Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 132 129
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 82 89 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.12% 1.88% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 1.93% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 77 71 100
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £54,250 £55,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +21.43%

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 3,740 4,605 5,344
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 97.05% 98.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3,131 3,912 4,543
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 71 (86.59%) Test Automation
2 57 (69.51%) Selenium
3 55 (67.07%) C#
4 53 (64.63%) API Testing
5 50 (60.98%) Java
6 45 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (39.02%) Cucumber
8 31 (37.80%) Gherkin
9 26 (31.71%) SoapUI
10 25 (30.49%) BDD
11 23 (28.05%) Jenkins
11 23 (28.05%) Mobile Development
11 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 23 (28.05%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (26.83%) JIRA
13 21 (25.61%) TDD
13 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
13 21 (25.61%) SDET
14 20 (24.39%) Open Source
14 20 (24.39%) WebDriver
14 20 (24.39%) NUnit
15 19 (23.17%) Maven
15 19 (23.17%) Configuration Management
16 18 (21.95%) Coaching
17 16 (19.51%) Python
17 16 (19.51%) Software Testing
18 13 (15.85%) Mentoring
19 12 (14.63%) Non-Functional Testing
19 12 (14.63%) SQL
20 11 (13.41%) Ruby

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 (1.22%) Confluence
1 1 (1.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.05%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (69.51%) Selenium
2 32 (39.02%) Cucumber
3 26 (31.71%) SoapUI
4 23 (28.05%) Jenkins
5 22 (26.83%) JIRA
6 20 (24.39%) NUnit
6 20 (24.39%) WebDriver
7 19 (23.17%) Maven
8 7 (8.54%) Git (software)
9 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.66%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.66%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.66%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.66%) tSQLt
11 2 (2.44%) JMeter
12 1 (1.22%) Appium
12 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.22%) PHPUnit
12 1 (1.22%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 9 (10.98%) Marketing
2 3 (3.66%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (37.80%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.66%) .NET
2 3 (3.66%) Kafka
2 3 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (3.66%) SOAP
2 3 (3.66%) Web Services
2 3 (3.66%) WSDL
2 3 (3.66%) XML
2 3 (3.66%) XSD
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.22%) CSS
3 1 (1.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Linux
1 3 (3.66%) Unix
2 1 (1.22%) Android
2 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (86.59%) Test Automation
2 53 (64.63%) API Testing
3 45 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (30.49%) BDD
5 23 (28.05%) Mobile Development
6 21 (25.61%) SDET
6 21 (25.61%) TDD
6 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
7 20 (24.39%) Open Source
8 19 (23.17%) Configuration Management
9 18 (21.95%) Coaching
10 16 (19.51%) Software Testing
11 13 (15.85%) Mentoring
12 12 (14.63%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (13.41%) Test Strategy
14 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (9.76%) Scenario Testing
15 7 (8.54%) Functional Testing
16 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 5 (6.10%) OO
Programming Languages
1 55 (67.07%) C#
2 50 (60.98%) Java
3 16 (19.51%) Python
4 12 (14.63%) SQL
5 11 (13.41%) Ruby
6 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.44%) PHP
7 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.22%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) ISEB
1 8 (9.76%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.66%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (6.10%) HP
2 1 (1.22%) Google
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft