The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Rank 81 99 172
Rank change year-on-year +18 +73  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 83 87 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.20% 2.64% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.28% 2.72% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79 75 15
Median salary £45,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £34,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2527 3193 3600
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.34% 96.73% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2227 2616 2889
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Leeds

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Leeds region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 137 (77.40%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (67.23%) Selenium
3 90 (50.85%) SQL
4 85 (48.02%) ISEB
5 83 (46.89%) Test Automation
6 81 (45.76%) Cucumber
6 81 (45.76%) ISTQB
7 75 (42.37%) Functional Testing
8 73 (41.24%) TDD
9 69 (38.98%) Scrum
10 66 (37.29%) Java
11 59 (33.33%) Waterfall
11 59 (33.33%) QA
12 53 (29.94%) BDD
12 53 (29.94%) Test Strategy
12 53 (29.94%) Kanban
13 51 (28.81%) Software Testing
14 45 (25.42%) Test Management
15 42 (23.73%) Regression Testing
16 41 (23.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 40 (22.60%) Mentoring
17 40 (22.60%) Defect Tracking
18 39 (22.03%) Software Delivery
18 39 (22.03%) SoapUI
19 38 (21.47%) Logistics
20 35 (19.77%) Oracle
21 34 (19.21%) Relational Database
22 33 (18.64%) SOAP
22 33 (18.64%) E-Commerce
22 33 (18.64%) Test Scripting

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.21%) Relational Database
2 13 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.13%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 119 (67.23%) Selenium
2 81 (45.76%) Cucumber
3 39 (22.03%) SoapUI
4 19 (10.73%) JIRA
4 19 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (10.17%) WebDriver
6 17 (9.60%) Git (software)
7 13 (7.34%) JMeter
7 13 (7.34%) Visual Studio
8 12 (6.78%) Gatling
8 12 (6.78%) LoadRunner
8 12 (6.78%) Maven
9 10 (5.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (5.65%) TeamCity
10 8 (4.52%) Appium
10 8 (4.52%) SpecFlow
11 7 (3.95%) FitNesse
12 5 (2.82%) Zephyr
13 4 (2.26%) Calabash
14 3 (1.69%) tSQLt
General
1 32 (18.08%) Finance
2 30 (16.95%) Retail
3 27 (15.25%) Banking
4 24 (13.56%) Legal
5 7 (3.95%) Advertising
5 7 (3.95%) Games
6 2 (1.13%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.64%) SOAP
2 20 (11.30%) .NET
3 12 (6.78%) Hibernate
3 12 (6.78%) Spring
4 7 (3.95%) Web Services
5 5 (2.82%) REST
6 4 (2.26%) Node.js
7 3 (1.69%) WSDL
7 3 (1.69%) XML
7 3 (1.69%) XSD
8 2 (1.13%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.13%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.13%) LAMP
8 2 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.56%) Behat
9 1 (0.56%) CSS
9 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.56%) e-Health
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (77.40%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (46.89%) Test Automation
3 75 (42.37%) Functional Testing
4 73 (41.24%) TDD
5 69 (38.98%) Scrum
6 59 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 53 (29.94%) BDD
7 53 (29.94%) Kanban
7 53 (29.94%) Test Strategy
8 51 (28.81%) Software Testing
9 45 (25.42%) Test Management
10 42 (23.73%) Regression Testing
11 40 (22.60%) Defect Tracking
11 40 (22.60%) Mentoring
12 39 (22.03%) Software Delivery
13 38 (21.47%) Logistics
14 33 (18.64%) E-Commerce
14 33 (18.64%) Test Scripting
15 32 (18.08%) Automated Testing
16 28 (15.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (50.85%) SQL
2 66 (37.29%) Java
3 24 (13.56%) C#
4 13 (7.34%) Scala
5 12 (6.78%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.21%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.95%) PHP
8 6 (3.39%) Python
9 3 (1.69%) C
10 2 (1.13%) Ruby
11 1 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 85 (48.02%) ISEB
2 81 (45.76%) ISTQB
3 41 (23.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (10.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (33.33%) QA
2 11 (6.21%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (19.77%) Oracle
2 4 (2.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (0.56%) HP
3 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
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