Period
to 21 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 144 146
Rank change year-on-year +22 +2 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 25 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.03% 0.86% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.88% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 38
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.86% +3.57%
10th Percentile £35,558 £32,375 £31,250
90th Percentile £46,500 £53,750 £44,425
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2,118 2,835 2,853
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 97.49% 97.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,710 2,273 2,410
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Milton Keynes +21 21 £39,500 +12.86% 4
Amersham - 1 £45,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) Selenium
3 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (52.17%) Java
5 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
6 8 (34.78%) JIRA
6 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
7 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
7 7 (30.43%) SDET
8 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Python
8 6 (26.09%) Electronics
8 6 (26.09%) Validation
9 5 (21.74%) JMeter
9 5 (21.74%) HNC
9 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
9 5 (21.74%) SQL
9 5 (21.74%) .NET
9 5 (21.74%) Retail
9 5 (21.74%) Data Management
9 5 (21.74%) QA
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
9 5 (21.74%) JSON
9 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
9 5 (21.74%) Open Source
9 5 (21.74%) Confluence
9 5 (21.74%) nginx
9 5 (21.74%) Microservices
9 5 (21.74%) Dashboard Development

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (21.74%) Confluence
1 5 (21.74%) nginx
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Selenium
2 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
3 8 (34.78%) JIRA
3 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
4 5 (21.74%) Gatling
4 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
4 5 (21.74%) JMeter
4 5 (21.74%) Sikuli
4 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (26.09%) Electronics
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
1 5 (21.74%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) Java EE
2 1 (4.35%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Driving Licence
2 4 (17.39%) Fintech
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) SDET
3 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Validation
5 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 5 (21.74%) Coaching
5 5 (21.74%) Dashboard Development
5 5 (21.74%) Data Management
5 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 5 (21.74%) Microservices
5 5 (21.74%) Open Source
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) Python
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
1 5 (21.74%) HNC
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle