The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 113 112
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 7 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.65% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.76% +12.06%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.96% +5.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1051 1239 1182
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.59% 95.31% 98.75%
Number of salaries quoted 941 1170 1047
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.52% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley - 6 £42,500 -
Gatwick - 1 £30,000 -
Software Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (88.89%) Software Testing
3 16 (88.89%) BDD
4 12 (66.67%) Linux
5 11 (61.11%) Python
5 11 (61.11%) Wireless
5 11 (61.11%) TDD
5 11 (61.11%) Process Improvement
5 11 (61.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (61.11%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
7 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
7 4 (22.22%) OO
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) DevOps
7 4 (22.22%) Confluence
7 4 (22.22%) JIRA
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (5.56%) QA Automation
8 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
8 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (5.56%) QA
8 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (5.56%) C#

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
1 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (88.89%) BDD
3 16 (88.89%) Software Testing
4 11 (61.11%) Defect Tracking
4 11 (61.11%) Process Improvement
4 11 (61.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (61.11%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) DevOps
6 4 (22.22%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (5.56%) QA Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA