Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Engineer was £37,745 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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

Senior Test Engineer
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 104 113
Rank change year-on-year +24 +9 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 6 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.70% 1.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.25% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 2
Somerset median annual salary £37,745 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.67% -4.29% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,000 £31,750
90th Percentile £41,194 £38,300 £38,250
South West median annual salary £43,000 £34,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year +26.47% -17.58% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Permanent vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 837 1,283 1,279
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 97.27% 97.63%
Number of salaries quoted 714 1,001 1,137
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,782 £26,250 £27,150
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in Somerset

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Senior Test Engineer in Somerset

Senior Test Engineer
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
Taunton +11 6 £37,745 +1.97% 1
Senior Test Engineer
South West

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, Senior 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 Somerset region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) DV Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (16.67%) SOAP
6 1 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (16.67%) Ruby
6 1 (16.67%) Selenium

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) DV Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance