Period
to 27 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Test Engineer
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 656 505 659
Rank change year-on-year -151 +154 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 81 15 73
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.061% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.066% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 52 10 60
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,875 £43,625
25th Percentile £51,875 £65,313 £55,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £73,750 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.47% +13.46% +8.33%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile - £78,625 £77,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 46,896 22,805 48,312
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.21% 93.49% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 32,428 19,359 39,563
10th Percentile £41,216 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in London

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Test Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in London

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Test Engineer in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in London

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -24 19 £67,500 -3.57% 7
South London - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 81 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 79 (97.53%) Test Automation
3 75 (92.59%) SDET
4 45 (55.56%) Selenium
5 43 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (48.15%) CI/CD
7 38 (46.91%) Java
8 35 (43.21%) C#
9 34 (41.98%) DevOps
10 29 (35.80%) Azure
10 29 (35.80%) AWS
10 29 (35.80%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (33.33%) Git (software)
12 26 (32.10%) Jenkins
12 26 (32.10%) Mentoring
13 23 (28.40%) Cucumber
13 23 (28.40%) BDD
13 23 (28.40%) Test Strategy
14 22 (27.16%) TypeScript
14 22 (27.16%) SpecFlow
14 22 (27.16%) Kubernetes
14 22 (27.16%) Serenity BDD
15 21 (25.93%) Postman
16 20 (24.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 20 (24.69%) WebSockets
17 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
18 18 (22.22%) RESTful
18 18 (22.22%) JUnit
18 18 (22.22%) NUnit
19 17 (20.99%) AngularJS

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (8.64%) Apache
2 2 (2.47%) Confluence
3 1 (1.23%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 29 (35.80%) AWS
1 29 (35.80%) Azure
2 16 (19.75%) GitHub
3 15 (18.52%) Slack
4 9 (11.11%) BrowserStack
5 7 (8.64%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (8.64%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.47%) Azure Service Fabric
6 2 (2.47%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.23%) iPaaS
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (1.23%) NuGet
7 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) HTTP
2 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) Blockchain
1 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 45 (55.56%) Selenium
2 27 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 26 (32.10%) Jenkins
4 23 (28.40%) Cucumber
5 22 (27.16%) Serenity BDD
5 22 (27.16%) SpecFlow
6 21 (25.93%) Postman
7 18 (22.22%) JUnit
7 18 (22.22%) NUnit
8 16 (19.75%) JMeter
9 15 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (18.52%) TestNG
10 12 (14.81%) Cypress.io
11 11 (13.58%) Gatling
12 10 (12.35%) Appium
13 9 (11.11%) JIRA
13 9 (11.11%) WebDriver
14 3 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (24.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 11 (13.58%) Social Skills
3 9 (11.11%) Finance
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.69%) WebSockets
2 18 (22.22%) RESTful
3 17 (20.99%) AngularJS
4 9 (11.11%) REST
5 6 (7.41%) WebdriverIO
6 5 (6.17%) .NET
6 5 (6.17%) JSON
6 5 (6.17%) Node.js
7 3 (3.70%) Apache Thrift
8 2 (2.47%) .NET Core
8 2 (2.47%) HTML
8 2 (2.47%) Kafka
8 2 (2.47%) SOAP
8 2 (2.47%) XML
9 1 (1.23%) ARM Templates
9 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.23%) Jest
9 1 (1.23%) React
9 1 (1.23%) Web Services
9 1 (1.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.94%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.23%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Windows
2 8 (9.88%) Android
2 8 (9.88%) Linux
3 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 79 (97.53%) Test Automation
3 75 (92.59%) SDET
4 43 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (48.15%) CI/CD
6 34 (41.98%) DevOps
7 29 (35.80%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (32.10%) Mentoring
9 23 (28.40%) BDD
9 23 (28.40%) Test Strategy
10 10 (12.35%) TDD
11 8 (9.88%) Case Management
11 8 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (9.88%) Test Management
11 8 (9.88%) Test Scripting
12 7 (8.64%) Agile Testing
12 7 (8.64%) API Testing
12 7 (8.64%) Data Security
12 7 (8.64%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (46.91%) Java
2 35 (43.21%) C#
3 22 (27.16%) TypeScript
4 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.35%) Python
6 8 (9.88%) Scala
7 7 (8.64%) Groovy
8 5 (6.17%) Kotlin
9 4 (4.94%) SQL
10 1 (1.23%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.23%) Bash
10 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.64%) Degree
3 5 (6.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.23%) ISEB
6 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Accessibility
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (27.16%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.47%) Google
2 2 (2.47%) Perfecto Mobile
3 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.23%) Databricks
3 1 (1.23%) IBM
3 1 (1.23%) Veracode