Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 248 271
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 18 30 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.26% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.40% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11 28 6
West Yorkshire median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% +40.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £42,500 £57,500 £58,125
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +45.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 6643 7545 8997
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 98.08% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5610 6511 7278
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,250 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 23 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
Leeds +9 17 £34,375 -18.15% 2
Software Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Yorkshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Performance Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Exploratory Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (33.33%) SOAP
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Selenium
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) ISEB
6 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
6 5 (27.78%) BDD
7 4 (22.22%) SDET
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) High Availability
7 4 (22.22%) Test Management
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
8 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 3 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 3 (16.67%) CRM
8 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 3 (16.67%) API Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.56%) TestRail
General
1 1 (5.56%) Electronics
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Performance Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Exploratory Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) BDD
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) High Availability
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
7 4 (22.22%) SDET
7 4 (22.22%) Test Management
8 3 (16.67%) API Testing
8 3 (16.67%) CRM
8 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) SAP