Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 November 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 274 293
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 85 87 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.64% 0.70% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.72% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 54 77 67
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £29,850 £30,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the North West

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the North West

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the North West

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 Test Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Manchester -11 53 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Cheshire -12 30 £40,000 +25.00%
Merseyside +10 1 £32,500 -6.76%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 West region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (72.94%) Selenium
4 42 (49.41%) Java
5 38 (44.71%) Cucumber
6 31 (36.47%) QA
7 25 (29.41%) Finance
7 25 (29.41%) Test Scripting
8 23 (27.06%) Software Testing
9 22 (25.88%) SDLC
10 21 (24.71%) WebDriver
10 21 (24.71%) TDD
11 20 (23.53%) C#
12 19 (22.35%) Scrum
13 18 (21.18%) Python
13 18 (21.18%) Test Strategy
14 17 (20.00%) SoapUI
14 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (20.00%) DevOps
14 17 (20.00%) Degree
15 16 (18.82%) Manual Testing
15 16 (18.82%) BDD
16 14 (16.47%) C
16 14 (16.47%) Linux
17 13 (15.29%) SQL
17 13 (15.29%) JIRA
18 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
18 12 (14.12%) ISEB
18 12 (14.12%) Regression Testing
18 12 (14.12%) DV Cleared

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 9 (10.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.18%) CICS
2 1 (1.18%) JBoss
2 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.35%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.18%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) ATM
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (72.94%) Selenium
2 38 (44.71%) Cucumber
3 21 (24.71%) WebDriver
4 17 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 13 (15.29%) JIRA
6 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
7 10 (11.76%) JMeter
8 9 (10.59%) TestNG
9 8 (9.41%) NUnit
10 7 (8.24%) TeamCity
11 6 (7.06%) JUnit
11 6 (7.06%) Ranorex
12 5 (5.88%) VersaTest
13 4 (4.71%) FitNesse
13 4 (4.71%) Zephyr
14 3 (3.53%) Appium
14 3 (3.53%) Calabash
14 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
14 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
15 2 (2.35%) JBehave
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Military
3 6 (7.06%) Retail
4 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.71%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.35%) Automotive
6 2 (2.35%) Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.18%) Electronics
7 1 (1.18%) Games
7 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Law
7 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) SOAP
2 8 (9.41%) RESTful
3 7 (8.24%) .NET
3 7 (8.24%) CSS
4 6 (7.06%) HTML
5 5 (5.88%) WCF
5 5 (5.88%) Web Services
6 4 (4.71%) Gherkin
6 4 (4.71%) Node.js
7 2 (2.35%) DOM
7 2 (2.35%) XML
8 1 (1.18%) EJB
8 1 (1.18%) J2EE
8 1 (1.18%) JMS
8 1 (1.18%) JSP
8 1 (1.18%) Servlets
8 1 (1.18%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.18%) Struts
8 1 (1.18%) WSDL
8 1 (1.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 5 (5.88%) Fintech
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Tandem
3 2 (2.35%) iPad
4 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Linux
2 5 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 23 (27.06%) Software Testing
5 22 (25.88%) SDLC
6 21 (24.71%) TDD
7 19 (22.35%) Scrum
8 18 (21.18%) Test Strategy
9 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (20.00%) DevOps
10 16 (18.82%) BDD
10 16 (18.82%) Manual Testing
11 12 (14.12%) Regression Testing
12 11 (12.94%) Information Security
12 11 (12.94%) Test Planning
12 11 (12.94%) Validation
13 10 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
14 9 (10.59%) Time Management
15 7 (8.24%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (49.41%) Java
2 20 (23.53%) C#
3 18 (21.18%) Python
4 14 (16.47%) C
5 13 (15.29%) SQL
6 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
7 11 (12.94%) C++
8 9 (10.59%) Perl
9 8 (9.41%) PHP
10 6 (7.06%) COBOL
11 4 (4.71%) Ruby
12 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
12 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.18%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Degree
2 12 (14.12%) DV Cleared
2 12 (14.12%) ISEB
2 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 9 (10.59%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.35%) HNC
7 2 (2.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (36.47%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
1 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) VMware
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.71%) Capita
3 4 (4.71%) HP
4 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.53%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.35%) Google
6 1 (1.18%) Chordiant
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle