Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 24 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 of England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 185 192
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 193 195 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.60% 1.48% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.54% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 183 185 215
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £27,250 £27,700 £27,500
90th Percentile £59,750 £52,500 £51,250
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 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 11657 12674 14813
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9570 10516 12291
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Cambridgeshire -20 124 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Hertfordshire +5 43 £32,500 -23.53% 3
Suffolk +19 13 £24,000 -11.93% 1
Essex +28 8 £31,000 -31.11% 1
Norfolk +12 5 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 of England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 143 (74.09%) Test Automation
2 78 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (37.82%) Python
4 62 (32.12%) Degree
5 46 (23.83%) Java
6 43 (22.28%) QA
7 41 (21.24%) C#
8 36 (18.65%) Software Engineering
8 36 (18.65%) Software Testing
9 34 (17.62%) C
10 31 (16.06%) Manual Testing
11 30 (15.54%) Linux
12 29 (15.03%) Windows
12 29 (15.03%) Regression Testing
12 29 (15.03%) Computer Science
13 28 (14.51%) SQL
14 26 (13.47%) Finance
15 25 (12.95%) Selenium
16 24 (12.44%) Wireless
17 23 (11.92%) Internet
17 23 (11.92%) LabVIEW
18 22 (11.40%) Telecoms
18 22 (11.40%) Mathematics
18 22 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (10.88%) SDET
19 21 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (10.88%) C++
20 20 (10.36%) Scrum
20 20 (10.36%) Cucumber
21 19 (9.84%) WPF

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 4 (2.07%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (3.63%) Zemax
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.44%) Wireless
2 23 (11.92%) Internet
3 16 (8.29%) Bluetooth
3 16 (8.29%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (3.11%) HTTP
4 6 (3.11%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.07%) Skype
5 4 (2.07%) Unified Communications
5 4 (2.07%) WAN
6 3 (1.55%) SAN
6 3 (1.55%) TETRA
7 1 (0.52%) Ethereal
7 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.70%) Big Data
2 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.55%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (12.95%) Selenium
2 23 (11.92%) LabVIEW
3 20 (10.36%) Cucumber
4 18 (9.33%) WebDriver
5 16 (8.29%) Jenkins
6 15 (7.77%) JBehave
7 14 (7.25%) JIRA
7 14 (7.25%) NUnit
8 13 (6.74%) Git (software)
8 13 (6.74%) JUnit
9 9 (4.66%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.59%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.07%) HP UFT
13 3 (1.55%) Appium
13 3 (1.55%) Fiddler
13 3 (1.55%) Gerrit
13 3 (1.55%) Protractor
13 3 (1.55%) Redmine
14 2 (1.04%) xUnit.net
General
1 26 (13.47%) Finance
2 22 (11.40%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.25%) Electronics
4 5 (2.59%) Automotive
4 5 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.07%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.55%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.84%) WPF
2 13 (6.74%) Reactive Extensions
3 11 (5.70%) Gherkin
4 10 (5.18%) REST
4 10 (5.18%) Web Services
5 9 (4.66%) .NET
6 7 (3.63%) RESTful
6 7 (3.63%) XML
7 3 (1.55%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.55%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.52%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.52%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.03%) Computer Science
2 22 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.77%) Embedded Systems
3 15 (7.77%) Optoelectronics
4 9 (4.66%) Algorithms
4 9 (4.66%) Internet of Things
5 8 (4.15%) Acoustics
6 7 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.63%) RIA
7 5 (2.59%) Life Science
7 5 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.59%) Smart Energy
8 3 (1.55%) Smart Home
9 2 (1.04%) Fintech
9 2 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.04%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.54%) Linux
2 29 (15.03%) Windows
3 7 (3.63%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.63%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.07%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Unix
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (74.09%) Test Automation
2 78 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (18.65%) Software Engineering
3 36 (18.65%) Software Testing
4 31 (16.06%) Manual Testing
5 29 (15.03%) Regression Testing
6 22 (11.40%) Mathematics
7 21 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (10.88%) SDET
8 20 (10.36%) Scrum
9 19 (9.84%) Capital Modelling
9 19 (9.84%) Exploratory Testing
9 19 (9.84%) Statistics
9 19 (9.84%) Test Strategy
10 18 (9.33%) Physics
10 18 (9.33%) Test Scripting
11 15 (7.77%) BDD
11 15 (7.77%) TDD
12 14 (7.25%) Financial Modelling
13 13 (6.74%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (37.82%) Python
2 46 (23.83%) Java
3 41 (21.24%) C#
4 34 (17.62%) C
5 28 (14.51%) SQL
6 21 (10.88%) C++
7 15 (7.77%) MATLAB
8 14 (7.25%) Bash Shell
9 13 (6.74%) JavaScript
10 10 (5.18%) Assembly Language
10 10 (5.18%) Embedded C
11 8 (4.15%) Ruby
12 7 (3.63%) Perl
13 3 (1.55%) PHP
14 2 (1.04%) VC++
15 1 (0.52%) Groovy
15 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (32.12%) Degree
2 18 (9.33%) ISEB
3 15 (7.77%) PhD
4 7 (3.63%) HND
4 7 (3.63%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.07%) HNC
5 4 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (22.28%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) Firmware
2 4 (2.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (6.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.66%) TOWER Software
3 4 (2.07%) Apple
3 4 (2.07%) HP
3 4 (2.07%) Oracle
4 3 (1.55%) Dell
4 3 (1.55%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.52%) Huawei
5 1 (0.52%) IBM