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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 703 759 745
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 240 228 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 212 196 223
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

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
99119 108062 116837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83362 88174 94782
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 May 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 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 +38 231 £38,500 -7.22% 22
East of England +25 53 £40,000 -5.88% 5
South West +39 49 £35,000 -6.66% 2
South East +25 45 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Cambridgeshire +4 45 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Cambridge +10 41 £40,000 -13.51% 3
London -19 27 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Yorkshire +20 25 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Bristol +24 24 £30,000 -26.82%
West Yorkshire +22 21 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Leeds +7 21 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Hampshire +22 19 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Gloucestershire - 19 £50,000 - 2
Surrey -11 18 £45,000 -10.00% 3
North West +21 16 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Manchester +13 13 £42,500 +54.54% 2
East Midlands +21 9 £37,500 +7.91%
Southampton +9 7 £35,000 -22.22%
West Midlands -8 7 £32,500 -
Leicestershire - 7 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 7 £50,000 - 1
Gloucester - 7 £55,000 -
Leicester - 7 £37,500 -
Petersfield - 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire +24 5 £43,500 +47.45% 2
Horley - 5 £32,500 -
Scotland -2 4 £33,250 -11.33% 2
Guildford - 4 £46,250 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £26,500 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £26,500 -

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 259 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (32.61%) Software Engineering
3 147 (31.96%) Test Automation
4 140 (30.43%) Software Testing
4 140 (30.43%) Degree
4 140 (30.43%) SQL
5 128 (27.83%) QA
6 125 (27.17%) Java
7 122 (26.52%) Python
8 117 (25.43%) Selenium
9 96 (20.87%) C#
10 85 (18.48%) Automated Testing
11 82 (17.83%) Scrum
12 80 (17.39%) Manual Testing
13 70 (15.22%) Windows
14 68 (14.78%) C++
14 68 (14.78%) Functional Testing
15 65 (14.13%) Microsoft
16 63 (13.70%) BDD
17 62 (13.48%) Web Services
17 62 (13.48%) XML
17 62 (13.48%) TDD
18 61 (13.26%) ISEB
19 57 (12.39%) JIRA
19 57 (12.39%) WebDriver
20 56 (12.17%) Cucumber
20 56 (12.17%) Automation Testing
20 56 (12.17%) JavaScript
21 55 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
21 55 (11.96%) Analytical Skills

