The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 908 873 892
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 27 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.013% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.014% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 12
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,300 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115980 107065 119193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.69% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 94004 89146 102136
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 16 April 2014 within the UK.

Senior Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 18 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -27 26 £40,000 +1.26% 3
South East -2 9 £38,500 -14.44%
Oxfordshire -3 9 £38,500 -14.44%
Oxford +4 8 £38,500 -14.44%
Leeds - 7 £36,000 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £36,000 -
Yorkshire - 7 £36,000 -
London -45 6 £55,000 +29.41% 2
East Midlands -16 2 £47,500 +20.25%
East of England - 2 £37,250 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £37,250 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £47,500 -
Scotland -13 1 £42,500 -
Edinburgh -26 1 £42,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £32,500 - 1
Peterborough - 1 £42,000 -
Twickenham - 1 - -

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 24 (52.17%) Test Automation
2 20 (43.48%) Degree
3 19 (41.30%) Automated Testing
4 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
5 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (34.78%) C#
6 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
7 12 (26.09%) QA
7 12 (26.09%) .NET
7 12 (26.09%) ISEB
8 11 (23.91%) Selenium
8 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
9 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
10 9 (19.57%) NUnit
10 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
10 9 (19.57%) MbUnit
11 8 (17.39%) WebDriver
11 8 (17.39%) Test Management
12 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
12 7 (15.22%) User Stories
12 7 (15.22%) ZigBee
12 7 (15.22%) Ruby
12 7 (15.22%) Military
12 7 (15.22%) Law
12 7 (15.22%) Manufacturing
12 7 (15.22%) DNA
12 7 (15.22%) SOAP
13 6 (13.04%) TDD
13 6 (13.04%) Subversion
13 6 (13.04%) Agile Testing

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) ZigBee
2 5 (10.87%) HTTP
3 2 (4.35%) Internet
3 2 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Selenium
2 9 (19.57%) NUnit
2 9 (19.57%) MbUnit
3 8 (17.39%) WebDriver
4 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
5 6 (13.04%) Subversion
6 5 (10.87%) JIRA
7 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (4.35%) WATIR
8 2 (4.35%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.35%) TestComplete
8 2 (4.35%) QAComplete
8 2 (4.35%) YouTrack
9 1 (2.17%) LoadUI
9 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.17%) JMeter
General
1 7 (15.22%) Military
1 7 (15.22%) Law
1 7 (15.22%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.52%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) .NET
2 7 (15.22%) SOAP
3 4 (8.70%) HTML
3 4 (8.70%) RESTful
4 3 (6.52%) CSS
5 2 (4.35%) XML
5 2 (4.35%) Flash
5 2 (4.35%) Adobe AIR
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.35%) DTV
4 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.35%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.17%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (4.35%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Test Automation
2 19 (41.30%) Automated Testing
3 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
4 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
6 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
7 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Test Management
9 7 (15.22%) User Stories
9 7 (15.22%) DNA
10 6 (13.04%) TDD
10 6 (13.04%) Agile Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Automation Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Stress Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Regression Testing
12 4 (8.70%) B2C
12 4 (8.70%) Scrum
12 4 (8.70%) Business Development
12 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) C#
2 7 (15.22%) Ruby
3 5 (10.87%) Java
3 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) VBScript
4 4 (8.70%) Scala
5 3 (6.52%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) PHP
6 2 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) Degree
2 12 (26.09%) ISEB
3 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (2.17%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss
London
Release Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to c£45k + package
Posted: 20 days ago