Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 661 800 938
Rank change year-on-year +139 +138 +79
Permanent jobs citing SDET 568 439 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 484 410 390
UK median annual salary £53,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.18% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,375 £37,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +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 157092 170968 192910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.95% 89.19% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123714 142316 158568
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 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +147 533 £54,000 -1.82% 52
UK excluding London +219 305 £50,000 +5.26% 30
London -30 261 £60,000 +4.35% 23
East of England +57 99 £52,500 -4.55% 2
North of England +67 68 £47,500 +26.67% 11
South East +98 65 £50,000 +17.65% 10
Yorkshire +53 44 £47,500 +37.68% 5
Scotland +26 34 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Midlands +46 26 £50,500 +6.32% 4
East Midlands +68 22 £51,250 +7.89% 3
North West +12 21 £41,250 +10.00% 6
South West +14 17 £45,000 -7.69% 2
West Midlands +18 4 £46,750 -1.58%
North East - 3 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 501 (88.20%) Test Automation
2 422 (74.30%) Agile Software Development
3 420 (73.94%) Java
4 362 (63.73%) Selenium
5 252 (44.37%) C#
6 246 (43.31%) Cucumber
7 214 (37.68%) QA
8 202 (35.56%) BDD
9 201 (35.39%) TDD
10 200 (35.21%) WebDriver
11 151 (26.58%) Python
12 145 (25.53%) Scrum
13 138 (24.30%) SQL
14 136 (23.94%) Jenkins
15 121 (21.30%) Software Engineering
16 119 (20.95%) JUnit
17 109 (19.19%) Finance
18 103 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
19 99 (17.43%) .NET
20 94 (16.55%) Ruby
21 93 (16.37%) API Testing
22 90 (15.85%) JIRA
22 90 (15.85%) Test Scripting
22 90 (15.85%) C++
23 81 (14.26%) Web Services
24 78 (13.73%) JavaScript
25 77 (13.56%) Gherkin
26 76 (13.38%) Test Strategy
27 75 (13.20%) REST
28 66 (11.62%) NUnit

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 41 (7.22%) Confluence
2 14 (2.46%) CMS
3 6 (1.06%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.17%) GitHub
4 16 (2.82%) SaaS
5 10 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.35%) Serverless
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.99%) Internet
2 12 (2.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.99%) Big Data
2 6 (1.06%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.70%) Redis
3 4 (0.70%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.35%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.18%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 362 (63.73%) Selenium
2 246 (43.31%) Cucumber
3 200 (35.21%) WebDriver
4 136 (23.94%) Jenkins
5 119 (20.95%) JUnit
6 90 (15.85%) JIRA
7 66 (11.62%) NUnit
8 64 (11.27%) SpecFlow
9 59 (10.39%) JMeter
10 57 (10.04%) Git (software)
11 56 (9.86%) JBehave
12 49 (8.63%) SoapUI
13 39 (6.87%) Maven
14 35 (6.16%) Appium
14 35 (6.16%) TestNG
15 28 (4.93%) Capybara
16 22 (3.87%) Calabash
16 22 (3.87%) Ranorex
17 21 (3.70%) HP UFT
18 18 (3.17%) Artifactory
General
1 109 (19.19%) Finance
2 22 (3.87%) Games
3 19 (3.35%) Retail
4 6 (1.06%) Banking
4 6 (1.06%) Publishing
5 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.18%) Electronics
7 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 257 (45.25%) Developer
2 202 (35.56%) Developer in Test
3 159 (27.99%) Test Engineer
4 144 (25.35%) Software Developer
5 108 (19.01%) Tester
6 107 (18.84%) Software Test Engineer
7 84 (14.79%) Automation Tester
8 76 (13.38%) Java Developer
9 69 (12.15%) Test Automation Engineer
10 67 (11.80%) Software Engineer
11 65 (11.44%) QA Engineer
12 64 (11.27%) Development Engineer
12 64 (11.27%) Test Development Engineer
13 63 (11.09%) Software Development Engineer
14 55 (9.68%) Java Engineer
15 49 (8.63%) QA Automation Engineer
16 33 (5.81%) Senior Tester
17 31 (5.46%) Senior Automation Tester
18 30 (5.28%) Agile Developer
18 30 (5.28%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (17.43%) .NET
2 81 (14.26%) Web Services
3 77 (13.56%) Gherkin
4 75 (13.20%) REST
5 65 (11.44%) XML
6 51 (8.98%) RESTful
7 31 (5.46%) CSS
8 27 (4.75%) Node.js
9 24 (4.23%) AngularJS
9 24 (4.23%) HTML
10 20 (3.52%) Pyramid
11 19 (3.35%) SOAP
12 15 (2.64%) JSON
13 13 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (1.94%) ASP.NET
15 10 (1.76%) Spring
16 9 (1.58%) jQuery
17 7 (1.23%) Hibernate
17 7 (1.23%) Velocity
17 7 (1.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.33%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (7.22%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.46%) RIA
5 27 (4.75%) Fintech
6 17 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.99%) Robotics
7 16 (2.82%) Algorithms
8 15 (2.64%) Client/Server
9 13 (2.29%) N-Tier
10 12 (2.11%) User Experience
11 9 (1.58%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.58%) Smart City
12 7 (1.23%) BBC
13 4 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.53%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.53%) Equities
14 3 (0.53%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 2 (0.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.51%) Windows
2 47 (8.27%) Linux
3 17 (2.99%) Debian
3 17 (2.99%) Unix
4 3 (0.53%) Android
4 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.18%) CentOS
5 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (88.20%) Test Automation
2 422 (74.30%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (35.56%) BDD
4 201 (35.39%) TDD
5 145 (25.53%) Scrum
6 121 (21.30%) Software Engineering
7 103 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
8 93 (16.37%) API Testing
9 90 (15.85%) Test Scripting
10 76 (13.38%) Test Strategy
11 65 (11.44%) Exploratory Testing
12 60 (10.56%) OO
13 59 (10.39%) Unit Testing
14 56 (9.86%) E-Commerce
14 56 (9.86%) Manual Testing
14 56 (9.86%) QA Automation
15 52 (9.15%) Non-Functional Testing
16 51 (8.98%) DevOps
16 51 (8.98%) Software Testing
17 49 (8.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 420 (73.94%) Java
2 252 (44.37%) C#
3 151 (26.58%) Python
4 138 (24.30%) SQL
5 94 (16.55%) Ruby
6 90 (15.85%) C++
7 78 (13.73%) JavaScript
8 35 (6.16%) PHP
9 29 (5.11%) Scala
10 25 (4.40%) PowerShell
11 14 (2.46%) Groovy
12 13 (2.29%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.58%) C
14 7 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.06%) Go
15 6 (1.06%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.06%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.53%) Lua
17 2 (0.35%) Apple Swift
18 1 (0.18%) ES6
Qualifications
1 63 (11.09%) Degree
2 17 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.94%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.23%) ISEB
5 4 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (37.68%) QA
System Software
1 11 (1.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (2.99%) Puppet
2 11 (1.94%) Ansible
3 5 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (3.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (1.76%) Google
2 10 (1.76%) TOWER Software
3 8 (1.41%) HP
4 6 (1.06%) Cognizant
4 6 (1.06%) Concur
4 6 (1.06%) SAP
4 6 (1.06%) Talend
4 6 (1.06%) Virgin Media
5 5 (0.88%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.53%) Apiary
6 3 (0.53%) Caplin
7 1 (0.18%) Apple
7 1 (0.18%) BT
7 1 (0.18%) McAfee
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle
7 1 (0.18%) Sophos