Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 21 November 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 133 165
Rank change year-on-year -15 +32 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.24% 0.82% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.85% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 7
West Sussex median annual salary £30,000 £35,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.49% +26.79% -30.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,700
90th Percentile £42,250 £48,750 £29,000
South East median annual salary £32,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -8.45% +1.43% -6.67%

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 2003 2343 2612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 96.26% 98.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1770 2144 2292
West Sussex median annual salary £43,875 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,250 £62,500 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in West Sussex

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Horsham - 4 £28,750 -
Crawley - 1 £47,500 -
Software Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 across the West Sussex region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis

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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) VMware