The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 24 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 131 151
Rank change year-on-year +8 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.11% 0.57% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.59% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 23
Median salary £32,500 £43,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.41% +56.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,400 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2017 2196 2809
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 97.49% 96.11% 97.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 1831 2237
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Borehamwood - 15 £32,500 -
Watford -3 12 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Stevenage +16 1 £31,500 - 1
Test Engineer
East of England

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

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

1 27 (50.94%) Telecoms
2 24 (45.28%) Physics
2 24 (45.28%) PhD
3 21 (39.62%) LabVIEW
4 18 (33.96%) MATLAB
4 18 (33.96%) Test Automation
5 17 (32.08%) QA
6 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (28.30%) TDD
7 14 (26.42%) Selenium
7 14 (26.42%) Degree
8 12 (22.64%) Scrum
9 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (18.87%) System Testing
10 10 (18.87%) BDD
10 10 (18.87%) WebDriver
10 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (18.87%) Java
11 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.98%) SDET
12 8 (15.09%) Zemax
12 8 (15.09%) Functional Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Test Scripting
12 8 (15.09%) Data Analysis
12 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
12 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
13 7 (13.21%) C#
13 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio
14 6 (11.32%) Unix
14 6 (11.32%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.43%) CMS
1 5 (9.43%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.89%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Internet
2 3 (5.66%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (5.66%) GPRS
2 3 (5.66%) GSM
2 3 (5.66%) LTE
2 3 (5.66%) UMTS
2 3 (5.66%) VoLTE
2 3 (5.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (39.62%) LabVIEW
2 14 (26.42%) Selenium
3 10 (18.87%) WebDriver
4 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio
5 6 (11.32%) HP UFT
5 6 (11.32%) JIRA
6 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.55%) JBehave
6 4 (7.55%) JUnit
7 2 (3.77%) JMeter
7 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.77%) WATIR
8 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 27 (50.94%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Gherkin
2 4 (7.55%) REST
2 4 (7.55%) RESTful
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
1 6 (11.32%) Unix
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Physics
2 18 (33.96%) Test Automation
3 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.30%) TDD
4 12 (22.64%) Scrum
5 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (18.87%) BDD
6 10 (18.87%) System Testing
7 9 (16.98%) SDET
8 8 (15.09%) Data Analysis
8 8 (15.09%) Functional Testing
8 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
8 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
8 8 (15.09%) Test Scripting
9 6 (11.32%) CRM
10 5 (9.43%) Content Management
10 5 (9.43%) DevOps
10 5 (9.43%) Load Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
10 5 (9.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) MATLAB
2 10 (18.87%) Java
3 7 (13.21%) C#
4 6 (11.32%) Python
4 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
4 6 (11.32%) SQL
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (45.28%) PhD
2 14 (26.42%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (3.77%) HP
2 2 (3.77%) VMware
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 11 days ago