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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Test Engineer
Rank 866 926 968
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 10 29 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.027% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.028% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 8 28 21
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,577 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £58,250 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%

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
86462 102533 109645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71827 85446 90758
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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 +52 10 £45,000 -5.26% 3
London +67 5 £45,000 -50.00% 1
South East +63 4 £40,000 -3.03%
Oxford - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Devon - 1 £28,591 -
Berkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
City of London - 1 £65,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £40,000 -
Exeter - 1 £28,591 -
South West - 1 £28,591 -

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (40.00%) BDD
5 8 (40.00%) Java
5 8 (40.00%) QA
6 6 (30.00%) Selenium
6 6 (30.00%) Android
6 6 (30.00%) Python
7 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 4 (20.00%) Linux
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
9 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (15.00%) Spock
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) J2EE
9 3 (15.00%) Perl
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB

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 (5.00%) Alfresco
1 1 (5.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) Spock
2 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (10.00%) JMeter
3 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) TestNG
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) J2EE
3 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) iBATIS
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) BBC
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Android
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (40.00%) BDD
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Management
9 2 (10.00%) Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Data Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (10.00%) OO
9 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) Python
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) Perl
6 2 (10.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) PhD
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) FINEOS
2 2 (10.00%) Guidewire
2 2 (10.00%) Telerik
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
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