Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 158 207
Rank change year-on-year +10 +49 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 64 70 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.51% 1.36% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.39% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 48 65 54
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £31,600 £27,500 £29,825
90th Percentile £56,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 4,111 5,027 5,963
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 97.52% 97.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3,071 4,226 4,777
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,375 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the East Midlands

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the East Midlands

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the East Midlands

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
Leicestershire 0 26 £37,500 +17.19% 2
Nottinghamshire +8 17 £50,000 +15.61% 2
Northamptonshire -9 15 £52,500 -8.70% 5
Derbyshire +22 6 £35,000 -7.89% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 East Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (48.44%) Java
4 28 (43.75%) C#
5 23 (35.94%) Selenium
5 23 (35.94%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (35.94%) Software Testing
5 23 (35.94%) Degree
6 22 (34.38%) Software Engineering
7 21 (32.81%) QA
8 20 (31.25%) Embedded Systems
9 18 (28.13%) GitHub
9 18 (28.13%) Unit Testing
9 18 (28.13%) Test Management
9 18 (28.13%) Device Driver
9 18 (28.13%) Subversion
9 18 (28.13%) C++
9 18 (28.13%) C
10 17 (26.56%) Maven
10 17 (26.56%) JIRA
10 17 (26.56%) CppUnit
11 16 (25.00%) Cucumber
12 15 (23.44%) Time Management
12 15 (23.44%) RS-485
12 15 (23.44%) Modbus
12 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
13 14 (21.88%) Firmware
13 14 (21.88%) SDLC
13 14 (21.88%) WebDriver
14 13 (20.31%) CAN bus

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.13%) GitHub
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) Modbus
1 15 (23.44%) RS-485
2 13 (20.31%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.50%) Wireless
4 3 (4.69%) Internet
5 2 (3.13%) Bluetooth
5 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.13%) LTE
5 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 23 (35.94%) Selenium
2 18 (28.13%) Subversion
3 17 (26.56%) CppUnit
3 17 (26.56%) JIRA
3 17 (26.56%) Maven
4 16 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 14 (21.88%) WebDriver
6 12 (18.75%) Robot Framework
6 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 9 (14.06%) Bugzilla
7 9 (14.06%) JMeter
7 9 (14.06%) SoapUI
8 8 (12.50%) Jenkins
9 7 (10.94%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (10.94%) Rational Quality Manager
9 7 (10.94%) Zephyr
10 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
11 5 (7.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (7.81%) GitLab
11 5 (7.81%) JBehave
General
1 13 (20.31%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.69%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Automotive
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) Spring
2 9 (14.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.25%) Embedded Systems
2 18 (28.13%) Device Driver
3 13 (20.31%) CAN bus
4 4 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.13%) CPLD
5 2 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) FreeRTOS
1 13 (20.31%) Linux
2 12 (18.75%) Android
2 12 (18.75%) Apple iOS
3 7 (10.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (35.94%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (35.94%) Software Testing
4 22 (34.38%) Software Engineering
5 18 (28.13%) Test Management
5 18 (28.13%) Unit Testing
6 15 (23.44%) Time Management
7 14 (21.88%) SDLC
8 13 (20.31%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (18.75%) BDD
9 12 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (15.63%) Defect Management
11 9 (14.06%) OOP
12 8 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (12.50%) SDET
12 8 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 7 (10.94%) API Testing
13 7 (10.94%) QA Automation
13 7 (10.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (48.44%) Java
2 28 (43.75%) C#
3 18 (28.13%) C
3 18 (28.13%) C++
4 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.81%) Ruby
5 3 (4.69%) SQL
6 1 (1.56%) Perl
6 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.81%) HND
5 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.13%) HNC
6 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (32.81%) QA
System Software
1 14 (21.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Remedy
2 7 (10.94%) SolarWinds
3 6 (9.38%) Reuters
4 2 (3.13%) EMC
4 2 (3.13%) OpenText