Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 18 September 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 141 152
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.22% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.40% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 13
West Sussex median annual salary £25,000 £42,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.18% +19.72% +26.79%
10th Percentile £24,500 £37,125 £27,250
90th Percentile £39,450 £43,750 £48,750
South East median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 2,195 2,003 2,398
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.30% 96.81% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,874 1,790 2,239
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +4.71%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,325 £62,500
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in West Sussex

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in West Sussex

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in West Sussex over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in West Sussex

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Sussex region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 4 (80.00%) User Experience
2 4 (80.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (80.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) UML
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Atlassian