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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 692 863 889
Rank change year-on-year +171 +26  
Permanent jobs citing SDET 182 97 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.094% 0.089%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.77% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 162 96 92
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +14.94% -  

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10254 13470 14050
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.96% 13.04% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8050 10699 10932
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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 Quality Assurance & Compliance 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +187 182 £52,500 +5.00% 25
London +89 104 £57,500 +4.54% 17
South East +90 24 £42,500 +1.19% 1
East of England +30 23 £45,000 +3.44% 5
Yorkshire +31 15 £51,250 +20.58% 2
Leeds +26 15 £50,000 +17.64% 2
West Yorkshire +23 15 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Hertfordshire +26 13 £45,000 +3.44% 2
Watford +6 13 £45,000 +3.44% 2
West Sussex - 12 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +11 10 £52,500 -22.22% 3
City of London +26 8 £55,000 -12.00% 4
East Midlands - 8 £55,000 -
South West +29 7 £45,000 -
Bristol - 7 £45,000 -
Crawley - 7 £50,000 -
Brighton - 6 £32,500 -
East Sussex - 6 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £55,000 -
Gatwick - 5 £50,000 -
North West -24 4 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £37,500 -
Lincolnshire - 4 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £37,500 -
Cambridge -6 3 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Manchester -18 3 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 3 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £52,875 -
Berkshire +27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 303 (81.23%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (65.95%) Selenium
3 226 (60.59%) BDD
4 219 (58.71%) Java
5 211 (56.57%) QA
6 196 (52.55%) WebDriver
7 177 (47.45%) TDD
8 140 (37.53%) Test Automation
9 124 (33.24%) Cucumber
9 124 (33.24%) C#
10 106 (28.42%) Scrum
11 101 (27.08%) E-Commerce
12 95 (25.47%) Web Services
13 82 (21.98%) Ruby
14 77 (20.64%) Automation Testing
15 76 (20.38%) JavaScript
16 70 (18.77%) SQL
17 66 (17.69%) QA Automation
18 65 (17.43%) Software Engineering
19 64 (17.16%) Performance Testing
20 63 (16.89%) JUnit
21 59 (15.82%) Python
21 59 (15.82%) Test Strategy
22 57 (15.28%) Finance
23 56 (15.01%) Jenkins
24 55 (14.75%) API Testing
25 52 (13.94%) Gherkin
26 51 (13.67%) .NET
26 51 (13.67%) ATDD
27 48 (12.87%) Continuous Delivery

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 3 (0.80%) Confluence
2 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.27%) Apache
3 1 (0.27%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.61%) GitHub
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.51%) HTTP
2 10 (2.68%) Internet
3 5 (1.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.49%) MySQL
2 12 (3.22%) NoSQL
2 12 (3.22%) RDBMS
2 12 (3.22%) Redis
2 12 (3.22%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.95%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.34%) Big Data
5 4 (1.07%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 246 (65.95%) Selenium
2 196 (52.55%) WebDriver
3 124 (33.24%) Cucumber
4 63 (16.89%) JUnit
5 56 (15.01%) Jenkins
6 40 (10.72%) Capybara
7 39 (10.46%) SpecFlow
8 38 (10.19%) Appium
9 36 (9.65%) Git (software)
10 30 (8.04%) Maven
11 24 (6.43%) NUnit
12 23 (6.17%) Protractor
13 21 (5.63%) Fiddler
14 19 (5.09%) Calabash
15 18 (4.83%) JMeter
16 17 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (4.56%) TeamCity
17 16 (4.29%) Moq
18 15 (4.02%) Mockito
19 13 (3.49%) TestNG
General
1 57 (15.28%) Finance
2 19 (5.09%) Retail
3 6 (1.61%) Banking
4 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.54%) Games
5 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.27%) Law
6 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (24.93%) Test Engineer
2 89 (23.86%) Developer
3 85 (22.79%) Tester
4 79 (21.18%) Developer in Test
5 78 (20.91%) QA Engineer
6 65 (17.43%) Automation Tester
7 52 (13.94%) QA Automation Engineer
7 52 (13.94%) Software Developer
8 49 (13.14%) Software Test Engineer
9 43 (11.53%) Test Automation Engineer
10 31 (8.31%) Java Developer
11 30 (8.04%) Automation Engineer
12 29 (7.77%) Java Engineer
12 29 (7.77%) Software Engineer
13 28 (7.51%) Senior QA Engineer
14 27 (7.24%) Analyst
14 27 (7.24%) QA Test Engineer
14 27 (7.24%) Senior Automation Tester
14 27 (7.24%) Senior Tester
14 27 (7.24%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (25.47%) Web Services
2 52 (13.94%) Gherkin
3 51 (13.67%) .NET
4 40 (10.72%) RESTful
5 35 (9.38%) XML
6 25 (6.70%) REST
7 17 (4.56%) JSON
8 11 (2.95%) ActiveMQ
8 11 (2.95%) JSON Schema
8 11 (2.95%) JSON-LD
8 11 (2.95%) Node.js
9 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.61%) React
11 3 (0.80%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.80%) CSS
11 3 (0.80%) GWT
11 3 (0.80%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.80%) HTML
11 3 (0.80%) Spring
12 2 (0.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.68%) RIA
5 9 (2.41%) Fintech
6 8 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.14%) User Experience
7 1 (0.27%) AS400
7 1 (0.27%) BBC
7 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.27%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.27%) New Media
7 1 (0.27%) Online Games
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.02%) Linux
1 15 (4.02%) Unix
2 11 (2.95%) Mac OS X
3 7 (1.88%) Android
4 5 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (81.23%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (60.59%) BDD
3 177 (47.45%) TDD
4 140 (37.53%) Test Automation
5 106 (28.42%) Scrum
6 101 (27.08%) E-Commerce
7 77 (20.64%) Automation Testing
8 66 (17.69%) QA Automation
9 65 (17.43%) Software Engineering
10 64 (17.16%) Performance Testing
11 59 (15.82%) Test Strategy
12 55 (14.75%) API Testing
13 51 (13.67%) ATDD
14 48 (12.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 41 (10.99%) Software Testing
16 40 (10.72%) OO
17 38 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (9.38%) Regression Testing
18 35 (9.38%) Test Scripting
18 35 (9.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 219 (58.71%) Java
2 124 (33.24%) C#
3 82 (21.98%) Ruby
4 76 (20.38%) JavaScript
5 70 (18.77%) SQL
6 59 (15.82%) Python
7 24 (6.43%) Groovy
8 14 (3.75%) PHP
9 12 (3.22%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.41%) Scala
11 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.80%) C
12 3 (0.80%) C++
12 3 (0.80%) Perl
13 2 (0.54%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.54%) VBScript
14 1 (0.27%) ES6
14 1 (0.27%) sed
14 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (2.95%) Degree
2 6 (1.61%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.07%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (56.57%) QA
2 11 (2.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.34%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (5.09%) Puppet
2 11 (2.95%) Grafana
2 11 (2.95%) StatsD
3 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (2.95%) Splunk
2 8 (2.14%) Cognizant
2 8 (2.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.54%) IBM
4 1 (0.27%) Apple
4 1 (0.27%) BT
4 1 (0.27%) Concur
4 1 (0.27%) HP
4 1 (0.27%) Intel Security
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle
4 1 (0.27%) Perforce
4 1 (0.27%) SAP
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Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
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