The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 758 764 763
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 135 116 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 131 91 103
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108763 102557 112445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.28% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88869 85119 96467
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -4 127 £35,000 +7.69% 26
South East +19 46 £39,000 +20.93% 4
East of England +16 46 £35,000 -13.58% 14
Cambridgeshire +31 35 £35,500 -21.11% 10
Cambridge +20 30 £35,250 -21.66% 7
London -21 14 £43,750 +16.66% 2
Surrey +9 12 £55,000 +77.41% 2
Berkshire - 12 £32,500 - 2
Bedfordshire +7 10 £30,750 +11.81% 3
Bracknell - 10 £32,500 - 1
Hampshire - 10 £39,000 -
Guildford +11 9 £35,000 +14.75% 1
North West +12 8 £28,000 -6.66% 2
Manchester +15 7 £28,000 -6.66% 2
East Midlands -3 7 £34,000 -
Scotland -26 7 £30,500 -2.40% 2
Leicestershire - 6 £34,000 -
Leicester - 6 £34,000 -
Bolton - 6 £27,750 - 2
Oxford +8 5 £38,500 +28.33%
Oxfordshire +7 5 £38,500 +28.33%
South West -47 4 £29,750 -7.75% 2
Peterborough - 4 £40,000 - 2
West Sussex 0 3 £40,000 -9.09%
Dundee -1 3 £32,500 +44.44%
Edinburgh -10 3 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Leatherhead - 3 £55,000 - 1
Redhill - 3 £55,000 -
Reigate - 3 £55,000 -
Worthing - 3 £40,000 -

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 132 (38.15%) Automated Testing
2 109 (31.50%) Software Testing
3 107 (30.92%) QA
4 101 (29.19%) Test Automation
5 96 (27.75%) Degree
6 94 (27.17%) Java
7 92 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
8 91 (26.30%) Python
9 87 (25.14%) C#
10 71 (20.52%) ISEB
11 70 (20.23%) Linux
12 64 (18.50%) Windows
12 64 (18.50%) Selenium
13 58 (16.76%) SQL
14 56 (16.18%) .NET
14 56 (16.18%) Test Scripting
15 55 (15.90%) C
15 55 (15.90%) Software Engineering
16 53 (15.32%) C++
17 47 (13.58%) ISTQB
17 47 (13.58%) Manual Testing
18 46 (13.29%) JavaScript
19 43 (12.43%) Perl
20 40 (11.56%) Scrum
21 39 (11.27%) Regression Testing
21 39 (11.27%) Ruby
22 35 (10.12%) Microsoft
23 33 (9.54%) Wireless
24 32 (9.25%) SOAP
24 32 (9.25%) Computer Science

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (2.31%) Apache
2 6 (1.73%) IIS
3 3 (0.87%) Moodle
4 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.58%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 11 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.45%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.54%) Wireless
2 18 (5.20%) HTTP
3 15 (4.34%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.76%) Internet
5 11 (3.18%) Bluetooth
5 11 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (2.31%) X.509
7 6 (1.73%) SSL
7 6 (1.73%) STUN
8 5 (1.45%) GPRS
8 5 (1.45%) GSM
9 4 (1.16%) UMTS
9 4 (1.16%) LTE
10 3 (0.87%) Network Security
11 2 (0.58%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.58%) RIP
11 2 (0.58%) DSL
11 2 (0.58%) DVB
12 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.29%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.62%) MySQL
3 6 (1.73%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.16%) Redis
4 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 64 (18.50%) Selenium
2 25 (7.23%) Bugzilla
3 21 (6.07%) NUnit
3 21 (6.07%) Subversion
4 18 (5.20%) WebDriver
5 15 (4.34%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.05%) JIRA
6 14 (4.05%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (3.47%) MbUnit
8 10 (2.89%) JMeter
9 9 (2.60%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (2.02%) LabVIEW
10 7 (2.02%) JUnit
11 6 (1.73%) MSTest
11 6 (1.73%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (1.45%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.45%) VectorCAST
12 5 (1.45%) Git (software)
13 4 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 25 (7.23%) Finance
2 15 (4.34%) Automotive
2 15 (4.34%) Manufacturing
2 15 (4.34%) Games
2 15 (4.34%) Multimedia
3 10 (2.89%) Military
3 10 (2.89%) Law
4 7 (2.02%) Electronics
5 6 (1.73%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.29%) Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Publishing
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.18%) .NET
2 32 (9.25%) SOAP
3 23 (6.65%) HTML
4 22 (6.36%) XML
5 15 (4.34%) Web Services
6 11 (3.18%) XSL
6 11 (3.18%) Ajax
6 11 (3.18%) RESTful
7 10 (2.89%) LAMP
7 10 (2.89%) CSS
8 8 (2.31%) REST
9 6 (1.73%) WinForms
9 6 (1.73%) J2SE
9 6 (1.73%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.73%) WCF
10 5 (1.45%) Adobe AIR
10 5 (1.45%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.45%) Flash
11 4 (1.16%) jQuery
12 2 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.25%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.94%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.18%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (3.18%) Firmware
4 9 (2.60%) VHDL
4 9 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.02%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.73%) Social Media
7 5 (1.45%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.16%) DTV
8 4 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.16%) Open Source
8 4 (1.16%) CCTV
8 4 (1.16%) iPad
9 2 (0.58%) STB
9 2 (0.58%) Physics
10 1 (0.29%) Life Science
10 1 (0.29%) Online Games
10 1 (0.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 70 (20.23%) Linux
2 64 (18.50%) Windows
3 16 (4.62%) UNIX
4 13 (3.76%) Mac OS X
5 9 (2.60%) Android
6 6 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.87%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (38.15%) Automated Testing
2 109 (31.50%) Software Testing
3 101 (29.19%) Test Automation
4 92 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (16.18%) Test Scripting
6 55 (15.90%) Software Engineering
7 47 (13.58%) Manual Testing
8 40 (11.56%) Scrum
9 39 (11.27%) Regression Testing
10 29 (8.38%) Test Management
11 28 (8.09%) E-Commerce
12 26 (7.51%) Performance Testing
13 22 (6.36%) Unit Testing
14 21 (6.07%) Waterfall
14 21 (6.07%) Agile Testing
14 21 (6.07%) OO
15 18 (5.20%) Automation Testing
16 16 (4.62%) Test Strategy
17 15 (4.34%) TDD
17 15 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 94 (27.17%) Java
2 91 (26.30%) Python
3 87 (25.14%) C#
4 58 (16.76%) SQL
5 55 (15.90%) C
6 53 (15.32%) C++
7 46 (13.29%) JavaScript
8 43 (12.43%) Perl
9 39 (11.27%) Ruby
10 27 (7.80%) PHP
11 15 (4.34%) Tcl
12 10 (2.89%) Scala
12 10 (2.89%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.31%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.16%) VBScript
14 4 (1.16%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.16%) TTCN
15 3 (0.87%) PowerHouse
16 2 (0.58%) Groovy
16 2 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (27.75%) Degree
2 71 (20.52%) ISEB
3 47 (13.58%) ISTQB
4 15 (4.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.89%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.87%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) HND
9 1 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (30.92%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) WAI
3 1 (0.29%) GAMP
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.31%) Adobe
3 4 (1.16%) Oracle
4 3 (0.87%) IBM
5 2 (0.58%) MKS
5 2 (0.58%) HP
5 2 (0.58%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.29%) Citrix
6 1 (0.29%) Perforce
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds
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Salary: £competitive salary range+bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedfordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £22500 - £30000 per annum + Great Base+Propects
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Car Allowance and mu
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
X4 Group
Salary: £32k - 36k per year + Bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West Lothian
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Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: to £38k + benefits
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Salary: £20000 to £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
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Salary: £25000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £42000 Per Annum £30,000-£40,000
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Bedfordshire
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Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
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