Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire 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.

Test Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 141 176
Rank change year-on-year -8 +35 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 30 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.98% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 8
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £41,250 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% +36.36% -13.57%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,375 £25,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £42,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2929 2175 3160
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 97.27% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2248 1869 2681
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Cheshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Cheshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

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

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Cheshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Cheshire 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
Knutsford - 13 £37,500 - 1
Crewe - 5 £34,000 -
Chester -5 4 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Warrington -3 1 £40,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £36,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £35,000 - 1
Test Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Cheshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 22 (73.33%) Selenium
3 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (53.33%) Cucumber
5 15 (50.00%) Java
6 14 (46.67%) WebDriver
7 13 (43.33%) Finance
8 11 (36.67%) QA
9 8 (26.67%) ISEB
9 8 (26.67%) Test Strategy
9 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
10 7 (23.33%) TestNG
10 7 (23.33%) BDD
10 7 (23.33%) C#
11 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
11 6 (20.00%) TDD
11 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
12 5 (16.67%) VersaTest
12 5 (16.67%) DevOps
12 5 (16.67%) Retail
12 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 5 (16.67%) COBOL
12 5 (16.67%) .NET
12 5 (16.67%) ATM
12 5 (16.67%) BASE24
13 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
13 4 (13.33%) JMeter
13 4 (13.33%) Telecoms

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (10.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) ATM
Development Applications
1 22 (73.33%) Selenium
2 16 (53.33%) Cucumber
3 14 (46.67%) WebDriver
4 7 (23.33%) TestNG
5 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (16.67%) VersaTest
7 4 (13.33%) FitNesse
7 4 (13.33%) JIRA
7 4 (13.33%) JMeter
7 4 (13.33%) JUnit
7 4 (13.33%) NUnit
7 4 (13.33%) Ranorex
8 2 (6.67%) Zephyr
9 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
9 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) CSS
2 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) SOAP
3 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (10.00%) Node.js
4 2 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) Behat
5 1 (3.33%) jQuery
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) REST
5 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (13.33%) Tandem
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
3 8 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (23.33%) BDD
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (16.67%) DevOps
6 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.33%) API Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Coaching
7 4 (13.33%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (13.33%) Line Management
7 4 (13.33%) Matrix Management
7 4 (13.33%) OO
7 4 (13.33%) OOP
7 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.00%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) COBOL
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft