Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 117 118
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.58% 0.13% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.14% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
North East median annual salary £35,000 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +4.76%
10th Percentile £30,050 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £48,000 £31,250 £39,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1174 1464 1523
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 96.55% 95.37% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 1293 1289
North East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,420 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 +30 7 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 North East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
3 4 (57.14%) Data Protection
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) JUnit
5 2 (28.57%) Ranorex
5 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 1 (14.29%) Appium
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (14.29%) SDET
6 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 1 (14.29%) Scala

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) Ranorex
4 1 (14.29%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) NUnit
4 1 (14.29%) PHPUnit
4 1 (14.29%) RSpec
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) TestNG
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Symfony
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) SDET
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) WCAG
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Competitive plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago