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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 756 767 791
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 139 149 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 105 139 82
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £27,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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
101264 109979 101860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.19% 94.54% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 84172 88959 84461
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +4 128 £40,000 +12.67% 22
South East -1 43 £35,000 -10.25% 12
East of England 0 30 £45,000 +23.28% 4
Cambridgeshire -6 19 £47,500 +22.58% 3
Cambridge +1 16 £47,500 +26.66% 2
London +36 15 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Hampshire +28 14 £30,000 -23.07% 3
South West +3 13 £38,500 +4.05% 1
Leeds +22 11 £35,000 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +19 11 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire +15 11 £35,000 +45.83% 1
Surrey +5 11 £42,500 +4.93% 4
Southampton - 8 £30,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 7 £29,500 -30.58%
Berkshire +1 6 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Bracknell +15 5 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Manchester +3 5 £32,500 +18.18% 1
West Midlands -1 5 £30,000 +11.11%
North West -7 5 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Somerset - 5 £38,500 -
Reigate +21 4 £57,500 +4.54%
Scotland +9 4 £27,500 -9.83%
East Midlands +6 4 £30,000 -13.04%
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Bristol -9 4 - -
Milton Keynes -13 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Essex - 4 £35,000 -
Edinburgh -4 3 £27,500 -14.06%
Gloucestershire -13 3 £38,000 -30.90% 1
Isle of Wight - 3 £35,000 - 2

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 133 (56.84%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.91%) Degree
2 77 (32.91%) Test Automation
3 71 (30.34%) QA
4 67 (28.63%) C#
4 67 (28.63%) Python
5 66 (28.21%) Selenium
6 65 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 65 (27.78%) SQL
7 63 (26.92%) Java
8 57 (24.36%) Scrum
9 49 (20.94%) Software Testing
10 47 (20.09%) Windows
11 45 (19.23%) SDLC
12 43 (18.38%) UNIX
12 43 (18.38%) Manual Testing
13 42 (17.95%) Computer Science
13 42 (17.95%) Regression Testing
14 39 (16.67%) Linux
15 38 (16.24%) ISEB
16 37 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (15.81%) Software Engineering
17 36 (15.38%) C++
18 34 (14.53%) Automated Testing
19 29 (12.39%) WebDriver
20 28 (11.97%) BDD
21 26 (11.11%) Android
22 25 (10.68%) ISTQB
23 23 (9.83%) Perl
24 22 (9.40%) JIRA

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (2.56%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.85%) Node.js
3 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) TCP/IP
1 8 (3.42%) Internet
2 5 (2.14%) VPN
2 5 (2.14%) Network Security
3 4 (1.71%) HTTP
4 3 (1.28%) Wireless
5 2 (0.85%) SSH
5 2 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.85%) Firewall
6 1 (0.43%) VoIP
6 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.43%) DNS
6 1 (0.43%) CTI
6 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.85%) MySQL
2 8 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.42%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.14%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 66 (28.21%) Selenium
2 29 (12.39%) WebDriver
3 22 (9.40%) JIRA
4 13 (5.56%) JUnit
5 12 (5.13%) Subversion
5 12 (5.13%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.70%) Jenkins
6 11 (4.70%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.56%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.56%) Bugzilla
7 6 (2.56%) NUnit
8 5 (2.14%) JMeter
9 4 (1.71%) Maven
9 4 (1.71%) eggPlant
10 3 (1.28%) DbUnit
10 3 (1.28%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.85%) Toad
11 2 (0.85%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.85%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (7.69%) Finance
2 17 (7.26%) Electronics
3 10 (4.27%) Marketing
4 8 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.71%) Automotive
5 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.28%) Retail
6 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.85%) Legal
7 2 (0.85%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.12%) Web Services
2 18 (7.69%) XML
3 17 (7.26%) HTML
4 15 (6.41%) .NET
5 10 (4.27%) Gherkin
6 9 (3.85%) Java EE
7 7 (2.99%) RESTful
8 5 (2.14%) REST
9 4 (1.71%) Twisted
9 4 (1.71%) CSS
9 4 (1.71%) SOAP
9 4 (1.71%) LAMP
10 3 (1.28%) Spring
11 2 (0.85%) jQuery
11 2 (0.85%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.85%) J2EE
11 2 (0.85%) Middleware
11 2 (0.85%) HTML5
11 2 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.85%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.41%) Mathematics
3 13 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.42%) Internet of Things
6 6 (2.56%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.71%) Telematics
8 4 (1.71%) iPad
9 3 (1.28%) User Experience
9 3 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.85%) PMI
10 2 (0.85%) Clustering
11 1 (0.43%) Informatics
11 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.43%) DTV
11 1 (0.43%) Replication
11 1 (0.43%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (20.09%) Windows
2 43 (18.38%) UNIX
3 39 (16.67%) Linux
4 26 (11.11%) Android
5 19 (8.12%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) VMS
6 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (56.84%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.91%) Test Automation
3 65 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 57 (24.36%) Scrum
5 49 (20.94%) Software Testing
6 45 (19.23%) SDLC
7 43 (18.38%) Manual Testing
8 42 (17.95%) Regression Testing
9 37 (15.81%) Software Engineering
9 37 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (14.53%) Automated Testing
11 28 (11.97%) BDD
12 21 (8.97%) Automation Testing
13 20 (8.55%) TDD
14 18 (7.69%) Integration Testing
15 16 (6.84%) Compatibility Testing
16 14 (5.98%) OO
16 14 (5.98%) User Stories
17 13 (5.56%) Test Strategy
17 13 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (28.63%) C#
1 67 (28.63%) Python
2 65 (27.78%) SQL
3 63 (26.92%) Java
4 36 (15.38%) C++
5 23 (9.83%) Perl
6 18 (7.69%) Ruby
7 16 (6.84%) JavaScript
7 16 (6.84%) C
8 13 (5.56%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.85%) PHP
10 5 (2.14%) Tcl
11 4 (1.71%) Groovy
11 4 (1.71%) Delphi
12 3 (1.28%) VBScript
12 3 (1.28%) VB
13 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 77 (32.91%) Degree
2 38 (16.24%) ISEB
3 25 (10.68%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 11 (4.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.70%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.71%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.71%) HND
6 4 (1.71%) CCNA
7 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.43%) MCAD
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (30.34%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.85%) Firmware
2 2 (0.85%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.85%) KVM
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.43%) XenApp
3 1 (0.43%) XenServer
3 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (8.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.56%) Oracle
3 10 (4.27%) Perforce
4 5 (2.14%) VMware
5 4 (1.71%) Google
5 4 (1.71%) TOWER Software
6 3 (1.28%) Citrix
7 2 (0.85%) Apple
8 1 (0.43%) QNX
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.43%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) Xamarin
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