Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 355 355
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 13 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.099% 0.065% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.067% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 6
North West median annual salary £35,000 £46,250 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.32% +48.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £31,700 £31,250 £27,125
90th Percentile £40,550 £60,000 £51,875
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12673 12011 12573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10145 10103 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in the North West

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in the North West

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -19 7 £34,500 +6.15% 1
Manchester -21 5 £39,250 -31.74% 2
Merseyside +21 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
1 10 (76.92%) C#
1 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
4 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
4 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
4 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
5 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) CSS
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) NUnit
5 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
6 4 (30.77%) JMeter
6 4 (30.77%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 4 (30.77%) FitNesse
6 4 (30.77%) JUnit
6 4 (30.77%) OOP
6 4 (30.77%) OO
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) Ranorex
6 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
6 4 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (23.08%) User Stories

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
2 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
2 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 5 (38.46%) NUnit
4 4 (30.77%) FitNesse
4 4 (30.77%) JMeter
4 4 (30.77%) JUnit
4 4 (30.77%) Ranorex
5 3 (23.08%) TestNG
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (15.38%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) Zephyr
7 1 (7.69%) Hudson
7 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
2 2 (15.38%) Automotive
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) SOAP
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 4 (30.77%) BDD
5 4 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) OOP
5 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
6 3 (23.08%) API Testing
6 3 (23.08%) B2B
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (15.38%) HNC
4 2 (15.38%) HND
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft