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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 887 889 872
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 17 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.018% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.019% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 4
Average salary £47,500 £40,250 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.01% -10.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,000 £35,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -10.61%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 September 2015 within the UK.

Senior Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 13 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 September 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 +7 17 £47,500 +17.28% 3
South East +10 7 £57,500 +35.29% 2
Cambridge +18 6 £47,500 +18.75%
Cambridgeshire +16 6 £47,500 +18.75%
East of England -2 6 £47,500 +18.75%
Surrey +5 4 £57,500 +37.72%
Reigate - 4 £57,500 -
Bristol -6 3 - -
South West -13 3 - -
Isle of Wight - 3 £35,000 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Northampton - 1 £32,500 -

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (80.95%) Degree
2 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 13 (61.90%) Python
4 12 (57.14%) SQL
4 12 (57.14%) QA
4 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 11 (52.38%) Perl
6 9 (42.86%) Linux
6 9 (42.86%) JIRA
7 8 (38.10%) XML
7 8 (38.10%) HTML
7 8 (38.10%) Perforce
7 8 (38.10%) SDLC
8 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (19.05%) TDD
9 4 (19.05%) TOWER Software
9 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
9 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) C#
9 4 (19.05%) C++
9 4 (19.05%) Delphi
9 4 (19.05%) Web Services
9 4 (19.05%) .NET
9 4 (19.05%) OO
9 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
9 4 (19.05%) User Stories
9 4 (19.05%) Telematics
10 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
1 8 (38.10%) XML
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) Twisted
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (4.76%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Telematics
2 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 8 (38.10%) SDLC
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) OO
5 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) User Stories
6 3 (14.29%) Open Source
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.76%) Coaching
8 1 (4.76%) BDD
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Python
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) Perl
4 4 (19.05%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) Delphi
5 3 (14.29%) Tcl
5 3 (14.29%) Ruby
5 3 (14.29%) Groovy
6 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Perforce
2 4 (19.05%) TOWER Software
3 1 (4.76%) QNX
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