The median annual salary for a Senior Software Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 911 931
Rank change year-on-year +52 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 13 13 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.013% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.014% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 18
Median salary £45,000 £59,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.72% +18.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £59,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -27.96% +18.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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
Top 8 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 3 months to 25 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 +52 13 £45,000 -23.72%
London +33 11 £45,000 -30.76%
East of England -4 1 £45,000 -23.72%
Cambridgeshire -13 1 £45,000 -23.72%
Cambridge -22 1 £45,000 -23.72%
Horley - 1 £40,000 -
Surrey - 1 £40,000 -
South East - 1 £40,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 18 (56.25%) Test Strategy
3 15 (46.88%) Android
3 15 (46.88%) Technical Analysis
3 15 (46.88%) Test Planning
3 15 (46.88%) TCP/IP
3 15 (46.88%) Linux
4 12 (37.50%) Java
5 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
6 8 (25.00%) Selenium
6 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.00%) OO
6 8 (25.00%) SDET
7 7 (21.88%) Test Management
7 7 (21.88%) Web Services
7 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (21.88%) RESTful
7 7 (21.88%) Open Source
8 6 (18.75%) QA
8 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
8 6 (18.75%) BDD
9 5 (15.63%) TDD
9 5 (15.63%) Scrum
10 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
10 4 (12.50%) JIRA
10 4 (12.50%) CruiseControl
10 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 4 (12.50%) Atlassian

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:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (12.50%) GIS
1 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) ClearQuest
2 4 (12.50%) CruiseControl
2 4 (12.50%) FishEye
2 4 (12.50%) Hudson
2 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) JUnit
2 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 4 (12.50%) Zephyr
3 3 (9.38%) Bundler
3 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.38%) Spock
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) RESTful
1 7 (21.88%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) GWT
2 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) REST
2 4 (12.50%) SOAP
3 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
3 3 (9.38%) CSS3
3 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
3 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 3 (9.38%) JSON
3 3 (9.38%) React
3 3 (9.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 4 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (9.38%) Blog
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Android
1 15 (46.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 18 (56.25%) Test Strategy
3 15 (46.88%) Technical Analysis
3 15 (46.88%) Test Planning
4 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
5 8 (25.00%) OO
5 8 (25.00%) SDET
5 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (21.88%) Open Source
6 7 (21.88%) Test Management
7 6 (18.75%) BDD
8 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) TDD
9 4 (12.50%) DevOps
9 4 (12.50%) OOP
9 4 (12.50%) SOA
9 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) C
3 4 (12.50%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) Ruby
5 2 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle