The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 893 936 978
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 16 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.028% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 32
Median salary £53,250 £50,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.50% +20.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,250 £50,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +29.87%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Senior Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 28 May 2016 within the UK.

Senior Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +20 16 £53,250 +6.50% 2
East of England +38 10 £59,000 +24.21% 2
Cambridge +17 9 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £59,000 +24.21% 1
London +39 2 £52,500 +5.00%
Coventry - 2 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £47,500 -
South East +11 1 £35,000 -30.00%
South West - 1 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Southampton - 1 £35,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £40,000 -
Bristol - 1 £40,000 -

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Senior Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 16 (59.26%) Degree
3 14 (51.85%) QA
3 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
4 11 (40.74%) Java
5 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) SQL
6 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Multithreading
7 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 6 (22.22%) Perl
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) Python
9 4 (14.81%) C
9 4 (14.81%) C#
9 4 (14.81%) C++
9 4 (14.81%) Web Services
9 4 (14.81%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) Scrum
9 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
9 4 (14.81%) JIRA
9 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
9 4 (14.81%) SDLC
9 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
9 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (11.11%) Life Science

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
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 1 (3.70%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (3.70%) FastStats
1 1 (3.70%) Unica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) Modbus
2 2 (7.41%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Fiddler
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) JMeter
3 2 (7.41%) NUnit
3 2 (7.41%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) Protractor
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
2 2 (7.41%) Automotive
2 2 (7.41%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Military
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (11.11%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) .NET
4 2 (7.41%) CSS
4 2 (7.41%) CSS3
4 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) JMS
5 1 (3.70%) LAMP
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Life Science
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Multithreading
6 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) SDLC
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) Workflow
8 2 (7.41%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
8 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) Perl
4 4 (14.81%) C
4 4 (14.81%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) C++
4 4 (14.81%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) Ada
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (51.85%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Perforce
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe
2 1 (3.70%) Apteco
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 58k-60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago