Period
to 18 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 November 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 of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 184 199
Rank change year-on-year +41 +15 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 205 185 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.03% 1.55% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 1.60% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 187 173 177
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,250 £28,450
90th Percentile £67,500 £59,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 9,774 11,596 12,791
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 96.93% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7,453 9,532 10,618
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the East of England

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the East of England

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the East of England

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Cambridgeshire +34 138 £50,000 +11.11% 43
Hertfordshire +11 41 £47,500 +46.15% 8
Suffolk 0 11 £47,500 +97.92% 1
Norfolk +12 7 £35,000 - 5
Essex +16 6 £40,000 +29.03% 3
Bedfordshire - 2 £41,250 - 3
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 of England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 169 (82.44%) Test Automation
2 100 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (47.32%) Python
4 69 (33.66%) C#
5 56 (27.32%) Java
6 55 (26.83%) Selenium
7 54 (26.34%) Manual Testing
8 52 (25.37%) Degree
9 51 (24.88%) QA
9 51 (24.88%) C++
10 49 (23.90%) Jenkins
11 45 (21.95%) Software Testing
12 44 (21.46%) Linux
12 44 (21.46%) Scrum
13 43 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (18.05%) JIRA
15 36 (17.56%) JavaScript
16 35 (17.07%) BDD
17 32 (15.61%) Finance
18 31 (15.12%) SQL
18 31 (15.12%) C
19 30 (14.63%) Computer Science
20 29 (14.15%) TDD
21 27 (13.17%) Windows
22 26 (12.68%) OO
22 26 (12.68%) Cucumber
23 25 (12.20%) Mathematics
23 25 (12.20%) SDET
24 24 (11.71%) Software Engineering
25 23 (11.22%) System Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 10 (4.88%) Confluence
2 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.85%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (5.85%) AWS Lambda
2 12 (5.85%) Serverless
3 9 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.95%) GitHub
4 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.46%) SaaS
6 2 (0.98%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.39%) Wireless
2 6 (2.93%) Bluetooth
2 6 (2.93%) Broadband
2 6 (2.93%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.46%) HTTP
3 3 (1.46%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.46%) Internet
3 3 (1.46%) SSL
4 2 (0.98%) Network Security
5 1 (0.49%) LAN
5 1 (0.49%) NGN
5 1 (0.49%) SMS
5 1 (0.49%) SSH
5 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (3.90%) MongoDB
2 8 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.93%) MySQL
3 6 (2.93%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.95%) Big Data
4 4 (1.95%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (26.83%) Selenium
2 49 (23.90%) Jenkins
3 37 (18.05%) JIRA
4 26 (12.68%) Cucumber
5 20 (9.76%) Git (software)
6 18 (8.78%) LabVIEW
7 13 (6.34%) JUnit
7 13 (6.34%) SpecFlow
8 12 (5.85%) Maven
8 12 (5.85%) WebDriver
9 11 (5.37%) Appium
9 11 (5.37%) Visual Studio
10 10 (4.88%) NUnit
11 9 (4.39%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.93%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.93%) LoadRunner
12 6 (2.93%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.44%) Protractor
13 5 (2.44%) Ranorex
13 5 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 32 (15.61%) Finance
2 19 (9.27%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.32%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.90%) Electronics
5 5 (2.44%) Games
5 5 (2.44%) Marketing
5 5 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.46%) Automotive
6 3 (1.46%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.76%) .NET
2 16 (7.80%) Web Services
3 15 (7.32%) Reactive Extensions
3 15 (7.32%) WPF
4 14 (6.83%) Gherkin
4 14 (6.83%) XML
5 13 (6.34%) HTML
6 11 (5.37%) RESTful
7 10 (4.88%) Node.js
8 8 (3.90%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.41%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.93%) JSON
11 5 (2.44%) pytest
11 5 (2.44%) Spring
12 4 (1.95%) CSS
13 3 (1.46%) EJB
13 3 (1.46%) Hibernate
13 3 (1.46%) J2EE
14 2 (0.98%) X-Windows
15 1 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.63%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.29%) Optoelectronics
3 14 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.83%) Reinsurance
4 13 (6.34%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.41%) Device Driver
7 6 (2.93%) Acoustics
8 5 (2.44%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.95%) Fintech
10 3 (1.46%) iPhone
10 3 (1.46%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.98%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.98%) Music Streaming
11 2 (0.98%) Replication
12 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.49%) Robotics
12 1 (0.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.46%) Linux
2 27 (13.17%) Windows
3 15 (7.32%) Android
4 12 (5.85%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.88%) Unix
6 3 (1.46%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.46%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (82.44%) Test Automation
2 100 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (26.34%) Manual Testing
4 45 (21.95%) Software Testing
5 44 (21.46%) Scrum
6 43 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (17.07%) BDD
8 29 (14.15%) TDD
9 26 (12.68%) OO
10 25 (12.20%) Mathematics
10 25 (12.20%) SDET
11 24 (11.71%) Software Engineering
12 23 (11.22%) System Testing
13 22 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (10.24%) Exploratory Testing
15 20 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
15 20 (9.76%) OOP
15 20 (9.76%) Regression Testing
15 20 (9.76%) SDLC
16 19 (9.27%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 97 (47.32%) Python
2 69 (33.66%) C#
3 56 (27.32%) Java
4 51 (24.88%) C++
5 36 (17.56%) JavaScript
6 31 (15.12%) C
6 31 (15.12%) SQL
7 22 (10.73%) Bash Shell
8 13 (6.34%) Perl
9 10 (4.88%) Scala
10 8 (3.90%) MATLAB
11 7 (3.41%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.93%) PHP
12 6 (2.93%) VB
12 6 (2.93%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.46%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.46%) Ruby
15 1 (0.49%) VC++
15 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 52 (25.37%) Degree
2 16 (7.80%) PhD
3 10 (4.88%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.39%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.95%) ISEB
7 2 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.49%) HNC
8 1 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (24.88%) QA
System Software
1 14 (6.83%) Firmware
2 6 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (6.83%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (6.83%) HP
2 11 (5.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.39%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.93%) SAP
5 5 (2.44%) BT
6 4 (1.95%) WorldPay
7 3 (1.46%) Cisco
8 2 (0.98%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.49%) Citrix
9 1 (0.49%) EMC
9 1 (0.49%) Twitter
9 1 (0.49%) VMware