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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 790 738 755
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 93 171 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87 158 117
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -36 89 £37,500 - 20
East of England -7 34 £43,750 +9.37% 6
Cambridgeshire -13 28 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Cambridge +3 22 £47,500 +18.75% 3
West Yorkshire +23 15 £35,000 -17.64%
Leeds +19 15 £35,000 +1.44%
Yorkshire +11 15 £35,000 -17.64%
South East -22 15 £37,500 +7.14% 5
London +32 12 £46,250 +5.71% 2
Hampshire +2 8 £37,500 -3.84%
City of London +42 6 £41,250 -2.94%
North West +3 6 £32,500 +4.83%
Hertfordshire - 5 £29,500 - 2
South West -17 4 £30,000 +9.09%
Basingstoke - 4 £37,500 -
Manchester +18 3 £32,500 +3.17%
Kent +11 3 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Poole +3 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Dorset +2 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Cheshire - 3 £30,000 -
Letchworth - 3 £29,500 - 1
Dartford - 3 £40,000 -
Scotland +19 2 £37,500 +10.29% 5
West Sussex +2 2 £29,000 +23.40% 1
East Midlands 0 2 £31,750 -6.61% 3
Northamptonshire -1 2 £31,750 -29.44% 1
Berkshire -5 2 £38,750 +40.90%
Horsham - 2 £29,000 -
Warrington - 2 £30,000 -
Farnborough - 2 £28,750 -

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 164 (60.74%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (43.33%) QA
3 104 (38.52%) Test Automation
4 96 (35.56%) Degree
5 83 (30.74%) Selenium
5 83 (30.74%) SQL
6 74 (27.41%) Java
7 73 (27.04%) Scrum
8 72 (26.67%) Software Testing
9 64 (23.70%) Python
10 59 (21.85%) Software Engineering
10 59 (21.85%) Computer Science
11 58 (21.48%) Automated Testing
11 58 (21.48%) C#
12 54 (20.00%) Linux
13 50 (18.52%) ISEB
14 49 (18.15%) Windows
14 49 (18.15%) Test Scripting
15 44 (16.30%) Automation Testing
16 43 (15.93%) Manual Testing
17 42 (15.56%) Regression Testing
18 39 (14.44%) Finance
18 39 (14.44%) .NET
19 37 (13.70%) UNIX
19 37 (13.70%) ISTQB
20 35 (12.96%) C++
21 32 (11.85%) JavaScript
22 30 (11.11%) WebDriver
23 29 (10.74%) JIRA
23 29 (10.74%) Analytical Skills

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (0.74%) Node.js
1 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.37%) IIS
2 1 (0.37%) Apache
2 1 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (1.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.70%) Network Security
3 8 (2.96%) Internet
4 5 (1.85%) ICMP
4 5 (1.85%) VPN
5 3 (1.11%) Wireless
5 3 (1.11%) Firewall
6 2 (0.74%) SSH
6 2 (0.74%) LAN
6 2 (0.74%) WAN
7 1 (0.37%) 2G
7 1 (0.37%) CTI
7 1 (0.37%) 3G
7 1 (0.37%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) DNS
7 1 (0.37%) NAS
7 1 (0.37%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.96%) MySQL
3 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.11%) Big Data
5 1 (0.37%) Redis
5 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 83 (30.74%) Selenium
2 30 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 29 (10.74%) JIRA
4 19 (7.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 15 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.19%) Bugzilla
7 10 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.70%) Subversion
8 9 (3.33%) NUnit
9 8 (2.96%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.96%) JUnit
10 7 (2.59%) JMeter
11 6 (2.22%) PyUnit
12 5 (1.85%) Ant
13 4 (1.48%) JBehave
13 4 (1.48%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.48%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.48%) TestDirector
14 3 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 39 (14.44%) Finance
2 20 (7.41%) Electronics
3 11 (4.07%) Marketing
4 6 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.48%) Retail
6 3 (1.11%) Automotive
6 3 (1.11%) Legal
6 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.74%) Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.44%) .NET
2 25 (9.26%) HTML
3 19 (7.04%) XML
4 13 (4.81%) CSS
5 11 (4.07%) jQuery
6 8 (2.96%) Web Services
7 6 (2.22%) J2EE
7 6 (2.22%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.11%) SOAP
8 3 (1.11%) HTML5
8 3 (1.11%) Spring
8 3 (1.11%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.74%) Ajax
9 2 (0.74%) RESTful
9 2 (0.74%) REST
9 2 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.74%) XSL
9 2 (0.74%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.74%) LAMP
9 2 (0.74%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (21.85%) Computer Science
2 29 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 13 (4.81%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.07%) User Experience
6 9 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.96%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.48%) iPad
8 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.11%) PMI
10 2 (0.74%) PKI
10 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.37%) BBC
11 1 (0.37%) Replication
11 1 (0.37%) DTV
11 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.37%) Open Source
11 1 (0.37%) Statistics
11 1 (0.37%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.00%) Linux
2 49 (18.15%) Windows
3 37 (13.70%) UNIX
4 26 (9.63%) Android
5 17 (6.30%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.74%) VMS
7 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (60.74%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (38.52%) Test Automation
3 73 (27.04%) Scrum
4 72 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 59 (21.85%) Software Engineering
6 58 (21.48%) Automated Testing
7 49 (18.15%) Test Scripting
8 44 (16.30%) Automation Testing
9 43 (15.93%) Manual Testing
10 42 (15.56%) Regression Testing
11 28 (10.37%) User Stories
12 25 (9.26%) Test Strategy
13 24 (8.89%) OO
14 23 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (7.04%) Analytics
16 15 (5.56%) Load Testing
16 15 (5.56%) Waterfall
16 15 (5.56%) BDD
16 15 (5.56%) Web Testing
17 14 (5.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (30.74%) SQL
2 74 (27.41%) Java
3 64 (23.70%) Python
4 58 (21.48%) C#
5 35 (12.96%) C++
6 32 (11.85%) JavaScript
7 25 (9.26%) C
8 20 (7.41%) Perl
9 13 (4.81%) Ruby
10 11 (4.07%) Delphi
11 9 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.22%) PHP
13 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.48%) VBScript
14 3 (1.11%) VB
15 2 (0.74%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 96 (35.56%) Degree
2 50 (18.52%) ISEB
3 37 (13.70%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.59%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.11%) CCNA
7 3 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.11%) HND
7 3 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.37%) MCAD
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (43.33%) QA
2 3 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.74%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.74%) Terminal Server
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.74%) KVM
3 1 (0.37%) Firmware
3 1 (0.37%) vSphere
3 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.11%) Puppet
2 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (7.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.70%) Perforce
2 10 (3.70%) VMware
3 6 (2.22%) Oracle
4 5 (1.85%) Google
5 4 (1.48%) Citrix
6 3 (1.11%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.74%) Apple
8 1 (0.37%) MKS
8 1 (0.37%) SAP
8 1 (0.37%) HP
8 1 (0.37%) Fujitsu
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Just now
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum GBP 30 - 40K Negotiable on experienc
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
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Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Excellent Salary + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Top Training!
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Opportunity
Posted: 4 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Opportunity
Posted: 5 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £1627.18 - £2070.96 per month
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Brighton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
St Neots, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago