Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 141 203
Rank change year-on-year -27 +62 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 60 62 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.21% 1.39% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.43% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 60 71 24
Hertfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £44,275
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -9.64%

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 4,817 4,322 4,822
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.33% 97.10% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4,030 3,649 4,001
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +20 28 £32,500 -27.78%
Borehamwood +4 23 £32,500 -
Stevenage +14 8 £25,000 -31.03% 3
Hatfield - 7 £55,000 -
Welwyn Garden City -34 3 £45,000 +38.46%
St Albans -9 2 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Tring - 1 £47,500 -
Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (61.67%) Degree
2 32 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 27 (45.00%) LabVIEW
4 22 (36.67%) Physics
4 22 (36.67%) Optoelectronics
5 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (33.33%) MATLAB
6 19 (31.67%) PhD
7 18 (30.00%) Java
8 16 (26.67%) Telecoms
9 15 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 15 (25.00%) QA
9 15 (25.00%) Selenium
9 15 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 13 (21.67%) Zemax
11 12 (20.00%) C#
11 12 (20.00%) JUnit
11 12 (20.00%) Python
11 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
12 10 (16.67%) SDLC
13 9 (15.00%) Regression Testing
13 9 (15.00%) Computer Science
13 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
14 8 (13.33%) System Testing
14 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (13.33%) Manufacturing
14 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
14 8 (13.33%) Linux
15 7 (11.67%) C++
15 7 (11.67%) C

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 (21.67%) Zemax
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.33%) 3GPP
2 5 (8.33%) 5G
2 5 (8.33%) 802.11
2 5 (8.33%) DHCP
2 5 (8.33%) DNS
2 5 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 5 (8.33%) HSPA
2 5 (8.33%) IPsec
2 5 (8.33%) IPv4
2 5 (8.33%) IPv6
2 5 (8.33%) LTE
2 5 (8.33%) NAS
2 5 (8.33%) RTCP
2 5 (8.33%) RTP
2 5 (8.33%) WCDMA
2 5 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (8.33%) Wireless
2 5 (8.33%) Wireshark
2 5 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (45.00%) LabVIEW
2 15 (25.00%) Selenium
2 15 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 12 (20.00%) JUnit
4 7 (11.67%) HP UFT
4 7 (11.67%) JBehave
4 7 (11.67%) LoadRunner
5 5 (8.33%) ClearCase
5 5 (8.33%) Maven
6 2 (3.33%) JIRA
6 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.67%) Appium
7 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.67%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.67%) LINQPad
7 1 (1.67%) Subversion
7 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.33%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 5 (8.33%) STL
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (36.67%) Optoelectronics
2 9 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Acoustics
7 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Solaris
2 5 (8.33%) VxWorks
3 3 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 22 (36.67%) Physics
3 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (16.67%) SDLC
7 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
7 9 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 8 (13.33%) System Testing
9 7 (11.67%) BDD
9 7 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
9 7 (11.67%) TDD
9 7 (11.67%) Traceability Matrix
10 6 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (8.33%) QA Automation
11 5 (8.33%) Scrum
11 5 (8.33%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 18 (30.00%) Java
3 12 (20.00%) C#
3 12 (20.00%) Python
4 7 (11.67%) C
4 7 (11.67%) C++
5 5 (8.33%) Groovy
5 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.33%) Perl
5 5 (8.33%) Tcl
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (61.67%) Degree
2 19 (31.67%) PhD
3 4 (6.67%) ISEB
4 3 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.67%) HNC
6 1 (1.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) HP
2 5 (8.33%) Sun
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) EMC
4 1 (1.67%) Perforce