The table below looks at the statistics for SDET skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SDET over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
Rank 650 844 842
Rank change year-on-year
+194 -2
Permanent jobs citing SDET 197 112 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.09% 0.91% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 175 104 108
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -7.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 £44,500 £57,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -21.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9420 12344 11918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.12% 12.24% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7497 9787 9259
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

SDET
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing SDET as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SDET Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SDET
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDET within the UK.

SDET Salary Trend in the UK

SDET
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SDET over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 within the UK.

SDET Salary Histogram in the UK

SDET
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDET within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 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
England +180 197 £57,500 +9.52% 24
London +95 127 £60,000 +9.09% 16
South East +65 21 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire +30 14 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Yorkshire +33 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Leeds +31 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Nottinghamshire - 11 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 11 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 10 £37,500 - 2
Milton Keynes - 10 £37,500 -
East of England +29 9 £42,500 -17.07% 3
North West -6 9 £41,500 -2.35%
Nottingham - 8 £60,000 -
West Midlands +38 7 £60,000 +12.41%
Manchester -24 7 £41,500 -2.35%
Birmingham - 7 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire +16 6 £42,500 +1.79% 1
Watford - 6 £42,500 - 1
Brighton - 5 £32,500 - 1
Altrincham - 5 £41,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 -
East Sussex - 5 £32,500 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £50,000 - 1
South West - 4 £42,500 -
Crawley - 4 £50,000 -
City of London +21 3 £52,500 -12.50% 4
York - 3 £60,000 -
Bristol - 3 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £55,000 - 2
Harrogate - 2 £27,000 -

SDET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SDET.

1 299 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (67.16%) Selenium
3 209 (61.83%) BDD
4 204 (60.36%) Java
5 198 (58.58%) QA
6 181 (53.55%) TDD
7 177 (52.37%) WebDriver
8 146 (43.20%) Test Automation
9 129 (38.17%) Cucumber
10 111 (32.84%) C#
11 110 (32.54%) E-Commerce
11 110 (32.54%) Scrum
12 97 (28.70%) Web Services
13 82 (24.26%) JavaScript
14 77 (22.78%) Automation Testing
15 70 (20.71%) Ruby
16 69 (20.41%) Software Engineering
16 69 (20.41%) QA Automation
17 66 (19.53%) JUnit
18 61 (18.05%) SQL
19 57 (16.86%) Performance Testing
20 56 (16.57%) Python
21 55 (16.27%) Finance
21 55 (16.27%) RESTful
22 52 (15.38%) API Testing
23 50 (14.79%) .NET
24 47 (13.91%) Git (software)
25 45 (13.31%) OO
26 44 (13.02%) Jenkins
27 40 (11.83%) Test Strategy

SDET
Top Related IT Skills 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 9 (2.66%) Confluence
2 2 (0.59%) CMS
2 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.14%) GitHub
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.88%) HTTP
2 8 (2.37%) Internet
3 3 (0.89%) Wireless
4 1 (0.30%) LAN
4 1 (0.30%) SSH
4 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.30%) VPN
4 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.44%) MySQL
2 14 (4.14%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 13 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 13 (3.85%) Redis
3 13 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.07%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.18%) Big Data
6 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 227 (67.16%) Selenium
2 177 (52.37%) WebDriver
3 129 (38.17%) Cucumber
4 66 (19.53%) JUnit
5 47 (13.91%) Git (software)
6 44 (13.02%) Jenkins
7 36 (10.65%) SpecFlow
8 32 (9.47%) Maven
9 29 (8.58%) Appium
10 28 (8.28%) Protractor
11 27 (7.99%) Capybara
12 23 (6.80%) JIRA
12 23 (6.80%) Moq
12 23 (6.80%) NUnit
13 22 (6.51%) Mockito
13 22 (6.51%) SoapUI
14 19 (5.62%) JMeter
15 14 (4.14%) TeamCity
16 13 (3.85%) Fiddler
16 13 (3.85%) TestNG
General
1 55 (16.27%) Finance
2 21 (6.21%) Retail
3 9 (2.66%) Games
4 8 (2.37%) Banking
5 4 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.89%) Law
7 2 (0.59%) Advertising
7 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (29.88%) Developer
2 91 (26.92%) Developer in Test
3 84 (24.85%) Tester
4 77 (22.78%) Test Engineer
5 64 (18.93%) Automation Tester
6 52 (15.38%) QA Engineer
6 52 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
7 47 (13.91%) Software Developer
8 35 (10.36%) QA Automation Engineer
9 29 (8.58%) Senior Automation Tester
9 29 (8.58%) Senior Tester
9 29 (8.58%) Test Automation Engineer
10 27 (7.99%) Software Engineer
11 26 (7.69%) Java Developer
12 25 (7.40%) Java Engineer
13 24 (7.10%) Java Automation Tester
13 24 (7.10%) Senior QA Engineer
14 23 (6.80%) Analyst
14 23 (6.80%) Automation Engineer
14 23 (6.80%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (28.70%) Web Services
2 55 (16.27%) RESTful
3 50 (14.79%) .NET
4 37 (10.95%) Gherkin
5 33 (9.76%) REST
6 32 (9.47%) XML
7 19 (5.62%) JSON
8 13 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (3.85%) JSON Schema
8 13 (3.85%) JSON-LD
9 12 (3.55%) Node.js
10 10 (2.96%) ASP.NET
11 9 (2.66%) HTML
12 8 (2.37%) CSS
12 8 (2.37%) SOAP
13 7 (2.07%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.78%) Spring
15 5 (1.48%) Hibernate
16 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
16 3 (0.89%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.40%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.66%) Fintech
5 8 (2.37%) RIA
6 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.48%) User Experience
6 5 (1.48%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.89%) BBC
7 3 (0.89%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.59%) iPad
8 2 (0.59%) Online Games
9 1 (0.30%) AS400
9 1 (0.30%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.30%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.88%) Linux
2 18 (5.33%) Unix
3 13 (3.85%) Mac OS X
4 8 (2.37%) Windows
5 4 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (61.83%) BDD
3 181 (53.55%) TDD
4 146 (43.20%) Test Automation
5 110 (32.54%) E-Commerce
5 110 (32.54%) Scrum
6 77 (22.78%) Automation Testing
7 69 (20.41%) QA Automation
7 69 (20.41%) Software Engineering
8 57 (16.86%) Performance Testing
9 52 (15.38%) API Testing
10 45 (13.31%) OO
11 40 (11.83%) Test Strategy
12 39 (11.54%) Regression Testing
13 38 (11.24%) Unit Testing
14 37 (10.95%) ATDD
14 37 (10.95%) Software Testing
15 35 (10.36%) Manual Testing
16 34 (10.06%) Continuous Delivery
16 34 (10.06%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 204 (60.36%) Java
2 111 (32.84%) C#
3 82 (24.26%) JavaScript
4 70 (20.71%) Ruby
5 61 (18.05%) SQL
6 56 (16.57%) Python
7 30 (8.88%) Groovy
8 12 (3.55%) Perl
9 10 (2.96%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.96%) Scala
10 6 (1.78%) PHP
11 5 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.18%) C++
12 4 (1.18%) Clojure
13 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.89%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.59%) VBScript
15 1 (0.30%) AWK
15 1 (0.30%) Erlang
15 1 (0.30%) sed
Qualifications
1 20 (5.92%) Degree
2 5 (1.48%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (58.58%) QA
2 13 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (6.21%) Puppet
2 13 (3.85%) Grafana
2 13 (3.85%) StatsD
3 3 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (4.14%) Splunk
2 11 (3.25%) Cognizant
3 4 (1.18%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.59%) Concur
4 2 (0.59%) Google
4 2 (0.59%) HP
4 2 (0.59%) hybris
4 2 (0.59%) IBM
4 2 (0.59%) SAP
4 2 (0.59%) Virgin Media
5 1 (0.30%) BT
5 1 (0.30%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle
5 1 (0.30%) Perforce
5 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
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