Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 276 326
Rank change year-on-year -14 +50 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 38 63 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.58% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.59% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 24 54 22
South West median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £45,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10043 10599 11397
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.99% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8318 8956 9646
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -7 22 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Dorset +6 7 £32,500 +30.00%
Somerset - 7 £39,500 - 1
Wiltshire -7 1 £60,000 +71.43%
Gloucestershire -9 1 £50,000 +2.30%
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 November 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 32 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 18 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (34.21%) Validation
3 13 (34.21%) Java
4 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (26.32%) Requirements Engineering
7 9 (23.68%) JBehave
7 9 (23.68%) Degree
8 8 (21.05%) QA
8 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (21.05%) C
8 8 (21.05%) JUnit
8 8 (21.05%) BDD
9 7 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (18.42%) .NET
9 7 (18.42%) Web Services
9 7 (18.42%) Python
9 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
10 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
10 6 (15.79%) Big Data
10 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
10 6 (15.79%) SDET
10 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (13.16%) MIL-STD-1553
11 5 (13.16%) DO-178B
11 5 (13.16%) TDD

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:

Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Big Data
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) JBehave
2 8 (21.05%) JUnit
3 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
5 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.26%) GitLab
5 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.63%) Android Studio
6 1 (2.63%) Calabash
6 1 (2.63%) MSTest
6 1 (2.63%) NUnit
6 1 (2.63%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 5 (13.16%) Aerospace
1 5 (13.16%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Electronics
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Games
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) LAMP
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.89%) User Experience
5 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.63%) Cybercrime
6 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
1 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
1 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.26%) Android
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 18 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (34.21%) Validation
4 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (26.32%) Requirements Engineering
7 8 (21.05%) BDD
7 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (15.79%) SDET
8 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
9 5 (13.16%) TDD
10 4 (10.53%) Analytics
10 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
10 4 (10.53%) Digital Analytics
11 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (7.89%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) C
3 7 (18.42%) Python
4 4 (10.53%) SQL
5 3 (7.89%) C#
5 3 (7.89%) VBScript
6 2 (5.26%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
2 5 (13.16%) DO-178B
2 5 (13.16%) MIL-STD-1553
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft