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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 637 753 767
Rank change year-on-year +116 +14  
Permanent jobs citing SDET 239 195 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 214 184 191
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -9.52%  

SDET is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79702 87753 97622
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.97% 88.01%
Number of salaries quoted 64312 73316 79772
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SDET as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SDET in the UK

SDET
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 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
England +96 237 £50,000 -9.09% 41
London +10 99 £57,500 - 29
East of England +41 61 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Cambridgeshire +16 39 £50,000 -13.04% 4
Yorkshire +22 24 £47,500 +26.66%
Cambridge +10 24 £55,000 -12.00% 2
South East +42 23 £40,000 -6.97% 4
West Yorkshire +29 19 £47,750 +27.33%
Leeds +22 19 £47,750 +27.33%
Hertfordshire +9 19 £45,000 - 3
Watford 0 18 £45,000 - 3
South West +15 14 £45,000 -16.27%
East Midlands +34 12 £53,750 +34.37%
Bristol -6 12 £47,500 -13.63%
Northamptonshire - 8 £47,875 -
Hampshire +35 7 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Winchester - 6 £38,750 - 1
City of London +2 5 £55,000 -15.38% 10
Surrey +36 4 £55,000 -4.34%
Berkshire +23 4 £45,000 +5.88% 1
York - 4 £32,000 -
Bromley - 4 - - 1
West Sussex - 4 £50,000 -
Lincolnshire - 4 £55,000 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £32,000 -
West Midlands +14 3 £45,750 -3.68%
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £40,000 -36.00%
Milton Keynes -5 3 £40,000 -36.00%
Manchester -29 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North West -40 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SDET.

1 420 (79.85%) Test Automation
2 397 (75.48%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (64.26%) Selenium
4 313 (59.51%) Java
5 250 (47.53%) BDD
6 245 (46.58%) QA
7 239 (45.44%) WebDriver
8 195 (37.07%) C#
9 193 (36.69%) TDD
10 172 (32.70%) Cucumber
11 126 (23.95%) SQL
12 118 (22.43%) Scrum
13 104 (19.77%) Software Engineering
14 99 (18.82%) Ruby
15 98 (18.63%) Finance
16 97 (18.44%) Jenkins
17 95 (18.06%) JavaScript
17 95 (18.06%) Web Services
17 95 (18.06%) Python
18 93 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
19 82 (15.59%) Test Strategy
20 74 (14.07%) Test Scripting
21 71 (13.50%) E-Commerce
21 71 (13.50%) QA Automation
22 70 (13.31%) .NET
22 70 (13.31%) Performance Testing
23 69 (13.12%) XML
24 68 (12.93%) OO
25 67 (12.74%) JUnit
26 66 (12.55%) API Testing

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 16 (3.04%) CMS
2 7 (1.33%) Confluence
3 5 (0.95%) IIS
4 3 (0.57%) SAS
5 2 (0.38%) Apache
5 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Magento
2 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.66%) GitHub
4 3 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.38%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.38%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.75%) Internet
2 23 (4.37%) HTTP
3 5 (0.95%) Wireless
4 1 (0.19%) LDAP
4 1 (0.19%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.66%) Big Data
2 10 (1.90%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.71%) MySQL
4 7 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.14%) Redis
6 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.95%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.19%) MS Access
8 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 338 (64.26%) Selenium
2 239 (45.44%) WebDriver
3 172 (32.70%) Cucumber
4 97 (18.44%) Jenkins
5 67 (12.74%) JUnit
6 56 (10.65%) SpecFlow
7 55 (10.46%) Git (software)
8 54 (10.27%) Appium
9 49 (9.32%) JIRA
10 48 (9.13%) JMeter
11 46 (8.75%) NUnit
12 39 (7.41%) Capybara
13 38 (7.22%) Protractor
14 31 (5.89%) JBehave
15 30 (5.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 29 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
17 28 (5.32%) Fiddler
17 28 (5.32%) Maven
18 26 (4.94%) Calabash
19 23 (4.37%) SoapUI
General
1 98 (18.63%) Finance
2 25 (4.75%) Retail
3 11 (2.09%) Games
4 5 (0.95%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.57%) Electronics
5 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.57%) Marketing
6 2 (0.38%) Banking
6 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.19%) Law
7 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 216 (41.06%) Developer
2 165 (31.37%) Developer in Test
3 148 (28.14%) Test Engineer
4 144 (27.38%) Software Developer
5 101 (19.20%) QA Engineer
6 93 (17.68%) Tester
7 83 (15.78%) Software Test Engineer
8 71 (13.50%) QA Automation Engineer
9 65 (12.36%) Automation Tester
10 61 (11.60%) Test Automation Engineer
11 59 (11.22%) Java Developer
12 50 (9.51%) Software Engineer
13 49 (9.32%) Java Engineer
14 43 (8.17%) QA Test Engineer
15 37 (7.03%) Automation Engineer
16 36 (6.84%) Development Engineer
16 36 (6.84%) Test Development Engineer
17 30 (5.70%) Analyst
17 30 (5.70%) Java Software Developer
17 30 (5.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (18.06%) Web Services
2 70 (13.31%) .NET
3 69 (13.12%) XML
4 62 (11.79%) Gherkin
5 61 (11.60%) RESTful
6 48 (9.13%) REST
7 34 (6.46%) AngularJS
8 22 (4.18%) Node.js
9 18 (3.42%) React
10 17 (3.23%) ASP.NET
10 17 (3.23%) HTML
10 17 (3.23%) JSON
11 13 (2.47%) CSS
12 11 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (2.09%) SOAP
13 10 (1.90%) .NET Framework
14 9 (1.71%) HTML5
15 8 (1.52%) pytest
15 8 (1.52%) Swagger
15 8 (1.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.75%) Mobile App
2 25 (4.75%) RIA
3 19 (3.61%) Algorithms
3 19 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.09%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.09%) N-Tier
5 11 (2.09%) Smart City
6 10 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.90%) Fintech
7 9 (1.71%) User Experience
8 4 (0.76%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.57%) BBC
9 3 (0.57%) Blog
10 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.19%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.19%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.19%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.99%) Windows
2 12 (2.28%) Linux
3 9 (1.71%) Android
4 8 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.33%) Unix
6 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.76%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (79.85%) Test Automation
2 397 (75.48%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (47.53%) BDD
4 193 (36.69%) TDD
5 118 (22.43%) Scrum
6 104 (19.77%) Software Engineering
7 93 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
8 82 (15.59%) Test Strategy
9 74 (14.07%) Test Scripting
10 71 (13.50%) E-Commerce
10 71 (13.50%) QA Automation
11 70 (13.31%) Performance Testing
12 68 (12.93%) OO
13 66 (12.55%) API Testing
14 62 (11.79%) Software Testing
15 55 (10.46%) Continuous Delivery
16 53 (10.08%) Manual Testing
17 50 (9.51%) ATDD
17 50 (9.51%) Exploratory Testing
17 50 (9.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 313 (59.51%) Java
2 195 (37.07%) C#
3 126 (23.95%) SQL
4 99 (18.82%) Ruby
5 95 (18.06%) JavaScript
5 95 (18.06%) Python
6 26 (4.94%) C++
7 24 (4.56%) PHP
8 18 (3.42%) Groovy
9 16 (3.04%) PL/SQL
10 13 (2.47%) C
11 12 (2.28%) Scala
12 7 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.33%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.14%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.95%) Perl
15 4 (0.76%) Go
16 3 (0.57%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.57%) R
17 2 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (7.98%) Degree
2 17 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 12 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.71%) ISEB
5 5 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (46.58%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.14%) Puppet
2 4 (0.76%) Grafana
2 4 (0.76%) StatsD
3 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (6.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (1.52%) Apiary
4 6 (1.14%) Cognizant
4 6 (1.14%) TOWER Software
5 4 (0.76%) SAP
5 4 (0.76%) Splunk
6 3 (0.57%) Virgin Media
7 2 (0.38%) Apple
7 2 (0.38%) HP
7 2 (0.38%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.38%) Zend
8 1 (0.19%) Concur
8 1 (0.19%) IBM
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle
8 1 (0.19%) T-Plan
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Group
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Runpath
Posted: 15 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus+benefits+package
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Exceptional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Exceptional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £60,000
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 15 days ago