Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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

Test Engineer
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 112 132
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 80 122 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.69% 2.39% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.46% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 74 104 114
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% +8.57%
10th Percentile £31,500 £27,075 £33,400
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,375 £56,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% +8.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4,590 4,964 5,884
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 97.07% 97.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,851 4,242 4,864
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Leeds

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Leeds

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leeds

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

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 Leeds region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 73 (91.25%) Test Automation
2 53 (66.25%) Selenium
3 48 (60.00%) C#
4 45 (56.25%) API Testing
5 44 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (47.50%) Java
6 38 (47.50%) BDD
7 32 (40.00%) SoapUI
8 29 (36.25%) TDD
8 29 (36.25%) SDET
9 28 (35.00%) Test Scripting
10 27 (33.75%) WebDriver
11 26 (32.50%) JIRA
12 24 (30.00%) SQL
12 24 (30.00%) Jenkins
13 22 (27.50%) Configuration Management
13 22 (27.50%) Maven
14 21 (26.25%) Python
14 21 (26.25%) Coaching
15 20 (25.00%) Cucumber
16 19 (23.75%) Mentoring
16 19 (23.75%) Gherkin
17 18 (22.50%) Ruby
18 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
19 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
19 15 (18.75%) ISEB
20 12 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
21 11 (13.75%) Test Strategy
21 11 (13.75%) Open Source
21 11 (13.75%) ISTQB

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (1.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 53 (66.25%) Selenium
2 32 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 27 (33.75%) WebDriver
4 26 (32.50%) JIRA
5 24 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 22 (27.50%) Maven
7 20 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
9 9 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (10.00%) NUnit
11 7 (8.75%) FitNesse
11 7 (8.75%) SpecFlow
11 7 (8.75%) tSQLt
12 2 (2.50%) Bugzilla
12 2 (2.50%) Subversion
13 1 (1.25%) JMeter
13 1 (1.25%) PHPUnit
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) Gherkin
2 10 (12.50%) SOAP
2 10 (12.50%) XML
3 7 (8.75%) Web Services
3 7 (8.75%) WSDL
3 7 (8.75%) XSD
4 3 (3.75%) Kafka
4 3 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.50%) React
6 1 (1.25%) .NET
6 1 (1.25%) JSON
6 1 (1.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Unix
2 3 (3.75%) Windows
3 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (91.25%) Test Automation
2 45 (56.25%) API Testing
3 44 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (47.50%) BDD
5 29 (36.25%) SDET
5 29 (36.25%) TDD
6 28 (35.00%) Test Scripting
7 22 (27.50%) Configuration Management
8 21 (26.25%) Coaching
9 19 (23.75%) Mentoring
10 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
11 12 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (13.75%) Open Source
12 11 (13.75%) Performance Testing
12 11 (13.75%) Test Strategy
13 10 (12.50%) Mobile Development
14 9 (11.25%) Non-Functional Testing
14 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering
14 9 (11.25%) Web Testing
15 7 (8.75%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.00%) C#
2 38 (47.50%) Java
3 24 (30.00%) SQL
4 21 (26.25%) Python
5 18 (22.50%) Ruby
6 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) ISEB
2 11 (13.75%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.00%) Capita
1 4 (5.00%) HP
2 3 (3.75%) Google
3 2 (2.50%) Perforce