Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was - in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 56 43
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.44% 0.50% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.51% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Chester median annual salary - £36,250 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.12% +6.45%
Cheshire median annual salary £48,500 £40,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +21.25% +26.98% +4.13%

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 221 391 280
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 96.78% 98.59%
Number of salaries quoted 197 342 220
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,825 £24,250
90th Percentile £68,000 £59,925 £58,875
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%

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 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Chester region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL