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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 677 765 709
Rank change year-on-year
+88 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 206 114 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 199 95 160
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +84 195 £37,500 +7.14% 20
East of England +25 78 £42,500 +21.42% 6
South East +23 60 £35,000 -3.44% 8
Cambridgeshire +27 59 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Cambridge +36 57 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Surrey +18 24 £33,750 -30.76%
London -9 21 £42,500 -
North West +6 20 £33,000 +60.97% 2
Berkshire +16 17 £26,000 -25.71% 3
Manchester - 14 £33,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -9 11 £42,500 +41.66%
Reading +13 10 £19,000 -36.66% 1
Hampshire -12 10 £37,500 +97.36% 1
Guildford - 9 £40,000 -
Bolton - 7 £33,000 - 1
East Midlands +17 6 £37,500 +29.31%
Scotland +11 6 £34,000 +7.93% 2
Cheshire +6 6 £32,500 +58.53%
South West -14 6 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Camberley - 6 £35,000 -
Basingstoke +3 5 £37,500 -
Newbury +5 4 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Edinburgh +1 4 £34,000 -12.82% 1
Colchester - 4 £35,000 -
Lincoln - 4 £37,500 -
Redhill - 4 £28,000 -
Dorset - 4 £34,000 -
Essex - 4 £35,000 -
Lincolnshire - 4 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire +7 3 £40,000 +35.59%

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 190 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (45.41%) QA
3 128 (34.59%) Software Testing
4 127 (34.32%) Automated Testing
5 123 (33.24%) SQL
6 120 (32.43%) Degree
7 113 (30.54%) Selenium
8 110 (29.73%) Test Automation
9 101 (27.30%) Java
10 90 (24.32%) Software Engineering
11 84 (22.70%) Test Scripting
12 76 (20.54%) ISEB
13 75 (20.27%) Windows
14 73 (19.73%) C#
14 73 (19.73%) Computer Science
15 68 (18.38%) Python
16 67 (18.11%) .NET
16 67 (18.11%) ISTQB
17 62 (16.76%) Manual Testing
18 59 (15.95%) Linux
18 59 (15.95%) Scrum
19 57 (15.41%) Microsoft
19 57 (15.41%) Automation Testing
20 56 (15.14%) C++
21 51 (13.78%) JavaScript
22 50 (13.51%) XML
22 50 (13.51%) Finance
22 50 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (13.24%) C
24 46 (12.43%) Regression Testing

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (1.89%) IIS
1 7 (1.89%) Confluence
2 2 (0.54%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.89%) Basecamp
2 6 (1.62%) SaaS
3 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.49%) TCP/IP
1 24 (6.49%) Internet
2 16 (4.32%) HTTP
3 12 (3.24%) Wireless
4 8 (2.16%) Wireshark
5 5 (1.35%) Network Security
5 5 (1.35%) VPN
5 5 (1.35%) LAN
5 5 (1.35%) WAN
6 4 (1.08%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.08%) DNS
6 4 (1.08%) SSL
6 4 (1.08%) ICMP
6 4 (1.08%) Firewall
7 3 (0.81%) DSL
8 2 (0.54%) GPRS
8 2 (0.54%) DHCP
8 2 (0.54%) VLAN
8 2 (0.54%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.54%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.16%) MySQL
3 6 (1.62%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.54%) Big Data
6 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.27%) SSDT
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 113 (30.54%) Selenium
2 34 (9.19%) WebDriver
3 33 (8.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 32 (8.65%) JIRA
5 22 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (5.41%) JUnit
7 18 (4.86%) JBehave
7 18 (4.86%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.05%) Subversion
9 13 (3.51%) Visual Studio
9 13 (3.51%) Cucumber
9 13 (3.51%) SoapUI
10 12 (3.24%) LabVIEW
11 11 (2.97%) Bugzilla
12 8 (2.16%) Fiddler
13 7 (1.89%) JMeter
13 7 (1.89%) TestDirector
13 7 (1.89%) VectorCAST
14 6 (1.62%) TestLink
15 5 (1.35%) NUnit
General
1 50 (13.51%) Finance
2 15 (4.05%) Electronics
3 9 (2.43%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.43%) Multimedia
3 9 (2.43%) Marketing
4 8 (2.16%) Banking
4 8 (2.16%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.08%) Automotive
