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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
UK
Rank 621 736 687
Rank change year-on-year
+115 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 245 218 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 210 194 255
Median salary £42,250 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.74% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £30,150 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,850 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
81292 97227 103350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67466 81440 85098
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 27 February 2017 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +123 234 £42,500 +6.25% 37
South East +77 65 £37,500 +7.14% 4
London +91 49 £45,000 +3.44% 5
East of England +4 41 £47,500 +20.25% 14
Cambridgeshire -5 32 £47,500 +20.25% 13
Cambridge -6 31 £47,500 +20.25% 10
South West +23 28 £40,000 +10.34% 6
Hampshire +28 24 £31,000 -11.42% 2
Yorkshire +22 19 £45,000 - 2
Leeds +17 19 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +8 19 £45,000 - 2
Berkshire - 19 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands +12 16 £36,000 -4.00%
Southampton +26 15 £35,000 - 1
Reading - 14 £55,000 - 1
North West -10 12 £40,000 -11.11% 5
West Sussex +13 10 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire -13 10 £35,000 -23.91% 1
Northamptonshire - 10 £34,000 -
West Midlands +24 9 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Manchester -35 9 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Somerset -1 7 £40,000 +50.94% 1
Gloucester -9 7 £35,000 -36.36%
Northampton - 7 £34,000 -
Surrey +39 6 £50,000 +11.11%
Wiltshire +25 6 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Essex +22 6 £55,000 +57.14%
Oxfordshire - 6 £35,000 -
City of London - 6 £65,000 - 1
Scotland +13 5 £26,500 -18.46%

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 307 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (39.44%) Selenium
2 170 (39.44%) Java
3 143 (33.18%) Scrum
4 142 (32.95%) Software Engineering
5 130 (30.16%) Test Automation
6 122 (28.31%) QA
7 115 (26.68%) C#
7 115 (26.68%) BDD
8 114 (26.45%) Test Scripting
9 113 (26.22%) Python
10 112 (25.99%) Degree
11 110 (25.52%) TDD
12 108 (25.06%) Software Testing
12 108 (25.06%) Automated Testing
13 95 (22.04%) SQL
14 81 (18.79%) Linux
15 80 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
16 71 (16.47%) C++
17 68 (15.78%) Cucumber
18 67 (15.55%) WebDriver
19 66 (15.31%) Computer Science
20 65 (15.08%) Automation Testing
21 62 (14.39%) SDLC
22 59 (13.69%) Test Strategy
22 59 (13.69%) Windows
22 59 (13.69%) Regression Testing
23 58 (13.46%) Manual Testing
24 54 (12.53%) Web Services
25 52 (12.06%) ISTQB

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 5 (1.16%) Confluence
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.23%) FileNet
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.46%) MS Office
2 2 (0.46%) Simulink
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (2.09%) SaaS
2 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.41%) Wireless
2 16 (3.71%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.02%) Internet
4 10 (2.32%) HTTP
5 3 (0.70%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.70%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.70%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.46%) DNS
6 2 (0.46%) Network Security
6 2 (0.46%) SSL
7 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.23%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.23%) RS-232
7 1 (0.23%) SAN
7 1 (0.23%) Skype
7 1 (0.23%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.23%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.71%) Big Data
3 9 (2.09%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.86%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.62%) MySQL
6 6 (1.39%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.16%) GIS
8 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.46%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 170 (39.44%) Selenium
2 68 (15.78%) Cucumber
3 67 (15.55%) WebDriver
4 51 (11.83%) Git (software)
5 49 (11.37%) JIRA
6 43 (9.98%) Jenkins
7 39 (9.05%) JUnit
8 26 (6.03%) Appium
8 26 (6.03%) JMeter
9 25 (5.80%) TeamCity
10 22 (5.10%) SoapUI
11 19 (4.41%) Subversion
12 18 (4.18%) TestNG
13 17 (3.94%) Bugzilla
13 17 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (3.71%) Protractor
15 15 (3.48%) Maven
16 12 (2.78%) Spock
17 11 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (2.55%) NUnit
General
1 34 (7.89%) Retail
2 29 (6.73%) Finance
2 29 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.03%) Electronics
4 16 (3.71%) Games
5 10 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.09%) Advertising
7 8 (1.86%) Automotive
8 5 (1.16%) Back Office
8 5 (1.16%) Banking
8 5 (1.16%) Military
9 4 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.93%) Marketing
9 4 (0.93%) Publishing
10 3 (0.70%) Law
11 2 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Front Office
11 2 (0.46%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.53%) Web Services
2 44 (10.21%) RESTful
3 35 (8.12%) .NET
4 31 (7.19%) XML
5 22 (5.10%) AngularJS
6 20 (4.64%) CSS
6 20 (4.64%) HTML
7 19 (4.41%) Gherkin
8 14 (3.25%) REST
9 7 (1.62%) Java EE
9 7 (1.62%) SOAP
9 7 (1.62%) STL
10 6 (1.39%) JSON
11 5 (1.16%) GWT
11 5 (1.16%) Middleware
11 5 (1.16%) WPF
12 4 (0.93%) CSS3
12 4 (0.93%) HTML5
12 4 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.93%) React
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.31%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.73%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.55%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (2.09%) RIA
6 8 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.39%) Life Science
7 6 (1.39%) Smartcard
8 5 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.16%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.93%) User Experience
10 3 (0.70%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.70%) Blog
10 3 (0.70%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.46%) BBC
11 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.46%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.46%) iPad
12 1 (0.23%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.79%) Linux
2 59 (13.69%) Windows
3 20 (4.64%) Android
4 17 (3.94%) Unix
5 7 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.23%) AIX
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (33.18%) Scrum
3 142 (32.95%) Software Engineering
4 130 (30.16%) Test Automation
5 115 (26.68%) BDD
6 114 (26.45%) Test Scripting
7 110 (25.52%) TDD
8 108 (25.06%) Automated Testing
8 108 (25.06%) Software Testing
9 80 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (15.08%) Automation Testing
11 62 (14.39%) SDLC
12 59 (13.69%) Regression Testing
12 59 (13.69%) Test Strategy
13 58 (13.46%) Manual Testing
14 51 (11.83%) Performance Testing
15 41 (9.51%) OO
16 37 (8.58%) Kanban
17 36 (8.35%) E-Commerce
17 36 (8.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (39.44%) Java
2 115 (26.68%) C#
3 113 (26.22%) Python
4 95 (22.04%) SQL
5 71 (16.47%) C++
6 44 (10.21%) JavaScript
7 43 (9.98%) Perl
8 41 (9.51%) C
9 20 (4.64%) Ruby
10 18 (4.18%) Groovy
11 16 (3.71%) Tcl
12 15 (3.48%) Embedded C
13 14 (3.25%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.78%) VB
15 9 (2.09%) Bash Shell
15 9 (2.09%) PHP
15 9 (2.09%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.86%) Embedded C++
16 8 (1.86%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 112 (25.99%) Degree
2 52 (12.06%) ISTQB
3 43 (9.98%) ISEB
4 32 (7.42%) Security Cleared
5 21 (4.87%) DV Cleared
5 21 (4.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.55%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.62%) CCNA
7 7 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.62%) CISSP
7 7 (1.62%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (1.62%) GIAC
7 7 (1.62%) Linux+ Certification
7 7 (1.62%) MCSE
7 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.62%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (1.62%) SANS
7 7 (1.62%) Security+ Certification
7 7 (1.62%) SSCP
8 3 (0.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (28.31%) QA
2 52 (12.06%) SDET
3 4 (0.93%) MISRA
4 2 (0.46%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.48%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.70%) Firmware
5 1 (0.23%) Docker
5 1 (0.23%) KVM
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) Puppet
2 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (7.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.71%) VMware
3 11 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (1.86%) Cognizant
5 6 (1.39%) Oracle
5 6 (1.39%) SAP
6 5 (1.16%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.70%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.46%) Concur
8 2 (0.46%) IBM
8 2 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.46%) Tableau
9 1 (0.23%) Brocade
9 1 (0.23%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.23%) HP
9 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
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X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 60k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k-35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-40,000 + £2k Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Kindred Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Southampton
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Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Posted: 19 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salford
Bupa
Posted: 10 days ago
UK
Applicant Services
Salary: Salary up to £45,000 per annum plus 3% flexible benefits + on target bonus of 5% + contributory pension
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