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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 928 954 977
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 16 19 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.017% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.018% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 28
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median 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 £68,500 £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 3 May 2016 within the UK.

Senior Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 16 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 3 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 +25 16 £47,500 -5.00% 1
East of England +20 9 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Cambridge +8 8 £59,000 +24.21% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 8 £59,000 +24.21% 1
West Midlands - 3 £47,500 -
Coventry - 3 £47,500 -
South East +18 2 £35,000 -30.00%
South West - 1 £40,000 -
London - 1 £45,000 -
Southampton - 1 £35,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £40,000 -
Worthing - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £40,000 -

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 21 (63.64%) Degree
2 19 (57.58%) Software Engineering
3 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
4 16 (48.48%) QA
5 11 (33.33%) Java
6 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
7 9 (27.27%) SQL
7 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
9 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (21.21%) Perl
9 7 (21.21%) Linux
9 7 (21.21%) Python
9 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
10 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
10 6 (18.18%) JIRA
11 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
11 5 (15.15%) C#
11 5 (15.15%) HTML
11 5 (15.15%) Web Services
11 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
12 4 (12.12%) SDLC
12 4 (12.12%) Scrum
12 4 (12.12%) Workflow
12 4 (12.12%) Finance
12 4 (12.12%) XML
12 4 (12.12%) C

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 (3.03%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (6.06%) Modbus
2 2 (6.06%) Profibus
3 1 (3.03%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) JIRA
2 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) Fiddler
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) JMeter
3 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.06%) NUnit
4 2 (6.06%) Protractor
4 2 (6.06%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Electronics
3 2 (6.06%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Military
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) .NET
4 2 (6.06%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) CSS3
4 2 (6.06%) HTML5
4 2 (6.06%) LAMP
5 1 (3.03%) JMS
5 1 (3.03%) Middleware
5 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Life Science
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Software Engineering
2 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
6 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) SDLC
8 4 (12.12%) Workflow
9 3 (9.09%) Load Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Financial Modelling
10 2 (6.06%) TDD
10 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) Perl
3 7 (21.21%) Python
4 5 (15.15%) C#
5 4 (12.12%) C
5 4 (12.12%) C++
6 2 (6.06%) Ada
6 2 (6.06%) PHP
6 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) Def Stans
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.09%) Perforce
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