8 2 (0.54%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Retail
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Avionics
9 1 (0.27%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (18.11%) .NET
2 50 (13.51%) XML
3 39 (10.54%) HTML
4 20 (5.41%) J2EE
5 16 (4.32%) CSS
6 15 (4.05%) REST
7 10 (2.70%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.43%) Ajax
8 9 (2.43%) XSL
9 8 (2.16%) jQuery
10 7 (1.89%) Adobe AIR
10 7 (1.89%) Flash
10 7 (1.89%) WinForms
11 6 (1.62%) SOAP
11 6 (1.62%) Web Services
11 6 (1.62%) WCF
12 5 (1.35%) WPF
12 5 (1.35%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.81%) Middleware
14 2 (0.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (19.73%) Computer Science
2 50 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (12.43%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (7.03%) Mathematics
5 23 (6.22%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.70%) User Experience
7 8 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.89%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.62%) DTV
10 5 (1.35%) Streaming Video
10 5 (1.35%) STB
10 5 (1.35%) PKI
11 4 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.08%) Life Science
11 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.81%) Physics
12 3 (0.81%) Smartcard
12 3 (0.81%) Animation
12 3 (0.81%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 75 (20.27%) Windows
2 59 (15.95%) Linux
3 31 (8.38%) UNIX
4 8 (2.16%) Android
5 6 (1.62%) CentOS
5 6 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.27%) VMS
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.27%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (34.59%) Software Testing
3 127 (34.32%) Automated Testing
4 110 (29.73%) Test Automation
5 90 (24.32%) Software Engineering
6 84 (22.70%) Test Scripting
7 62 (16.76%) Manual Testing
8 59 (15.95%) Scrum
9 57 (15.41%) Automation Testing
10 46 (12.43%) Regression Testing
11 41 (11.08%) Unit Testing
12 39 (10.54%) TDD
13 37 (10.00%) BDD
14 33 (8.92%) Load Testing
15 31 (8.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 29 (7.84%) Test Strategy
17 22 (5.95%) OO
18 21 (5.68%) Web Testing
19 20 (5.41%) Test Planning
20 18 (4.86%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 123 (33.24%) SQL
2 101 (27.30%) Java
3 73 (19.73%) C#
4 68 (18.38%) Python
5 56 (15.14%) C++
6 51 (13.78%) JavaScript
7 49 (13.24%) C
8 27 (7.30%) Perl
9 22 (5.95%) Ruby
10 19 (5.14%) PHP
11 16 (4.32%) Delphi
12 10 (2.70%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.16%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.62%) Korn
14 6 (1.62%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.62%) VBScript
15 4 (1.08%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.54%) Groovy
16 2 (0.54%) VB
17 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (32.43%) Degree
2 76 (20.54%) ISEB
3 67 (18.11%) ISTQB
4 28 (7.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (5.14%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.24%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MCAD
8 1 (0.27%) MCSE
8 1 (0.27%) PhD
8 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (45.41%) QA
2 13 (3.51%) GAMP
3 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.27%) DO-254
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.35%) Firmware
2 5 (1.35%) Terminal Server
2 5 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.81%) vSphere
5 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) XenApp
6 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.27%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 57 (15.41%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.59%) VMware
3 14 (3.78%) Oracle
4 9 (2.43%) Adobe
5 7 (1.89%) TOWER Software
6 6 (1.62%) Citrix
6 6 (1.62%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.35%) IBM
8 3 (0.81%) Perforce
8 3 (0.81%) Fujitsu
8 3 (0.81%) MKS
9 2 (0.54%) Lumesse
9 2 (0.54%) Remedy
9 2 (0.54%) HP
10 1 (0.27%) EMC
10 1 (0.27%) Google
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