Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 21 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 128 140
Rank change year-on-year +24 +12 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.30% 0.059% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.060% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 8
Kent median annual salary £30,000 £27,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -36.47% -
10th Percentile £27,200 £27,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £43,200 £27,000 £43,750
South East median annual salary £32,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -8.45% +1.43% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 1299 1678 2150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.96% 98.24% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 1485 1921
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Kent

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Kent

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Kent over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Kent

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 21 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
Dartford - 2 £42,500 -
Rochester +2 1 £30,000 +11.11%
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 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 Kent region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (50.00%) Bugzilla
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) HNC
4 1 (25.00%) HND
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (25.00%) STB
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
2 1 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft