Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 6 months to 16 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
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 56 76
Rank change year-on-year +1 +20 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 0.85% 0.44% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.44% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 7
Ipswich median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £33,250 £36,000
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £25,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +60.00% -26.47% +23.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. 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
Ipswich
Permanent vacancies in Ipswich with a recognized job title 342 458 693
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 100.00% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 303 383 608
Ipswich median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,239 £22,550 £19,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Ipswich

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Ipswich

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Ipswich over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Ipswich

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 16 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 Ipswich region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Grafana
2 1 (33.33%) PMO
2 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

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

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Grafana
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk
1 1 (33.33%) Sun