Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 268 303
Rank change year-on-year -5 +35 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 74 97 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.62% 0.74% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.77% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65 82 83
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £53,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 11513 12679 14819
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 96.41% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9456 10525 12280
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -43 58 £52,500 +16.67% 4
Hertfordshire +2 11 £45,000 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £35,000 -
Suffolk +6 2 £30,500 +11.93%
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 19 November 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 67 (90.54%) Test Automation
2 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.43%) Python
4 22 (29.73%) Software Engineering
4 22 (29.73%) C#
5 21 (28.38%) Mathematics
6 20 (27.03%) Degree
6 20 (27.03%) Finance
7 19 (25.68%) Linux
7 19 (25.68%) Software Testing
7 19 (25.68%) Statistics
7 19 (25.68%) WPF
7 19 (25.68%) Manual Testing
7 19 (25.68%) SDET
7 19 (25.68%) Capital Modelling
8 16 (21.62%) Scrum
9 15 (20.27%) QA
9 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
10 14 (18.92%) Financial Modelling
10 14 (18.92%) Java
10 14 (18.92%) SQL
10 14 (18.92%) Internet
11 13 (17.57%) Usability Testing
11 13 (17.57%) Reactive Extensions
11 13 (17.57%) Analytics
12 12 (16.22%) Bash Shell
12 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (16.22%) Computer Science
12 12 (16.22%) C++
12 12 (16.22%) C

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 3 (4.05%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) Internet
2 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.41%) SAN
3 4 (5.41%) WAN
4 3 (4.05%) Skype
4 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) NUnit
2 11 (14.86%) JUnit
2 11 (14.86%) Selenium
3 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.16%) JBehave
4 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.46%) WebDriver
5 6 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.05%) Gerrit
6 3 (4.05%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.70%) JIRA
7 2 (2.70%) JMeter
7 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.70%) Subversion
7 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.70%) xUnit.net
8 1 (1.35%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Electronics
3 4 (5.41%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.70%) Games
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) WPF
2 13 (17.57%) Reactive Extensions
3 9 (12.16%) Gherkin
4 7 (9.46%) REST
4 7 (9.46%) RESTful
4 7 (9.46%) Web Services
4 7 (9.46%) XML
5 3 (4.05%) .NET
6 1 (1.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.35%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 10 (13.51%) Algorithms
3 7 (9.46%) RIA
4 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.70%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Linux
2 12 (16.22%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (90.54%) Test Automation
2 42 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (29.73%) Software Engineering
4 21 (28.38%) Mathematics
5 19 (25.68%) Capital Modelling
5 19 (25.68%) Manual Testing
5 19 (25.68%) SDET
5 19 (25.68%) Software Testing
5 19 (25.68%) Statistics
6 16 (21.62%) Scrum
7 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
8 14 (18.92%) Financial Modelling
9 13 (17.57%) Analytics
9 13 (17.57%) Usability Testing
10 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (13.51%) OO
11 10 (13.51%) Regression Testing
12 9 (12.16%) BDD
12 9 (12.16%) TDD
12 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.43%) Python
2 22 (29.73%) C#
3 14 (18.92%) Java
3 14 (18.92%) SQL
4 12 (16.22%) Bash Shell
4 12 (16.22%) C
4 12 (16.22%) C++
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.05%) ISEB
4 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) TOWER Software
3 3 (4.05%) Apple
4 2 (2.70%) Dell
4 2 (2.70%) HP