The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 75 91 96
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.40% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 0.40% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 5
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% -2.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,100 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 830 989 1139
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.51% 94.82% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 671 776 867
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 14 (82.35%) QA
3 10 (58.82%) Java
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) WebDriver
4 9 (52.94%) Automation Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
5 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
6 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
6 6 (35.29%) JIRA
6 6 (35.29%) iPad
7 5 (29.41%) TDD
7 5 (29.41%) Scrum
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
8 4 (23.53%) QA Automation
9 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
9 3 (17.65%) Open Source
9 3 (17.65%) Degree
9 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
9 3 (17.65%) Android
9 3 (17.65%) iPhone
9 3 (17.65%) IntelliJ
10 2 (11.76%) C#
11 1 (5.88%) Advertising
11 1 (5.88%) BBC

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 9 (52.94%) WebDriver
3 6 (35.29%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) IntelliJ
4 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) iPad
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) iPhone
3 1 (5.88%) BBC
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (52.94%) Automation Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) QA Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Open Source
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (82.35%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft