Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 24 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
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 85 82
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.87% 1.17% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.19% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 3
Leicester median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +39.13% -15.44%
10th Percentile £30,475 £32,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £41,375 £45,000 £35,825
Leicestershire median annual salary £32,000 £40,000 £29,375
% change year-on-year -20.00% +36.17% -26.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester. 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
Leicester
Permanent vacancies in Leicester with a recognized job title 567 841 824
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.27% 98.71% 98.80%
Number of salaries quoted 525 766 697
Leicester median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,375 £21,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £57,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £39,000 £41,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -4.88% +6.49% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Leicester

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Leicester.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Leicester

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leicester region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) API Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) API Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) HP