Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 161 170
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 6 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.22% 0.14% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.15% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 3
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +15.38% -7.14%
South East median annual salary £32,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2,693 2,724 3,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.05% 97.18% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,208 2,212 2,481
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £24,175 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.27%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Milton Keynes +4 5 £42,000 +12.00%
High Wycombe -9 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Back Office
3 3 (50.00%) XML Messaging
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Behat
4 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (16.67%) Degree

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

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (50.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) XML
1 3 (50.00%) XML Messaging
2 2 (33.33%) Behat
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware