Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

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
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 228 231
Rank change year-on-year +49 +3 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 56 37 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.07% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.58% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 44 44 46
East Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £33,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.96% +3.85% -18.75%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,175 £23,438
90th Percentile £61,750 £47,500 £38,125
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 5099 6388 7305
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.31% 97.66% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4255 5073 5914
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,100 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 +20 26 £44,000 +3.53% 4
Northamptonshire +33 17 £55,000 +69.23%
Leicestershire +25 8 £32,000 -20.00%
Derbyshire -2 2 £36,250 +29.46%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 East Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 29 (51.79%) Java
3 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (44.64%) Selenium
5 19 (33.93%) JIRA
6 18 (32.14%) .NET
7 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
8 15 (26.79%) QA
8 15 (26.79%) C#
9 14 (25.00%) Manual Testing
10 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 12 (21.43%) Scrum
10 12 (21.43%) Defect Management
11 11 (19.64%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (19.64%) Performance Testing
12 9 (16.07%) Test Management
12 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
12 9 (16.07%) SDLC
12 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (16.07%) Electronics
12 9 (16.07%) Finance
13 8 (14.29%) Web Services
13 8 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
13 8 (14.29%) SDET
14 7 (12.50%) TestRail
14 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
14 7 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (12.50%) Python
14 7 (12.50%) Telecoms

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 2 (3.57%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) RS-232
2 3 (5.36%) 4G
2 3 (5.36%) 5G
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (44.64%) Selenium
2 19 (33.93%) JIRA
3 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 7 (12.50%) JMeter
5 7 (12.50%) TestRail
6 5 (8.93%) VersionOne
7 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.36%) Calabash
9 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.79%) JUnit
10 1 (1.79%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.79%) NUnit
10 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.79%) TestNG
General
1 9 (16.07%) Electronics
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.14%) .NET
2 8 (14.29%) Web Services
3 4 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.14%) Optoelectronics
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Fintech
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Android
1 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 12 (21.43%) Defect Management
4 12 (21.43%) Scrum
4 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 11 (19.64%) Performance Testing
6 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
6 9 (16.07%) SDLC
6 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.07%) Test Management
7 8 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (14.29%) SDET
8 7 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.93%) BDD
9 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (7.14%) OO
10 4 (7.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) C#
3 7 (12.50%) Python
4 4 (7.14%) C
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) MATLAB
4 4 (7.14%) Ruby
4 4 (7.14%) SQL
4 4 (7.14%) VB
5 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.79%) Go
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) Scala
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
1 4 (7.14%) HND
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.79%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) HP
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle