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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 694 776 676
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -100
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 185 117 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 175 93 184
Average salary £35,000 £35,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,250 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +3.67%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 2015. 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 +60 178 £35,000 -4.76% 31
South East +19 62 £35,000 -15.15% 7
East of England +7 62 £42,000 +10.52% 11
Cambridgeshire +5 49 £41,500 +9.21% 7
Cambridge +16 47 £42,500 +15.64% 6
Surrey - 22 £35,000 - 2
London 0 20 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Berkshire -2 19 £37,500 +27.11% 3
North West +4 16 £33,000 +53.48% 1
Hampshire -5 15 £26,500 +8.16%
Manchester - 12 £33,000 -
Hertfordshire +3 10 £42,500 +3.65% 1
Southampton +1 9 £26,500 +8.16%
Reading - 9 £19,000 - 1
Camberley - 9 £35,000 - 1
South West -7 8 £34,000 +23.63% 6
Bolton - 8 £33,000 -
Eastleigh - 7 £26,500 -
Guildford - 6 £40,000 -
Bracknell - 6 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -8 5 £25,000 - 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £25,000 - 1
Dorset - 5 £34,000 - 2
Basingstoke - 5 £37,500 -
East Midlands +13 4 £32,500 +12.06% 1
West Sussex -1 4 £22,000 -37.14%
Cheshire -2 4 £32,500 +51.16%
Leeds -3 4 £25,000 -
Newbury - 4 £39,750 - 1
Scotland +2 3 £35,000 - 3

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 196 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (47.34%) QA
3 129 (36.13%) SQL
4 120 (33.61%) Degree
4 120 (33.61%) Automated Testing
5 119 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 118 (33.05%) Selenium
7 115 (32.21%) Software Testing
8 97 (27.17%) Java
9 90 (25.21%) Software Engineering
10 78 (21.85%) Windows
11 76 (21.29%) Test Scripting
12 75 (21.01%) Computer Science
13 73 (20.45%) .NET
14 71 (19.89%) ISEB
15 69 (19.33%) C#
16 65 (18.21%) Automation Testing
17 63 (17.65%) Scrum
18 62 (17.37%) Python
18 62 (17.37%) ISTQB
19 58 (16.25%) Microsoft
20 57 (15.97%) Linux
20 57 (15.97%) Manual Testing
21 56 (15.69%) Finance
22 55 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
23 50 (14.01%) JavaScript
24 48 (13.45%) C++
25 47 (13.17%) Regression Testing
26 44 (12.32%) XML
27 43 (12.04%) Enterprise Software

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (1.96%) Confluence
1 7 (1.96%) IIS
2 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (4.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.68%) SaaS
1 6 (1.68%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.56%) TCP/IP
2 20 (5.60%) Internet
3 12 (3.36%) HTTP
4 7 (1.96%) Wireless
4 7 (1.96%) Network Security
5 6 (1.68%) Wireshark
5 6 (1.68%) VPN
6 5 (1.40%) ICMP
6 5 (1.40%) LAN
6 5 (1.40%) WAN
7 4 (1.12%) SSL
7 4 (1.12%) DNS
7 4 (1.12%) Firewall
8 2 (0.56%) VLAN
8 2 (0.56%) DHCP
8 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.28%) Modbus
9 1 (0.28%) Profibus
9 1 (0.28%) 3G
9 1 (0.28%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.96%) MySQL
3 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.12%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.84%) Big Data
5 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.28%) SSDT
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 118 (33.05%) Selenium
2 40 (11.20%) WebDriver
3 36 (10.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 36 (10.08%) JIRA
4 24 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (5.88%) JUnit
6 18 (5.04%) Jenkins
6 18 (5.04%) JBehave
7 14 (3.92%) SoapUI
8 13 (3.64%) Subversion
8 13 (3.64%) Cucumber
9 11 (3.08%) Visual Studio
10 8 (2.24%) Fiddler
10 8 (2.24%) JMeter
10 8 (2.24%) Bugzilla
10 8 (2.24%) TestDirector
11 6 (1.68%) VectorCAST
11 6 (1.68%) TestLink
12 5 (1.40%) PyUnit
12 5 (1.40%) Ant
General
1 56 (15.69%) Finance
2 14 (3.92%) Electronics
3 9 (2.52%) Marketing
4 8 (2.24%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (1.96%) Banking
5 7 (1.96%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.40%) Automotive
7 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Avionics
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (20.45%) .NET
2 44 (12.32%) XML
3 39 (10.92%) HTML
4 20 (5.60%) J2EE
5 18 (5.04%) CSS
6 13 (3.64%) REST
7 11 (3.08%) jQuery
7 11 (3.08%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.96%) WinForms
8 7 (1.96%) Web Services
8 7 (1.96%) XSL
8 7 (1.96%) Ajax
9 6 (1.68%) Adobe AIR
9 6 (1.68%) WCF
9 6 (1.68%) SOAP
9 6 (1.68%) Flash
10 5 (1.40%) WPF
11 3 (0.84%) Middleware
11 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 75 (21.01%) Computer Science
2 55 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (12.04%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (7.56%) Mathematics
5 15 (4.20%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.64%) User Experience
7 6 (1.68%) PKI
7 6 (1.68%) DTV
7 6 (1.68%) Video on Demand
7 6 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.40%) Streaming Video
8 5 (1.40%) STB
9 4 (1.12%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.12%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.84%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.84%) Life Science
10 3 (0.84%) Animation
11 2 (0.56%) Chemistry
11 2 (0.56%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 78 (21.85%) Windows
2 57 (15.97%) Linux
3 34 (9.52%) UNIX
4 11 (3.08%) Android
5 8 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.68%) CentOS
7 5 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (33.61%) Automated Testing
3 119 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 115 (32.21%) Software Testing
5 90 (25.21%) Software Engineering
6 76 (21.29%) Test Scripting
7 65 (18.21%) Automation Testing
8 63 (17.65%) Scrum
9 57 (15.97%) Manual Testing
10 47 (13.17%) Regression Testing
11 40 (11.20%) TDD
12 39 (10.92%) BDD
13 36 (10.08%) Unit Testing
14 34 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 32 (8.96%) Load Testing
16 30 (8.40%) Test Strategy
17 27 (7.56%) OO
18 23 (6.44%) User Stories
18 23 (6.44%) Web Testing
19 19 (5.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 129 (36.13%) SQL
2 97 (27.17%) Java
3 69 (19.33%) C#
4 62 (17.37%) Python
5 50 (14.01%) JavaScript
6 48 (13.45%) C++
7 42 (11.76%) C
8 22 (6.16%) Ruby
9 21 (5.88%) Perl
10 19 (5.32%) Delphi
11 13 (3.64%) PHP
12 10 (2.80%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.52%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.68%) Korn
14 6 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.40%) VBScript
16 4 (1.12%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.56%) VB
18 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
18 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (33.61%) Degree
2 71 (19.89%) ISEB
3 62 (17.37%) ISTQB
4 24 (6.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.24%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) MCAD
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (47.34%) QA
2 10 (2.80%) GAMP
3 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.28%) DO-254
4 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.40%) Firmware
2 5 (1.40%) Terminal Server
3 4 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.84%) vSphere
5 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
6 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 58 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.76%) VMware
3 14 (3.92%) Oracle
4 8 (2.24%) TOWER Software
5 6 (1.68%) Citrix
5 6 (1.68%) Adobe
5 6 (1.68%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.12%) Perforce
7 3 (0.84%) MKS
7 3 (0.84%) IBM
7 3 (0.84%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.56%) HP
8 2 (0.56%) Lumesse
9 1 (0.28%) Remedy
9 1 (0.28%) EMC
9 1 (0.28%) Google
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