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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 641 730 752
Rank change year-on-year +89 +22  
Permanent jobs citing SDET 243 194 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 217 184 195
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 £38,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,750 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.52% -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 78925 87582 97637
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.72% 88.95% 88.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63638 73140 79819
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 24 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 24 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 +101 240 £50,000 -9.09% 32
London +8 104 £57,500 - 21
East of England +41 62 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Cambridgeshire +24 40 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Cambridge +10 24 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Yorkshire +23 23 £47,500 +37.68%
South East +46 21 £40,000 -6.97% 4
Hertfordshire +5 19 £45,000 - 3
West Yorkshire +28 18 £48,000 +39.13%
Leeds +22 18 £48,000 +39.13%
Watford +1 18 £45,000 - 3
South West +14 14 £45,000 -16.27%
East Midlands +27 12 £53,750 +34.37%
Bristol -9 12 £47,500 -13.63%
City of London +11 9 £42,500 -34.61% 7
Northamptonshire - 8 £47,875 -
Hampshire +22 7 £38,750 - 1
Winchester - 6 £38,750 - 1
Surrey +23 4 £55,000 -4.34%
Bromley - 4 - - 1
York - 4 £32,000 -
Lincolnshire - 4 £55,000 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £32,000 -
Berkshire +27 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Scotland +18 3 £52,500 +10.52% 1
West Midlands +8 3 £45,750 -3.68%
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £40,000 -36.00%
Milton Keynes +1 3 £40,000 -36.00%
Manchester -22 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North West -37 3 £42,500 +6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 427 (80.26%) Test Automation
2 401 (75.38%) Agile Software Development
3 343 (64.47%) Selenium
4 317 (59.59%) Java
5 251 (47.18%) BDD
6 248 (46.62%) QA
7 236 (44.36%) WebDriver
8 199 (37.41%) C#
8 199 (37.41%) TDD
9 176 (33.08%) Cucumber
10 128 (24.06%) SQL
11 123 (23.12%) Scrum
12 103 (19.36%) Software Engineering
13 100 (18.80%) Finance
14 99 (18.61%) Ruby
14 99 (18.61%) Jenkins
15 97 (18.23%) Python
16 93 (17.48%) JavaScript
16 93 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
17 92 (17.29%) Web Services
18 81 (15.23%) Test Strategy
19 80 (15.04%) Test Scripting
20 75 (14.10%) .NET
21 71 (13.35%) E-Commerce
22 70 (13.16%) QA Automation
23 69 (12.97%) Performance Testing
24 68 (12.78%) OO
25 67 (12.59%) XML
25 67 (12.59%) JUnit
26 66 (12.41%) 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 (3.01%) CMS
2 7 (1.32%) Confluence
3 5 (0.94%) IIS
4 3 (0.56%) 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 (0.75%) Magento
2 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.82%) GitHub
4 6 (1.13%) SaaS
5 4 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.38%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.19%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.70%) Internet
2 23 (4.32%) HTTP
3 5 (0.94%) Wireless
4 1 (0.19%) LDAP
4 1 (0.19%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.63%) Big Data
2 10 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.69%) MySQL
4 7 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.13%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.13%) Redis
6 5 (0.94%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.19%) MS Access
8 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 343 (64.47%) Selenium
2 236 (44.36%) WebDriver
3 176 (33.08%) Cucumber
4 99 (18.61%) Jenkins
5 67 (12.59%) JUnit
6 56 (10.53%) SpecFlow
7 55 (10.34%) Git (software)
8 54 (10.15%) Appium
9 50 (9.40%) JIRA
10 49 (9.21%) JMeter
11 45 (8.46%) NUnit
12 39 (7.33%) Capybara
13 36 (6.77%) Protractor
14 31 (5.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 31 (5.83%) JBehave
15 29 (5.45%) Maven
15 29 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (4.89%) Calabash
16 26 (4.89%) Fiddler
17 25 (4.70%) Subversion
General
1 100 (18.80%) Finance
2 25 (4.70%) Retail
3 11 (2.07%) Games
4 5 (0.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.56%) Electronics
5 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.56%) 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
1 219 (41.17%) Developer
2 168 (31.58%) Developer in Test
3 148 (27.82%) Test Engineer
4 144 (27.07%) Software Developer
5 99 (18.61%) QA Engineer
6 98 (18.42%) Tester
7 83 (15.60%) Software Test Engineer
8 70 (13.16%) QA Automation Engineer
9 68 (12.78%) Automation Tester
10 61 (11.47%) Java Developer
10 61 (11.47%) Test Automation Engineer
11 50 (9.40%) Software Engineer
12 48 (9.02%) Java Engineer
13 43 (8.08%) QA Test Engineer
14 36 (6.77%) Automation Engineer
14 36 (6.77%) Development Engineer
14 36 (6.77%) Test Development Engineer
15 32 (6.02%) Analyst
15 32 (6.02%) Test Analyst
16 30 (5.64%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (17.29%) Web Services
2 75 (14.10%) .NET
3 67 (12.59%) XML
4 62 (11.65%) Gherkin
5 60 (11.28%) RESTful
6 47 (8.83%) REST
7 33 (6.20%) AngularJS
8 22 (4.14%) Node.js
9 18 (3.38%) React
10 17 (3.20%) ASP.NET
10 17 (3.20%) HTML
11 16 (3.01%) JSON
12 13 (2.44%) CSS
13 11 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (2.07%) SOAP
14 10 (1.88%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.69%) HTML5
15 9 (1.69%) pytest
15 9 (1.69%) Swagger
16 8 (1.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.70%) Mobile App
2 25 (4.70%) RIA
3 19 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 19 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.07%) N-Tier
5 11 (2.07%) Smart City
6 10 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.88%) Fintech
7 9 (1.69%) User Experience
8 4 (0.75%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.56%) BBC
9 3 (0.56%) 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 22 (4.14%) Windows
2 13 (2.44%) Linux
3 9 (1.69%) Android
4 8 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.32%) Unix
6 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.75%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) Debian
7 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (80.26%) Test Automation
2 401 (75.38%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (47.18%) BDD
4 199 (37.41%) TDD
5 123 (23.12%) Scrum
6 103 (19.36%) Software Engineering
7 93 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (15.23%) Test Strategy
9 80 (15.04%) Test Scripting
10 71 (13.35%) E-Commerce
11 70 (13.16%) QA Automation
12 69 (12.97%) Performance Testing
13 68 (12.78%) OO
14 66 (12.41%) API Testing
15 61 (11.47%) Software Testing
16 59 (11.09%) Manual Testing
17 57 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
18 51 (9.59%) Unit Testing
19 50 (9.40%) Exploratory Testing
20 48 (9.02%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 317 (59.59%) Java
2 199 (37.41%) C#
3 128 (24.06%) SQL
4 99 (18.61%) Ruby
5 97 (18.23%) Python
6 93 (17.48%) JavaScript
7 27 (5.08%) C++
8 24 (4.51%) PHP
9 18 (3.38%) Groovy
10 15 (2.82%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.44%) C
12 12 (2.26%) Scala
13 7 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.32%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.13%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.94%) Go
15 5 (0.94%) Perl
16 3 (0.56%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.56%) R
17 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (7.89%) Degree
2 17 (3.20%) ISTQB
3 12 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.69%) ISEB
5 5 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (46.62%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.13%) Puppet
2 4 (0.75%) Grafana
2 4 (0.75%) StatsD
3 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (6.20%) Microsoft
2 10 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (1.69%) Apiary
4 6 (1.13%) Cognizant
4 6 (1.13%) TOWER Software
5 4 (0.75%) SAP
5 4 (0.75%) Splunk
6 3 (0.56%) 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: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: Dependent on Experience. Includes Pension and bonuses.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Group
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Runpath
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus+benefits+package
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £60,000
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
City, London
Hotels.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago