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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 932 918 919
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 16 24 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.023% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.023% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 13 23 30
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £43,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £59,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016 within the UK.

Senior Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 15 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 9 February 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
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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 16 £47,500 +2.70% 5
South East +12 7 £47,500 -5.00%
East of England +8 6 £47,500 +28.37%
Cambridgeshire - 6 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 6 £47,500 -
Surrey +10 4 £48,750 -2.50%
London 0 2 £72,500 +48.71%
Leatherhead -2 2 £50,000 -
Reigate - 2 £47,500 -
Worthing - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,000 -
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £55,000 -

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 34 (68.00%) Degree
2 28 (56.00%) Software Engineering
3 27 (54.00%) SQL
4 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
5 24 (48.00%) Software Testing
6 23 (46.00%) QA
7 20 (40.00%) JIRA
7 20 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (32.00%) Test Strategy
10 15 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (28.00%) ISTQB
11 14 (28.00%) Java
11 14 (28.00%) Web Services
12 13 (26.00%) Python
12 13 (26.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
13 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
13 12 (24.00%) Functional Testing
13 12 (24.00%) Linux
13 12 (24.00%) Workflow
14 11 (22.00%) Selenium
15 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (20.00%) Load Testing
15 10 (20.00%) Protractor
15 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
15 10 (20.00%) JMeter
15 10 (20.00%) MySQL
15 10 (20.00%) Perl
15 10 (20.00%) PHP

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (4.00%) Modbus
1 2 (4.00%) Profibus
1 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (40.00%) JIRA
2 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (22.00%) Selenium
4 10 (20.00%) JMeter
4 10 (20.00%) Protractor
4 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.00%) NUnit
6 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.00%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Automotive
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) Web Services
2 10 (20.00%) LAMP
3 9 (18.00%) HTML
4 7 (14.00%) XML
5 5 (10.00%) .NET
6 2 (4.00%) CSS
6 2 (4.00%) CSS3
6 2 (4.00%) HTML5
7 1 (2.00%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.00%) Telematics
4 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Android
3 2 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 24 (48.00%) Software Testing
4 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (32.00%) Test Strategy
6 15 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
8 12 (24.00%) Functional Testing
8 12 (24.00%) Workflow
9 10 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 10 (20.00%) Load Testing
9 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (14.00%) SDLC
11 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
12 5 (10.00%) OO
13 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
14 3 (6.00%) Unit Testing
14 3 (6.00%) User Stories
15 2 (4.00%) Automation Testing
15 2 (4.00%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) SQL
2 20 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.00%) Java
4 13 (26.00%) Python
5 10 (20.00%) Perl
5 10 (20.00%) PHP
6 7 (14.00%) C#
6 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.00%) Delphi
8 2 (4.00%) C
8 2 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (68.00%) Degree
2 14 (28.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (26.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (46.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Perforce
2 3 (6.00%) TOWER Software
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
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