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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 720 773 730
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 177 108 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.099% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 169 92 143
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +53 163 £35,000 -6.66% 25
East of England +21 64 £42,500 +25.92% 8
Cambridgeshire +39 49 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Cambridge +25 45 £42,500 +13.33% 7
South East +4 44 £30,000 -29.41% 7
London +24 20 £42,500 -5.55%
Berkshire +8 19 £29,000 -17.14% 3
Surrey +5 19 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Reading +12 13 £26,000 -13.33% 2
North West -10 12 £31,750 -9.28% 1
Guildford - 11 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire -14 10 £42,500 +41.66%
Manchester - 9 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire -40 8 £23,000 - 4
Scotland -6 7 £34,000 +13.33% 5
Wales - 7 £34,000 -
South Wales - 7 £34,000 -
East Midlands +2 6 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Edinburgh -9 6 £34,000 -8.72% 3
South West -31 6 £33,500 -7.58% 2
West Yorkshire -31 6 £23,750 - 2
Torfaen - 6 £34,000 -
Cwmbran - 6 £34,000 -
Woking +10 4 £35,250 +8.46%
Lincolnshire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Lincoln - 4 £37,500 - 1
Newbury +15 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Bedfordshire -6 3 £34,500 +15.00% 1
Leeds -20 3 £25,000 - 1
Bolton - 3 £27,500 -

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 140 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (38.92%) QA
3 112 (35.44%) Software Testing
4 104 (32.91%) Automated Testing
5 97 (30.70%) Degree
6 94 (29.75%) Java
7 80 (25.32%) Software Engineering
8 75 (23.73%) Test Automation
8 75 (23.73%) C#
8 75 (23.73%) SQL
8 75 (23.73%) ISEB
9 74 (23.42%) Selenium
10 70 (22.15%) Test Scripting
11 68 (21.52%) Windows
12 64 (20.25%) C++
13 63 (19.94%) Python
14 60 (18.99%) C
15 59 (18.67%) .NET
16 58 (18.35%) ISTQB
17 56 (17.72%) Computer Science
18 53 (16.77%) Manual Testing
19 51 (16.14%) Linux
20 50 (15.82%) Regression Testing
21 48 (15.19%) Scrum
22 39 (12.34%) XML
22 39 (12.34%) Microsoft
23 35 (11.08%) Unit Testing
23 35 (11.08%) Enterprise Software
24 33 (10.44%) TDD
24 33 (10.44%) JavaScript

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (2.22%) IIS
2 6 (1.90%) Confluence
3 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.63%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 12 (3.80%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.22%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.59%) Internet
2 21 (6.65%) TCP/IP
3 19 (6.01%) HTTP
4 13 (4.11%) Wireless
5 8 (2.53%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.27%) Network Security
6 4 (1.27%) SSL
6 4 (1.27%) DNS
7 3 (0.95%) DSL
7 3 (0.95%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.95%) VPN
7 3 (0.95%) LAN
7 3 (0.95%) WAN
8 2 (0.63%) DHCP
8 2 (0.63%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.63%) GPRS
8 2 (0.63%) DVB
8 2 (0.63%) X.509
8 2 (0.63%) Firewall
8 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.85%) MySQL
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.32%) SSDT
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 74 (23.42%) Selenium
2 23 (7.28%) WebDriver
3 21 (6.65%) Subversion
4 19 (6.01%) JIRA
5 18 (5.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (5.70%) Bugzilla
5 18 (5.70%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.43%) JUnit
6 14 (4.43%) Visual Studio
7 11 (3.48%) LabVIEW
8 10 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.16%) JBehave
9 9 (2.85%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (2.53%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.22%) VectorCAST
12 6 (1.90%) TestLink
12 6 (1.90%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (1.90%) NUnit
12 6 (1.90%) Fiddler
13 4 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (9.49%) Finance
2 11 (3.48%) Electronics
3 10 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.53%) Multimedia
5 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.90%) Automotive
6 6 (1.90%) Banking
7 5 (1.58%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.27%) Marketing
9 3 (0.95%) Retail
9 3 (0.95%) Military
9 3 (0.95%) Law
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.67%) .NET
2 39 (12.34%) XML
3 30 (9.49%) HTML
4 13 (4.11%) REST
5 12 (3.80%) CSS
6 10 (3.16%) J2EE
7 9 (2.85%) WCF
8 8 (2.53%) Ajax
8 8 (2.53%) Web Services
8 8 (2.53%) XSL
9 7 (2.22%) Flash
9 7 (2.22%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.22%) Adobe AIR
10 6 (1.90%) SOAP
11 4 (1.27%) jQuery
12 3 (0.95%) RESTful
12 3 (0.95%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.63%) WPF
13 2 (0.63%) WinForms
13 2 (0.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.72%) Computer Science
2 35 (11.08%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (7.91%) Mobile App
5 22 (6.96%) Mathematics
6 12 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.53%) User Experience
8 7 (2.22%) Video on Demand
8 7 (2.22%) STB
9 6 (1.90%) DTV
9 6 (1.90%) VHDL
10 5 (1.58%) Streaming Video
11 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.95%) Physics
12 3 (0.95%) Smartcard
12 3 (0.95%) Animation
12 3 (0.95%) PKI
13 2 (0.63%) Life Science
13 2 (0.63%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.52%) Windows
2 51 (16.14%) Linux
3 22 (6.96%) UNIX
4 6 (1.90%) CentOS
5 4 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) VMS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (35.44%) Software Testing
3 104 (32.91%) Automated Testing
4 80 (25.32%) Software Engineering
5 75 (23.73%) Test Automation
6 70 (22.15%) Test Scripting
7 53 (16.77%) Manual Testing
8 50 (15.82%) Regression Testing
9 48 (15.19%) Scrum
10 35 (11.08%) Unit Testing
11 33 (10.44%) TDD
12 32 (10.13%) BDD
13 24 (7.59%) Automation Testing
14 22 (6.96%) Test Strategy
15 18 (5.70%) Validation
16 16 (5.06%) OO
17 15 (4.75%) User Stories
18 14 (4.43%) V-Model
18 14 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
19 13 (4.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 94 (29.75%) Java
2 75 (23.73%) C#
2 75 (23.73%) SQL
3 64 (20.25%) C++
4 63 (19.94%) Python
5 60 (18.99%) C
6 33 (10.44%) JavaScript
7 29 (9.18%) Ruby
8 26 (8.23%) Perl
9 18 (5.70%) PHP
10 12 (3.80%) Delphi
11 8 (2.53%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.90%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.90%) Korn
12 6 (1.90%) VBScript
13 4 (1.27%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.63%) VB
14 2 (0.63%) Groovy
14 2 (0.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 97 (30.70%) Degree
2 75 (23.73%) ISEB
3 58 (18.35%) ISTQB
4 26 (8.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (5.06%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.32%) MCSE
9 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (38.92%) QA
2 13 (4.11%) GAMP
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (3.16%) Firmware
2 4 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.95%) Terminal Server
3 3 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 39 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.85%) Adobe
3 6 (1.90%) Oracle
3 6 (1.90%) Red Hat
3 6 (1.90%) TOWER Software
4 5 (1.58%) VMware
5 4 (1.27%) Citrix
5 4 (1.27%) IBM
6 3 (0.95%) HP
6 3 (0.95%) MKS
6 3 (0.95%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.63%) Lumesse
7 2 (0.63%) Remedy
8 1 (0.32%) EMC
8 1 (0.32%) Google
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