The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 163 205
Rank change year-on-year -37 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 66 91 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.07% 1.34% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.39% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 70 78 85
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
10th Percentile £26,850 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,875 £54,600 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.17%  

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 5998 6530 7973
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.31% 96.17% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22583 25372 33305
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 -33 30 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Hertfordshire +5 24 £32,500 -26.55% 2
Suffolk +11 9 £24,000 -11.11% 1
Essex -8 2 £55,000 +62.96%
Norfolk -1 1 £37,500 - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 122 (70.11%) Test Automation
2 73 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (40.80%) Degree
4 59 (33.91%) Python
5 57 (32.76%) Telecoms
6 52 (29.89%) Test Scripting
7 51 (29.31%) QA
8 46 (26.44%) Selenium
9 38 (21.84%) C#
10 35 (20.11%) TDD
11 34 (19.54%) Scrum
12 33 (18.97%) Wireless
13 32 (18.39%) Electronics
14 30 (17.24%) Software Engineering
14 30 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
15 29 (16.67%) Java
16 28 (16.09%) Software Testing
17 25 (14.37%) SQL
17 25 (14.37%) Physics
17 25 (14.37%) BDD
18 24 (13.79%) PhD
18 24 (13.79%) Regression Testing
19 21 (12.07%) LabVIEW
20 20 (11.49%) Mathematics
21 19 (10.92%) JIRA
21 19 (10.92%) SDET
21 19 (10.92%) Jenkins
21 19 (10.92%) MATLAB
21 19 (10.92%) Windows
22 18 (10.34%) Finance

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 5 (2.87%) CMS
1 5 (2.87%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Zemax
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.57%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.97%) Wireless
2 7 (4.02%) Internet
3 4 (2.30%) HTTP
4 3 (1.72%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (1.72%) GPRS
4 3 (1.72%) GSM
4 3 (1.72%) LTE
4 3 (1.72%) SAN
4 3 (1.72%) UMTS
4 3 (1.72%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.57%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.57%) Ethereal
5 1 (0.57%) ICMP
5 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.57%) TETRA
5 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.32%) Big Data
2 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.72%) GIS
4 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (26.44%) Selenium
2 21 (12.07%) LabVIEW
3 19 (10.92%) Jenkins
3 19 (10.92%) JIRA
4 18 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 18 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 10 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (5.17%) JUnit
6 9 (5.17%) NUnit
6 9 (5.17%) SpecFlow
6 9 (5.17%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.02%) HP UFT
7 7 (4.02%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.45%) JBehave
9 5 (2.87%) Bugzilla
9 5 (2.87%) Zephyr
10 4 (2.30%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.30%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.72%) FishEye
11 3 (1.72%) Hudson
General
1 57 (32.76%) Telecoms
2 32 (18.39%) Electronics
3 18 (10.34%) Finance
4 2 (1.15%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.15%) Law
4 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Automotive
5 1 (0.57%) Games
5 1 (0.57%) Local Government
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.77%) RESTful
2 14 (8.05%) Web Services
3 13 (7.47%) .NET
4 11 (6.32%) Gherkin
5 9 (5.17%) REST
6 6 (3.45%) WPF
7 5 (2.87%) XML
8 4 (2.30%) SOAP
9 3 (1.72%) GWT
9 3 (1.72%) Middleware
10 2 (1.15%) CSS
10 2 (1.15%) HTML
11 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.57%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.05%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (5.17%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.02%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.87%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.87%) RIA
6 5 (2.87%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.72%) iPad
7 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.57%) Life Science
9 1 (0.57%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.92%) Windows
2 17 (9.77%) Linux
3 7 (4.02%) Unix
4 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (70.11%) Test Automation
2 73 (41.95%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (29.89%) Test Scripting
4 35 (20.11%) TDD
5 34 (19.54%) Scrum
6 30 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 28 (16.09%) Software Testing
8 25 (14.37%) BDD
8 25 (14.37%) Physics
9 24 (13.79%) Regression Testing
10 20 (11.49%) Mathematics
11 19 (10.92%) SDET
12 17 (9.77%) Functional Testing
13 16 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (9.20%) Manual Testing
13 16 (9.20%) Signal Processing
13 16 (9.20%) Test Strategy
14 15 (8.62%) Digital Signal Processing
15 14 (8.05%) Configuration Management
16 13 (7.47%) OO
Programming Languages
1 59 (33.91%) Python
2 38 (21.84%) C#
3 29 (16.67%) Java
4 25 (14.37%) SQL
5 19 (10.92%) MATLAB
6 17 (9.77%) Tcl
7 11 (6.32%) C
7 11 (6.32%) Perl
8 9 (5.17%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.02%) C++
10 6 (3.45%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.72%) Ruby
12 2 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.57%) PHP
13 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (40.80%) Degree
2 24 (13.79%) PhD
3 13 (7.47%) ISEB
4 7 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.02%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (29.31%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.47%) Firmware
2 4 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.57%) KVM
4 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.45%) Oracle
3 5 (2.87%) TOWER Software
4 4 (2.30%) VMware
5 3 (1.72%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.15%) HP
7 1 (0.57%) IBM
7 1 (0.57%) SAP
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