The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Test Engineer
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 115 126
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 46 48 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.83% 1.68% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.71% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 32 49 24
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,750 £30,575
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £54,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  

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 2443 2806 3233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.18% 97.97% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7943 10560 11748
Median salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,750 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £58,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 104 (82.54%) Test Automation
2 95 (75.40%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (54.76%) Selenium
4 52 (41.27%) SQL
5 51 (40.48%) ISEB
6 49 (38.89%) TDD
7 48 (38.10%) ISTQB
7 48 (38.10%) Functional Testing
8 43 (34.13%) QA
9 42 (33.33%) BDD
10 40 (31.75%) Cucumber
11 39 (30.95%) Scrum
12 31 (24.60%) Software Testing
12 31 (24.60%) Java
13 29 (23.02%) Kanban
13 29 (23.02%) SDET
14 28 (22.22%) Test Management
15 27 (21.43%) Test Strategy
16 25 (19.84%) SoapUI
16 25 (19.84%) Waterfall
17 23 (18.25%) SOAP
17 23 (18.25%) E-Commerce
18 22 (17.46%) Test Scripting
19 21 (16.67%) Integration Testing
20 20 (15.87%) Regression Testing
20 20 (15.87%) Finance
21 19 (15.08%) Defect Tracking
21 19 (15.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 19 (15.08%) Mentoring
22 18 (14.29%) Software Delivery

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 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.32%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 69 (54.76%) Selenium
2 40 (31.75%) Cucumber
3 25 (19.84%) SoapUI
4 18 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 15 (11.90%) JIRA
5 15 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (9.52%) Visual Studio
7 11 (8.73%) WebDriver
8 10 (7.94%) Gatling
8 10 (7.94%) JMeter
8 10 (7.94%) LoadRunner
8 10 (7.94%) Maven
9 8 (6.35%) Appium
9 8 (6.35%) SpecFlow
10 7 (5.56%) Calabash
10 7 (5.56%) FitNesse
11 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.97%) Zephyr
12 3 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (2.38%) tSQLt
General
1 20 (15.87%) Finance
2 16 (12.70%) Retail
3 14 (11.11%) Banking
4 11 (8.73%) Legal
5 6 (4.76%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.25%) SOAP
2 13 (10.32%) .NET
3 10 (7.94%) Web Services
4 9 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 9 (7.14%) Spring
5 7 (5.56%) Node.js
6 6 (4.76%) REST
7 4 (3.17%) XML
8 3 (2.38%) WSDL
8 3 (2.38%) XSD
9 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.79%) Behat
9 1 (0.79%) CSS
9 1 (0.79%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.79%) HTML
9 1 (0.79%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (82.54%) Test Automation
2 95 (75.40%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (38.89%) TDD
4 48 (38.10%) Functional Testing
5 42 (33.33%) BDD
6 39 (30.95%) Scrum
7 31 (24.60%) Software Testing
8 29 (23.02%) Kanban
8 29 (23.02%) SDET
9 28 (22.22%) Test Management
10 27 (21.43%) Test Strategy
11 25 (19.84%) Waterfall
12 23 (18.25%) E-Commerce
13 22 (17.46%) Test Scripting
14 21 (16.67%) Integration Testing
15 20 (15.87%) Regression Testing
16 19 (15.08%) Defect Tracking
16 19 (15.08%) Mentoring
17 18 (14.29%) Software Delivery
18 17 (13.49%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 52 (41.27%) SQL
2 31 (24.60%) Java
3 18 (14.29%) C#
4 11 (8.73%) Scala
5 10 (7.94%) Python
6 9 (7.14%) PHP
7 6 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.38%) C
10 1 (0.79%) Go
10 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (40.48%) ISEB
2 48 (38.10%) ISTQB
3 19 (15.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (34.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (11.11%) Oracle
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
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