The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 202 224 223
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 40 51 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.67% 0.70% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.72% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 36 47 50
Median salary £47,500 £39,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.25% -5.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5775 7042 7151
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.07% 96.28% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4619 5689 5743
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -1 30 £47,500 +20.25% 13
Essex - 5 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire +19 3 £45,000 +7.78%
Bedfordshire - 1 £38,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £25,000 -
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 East of England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (57.33%) Python
3 34 (45.33%) Degree
4 32 (42.67%) Automated Testing
5 31 (41.33%) Test Scripting
6 30 (40.00%) Scrum
7 29 (38.67%) Test Automation
8 27 (36.00%) Software Testing
9 22 (29.33%) QA
10 21 (28.00%) Software Engineering
11 20 (26.67%) Selenium
11 20 (26.67%) C#
12 18 (24.00%) Electronics
13 17 (22.67%) Manual Testing
14 16 (21.33%) Telecoms
14 16 (21.33%) Wireless
14 16 (21.33%) Tcl
15 15 (20.00%) Java
15 15 (20.00%) Signal Processing
16 14 (18.67%) Digital Signal Processing
16 14 (18.67%) SQL
17 13 (17.33%) JUnit
17 13 (17.33%) OO
17 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
18 12 (16.00%) RESTful
18 12 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
18 12 (16.00%) Web Services
18 12 (16.00%) Linux
18 12 (16.00%) Bugzilla
19 11 (14.67%) C

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.33%) Wireless
2 5 (6.67%) HTTP
2 5 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.33%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) Big Data
2 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.67%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (6.67%) GIS
4 5 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Selenium
2 13 (17.33%) JUnit
3 12 (16.00%) Bugzilla
4 9 (12.00%) NUnit
5 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
6 7 (9.33%) JIRA
6 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (8.00%) WebDriver
8 5 (6.67%) ClearQuest
8 5 (6.67%) CruiseControl
8 5 (6.67%) FishEye
8 5 (6.67%) Hudson
8 5 (6.67%) JBehave
8 5 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.67%) TeamCity
8 5 (6.67%) Zephyr
9 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
9 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
10 3 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 3 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (24.00%) Electronics
2 16 (21.33%) Telecoms
3 11 (14.67%) Finance
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.33%) Games
5 1 (1.33%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) RESTful
1 12 (16.00%) Web Services
2 10 (13.33%) REST
3 6 (8.00%) WPF
4 5 (6.67%) GWT
4 5 (6.67%) Middleware
4 5 (6.67%) SOAP
4 5 (6.67%) XML
5 3 (4.00%) .NET
5 3 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.00%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.67%) RIA
4 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.67%) Automated Testing
3 31 (41.33%) Test Scripting
4 30 (40.00%) Scrum
5 29 (38.67%) Test Automation
6 27 (36.00%) Software Testing
7 21 (28.00%) Software Engineering
8 17 (22.67%) Manual Testing
9 15 (20.00%) Signal Processing
10 14 (18.67%) Digital Signal Processing
11 13 (17.33%) OO
11 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
12 12 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
13 11 (14.67%) Defect Tracking
14 10 (13.33%) TDD
15 9 (12.00%) Performance Testing
15 9 (12.00%) Unit Testing
16 7 (9.33%) Capital Modelling
16 7 (9.33%) Issue Tracking
16 7 (9.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 43 (57.33%) Python
2 20 (26.67%) C#
3 16 (21.33%) Tcl
4 15 (20.00%) Java
5 14 (18.67%) SQL
6 11 (14.67%) C
7 10 (13.33%) C++
8 9 (12.00%) Perl
9 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.00%) Ruby
10 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 34 (45.33%) Degree
2 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.33%) QA
2 5 (6.67%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) KVM
3 1 (1.33%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.33%) Xen
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 5 (6.67%) TOWER Software
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) VMware
4 1 (1.33%) Brocade
4 1 (1.33%) SAP
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