The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Testing 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 Testing Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing Engineer
Rank 885 868 895
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Testing Engineer 2 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 3
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £32,200 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £36,750 £38,100
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Software Testing Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Testing Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Testing Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing Engineer within the UK.

Software Testing Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Testing Engineer
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh - 2 £31,500 -
Scotland - 2 £31,500 -

Software Testing Engineer
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Testing 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 Testing Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA

Software Testing Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Testing 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 Testing Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
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