Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 171 190
Rank change year-on-year +23 +19 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 250 211 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.99% 1.68% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.73% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 243 212 206
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,375 £51,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 12,147 12,167 14,414
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 96.59% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9,943 9,937 11,808
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,950
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.39% +3.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -8 164 £50,000 +5.26% 45
Hertfordshire -5 63 £32,500 - 18
Essex +9 9 £31,000 -43.64% 5
Norfolk +10 8 £35,000 - 1
Suffolk +5 5 £40,000 +60.00%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 185 (74.00%) Test Automation
2 110 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (43.60%) Degree
4 104 (41.60%) Python
5 53 (21.20%) Software Testing
5 53 (21.20%) Java
6 52 (20.80%) Linux
7 47 (18.80%) C#
7 47 (18.80%) Computer Science
7 47 (18.80%) QA
8 43 (17.20%) Mathematics
9 42 (16.80%) Manual Testing
10 40 (16.00%) Finance
10 40 (16.00%) C
10 40 (16.00%) Test Scripting
10 40 (16.00%) Software Engineering
11 39 (15.60%) Selenium
12 36 (14.40%) C++
13 35 (14.00%) Wireless
14 34 (13.60%) Telecoms
15 33 (13.20%) Scrum
16 32 (12.80%) Test Strategy
16 32 (12.80%) Capital Modelling
17 31 (12.40%) WPF
17 31 (12.40%) Statistics
18 28 (11.20%) LabVIEW
19 27 (10.80%) Windows
19 27 (10.80%) Bash Shell
20 26 (10.40%) Jenkins
21 25 (10.00%) Reactive Extensions

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 7 (2.80%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (6.40%) Zemax
2 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.00%) Wireless
2 19 (7.60%) Wi-Fi
3 18 (7.20%) Internet
4 15 (6.00%) Bluetooth
4 15 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.80%) Skype
5 7 (2.80%) Unified Communications
6 6 (2.40%) DHCP
6 6 (2.40%) DNS
6 6 (2.40%) WLAN
7 5 (2.00%) 3GPP
7 5 (2.00%) 802.11
7 5 (2.00%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.00%) IPsec
7 5 (2.00%) IPv4
7 5 (2.00%) IPv6
7 5 (2.00%) RTCP
7 5 (2.00%) RTP
7 5 (2.00%) SNMP
7 5 (2.00%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.40%) Big Data
2 5 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.20%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.20%) Text Mining
4 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (15.60%) Selenium
2 28 (11.20%) LabVIEW
3 26 (10.40%) Jenkins
4 23 (9.20%) JIRA
4 23 (9.20%) WebDriver
5 22 (8.80%) Git (software)
5 22 (8.80%) JUnit
6 19 (7.60%) Cucumber
7 16 (6.40%) NUnit
8 12 (4.80%) JBehave
9 11 (4.40%) LoadRunner
9 11 (4.40%) Protractor
9 11 (4.40%) TeamCity
10 10 (4.00%) SpecFlow
11 9 (3.60%) HP UFT
12 6 (2.40%) Appium
12 6 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (2.00%) ClearCase
13 5 (2.00%) JMeter
13 5 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 40 (16.00%) Finance
2 34 (13.60%) Telecoms
3 24 (9.60%) Electronics
4 8 (3.20%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.60%) Games
5 4 (1.60%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.20%) Advertising
6 3 (1.20%) Automotive
7 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.80%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.40%) WPF
2 25 (10.00%) Reactive Extensions
3 10 (4.00%) Web Services
4 6 (2.40%) .NET
4 6 (2.40%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.00%) 802.1X
5 5 (2.00%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.00%) STL
6 4 (1.60%) REST
6 4 (1.60%) RESTful
6 4 (1.60%) XML
7 3 (1.20%) WebRTC
8 2 (0.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.80%) Node.js
9 1 (0.40%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.80%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.20%) Optoelectronics
3 13 (5.20%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.80%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.20%) Internet of Things
7 7 (2.80%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.00%) Smart Home
10 3 (1.20%) Life Science
10 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.20%) RIA
11 2 (0.80%) Acoustics
11 2 (0.80%) Video\Live Streaming
12 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.40%) Fintech
12 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.40%) Handset
12 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.80%) Linux
2 27 (10.80%) Windows
3 13 (5.20%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.40%) Android
4 11 (4.40%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.00%) Solaris
5 5 (2.00%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (74.00%) Test Automation
2 110 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (21.20%) Software Testing
4 43 (17.20%) Mathematics
5 42 (16.80%) Manual Testing
6 40 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 40 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 33 (13.20%) Scrum
8 32 (12.80%) Capital Modelling
8 32 (12.80%) Test Strategy
9 31 (12.40%) Statistics
10 25 (10.00%) Usability Testing
11 23 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (8.80%) Regression Testing
13 21 (8.40%) Physics
14 20 (8.00%) OOP
15 19 (7.60%) Performance Testing
15 19 (7.60%) SDET
16 17 (6.80%) Financial Modelling
16 17 (6.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 104 (41.60%) Python
2 53 (21.20%) Java
3 47 (18.80%) C#
4 40 (16.00%) C
5 36 (14.40%) C++
6 27 (10.80%) Bash Shell
7 23 (9.20%) JavaScript
7 23 (9.20%) MATLAB
8 12 (4.80%) SQL
9 10 (4.00%) Perl
9 10 (4.00%) Ruby
10 9 (3.60%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.00%) Assembly Language
11 5 (2.00%) Groovy
11 5 (2.00%) PHP
11 5 (2.00%) Tcl
12 4 (1.60%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.40%) R
13 1 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 109 (43.60%) Degree
2 19 (7.60%) PhD
3 16 (6.40%) ISEB
4 11 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (4.00%) ISTQB
6 8 (3.20%) HND
7 5 (2.00%) HNC
7 5 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (18.80%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (3.20%) Firmware
2 7 (2.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Grafana
2 1 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (5.60%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.40%) HP
3 9 (3.60%) TOWER Software
4 6 (2.40%) Sun
5 5 (2.00%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.60%) Apple
6 4 (1.60%) Dell
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.40%) EMC
7 1 (0.40%) Huawei
7 1 (0.40%) IBM
7 1 (0.40%) Splunk