Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 183 226
Rank change year-on-year +16 +43 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 59 43 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.21% 0.81% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.83% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 47 36 30
East Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £47,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 4,755 5,159 6,286
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.48% 97.12% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,932 4,239 5,054
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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
Northamptonshire +2 28 £57,500 +64.29% 4
Nottinghamshire +23 25 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Leicestershire -5 5 £37,500 - 2
Lincolnshire - 1 £27,500 - 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 East Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 49 (83.05%) Test Automation
2 38 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (62.71%) Selenium
4 32 (54.24%) Java
5 30 (50.85%) Cucumber
6 29 (49.15%) BDD
7 23 (38.98%) C#
7 23 (38.98%) JIRA
8 21 (35.59%) Defect Management
9 20 (33.90%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (30.51%) TestRail
11 17 (28.81%) SDET
12 16 (27.12%) QA
12 16 (27.12%) WebDriver
13 13 (22.03%) Degree
13 13 (22.03%) .NET
14 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
14 12 (20.34%) Test Scripting
15 11 (18.64%) Scrum
16 10 (16.95%) Process Improvement
16 10 (16.95%) SpecFlow
17 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (15.25%) Functional Testing
17 9 (15.25%) Non-Functional Testing
17 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
17 9 (15.25%) Coaching
17 9 (15.25%) Windows
17 9 (15.25%) VersionOne
17 9 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
18 8 (13.56%) Exploratory Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) GitHub
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) LTE
2 1 (1.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (62.71%) Selenium
2 30 (50.85%) Cucumber
3 23 (38.98%) JIRA
4 18 (30.51%) TestRail
5 16 (27.12%) WebDriver
6 10 (16.95%) SpecFlow
7 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
7 9 (15.25%) VersionOne
8 8 (13.56%) Bugzilla
8 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
8 8 (13.56%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (11.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (10.17%) GitLab
10 6 (10.17%) JBehave
10 6 (10.17%) Maven
11 5 (8.47%) CppUnit
11 5 (8.47%) Subversion
12 3 (5.08%) Zephyr
13 2 (3.39%) PHPUnit
14 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) .NET Framework
3 6 (10.17%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.78%) CSS
4 4 (6.78%) RESTful
5 3 (5.08%) Behat
6 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.39%) HTML
6 2 (3.39%) HTML5
6 2 (3.39%) Node.js
7 1 (1.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Device Driver
2 5 (8.47%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.78%) Fintech
4 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.08%) User Experience
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.69%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) Test Automation
2 38 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (49.15%) BDD
4 21 (35.59%) Defect Management
5 20 (33.90%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (28.81%) SDET
7 12 (20.34%) Test Scripting
8 11 (18.64%) Scrum
9 10 (16.95%) Process Improvement
10 9 (15.25%) Coaching
10 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (15.25%) Functional Testing
10 9 (15.25%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (13.56%) Data Management
11 8 (13.56%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (13.56%) System Testing
11 8 (13.56%) TDD
11 8 (13.56%) Waterfall
12 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) Java
2 23 (38.98%) C#
3 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.56%) Ruby
5 7 (11.86%) C++
6 6 (10.17%) C
7 5 (8.47%) Python
8 3 (5.08%) Perl
8 3 (5.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) HNC
2 6 (10.17%) HND
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) LXC
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) OpenText
2 2 (3.39%) Capita
3 1 (1.69%) LexisNexis
3 1 (1.69%) WooCommerce