The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 93 80 -
Rank change year-on-year -13 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 8 20 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.95% 1.89% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.96% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 0
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 813 1021 984
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 96.10% 96.23% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 669 668 805
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Gloucester -4 5 £35,000 -36.36%
Cheltenham +11 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 £35,000 -
Software Test Engineer
South West

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (86.36%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (86.36%) Java
2 19 (86.36%) Python
3 17 (77.27%) Perl
3 17 (77.27%) C++
3 17 (77.27%) DV Cleared
4 14 (63.64%) Linux
5 13 (59.09%) Selenium
6 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (50.00%) Cucumber
7 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
7 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (45.45%) SDLC
7 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
7 10 (45.45%) VMware
7 10 (45.45%) Validation
8 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
9 8 (36.36%) Unix
9 8 (36.36%) VB
10 5 (22.73%) C
10 5 (22.73%) C#
10 5 (22.73%) Games
10 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
10 5 (22.73%) Android
11 4 (18.18%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 1 (4.55%) FileNet
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Selenium
2 11 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (22.73%) Games
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Java EE
1 4 (18.18%) STL
2 3 (13.64%) J2EE
2 3 (13.64%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Cybercrime
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Unix
3 5 (22.73%) Android
4 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (86.36%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (45.45%) SDLC
3 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 10 (45.45%) Validation
4 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Coaching
5 4 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 4 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 4 (18.18%) OO
5 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Analytics
6 3 (13.64%) Data Analytics
7 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) Java
1 19 (86.36%) Python
2 17 (77.27%) C++
2 17 (77.27%) Perl
3 8 (36.36%) VB
4 5 (22.73%) C
4 5 (22.73%) C#
5 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (4.55%) VB6
7 1 (4.55%) VBA
7 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 17 (77.27%) DV Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (18.18%) CISSP
3 4 (18.18%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (18.18%) GIAC
3 4 (18.18%) Linux+ Certification
3 4 (18.18%) MCSE
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (18.18%) SANS
3 4 (18.18%) Security+ Certification
3 4 (18.18%) SSCP
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) PhD
4 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) ISEB
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) VMware
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
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