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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 870 855 856
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 5 23 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.023% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 12
Average salary £48,750 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,150 £34,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £42,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.90% +20.00%

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
100852 100814 101486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.48% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83020 81115 85647
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 4 March 2015 within the UK.

Senior Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 6 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 4 March 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 -17 4 £48,750 +16.07% 3
London +27 3 £50,000 -16.66%
Scotland +9 1 - -
East of England -10 1 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £37,000 -
Dundee - 1 - -

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 13 (56.52%) QA
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (47.83%) Selenium
4 10 (43.48%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
5 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
6 7 (30.43%) .NET
6 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
7 6 (26.09%) REST
7 6 (26.09%) C++
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
9 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
9 4 (17.39%) BDD
9 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Scrum
9 4 (17.39%) VMware
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
9 4 (17.39%) Citrix
9 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 4 (17.39%) SOA

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SSDT
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
2 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Toad
4 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) REST
3 4 (17.39%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) SOA
6 3 (13.04%) Analytics
6 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Test Management
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Product Management
7 2 (8.70%) Kanban
7 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) C++
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
4 3 (13.04%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (56.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Terminal Server
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.35%) Firmware
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenServer
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) HP
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