Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 447 480 514
Rank change year-on-year +33 +34 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 99 110 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 84 99 127
South East median annual salary £32,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.45% +1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,000 £26,900
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £55,000
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 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 29763 33916 41254
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24844 28453 34418
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 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in the South East

Software 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 Software Test Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 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 +50 35 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Hampshire +27 35 £30,000 -
Berkshire +35 16 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Oxfordshire +14 16 £40,000 +33.33%
Surrey -11 14 £45,000 +20.00%
West Sussex -15 5 £30,000 -15.49%
Kent +24 4 £30,000 +11.11%
Buckinghamshire +12 3 - -
East Sussex +5 3 £27,500 -12.70%
Isle of Wight 0 2 £27,000 +1.89% 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 78 (78.79%) Test Automation
2 57 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (51.52%) Software Testing
4 40 (40.40%) Scrum
4 40 (40.40%) Regression Testing
5 39 (39.39%) Selenium
6 38 (38.38%) Test Scripting
7 37 (37.37%) C#
8 35 (35.35%) Windows
9 34 (34.34%) SQL
9 34 (34.34%) SDLC
10 30 (30.30%) Exploratory Testing
10 30 (30.30%) Java
10 30 (30.30%) Performance Testing
11 28 (28.28%) ISEB
12 27 (27.27%) T-SQL
13 26 (26.26%) Python
14 21 (21.21%) Degree
15 20 (20.20%) QA
15 20 (20.20%) TDD
15 20 (20.20%) Retail
15 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
15 20 (20.20%) Back Office
15 20 (20.20%) BDD
16 19 (19.19%) SoapUI
16 19 (19.19%) Linux
17 18 (18.18%) Manual Testing
18 16 (16.16%) Eclipse
18 16 (16.16%) Jenkins
19 15 (15.15%) Computer Science

Software 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 3 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) VoIP
2 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (39.39%) Selenium
2 19 (19.19%) SoapUI
3 16 (16.16%) Eclipse
3 16 (16.16%) Jenkins
4 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
4 14 (14.14%) JIRA
5 12 (12.12%) PyCharm
6 10 (10.10%) WebDriver
7 8 (8.08%) Gradle
8 7 (7.07%) JMeter
8 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
9 5 (5.05%) IntelliJ
10 4 (4.04%) Maven
10 4 (4.04%) Vagrant
11 3 (3.03%) InstallShield
11 3 (3.03%) Subversion
11 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.02%) Bugzilla
12 2 (2.02%) GoogleTest
12 2 (2.02%) Mercurial
General
1 20 (20.20%) Back Office
1 20 (20.20%) Retail
2 13 (13.13%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Publishing
4 3 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.03%) Automotive
4 3 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.01%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) CSS
2 7 (7.07%) Ajax
2 7 (7.07%) AngularJS
2 7 (7.07%) jQuery
2 7 (7.07%) XML
3 6 (6.06%) Velocity
4 4 (4.04%) Apache Flex
4 4 (4.04%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.04%) RESTful
4 4 (4.04%) Spring
4 4 (4.04%) Web Services
4 4 (4.04%) XSD
5 3 (3.03%) .NET
6 2 (2.02%) Qt
7 1 (1.01%) DOM
7 1 (1.01%) HTML
7 1 (1.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.04%) Life Science
5 3 (3.03%) Digital Currency
5 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.02%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.01%) STB
7 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (35.35%) Windows
2 19 (19.19%) Linux
3 11 (11.11%) Unix
4 4 (4.04%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.03%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (78.79%) Test Automation
2 57 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (51.52%) Software Testing
4 40 (40.40%) Regression Testing
4 40 (40.40%) Scrum
5 38 (38.38%) Test Scripting
6 34 (34.34%) SDLC
7 30 (30.30%) Exploratory Testing
7 30 (30.30%) Performance Testing
8 20 (20.20%) BDD
8 20 (20.20%) TDD
9 18 (18.18%) Manual Testing
10 14 (14.14%) OO
10 14 (14.14%) SDET
11 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
11 12 (12.12%) Test Planning
12 11 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (11.11%) User Stories
13 8 (8.08%) Load Testing
14 7 (7.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.37%) C#
2 34 (34.34%) SQL
3 30 (30.30%) Java
4 27 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 26 (26.26%) Python
6 9 (9.09%) C
6 9 (9.09%) C++
6 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.06%) Perl
8 5 (5.05%) PHP
8 5 (5.05%) Ruby
9 4 (4.04%) Groovy
10 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.02%) VBScript
12 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (28.28%) ISEB
2 21 (21.21%) Degree
3 7 (7.07%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.01%) HNC
7 1 (1.01%) HND
7 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) Docker
1 4 (4.04%) Hyper-V
1 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle
2 6 (6.06%) TOWER Software
3 4 (4.04%) Concur
3 4 (4.04%) SAP
3 4 (4.04%) VMware
4 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.02%) Google
6 1 (1.01%) Sophos