Period
to 13 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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 of England
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 266 237 239
Rank change year-on-year -29 +2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 118 92 266
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 0.87% 0.82% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.86% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 101 80 191
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £34,000 £37,688 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £43,646
Median % change year-on-year - +3.10% +2.70%
75th Percentile £53,750 £50,313 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. 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 of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 12,679 10,718 18,443
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 96.10% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9,989 8,833 14,486
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.06% +9.30% +1.18%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £66,406
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the North of England

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in the North of England.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the North of England

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer in the North of England over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the North of England

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 13 June 2021. 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
North West +5 58 £45,000 - 12
Yorkshire -41 49 £45,000 +2.27% 13
North East -10 11 £35,000 -26.32% 3
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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 of England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 85 (72.03%) Test Automation
2 71 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (42.37%) Software Testing
3 50 (42.37%) Selenium
4 42 (35.59%) C#
5 31 (26.27%) DevOps
6 26 (22.03%) Postman
6 26 (22.03%) Social Skills
6 26 (22.03%) QA
7 22 (18.64%) Software Engineering
7 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
8 21 (17.80%) Java
8 21 (17.80%) Test Scripting
9 20 (16.95%) Azure
9 20 (16.95%) Scrum
9 20 (16.95%) BDD
10 19 (16.10%) JIRA
11 18 (15.25%) Degree
12 17 (14.41%) JMeter
12 17 (14.41%) WebDriver
12 17 (14.41%) SDLC
12 17 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (13.56%) Cucumber
13 16 (13.56%) .NET
14 15 (12.71%) Functional Testing
14 15 (12.71%) Fintech
15 14 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (11.86%) Performance Testing
16 13 (11.02%) C
16 13 (11.02%) Exploratory Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 6 (5.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.95%) Azure
2 8 (6.78%) AWS
3 3 (2.54%) GCP
4 2 (1.69%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.85%) AWS CodeDeploy
5 1 (0.85%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.85%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.85%) GitHub
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
5 1 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.32%) Ethernet
1 11 (9.32%) Modbus
1 11 (9.32%) RS-422
2 10 (8.47%) 5G
2 10 (8.47%) LTE
2 10 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (8.47%) Wireless
3 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.69%) MySQL
2 2 (1.69%) Power BI
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (42.37%) Selenium
2 26 (22.03%) Postman
3 19 (16.10%) JIRA
4 17 (14.41%) JMeter
4 17 (14.41%) WebDriver
5 16 (13.56%) Cucumber
6 10 (8.47%) Jenkins
7 9 (7.63%) SpecFlow
8 8 (6.78%) NeoLoad
8 8 (6.78%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.08%) LoadRunner
9 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (4.24%) Appium
11 4 (3.39%) Gatling
11 4 (3.39%) TestRail
12 3 (2.54%) Cypress.io
13 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.69%) git-flow
13 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.69%) Xcode
General
1 26 (22.03%) Social Skills
2 11 (9.32%) French Language
2 11 (9.32%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.93%) Finance
4 5 (4.24%) Marketing
5 4 (3.39%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.69%) Games
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.56%) .NET
2 11 (9.32%) Gherkin
3 9 (7.63%) HTML
4 6 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.39%) Apache Flex
5 4 (3.39%) REST
5 4 (3.39%) SOAP
6 3 (2.54%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.54%) Jest
6 3 (2.54%) React
6 3 (2.54%) Spring
6 3 (2.54%) Web Services
7 2 (1.69%) RESTful
8 1 (0.85%) Chai
8 1 (0.85%) CSS
8 1 (0.85%) Node.js
8 1 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.85%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (0.85%) Life Science
3 1 (0.85%) LIMS
3 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.24%) Linux
2 4 (3.39%) Windows
3 3 (2.54%) Android
4 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (72.03%) Test Automation
2 71 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (42.37%) Software Testing
4 31 (26.27%) DevOps
5 22 (18.64%) Software Engineering
6 21 (17.80%) Test Scripting
7 20 (16.95%) BDD
7 20 (16.95%) Scrum
8 17 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (14.41%) SDLC
9 15 (12.71%) Fintech
9 15 (12.71%) Functional Testing
10 14 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (11.86%) Performance Testing
11 13 (11.02%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (10.17%) Manual Testing
13 11 (9.32%) API Testing
13 11 (9.32%) Mentoring
14 10 (8.47%) Collaborative Working
14 10 (8.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.59%) C#
2 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
3 21 (17.80%) Java
4 13 (11.02%) C
5 11 (9.32%) C++
5 11 (9.32%) Python
5 11 (9.32%) SQL
6 2 (1.69%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.69%) Kotlin
6 2 (1.69%) Perl
6 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.85%) Ruby
7 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Degree
2 8 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
2 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.69%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.03%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.85%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.85%) GxP
3 1 (0.85%) WAI
3 1 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Docker
1 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.32%) Instagram
2 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.85%) Dynatrace
3 1 (0.85%) New Relic