Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Engineer was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 971 1015 1023
Rank change year-on-year +44 +8 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 206 207 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 173 189 252
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -4.76%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Top 14 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 6 months to 18 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 +33 201 £49,000 +8.89% 24
UK excluding London +57 159 £47,500 +11.76% 19
South East +67 70 £50,000 +5.26% 4
London +3 46 £52,750 -12.08% 6
Midlands +42 31 £40,000 +23.08% 5
West Midlands +38 26 £40,000 - 2
East of England +1 21 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North of England -37 20 £43,750 +2.94% 7
Yorkshire -4 15 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South West -8 13 £49,000 +50.77% 1
East Midlands +35 5 £40,000 +23.08% 3
North West -26 5 £40,000 - 3
Wales +16 3 £38,500 -6.67%
Scotland -11 2 £32,500 -18.75%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 172 (83.50%) Test Automation
2 162 (78.64%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (49.03%) QA
4 95 (46.12%) Selenium
5 78 (37.86%) Java
6 68 (33.01%) Scrum
7 62 (30.10%) Degree
8 61 (29.61%) Finance
9 60 (29.13%) C#
10 52 (25.24%) SQL
11 51 (24.76%) Python
12 47 (22.82%) Software Testing
13 46 (22.33%) JavaScript
14 45 (21.84%) BDD
15 44 (21.36%) Manual Testing
16 40 (19.42%) Test Scripting
16 40 (19.42%) Cucumber
17 39 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (18.93%) Jenkins
18 36 (17.48%) TDD
19 35 (16.99%) SoapUI
20 34 (16.50%) Mentoring
20 34 (16.50%) JIRA
21 32 (15.53%) JMeter
22 31 (15.05%) Computer Science
23 29 (14.08%) Web Services
23 29 (14.08%) SDET
24 27 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
24 27 (13.11%) Functional Testing
24 27 (13.11%) WebDriver

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 7 (3.40%) Confluence
2 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.49%) CMS
2 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.94%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.37%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.94%) HTTP
3 3 (1.46%) Internet
4 2 (0.97%) 3G
4 2 (0.97%) DHCP
4 2 (0.97%) DNS
4 2 (0.97%) ICMP
4 2 (0.97%) LTE
5 1 (0.49%) RS-232
5 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.40%) MySQL
3 6 (2.91%) Big Data
4 4 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.49%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 95 (46.12%) Selenium
2 40 (19.42%) Cucumber
3 39 (18.93%) Jenkins
4 35 (16.99%) SoapUI
5 34 (16.50%) JIRA
6 32 (15.53%) JMeter
7 27 (13.11%) WebDriver
8 26 (12.62%) JUnit
9 20 (9.71%) Git (software)
10 19 (9.22%) SpecFlow
11 13 (6.31%) Eclipse
11 13 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (5.34%) NUnit
12 11 (5.34%) Visual Studio
13 10 (4.85%) Maven
13 10 (4.85%) TestNG
14 9 (4.37%) HP UFT
15 8 (3.88%) JBehave
15 8 (3.88%) LoadRunner
15 8 (3.88%) Ranorex
General
1 61 (29.61%) Finance
2 10 (4.85%) Retail
3 9 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.88%) Electronics
4 8 (3.88%) Publishing
5 7 (3.40%) Banking
5 7 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.91%) Marketing
7 4 (1.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
8 1 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.08%) Web Services
2 22 (10.68%) SOAP
3 21 (10.19%) .NET
4 18 (8.74%) CSS
5 16 (7.77%) Gherkin
6 15 (7.28%) XML
7 13 (6.31%) Reactive Extensions
7 13 (6.31%) WPF
8 12 (5.83%) AngularJS
8 12 (5.83%) Apache Flex
9 11 (5.34%) jQuery
9 11 (5.34%) RESTful
10 10 (4.85%) Ajax
11 9 (4.37%) REST
12 8 (3.88%) HTML
12 8 (3.88%) JSON
12 8 (3.88%) Velocity
12 8 (3.88%) XSD
13 6 (2.91%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.05%) Computer Science
2 20 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.34%) Fintech
4 4 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.46%) User Experience
6 2 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.97%) Replication
7 1 (0.49%) APACS
7 1 (0.49%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.49%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.49%) EMV
7 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.49%) Life Science
7 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.49%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.19%) Linux
2 14 (6.80%) Windows
3 12 (5.83%) Android
4 7 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.40%) Unix
5 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) CentOS
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (83.50%) Test Automation
2 162 (78.64%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (33.01%) Scrum
4 47 (22.82%) Software Testing
5 45 (21.84%) BDD
6 44 (21.36%) Manual Testing
7 40 (19.42%) Test Scripting
8 39 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (17.48%) TDD
10 34 (16.50%) Mentoring
11 29 (14.08%) SDET
12 27 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (13.11%) Functional Testing
13 26 (12.62%) Test Strategy
14 23 (11.17%) Test Management
15 22 (10.68%) SDLC
16 21 (10.19%) OOP
17 20 (9.71%) Unit Testing
18 18 (8.74%) Mathematics
18 18 (8.74%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (37.86%) Java
2 60 (29.13%) C#
3 52 (25.24%) SQL
4 51 (24.76%) Python
5 46 (22.33%) JavaScript
6 19 (9.22%) C++
7 15 (7.28%) Shell Script
8 13 (6.31%) C
9 11 (5.34%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.85%) Ruby
11 9 (4.37%) VB.NET
12 8 (3.88%) VBScript
13 7 (3.40%) Groovy
14 6 (2.91%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.91%) PL/SQL
15 5 (2.43%) Perl
15 5 (2.43%) PHP
16 2 (0.97%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (30.10%) Degree
2 25 (12.14%) ISTQB
3 22 (10.68%) ISEB
4 16 (7.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.43%) CCNA
5 5 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.43%) MCSE
5 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.94%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) HND
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (49.03%) QA
2 5 (2.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.94%) Docker
3 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.97%) Puppet
2 1 (0.49%) Mesos
2 1 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (8.74%) Google
2 11 (5.34%) HP
2 11 (5.34%) TOWER Software
3 10 (4.85%) SAP
4 9 (4.37%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.40%) CA Agile Central
6 6 (2.91%) Concur
6 6 (2.91%) Talend
7 5 (2.43%) VMware
8 4 (1.94%) Oracle
9 3 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.49%) Cognos
10 1 (0.49%) IBM
10 1 (0.49%) Informatica
10 1 (0.49%) Netezza
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.49%) Sitecore