The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £33,750 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 25 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 53 57
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.37% 1.08% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.11% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 4
Median salary £33,750 £37,700 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.47% +17.81%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 491 452 487
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 91.60% 97.62% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 364 368 360
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Merseyside

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Merseyside

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -2 1 £35,000 -7.16%
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 - 1
Test Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Scalability Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Hudson

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Hudson
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Scalability Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
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