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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 770 756 790
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 141 119 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 133 93 101
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £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
110395 102332 111722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90051 84654 95699
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 31 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 31 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 -14 132 £35,000 +7.69% 26
East of England +26 50 £35,000 - 8
South East +10 45 £39,000 +20.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +31 39 £35,500 -16.95% 5
Cambridge +25 33 £35,500 -21.11% 3
Berkshire - 14 £32,500 - 3
London -33 12 £43,750 +20.68% 4
Surrey -5 11 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Bedfordshire +4 10 £30,750 +11.81% 3
Bracknell - 10 £32,500 - 1
Manchester +10 9 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Guildford +10 9 £35,000 +14.75% 1
North West +6 9 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Hampshire +3 9 £39,000 +41.81%
Scotland -6 8 £30,000 -
Bolton - 8 £27,500 - 1
South West -37 7 £37,000 +15.62% 4
East Midlands -8 6 £34,000 -
Peterborough - 6 £40,000 - 1
Leicester - 5 £34,000 -
Leicestershire - 5 £34,000 -
Oxford +9 4 £33,000 +10.00%
Oxfordshire +8 4 £33,000 +10.00%
Edinburgh -12 4 £30,000 -7.69%
West Sussex -3 3 £40,000 +5.26%
Bristol -13 3 £37,000 +23.33%
Leatherhead - 3 £55,000 -
Reading - 3 £29,000 -
Redhill - 3 £55,000 -
Reigate - 3 £55,000 -

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 116 (34.52%) Automated Testing
2 109 (32.44%) Software Testing
3 103 (30.65%) QA
4 98 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 94 (27.98%) Degree
6 90 (26.79%) Python
7 89 (26.49%) Java
8 83 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (24.11%) C#
10 74 (22.02%) ISEB
11 68 (20.24%) Linux
12 63 (18.75%) Windows
13 60 (17.86%) Selenium
14 57 (16.96%) Software Engineering
15 56 (16.67%) Test Scripting
16 55 (16.37%) C++
17 54 (16.07%) C
18 53 (15.77%) SQL
19 51 (15.18%) .NET
19 51 (15.18%) ISTQB
20 46 (13.69%) Manual Testing
21 43 (12.80%) JavaScript
22 40 (11.90%) Scrum
23 39 (11.61%) Perl
24 37 (11.01%) Ruby
25 33 (9.82%) Computer Science
25 33 (9.82%) Wireless
26 32 (9.52%) Regression Testing
26 32 (9.52%) Microsoft
27 26 (7.74%) PHP

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (2.38%) Apache
2 6 (1.79%) IIS
3 2 (0.60%) ColdFusion
3 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.49%) Basecamp
2 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.82%) Wireless
2 16 (4.76%) HTTP
3 14 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.57%) Internet
5 11 (3.27%) Bluetooth
5 11 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (1.79%) X.509
6 6 (1.79%) GPRS
7 5 (1.49%) GSM
8 4 (1.19%) STUN
8 4 (1.19%) LTE
8 4 (1.19%) UMTS
8 4 (1.19%) SSL
9 3 (0.89%) DSL
9 3 (0.89%) Network Security
10 2 (0.60%) snoop
10 2 (0.60%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.60%) DVB
10 2 (0.60%) RIP
10 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.76%) MySQL
3 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.19%) Redis
4 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 60 (17.86%) Selenium
2 24 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 21 (6.25%) NUnit
3 21 (6.25%) Subversion
4 17 (5.06%) WebDriver
5 15 (4.46%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.17%) JIRA
6 14 (4.17%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.57%) MbUnit
8 9 (2.68%) LabVIEW
8 9 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.68%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (2.08%) JMeter
10 6 (1.79%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (1.79%) JUnit
11 5 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (1.49%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.49%) MSTest
11 5 (1.49%) VectorCAST
General
1 21 (6.25%) Finance
2 15 (4.46%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.17%) Multimedia
4 13 (3.87%) Automotive
5 10 (2.98%) Law
5 10 (2.98%) Games
5 10 (2.98%) Military
6 7 (2.08%) Electronics
7 6 (1.79%) Retail
8 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.60%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.18%) .NET
2 24 (7.14%) SOAP
3 22 (6.55%) XML
3 22 (6.55%) HTML
4 15 (4.46%) Web Services
5 10 (2.98%) Ajax
5 10 (2.98%) XSL
6 9 (2.68%) CSS
6 9 (2.68%) RESTful
7 8 (2.38%) REST
8 7 (2.08%) LAMP
9 6 (1.79%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.79%) WinForms
9 6 (1.79%) WCF
10 5 (1.49%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.49%) Flash
10 5 (1.49%) Adobe AIR
11 4 (1.19%) jQuery
11 4 (1.19%) J2SE
12 2 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.82%) Computer Science
2 23 (6.85%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.27%) Firmware
3 11 (3.27%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (2.68%) VHDL
4 9 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.49%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.19%) Social Media
7 4 (1.19%) CCTV
7 4 (1.19%) Open Source
7 4 (1.19%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.19%) DTV
8 2 (0.60%) Physics
8 2 (0.60%) STB
9 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.30%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.30%) Handset
9 1 (0.30%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 68 (20.24%) Linux
2 63 (18.75%) Windows
3 17 (5.06%) UNIX
4 11 (3.27%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.79%) Android
6 3 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (34.52%) Automated Testing
2 109 (32.44%) Software Testing
3 98 (29.17%) Test Automation
4 83 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (16.96%) Software Engineering
6 56 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 46 (13.69%) Manual Testing
8 40 (11.90%) Scrum
9 32 (9.52%) Regression Testing
10 25 (7.44%) Unit Testing
11 24 (7.14%) Performance Testing
11 24 (7.14%) E-Commerce
12 22 (6.55%) Test Management
13 19 (5.65%) OO
13 19 (5.65%) Waterfall
14 17 (5.06%) Automation Testing
15 16 (4.76%) Agile Testing
16 15 (4.46%) Test Strategy
16 15 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 90 (26.79%) Python
2 89 (26.49%) Java
3 81 (24.11%) C#
4 55 (16.37%) C++
5 54 (16.07%) C
6 53 (15.77%) SQL
7 43 (12.80%) JavaScript
8 39 (11.61%) Perl
9 37 (11.01%) Ruby
10 26 (7.74%) PHP
11 15 (4.46%) Tcl
12 10 (2.98%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.38%) Scala
14 5 (1.49%) VBScript
14 5 (1.49%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.19%) TTCN
16 3 (0.89%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.89%) PowerHouse
17 2 (0.60%) Groovy
17 2 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (27.98%) Degree
2 74 (22.02%) ISEB
3 51 (15.18%) ISTQB
4 17 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (3.27%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.98%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.89%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.30%) HND
9 1 (0.30%) PhD
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (30.65%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) GAMP
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.38%) Adobe
3 4 (1.19%) Oracle
4 3 (0.89%) IBM
4 3 (0.89%) HP
5 2 (0.60%) Fujitsu
5 2 (0.60%) MKS
6 1 (0.30%) Remedy
6 1 (0.30%) Citrix
6 1 (0.30%) Perforce
6 1 (0.30%) VMware
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum depending on level and experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on level and experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
Washington Newcastle Sunderland
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £22.5k + bonus + VG Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-50k
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Superb Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + package+pension
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Salary: From £32,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
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Bath
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