Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 18 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 122 132
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 9 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.42% 0.53% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.54% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 42
Milton Keynes median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - -27.78%
10th Percentile £27,250 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £44,250 £38,825 £40,000
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -15.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Permanent vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1601 1658 2612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 98.16% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1213 1451 2181
Milton Keynes median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,800 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,750 £60,000
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Milton Keynes

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Milton Keynes

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) JIRA
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) Test Management
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 3 (42.86%) Behat
5 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
5 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
6 2 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) SDLC
7 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
7 1 (14.29%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
7 1 (14.29%) Validation
7 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (14.29%) QA
7 1 (14.29%) JUnit
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Behat
1 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Thinking
3 4 (57.14%) Test Management
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 1 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft