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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 200 201 236
Rank change year-on-year +1 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 29 51 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 0.87% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.90% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 40 9
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £55,000 £38,000
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 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 4848 5643 5814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.69% 96.73% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4042 4659 4875
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 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 23 March 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 23 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
Wiltshire +23 8 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Gloucestershire -10 8 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Somerset -6 6 £40,000 +20.30%
Bristol -12 3 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Devon - 3 £28,591 -
Dorset +29 1 £22,500 -20.35%
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (65.38%) Java
2 33 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (44.23%) Python
4 22 (42.31%) Selenium
5 21 (40.38%) Security Cleared
5 21 (40.38%) Linux
6 19 (36.54%) C++
6 19 (36.54%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (36.54%) SDLC
7 18 (34.62%) Test Strategy
7 18 (34.62%) Software Engineering
8 17 (32.69%) DV Cleared
8 17 (32.69%) Perl
9 16 (30.77%) SQL
9 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
9 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
10 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
11 14 (26.92%) Test Automation
12 13 (25.00%) C#
13 11 (21.15%) Validation
13 11 (21.15%) Degree
14 10 (19.23%) VMware
14 10 (19.23%) Manual Testing
14 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
14 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
15 9 (17.31%) JIRA
15 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
15 9 (17.31%) Windows

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.92%) FileNet
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Big Data
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) DB2
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) Selenium
2 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
3 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
3 9 (17.31%) JIRA
4 8 (15.38%) JUnit
4 8 (15.38%) Spock
5 5 (9.62%) Geb
5 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.62%) JMeter
5 5 (9.62%) Travis CI
6 3 (5.77%) Android Studio
6 3 (5.77%) Calabash
6 3 (5.77%) Jasmine
6 3 (5.77%) Protractor
6 3 (5.77%) TestNG
6 3 (5.77%) Xcode
7 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Electronics
3 5 (9.62%) Games
4 2 (3.85%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) Java EE
2 4 (7.69%) STL
3 3 (5.77%) CSS
3 3 (5.77%) HTML
3 3 (5.77%) J2EE
3 3 (5.77%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) User Experience
4 2 (3.85%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) Windows
3 8 (15.38%) Android
3 8 (15.38%) Unix
4 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (36.54%) SDLC
3 18 (34.62%) Software Engineering
3 18 (34.62%) Test Strategy
4 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (26.92%) Test Automation
7 11 (21.15%) Validation
8 10 (19.23%) Manual Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
10 7 (13.46%) BDD
10 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
11 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Open Source
11 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Data Management
13 4 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
13 4 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) Java
2 23 (44.23%) Python
3 19 (36.54%) C++
4 17 (32.69%) Perl
5 16 (30.77%) SQL
6 13 (25.00%) C#
7 8 (15.38%) VB
8 6 (11.54%) C
8 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 5 (9.62%) Groovy
10 4 (7.69%) Objective-C
11 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.92%) Ada
12 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.92%) PHP
12 1 (1.92%) VB6
12 1 (1.92%) VBA
12 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.69%) DV Cleared
3 11 (21.15%) Degree
4 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.69%) CCNA
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.69%) CISSP
5 4 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (7.69%) GIAC
5 4 (7.69%) ISEB
5 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (7.69%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (7.69%) MCSE
5 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (7.69%) SANS
5 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
5 4 (7.69%) SSCP
6 3 (5.77%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Def Stans
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
1 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) VMware
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) SAP
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