Period
to 22 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SDET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDET over the 6 months to 22 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 153 247
Rank change year-on-year -6 +94 +85
Permanent jobs citing SDET 102 35 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.70% 0.96% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.02% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 100 35 69
10th Percentile £50,000 £56,750 £53,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £62,375 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% - +15.70%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £99,375 £100,500 £110,500
Central London median annual salary £63,250 £68,750 £70,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% -1.79% +21.74%

SDET is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,656 3,419 9,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.41% 94.19% 93.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,043 3,011 8,279
10th Percentile £43,300 £45,000 £38,200
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,250 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +0.36% +7.69% +4.00%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SDET as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SDET in the City of London

SDET
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDET in the City of London.

Salary trend for SDET in the City of London

SDET
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDET in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SDET in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2021, IT jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SDET.

1 74 (72.55%) Test Automation
2 61 (59.80%) QA
3 60 (58.82%) Software Testing
4 57 (55.88%) API Testing
5 53 (51.96%) JavaScript
5 53 (51.96%) Selenium
6 51 (50.00%) Cucumber
7 50 (49.02%) REST
8 49 (48.04%) Java
8 49 (48.04%) Jenkins
9 37 (36.27%) Postman
9 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (34.31%) Cypress.io
11 32 (31.37%) Git (software)
12 31 (30.39%) Test Strategy
13 28 (27.45%) Clean Code
14 26 (25.49%) WebDriver
15 19 (18.63%) Fintech
16 18 (17.65%) WebdriverIO
17 17 (16.67%) CircleCI
18 15 (14.71%) Docker
18 15 (14.71%) Kubernetes
19 14 (13.73%) C#
19 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (13.73%) Mentoring
20 12 (11.76%) SQL
20 12 (11.76%) Microservices
20 12 (11.76%) GraphQL
21 11 (10.78%) HTTP
21 11 (10.78%) Software Engineering

SDET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.80%) AWS
1 10 (9.80%) Azure
1 10 (9.80%) SaaS
2 7 (6.86%) BrowserStack
3 5 (4.90%) Serverless
4 4 (3.92%) GCP
5 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Service Fabric
6 1 (0.98%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.98%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) Big Data
2 8 (7.84%) Hadoop
2 8 (7.84%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.90%) Blockchain
4 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.98%) MySQL
6 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (51.96%) Selenium
2 51 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 49 (48.04%) Jenkins
4 37 (36.27%) Postman
5 35 (34.31%) Cypress.io
6 32 (31.37%) Git (software)
7 26 (25.49%) WebDriver
8 17 (16.67%) CircleCI
9 10 (9.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (9.80%) TestCafe
10 9 (8.82%) Jasmine
10 9 (8.82%) JMeter
10 9 (8.82%) JUnit
11 8 (7.84%) JIRA
12 7 (6.86%) REST Assured
13 6 (5.88%) SpecFlow
14 4 (3.92%) Appium
14 4 (3.92%) TeamCity
15 3 (2.94%) Mocha
16 2 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (8.82%) Social Skills
2 7 (6.86%) Finance
3 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.98%) Banking
3 1 (0.98%) Legal
3 1 (0.98%) Publishing
3 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (14.71%) Developer
2 13 (12.75%) Developer in Test
2 13 (12.75%) Software Developer
2 13 (12.75%) Test Engineer
3 10 (9.80%) Software Engineer
3 10 (9.80%) Software Test Engineer
4 9 (8.82%) Development Engineer
4 9 (8.82%) Software Development Engineer
4 9 (8.82%) Test Development Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Tester
6 6 (5.88%) Digital Transformation
6 6 (5.88%) QA Tester
7 5 (4.90%) Lead Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) QA Leader
8 4 (3.92%) Test Automation Specialist
8 4 (3.92%) Testing Specialist
9 3 (2.94%) Lead Software Developer
9 3 (2.94%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (49.02%) REST
2 18 (17.65%) WebdriverIO
3 12 (11.76%) GraphQL
4 11 (10.78%) JSON
5 10 (9.80%) Apache Thrift
6 9 (8.82%) Kafka
6 9 (8.82%) Web Services
7 8 (7.84%) Node.js
8 5 (4.90%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.94%) React
10 2 (1.96%) Jest
10 2 (1.96%) Nightwatchjs
10 2 (1.96%) RESTful
10 2 (1.96%) SOAP
11 1 (0.98%) .NET Core
11 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.98%) ARM Templates
11 1 (0.98%) WireMock
11 1 (0.98%) XML
11 1 (0.98%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (6.86%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.90%) SWIFT
3 4 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.92%) Video on Demand
3 4 (3.92%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (0.98%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.92%) Android
1 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (72.55%) Test Automation
2 60 (58.82%) Software Testing
3 57 (55.88%) API Testing
4 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (30.39%) Test Strategy
6 28 (27.45%) Clean Code
7 19 (18.63%) Fintech
8 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (13.73%) Mentoring
9 12 (11.76%) Microservices
10 11 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (10.78%) Software Engineering
10 11 (10.78%) Unit Testing
11 10 (9.80%) OO
12 9 (8.82%) DevOps
12 9 (8.82%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (8.82%) TDD
13 7 (6.86%) Performance Testing
14 6 (5.88%) BDD
14 6 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (51.96%) JavaScript
2 49 (48.04%) Java
3 14 (13.73%) C#
4 12 (11.76%) SQL
5 9 (8.82%) Python
5 9 (8.82%) TypeScript
6 6 (5.88%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.98%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.98%) C++
7 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.98%) PHP
7 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.98%) ISEB
2 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (59.80%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) Accessibility
System Software
1 15 (14.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (14.71%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle
2 1 (0.98%) PayPal
2 1 (0.98%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (0.98%) Veracode