 2 (0.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.06%) Computer Science
2 26 (8.28%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.50%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (3.50%) Firmware
5 9 (2.87%) VHDL
6 8 (2.55%) Video on Demand
7 7 (2.23%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.91%) DTV
9 4 (1.27%) STB
9 4 (1.27%) CCTV
9 4 (1.27%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.64%) Physics
10 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.64%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.32%) Handset
11 1 (0.32%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.32%) Statistics
11 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.32%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 65 (20.70%) Windows
2 58 (18.47%) Linux
3 16 (5.10%) UNIX
4 8 (2.55%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.91%) Android
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.64%) CentOS
7 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (34.39%) Software Testing
2 106 (33.76%) Automated Testing
3 89 (28.34%) Test Automation
4 77 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (19.43%) Software Engineering
6 56 (17.83%) Test Scripting
7 44 (14.01%) Scrum
8 43 (13.69%) Regression Testing
8 43 (13.69%) Manual Testing
9 27 (8.60%) Unit Testing
10 22 (7.01%) Performance Testing
11 18 (5.73%) E-Commerce
11 18 (5.73%) TDD
12 16 (5.10%) Validation
12 16 (5.10%) OO
12 16 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (5.10%) Waterfall
12 16 (5.10%) Test Strategy
13 14 (4.46%) UML
13 14 (4.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 80 (25.48%) C#
2 78 (24.84%) Java
3 74 (23.57%) Python
4 56 (17.83%) C++
5 53 (16.88%) C
6 52 (16.56%) SQL
7 39 (12.42%) JavaScript
8 33 (10.51%) Perl
8 33 (10.51%) Ruby
9 24 (7.64%) PHP
10 10 (3.18%) Tcl
11 9 (2.87%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.59%) Scala
12 5 (1.59%) VBScript
13 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.96%) PowerHouse
13 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.64%) Korn
14 2 (0.64%) Groovy
14 2 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (28.34%) Degree
2 87 (27.71%) ISEB
3 61 (19.43%) ISTQB
4 24 (7.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.18%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.18%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.32%) HND
8 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (33.76%) QA
2 6 (1.91%) GAMP
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 36 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.50%) Adobe
3 4 (1.27%) Oracle
4 3 (0.96%) IBM
4 3 (0.96%) HP
5 2 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.32%) Remedy
6 1 (0.32%) MKS
6 1 (0.32%) VMware
6 1 (0.32%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.32%) Lumesse
6 1 (0.32%) Citrix
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