The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £43,250 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
South East / Surrey
Rank 162 190 170
Rank change year-on-year +28 -20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 7 18 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.25% 0.43% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.44% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 36
Median salary £43,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £30,300 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2685 4059 4324
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 96.27% 97.64% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2166 3497 3574
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Redhill - 2 £36,500 -
Walton-on-Thames +8 1 £36,000 +22.03%
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 13 (92.86%) Scrum
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 9 (64.29%) Linux
3 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
3 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
4 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 8 (57.14%) C++
4 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (57.14%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 7 (50.00%) Degree
6 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
6 6 (42.86%) Selenium
6 6 (42.86%) Java
7 5 (35.71%) OO
7 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (35.71%) QA
7 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
8 4 (28.57%) DevOps
8 4 (28.57%) JIRA

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 6 (42.86%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.14%) Ant
5 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.14%) InstallShield
5 1 (7.14%) JMeter
5 1 (7.14%) Maven
5 1 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (92.86%) Scrum
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
3 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (57.14%) Exploratory Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) OO
5 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) BDD
6 4 (28.57%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C++
2 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (42.86%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat