Period
to 25 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,544 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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

Test Engineer
England > North East
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 97 99
Rank change year-on-year +27 +2 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 29 17 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.28% 1.26% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.34% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 21
North East median annual salary £35,544 £36,912 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.71% -1.57% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,410 £26,000
90th Percentile £54,375 £44,625 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Permanent vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,243 1,269 1,704
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.72% 93.93% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 910 1,008 1,483
North East median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,425 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the North East

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the North East

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the North East over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the North East

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the North East region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. 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
Tyne and Wear +11 25 £37,609 +1.65% 8
Durham - 4 £33,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (68.97%) Selenium
1 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
2 17 (58.62%) JMeter
3 16 (55.17%) Finance
4 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
6 12 (41.38%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (34.48%) Analytical Thinking
7 10 (34.48%) Java
7 10 (34.48%) Docker
7 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (31.03%) User Experience
9 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
9 8 (27.59%) Postman
10 7 (24.14%) BlazeMeter
10 7 (24.14%) Sage
10 7 (24.14%) QA
10 7 (24.14%) AWS
10 7 (24.14%) New Relic
10 7 (24.14%) Sumo Logic
10 7 (24.14%) Datadog
10 7 (24.14%) DevOps
10 7 (24.14%) Slack
11 6 (20.69%) SDLC
11 6 (20.69%) Gatling
11 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
11 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
12 5 (17.24%) SQL
12 5 (17.24%) Python
12 5 (17.24%) HP UFT

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (13.79%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) AWS
1 7 (24.14%) BlazeMeter
1 7 (24.14%) Datadog
1 7 (24.14%) Slack
1 7 (24.14%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (10.34%) SaaS
2 3 (10.34%) Serverless
3 1 (3.45%) Azure
3 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
1 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (10.34%) Redis
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (68.97%) Selenium
2 17 (58.62%) JMeter
3 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
3 8 (27.59%) Postman
4 6 (20.69%) Gatling
5 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
5 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
5 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
6 4 (13.79%) JIRA
7 3 (10.34%) Appium
7 3 (10.34%) Artifactory
7 3 (10.34%) Bitbucket
7 3 (10.34%) JUnit
7 3 (10.34%) Maven
7 3 (10.34%) TestNG
7 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
8 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Public Sector
3 3 (10.34%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
1 3 (10.34%) Redux
1 3 (10.34%) RESTful
1 3 (10.34%) SOAP
1 3 (10.34%) Symfony
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) REST
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (31.03%) User Experience
3 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.90%) Robotics
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
4 12 (41.38%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (34.48%) Analytical Thinking
6 7 (24.14%) DevOps
7 6 (20.69%) SDLC
7 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
8 5 (17.24%) Coaching
8 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.24%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (17.24%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (13.79%) API Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
9 4 (13.79%) SDET
10 3 (10.34%) Creative Thinking
10 3 (10.34%) Microservices
10 3 (10.34%) Open Source
10 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) Python
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Lua
4 3 (10.34%) PHP
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) IAG
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) New Relic
1 7 (24.14%) Sage
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) Genesys
4 1 (3.45%) Informatica
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) VMware