The median annual salary for a Senior Test Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Test Engineer
UK
Rank 706 872 871
Rank change year-on-year +166 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 161 92 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.089% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.092% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 142 73 70
Median salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,400 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £69,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
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 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 25 March 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 25 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 +159 153 £46,000 -8.00% 17
London +87 52 £57,500 -4.16% 7
West Yorkshire +61 34 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Yorkshire +54 34 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Leeds +46 29 £46,000 +2.22%
South East +81 17 £44,500 -1.11% 1
South West +23 15 £32,000 -17.41% 4
East of England +29 13 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Somerset +3 10 £32,039 -14.56% 3
North West -4 10 £42,500 -
Manchester -10 10 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +13 8 £42,500 -10.52% 3
City of London +47 7 £55,000 -8.33% 1
West Midlands +29 7 £45,000 -5.26%
Scotland +28 6 £40,000 -2.43%
Cambridge +9 6 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Edinburgh +3 6 £40,000 -2.43%
Berkshire - 6 £36,500 -
Hampshire +22 5 £44,500 +14.83%
Coventry +15 5 £45,000 -5.26%
Halifax +3 5 £37,500 - 1
Reading - 5 £36,500 -
Surrey - 5 £62,500 -
Essex +21 4 - -
Nottingham +11 3 £41,000 +9.33%
East Midlands +9 3 £41,000 +9.33%
Nottinghamshire +8 3 £41,000 +9.33%
Exeter - 3 £28,591 -
Devon - 3 £28,591 -
Birmingham +11 2 £40,000 -

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 229 (78.42%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (61.99%) Selenium
3 148 (50.68%) QA
4 145 (49.66%) Test Automation
5 135 (46.23%) Java
6 111 (38.01%) ISTQB
7 108 (36.99%) Scrum
8 104 (35.62%) Cucumber
9 103 (35.27%) ISEB
10 102 (34.93%) SQL
11 96 (32.88%) Software Testing
12 92 (31.51%) TDD
13 86 (29.45%) Test Strategy
14 82 (28.08%) Waterfall
15 80 (27.40%) C#
16 76 (26.03%) BDD
16 76 (26.03%) Functional Testing
17 73 (25.00%) Regression Testing
18 60 (20.55%) SoapUI
19 56 (19.18%) Mentoring
20 53 (18.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 52 (17.81%) Test Management
21 52 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
22 51 (17.47%) Test Scripting
23 48 (16.44%) Finance
24 47 (16.10%) WebDriver
25 46 (15.75%) SOAP
26 44 (15.07%) E-Commerce
27 43 (14.73%) Kanban
27 43 (14.73%) Automated Testing

Senior 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.40%) Apache
2 5 (1.71%) IIS
3 2 (0.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.37%) MS Office
2 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.08%) Force.com
2 7 (2.40%) SaaS
3 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.68%) IaaS
4 2 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.11%) HTTP
2 8 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.71%) Internet
4 2 (0.68%) 3G
4 2 (0.68%) 4G
4 2 (0.68%) LTE
4 2 (0.68%) SSL
4 2 (0.68%) UMTS
4 2 (0.68%) WiMAX
4 2 (0.68%) Wireless
5 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.34%) LAN
5 1 (0.34%) MIMO
5 1 (0.34%) UWB
5 1 (0.34%) WAN
5 1 (0.34%) Wideband
5 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.36%) Relational Database
2 19 (6.51%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.08%) MySQL
4 5 (1.71%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (1.71%) GIS
4 5 (1.71%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.68%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.68%) Triplestore
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.34%) HBase
7 1 (0.34%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 181 (61.99%) Selenium
2 104 (35.62%) Cucumber
3 60 (20.55%) SoapUI
4 47 (16.10%) WebDriver
5 35 (11.99%) Jenkins
6 34 (11.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (8.90%) JMeter
8 23 (7.88%) SpecFlow
9 22 (7.53%) JIRA
10 13 (4.45%) Appium
10 13 (4.45%) Git (software)
11 12 (4.11%) JUnit
12 10 (3.42%) Visual Studio
13 9 (3.08%) Eclipse
13 9 (3.08%) IntelliJ
14 7 (2.40%) HP UFT
14 7 (2.40%) TeamCity
15 6 (2.05%) LoadRunner
15 6 (2.05%) Ranorex
15 6 (2.05%) Zephyr
General
1 48 (16.44%) Finance
2 30 (10.27%) Retail
3 21 (7.19%) Banking
4 19 (6.51%) Legal
5 11 (3.77%) Advertising
6 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.03%) Marketing
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.75%) SOAP
2 34 (11.64%) XML
3 30 (10.27%) .NET
4 28 (9.59%) Web Services
5 22 (7.53%) Gherkin
6 20 (6.85%) HTML
7 17 (5.82%) REST
8 16 (5.48%) RESTful
9 13 (4.45%) JSON
10 12 (4.11%) CSS
11 7 (2.40%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.05%) Behat
12 6 (2.05%) HTML5
13 5 (1.71%) GWT
13 5 (1.71%) Middleware
13 5 (1.71%) React
14 4 (1.37%) Apache Flex
15 3 (1.03%) CSS3
15 3 (1.03%) J2EE
15 3 (1.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.14%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.40%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.40%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.71%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.37%) iPad
5 4 (1.37%) User Experience
6 3 (1.03%) Blog
6 3 (1.03%) Fintech
7 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.68%) BBC
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.34%) EPoS
8 1 (0.34%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.34%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.59%) Linux
2 18 (6.16%) Windows
3 15 (5.14%) Android
4 7 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (78.42%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (49.66%) Test Automation
3 108 (36.99%) Scrum
4 96 (32.88%) Software Testing
5 92 (31.51%) TDD
6 86 (29.45%) Test Strategy
7 82 (28.08%) Waterfall
8 76 (26.03%) BDD
8 76 (26.03%) Functional Testing
9 73 (25.00%) Regression Testing
10 56 (19.18%) Mentoring
11 52 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (17.81%) Test Management
12 51 (17.47%) Test Scripting
13 44 (15.07%) E-Commerce
14 43 (14.73%) Automated Testing
14 43 (14.73%) Kanban
15 41 (14.04%) Automation Testing
16 35 (11.99%) Defect Tracking
17 34 (11.64%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 135 (46.23%) Java
2 102 (34.93%) SQL
3 80 (27.40%) C#
4 39 (13.36%) JavaScript
5 37 (12.67%) Python
6 24 (8.22%) Ruby
7 19 (6.51%) C
8 16 (5.48%) PHP
9 15 (5.14%) C++
10 10 (3.42%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.74%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.71%) Groovy
12 5 (1.71%) Perl
13 4 (1.37%) Go
13 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.37%) Scala
14 2 (0.68%) VBScript
14 2 (0.68%) XQuery
15 1 (0.34%) Tcl
15 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (38.01%) ISTQB
2 103 (35.27%) ISEB
3 53 (18.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (10.62%) Degree
5 13 (4.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (3.77%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.42%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) HND
9 1 (0.34%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (50.68%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (5.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Kibana
3 1 (0.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (13.01%) Oracle
2 19 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.48%) HP
4 9 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.05%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.34%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco
6 1 (0.34%) Google
6 1 (0.34%) IBM
6 1 (0.34%) New Relic
6 1 (0.34%) Splunk
6 1 (0.34%) Xamarin
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Salary: 35,000 to 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Chiswick
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £45,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £65k per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
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Salary: 35,000 - 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
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Salary: Cometetive + bonus + benefits
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Salary: to £competitive + top benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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