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The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 785 737 598
Rank change year-on-year -48 -139 +159
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 470 279 171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 150 171 145
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,485 £31,750
25th Percentile £41,563 £45,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,375 £75,000
90th Percentile £83,475 £81,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Test Engineer over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 16 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 14 August 2022. 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
England -30 385 £57,500 - 45
Work from Home -102 212 £55,000 -4.35% 18
UK excluding London -60 203 £50,000 - 37
London -71 196 £67,500 -3.57% 9
East of England -44 45 £31,000 -46.09% 12
South East -42 41 £45,000 -10.00% 7
South West +1 40 £50,000 +31.58% 6
North of England -58 37 £35,000 -30.00% 4
North West -49 31 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Midlands -54 24 £35,000 -36.36% 7
East Midlands - 22 £32,500 - 4
Scotland -62 10 £62,500 +64.47%
Wales - 6 - -
Yorkshire -30 4 £46,250 -17.78% 3
West Midlands -78 2 £43,750 -20.45% 3
North East - 2 £50,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 465 (98.94%) Software Testing
2 390 (82.98%) Test Automation
3 285 (60.64%) Agile
4 239 (50.85%) Java
5 224 (47.66%) Selenium
6 217 (46.17%) CI/CD
7 204 (43.40%) Software Engineering
8 186 (39.57%) SDET
9 170 (36.17%) Social Skills
10 167 (35.53%) Python
11 166 (35.32%) QA
12 141 (30.00%) Finance
13 139 (29.57%) JavaScript
13 139 (29.57%) Jenkins
14 137 (29.15%) DevOps
15 130 (27.66%) Test Strategy
15 130 (27.66%) C#
16 128 (27.23%) SQL
17 120 (25.53%) Git (software)
18 119 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
19 117 (24.89%) Degree
19 117 (24.89%) API Testing
20 115 (24.47%) Mentoring
21 110 (23.40%) REST
22 106 (22.55%) SDLC
23 104 (22.13%) Unit Testing
24 101 (21.49%) Cucumber
24 101 (21.49%) Postman
25 94 (20.00%) JUnit
26 90 (19.15%) JIRA

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 44 (9.36%) Confluence
2 10 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.64%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.43%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 76 (16.17%) Azure
2 73 (15.53%) AWS
3 52 (11.06%) GitHub
4 20 (4.26%) BrowserStack
5 19 (4.04%) Azure DevOps
6 17 (3.62%) GCP
7 16 (3.40%) Slack
8 14 (2.98%) SaaS
9 12 (2.55%) OpenShift
10 10 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (2.13%) CloudBees
10 10 (2.13%) IaaS
10 10 (2.13%) PaaS
10 10 (2.13%) Sauce Labs
11 6 (1.28%) Firebase
12 3 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.64%) Serverless
13 2 (0.43%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.43%) npm
14 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.13%) HTTP
2 53 (11.28%) TCP/IP
3 23 (4.89%) Wireless
4 18 (3.83%) Modbus
4 18 (3.83%) RS-422
4 18 (3.83%) RS-485
5 14 (2.98%) DHCP
5 14 (2.98%) IMAP
5 14 (2.98%) SSL
5 14 (2.98%) tcpdump
5 14 (2.98%) Wireshark
6 13 (2.77%) PPP
7 4 (0.85%) FTP
7 4 (0.85%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.85%) SSH
8 3 (0.64%) Broadband
9 1 (0.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.64%) Big Data
1 50 (10.64%) MongoDB
2 38 (8.09%) Hadoop
3 25 (5.32%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.77%) MySQL
5 13 (2.77%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.34%) Neo4j
7 9 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 224 (47.66%) Selenium
2 139 (29.57%) Jenkins
3 120 (25.53%) Git (software)
4 101 (21.49%) Cucumber
4 101 (21.49%) Postman
5 94 (20.00%) JUnit
6 90 (19.15%) JIRA
7 88 (18.72%) Cypress.io
8 84 (17.87%) WebDriver
9 77 (16.38%) JMeter
10 51 (10.85%) SpecFlow
11 44 (9.36%) Appium
12 42 (8.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 33 (7.02%) GitLab
14 30 (6.38%) Robot Framework
15 27 (5.74%) Serenity BDD
16 23 (4.89%) REST Assured
16 23 (4.89%) Zephyr
17 21 (4.47%) SonarQube
18 19 (4.04%) Maven
General
1 170 (36.17%) Social Skills
2 141 (30.00%) Finance
3 82 (17.45%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (11.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 43 (9.15%) Banking
6 40 (8.51%) Public Sector
7 29 (6.17%) Electronics
8 24 (5.11%) Presentation Skills
9 23 (4.89%) Automotive
10 21 (4.47%) Marketing
11 16 (3.40%) Manufacturing
12 14 (2.98%) Law
13 13 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
14 11 (2.34%) Retail
14 11 (2.34%) Telecoms
15 9 (1.91%) Legal
16 6 (1.28%) Humanities
16 6 (1.28%) Publishing
16 6 (1.28%) Social Science
17 3 (0.64%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (23.40%) REST
2 70 (14.89%) JSON
3 59 (12.55%) Web Services
4 44 (9.36%) RESTful
5 41 (8.72%) Apache Thrift
6 38 (8.09%) Gherkin
6 38 (8.09%) Kafka
7 36 (7.66%) .NET
8 34 (7.23%) Node.js
9 33 (7.02%) SOAP
10 29 (6.17%) WireMock
11 25 (5.32%) XML
12 24 (5.11%) Puppeteer
13 23 (4.89%) HTML
14 21 (4.47%) CSS
14 21 (4.47%) React
15 20 (4.26%) AngularJS
16 17 (3.62%) Spring
17 13 (2.77%) Jest
17 13 (2.77%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.15%) Social Network
2 36 (7.66%) Social Media
3 25 (5.32%) Algorithms
4 24 (5.11%) Cloud Native
5 22 (4.68%) Cyberattack
6 21 (4.47%) Mobile App
7 20 (4.26%) Blockchain
7 20 (4.26%) Cyber Defence
8 19 (4.04%) Raspberry Pi
8 19 (4.04%) User Experience
9 16 (3.40%) Cardano
10 14 (2.98%) Cybercrime
10 14 (2.98%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (2.34%) Data Structures
11 11 (2.34%) Life Science
11 11 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (2.13%) PlayStation
13 9 (1.91%) IoT
13 9 (1.91%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 68 (14.47%) Linux
2 49 (10.43%) Windows
3 25 (5.32%) Android
4 14 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.91%) Unix
6 2 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Alpine Linux
7 1 (0.21%) CentOS
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (98.94%) Software Testing
2 390 (82.98%) Test Automation
3 285 (60.64%) Agile
4 217 (46.17%) CI/CD
5 204 (43.40%) Software Engineering
6 186 (39.57%) SDET
7 137 (29.15%) DevOps
8 130 (27.66%) Test Strategy
9 119 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
10 117 (24.89%) API Testing
11 115 (24.47%) Mentoring
12 106 (22.55%) SDLC
13 104 (22.13%) Unit Testing
14 90 (19.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 87 (18.51%) Scrum
16 81 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
17 80 (17.02%) Manual Testing
18 75 (15.96%) BDD
19 71 (15.11%) TDD
20 70 (14.89%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 239 (50.85%) Java
2 167 (35.53%) Python
3 139 (29.57%) JavaScript
4 130 (27.66%) C#
5 128 (27.23%) SQL
6 50 (10.64%) C++
7 30 (6.38%) TypeScript
8 29 (6.17%) C
9 19 (4.04%) MATLAB
9 19 (4.04%) Ruby
10 18 (3.83%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.40%) Ada
12 12 (2.55%) Bash
13 11 (2.34%) ES6
13 11 (2.34%) ES7
13 11 (2.34%) ES8
13 11 (2.34%) Kotlin
14 8 (1.70%) XPath
15 6 (1.28%) Dart
15 6 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 117 (24.89%) Degree
2 81 (17.23%) ISTQB
3 46 (9.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (9.15%) Security Cleared
5 42 (8.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (4.68%) ISEB
7 21 (4.47%) SC Cleared
8 18 (3.83%) Numerate Degree
9 17 (3.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 16 (3.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.85%) HNC
11 4 (0.85%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.43%) PhD
13 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (35.32%) QA
2 16 (3.40%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 18 (3.83%) Docker
2 17 (3.62%) Hyper-V
2 17 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.40%) HP ALM
3 11 (2.34%) Grafana
3 11 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (2.34%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.21%) Ansible
4 1 (0.21%) Puppet
4 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (5.11%) Google
2 21 (4.47%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.04%) Atlassian
4 17 (3.62%) HP
4 17 (3.62%) VMware
5 12 (2.55%) SAP
6 11 (2.34%) Oracle
6 11 (2.34%) TrueLayer
7 10 (2.13%) Sony
7 10 (2.13%) Splunk
8 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.64%) CA
10 1 (0.21%) Databricks
10 1 (0.21%) Snapchat