Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for SDET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDET over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 277 332
Rank change year-on-year +61 +55 +31
Permanent jobs citing SDET 81 47 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.93% 0.47% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.51% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 59 42 7
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +50.79% -30.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £26,525 £26,300
90th Percentile £76,500 £61,250 £40,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -

SDET is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,041 9,265 10,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 91.87% 92.42% 91.73%
Number of salaries quoted 6,628 7,767 8,474
Yorkshire median annual salary £43,146 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.52% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,175 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing SDET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SDET in Yorkshire

SDET
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDET in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for SDET in Yorkshire

SDET
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDET in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SDET in Yorkshire

SDET
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDET within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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
West Yorkshire +71 77 £45,000 -5.26% 3
East Yorkshire - 3 £42,500 -
SDET
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for SDET.

1 78 (96.30%) Test Automation
2 76 (93.83%) Selenium
3 69 (85.19%) C#
4 68 (83.95%) Java
5 55 (67.90%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (60.49%) BDD
7 46 (56.79%) WebDriver
8 39 (48.15%) TDD
9 33 (40.74%) Jenkins
10 31 (38.27%) Ruby
10 31 (38.27%) Python
11 30 (37.04%) SoapUI
12 27 (33.33%) Software Engineering
13 26 (32.10%) API Testing
14 24 (29.63%) Cucumber
15 23 (28.40%) JMeter
16 21 (25.93%) Test Scripting
17 20 (24.69%) JIRA
17 20 (24.69%) Maven
17 20 (24.69%) Configuration Management
18 19 (23.46%) SQL
18 19 (23.46%) Software Testing
19 18 (22.22%) Performance Testing
20 14 (17.28%) Open Source
20 14 (17.28%) .NET
20 14 (17.28%) Web Services
21 13 (16.05%) Retail
22 11 (13.58%) Google
22 11 (13.58%) QA
22 11 (13.58%) Continuous Integration

SDET
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 9 (11.11%) G Suite
1 9 (11.11%) Office 365
1 9 (11.11%) Slack
2 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 76 (93.83%) Selenium
2 46 (56.79%) WebDriver
3 33 (40.74%) Jenkins
4 30 (37.04%) SoapUI
5 24 (29.63%) Cucumber
6 23 (28.40%) JMeter
7 20 (24.69%) JIRA
7 20 (24.69%) Maven
8 11 (13.58%) Appium
9 10 (12.35%) SpecFlow
10 9 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (11.11%) Buildbot
10 9 (11.11%) Gatling
10 9 (11.11%) NeoLoad
10 9 (11.11%) Ranorex
10 9 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (11.11%) WATIR
10 9 (11.11%) WebLOAD
11 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
12 4 (4.94%) Jasmine
General
1 13 (16.05%) Retail
2 9 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (70.37%) Developer
2 56 (69.14%) Developer in Test
3 23 (28.40%) Software Developer
4 22 (27.16%) Software Engineer
4 22 (27.16%) Software Test Engineer
4 22 (27.16%) Test Engineer
5 20 (24.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 20 (24.69%) Development Engineer
5 20 (24.69%) Software Development Engineer
5 20 (24.69%) Test Development Engineer
6 19 (23.46%) Lead Developer
7 18 (22.22%) Automation Tester
7 18 (22.22%) Tester
8 11 (13.58%) Test Automation Developer
9 10 (12.35%) Automation Test Lead
9 10 (12.35%) Test Leader
10 9 (11.11%) Lead Software Developer
11 4 (4.94%) Architect
11 4 (4.94%) Test Architect
11 4 (4.94%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) .NET
1 14 (17.28%) Web Services
2 4 (4.94%) RESTful
3 3 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.47%) Kafka
4 2 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.23%) JSON
5 1 (1.23%) SOAP
5 1 (1.23%) Spine.js
5 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.94%) Fintech
1 4 (4.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (96.30%) Test Automation
2 55 (67.90%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (60.49%) BDD
4 39 (48.15%) TDD
5 27 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 26 (32.10%) API Testing
7 21 (25.93%) Test Scripting
8 20 (24.69%) Configuration Management
9 19 (23.46%) Software Testing
10 18 (22.22%) Performance Testing
11 14 (17.28%) Open Source
12 11 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (13.58%) Kanban
12 11 (13.58%) Mentoring
13 10 (12.35%) Build Automation
14 9 (11.11%) DSDM
14 9 (11.11%) Scrum
15 8 (9.88%) Mathematics
16 7 (8.64%) OOP
17 6 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (85.19%) C#
2 68 (83.95%) Java
3 31 (38.27%) Python
3 31 (38.27%) Ruby
4 19 (23.46%) SQL
5 9 (11.11%) C
5 9 (11.11%) C++
5 9 (11.11%) PHP
5 9 (11.11%) Scala
6 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Google
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft