Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 171 205
Rank change year-on-year +10 +34 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 56 45 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.25% 1.02% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.05% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 58 52 24
Hertfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £30,125 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £43,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 4,335 4,279 4,922
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 97.40% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,690 3,569 4,078
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.12% +4.71%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Hertfordshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Hertfordshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Hertfordshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Watford +32 32 £32,500 -26.55% 4
Borehamwood -3 15 £32,500 -
Hatfield - 9 £55,000 - 1
Stevenage +12 5 - - 4
St Albans -5 1 £30,000 -33.33%
Welwyn Garden City -17 1 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Tring - 1 £47,500 - 1
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 28 (50.00%) Degree
3 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (37.50%) QA
5 20 (35.71%) Selenium
5 20 (35.71%) WebDriver
5 20 (35.71%) LabVIEW
6 19 (33.93%) Java
6 19 (33.93%) JUnit
7 16 (28.57%) MATLAB
8 15 (26.79%) Telecoms
8 15 (26.79%) PhD
8 15 (26.79%) Physics
8 15 (26.79%) Optoelectronics
9 14 (25.00%) JBehave
9 14 (25.00%) C#
10 13 (23.21%) Zemax
10 13 (23.21%) Test Strategy
11 11 (19.64%) BDD
11 11 (19.64%) Python
12 10 (17.86%) TDD
12 10 (17.86%) Scrum
12 10 (17.86%) Mathematics
12 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
12 10 (17.86%) SDLC
12 10 (17.86%) QA Automation
12 10 (17.86%) SDET
13 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing
14 7 (12.50%) Regression Testing
15 6 (10.71%) Gherkin

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Zemax
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) TETRA
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.79%) 5G
4 1 (1.79%) 802.11
4 1 (1.79%) DHCP
4 1 (1.79%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.79%) HSPA
4 1 (1.79%) IPv4
4 1 (1.79%) IPv6
4 1 (1.79%) LTE
4 1 (1.79%) NAS
4 1 (1.79%) RTCP
4 1 (1.79%) RTP
4 1 (1.79%) SNMP
4 1 (1.79%) WCDMA
4 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (35.71%) LabVIEW
1 20 (35.71%) Selenium
1 20 (35.71%) WebDriver
2 19 (33.93%) JUnit
3 14 (25.00%) JBehave
4 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.93%) HP UFT
4 5 (8.93%) LoadRunner
4 5 (8.93%) Maven
5 4 (7.14%) JIRA
6 3 (5.36%) Redmine
7 1 (1.79%) Appium
7 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.79%) LINQPad
7 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (26.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.93%) .NET
2 5 (8.93%) REST
2 5 (8.93%) RESTful
2 5 (8.93%) Web Services
2 5 (8.93%) XML
3 3 (5.36%) WebRTC
4 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.79%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Optoelectronics
2 5 (8.93%) RIA
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.57%) Acoustics
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.79%) Solaris
2 1 (1.79%) VxWorks
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) Physics
4 13 (23.21%) Test Strategy
5 11 (19.64%) BDD
6 10 (17.86%) Mathematics
6 10 (17.86%) QA Automation
6 10 (17.86%) Scrum
6 10 (17.86%) SDET
6 10 (17.86%) SDLC
6 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 10 (17.86%) TDD
7 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 5 (8.93%) API Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Traceability Matrix
10 3 (5.36%) Load Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
11 2 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) Java
2 16 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 14 (25.00%) C#
4 11 (19.64%) Python
5 5 (8.93%) Groovy
5 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.93%) SQL
6 4 (7.14%) C
6 4 (7.14%) C++
7 2 (3.57%) Ruby
7 2 (3.57%) VC++
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (50.00%) Degree
2 15 (26.79%) PhD
3 5 (8.93%) ISEB
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.79%) HNC
5 1 (1.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) HP
2 1 (1.79%) EMC
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Sun