Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Software Test Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 273 323
Rank change year-on-year +37 +50 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 18 22 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.28% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 15
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +25.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £49,250 £55,500
South East median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6078 8309 10573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 95.64% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4868 6513 8406
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Berkshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Berkshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Berkshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +34 5 £35,000 +6.06%
Maidenhead +27 4 - -
Bracknell +9 2 £40,000 +6.67%
Wokingham +3 2 £55,000 +66.67%
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Berkshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 14 (77.78%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Gradle
4 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (38.89%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) JMeter
5 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 6 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (33.33%) PHP
5 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 6 (33.33%) Degree
5 6 (33.33%) SDET
6 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 5 (27.78%) DevOps
6 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) RESTful
6 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
6 5 (27.78%) Web Services
6 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
7 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
7 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
7 4 (22.22%) Workflow
7 4 (22.22%) XML
7 4 (22.22%) XSD
7 4 (22.22%) SAP
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) Ruby
7 4 (22.22%) Spring

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Gradle
2 6 (33.33%) JMeter
3 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
4 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
4 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 4 (22.22%) IntelliJ
4 4 (22.22%) Maven
4 4 (22.22%) Selenium
4 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
6 1 (5.56%) Appium
6 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
6 1 (5.56%) Hudson
6 1 (5.56%) jMock
6 1 (5.56%) JSUnit
6 1 (5.56%) JUnit
6 1 (5.56%) The Grinder
General
1 4 (22.22%) Publishing
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) RESTful
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) Apache Flex
2 4 (22.22%) Hibernate
2 4 (22.22%) Spring
2 4 (22.22%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) XSD
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) DOM
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
3 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (16.67%) Digital Currency
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (11.11%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) OO
4 6 (33.33%) SDET
5 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) Coaching
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Web Application Development
6 4 (22.22%) Workflow
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (16.67%) High Availability
7 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) PHP
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (22.22%) Groovy
3 4 (22.22%) Ruby
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Perl
4 3 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Concur
1 4 (22.22%) SAP