Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 89 138
Rank change year-on-year -51 +49 +103
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 73 162 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.54% 3.08% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 3.15% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 70 149 126
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,975 £36,250 £32,875
90th Percentile £65,250 £57,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%

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 4,631 5,139 6,627
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.54% 97.77% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,940 4,435 5,440
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,675 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +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 22 January 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 22 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 Leeds region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (79.45%) Test Automation
2 49 (67.12%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (53.42%) C#
4 34 (46.58%) SQL
5 33 (45.21%) BDD
6 32 (43.84%) Exploratory Testing
7 31 (42.47%) Performance Testing
8 27 (36.99%) Selenium
9 25 (34.25%) SOAP
10 23 (31.51%) XML
11 22 (30.14%) Web Services
11 22 (30.14%) ISEB
11 22 (30.14%) TDD
11 22 (30.14%) Cucumber
11 22 (30.14%) Git (software)
12 21 (28.77%) SpecFlow
12 21 (28.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (28.77%) Java
13 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
14 19 (26.03%) FitNesse
14 19 (26.03%) T-SQL
15 18 (24.66%) XSD
15 18 (24.66%) WSDL
15 18 (24.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (24.66%) ATDD
16 17 (23.29%) tSQLt
17 16 (21.92%) ISTQB
18 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
18 14 (19.18%) Finance
19 11 (15.07%) Regression Testing

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 3 (4.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (36.99%) Selenium
2 22 (30.14%) Cucumber
2 22 (30.14%) Git (software)
3 21 (28.77%) SpecFlow
3 21 (28.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (26.03%) FitNesse
5 17 (23.29%) tSQLt
6 14 (19.18%) WebDriver
7 11 (15.07%) JIRA
7 11 (15.07%) SoapUI
8 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.11%) JUnit
9 3 (4.11%) Maven
9 3 (4.11%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.74%) Appium
10 2 (2.74%) Calabash
10 2 (2.74%) JBehave
10 2 (2.74%) JMeter
10 2 (2.74%) NUnit
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.25%) SOAP
2 23 (31.51%) XML
3 22 (30.14%) Web Services
4 18 (24.66%) WSDL
4 18 (24.66%) XSD
5 8 (10.96%) .NET
6 7 (9.59%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.74%) CSS
8 2 (2.74%) JSON
9 1 (1.37%) HTML
9 1 (1.37%) NumPy
9 1 (1.37%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Android
1 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.11%) Unix
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (79.45%) Test Automation
2 49 (67.12%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (45.21%) BDD
4 32 (43.84%) Exploratory Testing
5 31 (42.47%) Performance Testing
6 22 (30.14%) TDD
7 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
8 18 (24.66%) ATDD
9 11 (15.07%) Regression Testing
9 11 (15.07%) SDET
9 11 (15.07%) Test Scripting
10 10 (13.70%) Integration Testing
11 9 (12.33%) Manual Testing
12 8 (10.96%) Scenario Testing
13 7 (9.59%) Coaching
13 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
13 7 (9.59%) Test Planning
14 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (8.22%) Functional Testing
14 6 (8.22%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (53.42%) C#
2 34 (46.58%) SQL
3 21 (28.77%) Java
4 19 (26.03%) T-SQL
5 7 (9.59%) Python
6 6 (8.22%) Ruby
7 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.11%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (30.14%) ISEB
2 16 (21.92%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.96%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) HP
3 3 (4.11%) Capita
4 1 (1.37%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle
4 1 (1.37%) Perforce