Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 651 801 934
Rank change year-on-year +150 +133 +105
Permanent jobs citing SDET 610 439 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 509 405 410
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,100 £40,000 £38,225
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +12.50%

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 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +139 567 £55,000 - 44
UK excluding London +196 320 £50,000 +5.26% 24
London -4 289 £60,000 - 21
East of England +35 85 £52,500 -4.55% 5
North of England +61 78 £47,500 +5.56% 10
South East +90 76 £50,000 +16.28% 6
Yorkshire +36 47 £48,750 -4.88% 3
Scotland +19 42 £29,000 -33.71% 1
North West +14 30 £45,000 - 6
Midlands +13 21 £50,000 +5.26% 1
South West +20 19 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +37 18 £50,000 +5.26% 1
West Midlands -2 3 £42,500 -10.53%
North East - 1 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 551 (90.33%) Test Automation
2 458 (75.08%) Java
3 447 (73.28%) Agile Software Development
4 394 (64.59%) Selenium
5 289 (47.38%) C#
6 263 (43.11%) Cucumber
7 225 (36.89%) QA
8 206 (33.77%) WebDriver
9 205 (33.61%) TDD
10 203 (33.28%) BDD
11 177 (29.02%) Python
12 155 (25.41%) Scrum
13 154 (25.25%) Jenkins
14 139 (22.79%) SQL
15 127 (20.82%) Finance
16 126 (20.66%) Software Engineering
17 125 (20.49%) JUnit
18 120 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
19 109 (17.87%) C++
20 102 (16.72%) .NET
21 100 (16.39%) Ruby
22 97 (15.90%) JavaScript
23 96 (15.74%) JIRA
24 90 (14.75%) API Testing
25 89 (14.59%) Test Scripting
26 82 (13.44%) Web Services
27 77 (12.62%) Exploratory Testing
28 75 (12.30%) Gherkin
29 74 (12.13%) REST
29 74 (12.13%) Test Strategy

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 43 (7.05%) Confluence
2 13 (2.13%) CMS
3 6 (0.98%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.79%) GitHub
4 16 (2.62%) SaaS
5 10 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.49%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.16%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.16%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.16%) G Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Office 365
9 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.16%) Serverless
9 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.26%) Internet
2 9 (1.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.79%) Big Data
2 8 (1.31%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.66%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.66%) Redis
3 4 (0.66%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.49%) MySQL
4 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.16%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 394 (64.59%) Selenium
2 263 (43.11%) Cucumber
3 206 (33.77%) WebDriver
4 154 (25.25%) Jenkins
5 125 (20.49%) JUnit
6 96 (15.74%) JIRA
7 70 (11.48%) NUnit
8 66 (10.82%) SpecFlow
9 58 (9.51%) Git (software)
9 58 (9.51%) JMeter
10 52 (8.52%) Maven
11 50 (8.20%) SoapUI
12 47 (7.70%) JBehave
12 47 (7.70%) TestNG
13 28 (4.59%) Ranorex
14 27 (4.43%) Appium
15 25 (4.10%) Artifactory
15 25 (4.10%) Capybara
16 24 (3.93%) CMake
16 24 (3.93%) NuGet
General
1 127 (20.82%) Finance
2 35 (5.74%) Retail
3 21 (3.44%) Games
4 10 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.98%) Banking
5 6 (0.98%) Publishing
6 4 (0.66%) Electronics
7 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 274 (44.92%) Developer
2 223 (36.56%) Developer in Test
3 174 (28.52%) Test Engineer
4 167 (27.38%) Software Developer
5 124 (20.33%) Software Test Engineer
6 111 (18.20%) Tester
7 91 (14.92%) Automation Tester
8 89 (14.59%) Software Engineer
9 81 (13.28%) Development Engineer
9 81 (13.28%) Software Development Engineer
9 81 (13.28%) Test Development Engineer
10 66 (10.82%) Java Developer
10 66 (10.82%) Test Automation Engineer
11 51 (8.36%) QA Engineer
12 49 (8.03%) Java Engineer
13 46 (7.54%) Senior Tester
14 42 (6.89%) Senior Automation Tester
15 36 (5.90%) QA Automation Engineer
16 35 (5.74%) Agile Developer
17 29 (4.75%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (16.72%) .NET
2 82 (13.44%) Web Services
3 75 (12.30%) Gherkin
4 74 (12.13%) REST
5 55 (9.02%) XML
6 46 (7.54%) RESTful
7 38 (6.23%) CSS
8 32 (5.25%) AngularJS
9 29 (4.75%) Pyramid
10 28 (4.59%) HTML
11 23 (3.77%) SOAP
12 19 (3.11%) Node.js
13 15 (2.46%) jQuery
14 14 (2.30%) JSON
15 13 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (1.80%) Ajax
17 10 (1.64%) Spring
18 8 (1.31%) ASP.NET
19 7 (1.15%) Hibernate
19 7 (1.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (9.84%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (6.89%) Fintech
4 38 (6.23%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.93%) Robotics
6 22 (3.61%) RIA
7 18 (2.95%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.46%) User Experience
9 14 (2.30%) Algorithms
9 14 (2.30%) Client/Server
10 13 (2.13%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.97%) N-Tier
12 9 (1.48%) BBC
13 7 (1.15%) Smart City
14 4 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.49%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.49%) Equities
15 3 (0.49%) Fixed Income
15 3 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.49%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.67%) Windows
2 54 (8.85%) Linux
3 24 (3.93%) Debian
4 18 (2.95%) Unix
5 2 (0.33%) Android
6 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.16%) CentOS
6 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (90.33%) Test Automation
2 447 (73.28%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (33.61%) TDD
4 203 (33.28%) BDD
5 155 (25.41%) Scrum
6 126 (20.66%) Software Engineering
7 120 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (14.75%) API Testing
9 89 (14.59%) Test Scripting
10 77 (12.62%) Exploratory Testing
11 74 (12.13%) Test Strategy
12 67 (10.98%) E-Commerce
13 64 (10.49%) Unit Testing
14 62 (10.16%) Scenario Testing
15 61 (10.00%) DevOps
16 60 (9.84%) OO
17 58 (9.51%) Software Testing
18 57 (9.34%) Manual Testing
18 57 (9.34%) Non-Functional Testing
19 53 (8.69%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 458 (75.08%) Java
2 289 (47.38%) C#
3 177 (29.02%) Python
4 139 (22.79%) SQL
5 109 (17.87%) C++
6 100 (16.39%) Ruby
7 97 (15.90%) JavaScript
8 45 (7.38%) PHP
9 33 (5.41%) Scala
10 28 (4.59%) PowerShell
11 14 (2.30%) Groovy
12 13 (2.13%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.80%) C
14 8 (1.31%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.98%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.98%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.82%) Go
17 4 (0.66%) Lua
18 1 (0.16%) F#
18 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (11.15%) Degree
2 14 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.97%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.80%) ISEB
5 3 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (36.89%) QA
System Software
1 16 (2.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (2.95%) Puppet
2 13 (2.13%) Ansible
3 6 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (3.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (1.80%) Google
3 10 (1.64%) TOWER Software
4 9 (1.48%) SAP
5 7 (1.15%) HP
6 6 (0.98%) Cognizant
6 6 (0.98%) Concur
6 6 (0.98%) Oracle
6 6 (0.98%) Talend
6 6 (0.98%) Virgin Media
7 5 (0.82%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.66%) Caplin
9 3 (0.49%) BT
9 3 (0.49%) McAfee
10 2 (0.33%) Apiary
11 1 (0.16%) Sophos