Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 302 303
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 28 26 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.29% 0.24% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 12
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.13% +10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £57,500 £51,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 9562 10798 12914
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 97.93% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8026 9123 10586
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
West Yorkshire +10 17 £34,375 -14.06% 5
South Yorkshire - 11 £32,500 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Yorkshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 17 (60.71%) Selenium
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 12 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 12 (42.86%) QA
5 11 (39.29%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (39.29%) HP UFT
5 11 (39.29%) HP
5 11 (39.29%) Performance Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
5 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 10 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
8 6 (21.43%) SOAP
9 5 (17.86%) C#
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) ISEB
9 5 (17.86%) Scrum
9 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
9 5 (17.86%) BDD
9 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
10 4 (14.29%) SDET
10 4 (14.29%) High Availability
10 4 (14.29%) Test Management
10 4 (14.29%) Kanban
10 4 (14.29%) TDD
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
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 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Selenium
2 14 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (39.29%) HP UFT
4 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
6 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 11 (39.29%) Performance Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
5 10 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
8 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 4 (14.29%) High Availability
8 4 (14.29%) Kanban
8 4 (14.29%) SDET
8 4 (14.29%) TDD
8 4 (14.29%) Test Management
9 3 (10.71%) CRM
9 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) C#
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft