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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 877 876 894
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 19 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 6
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -27.08%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -20.83%

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 within the UK.

Senior Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 16 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 17 September 2014. 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 -21 18 £40,250 -8.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £40,000 -15.78% 1
East of England -11 7 £40,000 -15.78% 1
South East - 6 £42,500 -
Peterborough - 4 £40,000 -
Cambridge +1 3 £40,000 -15.78% 1
London -4 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Berkshire - 3 £42,500 -
Bracknell - 3 £42,500 -
Surrey - 3 £40,500 -
South West - 2 £37,000 -
Bristol - 2 £37,000 -
Woking - 2 £40,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £34,000 -
City of London - 1 £45,000 -
Scotland - 1 £34,000 -

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (40.48%) C#
4 16 (38.10%) ISEB
4 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
5 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
6 14 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 13 (30.95%) .NET
7 13 (30.95%) Degree
7 13 (30.95%) Performance Testing
8 11 (26.19%) Java
8 11 (26.19%) Ruby
8 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
9 10 (23.81%) Windows
9 10 (23.81%) JIRA
9 10 (23.81%) Mobile App
10 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 9 (21.43%) NUnit
10 9 (21.43%) QA
10 9 (21.43%) Selenium
10 9 (21.43%) MbUnit
10 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
10 9 (21.43%) User Stories
11 8 (19.05%) DNA
11 8 (19.05%) Law
11 8 (19.05%) Manufacturing
11 8 (19.05%) Military
11 8 (19.05%) Subversion
12 7 (16.67%) HTML
12 7 (16.67%) Python

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Internet
1 7 (16.67%) Wireless
2 4 (9.52%) HTTP
3 3 (7.14%) DSL
4 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SSDT
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) JIRA
2 9 (21.43%) Selenium
2 9 (21.43%) NUnit
2 9 (21.43%) MbUnit
2 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 8 (19.05%) Subversion
4 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.14%) YouTrack
5 3 (7.14%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.38%) Toad
6 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.38%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (2.38%) FogBugz
6 1 (2.38%) LoadUI
General
1 8 (19.05%) Law
1 8 (19.05%) Manufacturing
1 8 (19.05%) Military
2 4 (9.52%) Electronics
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (11.90%) CSS
3 5 (11.90%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) Flash
4 4 (9.52%) WCF
4 4 (9.52%) Adobe AIR
4 4 (9.52%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) WPF
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) Middleware
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) DTV
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 4 (9.52%) Video on Demand
4 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.14%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (7.14%) Android
3 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
5 13 (30.95%) Performance Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
7 9 (21.43%) User Stories
8 8 (19.05%) DNA
9 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 7 (16.67%) TDD
9 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 6 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Scrum
11 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
12 4 (9.52%) BDD
12 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
12 4 (9.52%) B2C
12 4 (9.52%) Web Development
13 3 (7.14%) Web Testing
13 3 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) C#
2 11 (26.19%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) Ruby
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.67%) Python
5 6 (14.29%) SQL
6 5 (11.90%) Perl
6 5 (11.90%) PHP
7 4 (9.52%) Scala
8 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) ISEB
2 14 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 13 (30.95%) Degree
4 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Adobe
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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