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 9 (1.96%) IIS
2 8 (1.74%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.52%) Jetty
3 7 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.09%) Node.js
5 3 (0.65%) CMS
5 3 (0.65%) Confluence
6 2 (0.43%) Apache
6 2 (0.43%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.43%) Eucalyptus
6 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.39%) MS Office
3 5 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.52%) SaaS
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.35%) HTTP
2 14 (3.04%) Internet
3 9 (1.96%) SSL
4 8 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.87%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.43%) Firewall
6 2 (0.43%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.43%) Modbus
6 2 (0.43%) Profibus
6 2 (0.43%) SNMP
6 2 (0.43%) SSH
6 2 (0.43%) VoIP
6 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.09%) MySQL
3 12 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.52%) Big Data
5 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 117 (25.43%) Selenium
2 57 (12.39%) JIRA
2 57 (12.39%) WebDriver
3 56 (12.17%) Cucumber
4 37 (8.04%) JUnit
5 31 (6.74%) SoapUI
6 30 (6.52%) Jenkins
6 30 (6.52%) Visual Studio
7 25 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (4.78%) FitNesse
8 22 (4.78%) JBehave
8 22 (4.78%) JMeter
9 21 (4.57%) Bugzilla
10 19 (4.13%) SpecFlow
11 16 (3.48%) Subversion
12 15 (3.26%) Git (software)
12 15 (3.26%) Protractor
13 11 (2.39%) NUnit
14 8 (1.74%) Maven
15 7 (1.52%) HP UFT
General
1 49 (10.65%) Finance
2 39 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.22%) Electronics
4 20 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.70%) Marketing
6 10 (2.17%) Automotive
7 9 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.52%) Games
8 7 (1.52%) Retail
9 5 (1.09%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.87%) Banking
11 3 (0.65%) Military
12 2 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.43%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.48%) Web Services
1 62 (13.48%) XML
2 41 (8.91%) .NET
3 36 (7.83%) REST
4 25 (5.43%) J2EE
5 22 (4.78%) HTML
6 17 (3.70%) RESTful
7 16 (3.48%) SOAP
8 14 (3.04%) LAMP
9 13 (2.83%) CSS
9 13 (2.83%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.30%) Natural Language Processing
10 6 (1.30%) XHTML
11 5 (1.09%) Behat
11 5 (1.09%) Java EE
11 5 (1.09%) jQuery
12 4 (0.87%) HTML5
13 3 (0.65%) JSON
13 3 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
14 2 (0.43%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (9.35%) Computer Science
3 34 (7.39%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 11 (2.39%) User Experience
6 10 (2.17%) iPad
6 10 (2.17%) IVR
6 10 (2.17%) RIA
7 7 (1.52%) Cybercrime
7 7 (1.52%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.30%) Life Science
9 5 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.65%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.65%) Fintech
12 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (15.22%) Windows
2 45 (9.78%) Linux
3 38 (8.26%) Android
4 33 (7.17%) Unix
5 29 (6.30%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.65%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.43%) CentOS
8 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Solaris
8 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.22%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.22%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (32.61%) Software Engineering
3 147 (31.96%) Test Automation
4 140 (30.43%) Software Testing
5 85 (18.48%) Automated Testing
6 82 (17.83%) Scrum
7 80 (17.39%) Manual Testing
8 68 (14.78%) Functional Testing
9 63 (13.70%) BDD
10 62 (13.48%) TDD
11 56 (12.17%) Automation Testing
12 55 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (11.09%) Regression Testing
13 51 (11.09%) Test Scripting
14 49 (10.65%) SDLC
14 49 (10.65%) Test Strategy
15 42 (9.13%) OO
16 39 (8.48%) Performance Testing
17 38 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
18 37 (8.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 140 (30.43%) SQL
2 125 (27.17%) Java
3 122 (26.52%) Python
4 96 (20.87%) C#
5 68 (14.78%) C++
6 56 (12.17%) JavaScript
7 53 (11.52%) Ruby
8 50 (10.87%) Perl
9 32 (6.96%) C
10 29 (6.30%) PHP
11 22 (4.78%) T-SQL
12 17 (3.70%) VB
13 11 (2.39%) Delphi
14 8 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.87%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.43%) Ada
17 2 (0.43%) F#
17 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 140 (30.43%) Degree
2 61 (13.26%) ISEB
3 42 (9.13%) ISTQB
4 39 (8.48%) Security Cleared
5 20 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.96%) PhD
8 5 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (27.83%) QA
2 17 (3.70%) SDET
3 5 (1.09%) ISO 9000
3 5 (1.09%) TickIT
4 3 (0.65%) ECSS
5 2 (0.43%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.87%) Firmware
2 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.65%) Ansible
1 3 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.43%) Kibana
2 2 (0.43%) logstash
2 2 (0.43%) Puppet
2 2 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.83%) Oracle
3 8 (1.74%) Roku
4 7 (1.52%) Cegedim Rx
4 7 (1.52%) Perforce
5 5 (1.09%) Google
5 5 (1.09%) SAP
6 3 (0.65%) EMC
6 3 (0.65%) QNX
6 3 (0.65%) VMware
7 2 (0.43%) Cadence
7 2 (0.43%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.43%) MKS
7 2 (0.43%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.43%) Telerik
7 2 (0.43%) Twitter
8 1 (0.22%) Facebook
8 1 (0.22%) Rally
8 1 (0.22%) Xamarin
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits The working environment is top not
Posted: 3 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 18 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + depending on exp + great bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 25 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Nagra Media UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago