Senior Test Engineer Jobs

Senior Test Engineer
UK

The median Senior Test Engineer salary in the UK is £50,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 22 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
22 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 784 805 1052
Rank change year-on-year +21 +247 -251
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 92 73 228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.088% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.096% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 65 53 134
10th Percentile £40,000 £43,099 £39,638
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £55,000 £63,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £60,741 £76,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -9.09%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 89,817 76,052 168,982
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.82% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 61,670 52,546 88,436
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £44,101 £43,630
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,834 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.91% +8.42%

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Test Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Test Engineer over the 6 months to 22 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Top 15 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 22 July 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +2 79 £50,000 -9.09% 10
England +26 75 £52,500 -4.55% 10
Work from Home +48 36 £57,732 +0.84% 5
South East +26 31 £52,500 -22.22% 4
East of England - 17 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands -11 9 £47,500 - 1
Midlands -21 9 £47,500 -26.92% 2
North of England +1 7 £57,965 -0.49% 1
Wales +29 6 £40,404 -15.83% 1
London +69 5 £63,275 -2.65% 1
South West -30 5 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Scotland -39 4 £40,000 -33.33%
Yorkshire +41 3 £57,965 +3.05%
North East -14 3 £57,965 +3.97%
North West -11 1 £42,500 -51.43% 1

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 22 July 2024, Senior Test Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (40.22%) Test Automation
2 28 (30.43%) Agile
3 23 (25.00%) Selenium
4 20 (21.74%) DevOps
5 19 (20.65%) Non-Functional Testing
5 19 (20.65%) Software Testing
6 18 (19.57%) Java
7 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (17.39%) AWS
8 14 (15.22%) SQL
9 13 (14.13%) Manufacturing
9 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
9 13 (14.13%) JMeter
9 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
9 13 (14.13%) Mentoring
9 13 (14.13%) Coaching
9 13 (14.13%) Accessibility
10 12 (13.04%) Regression Testing
10 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 12 (13.04%) Cypress.io
11 11 (11.96%) Test Scripting
11 11 (11.96%) JIRA
11 11 (11.96%) Scrum
11 11 (11.96%) Python
11 11 (11.96%) GitLab
11 11 (11.96%) Social Skills
11 11 (11.96%) REST Assured
12 10 (10.87%) Technical Leadership
12 10 (10.87%) Build Automation
12 10 (10.87%) Agile Testing

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.39%) AWS
2 8 (8.70%) Azure
3 4 (4.35%) GCP
3 4 (4.35%) SaaS
4 2 (2.17%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.09%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (1.09%) Firebase
5 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Bluetooth
1 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (3.26%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.43%) DynamoDB
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.17%) InfluxDB
3 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (25.00%) Selenium
2 13 (14.13%) Jenkins
2 13 (14.13%) JMeter
3 12 (13.04%) Cypress.io
4 11 (11.96%) GitLab
4 11 (11.96%) JIRA
4 11 (11.96%) REST Assured
5 10 (10.87%) Gatling
6 9 (9.78%) Postman
7 7 (7.61%) LabVIEW
7 7 (7.61%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.52%) Git
9 5 (5.43%) MSTest
10 4 (4.35%) TestRail
11 2 (2.17%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.09%) Appium
12 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.09%) mountebank
12 1 (1.09%) Robot Framework
12 1 (1.09%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (14.13%) Manufacturing
2 11 (11.96%) Social Skills
3 10 (10.87%) Military
4 6 (6.52%) Electronics
5 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.43%) Automotive
5 5 (5.43%) Retail
6 4 (4.35%) Aerospace
7 3 (3.26%) Aviation
8 2 (2.17%) Finance
8 2 (2.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (2.17%) Welsh Language
9 1 (1.09%) Games
9 1 (1.09%) Legal
9 1 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.09%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) SOAP
1 7 (7.61%) XML
2 6 (6.52%) REST
3 5 (5.43%) JSON
3 5 (5.43%) pytest
4 4 (4.35%) Playwright
5 3 (3.26%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.17%) OAuth
6 2 (2.17%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.09%) Kafka
7 1 (1.09%) Laravel
7 1 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.09%) Swagger
7 1 (1.09%) WebdriverIO
7 1 (1.09%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.35%) IoT
4 1 (1.09%) Animation
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) Product Ownership
4 1 (1.09%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.26%) Unix
2 1 (1.09%) Android
2 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.09%) Linux
2 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.22%) Test Automation
2 28 (30.43%) Agile
3 20 (21.74%) DevOps
4 19 (20.65%) Non-Functional Testing
4 19 (20.65%) Software Testing
5 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (14.13%) Coaching
6 13 (14.13%) Mentoring
7 12 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 11 (11.96%) Scrum
8 11 (11.96%) Test Scripting
9 10 (10.87%) Agile Testing
9 10 (10.87%) Build Automation
9 10 (10.87%) Context-Driven Testing
9 10 (10.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 10 (10.87%) Technical Leadership
10 9 (9.78%) Test Strategy
11 7 (7.61%) API Testing
11 7 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.61%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) Java
2 14 (15.22%) SQL
3 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.96%) Python
5 9 (9.78%) C#
6 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.35%) C
8 2 (2.17%) C++
9 1 (1.09%) Go
9 1 (1.09%) Groovy
9 1 (1.09%) PHP
9 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.70%) Degree
3 5 (5.43%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.17%) GIAC
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.17%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.09%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) Accessibility
2 10 (10.87%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Docker
2 4 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Grafana
2 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) Google
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.09%) EMC