Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Senior Test Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 469 555 566
Rank change year-on-year +86 +11 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 68 38 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 57 45 93
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +14.46% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £58,750 £61,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29799 33908 41500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.00% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24860 28418 34627
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in the South East

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Senior Test Engineer in the South East

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Engineer in the South East

Senior Test Engineer
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 Senior Test Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley +55 35 £60,000 +84.62% 2
Surrey +30 29 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Oxfordshire +17 23 £63,000 +68.00% 2
Berkshire +48 9 £40,000 -17.95%
Buckinghamshire +7 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Hampshire - 3 £46,500 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Senior Test Engineer
England

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior 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 South East region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 57 (83.82%) Test Automation
2 54 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (69.12%) Scrum
4 43 (63.24%) QA
5 40 (58.82%) Java
6 36 (52.94%) Python
7 32 (47.06%) Selenium
8 27 (39.71%) Degree
9 24 (35.29%) C#
10 22 (32.35%) SDET
11 19 (27.94%) Mentoring
11 19 (27.94%) BDD
11 19 (27.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (27.94%) Jenkins
11 19 (27.94%) SQL
11 19 (27.94%) Finance
11 19 (27.94%) TDD
12 17 (25.00%) Software Testing
12 17 (25.00%) JMeter
13 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
13 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
14 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (22.06%) Manual Testing
14 15 (22.06%) JUnit
14 15 (22.06%) Cucumber
15 14 (20.59%) WebDriver
15 14 (20.59%) OOP
15 14 (20.59%) Shell Script
15 14 (20.59%) JIRA
16 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
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 6 (8.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (47.06%) Selenium
2 19 (27.94%) Jenkins
3 17 (25.00%) JMeter
4 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 15 (22.06%) Cucumber
5 15 (22.06%) JUnit
6 14 (20.59%) JIRA
6 14 (20.59%) WebDriver
7 13 (19.12%) Eclipse
8 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
9 9 (13.24%) Maven
10 8 (11.76%) Visual Studio
11 7 (10.29%) PyCharm
12 6 (8.82%) Gradle
12 6 (8.82%) IntelliJ
12 6 (8.82%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (4.41%) NUnit
13 3 (4.41%) PHPUnit
13 3 (4.41%) TeamCity
14 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (27.94%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Publishing
3 4 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) Web Services
2 10 (14.71%) Ajax
2 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
2 10 (14.71%) CSS
2 10 (14.71%) jQuery
3 9 (13.24%) RESTful
4 6 (8.82%) Apache Flex
4 6 (8.82%) Behat
4 6 (8.82%) Hibernate
4 6 (8.82%) SOAP
4 6 (8.82%) Spring
4 6 (8.82%) Velocity
4 6 (8.82%) XML
4 6 (8.82%) XSD
5 4 (5.88%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.41%) phpspec
7 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Linux
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (83.82%) Test Automation
2 54 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (69.12%) Scrum
4 22 (32.35%) SDET
5 19 (27.94%) BDD
5 19 (27.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (27.94%) Mentoring
5 19 (27.94%) TDD
6 17 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 15 (22.06%) Manual Testing
8 14 (20.59%) OOP
9 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (19.12%) OO
10 12 (17.65%) Coaching
10 12 (17.65%) Process Improvement
11 11 (16.18%) Kanban
12 10 (14.71%) Load Balancing
12 10 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (14.71%) Software Engineering
12 10 (14.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (58.82%) Java
2 36 (52.94%) Python
3 24 (35.29%) C#
4 19 (27.94%) SQL
5 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 14 (20.59%) Shell Script
7 13 (19.12%) C++
8 10 (14.71%) C
9 7 (10.29%) Ruby
9 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
10 6 (8.82%) Groovy
11 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.41%) PHP
12 1 (1.47%) Perl
12 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.47%) Scala
12 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (39.71%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) ISEB
2 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.35%) CCNA
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.35%) MCSE
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (63.24%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Mesos
1 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Google
2 6 (8.82%) Concur
2 6 (8.82%) SAP
2 6 (8.82%) Talend
2 6 (8.82%) TOWER Software
3 5 (7.35%) VMware
4 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft