Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Engineer was £49,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Senior Test Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 950 1016 1007
Rank change year-on-year +66 -9 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 201 196 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 170 184 237
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -2.70%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in England

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Senior Test Engineer in England

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Engineer in England

Senior Test Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 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
South East +71 70 £50,000 +5.26% 4
London +19 46 £52,750 -12.08% 6
Midlands +62 31 £40,000 +23.08% 3
West Midlands +37 26 £40,000 - 1
East of England -4 21 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North of England -43 20 £43,750 +2.94% 7
Yorkshire -12 15 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South West +11 13 £49,000 +50.77% 1
East Midlands +29 5 £40,000 +23.08% 2
North West -10 5 £40,000 - 3
Senior Test Engineer
UK

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 167 (83.08%) Test Automation
2 158 (78.61%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (49.25%) QA
4 93 (46.27%) Selenium
5 75 (37.31%) Java
6 66 (32.84%) Scrum
7 60 (29.85%) Finance
8 59 (29.35%) C#
8 59 (29.35%) Degree
9 51 (25.37%) SQL
10 48 (23.88%) Python
11 46 (22.89%) Software Testing
12 45 (22.39%) BDD
13 44 (21.89%) Manual Testing
13 44 (21.89%) JavaScript
14 39 (19.40%) Test Scripting
15 37 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (18.41%) Cucumber
15 37 (18.41%) Jenkins
16 36 (17.91%) TDD
17 34 (16.92%) Mentoring
17 34 (16.92%) SoapUI
18 32 (15.92%) JMeter
18 32 (15.92%) JIRA
19 29 (14.43%) Computer Science
19 29 (14.43%) Web Services
19 29 (14.43%) SDET
20 27 (13.43%) WebDriver
21 26 (12.94%) Continuous Improvement
21 26 (12.94%) Test Strategy

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (3.48%) Confluence
2 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.50%) CMS
2 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.97%) Google Cloud Platform
2 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.99%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.99%) HTTP
3 3 (1.49%) Internet
4 2 (1.00%) 3G
4 2 (1.00%) DHCP
4 2 (1.00%) DNS
4 2 (1.00%) ICMP
4 2 (1.00%) LTE
5 1 (0.50%) RS-232
5 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.99%) Big Data
2 6 (2.99%) MySQL
3 4 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 93 (46.27%) Selenium
2 37 (18.41%) Cucumber
2 37 (18.41%) Jenkins
3 34 (16.92%) SoapUI
4 32 (15.92%) JIRA
4 32 (15.92%) JMeter
5 27 (13.43%) WebDriver
6 25 (12.44%) JUnit
7 20 (9.95%) Git (software)
8 18 (8.96%) SpecFlow
9 13 (6.47%) Eclipse
9 13 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (5.47%) NUnit
10 11 (5.47%) Visual Studio
11 10 (4.98%) Maven
11 10 (4.98%) TestNG
12 9 (4.48%) HP UFT
13 8 (3.98%) Gradle
13 8 (3.98%) JBehave
13 8 (3.98%) LoadRunner
General
1 60 (29.85%) Finance
2 10 (4.98%) Retail
3 9 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.98%) Electronics
4 8 (3.98%) Publishing
5 7 (3.48%) Banking
5 7 (3.48%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.99%) Marketing
7 4 (1.99%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.43%) Web Services
2 21 (10.45%) .NET
2 21 (10.45%) SOAP
3 18 (8.96%) CSS
4 16 (7.96%) Gherkin
5 15 (7.46%) XML
6 13 (6.47%) Reactive Extensions
6 13 (6.47%) WPF
7 12 (5.97%) AngularJS
7 12 (5.97%) Apache Flex
8 11 (5.47%) jQuery
8 11 (5.47%) RESTful
9 10 (4.98%) Ajax
10 9 (4.48%) REST
11 8 (3.98%) HTML
11 8 (3.98%) JSON
11 8 (3.98%) Velocity
11 8 (3.98%) XSD
12 6 (2.99%) Hibernate
12 6 (2.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.43%) Computer Science
2 20 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.47%) Fintech
4 4 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.00%) Replication
6 2 (1.00%) User Experience
7 1 (0.50%) APACS
7 1 (0.50%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.50%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.50%) EMV
7 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.50%) Life Science
7 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.50%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.95%) Linux
2 14 (6.97%) Windows
3 10 (4.98%) Android
4 7 (3.48%) Unix
5 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (83.08%) Test Automation
2 158 (78.61%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (32.84%) Scrum
4 46 (22.89%) Software Testing
5 45 (22.39%) BDD
6 44 (21.89%) Manual Testing
7 39 (19.40%) Test Scripting
8 37 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (17.91%) TDD
10 34 (16.92%) Mentoring
11 29 (14.43%) SDET
12 26 (12.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 26 (12.94%) Functional Testing
12 26 (12.94%) Test Strategy
13 21 (10.45%) OOP
13 21 (10.45%) SDLC
13 21 (10.45%) Test Management
14 20 (9.95%) Unit Testing
15 17 (8.46%) Mathematics
16 16 (7.96%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 75 (37.31%) Java
2 59 (29.35%) C#
3 51 (25.37%) SQL
4 48 (23.88%) Python
5 44 (21.89%) JavaScript
6 16 (7.96%) C++
7 15 (7.46%) Shell Script
8 13 (6.47%) C
9 11 (5.47%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.98%) Ruby
11 9 (4.48%) VB.NET
12 8 (3.98%) VBScript
13 7 (3.48%) Groovy
14 6 (2.99%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.99%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.49%) Perl
16 3 (1.49%) PHP
17 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
17 2 (1.00%) Scala
18 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (29.35%) Degree
2 24 (11.94%) ISTQB
3 22 (10.95%) ISEB
4 14 (6.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.49%) CCNA
5 5 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.49%) MCSE
5 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.99%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.99%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (49.25%) QA
2 4 (1.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.99%) Docker
3 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.00%) Puppet
2 1 (0.50%) Mesos
2 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (8.96%) Google
2 11 (5.47%) HP
2 11 (5.47%) TOWER Software
3 10 (4.98%) SAP
4 9 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.48%) CA Agile Central
6 6 (2.99%) Concur
6 6 (2.99%) Talend
7 5 (2.49%) VMware
8 3 (1.49%) Oracle
9 2 (1.00%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.50%) Cognos
10 1 (0.50%) IBM
10 1 (0.50%) Informatica
10 1 (0.50%) Netezza
10 1 (0.50%) Sitecore