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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 734 791 750
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 157 98 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.091% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.097% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 148 82 135
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,250 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 October 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 October 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 +31 146 £35,000 - 34
East of England +19 52 £40,000 +6.66% 13
South East +13 43 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Cambridgeshire +21 41 £40,000 -3.03% 11
Cambridge +14 36 £40,000 -3.03% 10
Berkshire +21 19 £29,000 -15.94% 3
Surrey -3 18 £32,500 - 1
London +4 16 £42,500 - 5
Guildford - 12 £32,500 - 1
Reading +15 11 £26,000 -13.33% 2
North West +2 11 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Manchester - 10 £27,500 - 1
Hertfordshire -12 9 £42,500 +41.66% 1
South West -17 9 £37,000 +5.71%
Yorkshire -38 8 £23,000 - 4
Bolton - 7 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire -26 6 £23,750 - 2
Scotland -5 5 £34,000 +13.33% 1
East Midlands -8 5 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Wales - 5 £34,000 - 1
South Wales - 5 £34,000 - 1
Woking +6 4 £35,250 +8.46%
Bristol -7 4 £37,000 +23.33%
Edinburgh -16 4 £34,000 +15.25% 1
Cwmbran - 4 £34,000 - 1
Peterborough - 4 £40,000 -
Torfaen - 4 £34,000 - 1
Bracknell -1 3 £42,500 +25.00%
West Sussex -10 3 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Leeds -27 3 £25,000 - 2

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 142 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (35.06%) QA
3 105 (34.09%) Software Testing
4 104 (33.77%) Automated Testing
5 95 (30.84%) Degree
6 87 (28.25%) Java
7 80 (25.97%) ISEB
8 78 (25.32%) Test Automation
9 77 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 71 (23.05%) C#
11 68 (22.08%) Windows
12 66 (21.43%) Selenium
13 65 (21.10%) Test Scripting
14 61 (19.81%) Python
15 60 (19.48%) SQL
16 58 (18.83%) C++
16 58 (18.83%) ISTQB
17 56 (18.18%) C
17 56 (18.18%) .NET
18 55 (17.86%) Manual Testing
19 53 (17.21%) Computer Science
20 48 (15.58%) Linux
21 47 (15.26%) Scrum
22 44 (14.29%) Regression Testing
23 42 (13.64%) JavaScript
24 40 (12.99%) XML
25 38 (12.34%) Microsoft
26 36 (11.69%) HTML
27 31 (10.06%) Ruby
28 30 (9.74%) Mobile App

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (3.25%) IIS
2 4 (1.30%) Confluence
3 3 (0.97%) Apache
4 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.65%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (2.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.57%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.97%) SaaS
2 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.47%) Internet
2 19 (6.17%) Wireless
3 18 (5.84%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.19%) HTTP
5 6 (1.95%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.97%) Network Security
6 3 (0.97%) DSL
6 3 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.97%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.97%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.65%) snoop
7 2 (0.65%) GPRS
7 2 (0.65%) Firewall
7 2 (0.65%) DVB
7 2 (0.65%) X.509
8 1 (0.32%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.32%) SSL
8 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.32%) DHCP
8 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.52%) MySQL
2 16 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.97%) Redis
4 3 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.32%) SSDT
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 66 (21.43%) Selenium
2 26 (8.44%) Subversion
3 25 (8.12%) Jenkins
4 24 (7.79%) WebDriver
5 22 (7.14%) JIRA
6 19 (6.17%) Bugzilla
7 15 (4.87%) Visual Studio
7 15 (4.87%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.25%) JUnit
9 10 (3.25%) LabVIEW
10 9 (2.92%) NUnit
10 9 (2.92%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (2.60%) JBehave
12 6 (1.95%) MbUnit
12 6 (1.95%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.95%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (1.95%) VectorCAST
12 6 (1.95%) Git (software)
13 4 (1.30%) TestLink
