The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 615 706 711
Rank change year-on-year +91 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 223 226 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 198 201 205
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.38% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76786 93381 96100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64228 78950 79244
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in England

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in England

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in England

Software 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 Software Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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
South East +98 66 £37,000 +5.71% 3
London +104 46 £45,000 - 2
East of England +16 41 £47,500 +20.25% 14
South West -5 29 £40,000 +14.28% 6
East Midlands +15 15 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +10 14 £48,000 +6.66% 2
North West -17 11 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +24 6 £37,000 -12.94% 2
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 302 (72.95%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (43.72%) Selenium
3 171 (41.30%) Java
4 146 (35.27%) Scrum
5 138 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 131 (31.64%) Test Automation
7 123 (29.71%) QA
8 119 (28.74%) C#
8 119 (28.74%) BDD
9 112 (27.05%) Software Testing
9 112 (27.05%) TDD
10 107 (25.85%) Degree
11 106 (25.60%) Test Scripting
12 105 (25.36%) Python
13 104 (25.12%) SQL
14 102 (24.64%) Automated Testing
15 92 (22.22%) Test Strategy
16 86 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
17 77 (18.60%) Linux
18 74 (17.87%) WebDriver
19 72 (17.39%) Cucumber
20 66 (15.94%) SDLC
21 65 (15.70%) C++
22 63 (15.22%) Regression Testing
22 63 (15.22%) Automation Testing
23 58 (14.01%) Computer Science
24 56 (13.53%) Performance Testing
25 55 (13.29%) Windows
25 55 (13.29%) Manual Testing
25 55 (13.29%) SDET

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (1.21%) Confluence
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.24%) FileNet
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.48%) MS Office
2 2 (0.48%) Simulink
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.31%) Wireless
2 17 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.90%) Internet
4 7 (1.69%) HTTP
5 2 (0.48%) Network Security
5 2 (0.48%) SSL
6 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.24%) SAN
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.83%) Big Data
3 9 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.93%) MySQL
4 8 (1.93%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.45%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.21%) Geospatial Data
7 5 (1.21%) GIS
8 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.48%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.24%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 181 (43.72%) Selenium
2 74 (17.87%) WebDriver
3 72 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 51 (12.32%) Git (software)
5 49 (11.84%) JIRA
6 45 (10.87%) JUnit
7 43 (10.39%) Jenkins
8 30 (7.25%) Appium
9 29 (7.00%) TeamCity
10 25 (6.04%) JMeter
11 22 (5.31%) Protractor
11 22 (5.31%) SoapUI
11 22 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (5.31%) TestNG
12 18 (4.35%) Subversion
13 17 (4.11%) Maven
14 16 (3.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (3.62%) Bugzilla
16 13 (3.14%) NUnit
17 12 (2.90%) JBehave
General
1 39 (9.42%) Retail
2 37 (8.94%) Finance
3 28 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 27 (6.52%) Electronics
5 12 (2.90%) Games
6 10 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.17%) Advertising
8 8 (1.93%) Automotive
9 6 (1.45%) Back Office
10 5 (1.21%) Banking
10 5 (1.21%) Military
11 4 (0.97%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.97%) Marketing
11 4 (0.97%) Publishing
12 3 (0.72%) Law
13 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.48%) Front Office
13 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.56%) Web Services
2 48 (11.59%) RESTful
3 43 (10.39%) .NET
4 36 (8.70%) XML
5 25 (6.04%) AngularJS
6 22 (5.31%) CSS
6 22 (5.31%) HTML
7 21 (5.07%) Gherkin
8 16 (3.86%) REST
9 8 (1.93%) WPF
10 7 (1.69%) SOAP
11 5 (1.21%) GWT
11 5 (1.21%) JSON
11 5 (1.21%) Middleware
12 4 (0.97%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.97%) JDBC
12 4 (0.97%) jQuery
12 4 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.97%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.01%) Computer Science
2 29 (7.00%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.66%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (2.66%) RIA
5 10 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.45%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.45%) Life Science
6 6 (1.45%) User Experience
7 5 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.21%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.97%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.72%) Blog
10 2 (0.48%) BBC
10 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.48%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.48%) iPad
11 1 (0.24%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (18.60%) Linux
2 55 (13.29%) Windows
3 17 (4.11%) Android
4 15 (3.62%) Unix
5 7 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.24%) AIX
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (72.95%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (35.27%) Scrum
3 138 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 131 (31.64%) Test Automation
5 119 (28.74%) BDD
6 112 (27.05%) Software Testing
6 112 (27.05%) TDD
7 106 (25.60%) Test Scripting
8 102 (24.64%) Automated Testing
9 92 (22.22%) Test Strategy
10 86 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (15.94%) SDLC
12 63 (15.22%) Automation Testing
12 63 (15.22%) Regression Testing
13 56 (13.53%) Performance Testing
14 55 (13.29%) Manual Testing
15 46 (11.11%) OO
16 42 (10.14%) Unit Testing
17 39 (9.42%) Exploratory Testing
18 36 (8.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 171 (41.30%) Java
2 119 (28.74%) C#
3 105 (25.36%) Python
4 104 (25.12%) SQL
5 65 (15.70%) C++
6 44 (10.63%) JavaScript
7 38 (9.18%) Perl
8 35 (8.45%) C
9 19 (4.59%) Groovy
10 18 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 17 (4.11%) Ruby
12 16 (3.86%) Tcl
13 13 (3.14%) Embedded C
14 9 (2.17%) PHP
14 9 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.93%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.93%) VB
16 5 (1.21%) Embedded C++
16 5 (1.21%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 107 (25.85%) Degree
2 48 (11.59%) ISTQB
3 41 (9.90%) ISEB
4 28 (6.76%) Security Cleared
5 19 (4.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (4.11%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.42%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.97%) CCNA
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.97%) CISSP
8 4 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.97%) GIAC
8 4 (0.97%) HNC
8 4 (0.97%) HND
8 4 (0.97%) Linux+ Certification
8 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (0.97%) SANS
8 4 (0.97%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (0.97%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (29.71%) QA
2 55 (13.29%) SDET
3 4 (0.97%) MISRA
4 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
System Software
1 16 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.97%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) Docker
5 1 (0.24%) KVM
5 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.86%) VMware
3 14 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (1.93%) Cognizant
5 6 (1.45%) Oracle
5 6 (1.45%) SAP
5 6 (1.45%) TOWER Software
6 5 (1.21%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.48%) Concur
7 2 (0.48%) IBM
7 2 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.48%) Tableau
8 1 (0.24%) Apiary
8 1 (0.24%) Brocade
8 1 (0.24%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.24%) HP
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
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Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £45,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £275 - £310 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 17 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Sky Betting & Gaming
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £32k + top benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 15 days ago
Midlands
PAREXEL International
Posted: 18 days ago