The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 81 109
Rank change year-on-year -21 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.69% 0.21% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.22% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 8
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £44,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.45% +7.97%  
10th Percentile £31,500 £41,850 £37,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £44,950 £45,250
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year -0.53% +0.53%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1376 916 1686
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.70% 96.32% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4162 3755 6278
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £35,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 3 £45,000 -
Crewe - 1 £34,000 -
Test Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Selenium
4 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 5 (45.45%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (27.27%) Component Testing
6 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
6 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
6 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 2 (18.18%) .NET
7 2 (18.18%) ISEB
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (9.09%) SDLC
8 1 (9.09%) API Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
8 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
8 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
8 1 (9.09%) Behat
8 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy

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:

Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 4 (36.36%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
5 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) Behat
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Component Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) API Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Information Management
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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