Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 215 212
Rank change year-on-year -27 -3 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 52 64 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.65% 0.85% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.88% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 33 55 44
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £29,650 £31,250 £25,450
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,750 £45,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +9.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7767 7309 7124
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 97.44% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6454 6278 5936
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,835
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Manchester

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Manchester

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Manchester

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 2 - -
Bolton -2 1 - - 1
Stockport -8 1 £32,500 -
Test Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (86.54%) Test Automation
2 39 (75.00%) Selenium
3 26 (50.00%) Java
4 22 (42.31%) Cucumber
5 21 (40.38%) Test Scripting
6 18 (34.62%) QA
6 18 (34.62%) SDLC
7 16 (30.77%) Python
7 16 (30.77%) Scrum
8 15 (28.85%) TDD
9 14 (26.92%) Software Testing
10 13 (25.00%) Linux
11 12 (23.08%) C
11 12 (23.08%) C#
11 12 (23.08%) Finance
11 12 (23.08%) Degree
12 11 (21.15%) DV Cleared
12 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
12 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
12 11 (21.15%) DevOps
13 10 (19.23%) Validation
14 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (17.31%) Manual Testing
14 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
14 9 (17.31%) BDD
14 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
14 9 (17.31%) C++
14 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
15 8 (15.38%) Numerate Degree

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (11.54%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (1.92%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (75.00%) Selenium
2 22 (42.31%) Cucumber
3 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
4 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
5 8 (15.38%) JIRA
5 8 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 7 (13.46%) TeamCity
7 6 (11.54%) JMeter
8 3 (5.77%) Appium
8 3 (5.77%) Calabash
8 3 (5.77%) NUnit
8 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
8 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.85%) Gatling
9 2 (3.85%) Gradle
9 2 (3.85%) JBehave
9 2 (3.85%) Ranorex
9 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.85%) TestNG
9 2 (3.85%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Military
3 2 (3.85%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.85%) Automotive
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) SOAP
2 6 (11.54%) RESTful
3 5 (9.62%) WCF
4 4 (7.69%) Web Services
5 3 (5.77%) CSS
6 2 (3.85%) DOM
6 2 (3.85%) HTML
7 1 (1.92%) .NET
7 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.92%) Node.js
7 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Fintech
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (86.54%) Test Automation
2 21 (40.38%) Test Scripting
3 18 (34.62%) SDLC
4 16 (30.77%) Scrum
5 15 (28.85%) TDD
6 14 (26.92%) Software Testing
7 11 (21.15%) DevOps
8 10 (19.23%) Validation
9 9 (17.31%) BDD
9 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (17.31%) Manual Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
10 8 (15.38%) Information Security
10 8 (15.38%) Time Management
11 7 (13.46%) Exploratory Testing
12 6 (11.54%) Defect Management
12 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
12 6 (11.54%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (30.77%) Python
3 12 (23.08%) C
3 12 (23.08%) C#
4 9 (17.31%) C++
5 8 (15.38%) Perl
6 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
6 7 (13.46%) PHP
6 7 (13.46%) SQL
7 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.77%) Ruby
8 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Degree
2 11 (21.15%) DV Cleared
2 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.77%) ISEB
6 2 (3.85%) HNC
6 2 (3.85%) HND
6 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (34.62%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) VMware
2 4 (7.69%) Capita
2 4 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.77%) Cloudera
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft