The median annual salary for a Senior Software Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Test Engineer
UK
Rank 845 934 936
Rank change year-on-year +89 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Test Engineer 19 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.015% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.015% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 13
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £49,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% -5.00%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Test Engineer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Test Engineer
Top 13 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 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 +93 19 £45,000 -5.26% 3
London +83 7 £45,000 - 1
East of England +25 4 - - 1
Essex - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £57,500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £57,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £57,500 -
South West +26 3 £28,591 -28.52%
Devon - 3 £28,591 -
Exeter - 3 £28,591 -
South East +67 1 £44,000 +25.71%
Hampshire +23 1 £44,000 +25.71%
Southampton +15 1 £44,000 +25.71%

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) QA
2 14 (46.67%) Java
2 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 13 (43.33%) Test Strategy
4 12 (40.00%) Selenium
5 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
6 9 (30.00%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) Web Services
6 9 (30.00%) Linux
6 9 (30.00%) BDD
7 8 (26.67%) Test Management
7 8 (26.67%) Android
7 8 (26.67%) RESTful
7 8 (26.67%) Open Source
7 8 (26.67%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
7 8 (26.67%) OO
7 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Scrum
8 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
8 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
9 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (20.00%) TDD
10 5 (16.67%) Kanban
10 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 5 (16.67%) TeamCity

Senior Software Test Engineer Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
1 5 (16.67%) GIS
1 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) ClearQuest
2 5 (16.67%) CruiseControl
2 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 5 (16.67%) FishEye
2 5 (16.67%) Hudson
2 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) JUnit
2 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 5 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 5 (16.67%) Zephyr
3 3 (10.00%) Bundler
3 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) Spock
3 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.67%) FitNesse
4 2 (6.67%) JMeter
5 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (6.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Web Services
2 8 (26.67%) RESTful
3 5 (16.67%) GWT
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware
3 5 (16.67%) REST
3 5 (16.67%) SOAP
4 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.00%) CSS
5 3 (10.00%) CSS3
5 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 3 (10.00%) HTML5
5 3 (10.00%) JSON
5 3 (10.00%) React
5 3 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 5 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 3 (10.00%) Blog
3 2 (6.67%) BBC
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 13 (43.33%) Test Strategy
4 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
5 9 (30.00%) BDD
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (26.67%) OO
6 8 (26.67%) Open Source
6 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Technical Analysis
6 8 (26.67%) Test Management
6 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
7 7 (23.33%) Scrum
7 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
8 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (20.00%) TDD
9 5 (16.67%) DevOps
9 5 (16.67%) Kanban
9 5 (16.67%) SOA
9 5 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) C
5 4 (13.33%) Python
6 3 (10.00%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) C#
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Atlassian
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Midlands
PAREXEL International
Posted: 21 days ago