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

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 782 716 723
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 126 214 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 119 173 146
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,825 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £44,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +14.92%

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
105077 114312 105347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.60% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 85966 92614 87650
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £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 £38,500
% 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -54 119 £37,500 -6.25% 23
East of England +2 45 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Cambridgeshire -21 42 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Cambridge -16 37 £45,000 +12.50% 8
South East +11 29 £35,000 -9.09% 4
London +25 20 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Leeds -9 11 £35,000 +6.06% 2
West Yorkshire -14 11 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Yorkshire -22 11 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Hampshire +5 10 £27,500 -5.98% 1
South West -26 8 £37,500 +36.36%
Berkshire -3 7 £37,500 -14.28% 1
City of London +22 6 £42,500 -
Surrey +15 6 £35,000 +7.69%
Poole -11 6 £37,500 +36.36%
Dorset -21 6 £37,500 +36.36%
Camberley - 5 £35,000 -
Scotland +17 4 £37,500 +8.69% 2
North West - 4 £30,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £37,500 -
Kent +20 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Edinburgh +17 3 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Bracknell +6 3 £40,000 +45.45%
Reading -1 3 £19,000 -66.62% 1
Southampton -11 3 £26,500 -11.66%
Cheshire - 3 £30,000 -
Dartford - 3 £40,000 -
West Sussex +9 2 £29,000 +23.40%
Farnborough - 2 £28,750 -
Eastleigh - 2 £26,500 -

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 184 (59.16%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (50.16%) QA
3 122 (39.23%) Test Automation
4 109 (35.05%) Degree
5 106 (34.08%) SQL
6 100 (32.15%) Selenium
7 91 (29.26%) Software Testing
8 81 (26.05%) Automated Testing
9 77 (24.76%) Java
10 75 (24.12%) Scrum
11 73 (23.47%) Python
12 66 (21.22%) Windows
12 66 (21.22%) Software Engineering
13 65 (20.90%) Computer Science
14 63 (20.26%) Linux
15 61 (19.61%) ISEB
16 60 (19.29%) C#
17 57 (18.33%) Automation Testing
18 56 (18.01%) Test Scripting
19 51 (16.40%) ISTQB
20 50 (16.08%) Finance
21 49 (15.76%) .NET
22 46 (14.79%) Manual Testing
23 42 (13.50%) JavaScript
24 40 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
25 38 (12.22%) Microsoft
25 38 (12.22%) Regression Testing
26 37 (11.90%) UNIX
27 36 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
28 34 (10.93%) C++

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 3 (0.96%) IIS
1 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.64%) Node.js
3 1 (0.32%) Confluence
3 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (2.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.93%) SaaS
2 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.75%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.18%) Internet
3 8 (2.57%) Network Security
4 6 (1.93%) ICMP
5 5 (1.61%) HTTP
6 4 (1.29%) Firewall
6 4 (1.29%) VPN
7 3 (0.96%) DNS
8 2 (0.64%) SSL
8 2 (0.64%) LAN
8 2 (0.64%) WAN
8 2 (0.64%) Wireless
8 2 (0.64%) SSH
9 1 (0.32%) VLAN
9 1 (0.32%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.32%) 3G
9 1 (0.32%) 2G
9 1 (0.32%) DHCP
9 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.32%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.61%) NoSQL
2 5 (1.61%) MySQL
3 3 (0.96%) Big Data
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.32%) Redis
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 100 (32.15%) Selenium
2 32 (10.29%) WebDriver
3 30 (9.65%) JIRA
4 27 (8.68%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (5.79%) SoapUI
6 17 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (5.14%) Cucumber
8 13 (4.18%) JUnit
8 13 (4.18%) Bugzilla
9 9 (2.89%) NUnit
9 9 (2.89%) Subversion
10 8 (2.57%) Visual Studio
10 8 (2.57%) JMeter
10 8 (2.57%) TestDirector
10 8 (2.57%) JBehave
10 8 (2.57%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.93%) PyUnit
12 5 (1.61%) Ant
13 4 (1.29%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.96%) LabVIEW
General
1 50 (16.08%) Finance
2 18 (5.79%) Electronics
3 14 (4.50%) Marketing
4 6 (1.93%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.29%) Retail
7 3 (0.96%) Legal
7 3 (0.96%) Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.64%) Automotive
8 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.64%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.32%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) Avionics
9 1 (0.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.76%) .NET
2 29 (9.32%) HTML
3 23 (7.40%) XML
4 16 (5.14%) CSS
5 14 (4.50%) jQuery
6 11 (3.54%) Web Services
7 10 (3.22%) J2EE
8 9 (2.89%) REST
9 8 (2.57%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.93%) WinForms
10 6 (1.93%) Gherkin
11 5 (1.61%) SOAP
12 3 (0.96%) Spring
12 3 (0.96%) HTML5
12 3 (0.96%) WPF
13 2 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (0.64%) RESTful
13 2 (0.64%) LESS
13 2 (0.64%) Ajax
13 2 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 65 (20.90%) Computer Science
2 40 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.18%) Mathematics
5 12 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.54%) User Experience
7 10 (3.22%) Internet of Things
8 7 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.29%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.29%) PKI
10 3 (0.96%) PMI
10 3 (0.96%) iPad
11 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.64%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.64%) Life Science
11 2 (0.64%) Physics
11 2 (0.64%) Chemistry
11 2 (0.64%) Biology
12 1 (0.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 66 (21.22%) Windows
2 63 (20.26%) Linux
3 37 (11.90%) UNIX
4 22 (7.07%) Android
5 13 (4.18%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.64%) VMS
7 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (59.16%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (39.23%) Test Automation
3 91 (29.26%) Software Testing
4 81 (26.05%) Automated Testing
5 75 (24.12%) Scrum
6 66 (21.22%) Software Engineering
7 57 (18.33%) Automation Testing
8 56 (18.01%) Test Scripting
9 46 (14.79%) Manual Testing
10 38 (12.22%) Regression Testing
11 36 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (9.32%) Load Testing
13 27 (8.68%) Unit Testing
13 27 (8.68%) Test Strategy
14 26 (8.36%) OO
15 25 (8.04%) User Stories
16 22 (7.07%) Web Testing
17 21 (6.75%) BDD
18 20 (6.43%) Test Planning
19 18 (5.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 106 (34.08%) SQL
2 77 (24.76%) Java
3 73 (23.47%) Python
4 60 (19.29%) C#
5 42 (13.50%) JavaScript
6 34 (10.93%) C++
7 28 (9.00%) C
8 24 (7.72%) Perl
9 15 (4.82%) Ruby
10 12 (3.86%) Delphi
11 10 (3.22%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.29%) VBScript
13 3 (0.96%) VB
13 3 (0.96%) PHP
14 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.64%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 109 (35.05%) Degree
2 61 (19.61%) ISEB
3 51 (16.40%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.32%) MCAD
7 1 (0.32%) HND
7 1 (0.32%) CCNA
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (50.16%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.32%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.32%) DO-254
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.96%) vSphere
4 2 (0.64%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.64%) KVM
4 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.32%) Firmware
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.14%) VMware
3 11 (3.54%) Oracle
4 10 (3.22%) Perforce
5 4 (1.29%) Google
5 4 (1.29%) Citrix
6 3 (0.96%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.64%) IBM
7 2 (0.64%) Apple
8 1 (0.32%) MKS
8 1 (0.32%) SAP
8 1 (0.32%) HP
8 1 (0.32%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.32%) Lumesse
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