The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 64 - 92
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.16% - 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Median salary £38,000 - £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 620 759 1080
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.12% 93.82% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 474 624 819
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Bedfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Bedfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Luton - 1 £38,000 -
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Moq
2 1 (33.33%) Mockito
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (33.33%) Mockito
2 1 (33.33%) Moq
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Military
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA