The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 403 391
Rank change year-on-year +80 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 70 51 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.27% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 65 47 64
Median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £26,700 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 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 14461 18972 20242
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.51% 96.73% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12087 16175 16324
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

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 30 March 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 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
Hampshire +23 28 £31,000 -11.42% 2
Berkshire +59 20 £53,750 +19.44% 1
West Sussex +15 12 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £35,000 -
Surrey +36 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

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 South East region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 83 (69.75%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (49.58%) Software Testing
3 47 (39.50%) Selenium
4 44 (36.97%) Java
5 43 (36.13%) BDD
6 41 (34.45%) Test Scripting
7 39 (32.77%) Windows
8 37 (31.09%) SQL
9 35 (29.41%) ISTQB
10 34 (28.57%) Computer Science
10 34 (28.57%) TDD
10 34 (28.57%) Scrum
10 34 (28.57%) C#
10 34 (28.57%) Regression Testing
11 33 (27.73%) Test Automation
12 31 (26.05%) ISEB
13 27 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (22.69%) Git (software)
13 27 (22.69%) Jenkins
14 26 (21.85%) QA
14 26 (21.85%) Degree
14 26 (21.85%) Linux
15 25 (21.01%) Microsoft
15 25 (21.01%) Software Engineering
15 25 (21.01%) SDLC
16 24 (20.17%) Test Strategy
16 24 (20.17%) Automated Testing
16 24 (20.17%) C++
17 21 (17.65%) JIRA
18 20 (16.81%) Performance 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
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.88%) Wireless
3 2 (1.68%) Network Security
4 1 (0.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.88%) Big Data
3 6 (5.04%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 47 (39.50%) Selenium
2 27 (22.69%) Git (software)
2 27 (22.69%) Jenkins
3 21 (17.65%) JIRA
4 18 (15.13%) Cucumber
4 18 (15.13%) WebDriver
5 17 (14.29%) Subversion
6 16 (13.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (11.76%) Appium
7 14 (11.76%) Protractor
7 14 (11.76%) TeamCity
8 13 (10.92%) SoapUI
9 8 (6.72%) JMeter
10 7 (5.88%) HP UFT
11 5 (4.20%) WatiN
12 4 (3.36%) LoadRunner
13 3 (2.52%) TestNG
14 2 (1.68%) FitNesse
14 2 (1.68%) IntelliJ
14 2 (1.68%) JUnit
General
1 11 (9.24%) Retail
2 7 (5.88%) Back Office
3 4 (3.36%) Finance
4 3 (2.52%) Electronics
4 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.68%) Advertising
5 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.84%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.81%) RESTful
1 20 (16.81%) XML
2 14 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 13 (10.92%) .NET
4 8 (6.72%) CSS
4 8 (6.72%) HTML
4 8 (6.72%) Web Services
5 2 (1.68%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.68%) JSON
5 2 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.68%) Spring
5 2 (1.68%) XSD
5 2 (1.68%) XSLT
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 34 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.72%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (5.04%) Life Science
4 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.68%) BBC
4 2 (1.68%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.68%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) iPad
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (32.77%) Windows
2 26 (21.85%) Linux
3 5 (4.20%) Unix
4 1 (0.84%) Android
4 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Solaris
4 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (69.75%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (49.58%) Software Testing
3 43 (36.13%) BDD
4 41 (34.45%) Test Scripting
5 34 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 34 (28.57%) Scrum
5 34 (28.57%) TDD
6 33 (27.73%) Test Automation
7 27 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (21.01%) SDLC
8 25 (21.01%) Software Engineering
9 24 (20.17%) Automated Testing
9 24 (20.17%) Test Strategy
10 20 (16.81%) Exploratory Testing
10 20 (16.81%) Performance Testing
11 18 (15.13%) Automation Testing
12 15 (12.61%) Security Testing
13 14 (11.76%) Analytics
14 13 (10.92%) Non-Functional Testing
15 11 (9.24%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.97%) Java
2 37 (31.09%) SQL
3 34 (28.57%) C#
4 24 (20.17%) C++
5 16 (13.45%) Python
6 11 (9.24%) T-SQL
7 10 (8.40%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.72%) Perl
8 8 (6.72%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.20%) Ruby
10 4 (3.36%) C
11 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.52%) PHP
12 2 (1.68%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.68%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.68%) Groovy
13 1 (0.84%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.84%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 31 (26.05%) ISEB
3 26 (21.85%) Degree
4 13 (10.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (21.85%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (21.01%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.36%) SAP
4 2 (1.68%) Concur
5 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
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