Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for SDET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDET over the 6 months to 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
England > South East
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 402 451 474
Rank change year-on-year +49 +23 +19
Permanent jobs citing SDET 57 73 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 53 64 76
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £43,600 £41,250 £39,375
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

SDET is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 19,225 24,380 28,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.56% 91.72% 90.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15,492 19,921 23,549
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SDET as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SDET in the South East

SDET
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDET in the South East.

Salary trend for SDET in the South East

SDET
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDET in the South East over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SDET in the South East

SDET
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDET within the South East region over the 6 months to 3 April 2020. 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
Thames Valley +44 24 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Berkshire +54 17 £56,750 +13.50%
Hampshire +34 15 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Surrey +18 10 £50,000 -2.91% 1
Oxfordshire +20 6 £62,500 +25.00% 1
East Sussex +1 4 £54,250 +27.65%
West Sussex - 3 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire +17 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £37,500 - 1
SDET
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, IT jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for SDET.

1 55 (96.49%) Test Automation
2 39 (68.42%) C#
3 33 (57.89%) Selenium
4 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (52.63%) Java
6 23 (40.35%) SQL
6 23 (40.35%) Azure
7 20 (35.09%) SaaS
8 18 (31.58%) QA
8 18 (31.58%) TDD
8 18 (31.58%) .NET
8 18 (31.58%) Python
9 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
9 16 (28.07%) DevOps
9 16 (28.07%) BDD
10 14 (24.56%) SpecFlow
10 14 (24.56%) SDLC
11 12 (21.05%) Linux
11 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
11 12 (21.05%) Cucumber
11 12 (21.05%) Jenkins
12 11 (19.30%) Docker
12 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
12 11 (19.30%) Scrum
13 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
13 9 (15.79%) AWS
13 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
13 9 (15.79%) RESTful
13 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (15.79%) Microservices

SDET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (7.02%) JBoss
2 3 (5.26%) CICS
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 23 (40.35%) Azure
2 20 (35.09%) SaaS
3 9 (15.79%) AWS
4 3 (5.26%) GCP
4 3 (5.26%) GitHub
5 2 (3.51%) NuGet
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.75%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Skype
2 2 (3.51%) SMTP
3 1 (1.75%) CDMA
3 1 (1.75%) GSM
3 1 (1.75%) LTE
3 1 (1.75%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 3 (5.26%) DB2
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) OLTP
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (57.89%) Selenium
2 14 (24.56%) SpecFlow
3 12 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 12 (21.05%) Jenkins
4 8 (14.04%) JMeter
5 7 (12.28%) JIRA
5 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.02%) Moq
7 4 (7.02%) Postman
8 3 (5.26%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.51%) Cypress.io
9 2 (3.51%) REST Assured
10 1 (1.75%) Gatling
10 1 (1.75%) JBehave
10 1 (1.75%) NeoLoad
10 1 (1.75%) SOAtest
10 1 (1.75%) TestLink
10 1 (1.75%) TestRail
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Norwegian Language
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Developer
1 25 (43.86%) Developer in Test
2 24 (42.11%) Software Developer
3 22 (38.60%) Test Engineer
4 13 (22.81%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (17.54%) Development Engineer
5 10 (17.54%) Software Development Engineer
5 10 (17.54%) Software Engineer
5 10 (17.54%) Test Development Engineer
6 8 (14.04%) Senior Test Engineer
6 8 (14.04%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Software Tester
7 6 (10.53%) Tester
8 4 (7.02%) QA Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Development Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) RESTful
3 5 (8.77%) .NET Core
3 5 (8.77%) REST
4 4 (7.02%) Web Services
5 3 (5.26%) CSS
5 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.26%) HTML
5 3 (5.26%) HTML5
5 3 (5.26%) J2EE
5 3 (5.26%) Java EE
5 3 (5.26%) JDBC
5 3 (5.26%) JTA
5 3 (5.26%) Middleware
5 3 (5.26%) Node.js
5 3 (5.26%) WebRTC
6 2 (3.51%) JSON
6 2 (3.51%) Spring
6 2 (3.51%) XML
7 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.26%) LIMS
3 3 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Linux
2 8 (14.04%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Android
3 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (96.49%) Test Automation
2 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.58%) TDD
4 16 (28.07%) BDD
4 16 (28.07%) DevOps
5 14 (24.56%) SDLC
6 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 11 (19.30%) Scrum
8 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.79%) Microservices
8 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 8 (14.04%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (14.04%) Mathematics
9 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (12.28%) Mentoring
10 7 (12.28%) OO
10 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Sprint Planning
10 7 (12.28%) Sprint Retrospective
10 7 (12.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) C#
2 30 (52.63%) Java
3 23 (40.35%) SQL
4 18 (31.58%) Python
5 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
6 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
7 8 (14.04%) C++
8 6 (10.53%) Perl
8 6 (10.53%) Ruby
9 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
10 4 (7.02%) C
11 3 (5.26%) JCL
11 3 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.58%) QA
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Docker
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.51%) Terraform
3 1 (1.75%) Grafana
3 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Google
2 3 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.75%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.75%) InterSystems
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat