The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 25 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 192 166
Rank change year-on-year +10 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 6 10 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.17% 0.26% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 12
Median salary £48,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.00% +7.14%  
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 Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3416 3808 4505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.54% 98.09% 98.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2853 3229 3609
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Leeds 0 5 £48,000 +28.00% 3
Otley - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Yorkshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Selenium
2 13 (65.00%) Scrum
3 12 (60.00%) TDD
4 11 (55.00%) SDET
4 11 (55.00%) Java
5 10 (50.00%) BDD
5 10 (50.00%) Kanban
6 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
7 8 (40.00%) Security Testing
8 6 (30.00%) Coaching
9 5 (25.00%) SQL
10 4 (20.00%) Retail
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (20.00%) Line Management
10 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
11 3 (15.00%) Test Management
11 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
11 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (15.00%) High Availability
11 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
11 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (15.00%) T-SQL

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

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Scrum
3 12 (60.00%) TDD
4 11 (55.00%) SDET
5 10 (50.00%) BDD
5 10 (50.00%) Kanban
6 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
7 8 (40.00%) Security Testing
8 6 (30.00%) Coaching
9 4 (20.00%) Line Management
9 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (15.00%) OO
10 3 (15.00%) OOP
10 3 (15.00%) SOA
10 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.00%) Test Management
10 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 32.5k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary and Benefits on Application!
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago