The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 730 714 738
Rank change year-on-year -16 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 127 196 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 104 163 178
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £47,850 £55,000 £57,500
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 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 79382 89280 100510
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 65298 76096 83752
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 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 24 June 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 24 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
South East +49 51 £35,000 - 3
London +28 33 £45,000 - 8
East of England -43 16 £47,500 +11.76% 9
South West -8 12 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire -1 6 £48,000 +28.00% 3
North West -40 5 £33,250 -11.33% 4
West Midlands +8 2 £40,000 +39.13% 1
East Midlands +15 1 £40,000 +13.47%
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 277 (79.14%) Test Automation
2 233 (66.57%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (40.57%) Selenium
4 127 (36.29%) Software Testing
5 122 (34.86%) Java
6 107 (30.57%) C#
7 103 (29.43%) Software Engineering
8 97 (27.71%) Python
9 94 (26.86%) Scrum
10 91 (26.00%) BDD
11 87 (24.86%) QA
12 85 (24.29%) Test Scripting
13 83 (23.71%) TDD
14 82 (23.43%) SDET
15 81 (23.14%) Degree
16 80 (22.86%) SQL
17 72 (20.57%) Linux
18 70 (20.00%) Test Strategy
19 69 (19.71%) Regression Testing
20 61 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
21 56 (16.00%) Cucumber
22 54 (15.43%) JIRA
23 52 (14.86%) Windows
23 52 (14.86%) SDLC
24 50 (14.29%) ISEB
25 49 (14.00%) ISTQB
25 49 (14.00%) Manual Testing
26 48 (13.71%) WebDriver
27 47 (13.43%) Performance Testing
27 47 (13.43%) Computer Science

Software 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 6 (1.71%) Confluence
2 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.29%) CMS
2 1 (0.29%) FileNet
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.00%) Wireless
2 20 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.86%) Internet
4 9 (2.57%) HTTP
5 8 (2.29%) VoIP
6 3 (0.86%) SAN
7 1 (0.29%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.29%) GPRS
7 1 (0.29%) ICMP
7 1 (0.29%) Skype
7 1 (0.29%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.43%) Big Data
2 8 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.71%) MySQL
3 6 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (1.14%) GIS
5 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 142 (40.57%) Selenium
2 56 (16.00%) Cucumber
3 54 (15.43%) JIRA
4 48 (13.71%) WebDriver
5 46 (13.14%) Jenkins
6 38 (10.86%) Git (software)
7 36 (10.29%) JUnit
8 27 (7.71%) SoapUI
9 20 (5.71%) TeamCity
10 18 (5.14%) JMeter
10 18 (5.14%) Protractor
11 17 (4.86%) Appium
12 16 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (4.57%) TestNG
13 15 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (4.29%) NUnit
14 13 (3.71%) Subversion
15 12 (3.43%) JBehave
16 11 (3.14%) Maven
17 8 (2.29%) InstallShield
General
1 43 (12.29%) Finance
2 40 (11.43%) Retail
3 32 (9.14%) Telecoms
4 29 (8.29%) Electronics
5 12 (3.43%) Back Office
6 9 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.29%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.29%) Automotive
8 7 (2.00%) Games
9 5 (1.43%) Banking
10 4 (1.14%) Marketing
10 4 (1.14%) Military
10 4 (1.14%) Publishing
11 3 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.43%) Web Services
2 36 (10.29%) XML
3 34 (9.71%) RESTful
4 28 (8.00%) .NET
5 18 (5.14%) Gherkin
5 18 (5.14%) REST
6 17 (4.86%) AngularJS
7 14 (4.00%) CSS
7 14 (4.00%) HTML
8 8 (2.29%) SOAP
9 7 (2.00%) WPF
10 5 (1.43%) JSON
11 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.14%) GWT
11 4 (1.14%) JDBC
11 4 (1.14%) jQuery
11 4 (1.14%) Middleware
11 4 (1.14%) Node.js
11 4 (1.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.43%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.86%) RIA
4 10 (2.86%) User Experience
5 9 (2.57%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.71%) Life Science
7 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.14%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.86%) Blog
9 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.29%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.29%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 72 (20.57%) Linux
2 52 (14.86%) Windows
3 31 (8.86%) Android
4 17 (4.86%) Apple iOS
5 14 (4.00%) Unix
6 8 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.29%) Solaris
7 4 (1.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.29%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) VMS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (79.14%) Test Automation
2 233 (66.57%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (36.29%) Software Testing
4 103 (29.43%) Software Engineering
5 94 (26.86%) Scrum
6 91 (26.00%) BDD
7 85 (24.29%) Test Scripting
8 83 (23.71%) TDD
9 82 (23.43%) SDET
10 70 (20.00%) Test Strategy
11 69 (19.71%) Regression Testing
12 61 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
13 52 (14.86%) SDLC
14 49 (14.00%) Manual Testing
15 47 (13.43%) Performance Testing
16 39 (11.14%) OO
17 38 (10.86%) Exploratory Testing
18 35 (10.00%) Test Planning
19 29 (8.29%) User Acceptance Testing
20 28 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (34.86%) Java
2 107 (30.57%) C#
3 97 (27.71%) Python
4 80 (22.86%) SQL
5 43 (12.29%) C++
6 40 (11.43%) JavaScript
7 29 (8.29%) C
8 24 (6.86%) Perl
9 20 (5.71%) Ruby
9 20 (5.71%) T-SQL
10 18 (5.14%) Tcl
11 12 (3.43%) Groovy
11 12 (3.43%) PHP
12 6 (1.71%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.43%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.86%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.86%) VB
15 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 81 (23.14%) Degree
2 50 (14.29%) ISEB
3 49 (14.00%) ISTQB
4 21 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (3.71%) Security Cleared
7 7 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.14%) HNC
8 4 (1.14%) HND
8 4 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.86%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (24.86%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.14%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (2.29%) Red Hat
3 8 (2.29%) VMware
4 6 (1.71%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.71%) Cognizant
5 5 (1.43%) TOWER Software
6 4 (1.14%) Oracle
6 4 (1.14%) SAP
7 3 (0.86%) HP
8 2 (0.57%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.29%) Apiary
9 1 (0.29%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.29%) Sitecore
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
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Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
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