The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £34,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 392 440
Rank change year-on-year +50 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 52 47 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.26% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 52 35 25
Median salary £34,500 £35,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.42% -30.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,750 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £53,250 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14110 17860 20459
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.64% 96.97% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 51716 74983 82617
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Hampshire +25 20 £30,000 -16.66%
Surrey +20 12 £35,500 +1.42%
West Sussex +12 6 £42,500 +30.76%
Oxfordshire +15 5 £40,000 +46.78% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £37,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £34,750 - 1
Kent - 2 £35,000 -
Berkshire +25 1 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 84 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 81 (68.07%) Software Testing
3 72 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (44.54%) Selenium
5 44 (36.97%) BDD
6 41 (34.45%) Test Scripting
6 41 (34.45%) Regression Testing
7 39 (32.77%) ISEB
8 36 (30.25%) SQL
9 35 (29.41%) Scrum
10 33 (27.73%) Java
11 32 (26.89%) C#
12 31 (26.05%) Windows
13 30 (25.21%) TDD
13 30 (25.21%) Jenkins
14 29 (24.37%) Python
15 28 (23.53%) Computer Science
15 28 (23.53%) ISTQB
15 28 (23.53%) SDLC
16 27 (22.69%) Performance Testing
16 27 (22.69%) Linux
17 25 (21.01%) Degree
18 23 (19.33%) QA
19 22 (18.49%) JIRA
19 22 (18.49%) Microsoft
19 22 (18.49%) Exploratory Testing
20 21 (17.65%) SoapUI
20 21 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
20 21 (17.65%) XML
21 20 (16.81%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (4.20%) Confluence
2 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.08%) Wireless
2 8 (6.72%) VoIP
3 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.84%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.84%) GPRS
4 1 (0.84%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) Big Data
2 2 (1.68%) MySQL
2 2 (1.68%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (44.54%) Selenium
2 30 (25.21%) Jenkins
3 22 (18.49%) JIRA
4 21 (17.65%) SoapUI
5 17 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 13 (10.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (10.92%) Subversion
7 11 (9.24%) Cucumber
7 11 (9.24%) TeamCity
8 10 (8.40%) Appium
8 10 (8.40%) Protractor
8 10 (8.40%) WebDriver
9 8 (6.72%) InstallShield
10 7 (5.88%) HP UFT
11 4 (3.36%) Eclipse
11 4 (3.36%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.52%) Codeception
12 3 (2.52%) PHPUnit
13 2 (1.68%) Hudson
13 2 (1.68%) TestNG
General
1 18 (15.13%) Retail
2 14 (11.76%) Back Office
3 12 (10.08%) Finance
4 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
5 8 (6.72%) Aerospace
5 8 (6.72%) Automotive
6 3 (2.52%) Electronics
7 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.68%) Marketing
7 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.84%) Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.65%) XML
2 12 (10.08%) RESTful
3 10 (8.40%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.36%) .NET
5 2 (1.68%) CSS
5 2 (1.68%) HTML
5 2 (1.68%) JSON
5 2 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.68%) Web Services
5 2 (1.68%) XSLT
6 1 (0.84%) Node.js
6 1 (0.84%) REST
6 1 (0.84%) SOAP
6 1 (0.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (0.84%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.84%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.04%) Life Science
3 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.84%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.84%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.05%) Windows
2 27 (22.69%) Linux
3 10 (8.40%) Unix
4 8 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.72%) Solaris
5 1 (0.84%) Android
5 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 81 (68.07%) Software Testing
3 72 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (36.97%) BDD
5 41 (34.45%) Regression Testing
5 41 (34.45%) Test Scripting
6 35 (29.41%) Scrum
7 30 (25.21%) TDD
8 28 (23.53%) SDLC
9 27 (22.69%) Performance Testing
10 22 (18.49%) Exploratory Testing
11 21 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
12 20 (16.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (15.97%) Test Strategy
14 18 (15.13%) Test Planning
15 17 (14.29%) Software Engineering
16 14 (11.76%) Functional Testing
17 13 (10.92%) Process Improvement
17 13 (10.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.25%) SQL
2 33 (27.73%) Java
3 32 (26.89%) C#
4 29 (24.37%) Python
5 19 (15.97%) T-SQL
6 17 (14.29%) C++
7 13 (10.92%) Perl
8 11 (9.24%) C
9 10 (8.40%) Ruby
10 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
11 4 (3.36%) PHP
12 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.84%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.84%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.84%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (32.77%) ISEB
2 28 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 25 (21.01%) Degree
4 9 (7.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (18.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.40%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (6.72%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle
4 2 (1.68%) SAP
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