Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 274 284
Rank change year-on-year +23 +10 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 101 86 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.85% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.71% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 96 77 87
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +13.92% -7.06%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,125 £52,500 £53,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -3.80%

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 11,475 12,043 14,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.77% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9,412 9,927 11,801
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,675
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -14 82 £52,500 +10.53% 19
Hertfordshire 0 10 £45,000 +3.45% 4
Norfolk - 7 £35,000 -
Suffolk +23 2 £30,500 +10.91%
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 18 January 2018, 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 East of England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 90 (89.11%) Test Automation
2 60 (59.41%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (36.63%) Python
4 33 (32.67%) Degree
5 32 (31.68%) Software Testing
6 30 (29.70%) Finance
7 29 (28.71%) Mathematics
7 29 (28.71%) Software Engineering
8 27 (26.73%) Capital Modelling
9 26 (25.74%) Statistics
9 26 (25.74%) WPF
10 24 (23.76%) Manual Testing
10 24 (23.76%) Scrum
10 24 (23.76%) Linux
11 22 (21.78%) Computer Science
12 21 (20.79%) C#
13 20 (19.80%) Java
13 20 (19.80%) Usability Testing
13 20 (19.80%) Bash Shell
13 20 (19.80%) Reactive Extensions
14 19 (18.81%) SDET
15 18 (17.82%) QA
15 18 (17.82%) C++
16 16 (15.84%) Financial Modelling
17 15 (14.85%) Selenium
18 14 (13.86%) Test Scripting
18 14 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
19 13 (12.87%) OOP
19 13 (12.87%) JUnit

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.93%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.99%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) Internet
2 7 (6.93%) Skype
2 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.93%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.96%) WAN
4 1 (0.99%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.99%) Wireless
4 1 (0.99%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) Big Data
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (14.85%) Selenium
2 13 (12.87%) JUnit
2 13 (12.87%) NUnit
3 12 (11.88%) Jenkins
4 11 (10.89%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.91%) Cucumber
6 7 (6.93%) JBehave
7 6 (5.94%) JIRA
7 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (5.94%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.96%) Gerrit
8 4 (3.96%) JMeter
8 4 (3.96%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.97%) LabVIEW
9 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.98%) Mocha
10 2 (1.98%) Protractor
10 2 (1.98%) Subversion
10 2 (1.98%) TestComplete
General
1 30 (29.70%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Electronics
3 4 (3.96%) Games
3 4 (3.96%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Automotive
5 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.74%) WPF
2 20 (19.80%) Reactive Extensions
3 8 (7.92%) Web Services
4 7 (6.93%) Gherkin
5 6 (5.94%) RESTful
5 6 (5.94%) XML
6 5 (4.95%) REST
7 2 (1.98%) .NET
7 2 (1.98%) Node.js
8 1 (0.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.99%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.78%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.91%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.94%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.95%) RIA
5 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.98%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.99%) Handset
6 1 (0.99%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.76%) Linux
2 11 (10.89%) Windows
3 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.98%) Android
5 1 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (89.11%) Test Automation
2 60 (59.41%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (31.68%) Software Testing
4 29 (28.71%) Mathematics
4 29 (28.71%) Software Engineering
5 27 (26.73%) Capital Modelling
6 26 (25.74%) Statistics
7 24 (23.76%) Manual Testing
7 24 (23.76%) Scrum
8 20 (19.80%) Usability Testing
9 19 (18.81%) SDET
10 16 (15.84%) Financial Modelling
11 14 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (13.86%) Test Scripting
12 13 (12.87%) Analytics
12 13 (12.87%) OOP
13 12 (11.88%) Test Strategy
14 11 (10.89%) BDD
14 11 (10.89%) Exploratory Testing
14 11 (10.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.63%) Python
2 21 (20.79%) C#
3 20 (19.80%) Bash Shell
3 20 (19.80%) Java
4 18 (17.82%) C++
5 12 (11.88%) SQL
6 10 (9.90%) C
7 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.99%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.99%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (32.67%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.95%) ISEB
4 3 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.99%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Firmware
2 1 (0.99%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.91%) TOWER Software
3 4 (3.96%) Apple
4 3 (2.97%) Dell
4 3 (2.97%) HP