Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 698 770 859
Rank change year-on-year +72 +89 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 493 420 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 428 381 366
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,790 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,375 £56,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -4.11%

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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in the UK

Software 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 Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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 +39 446 £40,000 -3.61% 117
UK excluding London +73 420 £37,500 -6.25% 106
South East +54 141 £35,000 - 32
East of England +31 101 £48,750 +8.33% 26
London +18 70 £52,500 +16.67% 15
North of England +12 55 £37,500 -11.76% 12
South West -1 49 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Scotland +6 43 £29,000 -20.00% 3
Midlands +21 32 £40,000 +15.94% 16
Yorkshire +18 32 £35,000 -17.65% 7
East Midlands +35 24 £38,750 +13.97% 7
North West +1 16 £39,250 -1.88% 5
West Midlands +2 8 £40,000 +14.29% 9
North East -9 7 £37,500 -
Northern Ireland -24 1 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 415 (84.18%) Test Automation
2 257 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (40.97%) Java
4 201 (40.77%) Selenium
5 157 (31.85%) C#
6 153 (31.03%) Software Testing
7 151 (30.63%) Python
8 135 (27.38%) QA
9 126 (25.56%) SDET
10 124 (25.15%) Software Engineering
11 116 (23.53%) BDD
12 111 (22.52%) TDD
13 105 (21.30%) Windows
14 104 (21.10%) SQL
15 103 (20.89%) Test Scripting
16 102 (20.69%) Scrum
17 99 (20.08%) Jenkins
18 98 (19.88%) Linux
19 96 (19.47%) Degree
20 86 (17.44%) Manual Testing
21 79 (16.02%) Performance Testing
22 77 (15.62%) C++
22 77 (15.62%) Regression Testing
23 76 (15.42%) SDLC
24 74 (15.01%) WebDriver
25 70 (14.20%) Computer Science
26 68 (13.79%) .NET
27 65 (13.18%) Web Services
28 63 (12.78%) Exploratory Testing
29 62 (12.58%) Cucumber

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 (1.42%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.22%) Confluence
3 4 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.41%) JBoss
5 1 (0.20%) CICS
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.81%) GitHub
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.87%) Internet
2 14 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.42%) HTTP
3 7 (1.42%) Skype
3 7 (1.42%) Unified Communications
3 7 (1.42%) Wireless
4 4 (0.81%) ATM
4 4 (0.81%) WAN
5 2 (0.41%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.20%) MQTT
6 1 (0.20%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.20%) SMS
6 1 (0.20%) SSL
6 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.85%) MySQL
3 17 (3.45%) Big Data
4 7 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.20%) DB2
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 201 (40.77%) Selenium
2 99 (20.08%) Jenkins
3 74 (15.01%) WebDriver
4 62 (12.58%) Cucumber
4 62 (12.58%) JIRA
5 59 (11.97%) SoapUI
6 48 (9.74%) Maven
7 46 (9.33%) JUnit
8 36 (7.30%) Git (software)
9 33 (6.69%) Bugzilla
9 33 (6.69%) Ranorex
10 28 (5.68%) Artifactory
10 28 (5.68%) CMake
10 28 (5.68%) MSBuild
10 28 (5.68%) NuGet
11 27 (5.48%) JBehave
12 26 (5.27%) Phabricator
12 26 (5.27%) SonarQube
13 25 (5.07%) JMeter
14 24 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (12.58%) Finance
2 25 (5.07%) Retail
3 21 (4.26%) Back Office
4 15 (3.04%) Electronics
5 11 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.62%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.62%) Games
7 7 (1.42%) Legal
8 6 (1.22%) Automotive
9 5 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.81%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.61%) Law
11 3 (0.61%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (13.79%) .NET
2 65 (13.18%) Web Services
3 32 (6.49%) CSS
4 27 (5.48%) RESTful
4 27 (5.48%) XML
5 26 (5.27%) WPF
6 25 (5.07%) REST
7 24 (4.87%) HTML
8 20 (4.06%) Reactive Extensions
9 17 (3.45%) Gherkin
10 16 (3.25%) AngularJS
11 15 (3.04%) SOAP
12 11 (2.23%) jQuery
13 10 (2.03%) Ajax
14 8 (1.62%) ASP.NET
15 7 (1.42%) LAMP
16 6 (1.22%) Velocity
17 5 (1.01%) Node.js
18 3 (0.61%) Qt
19 2 (0.41%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.20%) Computer Science
2 27 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (5.27%) Robotics
4 20 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.43%) RIA
7 11 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.01%) Fintech
10 5 (1.01%) User Experience
11 4 (0.81%) Life Science
11 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.61%) Digital Currency
13 2 (0.41%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.41%) Cyberattack
13 2 (0.41%) Replication
13 2 (0.41%) STB
13 2 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 105 (21.30%) Windows
2 98 (19.88%) Linux
3 28 (5.68%) Debian
4 19 (3.85%) Unix
5 13 (2.64%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.01%) Android
8 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (84.18%) Test Automation
2 257 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (31.03%) Software Testing
4 126 (25.56%) SDET
5 124 (25.15%) Software Engineering
6 116 (23.53%) BDD
7 111 (22.52%) TDD
8 103 (20.89%) Test Scripting
9 102 (20.69%) Scrum
10 86 (17.44%) Manual Testing
11 79 (16.02%) Performance Testing
12 77 (15.62%) Regression Testing
13 76 (15.42%) SDLC
14 63 (12.78%) Exploratory Testing
15 61 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
16 60 (12.17%) Test Strategy
17 56 (11.36%) Unit Testing
18 45 (9.13%) Mathematics
19 43 (8.72%) OO
20 40 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 202 (40.97%) Java
2 157 (31.85%) C#
3 151 (30.63%) Python
4 104 (21.10%) SQL
5 77 (15.62%) C++
6 54 (10.95%) JavaScript
7 36 (7.30%) C
8 35 (7.10%) Ruby
9 33 (6.69%) T-SQL
10 28 (5.68%) Bash Shell
11 21 (4.26%) PHP
12 10 (2.03%) VBScript
13 8 (1.62%) Perl
13 8 (1.62%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.42%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.81%) Groovy
16 3 (0.61%) Lua
17 2 (0.41%) Go
17 2 (0.41%) TypeScript
18 1 (0.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 96 (19.47%) Degree
2 60 (12.17%) ISEB
3 32 (6.49%) ISTQB
4 30 (6.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (4.46%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) HNC
8 1 (0.20%) HND
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (27.38%) QA
2 5 (1.01%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.01%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.42%) Docker
2 7 (1.42%) Firmware
3 6 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.81%) Puppet
3 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Ambari
4 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 56 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.85%) HP
3 15 (3.04%) TOWER Software
4 13 (2.64%) Oracle
5 10 (2.03%) VMware
6 4 (0.81%) Apple
6 4 (0.81%) Nokia
7 3 (0.61%) Capita
7 3 (0.61%) Caplin
7 3 (0.61%) Dell
7 3 (0.61%) Google
8 2 (0.41%) SAP
9 1 (0.20%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.20%) Concur
9 1 (0.20%) MKS
9 1 (0.20%) Sophos