The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 894 925 857
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 11 22 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.019% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 13
Average salary £47,500 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.46% +7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+23.37% -3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Senior Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 11 £47,500 +7.95% 5
Cambridge +19 5 £47,500 +26.66% 4
Cambridgeshire +17 5 £47,500 +22.58% 4
East of England +14 5 £47,500 +22.58% 4
South East +2 3 £57,500 +49.35%
South West - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 - -
Surrey +10 2 £57,500 +33.72%
Reigate - 2 £57,500 -
Havant - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (71.43%) QA
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 9 (64.29%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) Perl
3 8 (57.14%) Degree
4 7 (50.00%) JIRA
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
6 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 5 (35.71%) XML
6 5 (35.71%) C++
6 5 (35.71%) Perforce
6 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
6 5 (35.71%) SDLC
7 4 (28.57%) TDD
7 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) Tcl
8 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Groovy
8 3 (21.43%) Ruby
8 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
8 3 (21.43%) Docker
8 3 (21.43%) Twisted
8 3 (21.43%) Open Source
9 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) Twisted
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 2 (14.29%) Telematics
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
5 2 (14.29%) OO
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (7.14%) UML
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Python
2 8 (57.14%) Perl
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) Tcl
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 3 (21.43%) Groovy
6 2 (14.29%) Delphi
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) C
6 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Perforce
2 2 (14.29%) TOWER Software
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) QNX
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