The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £33,250 in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 48 61 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.52% 0.25% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 0.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Median salary £33,250 £27,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.90% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 376 395 448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 95.43% 97.05% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 343 352 371
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £50,000
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 Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 8 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (87.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) RSpec
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) WCAG
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) RSpec
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) WCAG