The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 731 731 805
Rank change year-on-year
0 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 206 244 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 174 188 181
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £29,350 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%

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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 30 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 196 £40,000 -11.11% 38
East of England +41 59 £42,500 -2.29% 11
South East +52 46 £35,000 -30.00% 12
Cambridgeshire +14 42 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Cambridge +21 38 £42,500 -10.52% 6
London -5 34 £45,000 -18.18% 4
South West +35 24 £50,000 +21.95% 2
Surrey +30 18 £35,000 -30.00% 6
Gloucestershire +18 17 £50,000 +88.67% 1
Yorkshire +1 15 £37,500 +7.14% 3
West Yorkshire -1 13 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Hampshire +17 12 £32,000 -25.58% 2
Leeds -6 11 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Hertfordshire +14 9 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Berkshire - 8 £42,500 - 1
North West +21 7 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Essex +13 6 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Manchester +12 6 £37,500 +15.38% 1
West Midlands -13 6 £28,750 -4.16% 1
Reading - 6 £42,500 - 1
Petersfield - 6 - -
Bristol +24 5 £55,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +15 5 £37,500 +4.16% 3
Watford - 5 £45,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 5 £50,000 -
Leatherhead +10 4 £42,500 -15.00%
South Wales +3 4 £32,000 -20.00%
Wales +1 4 £32,000 -20.00%
Oxfordshire -11 4 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Woking - 4 £41,250 - 2

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 266 (58.85%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (34.29%) Software Engineering
3 139 (30.75%) SQL
4 134 (29.65%) Java
4 134 (29.65%) Degree
5 130 (28.76%) Software Testing
6 125 (27.65%) QA
7 121 (26.77%) Test Automation
8 119 (26.33%) Python
9 114 (25.22%) Selenium
10 105 (23.23%) C#
11 89 (19.69%) Scrum
12 84 (18.58%) C++
13 80 (17.70%) BDD
14 76 (16.81%) Automated Testing
15 73 (16.15%) Manual Testing
16 70 (15.49%) Windows
17 69 (15.27%) XML
18 67 (14.82%) Cucumber
19 66 (14.60%) ISEB
19 66 (14.60%) TDD
20 62 (13.72%) Web Services
21 60 (13.27%) Automation Testing
22 58 (12.83%) Test Scripting
23 57 (12.61%) Functional Testing
23 57 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
24 56 (12.39%) JavaScript
24 56 (12.39%) Finance
25 55 (12.17%) Microsoft
25 55 (12.17%) Regression Testing

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.55%) Confluence
1 7 (1.55%) WebLogic
2 6 (1.33%) IIS
3 3 (0.66%) CMS
3 3 (0.66%) Jetty
3 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.44%) Apache
4 2 (0.44%) CloudStack
4 2 (0.44%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.44%) SAS
5 1 (0.22%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 22 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.99%) MS Office
3 5 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.22%) FastStats
2 1 (0.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.99%) SaaS
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.09%) Internet
2 22 (4.87%) HTTP
3 14 (3.10%) SSL
4 8 (1.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.11%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.66%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.44%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.44%) Firewall
7 2 (0.44%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.44%) Modbus
7 2 (0.44%) Profibus
7 2 (0.44%) RS-485
7 2 (0.44%) SNMP
7 2 (0.44%) SSH
7 2 (0.44%) VoIP
7 2 (0.44%) Wireless
8 1 (0.22%) VPN
8 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.54%) MySQL
3 12 (2.65%) Big Data
4 7 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 114 (25.22%) Selenium
2 67 (14.82%) Cucumber
3 53 (11.73%) JUnit
4 51 (11.28%) WebDriver
5 40 (8.85%) JIRA
6 31 (6.86%) JBehave
7 28 (6.19%) Jenkins
7 28 (6.19%) SoapUI
8 22 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (4.65%) Visual Studio
10 20 (4.42%) SpecFlow
11 18 (3.98%) FitNesse
12 15 (3.32%) Bugzilla
12 15 (3.32%) JMeter
13 12 (2.65%) Git (software)
13 12 (2.65%) NUnit
14 8 (1.77%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.55%) Calabash
15 7 (1.55%) HP UFT
15 7 (1.55%) Subversion
General
1 56 (12.39%) Finance
2 41 (9.07%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.09%) Manufacturing
4 22 (4.87%) Electronics
5 21 (4.65%) Games
6 19 (4.20%) Marketing
7 10 (2.21%) Retail
8 9 (1.99%) Automotive
9 7 (1.55%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.88%) Banking
11 3 (0.66%) Military
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.44%) Legal
12 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (15.27%) XML
2 62 (13.72%) Web Services
3 53 (11.73%) .NET
4 43 (9.51%) HTML
5 33 (7.30%) REST
6 30 (6.64%) RESTful
7 28 (6.19%) J2EE
8 24 (5.31%) CSS
9 17 (3.76%) Gherkin
10 10 (2.21%) jQuery
11 8 (1.77%) XHTML
12 7 (1.55%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.55%) LAMP
13 6 (1.33%) Natural Language Processing
13 6 (1.33%) SOAP
14 5 (1.11%) Java EE
14 5 (1.11%) Spring
15 4 (0.88%) EJB
15 4 (0.88%) Hibernate
15 4 (0.88%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (10.40%) Computer Science
3 27 (5.97%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.20%) Mathematics
5 16 (3.54%) RIA
6 12 (2.65%) User Experience
7 9 (1.99%) iPad
8 8 (1.77%) Cybercrime
9 7 (1.55%) Digital Media
9 7 (1.55%) Life Science
10 5 (1.11%) Fintech
10 5 (1.11%) Online Games
10 5 (1.11%) Statistics
10 5 (1.11%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.88%) iPhone
12 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.66%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.66%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 70 (15.49%) Windows
2 42 (9.29%) Linux
3 41 (9.07%) Unix
4 36 (7.96%) Android
5 24 (5.31%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.88%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.66%) Solaris
7 3 (0.66%) VxWorks
7 3 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.44%) CentOS
8 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (58.85%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (34.29%) Software Engineering
3 130 (28.76%) Software Testing
4 121 (26.77%) Test Automation
5 89 (19.69%) Scrum
6 80 (17.70%) BDD
7 76 (16.81%) Automated Testing
8 73 (16.15%) Manual Testing
9 66 (14.60%) TDD
10 60 (13.27%) Automation Testing
11 58 (12.83%) Test Scripting
12 57 (12.61%) Functional Testing
13 55 (12.17%) Regression Testing
14 48 (10.62%) SDLC
15 46 (10.18%) User Acceptance Testing
16 45 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (9.73%) OO
18 39 (8.63%) User Stories
19 37 (8.19%) Cybersecurity
19 37 (8.19%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 139 (30.75%) SQL
2 134 (29.65%) Java
3 119 (26.33%) Python
4 105 (23.23%) C#
5 84 (18.58%) C++
6 56 (12.39%) JavaScript
7 50 (11.06%) Perl
8 46 (10.18%) C
9 42 (9.29%) Ruby
10 22 (4.87%) PHP
11 18 (3.98%) T-SQL
11 18 (3.98%) VB
12 12 (2.65%) Delphi
13 9 (1.99%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.55%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.33%) Embedded C
16 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.66%) VC++
18 2 (0.44%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 134 (29.65%) Degree
2 66 (14.60%) ISEB
3 51 (11.28%) ISTQB
4 48 (10.62%) Security Cleared
5 26 (5.75%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (1.77%) PhD
8 8 (1.77%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.66%) CCNA
9 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.66%) CISSP
9 3 (0.66%) GIAC
9 3 (0.66%) Linux+ Certification
9 3 (0.66%) MCSE
9 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.66%) SANS
9 3 (0.66%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (0.66%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (27.65%) QA
2 24 (5.31%) SDET
3 3 (0.66%) ECSS
4 2 (0.44%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.44%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.44%) TickIT
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.11%) Firmware
2 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.44%) Docker
4 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.66%) Ansible
2 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.44%) Kibana
3 2 (0.44%) logstash
3 2 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.54%) Oracle
3 10 (2.21%) Google
4 7 (1.55%) Perforce
4 7 (1.55%) SAP
5 5 (1.11%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.11%) Cisco
5 5 (1.11%) Roku
6 3 (0.66%) Cegedim Rx
6 3 (0.66%) EMC
6 3 (0.66%) QNX
6 3 (0.66%) Telerik
6 3 (0.66%) VMware
7 2 (0.44%) Cadence
7 2 (0.44%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.44%) HP
7 2 (0.44%) IBM
7 2 (0.44%) MKS
7 2 (0.44%) Rally
7 2 (0.44%) Red Hat
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 32,000 to £42,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Horley, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Wiser Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Woking
Mint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
ABILITY Resorucing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, stock options, private healthcare
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: £25k - 40k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Apple
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago