Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 111 133
Rank change year-on-year -24 +22 +136
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 89 126 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.80% 2.35% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.40% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 68 113 91
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £27,825 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +21.43% +16.67%

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 4794 5258 6801
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.04% 98.08% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4054 4534 5469
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,825 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 79 (88.76%) Test Automation
2 70 (78.65%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (51.69%) BDD
4 41 (46.07%) SQL
5 38 (42.70%) Exploratory Testing
6 35 (39.33%) TDD
7 34 (38.20%) Performance Testing
8 31 (34.83%) C#
8 31 (34.83%) ISEB
9 30 (33.71%) Web Services
10 28 (31.46%) SOAP
10 28 (31.46%) Selenium
11 26 (29.21%) ISTQB
12 25 (28.09%) Git (software)
13 24 (26.97%) XML
13 24 (26.97%) SpecFlow
14 23 (25.84%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (24.72%) ATDD
16 21 (23.60%) Software Testing
16 21 (23.60%) FitNesse
16 21 (23.60%) XSD
16 21 (23.60%) WSDL
17 20 (22.47%) Finance
18 19 (21.35%) T-SQL
18 19 (21.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 19 (21.35%) Cucumber
19 18 (20.22%) Java
19 18 (20.22%) Scrum
19 18 (20.22%) tSQLt
20 17 (19.10%) Functional 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 (3.37%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (31.46%) Selenium
2 25 (28.09%) Git (software)
3 24 (26.97%) SpecFlow
4 23 (25.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (23.60%) FitNesse
6 19 (21.35%) Cucumber
7 18 (20.22%) tSQLt
8 8 (8.99%) Jenkins
8 8 (8.99%) SoapUI
9 6 (6.74%) WebDriver
10 5 (5.62%) JIRA
10 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.37%) Gatling
11 3 (3.37%) HP UFT
11 3 (3.37%) JMeter
11 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.25%) Appium
12 2 (2.25%) Calabash
12 2 (2.25%) JBehave
12 2 (2.25%) JUnit
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Games
3 1 (1.12%) Legal
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (33.71%) Web Services
2 28 (31.46%) SOAP
3 24 (26.97%) XML
4 21 (23.60%) WSDL
4 21 (23.60%) XSD
5 8 (8.99%) .NET
6 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.12%) CSS
7 1 (1.12%) HTML
7 1 (1.12%) JSON
7 1 (1.12%) NumPy
7 1 (1.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.37%) Android
1 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
1 3 (3.37%) Linux
1 3 (3.37%) Unix
1 3 (3.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (88.76%) Test Automation
2 70 (78.65%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (51.69%) BDD
4 38 (42.70%) Exploratory Testing
5 35 (39.33%) TDD
6 34 (38.20%) Performance Testing
7 22 (24.72%) ATDD
8 21 (23.60%) Software Testing
9 18 (20.22%) Scrum
10 17 (19.10%) Functional Testing
11 14 (15.73%) E-Commerce
12 13 (14.61%) Test Planning
13 12 (13.48%) Integration Testing
14 10 (11.24%) Black-Box Testing
14 10 (11.24%) High Availability
14 10 (11.24%) Kanban
14 10 (11.24%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (10.11%) Regression Testing
15 9 (10.11%) Scenario Testing
16 8 (8.99%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (46.07%) SQL
2 31 (34.83%) C#
3 19 (21.35%) T-SQL
4 18 (20.22%) Java
5 4 (4.49%) Python
6 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.25%) PHP
6 2 (2.25%) Ruby
7 1 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (34.83%) ISEB
2 26 (29.21%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.99%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.37%) HP
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle