The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / East Midlands
Rank 124 148 160
Rank change year-on-year +24 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 35 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.21% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.43% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 33 13 22
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £39,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2788 3037 3095
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.77% 97.31% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2218 2414 2516
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 3 months to 22 March 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +21 23 £50,000 +51.51%
Northamptonshire +32 9 £34,000 -20.00%
Derbyshire +12 2 £31,750 +9.48%
Leicestershire -12 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 44 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (76.92%) Java
3 32 (61.54%) Selenium
4 24 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 22 (42.31%) C#
5 22 (42.31%) Finance
5 22 (42.31%) QA
6 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
7 18 (34.62%) Automation Testing
7 18 (34.62%) Software Engineering
8 17 (32.69%) OOP
8 17 (32.69%) WebDriver
9 16 (30.77%) Python
10 15 (28.85%) .NET
10 15 (28.85%) Open Source
11 14 (26.92%) Cucumber
12 13 (25.00%) Manual Testing
12 13 (25.00%) Perl
12 13 (25.00%) OO
12 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
13 12 (23.08%) Banking
13 12 (23.08%) Project Management
13 12 (23.08%) Defect Management
13 12 (23.08%) Big Data
14 11 (21.15%) User Stories
14 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
14 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (19.23%) HTML
15 10 (19.23%) CSS
15 10 (19.23%) JIRA

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) Big Data
2 2 (3.85%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 32 (61.54%) Selenium
2 17 (32.69%) WebDriver
3 14 (26.92%) Cucumber
4 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
5 10 (19.23%) JIRA
6 8 (15.38%) Ant
6 8 (15.38%) Maven
7 5 (9.62%) SoapUI
7 5 (9.62%) SpecFlow
8 4 (7.69%) FitNesse
8 4 (7.69%) JMeter
8 4 (7.69%) JUnit
8 4 (7.69%) NUnit
8 4 (7.69%) Ranorex
8 4 (7.69%) TestNG
9 3 (5.77%) Calabash
9 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.85%) Appium
10 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 12 (23.08%) Banking
3 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
4 6 (11.54%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Automotive
5 2 (3.85%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) .NET
2 10 (19.23%) CSS
2 10 (19.23%) HTML
3 8 (15.38%) JDBC
3 8 (15.38%) RESTful
4 3 (5.77%) Behat
5 2 (3.85%) REST
5 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
4 18 (34.62%) Automation Testing
4 18 (34.62%) Software Engineering
5 17 (32.69%) OOP
6 15 (28.85%) Open Source
7 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 13 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 13 (25.00%) OO
8 12 (23.08%) Defect Management
8 12 (23.08%) Project Management
9 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (21.15%) User Stories
10 10 (19.23%) Scrum
11 8 (15.38%) MVC
11 8 (15.38%) TDD
11 8 (15.38%) Test Management
12 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
13 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (76.92%) Java
2 22 (42.31%) C#
3 16 (30.77%) Python
4 13 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby
6 3 (5.77%) C++
6 3 (5.77%) Go
6 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.77%) PHP
6 3 (5.77%) Scala
7 2 (3.85%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.85%) SQL
8 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (42.31%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) IBM
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (3.85%) Tableau
3 1 (1.92%) TOWER Software
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