The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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

Software Test Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 686 726 758
Rank change year-on-year +40 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 195 243 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 171 213 198
Median salary £42,500 £38,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 83969 99568 107222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69775 83625 87443
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in the UK

Software 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 Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +48 188 £42,500 +10.38% 34
South East +90 69 £36,250 +3.57% 6
East of England -4 36 £45,000 +12.50% 15
London +68 29 £45,000 - 6
South West -5 27 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Cambridgeshire -10 26 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Hampshire +22 25 £30,500 -12.85% 2
Cambridge -35 23 £47,500 +18.75% 10
West Sussex +27 15 £42,500 +30.76%
Southampton +24 14 £31,000 -11.42% 1
Berkshire +42 13 £55,000 +22.22%
Crawley - 13 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire +13 11 £48,000 +28.00% 4
Yorkshire -1 11 £48,000 +28.00% 4
Reading +28 10 £55,000 +15.78%
Leeds +1 10 £48,000 +6.66% 3
Manchester -24 9 £41,250 -8.33%
North West -31 9 £41,250 -5.71%
Surrey +43 8 £36,250 -19.44% 2
Wiltshire +22 8 £40,000 +28.00% 1
East Midlands +18 8 £39,250 +4.66%
Gloucestershire -5 8 £40,000 -20.00%
Basingstoke - 8 £25,000 - 1
Somerset -6 6 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +19 5 £45,000 +3.44% 1
Scotland +13 5 £26,500 -20.30%
Walton-on-Thames +24 4 £36,000 +30.90% 1
Gloucester +4 4 £42,500 -22.72%
Bristol -15 4 £45,000 +50.00% 2

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 289 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (42.03%) Selenium
3 158 (38.16%) Java
4 132 (31.88%) Test Automation
5 131 (31.64%) Scrum
6 128 (30.92%) Software Testing
7 118 (28.50%) QA
7 118 (28.50%) Software Engineering
8 117 (28.26%) BDD
9 116 (28.02%) C#
10 112 (27.05%) Python
11 105 (25.36%) TDD
12 103 (24.88%) Degree
12 103 (24.88%) Test Scripting
13 96 (23.19%) SQL
14 91 (21.98%) Automated Testing
15 87 (21.01%) Test Strategy
16 82 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
17 73 (17.63%) Linux
18 69 (16.67%) Cucumber
19 68 (16.43%) SDLC
20 67 (16.18%) Regression Testing
21 65 (15.70%) WebDriver
22 59 (14.25%) Automation Testing
22 59 (14.25%) Performance Testing
23 57 (13.77%) Manual Testing
23 57 (13.77%) Computer Science
23 57 (13.77%) C++
24 54 (13.04%) JIRA
25 53 (12.80%) ISTQB

Software 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 (1.69%) Confluence
2 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.24%) CMS
2 1 (0.24%) FileNet
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.24%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.72%) SaaS
5 2 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.25%) Wireless
2 18 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.93%) HTTP
4 7 (1.69%) Internet
5 4 (0.97%) VoIP
6 2 (0.48%) SSL
7 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.24%) GPRS
7 1 (0.24%) Network Security
7 1 (0.24%) SAN
7 1 (0.24%) Skype
7 1 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.24%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.11%) Big Data
3 8 (1.93%) MySQL
3 8 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.21%) Geospatial Data
6 5 (1.21%) GIS
7 4 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 174 (42.03%) Selenium
2 69 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 65 (15.70%) WebDriver
4 54 (13.04%) JIRA
5 43 (10.39%) Git (software)
6 42 (10.14%) Jenkins
7 38 (9.18%) JUnit
8 29 (7.00%) Appium
8 29 (7.00%) TeamCity
9 26 (6.28%) SoapUI
10 23 (5.56%) Protractor
11 21 (5.07%) JMeter
11 21 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (4.83%) Subversion
12 20 (4.83%) TestNG
13 19 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (3.86%) Maven
15 14 (3.38%) NUnit
16 12 (2.90%) Bugzilla
17 9 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 44 (10.63%) Finance
2 41 (9.90%) Retail
3 32 (7.73%) Telecoms
4 28 (6.76%) Electronics
5 12 (2.90%) Games
6 9 (2.17%) Advertising
6 9 (2.17%) Back Office
6 9 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.45%) Automotive
7 6 (1.45%) Banking
8 4 (0.97%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.97%) Marketing
8 4 (0.97%) Military
8 4 (0.97%) Publishing
9 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Front Office
10 2 (0.48%) Law
10 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.39%) .NET
2 40 (9.66%) Web Services
3 37 (8.94%) RESTful
4 33 (7.97%) XML
5 25 (6.04%) AngularJS
6 23 (5.56%) Gherkin
7 18 (4.35%) CSS
7 18 (4.35%) HTML
8 11 (2.66%) REST
9 8 (1.93%) WPF
10 7 (1.69%) SOAP
11 5 (1.21%) GWT
11 5 (1.21%) JSON
11 5 (1.21%) Middleware
12 4 (0.97%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.97%) JDBC
12 4 (0.97%) jQuery
12 4 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.97%) React
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.77%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.17%) User Experience
5 6 (1.45%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (1.45%) Life Science
5 6 (1.45%) RIA
6 5 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.21%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.72%) Blog
7 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.48%) BBC
8 2 (0.48%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.24%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.24%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.24%) iPhone
9 1 (0.24%) Replication
9 1 (0.24%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 73 (17.63%) Linux
2 53 (12.80%) Windows
3 24 (5.80%) Android
4 15 (3.62%) Unix
5 10 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.97%) Solaris
7 2 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (31.88%) Test Automation
3 131 (31.64%) Scrum
4 128 (30.92%) Software Testing
5 118 (28.50%) Software Engineering
6 117 (28.26%) BDD
7 105 (25.36%) TDD
8 103 (24.88%) Test Scripting
9 91 (21.98%) Automated Testing
10 87 (21.01%) Test Strategy
11 82 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (16.43%) SDLC
13 67 (16.18%) Regression Testing
14 59 (14.25%) Automation Testing
14 59 (14.25%) Performance Testing
15 57 (13.77%) Manual Testing
16 44 (10.63%) OO
17 39 (9.42%) Unit Testing
18 37 (8.94%) E-Commerce
18 37 (8.94%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (38.16%) Java
2 116 (28.02%) C#
3 112 (27.05%) Python
4 96 (23.19%) SQL
5 57 (13.77%) C++
6 43 (10.39%) JavaScript
7 35 (8.45%) Perl
8 29 (7.00%) C
9 20 (4.83%) T-SQL
10 19 (4.59%) Ruby
10 19 (4.59%) Tcl
11 16 (3.86%) Groovy
12 15 (3.62%) PHP
13 10 (2.42%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.69%) Embedded C
15 6 (1.45%) VB
16 5 (1.21%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.97%) PowerShell
18 3 (0.72%) Objective-C
19 1 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 103 (24.88%) Degree
2 53 (12.80%) ISTQB
3 51 (12.32%) ISEB
4 23 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 16 (3.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (3.38%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.97%) HNC
8 4 (0.97%) HND
9 3 (0.72%) PhD
10 2 (0.48%) CCNA
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.48%) CISSP
10 2 (0.48%) GIAC
10 2 (0.48%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (0.48%) MCSE
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.48%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (0.48%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (28.50%) QA
2 49 (11.84%) SDET
3 2 (0.48%) MISRA
3 2 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.97%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) Docker
5 1 (0.24%) KVM
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (9.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (3.14%) VMware
4 8 (1.93%) Cognizant
5 7 (1.69%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.45%) TOWER Software
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle
7 4 (0.97%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.97%) SAP
8 3 (0.72%) HP
9 2 (0.48%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.24%) Apiary
10 1 (0.24%) Brocade
10 1 (0.24%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £45,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
PS Computer Services
Salary: £30k - £32k basic + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol
Novate IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £25k - 40k per year + Pension Healthcare Full Package
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Argo IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Base £45-58k, Bonus, Pension, Training plan,
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dartford, Kent
IC Resources
Salary: Salary is negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Innodigital
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits, pension, flexible working
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40,000 + top benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k-30K + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Call Centre Associates
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago