Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 23 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
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 93 123
Rank change year-on-year -54 +30 +106
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 70 162 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.37% 3.13% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 3.20% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 69 153 165
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.10% +21.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,900 £34,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% +14.29%

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 4,984 5,055 6,286
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.25% 97.61% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4,169 4,413 5,179
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,950
90th Percentile £63,250 £61,250 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 23 April 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 23 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 Leeds region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (84.29%) Test Automation
2 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (55.71%) Selenium
4 37 (52.86%) C#
5 35 (50.00%) BDD
6 31 (44.29%) TDD
7 25 (35.71%) SQL
8 24 (34.29%) Java
8 24 (34.29%) Test Scripting
9 23 (32.86%) WebDriver
10 21 (30.00%) JIRA
11 20 (28.57%) SoapUI
11 20 (28.57%) API Testing
12 19 (27.14%) SDET
13 17 (24.29%) Performance Testing
13 17 (24.29%) ISEB
14 16 (22.86%) Python
14 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
14 16 (22.86%) Jenkins
15 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
16 14 (20.00%) SOAP
16 14 (20.00%) XML
16 14 (20.00%) Ruby
16 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
17 13 (18.57%) Maven
17 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
17 13 (18.57%) Exploratory Testing
17 13 (18.57%) Mentoring
17 13 (18.57%) Coaching
18 12 (17.14%) Gherkin

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:

Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (55.71%) Selenium
2 23 (32.86%) WebDriver
3 21 (30.00%) JIRA
4 20 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
5 16 (22.86%) Jenkins
6 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 13 (18.57%) Maven
8 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (11.43%) FitNesse
10 7 (10.00%) SpecFlow
10 7 (10.00%) tSQLt
11 3 (4.29%) Bugzilla
11 3 (4.29%) NUnit
11 3 (4.29%) Subversion
12 1 (1.43%) JUnit
12 1 (1.43%) Selenium IDE
12 1 (1.43%) TestNG
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Legal
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) SOAP
1 14 (20.00%) XML
2 12 (17.14%) Gherkin
3 8 (11.43%) Web Services
4 7 (10.00%) WSDL
4 7 (10.00%) XSD
5 6 (8.57%) .NET
6 5 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.29%) JSON
7 3 (4.29%) React
8 1 (1.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Unix
1 6 (8.57%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Android
2 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (84.29%) Test Automation
2 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (50.00%) BDD
4 31 (44.29%) TDD
5 24 (34.29%) Test Scripting
6 20 (28.57%) API Testing
7 19 (27.14%) SDET
8 17 (24.29%) Performance Testing
9 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 13 (18.57%) Coaching
10 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
10 13 (18.57%) Exploratory Testing
10 13 (18.57%) Mentoring
11 10 (14.29%) E-Commerce
12 9 (12.86%) Open Source
13 8 (11.43%) Integration Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Test Strategy
13 8 (11.43%) Web Testing
14 7 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (52.86%) C#
2 25 (35.71%) SQL
3 24 (34.29%) Java
4 16 (22.86%) Python
5 14 (20.00%) Ruby
6 8 (11.43%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.71%) PHP
8 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) ISEB
2 10 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) HP
2 4 (5.71%) Capita
3 3 (4.29%) Google
3 3 (4.29%) Perforce
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle