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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 704 735 665
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 179 157 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 168 117 185
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,200 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +19.40%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 2015. 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 +13 170 £37,500 -6.25% 31
East of England -10 62 £40,750 +1.87% 14
South East +16 53 £35,000 -31.70% 5
Cambridgeshire -13 52 £41,500 +3.75% 11
Cambridge -1 48 £42,500 +6.25% 11
London +27 24 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire +10 16 £29,500 -1.66% 2
Surrey - 16 £35,000 -
Hampshire +2 15 £26,500 -7.01% 2
North West +1 11 £32,750 +52.32% 3
South West -9 10 £35,750 +30.00% 3
Camberley - 9 £35,000 -
Reading +1 8 £19,000 -66.28% 1
Manchester - 8 £33,000 -
Hertfordshire -1 7 £42,500 +3.65% 1
Southampton -12 7 £26,500 -9.40%
Yorkshire -17 7 £35,750 -0.69% 3
West Yorkshire -21 7 £35,750 -0.69% 3
Eastleigh - 7 £26,500 -
Leeds -27 6 £44,000 +27.53% 3
Bracknell - 6 £40,000 -
Basingstoke - 6 £37,500 - 1
Scotland +10 5 £36,000 +2.85% 5
Dorset - 5 £37,500 - 1
Bolton - 4 £33,000 -
West Sussex -2 3 £22,000 -6.38%
Bristol -7 3 £30,000 - 1
Guildford - 3 £40,000 -
Uxbridge - 3 £32,500 -
Poole - 3 £37,500 - 1

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 207 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (46.72%) QA
3 129 (35.25%) Test Automation
4 128 (34.97%) Degree
4 128 (34.97%) SQL
5 118 (32.24%) Selenium
6 112 (30.60%) Software Testing
7 107 (29.23%) Automated Testing
8 94 (25.68%) Java
9 92 (25.14%) Software Engineering
10 77 (21.04%) Computer Science
10 77 (21.04%) Windows
11 73 (19.95%) Test Scripting
12 69 (18.85%) Python
12 69 (18.85%) .NET
12 69 (18.85%) Automation Testing
13 67 (18.31%) C#
13 67 (18.31%) Scrum
14 65 (17.76%) Finance
15 62 (16.94%) ISEB
16 61 (16.67%) Linux
17 60 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
18 56 (15.30%) ISTQB
19 54 (14.75%) Manual Testing
20 53 (14.48%) JavaScript
21 50 (13.66%) Microsoft
22 49 (13.39%) Regression Testing
23 43 (11.75%) C++
24 42 (11.48%) C
25 39 (10.66%) HTML

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (1.09%) IIS
1 4 (1.09%) Confluence
2 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (4.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.37%) SaaS
2 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.82%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.10%) TCP/IP
2 17 (4.64%) Internet
3 9 (2.46%) HTTP
4 8 (2.19%) Network Security
5 7 (1.91%) ICMP
6 6 (1.64%) Wireless
6 6 (1.64%) VPN
7 5 (1.37%) LAN
7 5 (1.37%) WAN
8 4 (1.09%) DNS
8 4 (1.09%) SSL
8 4 (1.09%) Firewall
9 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.55%) VLAN
10 2 (0.55%) DHCP
10 2 (0.55%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.27%) 2G
11 1 (0.27%) SSH
11 1 (0.27%) 3G
11 1 (0.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.37%) MySQL
3 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.82%) Big Data
4 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.27%) SSDT
5 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 118 (32.24%) Selenium
2 39 (10.66%) WebDriver
3 38 (10.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 31 (8.47%) JIRA
5 22 (6.01%) JUnit
6 21 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (4.64%) JBehave
7 17 (4.64%) SoapUI
8 14 (3.83%) Cucumber
9 13 (3.55%) Subversion
10 12 (3.28%) Jenkins
11 11 (3.01%) Bugzilla
12 9 (2.46%) Visual Studio
13 8 (2.19%) JMeter
13 8 (2.19%) TestDirector
14 7 (1.91%) VectorCAST
15 6 (1.64%) NUnit
15 6 (1.64%) PyUnit
16 5 (1.37%) Fiddler
16 5 (1.37%) Ant
General
1 65 (17.76%) Finance
2 17 (4.64%) Electronics
3 11 (3.01%) Marketing
4 8 (2.19%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (1.91%) Banking
6 6 (1.64%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.64%) Automotive
7 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) Retail
8 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.55%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Avionics
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (18.85%) .NET
2 39 (10.66%) HTML
3 37 (10.11%) XML
4 19 (5.19%) J2EE
5 18 (4.92%) CSS
6 14 (3.83%) jQuery
7 13 (3.55%) REST
8 10 (2.73%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.19%) SOAP
10 7 (1.91%) Web Services
10 7 (1.91%) WinForms
11 6 (1.64%) Ajax
11 6 (1.64%) XSL
12 4 (1.09%) WPF
13 3 (0.82%) Adobe AIR
13 3 (0.82%) Flash
13 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.82%) WCF
14 2 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
14 2 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 77 (21.04%) Computer Science
2 60 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (10.11%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (7.92%) Mathematics
5 16 (4.37%) User Experience
6 15 (4.10%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.19%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.91%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.64%) PKI
10 4 (1.09%) DTV
10 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.09%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.82%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.82%) Life Science
11 3 (0.82%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.82%) STB
11 3 (0.82%) Animation
12 2 (0.55%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.55%) Chemistry
12 2 (0.55%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 77 (21.04%) Windows
2 61 (16.67%) Linux
3 32 (8.74%) UNIX
4 16 (4.37%) Android
5 10 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.82%) CentOS
8 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (35.25%) Test Automation
3 112 (30.60%) Software Testing
4 107 (29.23%) Automated Testing
5 92 (25.14%) Software Engineering
6 73 (19.95%) Test Scripting
7 69 (18.85%) Automation Testing
8 67 (18.31%) Scrum
9 54 (14.75%) Manual Testing
10 49 (13.39%) Regression Testing
11 35 (9.56%) Unit Testing
11 35 (9.56%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (9.29%) Test Strategy
12 34 (9.29%) OO
13 32 (8.74%) BDD
14 31 (8.47%) TDD
15 29 (7.92%) Load Testing
16 27 (7.38%) User Stories
17 23 (6.28%) Analytics
18 21 (5.74%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (34.97%) SQL
2 94 (25.68%) Java
3 69 (18.85%) Python
4 67 (18.31%) C#
5 53 (14.48%) JavaScript
6 43 (11.75%) C++
7 42 (11.48%) C
8 23 (6.28%) Delphi
8 23 (6.28%) Perl
9 18 (4.92%) Ruby
10 9 (2.46%) PHP
10 9 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.91%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.37%) VBScript
12 5 (1.37%) Embedded C
13 3 (0.82%) Korn
14 2 (0.55%) VB
14 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 128 (34.97%) Degree
2 62 (16.94%) ISEB
3 56 (15.30%) ISTQB
4 17 (4.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (4.64%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.46%) VCP4
5 9 (2.46%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MCAD
7 1 (0.27%) MCSE
7 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (46.72%) QA
2 7 (1.91%) GAMP
3 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.27%) DO-254
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.37%) Terminal Server
3 4 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.09%) Firmware
4 3 (0.82%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) XenApp
5 1 (0.27%) XenServer
5 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.64%) VMware
3 13 (3.55%) Oracle
4 8 (2.19%) TOWER Software
5 6 (1.64%) Perforce
5 6 (1.64%) Citrix
6 4 (1.09%) MKS
6 4 (1.09%) Fujitsu
7 3 (0.82%) IBM
7 3 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.82%) Adobe
8 2 (0.55%) HP
8 2 (0.55%) Google
9 1 (0.27%) Lumesse
9 1 (0.27%) EMC
9 1 (0.27%) Remedy
9 1 (0.27%) SAP
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