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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 749 768 758
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 155 93 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.088% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.094% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 146 75 123
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +5.34%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 18 September 2014 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 18 September 2014. 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 +8 140 £35,000 - 22
East of England +9 48 £40,000 +6.66% 6
South East +4 45 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Cambridgeshire +20 38 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Cambridge +16 32 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Berkshire +9 18 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Surrey -6 18 £32,500 - 1
London -24 16 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Guildford - 12 £32,500 - 1
Manchester -2 10 £27,500 -8.33% 1
North West -9 10 £27,500 -8.33% 3
Scotland -13 9 £30,000 - 1
South West -17 9 £37,000 +13.84%
Reading - 8 £29,000 -
Yorkshire -39 7 £23,000 - 4
Bolton - 7 £27,500 -
Edinburgh -9 6 £30,000 +1.69%
Hertfordshire -10 6 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Peterborough - 6 £40,000 -
Bracknell -4 5 £42,500 +25.00%
West Yorkshire -44 5 £25,000 - 2
Wales - 5 £34,000 - 1
South Wales - 5 £34,000 - 1
Woking +4 4 £35,250 +8.46%
Bedfordshire -7 4 £33,500 +11.66%
West Sussex -10 4 £40,000 +8.10% 2
Bristol -19 4 £37,000 +23.33%
Cwmbran - 4 £34,000 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £36,250 - 3
Torfaen - 4 £34,000 - 1

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 144 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (35.06%) Software Testing
3 106 (34.42%) QA
4 102 (33.12%) Automated Testing
5 95 (30.84%) Degree
6 83 (26.95%) ISEB
7 82 (26.62%) Java
7 82 (26.62%) Test Automation
8 73 (23.70%) C#
9 70 (22.73%) Software Engineering
10 69 (22.40%) Windows
11 68 (22.08%) Python
12 61 (19.81%) Test Scripting
13 60 (19.48%) C++
14 59 (19.16%) Selenium
14 59 (19.16%) ISTQB
15 58 (18.83%) SQL
16 57 (18.51%) C
17 55 (17.86%) .NET
17 55 (17.86%) Manual Testing
18 51 (16.56%) Linux
19 50 (16.23%) Scrum
20 47 (15.26%) Computer Science
21 45 (14.61%) Regression Testing
22 40 (12.99%) JavaScript
23 36 (11.69%) XML
24 35 (11.36%) Microsoft
25 32 (10.39%) HTML
25 32 (10.39%) Ruby
26 31 (10.06%) Mobile App

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 10 (3.25%) IIS
2 4 (1.30%) Apache
2 4 (1.30%) Confluence
3 2 (0.65%) ColdFusion
3 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.57%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.97%) SaaS
2 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.14%) Wireless
2 21 (6.82%) Internet
3 18 (5.84%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.19%) HTTP
5 6 (1.95%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.95%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.97%) Network Security
6 3 (0.97%) X.509
6 3 (0.97%) DSL
6 3 (0.97%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.65%) GPRS
7 2 (0.65%) DVB
7 2 (0.65%) snoop
8 1 (0.32%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.32%) STUN
8 1 (0.32%) Firewall
8 1 (0.32%) SSL
8 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.32%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.84%) MySQL
2 17 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.30%) Redis
3 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.32%) SSDT
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 59 (19.16%) Selenium
2 26 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 25 (8.12%) Subversion
4 23 (7.47%) JIRA
5 21 (6.82%) Bugzilla
6 19 (6.17%) WebDriver
7 16 (5.19%) Visual Studio
8 12 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.90%) NUnit
9 10 (3.25%) LabVIEW
10 9 (2.92%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (2.92%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (2.27%) MbUnit
11 7 (2.27%) JUnit
12 6 (1.95%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (1.95%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.95%) Git (software)
13 5 (1.62%) VectorCAST
14 4 (1.30%) JBehave
14 4 (1.30%) MSTest
General
1 25 (8.12%) Finance
2 13 (4.22%) Manufacturing
2 13 (4.22%) Electronics
3 9 (2.92%) Multimedia
4 7 (2.27%) Military
4 7 (2.27%) Law
5 6 (1.95%) Automotive
6 5 (1.62%) Retail
6 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.30%) Marketing
8 3 (0.97%) Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.86%) .NET
2 36 (11.69%) XML
3 32 (10.39%) HTML
4 15 (4.87%) CSS
5 12 (3.90%) WCF
6 11 (3.57%) Adobe AIR
6 11 (3.57%) Flash
6 11 (3.57%) Web Services
7 9 (2.92%) Ajax
7 9 (2.92%) XSL
8 8 (2.60%) REST
9 6 (1.95%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.95%) RESTful
10 5 (1.62%) LAMP
11 4 (1.30%) J2EE
11 4 (1.30%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.97%) jQuery
12 3 (0.97%) Middleware
12 3 (0.97%) WinForms
12 3 (0.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.26%) Computer Science
2 31 (10.06%) Mobile App
3 21 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.90%) Mathematics
6 11 (3.57%) Video on Demand
6 11 (3.57%) Firmware
6 11 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (2.92%) VHDL
8 8 (2.60%) DTV
9 7 (2.27%) STB
9 7 (2.27%) User Experience
10 5 (1.62%) Streaming Video
11 4 (1.30%) CCTV
11 4 (1.30%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.65%) Animation
12 2 (0.65%) Physics
12 2 (0.65%) Life Science
13 1 (0.32%) Open Source
13 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 69 (22.40%) Windows
2 51 (16.56%) Linux
3 17 (5.52%) UNIX
4 6 (1.95%) Android
5 5 (1.62%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.30%) CentOS
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (35.06%) Software Testing
3 102 (33.12%) Automated Testing
4 82 (26.62%) Test Automation
5 70 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 61 (19.81%) Test Scripting
7 55 (17.86%) Manual Testing
8 50 (16.23%) Scrum
9 45 (14.61%) Regression Testing
10 26 (8.44%) TDD
11 25 (8.12%) Unit Testing
12 20 (6.49%) Test Strategy
13 19 (6.17%) Performance Testing
13 19 (6.17%) BDD
13 19 (6.17%) E-Commerce
14 17 (5.52%) OO
15 16 (5.19%) UML
16 15 (4.87%) User Stories
16 15 (4.87%) Automation Testing
17 14 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (26.62%) Java
2 73 (23.70%) C#
3 68 (22.08%) Python
4 60 (19.48%) C++
5 58 (18.83%) SQL
6 57 (18.51%) C
7 40 (12.99%) JavaScript
8 32 (10.39%) Ruby
9 30 (9.74%) Perl
10 27 (8.77%) PHP
11 9 (2.92%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.95%) Tcl
13 5 (1.62%) Scala
13 5 (1.62%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.62%) Delphi
14 4 (1.30%) Korn
15 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.97%) VBScript
16 2 (0.65%) VB
16 2 (0.65%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 95 (30.84%) Degree
2 83 (26.95%) ISEB
3 59 (19.16%) ISTQB
4 28 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.97%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PhD
8 1 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (34.42%) QA
2 10 (3.25%) GAMP
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 35 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.22%) Adobe
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle
4 4 (1.30%) TOWER Software
4 4 (1.30%) IBM
4 4 (1.30%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.65%) HP
5 2 (0.65%) Remedy
6 1 (0.32%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.32%) Citrix
6 1 (0.32%) VMware
6 1 (0.32%) MKS
6 1 (0.32%) Lumesse
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