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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 203 242
Rank change year-on-year -36 +39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 16 58 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.26% 0.86% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.90% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12 45 47
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.29%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.96% +5.33%  

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 5954 6475 7992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.27% 96.20% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4865 5500 6591
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -35 12 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Hertfordshire -10 3 £43,250 -3.88% 2
Essex -10 1 £55,000 +57.14%
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 25 June 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 49 (85.96%) Test Automation
2 31 (54.39%) Python
3 27 (47.37%) Degree
4 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (42.11%) Test Scripting
6 20 (35.09%) C#
6 20 (35.09%) Electronics
7 18 (31.58%) Tcl
8 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
8 17 (29.82%) Software Testing
8 17 (29.82%) Signal Processing
9 16 (28.07%) Digital Signal Processing
9 16 (28.07%) Software Engineering
9 16 (28.07%) Wireless
10 15 (26.32%) Selenium
11 14 (24.56%) OO
12 12 (21.05%) Scrum
12 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
13 11 (19.30%) SDET
13 11 (19.30%) SQL
13 11 (19.30%) QA
14 10 (17.54%) Java
14 10 (17.54%) Big Data
15 9 (15.79%) Algorithms
15 9 (15.79%) C
15 9 (15.79%) Finance
15 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
15 9 (15.79%) NUnit
16 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
16 8 (14.04%) 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) LabWindows
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) Wireless
2 4 (7.02%) HTTP
3 3 (5.26%) Internet
3 3 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) Big Data
2 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.02%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (7.02%) GIS
3 4 (7.02%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Selenium
2 9 (15.79%) NUnit
3 8 (14.04%) JUnit
3 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
4 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 7 (12.28%) TeamCity
5 5 (8.77%) Bugzilla
6 4 (7.02%) ClearQuest
6 4 (7.02%) CruiseControl
6 4 (7.02%) FishEye
6 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.02%) Hudson
6 4 (7.02%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.02%) Zephyr
7 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.26%) JBehave
7 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.51%) LabVIEW
8 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (35.09%) Electronics
2 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
3 9 (15.79%) Finance
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) REST
1 7 (12.28%) RESTful
1 7 (12.28%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 6 (10.53%) WPF
3 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) GWT
3 4 (7.02%) Middleware
3 4 (7.02%) SOAP
4 3 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.26%) RIA
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (85.96%) Test Automation
2 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 17 (29.82%) Signal Processing
4 17 (29.82%) Software Testing
5 16 (28.07%) Digital Signal Processing
5 16 (28.07%) Software Engineering
6 14 (24.56%) OO
7 12 (21.05%) Scrum
7 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
8 11 (19.30%) SDET
9 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Analytics
11 7 (12.28%) Capital Modelling
11 7 (12.28%) Mathematics
11 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
11 7 (12.28%) TDD
11 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) Python
2 20 (35.09%) C#
3 18 (31.58%) Tcl
4 11 (19.30%) SQL
5 10 (17.54%) Java
6 9 (15.79%) C
7 7 (12.28%) C++
8 2 (3.51%) Perl
9 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) TOWER Software
3 4 (7.02%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) VMware
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