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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)
UK
Rank 682 859 843
Rank change year-on-year +177 -16  
Permanent jobs citing SDET 183 90 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.087% 0.100%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.79% 0.66% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 161 87 100
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year -2.29% -7.44%  

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 10240 13615 13571
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.11% 13.17% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8081 10764 10499
Median salary £48,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +181 183 £50,000 -4.76% 29
London +122 113 £57,500 +4.54% 21
South East +87 28 £37,500 -14.77% 2
East of England +37 13 £42,500 -13.70% 4
Hertfordshire +31 12 £42,500 -2.29% 1
Yorkshire +28 12 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Watford +11 12 £42,500 -2.29% 1
West Yorkshire +38 10 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Leeds +26 10 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Milton Keynes - 10 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 10 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 9 £50,000 - 1
East Sussex - 8 £32,500 -
Brighton - 8 £32,500 -
North West -6 7 £41,500 -2.35%
City of London +38 6 £50,000 -16.66% 3
Manchester -19 5 £41,500 -2.35%
Gatwick - 5 £50,000 -
South West - 5 £45,000 -
Bristol - 4 £45,000 -
Crawley - 4 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands +33 3 £60,000 +8.10%
Birmingham - 3 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £60,000 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £60,000 -
Altrincham - 2 £41,500 -
Harrogate - 2 £27,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £60,000 -
Berkshire +36 1 - -

SDET
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 301 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (64.99%) Selenium
3 221 (61.90%) BDD
4 212 (59.38%) QA
4 212 (59.38%) Java
5 188 (52.66%) WebDriver
6 179 (50.14%) TDD
7 146 (40.90%) Test Automation
8 119 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 112 (31.37%) C#
10 109 (30.53%) Scrum
11 108 (30.25%) E-Commerce
12 102 (28.57%) Web Services
13 80 (22.41%) JavaScript
14 78 (21.85%) Automation Testing
15 77 (21.57%) Ruby
16 73 (20.45%) SQL
17 68 (19.05%) JUnit
18 67 (18.77%) QA Automation
19 66 (18.49%) Software Engineering
20 63 (17.65%) Performance Testing
21 58 (16.25%) Finance
21 58 (16.25%) Test Strategy
22 56 (15.69%) API Testing
23 54 (15.13%) Python
24 47 (13.17%) .NET
24 47 (13.17%) RESTful
24 47 (13.17%) ATDD
25 46 (12.89%) Gherkin
25 46 (12.89%) Jenkins

SDET
Top Related 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 6 (1.68%) Confluence
2 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.28%) IIS
3 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.52%) GitHub
4 3 (0.84%) SaaS
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.52%) HTTP
2 9 (2.52%) Internet
3 4 (1.12%) Wireless
4 1 (0.28%) LAN
4 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.28%) VPN
4 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.20%) MySQL
2 14 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 14 (3.92%) RDBMS
2 14 (3.92%) Redis
2 14 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.40%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.12%) Big Data
6 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 232 (64.99%) Selenium
2 188 (52.66%) WebDriver
3 119 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 68 (19.05%) JUnit
5 46 (12.89%) Jenkins
6 42 (11.76%) Git (software)
7 36 (10.08%) SpecFlow
8 35 (9.80%) Appium
8 35 (9.80%) Capybara
9 31 (8.68%) Maven
10 25 (7.00%) Protractor
11 22 (6.16%) JMeter
11 22 (6.16%) NUnit
12 19 (5.32%) Fiddler
13 16 (4.48%) Moq
14 15 (4.20%) Mockito
14 15 (4.20%) TeamCity
15 14 (3.92%) TestNG
16 13 (3.64%) Calabash
16 13 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (16.25%) Finance
2 24 (6.72%) Retail
3 7 (1.96%) Games
4 6 (1.68%) Banking
5 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.56%) Legal
5 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.28%) Advertising
6 1 (0.28%) Law
6 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (24.37%) Developer
2 84 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 81 (22.69%) Tester
4 77 (21.57%) Developer in Test
5 69 (19.33%) QA Engineer
6 65 (18.21%) Automation Tester
7 53 (14.85%) Software Test Engineer
8 51 (14.29%) Software Developer
9 45 (12.61%) QA Automation Engineer
10 35 (9.80%) Test Automation Engineer
11 33 (9.24%) Senior Automation Tester
11 33 (9.24%) Senior Tester
12 28 (7.84%) Analyst
12 28 (7.84%) Automation Engineer
12 28 (7.84%) Java Engineer
12 28 (7.84%) Senior QA Engineer
12 28 (7.84%) Software Engineer
12 28 (7.84%) Test Analyst
13 25 (7.00%) Java Developer
14 23 (6.44%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (28.57%) Web Services
2 47 (13.17%) .NET
2 47 (13.17%) RESTful
3 46 (12.89%) Gherkin
4 35 (9.80%) XML
5 28 (7.84%) REST
6 18 (5.04%) JSON
7 13 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
7 13 (3.64%) JSON Schema
7 13 (3.64%) JSON-LD
8 9 (2.52%) Node.js
9 8 (2.24%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.96%) CSS
10 7 (1.96%) HTML
11 6 (1.68%) React
11 6 (1.68%) Spring
12 5 (1.40%) Hibernate
13 4 (1.12%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (1.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.16%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.80%) Fintech
5 9 (2.52%) RIA
6 8 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.40%) User Experience
8 3 (0.84%) BBC
8 3 (0.84%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.56%) iPad
9 2 (0.56%) Online Games
10 1 (0.28%) AS400
10 1 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.28%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.44%) Linux
2 17 (4.76%) Unix
3 13 (3.64%) Mac OS X
4 7 (1.96%) Windows
5 5 (1.40%) Android
6 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (61.90%) BDD
3 179 (50.14%) TDD
4 146 (40.90%) Test Automation
5 109 (30.53%) Scrum
6 108 (30.25%) E-Commerce
7 78 (21.85%) Automation Testing
8 67 (18.77%) QA Automation
9 66 (18.49%) Software Engineering
10 63 (17.65%) Performance Testing
11 58 (16.25%) Test Strategy
12 56 (15.69%) API Testing
13 47 (13.17%) ATDD
14 46 (12.89%) Continuous Delivery
15 43 (12.04%) OO
16 40 (11.20%) Regression Testing
17 39 (10.92%) Software Testing
18 37 (10.36%) Unit Testing
19 35 (9.80%) Mentoring
20 33 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 212 (59.38%) Java
2 112 (31.37%) C#
3 80 (22.41%) JavaScript
4 77 (21.57%) Ruby
5 73 (20.45%) SQL
6 54 (15.13%) Python
7 30 (8.40%) Groovy
8 12 (3.36%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.52%) PHP
10 7 (1.96%) Perl
10 7 (1.96%) Scala
11 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.84%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.56%) C++
13 2 (0.56%) VBScript
14 1 (0.28%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.28%) AWK
14 1 (0.28%) Clojure
14 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.28%) sed
Qualifications
1 16 (4.48%) Degree
2 5 (1.40%) ISTQB
3 3 (0.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (59.38%) QA
2 13 (3.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (5.88%) Puppet
2 13 (3.64%) Grafana
2 13 (3.64%) StatsD
3 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (3.64%) Splunk
2 11 (3.08%) Cognizant
3 3 (0.84%) Concur
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (0.84%) SAP
4 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
4 2 (0.56%) IBM
4 2 (0.56%) Virgin Media
5 1 (0.28%) BT
5 1 (0.28%) HP
5 1 (0.28%) hybris
5 1 (0.28%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle
5 1 (0.28%) Perforce
5 1 (0.28%) Xamarin
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Annual Bonus 10%, Full Company Pensi
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £6000 - £70000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCM Executive Search
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum + pension,health,travel
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + health,pension,travel
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50K DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ASOS
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus, training, Health
Posted: 13 days ago