Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 686 943
Rank change year-on-year +90 +257 +40
Permanent jobs citing SDET 737 536 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 601 489 336
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,600 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -7.89%

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 161,014 154,894 182,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.83% 90.44% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 130,470 127,500 151,953
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,875 £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% - +4.94%

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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SDET in the UK

SDET
Top 15 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 23 April 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 +65 704 £55,000 +4.76% 86
London +59 382 £60,000 - 45
UK excluding London +66 352 £50,000 +11.11% 44
North of England +30 131 £45,750 +1.67% 10
South East +3 83 £45,750 +7.65% 14
Yorkshire +12 65 £52,500 +9.38% 9
North West +40 64 £45,000 +8.43% 1
East of England -18 41 £52,500 +10.53% 7
Midlands -1 38 £55,000 +2.33% 7
East Midlands +8 30 £55,000 - 6
South West +2 29 £57,500 +27.78% 3
Scotland -6 26 £29,000 -27.50% 1
West Midlands +1 8 £52,500 -12.50%
Wales - 4 £40,000 - 1
North East - 2 £24,250 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 681 (92.40%) Test Automation
2 543 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 515 (69.88%) Java
4 505 (68.52%) Selenium
5 451 (61.19%) C#
6 327 (44.37%) BDD
7 301 (40.84%) Cucumber
8 298 (40.43%) QA
9 262 (35.55%) WebDriver
10 247 (33.51%) TDD
11 244 (33.11%) Python
12 232 (31.48%) Jenkins
13 213 (28.90%) JavaScript
14 192 (26.05%) Scrum
15 186 (25.24%) Finance
16 184 (24.97%) Continuous Integration
17 164 (22.25%) Software Engineering
18 139 (18.86%) SQL
19 129 (17.50%) Ruby
20 125 (16.96%) API Testing
21 115 (15.60%) OO
22 113 (15.33%) JIRA
23 112 (15.20%) NUnit
24 109 (14.79%) .NET
25 108 (14.65%) SpecFlow
26 106 (14.38%) JUnit
27 105 (14.25%) Maven
28 104 (14.11%) RESTful
29 99 (13.43%) Software Testing
30 98 (13.30%) C++

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 50 (6.78%) Confluence
2 10 (1.36%) IIS
3 5 (0.68%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.54%) Mule
5 3 (0.41%) JBoss
6 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.14%) CMS
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (0.54%) Front Arena
1 4 (0.54%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.58%) NuGet
4 15 (2.04%) Sauce Labs
5 13 (1.76%) G Suite
5 13 (1.76%) GitHub
5 13 (1.76%) Office 365
5 13 (1.76%) Slack
6 11 (1.49%) DigitalOcean
7 9 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.95%) SaaS
9 6 (0.81%) BrowserStack
10 5 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
10 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.14%) Akamai
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.36%) HTTP
2 3 (0.41%) Internet
3 2 (0.27%) DNS
3 2 (0.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.14%) 3G
4 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.49%) Big Data
3 10 (1.36%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.22%) Blockchain
5 6 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.68%) MySQL
6 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 505 (68.52%) Selenium
2 301 (40.84%) Cucumber
3 262 (35.55%) WebDriver
4 232 (31.48%) Jenkins
5 113 (15.33%) JIRA
6 112 (15.20%) NUnit
7 108 (14.65%) SpecFlow
8 106 (14.38%) JUnit
9 105 (14.25%) Maven
10 78 (10.58%) Git (software)
11 68 (9.23%) SoapUI
12 57 (7.73%) Protractor
13 52 (7.06%) Appium
14 44 (5.97%) TeamCity
15 40 (5.43%) Jasmine
16 39 (5.29%) JMeter
17 37 (5.02%) TestNG
18 34 (4.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 32 (4.34%) Visual Studio
20 29 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 186 (25.24%) Finance
2 56 (7.60%) Retail
3 47 (6.38%) Games
4 45 (6.11%) Banking
5 21 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.81%) Law
8 5 (0.68%) Electronics
8 5 (0.68%) Front Office
8 5 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.68%) Marketing
9 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 436 (59.16%) Developer
2 408 (55.36%) Developer in Test
3 281 (38.13%) Software Developer
4 173 (23.47%) Test Engineer
5 113 (15.33%) Software Test Engineer
6 111 (15.06%) Tester
7 102 (13.84%) Software Engineer
8 96 (13.03%) Automation Tester
9 84 (11.40%) Development Engineer
9 84 (11.40%) Software Development Engineer
9 84 (11.40%) Test Development Engineer
10 78 (10.58%) Test Automation Engineer
11 77 (10.45%) Java Developer
11 77 (10.45%) Java Developer in Test
12 73 (9.91%) Test Automation Developer
13 58 (7.87%) QA Engineer
14 50 (6.78%) QA Automation Engineer
15 48 (6.51%) Senior Tester
16 47 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
17 46 (6.24%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (14.79%) .NET
2 104 (14.11%) RESTful
3 94 (12.75%) Web Services
4 69 (9.36%) REST
5 66 (8.96%) Gherkin
6 57 (7.73%) CSS
7 56 (7.60%) AngularJS
8 49 (6.65%) SOAP
9 45 (6.11%) XML
10 41 (5.56%) HTML
10 41 (5.56%) Node.js
11 30 (4.07%) ASP.NET
12 27 (3.66%) jQuery
12 27 (3.66%) JSON
12 27 (3.66%) Pyramid
13 22 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (2.17%) Ajax
14 16 (2.17%) WPF
15 10 (1.36%) React
15 10 (1.36%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.51%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.83%) Fintech
4 41 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 31 (4.21%) Algorithms
6 29 (3.93%) Mobile App
7 27 (3.66%) Fixed Income
8 26 (3.53%) Equities
8 26 (3.53%) User Experience
9 22 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (2.17%) Robotics
11 15 (2.04%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.76%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (1.22%) Derivative
15 7 (0.95%) BBC
16 6 (0.81%) Smart City
17 5 (0.68%) New Media
18 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
18 4 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (5.97%) Linux
2 43 (5.83%) Windows
3 23 (3.12%) Unix
4 19 (2.58%) Debian
5 4 (0.54%) Android
5 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (92.40%) Test Automation
2 543 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 327 (44.37%) BDD
4 247 (33.51%) TDD
5 192 (26.05%) Scrum
6 184 (24.97%) Continuous Integration
7 164 (22.25%) Software Engineering
8 125 (16.96%) API Testing
9 115 (15.60%) OO
10 99 (13.43%) Software Testing
11 97 (13.16%) Open Source
12 86 (11.67%) Test Scripting
13 83 (11.26%) OOP
14 71 (9.63%) DevOps
15 68 (9.23%) Exploratory Testing
15 68 (9.23%) Scenario Testing
15 68 (9.23%) SDLC
16 66 (8.96%) Test Strategy
17 65 (8.82%) Unit Testing
18 64 (8.68%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 515 (69.88%) Java
2 451 (61.19%) C#
3 244 (33.11%) Python
4 213 (28.90%) JavaScript
5 139 (18.86%) SQL
6 129 (17.50%) Ruby
7 98 (13.30%) C++
8 58 (7.87%) PHP
9 31 (4.21%) C
10 26 (3.53%) PowerShell
10 26 (3.53%) Scala
11 20 (2.71%) Groovy
12 19 (2.58%) ES6
13 15 (2.04%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.49%) Objective-C
15 10 (1.36%) Apple Swift
16 9 (1.22%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.81%) Go
17 6 (0.81%) Perl
18 4 (0.54%) Lua
Qualifications
1 76 (10.31%) Degree
2 28 (3.80%) ISEB
3 21 (2.85%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.81%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.14%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (40.43%) QA
System Software
1 23 (3.12%) Docker
2 10 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (0.81%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.54%) Ansible
3 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.27%) Kibana
5 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (3.93%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.12%) Google
3 18 (2.44%) Oracle
4 15 (2.04%) Cognizant
5 11 (1.49%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.09%) SAP
7 7 (0.95%) Capita
8 6 (0.81%) Sun
9 5 (0.68%) BT
9 5 (0.68%) Calypso
9 5 (0.68%) McAfee
9 5 (0.68%) Talend
10 4 (0.54%) Charles River
10 4 (0.54%) FXall
10 4 (0.54%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.54%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.54%) TOWER Software
11 3 (0.41%) Apple
11 3 (0.41%) hybris
12 2 (0.27%) Caplin