The median annual salary for a Senior Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Senior Test Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 757 823 868
Rank change year-on-year +66 +45  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 113 90 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.095% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 97 75 89
Median salary £45,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.73% +27.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +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 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +80 113 £45,000 -22.74% 9
London +23 42 £60,000 -7.69% 5
West Midlands +22 18 £45,000 +12.50%
South East +66 16 £45,000 -14.28% 1
South West +20 14 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Birmingham +18 12 £45,000 +12.50%
Somerset +4 11 £33,750 +3.84%
West Yorkshire +10 9 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Yorkshire +3 9 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East of England -4 9 £42,500 -27.96%
Cambridgeshire -15 8 £42,500 -27.96%
Cambridge -17 8 £42,500 -27.96%
Hampshire - 8 £45,000 -
City of London +18 6 £65,000 - 1
Leeds -1 6 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Coventry - 6 £48,000 -
Basingstoke - 5 £45,000 -
Chiswick - 5 £65,000 -
Surrey +35 4 £45,000 -14.28%
Manchester -14 4 £42,500 -
North West -37 4 £42,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £37,500 -
Halifax - 3 £42,500 -
Bristol -22 2 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Taunton - 2 £37,014 -
Dorking - 2 £45,000 -
Derbyshire +15 1 £45,500 +30.00%
East Midlands +14 1 £45,500 +7.05%
Scotland +11 1 £32,500 -20.73%

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Senior 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 226 (84.96%) Test Automation
2 213 (80.08%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (56.02%) Selenium
4 128 (48.12%) Java
5 122 (45.86%) QA
6 90 (33.83%) Cucumber
7 88 (33.08%) Scrum
8 87 (32.71%) BDD
9 84 (31.58%) ISTQB
10 82 (30.83%) TDD
11 68 (25.56%) SQL
12 66 (24.81%) ISEB
13 64 (24.06%) Test Strategy
14 63 (23.68%) C#
15 59 (22.18%) Software Testing
16 57 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (18.80%) SoapUI
18 47 (17.67%) Waterfall
19 46 (17.29%) WebDriver
19 46 (17.29%) Test Scripting
20 44 (16.54%) Regression Testing
21 43 (16.17%) Test Management
22 41 (15.41%) JavaScript
23 40 (15.04%) Functional Testing
24 38 (14.29%) Gherkin
25 37 (13.91%) Mentoring
25 37 (13.91%) SOAP
26 34 (12.78%) SpecFlow
27 33 (12.41%) E-Commerce
27 33 (12.41%) Jenkins

Senior 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.88%) IIS
2 3 (1.13%) Apache
3 1 (0.38%) Confluence
3 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.26%) Force.com
2 8 (3.01%) BrowserStack
3 5 (1.88%) SaaS
4 4 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.50%) IaaS
4 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.50%) PaaS
5 2 (0.75%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.64%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.26%) HTTP
3 6 (2.26%) Internet
4 4 (1.50%) SSL
5 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.38%) MIMO
5 1 (0.38%) UWB
5 1 (0.38%) Wideband
5 1 (0.38%) Wireless
5 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.77%) Relational Database
2 17 (6.39%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.01%) MarkLogic
3 8 (3.01%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.01%) Triplestore
4 6 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.50%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (1.50%) GIS
5 4 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.13%) MySQL
7 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.38%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 149 (56.02%) Selenium
2 90 (33.83%) Cucumber
3 50 (18.80%) SoapUI
4 46 (17.29%) WebDriver
5 34 (12.78%) SpecFlow
6 33 (12.41%) Jenkins
7 32 (12.03%) JIRA
8 31 (11.65%) JMeter
9 26 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (6.39%) Protractor
11 16 (6.02%) Visual Studio
12 15 (5.64%) JUnit
13 14 (5.26%) Eclipse
13 14 (5.26%) IntelliJ
13 14 (5.26%) Jasmine
14 12 (4.51%) Appium
15 11 (4.14%) Git (software)
15 11 (4.14%) WATIR
16 8 (3.01%) JBehave
16 8 (3.01%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (12.03%) Finance
2 27 (10.15%) Retail
3 12 (4.51%) Banking
4 11 (4.14%) Advertising
4 11 (4.14%) Legal
5 2 (0.75%) Electronics
5 2 (0.75%) Games
5 2 (0.75%) Publishing
5 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.38%) Automotive
6 1 (0.38%) Local Government
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 37 (13.91%) SOAP
3 29 (10.90%) Web Services
4 23 (8.65%) .NET
5 22 (8.27%) HTML
5 22 (8.27%) XML
6 14 (5.26%) CSS
6 14 (5.26%) JSON
7 13 (4.89%) REST
7 13 (4.89%) RESTful
8 12 (4.51%) Apache Flex
9 11 (4.14%) Behat
10 9 (3.38%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.38%) React
11 6 (2.26%) HTML5
12 4 (1.50%) DOM
12 4 (1.50%) GWT
12 4 (1.50%) jQuery
12 4 (1.50%) Middleware
12 4 (1.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.26%) Fintech
4 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.50%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.50%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.13%) Blog
6 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.38%) APACS
6 1 (0.38%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.38%) EMV
6 1 (0.38%) iPad
6 1 (0.38%) Life Science
6 1 (0.38%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.38%) User Experience
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.90%) Linux
2 19 (7.14%) Android
3 14 (5.26%) Windows
4 5 (1.88%) Unix
5 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (84.96%) Test Automation
2 213 (80.08%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (33.08%) Scrum
4 87 (32.71%) BDD
5 82 (30.83%) TDD
6 64 (24.06%) Test Strategy
7 59 (22.18%) Software Testing
8 57 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (17.67%) Waterfall
10 46 (17.29%) Test Scripting
11 44 (16.54%) Regression Testing
12 43 (16.17%) Test Management
13 40 (15.04%) Functional Testing
14 37 (13.91%) Mentoring
15 33 (12.41%) E-Commerce
16 30 (11.28%) Test Planning
17 29 (10.90%) Exploratory Testing
18 24 (9.02%) Non-Functional Testing
18 24 (9.02%) SDLC
19 23 (8.65%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 128 (48.12%) Java
2 68 (25.56%) SQL
3 63 (23.68%) C#
4 41 (15.41%) JavaScript
5 28 (10.53%) Python
6 26 (9.77%) Ruby
7 16 (6.02%) C
8 15 (5.64%) PHP
9 11 (4.14%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.38%) Perl
10 9 (3.38%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.01%) XQuery
12 7 (2.63%) C++
13 5 (1.88%) Groovy
13 5 (1.88%) Scala
14 4 (1.50%) Go
14 4 (1.50%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.50%) VBScript
15 1 (0.38%) Tcl
15 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 66 (24.81%) ISEB
3 31 (11.65%) Degree
4 27 (10.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (4.51%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.51%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.75%) HND
8 1 (0.38%) HNC
8 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (45.86%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (1.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) Nagios
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (7.52%) Microsoft
1 20 (7.52%) Oracle
2 14 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (3.76%) HP
4 6 (2.26%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (1.50%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.38%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco
6 1 (0.38%) IBM
6 1 (0.38%) New Relic
6 1 (0.38%) Splunk
6 1 (0.38%) Xamarin
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