Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 690 848 920
Rank change year-on-year +158 +72 +130
Permanent jobs citing SDET 538 406 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 472 378 404
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,625 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +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 158356 175503 192296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 125505 146405 157070
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 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
England +159 515 £52,500 -4.55% 34
UK excluding London +207 303 £50,000 +11.11% 17
London +1 233 £57,500 - 19
East of England +52 105 £50,000 -4.76% 4
South East +103 65 £45,000 +5.88% 4
North of England +30 62 £47,500 +35.71% 7
Yorkshire +54 46 £47,500 +39.71% 3
South West +17 28 £45,000 -
Midlands +49 27 £52,500 +10.53%
Scotland +31 23 £52,500 +10.53% 2
East Midlands +43 22 £55,000 +37.50%
North West -18 13 £43,750 +25.00% 4
West Midlands +18 5 £45,750 -3.68%
North East - 3 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 466 (86.62%) Test Automation
2 410 (76.21%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (65.99%) Java
4 352 (65.43%) Selenium
5 228 (42.38%) C#
6 219 (40.71%) QA
7 218 (40.52%) BDD
8 216 (40.15%) Cucumber
9 205 (38.10%) TDD
10 197 (36.62%) WebDriver
11 152 (28.25%) Scrum
12 137 (25.46%) SQL
13 120 (22.30%) Python
14 114 (21.19%) Jenkins
15 107 (19.89%) Test Scripting
16 106 (19.70%) .NET
17 105 (19.52%) Software Engineering
18 102 (18.96%) Ruby
19 97 (18.03%) Finance
20 89 (16.54%) JUnit
21 85 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
22 80 (14.87%) Web Services
23 79 (14.68%) Test Strategy
24 77 (14.31%) JavaScript
25 74 (13.75%) API Testing
26 73 (13.57%) JIRA
27 68 (12.64%) Gherkin
28 63 (11.71%) REST
29 61 (11.34%) XML
29 61 (11.34%) E-Commerce

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 23 (4.28%) Confluence
2 15 (2.79%) CMS
3 6 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.35%) GitHub
4 9 (1.67%) SaaS
5 8 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.37%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.19%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.19%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.13%) Internet
2 19 (3.53%) HTTP
3 2 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.16%) Big Data
2 6 (1.12%) Hadoop
2 6 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.93%) Redis
4 4 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.56%) MySQL
6 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.19%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 352 (65.43%) Selenium
2 216 (40.15%) Cucumber
3 197 (36.62%) WebDriver
4 114 (21.19%) Jenkins
5 89 (16.54%) JUnit
6 73 (13.57%) JIRA
7 60 (11.15%) SpecFlow
8 59 (10.97%) JMeter
9 56 (10.41%) NUnit
10 47 (8.74%) JBehave
11 46 (8.55%) Appium
11 46 (8.55%) Git (software)
12 38 (7.06%) SoapUI
13 31 (5.76%) Capybara
13 31 (5.76%) Maven
14 27 (5.02%) Calabash
15 24 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (4.46%) TestNG
16 22 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (3.90%) HP UFT
General
1 97 (18.03%) Finance
2 17 (3.16%) Games
3 15 (2.79%) Retail
4 7 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.74%) Publishing
6 3 (0.56%) Electronics
6 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.19%) Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Law
7 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 228 (42.38%) Developer
2 180 (33.46%) Developer in Test
3 157 (29.18%) Test Engineer
4 141 (26.21%) Software Developer
5 102 (18.96%) Tester
6 92 (17.10%) Software Test Engineer
7 76 (14.13%) QA Engineer
8 74 (13.75%) Automation Tester
9 73 (13.57%) Test Automation Engineer
10 67 (12.45%) Java Developer
11 61 (11.34%) QA Automation Engineer
12 56 (10.41%) Software Engineer
13 51 (9.48%) Development Engineer
13 51 (9.48%) Test Development Engineer
14 44 (8.18%) Java Engineer
14 44 (8.18%) Software Development Engineer
15 37 (6.88%) QA Test Engineer
16 31 (5.76%) Analyst
17 30 (5.58%) Test Analyst
18 29 (5.39%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (19.70%) .NET
2 80 (14.87%) Web Services
3 68 (12.64%) Gherkin
4 63 (11.71%) REST
5 61 (11.34%) XML
6 49 (9.11%) RESTful
7 29 (5.39%) Node.js
8 24 (4.46%) AngularJS
9 22 (4.09%) HTML
10 20 (3.72%) CSS
11 16 (2.97%) ASP.NET
12 13 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (2.23%) JSON
13 12 (2.23%) React
13 12 (2.23%) SOAP
14 10 (1.86%) Symfony
15 9 (1.67%) Pyramid
16 8 (1.49%) .NET Framework
16 8 (1.49%) pytest
16 8 (1.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (6.13%) RIA
3 27 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.53%) Mobile App
6 18 (3.35%) Algorithms
7 17 (3.16%) Fintech
8 13 (2.42%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.42%) N-Tier
9 12 (2.23%) Smart City
10 10 (1.86%) Robotics
11 6 (1.12%) BBC
11 6 (1.12%) User Experience
12 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.74%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.56%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
16 1 (0.19%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.13%) Windows
2 21 (3.90%) Linux
3 10 (1.86%) Debian
4 8 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.12%) Android
6 4 (0.74%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.37%) Unix
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (86.62%) Test Automation
2 410 (76.21%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (40.52%) BDD
4 205 (38.10%) TDD
5 152 (28.25%) Scrum
6 107 (19.89%) Test Scripting
7 105 (19.52%) Software Engineering
8 85 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
9 79 (14.68%) Test Strategy
10 74 (13.75%) API Testing
11 61 (11.34%) E-Commerce
12 56 (10.41%) OO
12 56 (10.41%) QA Automation
13 55 (10.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 55 (10.22%) Manual Testing
14 51 (9.48%) Unit Testing
15 47 (8.74%) Exploratory Testing
15 47 (8.74%) Software Testing
16 42 (7.81%) Performance Testing
17 40 (7.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 355 (65.99%) Java
2 228 (42.38%) C#
3 137 (25.46%) SQL
4 120 (22.30%) Python
5 102 (18.96%) Ruby
6 77 (14.31%) JavaScript
7 49 (9.11%) C++
8 33 (6.13%) PHP
9 24 (4.46%) Scala
10 14 (2.60%) C
10 14 (2.60%) Groovy
11 12 (2.23%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.04%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.49%) Go
13 8 (1.49%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.12%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.93%) Perl
16 4 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 55 (10.22%) Degree
2 15 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 15 (2.79%) ISTQB
3 11 (2.04%) ISEB
4 5 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (40.71%) QA
System Software
1 9 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (1.49%) Puppet
2 4 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (3.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (1.49%) Apiary
2 8 (1.49%) Google
2 8 (1.49%) HP
2 8 (1.49%) SAP
3 6 (1.12%) Cognizant
3 6 (1.12%) Virgin Media
4 5 (0.93%) Concur
5 4 (0.74%) Talend
5 4 (0.74%) TOWER Software
6 3 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.56%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.37%) Apple
7 2 (0.37%) Zend
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle