Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester 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
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 93 82
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.69% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Leicester median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £28,125
Median salary % change year-on-year - +33.33% -17.28%
10th Percentile £29,650 £33,000 £24,563
90th Percentile £38,750 £42,000 £32,688
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £28,750
% change year-on-year - +30.43% -15.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester. 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
Leicester
Permanent vacancies in Leicester with a recognized job title 569 840 801
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.27% 98.71% 98.65%
Number of salaries quoted 527 763 675
Leicester median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £23,900 £25,300 £21,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £57,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £38,000 £41,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -7.32% +6.49% -0.77%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Leicester

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Leicester

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

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 Leicester region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering

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

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP