The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 199 217
Rank change year-on-year -22 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 48 29 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.52% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.53% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 33 26 38
Median salary £37,500 £37,600 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.26% +5.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £23,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £56,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,600 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -2.33%  

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 6598 5504 6187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.66% 97.74% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5394 4671 5060
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -16 35 £37,500 - 9
Cheshire -23 10 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Merseyside -2 3 £33,500 -11.14% 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 90 (89.11%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (85.15%) Test Automation
3 58 (57.43%) Selenium
4 57 (56.44%) Test Scripting
5 47 (46.53%) Cucumber
6 40 (39.60%) Java
7 36 (35.64%) QA
7 36 (35.64%) ISTQB
8 32 (31.68%) C#
9 31 (30.69%) Linux
10 29 (28.71%) ISEB
10 29 (28.71%) Degree
11 28 (27.72%) Python
12 26 (25.74%) SDLC
13 25 (24.75%) SQL
14 22 (21.78%) Ruby
14 22 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (20.79%) C++
15 21 (20.79%) BDD
16 20 (19.80%) JavaScript
16 20 (19.80%) Manual Testing
16 20 (19.80%) JIRA
16 20 (19.80%) TDD
17 19 (18.81%) Windows
17 19 (18.81%) Scrum
17 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
18 18 (17.82%) Software Engineering
19 16 (15.84%) Test Strategy
19 16 (15.84%) Cybersecurity
20 15 (14.85%) C

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 4 (3.96%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) SaaS
2 2 (1.98%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.99%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) MySQL
1 7 (6.93%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.99%) Big Data
2 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 58 (57.43%) Selenium
2 47 (46.53%) Cucumber
3 20 (19.80%) JIRA
4 14 (13.86%) Jenkins
5 13 (12.87%) JMeter
6 10 (9.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (8.91%) WebDriver
8 8 (7.92%) LoadRunner
9 7 (6.93%) Gatling
10 5 (4.95%) NUnit
11 4 (3.96%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.96%) Gradle
11 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
11 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.96%) TestNG
12 3 (2.97%) Ranorex
13 2 (1.98%) Calabash
13 2 (1.98%) Subversion
14 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
14 1 (0.99%) Maven
General
1 12 (11.88%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.94%) Finance
4 4 (3.96%) Military
5 3 (2.97%) Electronics
5 3 (2.97%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Games
6 1 (0.99%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.87%) .NET
2 11 (10.89%) HTML
3 10 (9.90%) Gherkin
3 10 (9.90%) jQuery
4 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (5.94%) Web Services
6 4 (3.96%) CSS
6 4 (3.96%) DOM
7 3 (2.97%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.98%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.98%) XML
9 1 (0.99%) Angular 2
9 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.99%) Behat
9 1 (0.99%) JSON
9 1 (0.99%) RESTful
9 1 (0.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) iPad
2 11 (10.89%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.97%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.98%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.99%) Online Games
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.69%) Linux
2 19 (18.81%) Windows
3 4 (3.96%) Android
3 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (89.11%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (85.15%) Test Automation
3 57 (56.44%) Test Scripting
4 26 (25.74%) SDLC
5 22 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (20.79%) BDD
7 20 (19.80%) Manual Testing
7 20 (19.80%) TDD
8 19 (18.81%) Scrum
9 18 (17.82%) Software Engineering
10 16 (15.84%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (15.84%) Test Strategy
11 14 (13.86%) Defect Tracking
11 14 (13.86%) Exploratory Testing
12 13 (12.87%) Validation
13 12 (11.88%) Regression Testing
13 12 (11.88%) Software Testing
14 11 (10.89%) DevOps
14 11 (10.89%) E-Commerce
15 9 (8.91%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (39.60%) Java
2 32 (31.68%) C#
3 28 (27.72%) Python
4 25 (24.75%) SQL
5 22 (21.78%) Ruby
6 21 (20.79%) C++
7 20 (19.80%) JavaScript
8 15 (14.85%) C
9 14 (13.86%) PHP
10 7 (6.93%) Embedded C
10 7 (6.93%) Perl
11 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (35.64%) ISTQB
2 29 (28.71%) Degree
2 29 (28.71%) ISEB
3 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
4 13 (12.87%) DV Cleared
5 11 (10.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (8.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (6.93%) HNC
7 7 (6.93%) HND
8 4 (3.96%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.99%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (35.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Firmware
2 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.99%) Kibana
2 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) HP
2 4 (3.96%) VMware
3 3 (2.97%) SAP
4 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.98%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.99%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.99%) Xamarin
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