The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 140 193 170
Rank change year-on-year +53 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 108 81 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.77% 1.10% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.14% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 101 73 92
Median salary £45,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% -1.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  

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 of England. 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 of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5870 7089 7406
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.07% 96.24% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4686 5723 5965
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,150
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 of England

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 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
Cambridgeshire +4 56 £47,500 +20.25% 17
Hertfordshire +43 30 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Norfolk +1 15 £35,000 -18.60% 3
Essex +15 5 £55,000 +45.69%
Suffolk +30 1 £25,000 -24.24%
Bedfordshire +19 1 £38,000 +16.92%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 of England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 100 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (38.28%) Python
3 77 (36.84%) Degree
4 70 (33.49%) Test Automation
5 66 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 66 (31.58%) Scrum
6 59 (28.23%) Automated Testing
7 58 (27.75%) QA
7 58 (27.75%) Telecoms
8 50 (23.92%) Selenium
9 45 (21.53%) TDD
10 43 (20.57%) Software Testing
11 40 (19.14%) C#
12 36 (17.22%) Functional Testing
12 36 (17.22%) Linux
13 35 (16.75%) Software Engineering
14 34 (16.27%) Electronics
15 33 (15.79%) BDD
16 31 (14.83%) Wireless
16 31 (14.83%) Windows
17 27 (12.92%) Finance
18 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
18 25 (11.96%) Manual Testing
18 25 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (11.48%) Test Strategy
19 24 (11.48%) Java
20 22 (10.53%) Physics
21 21 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
21 21 (10.05%) Non-Functional Testing
21 21 (10.05%) Jenkins

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (2.39%) CMS
1 5 (2.39%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (6.22%) MS Office
2 5 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.83%) Wireless
2 8 (3.83%) Internet
3 5 (2.39%) HTTP
3 5 (2.39%) LAN
3 5 (2.39%) WAN
3 5 (2.39%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.48%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.48%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.48%) GPRS
4 1 (0.48%) GSM
4 1 (0.48%) ICMP
4 1 (0.48%) LTE
4 1 (0.48%) SAN
4 1 (0.48%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.48%) TETRA
4 1 (0.48%) UMTS
4 1 (0.48%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.74%) Big Data
2 11 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.35%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.39%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (2.39%) GIS
4 5 (2.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (23.92%) Selenium
2 21 (10.05%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.22%) Bugzilla
3 13 (6.22%) Cucumber
3 13 (6.22%) JIRA
3 13 (6.22%) JUnit
4 12 (5.74%) WebDriver
5 9 (4.31%) Hudson
5 9 (4.31%) NUnit
6 8 (3.83%) HP UFT
6 8 (3.83%) LabVIEW
6 8 (3.83%) SpecFlow
6 8 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.87%) Subversion
8 5 (2.39%) ClearQuest
8 5 (2.39%) CruiseControl
8 5 (2.39%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.39%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.39%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.39%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (27.75%) Telecoms
2 34 (16.27%) Electronics
3 27 (12.92%) Finance
4 5 (2.39%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.91%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.44%) Automotive
7 2 (0.96%) Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Law
7 2 (0.96%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.57%) RESTful
2 13 (6.22%) .NET
3 11 (5.26%) Web Services
4 9 (4.31%) REST
5 7 (3.35%) WPF
6 5 (2.39%) GWT
6 5 (2.39%) Middleware
6 5 (2.39%) SOAP
7 4 (1.91%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.91%) XML
8 3 (1.44%) Qt
9 2 (0.96%) CSS
9 2 (0.96%) HTML
10 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.57%) Mobile App
3 15 (7.18%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (5.74%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.39%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.91%) RIA
7 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.48%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.22%) Linux
2 31 (14.83%) Windows
3 10 (4.78%) Unix
4 4 (1.91%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.49%) Test Automation
3 66 (31.58%) Scrum
3 66 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 59 (28.23%) Automated Testing
5 45 (21.53%) TDD
6 43 (20.57%) Software Testing
7 36 (17.22%) Functional Testing
8 35 (16.75%) Software Engineering
9 33 (15.79%) BDD
10 25 (11.96%) Manual Testing
11 24 (11.48%) Test Strategy
12 22 (10.53%) Physics
13 21 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (10.05%) Non-Functional Testing
13 21 (10.05%) Regression Testing
14 19 (9.09%) Data Analysis
14 19 (9.09%) Mathematics
15 17 (8.13%) Release Management
16 16 (7.66%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 80 (38.28%) Python
2 40 (19.14%) C#
3 24 (11.48%) Java
4 20 (9.57%) Perl
5 19 (9.09%) SQL
6 18 (8.61%) C
7 17 (8.13%) Tcl
8 14 (6.70%) Ruby
9 13 (6.22%) C++
10 10 (4.78%) MATLAB
11 5 (2.39%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.91%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.96%) VB
15 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (36.84%) Degree
2 15 (7.18%) PhD
3 8 (3.83%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.83%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.91%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (27.75%) QA
2 4 (1.91%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (6.70%) Firmware
2 5 (2.39%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.96%) KVM
4 2 (0.96%) Xen
5 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.31%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.39%) Cisco
3 5 (2.39%) TOWER Software
4 4 (1.91%) VMware
5 2 (0.96%) IBM
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle
5 2 (0.96%) SAP
6 1 (0.48%) Brocade
6 1 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.48%) HP
6 1 (0.48%) Intel
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