Period
to 20 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 176 208
Rank change year-on-year +29 +32 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 256 202 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.07% 1.66% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 1.71% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 222 202 159
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -1.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £49,250
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 12,005 11,812 13,795
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 96.99% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9,385 9,581 11,330
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £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 May 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 May 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 +27 181 £50,000 +5.26% 37
Hertfordshire +4 60 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Essex +23 9 £42,500 -22.73% 6
Norfolk -6 3 £35,000 - 3
Suffolk +8 2 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 188 (73.44%) Test Automation
2 122 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (41.02%) Degree
4 99 (38.67%) Python
5 71 (27.73%) QA
6 68 (26.56%) Manual Testing
7 65 (25.39%) Software Testing
8 58 (22.66%) Selenium
9 55 (21.48%) Computer Science
9 55 (21.48%) Linux
10 53 (20.70%) C#
11 50 (19.53%) Java
12 44 (17.19%) Software Engineering
12 44 (17.19%) Jenkins
13 40 (15.63%) JIRA
14 39 (15.23%) C++
15 38 (14.84%) Scrum
16 35 (13.67%) Mathematics
16 35 (13.67%) Cucumber
17 34 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (12.89%) Test Strategy
19 32 (12.50%) BDD
20 30 (11.72%) WebDriver
20 30 (11.72%) Wireless
20 30 (11.72%) SDLC
21 28 (10.94%) Finance
22 27 (10.55%) C
22 27 (10.55%) Android
22 27 (10.55%) Test Scripting
23 26 (10.16%) Bash Shell

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 17 (6.64%) Confluence
2 3 (1.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Zemax
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.72%) Wireless
2 9 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (2.34%) DHCP
4 6 (2.34%) DNS
4 6 (2.34%) WLAN
5 5 (1.95%) 3GPP
5 5 (1.95%) 802.11
5 5 (1.95%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.95%) HSPA
5 5 (1.95%) IPsec
5 5 (1.95%) IPv4
5 5 (1.95%) IPv6
5 5 (1.95%) LTE
5 5 (1.95%) NAS
5 5 (1.95%) RTCP
5 5 (1.95%) RTP
5 5 (1.95%) SNMP
5 5 (1.95%) WCDMA
5 5 (1.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.17%) Big Data
2 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (22.66%) Selenium
2 44 (17.19%) Jenkins
3 40 (15.63%) JIRA
4 35 (13.67%) Cucumber
5 30 (11.72%) WebDriver
6 26 (10.16%) LabVIEW
7 22 (8.59%) SpecFlow
8 17 (6.64%) Git (software)
8 17 (6.64%) Maven
9 16 (6.25%) Appium
9 16 (6.25%) TeamCity
10 15 (5.86%) JUnit
11 14 (5.47%) NUnit
12 12 (4.69%) eggPlant
12 12 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (3.91%) LoadRunner
14 9 (3.52%) Protractor
15 7 (2.73%) HP UFT
16 6 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (2.34%) JBehave
General
1 28 (10.94%) Finance
2 23 (8.98%) Electronics
2 23 (8.98%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.56%) Advertising
4 4 (1.56%) Marketing
5 3 (1.17%) Retail
6 2 (0.78%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.42%) WPF
2 18 (7.03%) Reactive Extensions
3 17 (6.64%) Web Services
4 13 (5.08%) Gherkin
5 9 (3.52%) RESTful
6 6 (2.34%) .NET
7 5 (1.95%) 802.1X
7 5 (1.95%) STL
7 5 (1.95%) X-Windows
8 3 (1.17%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.17%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.17%) REST
9 2 (0.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (0.78%) Node.js
9 2 (0.78%) SOAP
9 2 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (21.48%) Computer Science
2 25 (9.77%) Mobile App
3 20 (7.81%) Optoelectronics
4 10 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.73%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.73%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.95%) Replication
7 5 (1.95%) Robotics
7 5 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.56%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.78%) Fintech
10 2 (0.78%) PMI
10 2 (0.78%) Smart Home
11 1 (0.39%) Acoustics
11 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.39%) Handset
11 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.48%) Linux
2 27 (10.55%) Android
3 23 (8.98%) Windows
4 22 (8.59%) Apple iOS
5 12 (4.69%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.95%) Solaris
6 5 (1.95%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (73.44%) Test Automation
2 122 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (26.56%) Manual Testing
4 65 (25.39%) Software Testing
5 44 (17.19%) Software Engineering
6 38 (14.84%) Scrum
7 35 (13.67%) Mathematics
8 34 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (12.89%) Test Strategy
10 32 (12.50%) BDD
11 30 (11.72%) SDLC
12 27 (10.55%) Test Scripting
13 24 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (9.38%) TDD
14 22 (8.59%) Physics
15 21 (8.20%) OOP
16 19 (7.42%) Capital Modelling
16 19 (7.42%) Regression Testing
16 19 (7.42%) System Testing
16 19 (7.42%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (38.67%) Python
2 53 (20.70%) C#
3 50 (19.53%) Java
4 39 (15.23%) C++
5 27 (10.55%) C
6 26 (10.16%) Bash Shell
7 20 (7.81%) JavaScript
8 17 (6.64%) MATLAB
9 9 (3.52%) Perl
9 9 (3.52%) SQL
10 6 (2.34%) PHP
11 5 (1.95%) Groovy
11 5 (1.95%) Tcl
12 3 (1.17%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.78%) Ruby
13 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (41.02%) Degree
2 18 (7.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 18 (7.03%) PhD
3 13 (5.08%) ISEB
4 7 (2.73%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.39%) HNC
6 1 (0.39%) HND
6 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (27.73%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (5.08%) Firmware
2 4 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (4.69%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.39%) Grafana
2 1 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (8.59%) HP
2 12 (4.69%) WorldPay
3 9 (3.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.34%) Sun
5 3 (1.17%) Apple
5 3 (1.17%) Dell
5 3 (1.17%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.78%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.39%) Capita
7 1 (0.39%) EMC
7 1 (0.39%) Perforce
7 1 (0.39%) Splunk