Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Test Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Test Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1140 1205 1248
Rank change year-on-year +65 +43 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 42 20 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.011% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 34 14 48
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,375 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.54% -0.26% +17.28%
10th Percentile £38,250 £27,790 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £73,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £44,875 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.42% -5.53% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Senior Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Software Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +40 42 £50,000 +5.54% 2
UK excluding London +63 35 £50,000 +11.42% 1
East of England +24 15 £57,500 -2.54%
South East +53 12 £50,000 -
London -2 7 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
North of England - 4 £45,000 -
Midlands +32 2 £40,000 - 1
South West +8 2 £37,500 +31.16%
West Midlands - 2 £40,000 -

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (90.48%) Test Automation
2 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 21 (50.00%) Degree
5 19 (45.24%) Manual Testing
5 19 (45.24%) Finance
6 13 (30.95%) Java
6 13 (30.95%) WPF
6 13 (30.95%) Usability Testing
6 13 (30.95%) Mathematics
6 13 (30.95%) Statistics
6 13 (30.95%) Reactive Extensions
6 13 (30.95%) Capital Modelling
7 12 (28.57%) SDET
7 12 (28.57%) Computer Science
7 12 (28.57%) SQL
7 12 (28.57%) Scrum
8 11 (26.19%) TOWER Software
8 11 (26.19%) C#
9 10 (23.81%) OO
9 10 (23.81%) Eclipse
9 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
10 9 (21.43%) QA
10 9 (21.43%) Python
11 8 (19.05%) Linux
11 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
11 8 (19.05%) Financial Modelling
11 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
11 8 (19.05%) SDLC
12 7 (16.67%) Prototyping

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Big Data
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Eclipse
2 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
3 7 (16.67%) Selenium
4 6 (14.29%) PyCharm
4 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.52%) Gradle
5 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
5 4 (9.52%) IntelliJ
5 4 (9.52%) JMeter
5 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.76%) JIRA
7 2 (4.76%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Maven
8 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Publishing
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Automotive
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) Reactive Extensions
1 13 (30.95%) WPF
2 6 (14.29%) Ajax
2 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 6 (14.29%) CSS
2 6 (14.29%) jQuery
2 6 (14.29%) Velocity
2 6 (14.29%) Web Services
3 5 (11.90%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) Apache Flex
4 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
4 4 (9.52%) RESTful
4 4 (9.52%) Spring
4 4 (9.52%) XSD
5 2 (4.76%) LAMP
5 2 (4.76%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (2.38%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Android
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) Test Automation
2 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 19 (45.24%) Manual Testing
5 13 (30.95%) Capital Modelling
5 13 (30.95%) Mathematics
5 13 (30.95%) Statistics
5 13 (30.95%) Usability Testing
6 12 (28.57%) Scrum
6 12 (28.57%) SDET
7 10 (23.81%) OO
7 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 8 (19.05%) Financial Modelling
8 8 (19.05%) SDLC
9 7 (16.67%) DevOps
9 7 (16.67%) Prototyping
9 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (14.29%) Database Optimisation
10 6 (14.29%) Self-Awareness
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 11 (26.19%) C#
4 9 (21.43%) Python
5 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 4 (9.52%) Groovy
7 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
8 3 (7.14%) C++
9 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.76%) VBScript
10 1 (2.38%) C
10 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) TOWER Software
2 4 (9.52%) Concur
2 4 (9.52%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft