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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 903 929 950
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 12 27 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.025% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.026% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 27
Median salary £59,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,825 £35,000 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,500 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £49,750 £48,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.05% +21.87%

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
92774 105028 112463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.19% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 78073 87099 90668
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 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 +41 12 £59,000 +18.00%
East of England +21 6 £59,000 +24.21%
London +43 3 £72,500 +3.57%
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £59,000 +24.21%
Essex - 3 - -
Basildon - 3 - -
Cambridge +2 2 £59,000 +24.21%
South West +1 2 £49,750 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £49,750 -
Gloucester - 2 £49,750 -
City of London +64 1 £70,000 -
East Midlands +14 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Leicester - 1 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £40,000 -

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 14 (50.00%) Java
3 13 (46.43%) Degree
4 12 (42.86%) QA
5 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
6 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Multithreading
8 7 (25.00%) Scrum
8 7 (25.00%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
10 5 (17.86%) Selenium
10 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
10 5 (17.86%) .NET
10 5 (17.86%) Perl
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
11 4 (14.29%) C++
12 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
12 3 (10.71%) FINEOS
12 3 (10.71%) BDD
12 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (10.71%) C#
12 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.71%) XML
12 3 (10.71%) J2EE
12 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
12 3 (10.71%) Windows
12 3 (10.71%) Python

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 (3.57%) Alfresco
1 1 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) Confluence
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (3.57%) FastStats
1 1 (3.57%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.14%) Fiddler
3 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.57%) JMeter
4 1 (3.57%) JUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) TestNG
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 2 (7.14%) Automotive
1 2 (7.14%) Electronics
1 2 (7.14%) Marketing
1 2 (7.14%) Military
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) J2EE
2 3 (10.71%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) iBATIS
4 1 (3.57%) JMS
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Spring
4 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.14%) Life Science
2 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
3 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Multithreading
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) TDD
9 2 (7.14%) Analytics
9 2 (7.14%) Data Analytics
9 2 (7.14%) OO
9 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.14%) SDLC
9 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) Perl
4 4 (14.29%) C++
5 3 (10.71%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) Python
6 2 (7.14%) Ada
6 2 (7.14%) C
6 2 (7.14%) VB
7 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) PhD
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) Def Stans
2 2 (7.14%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) FINEOS
2 3 (10.71%) Guidewire
2 3 (10.71%) Telerik
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Apteco
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Dell
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) NetApp
3 1 (3.57%) VMware