Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £34,375 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 209 227
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 17 23 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.34% 0.43% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.43% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10 21 7
Leeds median annual salary £34,375 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.06% +14.29% +25.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £36,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £42,175 £57,500 £57,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £34,375 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -14.06% +14.29% +40.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4836 5292 6775
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 98.04% 97.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4089 4563 5453
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Leeds

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

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 Leeds region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Performance Testing
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Exploratory Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Regression Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) SOAP
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
5 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
5 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) ISEB
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) High Availability
6 4 (23.53%) Test Management
6 4 (23.53%) Kanban
6 4 (23.53%) SDET
7 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
7 3 (17.65%) API Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
7 3 (17.65%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
7 3 (17.65%) CRM

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) SOAP
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Performance Testing
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) Exploratory Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Regression Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
6 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (23.53%) High Availability
6 4 (23.53%) Kanban
6 4 (23.53%) SDET
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Test Management
7 3 (17.65%) API Testing
7 3 (17.65%) CRM
7 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
7 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft