The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 153 138
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 12 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.41% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.42% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 12
Median salary £48,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.00% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.86% +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 Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2440 2833 3226
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.13% 97.93% 98.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2024 2361 2553
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Leeds

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Leeds region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 12 (66.67%) Scrum
2 12 (66.67%) Selenium
3 11 (61.11%) TDD
3 11 (61.11%) Java
3 11 (61.11%) SDET
4 9 (50.00%) BDD
4 9 (50.00%) Kanban
5 8 (44.44%) Performance Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Security Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Coaching
8 4 (22.22%) Line Management
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Retail
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
9 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
9 3 (16.67%) .NET
9 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 3 (16.67%) C#
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
9 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (16.67%) OOP
9 3 (16.67%) OO
9 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 3 (16.67%) SOA
9 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) High Availability
9 3 (16.67%) WebDriver

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 12 (66.67%) Scrum
3 11 (61.11%) SDET
3 11 (61.11%) TDD
4 9 (50.00%) BDD
4 9 (50.00%) Kanban
5 8 (44.44%) Performance Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Security Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Coaching
8 4 (22.22%) Line Management
8 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
9 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 3 (16.67%) OO
9 3 (16.67%) OOP
9 3 (16.67%) SOA
9 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
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Salary: £28k - 32.5k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago