The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
Rank 149 145 170
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 14 28 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.54% 0.85% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.88% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 13
Median salary £48,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

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 2527 3168 3603
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.34% 96.67% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2226 2608 2889
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 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
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Leeds over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Leeds

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

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

1 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (87.18%) Selenium
3 29 (74.36%) Scrum
4 20 (51.28%) TDD
5 19 (48.72%) Kanban
6 18 (46.15%) BDD
6 18 (46.15%) Performance Testing
7 17 (43.59%) Security Testing
7 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
7 17 (43.59%) Java
8 13 (33.33%) Degree
8 13 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (30.77%) Computer Science
9 12 (30.77%) WebDriver
9 12 (30.77%) Automated Testing
10 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
10 11 (28.21%) Test Strategy
11 10 (25.64%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (25.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (25.64%) TeamCity
11 10 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (25.64%) .NET
11 10 (25.64%) C#
12 9 (23.08%) SOA
12 9 (23.08%) OOP
12 9 (23.08%) OO
12 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
12 9 (23.08%) SQL
12 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (87.18%) Selenium
2 12 (30.77%) WebDriver
3 10 (25.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (25.64%) TeamCity
4 4 (10.26%) Appium
5 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.13%) Calabash
7 1 (2.56%) JIRA
7 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (17.95%) Advertising
2 5 (12.82%) Games
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (5.13%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.13%) LAMP
2 2 (5.13%) Node.js
2 2 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 10 (25.64%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (74.36%) Scrum
3 20 (51.28%) TDD
4 19 (48.72%) Kanban
5 18 (46.15%) BDD
5 18 (46.15%) Performance Testing
6 17 (43.59%) Security Testing
6 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
7 13 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (30.77%) Automated Testing
9 11 (28.21%) Test Strategy
9 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
10 10 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (23.08%) OO
11 9 (23.08%) OOP
11 9 (23.08%) SOA
12 8 (20.51%) Coaching
13 7 (17.95%) Automation Testing
13 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.69%) PHP
6 2 (5.13%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SDET
2 1 (2.56%) QA
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