The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Test Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 219 218
Rank change year-on-year +59 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 20 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.59% 0.040% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.042% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 20 2 12
Median salary £53,750 £45,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.44% +16.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,550 £43,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3205 4758 5225
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.05% 94.80% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2589 3888 3873
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Berkshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Berkshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Berkshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Reading +52 15 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Newbury - 3 £27,500 -
Bracknell +16 1 £52,500 +23.52%
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (75.76%) Java
3 21 (63.64%) BDD
4 20 (60.61%) RESTful
5 18 (54.55%) Git (software)
5 18 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (54.55%) Selenium
5 18 (54.55%) XML
6 16 (48.48%) SQL
6 16 (48.48%) Subversion
6 16 (48.48%) JIRA
6 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
7 15 (45.45%) Cucumber
7 15 (45.45%) WebDriver
8 14 (42.42%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (42.42%) TeamCity
8 14 (42.42%) AngularJS
8 14 (42.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (42.42%) Protractor
8 14 (42.42%) Appium
9 12 (36.36%) Degree
10 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
11 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
11 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
12 8 (24.24%) TDD
12 8 (24.24%) Web Services
12 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
12 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
12 8 (24.24%) Automation Testing
13 7 (21.21%) Software Testing

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Big Data
1 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Git (software)
1 18 (54.55%) Selenium
2 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
2 16 (48.48%) JIRA
2 16 (48.48%) Subversion
3 15 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 15 (45.45%) WebDriver
4 14 (42.42%) Appium
4 14 (42.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (42.42%) Protractor
4 14 (42.42%) TeamCity
5 5 (15.15%) JMeter
6 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.06%) Gradle
6 2 (6.06%) Hudson
6 2 (6.06%) IntelliJ
6 2 (6.06%) JUnit
6 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
6 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.06%) TestNG
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
2 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (60.61%) RESTful
2 18 (54.55%) XML
3 14 (42.42%) AngularJS
4 8 (24.24%) Web Services
5 2 (6.06%) CSS
5 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) JSON
5 2 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (6.06%) Spring
5 2 (6.06%) XSD
5 2 (6.06%) XSLT
6 1 (3.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.03%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (3.03%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) BBC
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (63.64%) BDD
3 18 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 8 (24.24%) Automation Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
5 8 (24.24%) TDD
5 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Information Governance
7 6 (18.18%) Open Source
7 6 (18.18%) Secure Coding
8 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
9 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.09%) Load Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
10 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Scrum
11 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) C#
5 4 (12.12%) Python
6 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 3 (9.09%) Perl
7 2 (6.06%) C++
7 2 (6.06%) Groovy
8 1 (3.03%) Apple Swift
8 1 (3.03%) C
8 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Concur
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