The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 - 28
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.67% - 4.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% - 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 6
Median salary £35,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 142 177 184
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 94.67% 97.79% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 130 163 119
Median salary £37,500 £31,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.11% -20.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
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%) Task Automation
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) C#

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 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) Behat
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Chester, Cheshire
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