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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 904 915 879
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 11 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.015% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.015% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 8
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,300 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £45,450
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +1.91%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 July 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 +29 11 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Cambridge +14 4 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 4 £47,500 +18.75% 3
East of England +4 4 £47,500 +18.75% 3
South East +2 3 £57,500 +35.29%
Bristol -10 3 - - 1
South West -11 3 - - 1
Surrey +17 2 £57,500 +33.72%
Reigate - 2 £57,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (71.43%) Python
1 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 9 (64.29%) Perl
2 9 (64.29%) QA
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) JIRA
5 6 (42.86%) Perforce
5 6 (42.86%) HTML
5 6 (42.86%) XML
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) SDLC
6 5 (35.71%) C++
7 4 (28.57%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) Scrum
8 3 (21.43%) Ruby
8 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Tcl
8 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
8 3 (21.43%) Twisted
8 3 (21.43%) Docker
8 3 (21.43%) Open Source
8 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 3 (21.43%) Groovy
9 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 2 (14.29%) Telematics

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
1 6 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) Twisted
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 2 (14.29%) Telematics
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) User Stories
6 2 (14.29%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Use Case
7 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) Perl
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) Tcl
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 3 (21.43%) Groovy
6 2 (14.29%) Delphi
6 2 (14.29%) C
6 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Perforce
2 2 (14.29%) TOWER Software
3 1 (7.14%) QNX
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