Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 799 855
Rank change year-on-year -10 +56 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 371 403 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 304 356 345
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £28,150 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +5.48%

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 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £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% -

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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 +32 99 £32,500 -8.45% 1
London +14 87 £47,500 +9.20% 10
East of England -8 77 £47,500 +5.56% 10
North of England +2 48 £35,000 -12.50% 8
South West -14 38 £38,500 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire +18 28 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Midlands +33 22 £40,000 +14.29% 4
East Midlands +48 17 £40,750 +12.41% 3
North West -15 13 £35,000 -6.67% 4
North East +13 7 £37,500 -
West Midlands -3 5 £40,000 +18.52% 1
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 305 (82.21%) Test Automation
2 207 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (35.58%) Java
4 123 (33.15%) Selenium
5 109 (29.38%) Software Testing
6 107 (28.84%) Software Engineering
7 100 (26.95%) C#
8 94 (25.34%) SDET
9 93 (25.07%) QA
10 92 (24.80%) Scrum
11 87 (23.45%) Test Scripting
12 84 (22.64%) BDD
12 84 (22.64%) Regression Testing
13 81 (21.83%) SQL
13 81 (21.83%) Python
14 75 (20.22%) Degree
15 69 (18.60%) TDD
16 67 (18.06%) Performance Testing
17 66 (17.79%) Windows
18 63 (16.98%) Linux
18 63 (16.98%) Exploratory Testing
19 58 (15.63%) Cucumber
20 57 (15.36%) Jenkins
21 54 (14.56%) WebDriver
22 53 (14.29%) Test Strategy
23 51 (13.75%) Manual Testing
23 51 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
24 50 (13.48%) Web Services
25 48 (12.94%) Computer Science
25 48 (12.94%) SDLC

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 5 (1.35%) Confluence
2 4 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.08%) GitHub
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.82%) Internet
2 17 (4.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.62%) HTTP
4 5 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (1.35%) Skype
5 4 (1.08%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.08%) WAN
6 3 (0.81%) SAN
6 3 (0.81%) VoIP
7 2 (0.54%) Wireless
8 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.85%) Big Data
2 15 (4.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.08%) MySQL
4 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 123 (33.15%) Selenium
2 58 (15.63%) Cucumber
3 57 (15.36%) Jenkins
4 54 (14.56%) WebDriver
5 43 (11.59%) JUnit
5 43 (11.59%) SoapUI
6 37 (9.97%) JIRA
7 34 (9.16%) Git (software)
7 34 (9.16%) JBehave
8 22 (5.93%) Visual Studio
9 19 (5.12%) JMeter
9 19 (5.12%) NUnit
10 17 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (4.31%) Eclipse
12 12 (3.23%) PyCharm
13 11 (2.96%) HP UFT
13 11 (2.96%) Maven
14 9 (2.43%) Ranorex
15 8 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (2.16%) Gradle
General
1 46 (12.40%) Finance
2 30 (8.09%) Retail
3 20 (5.39%) Back Office
4 11 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.70%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.16%) Electronics
7 7 (1.89%) Automotive
7 7 (1.89%) Legal
8 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.08%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.08%) Publishing
9 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.81%) Games
9 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.48%) Web Services
2 34 (9.16%) .NET
3 33 (8.89%) REST
4 28 (7.55%) XML
5 27 (7.28%) RESTful
6 20 (5.39%) Gherkin
6 20 (5.39%) WPF
7 18 (4.85%) SOAP
8 17 (4.58%) CSS
9 13 (3.50%) Reactive Extensions
10 9 (2.43%) HTML
11 8 (2.16%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.89%) Ajax
12 7 (1.89%) jQuery
13 6 (1.62%) Velocity
14 5 (1.35%) Node.js
15 4 (1.08%) Apache Flex
15 4 (1.08%) Hibernate
15 4 (1.08%) Spring
15 4 (1.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.94%) Computer Science
2 29 (7.82%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (4.58%) RIA
4 11 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
5 10 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.43%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.89%) User Experience
8 6 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.35%) Fintech
10 4 (1.08%) Life Science
11 3 (0.81%) Digital Currency
12 2 (0.54%) Cyber Attack
12 2 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.54%) Replication
12 2 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
13 1 (0.27%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 66 (17.79%) Windows
2 63 (16.98%) Linux
3 21 (5.66%) Android
4 17 (4.58%) Unix
5 15 (4.04%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.89%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.81%) Solaris
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Debian
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (82.21%) Test Automation
2 207 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (29.38%) Software Testing
4 107 (28.84%) Software Engineering
5 94 (25.34%) SDET
6 92 (24.80%) Scrum
7 87 (23.45%) Test Scripting
8 84 (22.64%) BDD
8 84 (22.64%) Regression Testing
9 69 (18.60%) TDD
10 67 (18.06%) Performance Testing
11 63 (16.98%) Exploratory Testing
12 53 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 51 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (13.75%) Manual Testing
14 48 (12.94%) SDLC
15 37 (9.97%) Functional Testing
15 37 (9.97%) Non-Functional Testing
16 33 (8.89%) API Testing
16 33 (8.89%) OO
Programming Languages
1 132 (35.58%) Java
2 100 (26.95%) C#
3 81 (21.83%) Python
3 81 (21.83%) SQL
4 42 (11.32%) C++
5 34 (9.16%) C
6 28 (7.55%) T-SQL
7 23 (6.20%) JavaScript
8 22 (5.93%) Ruby
9 16 (4.31%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.89%) Perl
11 7 (1.89%) PHP
12 5 (1.35%) Groovy
12 5 (1.35%) VBScript
13 3 (0.81%) Go
13 3 (0.81%) Lua
13 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.54%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (20.22%) Degree
2 43 (11.59%) ISEB
3 32 (8.63%) ISTQB
4 19 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (4.58%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.81%) HNC
8 3 (0.81%) HND
9 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (25.07%) QA
2 5 (1.35%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.35%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.62%) Docker
1 6 (1.62%) Firmware
2 4 (1.08%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (1.08%) Puppet
2 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.27%) Ambari
3 1 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 42 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.31%) HP
3 15 (4.04%) TOWER Software
4 8 (2.16%) Oracle
5 4 (1.08%) Apple
5 4 (1.08%) Cognizant
5 4 (1.08%) Concur
5 4 (1.08%) SAP
5 4 (1.08%) VMware
6 3 (0.81%) Caplin
6 3 (0.81%) Dell
6 3 (0.81%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.54%) Google
8 1 (0.27%) Apiary
8 1 (0.27%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (0.27%) Sophos