The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 22 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 West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 215 244
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 11 28 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.21% 0.53% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.55% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 22 7
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,100 £30,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £42,900
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5136 5115 5811
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.92% 97.61% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4279 4343 4898
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in the South West

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in the South West

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in the South West

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Somerset - 5 £45,500 -
Gloucestershire -6 2 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Bristol -23 2 £37,500 +13.63% 2
Wiltshire - 2 £40,000 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (57.50%) Java
3 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (45.00%) Selenium
5 16 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 16 (40.00%) Python
6 15 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 15 (37.50%) Cucumber
7 14 (35.00%) SQL
8 13 (32.50%) JIRA
9 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
10 11 (27.50%) C#
10 11 (27.50%) SDLC
11 10 (25.00%) User Experience
11 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (25.00%) Linux
12 9 (22.50%) Windows
12 9 (22.50%) Apple iOS
13 8 (20.00%) Open Source
13 8 (20.00%) Spock
13 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 8 (20.00%) BDD
13 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 8 (20.00%) .NET
13 8 (20.00%) JUnit
13 8 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
14 7 (17.50%) C++
14 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
14 7 (17.50%) Web Services

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (2.50%) FileNet
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) ICMP
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) DB2
1 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) Selenium
2 15 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 13 (32.50%) JIRA
4 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (20.00%) JUnit
4 8 (20.00%) Spock
5 5 (12.50%) Android Studio
5 5 (12.50%) Calabash
5 5 (12.50%) Geb
5 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.50%) JMeter
5 5 (12.50%) Travis CI
5 5 (12.50%) Xcode
6 3 (7.50%) Jasmine
6 3 (7.50%) Protractor
6 3 (7.50%) TestNG
7 2 (5.00%) Codeception
7 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.50%) PHPUnit
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Electronics
3 3 (7.50%) Games
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) CSS
3 3 (7.50%) HTML
4 2 (5.00%) J2EE
4 2 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) User Experience
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Apple iOS
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 7 (17.50%) Android
4 3 (7.50%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 15 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 11 (27.50%) SDLC
7 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (20.00%) BDD
8 8 (20.00%) Open Source
8 8 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (15.00%) Analytics
10 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (12.50%) Data Management
11 5 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Microservices
11 5 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) Python
3 14 (35.00%) SQL
4 11 (27.50%) C#
5 7 (17.50%) C++
5 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.50%) Groovy
6 5 (12.50%) Perl
7 3 (7.50%) VB
8 2 (5.00%) PHP
9 1 (2.50%) VB6
9 1 (2.50%) VBA
9 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) ISEB
4 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.00%) Master's Degree
5 2 (5.00%) PhD
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) VMware
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
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