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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 803 790 756
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 99 148 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 93 140 105
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -22 94 £37,500 +5.63% 19
East of England +1 41 £43,500 +24.28% 8
Cambridgeshire -7 28 £46,250 +26.71% 6
Cambridge +8 22 £47,500 +33.80% 6
London +13 15 £55,000 +29.41% 1
South East -21 12 £37,500 -2.59% 4
Leeds +14 11 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 11 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Yorkshire +9 11 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Hertfordshire - 11 £29,500 - 1
West Midlands -7 5 £30,000 +7.62% 1
City of London +36 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Manchester 0 4 £32,500 +16.07% 2
Scotland -1 4 £32,500 +4.83% 6
South West -4 4 £26,500 -3.63%
North West -5 4 £32,500 +16.07% 2
Hampshire -12 4 £43,000 +10.25% 1
Stevenage - 4 £27,500 -
Letchworth - 4 £29,500 -
Kent +4 3 £37,500 +25.00%
Surrey +2 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Bristol - 3 - -
Dartford - 3 £37,500 -
Reigate +17 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Edinburgh +5 2 £37,500 +21.95% 4
Royston - 2 £38,750 - 1
Bedfordshire +6 1 £37,000 +23.33% 1
West Sussex +4 1 £29,000 -27.50%
Redhill +4 1 £28,000 -49.09%
Dundee -3 1 £27,500 -15.38% 1

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 140 (57.85%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (38.84%) Test Automation
3 89 (36.78%) QA
4 85 (35.12%) Degree
5 67 (27.69%) Selenium
6 66 (27.27%) Scrum
6 66 (27.27%) Python
7 61 (25.21%) SQL
8 60 (24.79%) Java
9 55 (22.73%) C#
10 53 (21.90%) Computer Science
11 52 (21.49%) Software Testing
12 51 (21.07%) Test Scripting
13 49 (20.25%) Software Engineering
13 49 (20.25%) Regression Testing
14 44 (18.18%) Linux
15 43 (17.77%) Manual Testing
16 42 (17.36%) ISEB
17 39 (16.12%) SDLC
18 38 (15.70%) Windows
19 36 (14.88%) Automated Testing
20 33 (13.64%) Finance
21 31 (12.81%) UNIX
22 29 (11.98%) .NET
23 28 (11.57%) C++
24 27 (11.16%) WebDriver
25 26 (10.74%) ISTQB
25 26 (10.74%) Automation Testing
26 24 (9.92%) Perl
26 24 (9.92%) OO

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.83%) Node.js
2 1 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.55%) Internet
2 10 (4.13%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.31%) Network Security
4 6 (2.48%) VPN
5 3 (1.24%) ICMP
5 3 (1.24%) Firewall
6 2 (0.83%) Wireless
6 2 (0.83%) SSH
7 1 (0.41%) VLAN
7 1 (0.41%) DNS
7 1 (0.41%) CTI
7 1 (0.41%) NAS
7 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.31%) MySQL
3 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.41%) Redis
4 1 (0.41%) Big Data
4 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 67 (27.69%) Selenium
2 27 (11.16%) WebDriver
3 24 (9.92%) JIRA
4 13 (5.37%) Subversion
5 10 (4.13%) Bugzilla
6 9 (3.72%) HP UFT
6 9 (3.72%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.72%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.31%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.07%) NUnit
8 5 (2.07%) JUnit
8 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.24%) JMeter
10 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.24%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (1.24%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.24%) eggPlant
11 2 (0.83%) CANoe
General
1 33 (13.64%) Finance
2 19 (7.85%) Electronics
3 14 (5.79%) Marketing
4 6 (2.48%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.65%) Retail
6 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Automotive
6 3 (1.24%) Legal
6 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.83%) Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.98%) .NET
2 21 (8.68%) HTML
3 16 (6.61%) XML
4 12 (4.96%) Web Services
5 10 (4.13%) CSS
6 8 (3.31%) jQuery
7 7 (2.89%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.24%) Twisted
8 3 (1.24%) HTML5
8 3 (1.24%) LAMP
8 3 (1.24%) Spring
8 3 (1.24%) SOAP
9 2 (0.83%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.83%) REST
9 2 (0.83%) LESS
9 2 (0.83%) RESTful
10 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.41%) Qt
10 1 (0.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.90%) Computer Science
2 22 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.44%) Mathematics
4 17 (7.02%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.55%) Internet of Things
6 9 (3.72%) User Experience
7 7 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.65%) iPad
9 3 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.24%) PMI
10 2 (0.83%) Telematics
11 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.41%) Physics
11 1 (0.41%) Biology
11 1 (0.41%) DTV
11 1 (0.41%) BBC
11 1 (0.41%) Replication
11 1 (0.41%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.41%) Clustering
11 1 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 44 (18.18%) Linux
2 38 (15.70%) Windows
3 31 (12.81%) UNIX
4 23 (9.50%) Android
5 12 (4.96%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.83%) VMS
6 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (57.85%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (38.84%) Test Automation
3 66 (27.27%) Scrum
4 52 (21.49%) Software Testing
5 51 (21.07%) Test Scripting
6 49 (20.25%) Software Engineering
6 49 (20.25%) Regression Testing
7 43 (17.77%) Manual Testing
8 39 (16.12%) SDLC
9 36 (14.88%) Automated Testing
10 26 (10.74%) Automation Testing
11 24 (9.92%) OO
12 23 (9.50%) User Stories
13 20 (8.26%) Test Strategy
14 16 (6.61%) Integration Testing
14 16 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (6.61%) Compatibility Testing
14 16 (6.61%) Analytics
15 12 (4.96%) System Testing
15 12 (4.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 66 (27.27%) Python
2 61 (25.21%) SQL
3 60 (24.79%) Java
4 55 (22.73%) C#
5 28 (11.57%) C++
6 24 (9.92%) Perl
7 20 (8.26%) JavaScript
7 20 (8.26%) C
8 15 (6.20%) Ruby
9 10 (4.13%) Delphi
10 8 (3.31%) PHP
10 8 (3.31%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.24%) Groovy
11 3 (1.24%) Tcl
11 3 (1.24%) VBScript
12 2 (0.83%) VB
12 2 (0.83%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 85 (35.12%) Degree
2 42 (17.36%) ISEB
3 26 (10.74%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.13%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.65%) HND
6 4 (1.65%) CCNA
7 3 (1.24%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCAD
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (36.78%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.65%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.83%) KVM
3 1 (0.41%) Firmware
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.41%) XenApp
3 1 (0.41%) XenServer
3 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.65%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.13%) Perforce
3 5 (2.07%) Google
4 4 (1.65%) VMware
4 4 (1.65%) TOWER Software
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle
5 3 (1.24%) Citrix
6 2 (0.83%) Apple
7 1 (0.41%) QNX
7 1 (0.41%) MKS
7 1 (0.41%) SAP
7 1 (0.41%) HP
7 1 (0.41%) Fujitsu
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