Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 165 222
Rank change year-on-year +10 +57 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 69 54 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.46% 1.08% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.11% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 58 44 44
East Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +18.52% +3.85%
10th Percentile £31,600 £28,000 £28,175
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £48,375
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 4,586 4,880 6,369
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.18% 97.33% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,704 4,088 5,030
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Nottinghamshire +17 27 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Northamptonshire -5 24 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Leicestershire 0 14 £37,500 +17.19% 3
Derbyshire +9 3 £29,500 -18.62% 2
Lincolnshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 62 (89.86%) Test Automation
2 48 (69.57%) Selenium
3 47 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (57.97%) Java
5 36 (52.17%) Cucumber
6 34 (49.28%) C#
7 33 (47.83%) BDD
8 30 (43.48%) JIRA
9 28 (40.58%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (36.23%) Defect Management
11 23 (33.33%) QA
11 23 (33.33%) WebDriver
12 18 (26.09%) SDET
12 18 (26.09%) TestRail
12 18 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (21.74%) Scrum
14 13 (18.84%) TDD
14 13 (18.84%) Degree
14 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
14 13 (18.84%) SpecFlow
15 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
15 12 (17.39%) .NET
15 12 (17.39%) SDLC
16 11 (15.94%) Web Services
16 11 (15.94%) C
16 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
16 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
16 11 (15.94%) Maven
16 11 (15.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (15.94%) Unit 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) GitHub
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Modbus
1 3 (4.35%) RS-485
1 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) Wireless
3 1 (1.45%) LTE
Development Applications
1 48 (69.57%) Selenium
2 36 (52.17%) Cucumber
3 30 (43.48%) JIRA
4 23 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 18 (26.09%) TestRail
6 13 (18.84%) SpecFlow
7 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
8 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
8 11 (15.94%) Maven
9 10 (14.49%) SoapUI
9 10 (14.49%) Subversion
10 9 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (13.04%) CppUnit
10 9 (13.04%) GitLab
10 9 (13.04%) JBehave
10 9 (13.04%) JMeter
10 9 (13.04%) VersionOne
11 7 (10.14%) Zephyr
12 3 (4.35%) Bugzilla
13 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.90%) Automotive
1 2 (2.90%) Marketing
1 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.45%) Electronics
2 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) .NET
2 11 (15.94%) Web Services
3 8 (11.59%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.90%) Spring
6 1 (1.45%) Behat
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Device Driver
1 10 (14.49%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.80%) Fintech
2 4 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.35%) CAN bus
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) FreeRTOS
2 2 (2.90%) Android
2 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (89.86%) Test Automation
2 47 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (47.83%) BDD
4 28 (40.58%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (36.23%) Defect Management
6 18 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (26.09%) SDET
7 15 (21.74%) Scrum
8 13 (18.84%) TDD
8 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
9 12 (17.39%) SDLC
10 11 (15.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
10 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
10 11 (15.94%) Test Management
10 11 (15.94%) Unit Testing
11 10 (14.49%) Functional Testing
11 10 (14.49%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (13.04%) Coaching
12 9 (13.04%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) Java
2 34 (49.28%) C#
3 11 (15.94%) C
4 10 (14.49%) C++
4 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.04%) Ruby
6 2 (2.90%) Python
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) HND
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.45%) HNC
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Reuters
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) Remedy
3 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.45%) LexisNexis
4 1 (1.45%) OpenText