Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 819 867
Rank change year-on-year -8 +48 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 359 466 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 298 401 376
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% -4.82% +9.21%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £58,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%

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 170266 195302 213660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.00% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138590 164128 175213
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in the UK

Software 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 Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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 -11 340 £40,000 - 43
UK excluding London -33 280 £40,000 +6.67% 38
South East +93 116 £35,000 - 5
London +58 80 £45,000 - 9
East of England -31 50 £47,500 +9.20% 14
South West -8 48 £40,000 +14.29% 7
North of England -25 31 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Midlands +29 18 £38,500 +2.67% 2
Yorkshire -7 16 £46,500 +24.00% 1
Scotland +24 15 £31,750 -2.31% 4
North West -36 15 £40,000 -5.88% 5
East Midlands +23 14 £40,000 +6.67% 1
West Midlands +22 4 £37,625 +15.77% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 277 (77.16%) Test Automation
2 217 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (36.21%) Selenium
4 120 (33.43%) Software Testing
5 116 (32.31%) Java
6 111 (30.92%) C#
7 98 (27.30%) Software Engineering
8 94 (26.18%) Scrum
9 89 (24.79%) Python
10 88 (24.51%) BDD
11 87 (24.23%) Test Scripting
12 84 (23.40%) SQL
13 80 (22.28%) TDD
13 80 (22.28%) SDET
14 79 (22.01%) QA
15 76 (21.17%) Linux
16 73 (20.33%) Regression Testing
17 68 (18.94%) Degree
18 60 (16.71%) Windows
18 60 (16.71%) Test Strategy
19 57 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
20 54 (15.04%) JIRA
21 51 (14.21%) ISEB
22 49 (13.65%) Cucumber
23 48 (13.37%) Jenkins
23 48 (13.37%) Manual Testing
24 47 (13.09%) Performance Testing
25 46 (12.81%) SDLC
26 45 (12.53%) Computer Science
27 44 (12.26%) 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 6 (1.67%) Confluence
2 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.28%) CMS
3 1 (0.28%) FileNet
3 1 (0.28%) JBoss
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.96%) Wireless
2 20 (5.57%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.90%) Internet
4 9 (2.51%) HTTP
5 8 (2.23%) VoIP
6 5 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.11%) SAN
8 1 (0.28%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.28%) GPRS
8 1 (0.28%) ICMP
8 1 (0.28%) Skype
8 1 (0.28%) WCDMA
8 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.34%) Big Data
2 7 (1.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.39%) MySQL
4 4 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.56%) GIS
7 1 (0.28%) DB2
7 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 130 (36.21%) Selenium
2 54 (15.04%) JIRA
3 49 (13.65%) Cucumber
4 48 (13.37%) Jenkins
5 43 (11.98%) WebDriver
6 37 (10.31%) JUnit
7 34 (9.47%) Git (software)
8 25 (6.96%) SoapUI
9 24 (6.69%) JBehave
10 18 (5.01%) JMeter
11 17 (4.74%) TeamCity
12 15 (4.18%) Visual Studio
13 14 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (3.90%) Maven
13 14 (3.90%) Protractor
13 14 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (3.62%) NUnit
15 12 (3.34%) Subversion
16 10 (2.79%) Appium
16 10 (2.79%) Bugzilla
General
1 39 (10.86%) Finance
2 36 (10.03%) Retail
3 26 (7.24%) Telecoms
4 25 (6.96%) Electronics
5 18 (5.01%) Back Office
6 10 (2.79%) Aerospace
6 10 (2.79%) Automotive
7 9 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.95%) Publishing
9 5 (1.39%) Games
10 3 (0.84%) Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Marketing
11 2 (0.56%) Military
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.98%) .NET
2 37 (10.31%) XML
3 35 (9.75%) Web Services
4 32 (8.91%) RESTful
5 23 (6.41%) REST
6 16 (4.46%) Gherkin
7 11 (3.06%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.23%) CSS
9 7 (1.95%) HTML
9 7 (1.95%) SOAP
10 5 (1.39%) Node.js
10 5 (1.39%) WPF
11 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.11%) JDBC
11 4 (1.11%) jQuery
12 3 (0.84%) Apache Flex
12 3 (0.84%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.84%) Spring
12 3 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.53%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.90%) RIA
4 12 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.34%) User Experience
5 8 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.95%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.67%) Life Science
7 6 (1.67%) Robotics
8 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.28%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (21.17%) Linux
2 60 (16.71%) Windows
3 38 (10.58%) Android
4 22 (6.13%) Apple iOS
5 14 (3.90%) Unix
6 8 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.23%) Solaris
7 5 (1.39%) Debian
7 5 (1.39%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) VMS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (77.16%) Test Automation
2 217 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (33.43%) Software Testing
4 98 (27.30%) Software Engineering
5 94 (26.18%) Scrum
6 88 (24.51%) BDD
7 87 (24.23%) Test Scripting
8 80 (22.28%) SDET
8 80 (22.28%) TDD
9 73 (20.33%) Regression Testing
10 60 (16.71%) Test Strategy
11 57 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (13.37%) Manual Testing
13 47 (13.09%) Performance Testing
14 46 (12.81%) SDLC
15 44 (12.26%) Exploratory Testing
16 35 (9.75%) Test Planning
17 34 (9.47%) Non-Functional Testing
18 33 (9.19%) Functional Testing
18 33 (9.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 116 (32.31%) Java
2 111 (30.92%) C#
3 89 (24.79%) Python
4 84 (23.40%) SQL
5 44 (12.26%) C++
6 34 (9.47%) JavaScript
7 32 (8.91%) C
8 24 (6.69%) T-SQL
9 18 (5.01%) Perl
10 15 (4.18%) Ruby
11 14 (3.90%) Tcl
12 13 (3.62%) PHP
13 10 (2.79%) Groovy
14 7 (1.95%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.11%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.11%) VB
16 2 (0.56%) Go
16 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (18.94%) Degree
2 51 (14.21%) ISEB
3 44 (12.26%) ISTQB
4 15 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.67%) HNC
7 6 (1.67%) HND
8 5 (1.39%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.84%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (22.01%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.39%) Firmware
1 5 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) Docker
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (0.84%) Puppet
2 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.23%) Red Hat
2 8 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (1.39%) SAP
3 5 (1.39%) VMware
4 4 (1.11%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.11%) Cognizant
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle
5 3 (0.84%) Concur
5 3 (0.84%) HP
5 3 (0.84%) TOWER Software
6 2 (0.56%) Apiary
6 2 (0.56%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.28%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.28%) Google
7 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 45000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Innodigital
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Pension Healthcare 25 Days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Technical Futures
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £38k (DoE) + top bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benifits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: circa 47,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Kindred Group
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ
Salary: Highly competitive Salary Package plus benefits package
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
City, London
octopus
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Posted: 25 days ago