General
1 26 (8.44%) Finance
2 13 (4.22%) Electronics
2 13 (4.22%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.92%) Multimedia
4 6 (1.95%) Military
4 6 (1.95%) Automotive
4 6 (1.95%) Law
4 6 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.30%) Marketing
5 4 (1.30%) Banking
5 4 (1.30%) Retail
6 3 (0.97%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.18%) .NET
2 40 (12.99%) XML
3 36 (11.69%) HTML
4 17 (5.52%) CSS
5 12 (3.90%) WCF
6 11 (3.57%) Adobe AIR
6 11 (3.57%) Web Services
6 11 (3.57%) Flash
7 9 (2.92%) Ajax
7 9 (2.92%) XSL
7 9 (2.92%) REST
8 8 (2.60%) J2EE
9 6 (1.95%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.62%) RESTful
10 5 (1.62%) jQuery
11 4 (1.30%) LAMP
12 2 (0.65%) JSP
12 2 (0.65%) SOAP
12 2 (0.65%) Middleware
12 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.21%) Computer Science
2 30 (9.74%) Mobile App
3 28 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (8.44%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (5.84%) Mathematics
6 11 (3.57%) Video on Demand
6 11 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.60%) User Experience
7 8 (2.60%) DTV
8 7 (2.27%) STB
8 7 (2.27%) VHDL
9 5 (1.62%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.30%) CCTV
10 4 (1.30%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.65%) Animation
12 2 (0.65%) Physics
12 2 (0.65%) Life Science
13 1 (0.32%) Open Source
13 1 (0.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 68 (22.08%) Windows
2 48 (15.58%) Linux
3 19 (6.17%) UNIX
4 5 (1.62%) Android
5 4 (1.30%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.30%) CentOS
6 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (34.09%) Software Testing
3 104 (33.77%) Automated Testing
4 78 (25.32%) Test Automation
5 77 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 65 (21.10%) Test Scripting
7 55 (17.86%) Manual Testing
8 47 (15.26%) Scrum
9 44 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 29 (9.42%) TDD
10 29 (9.42%) Unit Testing
11 23 (7.47%) Test Strategy
11 23 (7.47%) BDD
12 19 (6.17%) OO
12 19 (6.17%) E-Commerce
12 19 (6.17%) Automation Testing
13 16 (5.19%) UML
13 16 (5.19%) Performance Testing
13 16 (5.19%) User Stories
14 15 (4.87%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 87 (28.25%) Java
2 71 (23.05%) C#
3 61 (19.81%) Python
4 60 (19.48%) SQL
5 58 (18.83%) C++
6 56 (18.18%) C
7 42 (13.64%) JavaScript
8 31 (10.06%) Ruby
9 28 (9.09%) Perl
10 26 (8.44%) PHP
11 8 (2.60%) Delphi
12 7 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.62%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.62%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.30%) VBScript
14 4 (1.30%) Korn
14 4 (1.30%) Scala
15 3 (0.97%) Tcl
15 3 (0.97%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 95 (30.84%) Degree
2 80 (25.97%) ISEB
3 58 (18.83%) ISTQB
4 29 (9.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.22%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.97%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PhD
9 1 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (35.06%) QA
2 11 (3.57%) GAMP
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (3.25%) Firmware
2 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) XenApp
3 1 (0.32%) XenServer
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 38 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.22%) Adobe
3 7 (2.27%) Oracle
4 4 (1.30%) TOWER Software
4 4 (1.30%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.30%) IBM
5 3 (0.97%) Citrix
5 3 (0.97%) VMware
6 2 (0.65%) MKS
6 2 (0.65%) Remedy
6 2 (0.65%) HP
6 2 (0.65%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.32%) Lumesse
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cwmbran, Gwent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000-36,000 + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Accenture
Salary: £35,000 per annum depending on level and experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-50k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum pension, bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K PA
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Eurotime Solutions
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Eurotime Solutions
Salary: depending on experience
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