Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 136 166
Rank change year-on-year -4 +30 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 26 24 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.90% 0.84% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.87% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 23 23 15
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +5.63% +1.43%
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,550 £38,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%

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 2,803 2,768 3,106
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.09% 97.02% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2,287 2,238 2,539
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram 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 24 June 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
Milton Keynes -8 17 £42,000 +12.00% 4
Aylesbury - 4 £42,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 24 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) Selenium
4 9 (34.62%) QA
4 9 (34.62%) BDD
5 8 (30.77%) WebDriver
5 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (26.92%) XML Messaging
6 7 (26.92%) Back Office
6 7 (26.92%) HTML
6 7 (26.92%) Java
6 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 7 (26.92%) XML
6 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
7 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (23.08%) Aerospace
7 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
7 6 (23.08%) LabVIEW
8 4 (15.38%) Automotive
8 4 (15.38%) C++
8 4 (15.38%) MATLAB
8 4 (15.38%) Windows
8 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 3 (11.54%) JIRA
10 2 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 2 (7.69%) VLAN

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
1 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
1 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (7.69%) IPsec
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) VLAN
1 2 (7.69%) VoIP
1 2 (7.69%) VPN
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) WebDriver
3 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
4 6 (23.08%) LabVIEW
5 3 (11.54%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (26.92%) Back Office
2 6 (23.08%) Aerospace
2 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 4 (15.38%) Automotive
4 2 (7.69%) Electronics
4 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Legal
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.85%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
1 7 (26.92%) XML
1 7 (26.92%) XML Messaging
2 2 (7.69%) Behat
2 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) FMCG
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 9 (34.62%) BDD
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.69%) Secure Coding
6 2 (7.69%) SIEM
6 2 (7.69%) Social Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) Test Management
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
6 2 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) C++
3 4 (15.38%) MATLAB
4 2 (7.69%) C
4 2 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CCNP
1 2 (7.69%) CEH
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.69%) CISSP
1 2 (7.69%) GCIA
1 2 (7.69%) GCIH
1 2 (7.69%) GIAC
1 2 (7.69%) GSEC
1 2 (7.69%) HNC
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Altera
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) White Clarke