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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 719 781 725
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 176 105 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.097% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 166 89 141
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £59,750
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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 20 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 20 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 +51 162 £35,000 - 25
East of England +14 63 £42,500 +25.92% 7
Cambridgeshire +26 47 £42,500 +13.33% 5
South East +12 44 £30,250 -32.77% 7
Cambridge +27 43 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Berkshire +23 21 £29,000 -17.14% 2
London +15 19 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Surrey +4 18 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Reading +5 13 £26,000 -13.33% 1
North West -5 12 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Hertfordshire -7 11 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Guildford - 11 £32,500 - 1
Manchester - 9 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire -31 8 £23,000 - 5
Scotland -6 7 £34,000 +13.33% 4
South West -26 7 £39,000 +11.42% 2
Wales - 7 £34,000 - 1
South Wales - 7 £34,000 - 1
East Midlands -5 6 £37,500 +7.14% 1
West Yorkshire -18 6 £23,750 - 3
Torfaen - 6 £34,000 - 1
Cwmbran - 6 £34,000 - 1
Edinburgh -12 5 £34,000 -8.72% 2
Woking +13 4 £35,250 +8.46%
Lincoln - 4 £37,500 - 1
Bolton - 4 £27,500 -
Lincolnshire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Bristol -7 3 £27,000 -22.85% 1
Bedfordshire -15 3 £34,500 +15.00% 1
Leeds -25 3 £25,000 - 2

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 138 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (37.50%) QA
3 108 (34.62%) Software Testing
4 103 (33.01%) Automated Testing
5 95 (30.45%) Degree
6 92 (29.49%) Java
7 83 (26.60%) Software Engineering
8 74 (23.72%) Test Automation
9 73 (23.40%) Selenium
10 72 (23.08%) ISEB
11 71 (22.76%) C#
11 71 (22.76%) SQL
12 67 (21.47%) Test Scripting
13 66 (21.15%) Windows
14 63 (20.19%) C++
15 60 (19.23%) Python
16 59 (18.91%) C
17 57 (18.27%) .NET
18 56 (17.95%) Computer Science
18 56 (17.95%) ISTQB
19 51 (16.35%) Manual Testing
20 49 (15.71%) Linux
21 48 (15.38%) Scrum
22 46 (14.74%) Regression Testing
23 40 (12.82%) XML
24 38 (12.18%) Microsoft
25 35 (11.22%) JavaScript
26 34 (10.90%) Unit Testing
26 34 (10.90%) Enterprise Software
27 33 (10.58%) TDD

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 7 (2.24%) IIS
2 6 (1.92%) Confluence
3 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.64%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 12 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.56%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.28%) SaaS
3 3 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.05%) Internet
2 21 (6.73%) TCP/IP
3 18 (5.77%) HTTP
4 14 (4.49%) Wireless
5 8 (2.56%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.28%) Network Security
7 3 (0.96%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.96%) DSL
7 3 (0.96%) LAN
7 3 (0.96%) WAN
8 2 (0.64%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.64%) GPRS
8 2 (0.64%) VPN
8 2 (0.64%) DNS
8 2 (0.64%) DVB
8 2 (0.64%) X.509
8 2 (0.64%) Firewall
8 2 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.64%) snoop
8 2 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.53%) MySQL
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.64%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.32%) SSDT
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 73 (23.40%) Selenium
2 24 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 23 (7.37%) Subversion
4 20 (6.41%) JIRA
4 20 (6.41%) Jenkins
5 18 (5.77%) Bugzilla
6 17 (5.45%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (4.49%) Visual Studio
8 13 (4.17%) JUnit
9 10 (3.21%) LabVIEW
9 10 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.21%) JBehave
10 9 (2.88%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (2.24%) VectorCAST
11 7 (2.24%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.92%) TestLink
12 6 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (1.92%) Fiddler
12 6 (1.92%) NUnit
13 5 (1.60%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (9.62%) Finance
2 11 (3.53%) Electronics
3 10 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.56%) Multimedia
5 7 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.92%) Automotive
6 6 (1.92%) Banking
7 5 (1.60%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.28%) Marketing
9 3 (0.96%) Retail
9 3 (0.96%) Military
9 3 (0.96%) Law
10 2 (0.64%) Advertising
10 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (18.27%) .NET
2 40 (12.82%) XML
3 32 (10.26%) HTML
4 14 (4.49%) CSS
5 10 (3.21%) J2EE
5 10 (3.21%) REST
6 9 (2.88%) WCF
7 8 (2.56%) Web Services
7 8 (2.56%) XSL
7 8 (2.56%) Flash
7 8 (2.56%) Ajax
7 8 (2.56%) Adobe AIR
8 6 (1.92%) SOAP
8 6 (1.92%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.60%) jQuery
10 4 (1.28%) RESTful
11 3 (0.96%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.64%) JSP
12 2 (0.64%) Middleware
12 2 (0.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 34 (10.90%) Enterprise Software
3 29 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 22 (7.05%) Mathematics
6 12 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.56%) Video on Demand
7 8 (2.56%) User Experience
8 7 (2.24%) DTV
8 7 (2.24%) STB
9 6 (1.92%) VHDL
10 5 (1.60%) Streaming Video
11 4 (1.28%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.96%) Animation
13 2 (0.64%) PKI
13 2 (0.64%) Life Science
13 2 (0.64%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.64%) Smartcard
13 2 (0.64%) Physics
14 1 (0.32%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 66 (21.15%) Windows
2 49 (15.71%) Linux
3 23 (7.37%) UNIX
4 6 (1.92%) CentOS
5 4 (1.28%) Android
6 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) VMS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (34.62%) Software Testing
3 103 (33.01%) Automated Testing
4 83 (26.60%) Software Engineering
5 74 (23.72%) Test Automation
6 67 (21.47%) Test Scripting
7 51 (16.35%) Manual Testing
8 48 (15.38%) Scrum
9 46 (14.74%) Regression Testing
10 34 (10.90%) Unit Testing
11 33 (10.58%) TDD
12 31 (9.94%) BDD
13 24 (7.69%) Automation Testing
14 23 (7.37%) Test Strategy
15 18 (5.77%) Validation
16 17 (5.45%) OO
17 15 (4.81%) E-Commerce
17 15 (4.81%) User Stories
18 14 (4.49%) Test Management
18 14 (4.49%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 92 (29.49%) Java
2 71 (22.76%) C#
2 71 (22.76%) SQL
3 63 (20.19%) C++
4 60 (19.23%) Python
5 59 (18.91%) C
6 35 (11.22%) JavaScript
7 28 (8.97%) Ruby
8 25 (8.01%) Perl
9 19 (6.09%) PHP
10 12 (3.85%) Delphi
11 8 (2.56%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.24%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.92%) Korn
13 6 (1.92%) VBScript
14 4 (1.28%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.28%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.96%) Scala
16 2 (0.64%) VB
16 2 (0.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 95 (30.45%) Degree
2 72 (23.08%) ISEB
3 56 (17.95%) ISTQB
4 26 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (5.13%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.96%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.32%) MCSE
9 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (37.50%) QA
2 13 (4.17%) GAMP
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (3.21%) Firmware
2 4 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.96%) Terminal Server
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 38 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.21%) Adobe
3 6 (1.92%) Oracle
3 6 (1.92%) Red Hat
3 6 (1.92%) TOWER Software
4 5 (1.60%) VMware
5 4 (1.28%) Citrix
5 4 (1.28%) IBM
6 3 (0.96%) HP
6 3 (0.96%) MKS
6 3 (0.96%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.64%) Lumesse
7 2 (0.64%) Remedy
8 1 (0.32%) EMC
8 1 (0.32%) Google
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Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
IT Connections
Salary: 28,000 to £40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K PA
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000-36,000 + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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