Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 605 719 949
Rank change year-on-year +114 +230 +63
Permanent jobs citing SDET 667 492 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.31% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 572 450 377
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,300 £36,250 £38,000
90th Percentile £74,750 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +10.00%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157,432 157,308 187,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 128,025 129,519 155,322
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SDET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SDET in the UK

SDET
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDET.

Salary trend for SDET in the UK

SDET
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDET over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SDET in the UK

SDET
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDET within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. 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
England +104 627 £55,000 - 72
London +25 333 £60,000 - 38
UK excluding London +123 332 £50,000 +5.26% 37
North of England +52 114 £46,500 +3.33% 12
South East +43 87 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire +24 61 £52,500 - 6
North West +43 51 £45,000 +8.43% 6
East of England +17 49 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Scotland +3 36 £29,000 -27.50% 1
East Midlands +14 30 £55,000 +2.33% 4
Midlands +11 30 £55,000 +4.76% 8
South West +1 14 £45,000 +2.27%
Wales - 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £24,250 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 with a requirement for SDET.

1 609 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 495 (74.21%) Java
3 491 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
4 463 (69.42%) Selenium
5 380 (56.97%) C#
6 283 (42.43%) Cucumber
7 247 (37.03%) Python
7 247 (37.03%) QA
8 245 (36.73%) WebDriver
9 242 (36.28%) BDD
10 216 (32.38%) TDD
11 208 (31.18%) Jenkins
12 162 (24.29%) JavaScript
13 159 (23.84%) Scrum
14 154 (23.09%) Continuous Integration
15 146 (21.89%) Software Engineering
16 140 (20.99%) Finance
17 131 (19.64%) C++
18 118 (17.69%) Ruby
19 116 (17.39%) JUnit
20 112 (16.79%) SQL
21 111 (16.64%) JIRA
22 101 (15.14%) Maven
23 97 (14.54%) API Testing
24 93 (13.94%) NUnit
25 91 (13.64%) OO
26 86 (12.89%) Exploratory Testing
26 86 (12.89%) Web Services
27 77 (11.54%) Git (software)
28 75 (11.24%) .NET

SDET
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 54 (8.10%) Confluence
2 5 (0.75%) CMS
3 3 (0.45%) JBoss
4 2 (0.30%) IIS
4 2 (0.30%) Mule
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.95%) SaaS
4 10 (1.50%) Sauce Labs
5 9 (1.35%) GitHub
6 8 (1.20%) DigitalOcean
6 8 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.60%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.60%) G Suite
8 4 (0.60%) Office 365
8 4 (0.60%) Slack
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.15%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.50%) Internet
2 5 (0.75%) HTTP
3 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.15%) 3G
4 1 (0.15%) DNS
4 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.15%) SSL
4 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.80%) Big Data
3 6 (0.90%) Blockchain
4 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.45%) MySQL
6 2 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 463 (69.42%) Selenium
2 283 (42.43%) Cucumber
3 245 (36.73%) WebDriver
4 208 (31.18%) Jenkins
5 116 (17.39%) JUnit
6 111 (16.64%) JIRA
7 101 (15.14%) Maven
8 93 (13.94%) NUnit
9 77 (11.54%) Git (software)
10 66 (9.90%) SpecFlow
11 62 (9.30%) SoapUI
12 44 (6.60%) JMeter
13 41 (6.15%) TestNG
14 34 (5.10%) Appium
15 31 (4.65%) JBehave
16 28 (4.20%) Artifactory
16 28 (4.20%) Jasmine
16 28 (4.20%) Ranorex
17 27 (4.05%) CMake
17 27 (4.05%) MSBuild
General
1 140 (20.99%) Finance
2 39 (5.85%) Retail
3 25 (3.75%) Banking
4 24 (3.60%) Games
5 17 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.90%) Electronics
8 5 (0.75%) Law
8 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.75%) Marketing
9 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 361 (54.12%) Developer
2 324 (48.58%) Developer in Test
3 229 (34.33%) Software Developer
4 182 (27.29%) Test Engineer
5 118 (17.69%) Software Test Engineer
6 101 (15.14%) Software Engineer
7 100 (14.99%) Tester
8 87 (13.04%) Automation Tester
9 86 (12.89%) Development Engineer
9 86 (12.89%) Software Development Engineer
9 86 (12.89%) Test Development Engineer
10 72 (10.79%) Test Automation Engineer
11 66 (9.90%) Java Developer
12 65 (9.75%) Java Developer in Test
13 56 (8.40%) Java Engineer
14 53 (7.95%) QA Engineer
15 52 (7.80%) Agile Developer
16 42 (6.30%) Test Automation Developer
17 40 (6.00%) Senior Tester
18 37 (5.55%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.89%) Web Services
2 75 (11.24%) .NET
3 66 (9.90%) RESTful
4 65 (9.75%) Gherkin
5 60 (9.00%) REST
6 50 (7.50%) XML
7 48 (7.20%) SOAP
8 46 (6.90%) AngularJS
9 42 (6.30%) CSS
9 42 (6.30%) Pyramid
10 31 (4.65%) HTML
11 28 (4.20%) jQuery
12 23 (3.45%) JSON
13 20 (3.00%) Node.js
14 19 (2.85%) Ajax
15 14 (2.10%) WPF
16 13 (1.95%) ASP.NET
17 9 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
18 8 (1.20%) React
19 6 (0.90%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (6.30%) Fintech
4 37 (5.55%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.60%) Robotics
6 23 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 23 (3.45%) User Experience
7 20 (3.00%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.10%) Fixed Income
8 14 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (2.10%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.65%) Equities
10 7 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.90%) Smart City
12 5 (0.75%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.60%) BBC
13 4 (0.60%) Derivative
13 4 (0.60%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.60%) New Media
13 4 (0.60%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.55%) Linux
2 56 (8.40%) Windows
3 27 (4.05%) Debian
4 22 (3.30%) Unix
5 5 (0.75%) Android
6 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 491 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (36.28%) BDD
4 216 (32.38%) TDD
5 159 (23.84%) Scrum
6 154 (23.09%) Continuous Integration
7 146 (21.89%) Software Engineering
8 97 (14.54%) API Testing
9 91 (13.64%) OO
10 86 (12.89%) Exploratory Testing
11 71 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
11 71 (10.64%) Software Testing
11 71 (10.64%) Unit Testing
12 70 (10.49%) DevOps
13 69 (10.34%) Open Source
14 66 (9.90%) Test Strategy
15 63 (9.45%) Manual Testing
16 59 (8.85%) Performance Testing
17 58 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
17 58 (8.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 495 (74.21%) Java
2 380 (56.97%) C#
3 247 (37.03%) Python
4 162 (24.29%) JavaScript
5 131 (19.64%) C++
6 118 (17.69%) Ruby
7 112 (16.79%) SQL
8 50 (7.50%) PHP
9 26 (3.90%) PowerShell
10 22 (3.30%) Scala
11 20 (3.00%) Groovy
12 19 (2.85%) C
13 16 (2.40%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.05%) Lua
14 7 (1.05%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.90%) ES6
16 5 (0.75%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.75%) Perl
17 4 (0.60%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 67 (10.04%) Degree
2 22 (3.30%) ISEB
3 19 (2.85%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.75%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.60%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.60%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (37.03%) QA
System Software
1 15 (2.25%) Docker
2 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (1.95%) Ansible
2 10 (1.50%) Puppet
3 5 (0.75%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.30%) Kibana
4 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (1.80%) Google
3 11 (1.65%) Atlassian
4 9 (1.35%) SAP
4 9 (1.35%) TOWER Software
5 7 (1.05%) Talend
6 5 (0.75%) Capita
6 5 (0.75%) Caplin
6 5 (0.75%) Cognizant
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle
6 5 (0.75%) Sun
7 4 (0.60%) BT
7 4 (0.60%) McAfee
8 2 (0.30%) Apple
8 2 (0.30%) Concur
8 2 (0.30%) hybris
8 2 (0.30%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.30%) New Relic
8 2 (0.30%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.15%) Sophos