Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 20 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 232 261
Rank change year-on-year -15 +29 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 14 30 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.23% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.47% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 12 30 38
Surrey median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -25.00% +23.46%
10th Percentile £31,375 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,625 £61,250
South East median annual salary £32,500 £35,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.80% +0.71% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 6008 6415 8413
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 97.48% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4916 5448 7303
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Surrey over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 20 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
Redhill +11 6 £50,000 +33.33%
Walton-on-Thames - 3 £35,000 -
Horley +6 2 £36,250 +3.57%
Guildford -14 1 £70,000 +47.37%
Reigate - 1 £50,000 -
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 20 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 Surrey region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 11 (78.57%) Java
3 10 (71.43%) SQL
3 10 (71.43%) Python
3 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
4 9 (64.29%) Finance
5 8 (57.14%) SDET
5 8 (57.14%) PyCharm
5 8 (57.14%) Scrum
5 8 (57.14%) Eclipse
5 8 (57.14%) C#
6 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 7 (50.00%) Ajax
6 7 (50.00%) jQuery
6 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (50.00%) CSS
6 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 7 (50.00%) OOP
6 7 (50.00%) OO
6 7 (50.00%) Database Optimisation
6 7 (50.00%) SDLC
6 7 (50.00%) AngularJS
6 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
7 6 (42.86%) Prototyping

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Eclipse
1 8 (57.14%) PyCharm
2 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) InstallShield
6 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (7.14%) Gatling
6 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 1 (7.14%) IntelliJ
6 1 (7.14%) JIRA
6 1 (7.14%) JMeter
6 1 (7.14%) NeoLoad
6 1 (7.14%) Subversion
6 1 (7.14%) TestNG
6 1 (7.14%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Aerospace
2 3 (21.43%) Automotive
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Ajax
1 7 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
1 7 (50.00%) jQuery
2 6 (42.86%) Velocity
3 3 (21.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Solaris
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Manual Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Scrum
4 8 (57.14%) SDET
5 7 (50.00%) Database Optimisation
5 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 7 (50.00%) OO
5 7 (50.00%) OOP
5 7 (50.00%) SDLC
5 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
5 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (42.86%) Programme Management
6 6 (42.86%) Prototyping
6 6 (42.86%) User Stories
7 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) Python
2 10 (71.43%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) C#
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (28.57%) C++
6 3 (21.43%) C
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) TOWER Software
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle