Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 July 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
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 312 278
Rank change year-on-year +49 -34 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 91 51 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.76% 0.41% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.42% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 79 44 86
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +6.32% +2.35%
10th Percentile £33,500 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £56,625
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11,565 12,108 13,583
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 97.03% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8,832 9,771 11,287
East of England median annual salary £46,056 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Cambridgeshire +37 69 £50,000 +5.26% 21
Hertfordshire +3 13 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Essex +37 9 £42,500 -22.73% 2
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 East of England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 74 (81.32%) Test Automation
2 46 (50.55%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (40.66%) Python
4 33 (36.26%) Degree
5 31 (34.07%) Software Testing
6 29 (31.87%) C#
7 26 (28.57%) Manual Testing
8 21 (23.08%) Linux
9 18 (19.78%) C++
9 18 (19.78%) Scrum
9 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
9 18 (19.78%) Computer Science
10 17 (18.68%) Selenium
10 17 (18.68%) Finance
11 15 (16.48%) QA
11 15 (16.48%) Test Strategy
12 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (14.29%) Jenkins
13 12 (13.19%) TDD
13 12 (13.19%) Java
14 11 (12.09%) Mathematics
14 11 (12.09%) WPF
15 10 (10.99%) Usability Testing
15 10 (10.99%) Test Scripting
15 10 (10.99%) Bash Shell
15 10 (10.99%) BDD
15 10 (10.99%) Reactive Extensions
15 10 (10.99%) OOP
15 10 (10.99%) Windows
15 10 (10.99%) Firmware

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (8.79%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (2.20%) Serverless
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) Big Data
2 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (18.68%) Selenium
2 13 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.99%) SpecFlow
4 7 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 6 (6.59%) JIRA
6 4 (4.40%) Bugzilla
6 4 (4.40%) JUnit
7 3 (3.30%) Capybara
7 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.20%) LabVIEW
8 2 (2.20%) NUnit
8 2 (2.20%) Subversion
8 2 (2.20%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.20%) TestLink
8 2 (2.20%) xUnit.net
9 1 (1.10%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.10%) JBehave
9 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Electronics
3 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) WPF
2 10 (10.99%) Reactive Extensions
3 6 (6.59%) .NET
3 6 (6.59%) RESTful
3 6 (6.59%) Web Services
4 5 (5.49%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.30%) XML
6 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.10%) Node.js
6 1 (1.10%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.59%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (6.59%) Robotics
4 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.08%) Linux
2 10 (10.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (81.32%) Test Automation
2 46 (50.55%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (34.07%) Software Testing
4 26 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 18 (19.78%) Scrum
5 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
6 15 (16.48%) Test Strategy
7 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.19%) TDD
9 11 (12.09%) Mathematics
10 10 (10.99%) BDD
10 10 (10.99%) Capital Modelling
10 10 (10.99%) OOP
10 10 (10.99%) SDET
10 10 (10.99%) Test Scripting
10 10 (10.99%) Usability Testing
11 9 (9.89%) API Testing
11 9 (9.89%) Artificial Intelligence
11 9 (9.89%) Statistics
12 7 (7.69%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 37 (40.66%) Python
2 29 (31.87%) C#
3 18 (19.78%) C++
4 12 (13.19%) Java
5 10 (10.99%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.59%) C
7 5 (5.49%) SQL
8 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.30%) Perl
9 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.10%) Go
Qualifications
1 33 (36.26%) Degree
2 9 (9.89%) ISEB
3 5 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.48%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.99%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) Dell
2 3 (3.30%) HP
3 2 (2.20%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.10%) Capita
4 1 (1.10%) Perforce