The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Testing Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing Engineer
Rank 918 957 969
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Testing Engineer 5 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.004% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 1
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 - -

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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Testing Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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 +27 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Bradford - 3 £37,500 -
Leeds - 3 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
South East - 1 £35,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £35,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £35,000 -

Software Testing Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Software Testing 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 Testing Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (83.33%) Python
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 8 (66.67%) SDLC
4 7 (58.33%) Cegedim Rx
4 7 (58.33%) Mobile Development
4 7 (58.33%) Android
4 7 (58.33%) Android Development
4 7 (58.33%) iOS Development
4 7 (58.33%) High Availability
4 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
4 7 (58.33%) ATDD
4 7 (58.33%) Jetty
4 7 (58.33%) Manual Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
4 7 (58.33%) BDD
4 7 (58.33%) Apple iOS
4 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Perl
4 7 (58.33%) Selenium
4 7 (58.33%) Scrum
4 7 (58.33%) Degree
4 7 (58.33%) JIRA
4 7 (58.33%) TDD

Software Testing 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 (58.33%) IIS
1 7 (58.33%) Jetty
1 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
1 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (58.33%) JIRA
2 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
1 7 (58.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Android
2 7 (58.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 8 (66.67%) SDLC
3 7 (58.33%) Android Development
3 7 (58.33%) ATDD
3 7 (58.33%) BDD
3 7 (58.33%) High Availability
3 7 (58.33%) iOS Development
3 7 (58.33%) Manual Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Mobile Development
3 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Information Governance
5 3 (25.00%) System Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Python
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Perl
3 7 (58.33%) Ruby
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Cegedim Rx