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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 676 715 743
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 222 227 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 198 172 212
Median salary £40,000 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
92091 104182 108737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.24% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77057 86801 87903
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
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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 +55 215 £40,000 +5.26% 32
South East +10 58 £35,000 - 3
East of England +47 56 £45,000 - 9
Cambridgeshire +30 40 £46,250 -2.63% 9
Cambridge +39 39 £47,500 - 4
South West +19 39 £35,000 -12.50% 7
London +47 36 £43,500 -20.90% 5
Gloucestershire +9 23 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Surrey +11 14 £37,500 -11.76% 2
West Sussex +21 12 £35,500 +26.78%
Yorkshire +8 12 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Hertfordshire +21 11 £43,500 +2.35%
Berkshire +10 11 £33,000 +10.00%
West Yorkshire +9 11 £37,500 - 4
Hampshire 0 11 £30,000 - 1
Leeds +15 9 £37,500 - 4
Gatwick +7 8 £41,250 +47.32%
Gloucester +4 8 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Dagenham - 8 £42,500 -
Reading - 7 £33,000 -
Chippenham - 7 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 7 £35,000 - 2
Middlesex - 6 £20,000 -
Watford - 6 £45,000 -
North West +6 5 £57,500 - 3
Royston -6 5 £42,500 -
East Midlands +11 4 £33,750 +22.72% 1
Bristol +6 4 £32,500 -
Southampton -5 4 £30,000 -
Manchester -7 4 £60,000 - 3

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 291 (67.67%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (40.47%) Java
3 152 (35.35%) Software Engineering
4 149 (34.65%) Selenium
5 137 (31.86%) Scrum
6 131 (30.47%) SQL
7 130 (30.23%) Python
8 129 (30.00%) QA
9 123 (28.60%) C#
10 116 (26.98%) Test Automation
11 114 (26.51%) Degree
12 103 (23.95%) Automated Testing
13 91 (21.16%) Software Testing
13 91 (21.16%) BDD
14 80 (18.60%) C++
15 77 (17.91%) Web Services
15 77 (17.91%) TDD
16 70 (16.28%) JavaScript
17 68 (15.81%) WebDriver
17 68 (15.81%) Manual Testing
18 66 (15.35%) Cucumber
18 66 (15.35%) XML
19 65 (15.12%) ISEB
19 65 (15.12%) Test Scripting
20 64 (14.88%) ISTQB
21 63 (14.65%) JUnit
22 55 (12.79%) Computer Science
23 54 (12.56%) HTML
23 54 (12.56%) .NET
23 54 (12.56%) Finance

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 8 (1.86%) WebLogic
2 4 (0.93%) Confluence
3 2 (0.47%) CMS
3 2 (0.47%) IIS
4 1 (0.23%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.23%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.23%) SAS
4 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.23%) FastStats
2 1 (0.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.26%) SaaS
2 9 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.14%) Internet
2 18 (4.19%) HTTP
3 14 (3.26%) SSL
4 8 (1.86%) HTTPS
4 8 (1.86%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.40%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.40%) Wireless
6 4 (0.93%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.70%) SSH
8 2 (0.47%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.47%) RS-485
9 1 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.23%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.23%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.23%) RS-232
9 1 (0.23%) SNMP
9 1 (0.23%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.95%) Big Data
3 8 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.63%) MySQL
5 6 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 149 (34.65%) Selenium
2 68 (15.81%) WebDriver
3 66 (15.35%) Cucumber
4 63 (14.65%) JUnit
5 40 (9.30%) JIRA
6 36 (8.37%) Jenkins
7 34 (7.91%) JBehave
8 23 (5.35%) JMeter
9 21 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (3.72%) NUnit
11 15 (3.49%) SoapUI
12 14 (3.26%) SpecFlow
13 13 (3.02%) Git (software)
14 12 (2.79%) Bugzilla
14 12 (2.79%) Spock
15 11 (2.56%) Eclipse
15 11 (2.56%) TeamCity
16 10 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
17 9 (2.09%) MSTest
18 8 (1.86%) WatiN
General
1 54 (12.56%) Finance
2 31 (7.21%) Games
3 28 (6.51%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.19%) Electronics
5 15 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.49%) Marketing
6 10 (2.33%) Retail
7 6 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.93%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.93%) Automotive
9 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (17.91%) Web Services
2 66 (15.35%) XML
3 54 (12.56%) .NET
3 54 (12.56%) HTML
4 47 (10.93%) RESTful
5 35 (8.14%) REST
6 30 (6.98%) CSS
7 22 (5.12%) Gherkin
7 22 (5.12%) J2EE
8 15 (3.49%) Java EE
9 11 (2.56%) jQuery
9 11 (2.56%) STL
10 10 (2.33%) Spring
11 9 (2.09%) Hibernate
12 8 (1.86%) EJB
13 7 (1.63%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.63%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.63%) XHTML
14 5 (1.16%) WPF
15 4 (0.93%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.79%) Computer Science
2 38 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.28%) Mobile App
4 24 (5.58%) RIA
5 14 (3.26%) Mathematics
6 9 (2.09%) Online Games
6 9 (2.09%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.86%) iPhone
7 8 (1.86%) Smartcard
8 7 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.40%) Life Science
9 6 (1.40%) User Experience
10 5 (1.16%) Cybercrime
10 5 (1.16%) Fintech
11 4 (0.93%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.93%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.93%) Statistics
12 3 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.33%) Windows
2 51 (11.86%) Linux
3 32 (7.44%) Android
4 31 (7.21%) Unix
5 15 (3.49%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.09%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.16%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (67.67%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (35.35%) Software Engineering
3 137 (31.86%) Scrum
4 116 (26.98%) Test Automation
5 103 (23.95%) Automated Testing
6 91 (21.16%) BDD
6 91 (21.16%) Software Testing
7 77 (17.91%) TDD
8 68 (15.81%) Manual Testing
9 65 (15.12%) Test Scripting
10 52 (12.09%) Regression Testing
11 49 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (10.93%) Test Strategy
13 45 (10.47%) Automation Testing
14 43 (10.00%) Performance Testing
14 43 (10.00%) SDLC
15 41 (9.53%) Functional Testing
15 41 (9.53%) OO
16 40 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
17 35 (8.14%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (40.47%) Java
2 131 (30.47%) SQL
3 130 (30.23%) Python
4 123 (28.60%) C#
5 80 (18.60%) C++
6 70 (16.28%) JavaScript
7 48 (11.16%) C
8 47 (10.93%) Perl
9 35 (8.14%) Ruby
10 25 (5.81%) VB
11 20 (4.65%) PHP
12 19 (4.42%) Objective-C
13 13 (3.02%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.33%) Embedded C
15 9 (2.09%) Embedded C++
16 8 (1.86%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.63%) Shell Script
18 6 (1.40%) Delphi
19 4 (0.93%) PowerShell
19 4 (0.93%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 114 (26.51%) Degree
2 65 (15.12%) ISEB
3 64 (14.88%) ISTQB
4 45 (10.47%) Security Cleared
5 28 (6.51%) DV Cleared
6 19 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (3.72%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.56%) CCNA
8 11 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.56%) CISSP
8 11 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
8 11 (2.56%) GIAC
8 11 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (2.56%) Linux+ Certification
8 11 (2.56%) MCSE
8 11 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
8 11 (2.56%) SANS
8 11 (2.56%) Security+ Certification
8 11 (2.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (30.00%) QA
2 44 (10.23%) SDET
3 2 (0.47%) GAMP
4 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.23%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.23%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (1.63%) Firmware
2 5 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.93%) Docker
3 4 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.95%) Oracle
3 11 (2.56%) Google
4 9 (2.09%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.09%) Cisco
4 9 (2.09%) HP
5 8 (1.86%) IBM
6 6 (1.40%) SAP
7 5 (1.16%) Perforce
7 5 (1.16%) VMware
8 4 (0.93%) Apple
9 3 (0.70%) EMC
9 3 (0.70%) FINEOS
9 3 (0.70%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.70%) Telerik
10 2 (0.47%) Cadence
11 1 (0.23%) Adobe
11 1 (0.23%) Dell
11 1 (0.23%) Intel
11 1 (0.23%) NetApp
Manchester, Lancashire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Medical and Pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum £30k - £50k basic salary + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Andover
Spectrum IT
Salary: £27000 - £29500 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Medical and Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Ives
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 8 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 19 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
London
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
London
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago