Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 300 255
Rank change year-on-year +57 -45 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 87 57 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.83% 0.49% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.50% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 84 49 90
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 10,209 11,357 12,635
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 97.08% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7,777 9,366 10,526
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,963 £26,250 £25,025
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +36 63 £52,500 - 25
Hertfordshire +19 18 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Essex - 6 £40,000 -
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 23 October 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 80 (91.95%) Test Automation
2 46 (52.87%) Python
3 43 (49.43%) C#
3 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (33.33%) Degree
5 25 (28.74%) C++
5 25 (28.74%) Java
5 25 (28.74%) Finance
5 25 (28.74%) Selenium
5 25 (28.74%) Manual Testing
6 21 (24.14%) Computer Science
6 21 (24.14%) QA
6 21 (24.14%) Scrum
7 20 (22.99%) JavaScript
7 20 (22.99%) Mathematics
7 20 (22.99%) Jenkins
7 20 (22.99%) SDET
8 19 (21.84%) Software Testing
9 17 (19.54%) BDD
10 16 (18.39%) JIRA
11 15 (17.24%) Usability Testing
11 15 (17.24%) WPF
11 15 (17.24%) Reactive Extensions
11 15 (17.24%) Capital Modelling
12 14 (16.09%) Reinsurance
12 14 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (16.09%) Statistics
12 14 (16.09%) Risk Management
12 14 (16.09%) OO
13 13 (14.94%) TDD

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 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (11.49%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (11.49%) AWS Lambda
1 10 (11.49%) Serverless
2 9 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.30%) SaaS
3 2 (2.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) SSH
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (28.74%) Selenium
2 20 (22.99%) Jenkins
3 16 (18.39%) JIRA
4 12 (13.79%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.34%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.90%) JUnit
7 5 (5.75%) Protractor
8 4 (4.60%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.30%) JBehave
10 2 (2.30%) NUnit
10 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.30%) TestRail
10 2 (2.30%) xUnit.net
11 1 (1.15%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.15%) LabVIEW
11 1 (1.15%) Subversion
11 1 (1.15%) Testopia
General
1 25 (28.74%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) Reactive Extensions
1 15 (17.24%) WPF
2 10 (11.49%) .NET
2 10 (11.49%) Web Services
3 8 (9.20%) Node.js
4 6 (6.90%) Gherkin
5 5 (5.75%) RESTful
6 4 (4.60%) XML
7 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.45%) pytest
8 2 (2.30%) CSS
8 2 (2.30%) HTML
9 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 14 (16.09%) Reinsurance
3 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.60%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.30%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.30%) Robotics
7 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.15%) Music Streaming
7 1 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Linux
2 5 (5.75%) Android
2 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.60%) Windows
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (91.95%) Test Automation
2 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.74%) Manual Testing
4 21 (24.14%) Scrum
5 20 (22.99%) Mathematics
5 20 (22.99%) SDET
6 19 (21.84%) Software Testing
7 17 (19.54%) BDD
8 15 (17.24%) Capital Modelling
8 15 (17.24%) Usability Testing
9 14 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (16.09%) OO
9 14 (16.09%) Risk Management
9 14 (16.09%) Statistics
10 13 (14.94%) TDD
11 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
12 10 (11.49%) OOP
12 10 (11.49%) Workflow
13 9 (10.34%) Artificial Intelligence
13 9 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (52.87%) Python
2 43 (49.43%) C#
3 25 (28.74%) C++
3 25 (28.74%) Java
4 20 (22.99%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.79%) SQL
6 11 (12.64%) Bash Shell
7 10 (11.49%) C
8 7 (8.05%) Scala
9 6 (6.90%) Perl
9 6 (6.90%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.15%) Go
10 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.45%) ISEB
3 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (24.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (4.60%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.15%) SAP
2 1 (1.15%) Twitter