Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 17 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 45 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.15% 1.04% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.06% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Chester median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £35,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £41,500 £46,250 £42,500
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £41,250 £30,250
% change year-on-year -3.03% +36.36% -13.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 339 283 462
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.13% 98.26% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 298 241 339
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £23,275 £24,500 £23,400
90th Percentile £59,250 £57,500 £62,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.86% -7.50% +6.67%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Chester

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Chester

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 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 Chester region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) Behat
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA