The median annual salary for a Senior Test Engineer was £42,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Senior Test Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 234 253
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 9 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.052% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.054% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Median salary £42,750 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.58% +2.40%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  

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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5931 5576 6456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.83% 97.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4959 4681 5205
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in the North West

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Senior Test Engineer in the North West

Senior Test Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 9 £42,750 +0.58%
Senior Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Senior 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 West region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) BDD
2 14 (58.33%) TDD
2 14 (58.33%) Selenium
3 12 (50.00%) C#
4 10 (41.67%) Java
5 9 (37.50%) QA
5 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Scrum
6 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
7 7 (29.17%) PHP
8 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Ruby
9 5 (20.83%) DevOps
9 5 (20.83%) QA Automation
10 4 (16.67%) SDLC
10 4 (16.67%) iPad
10 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 4 (16.67%) C++
10 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
10 4 (16.67%) OO
10 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
11 3 (12.50%) CSS

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (4.17%) Confluence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.50%) Gradle
4 3 (12.50%) TestNG
5 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.33%) Ranorex
5 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) CSS
1 3 (12.50%) DOM
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
1 3 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 4 (16.67%) iPad
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) BDD
2 14 (58.33%) TDD
3 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
6 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) QA Automation
8 4 (16.67%) OO
8 4 (16.67%) SDLC
9 3 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Kanban
10 2 (8.33%) Agile Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) PHP
4 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.83%) Ruby
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) C++
7 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle