The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / North West
Rank 204 189 223
Rank change year-on-year -15 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 53 44 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.87% 0.78% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.81% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 34 43 19
Median salary £38,000 £42,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.58% +32.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  

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 5859 5460 6342
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.67% 97.03% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4892 4589 5107
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%  

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 March 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 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 -13 51 £38,000 -15.55% 4
Cheshire +10 1 - - 2
Lancashire -7 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 93 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (59.17%) Test Scripting
3 60 (50.00%) Selenium
4 50 (41.67%) Java
5 44 (36.67%) SDLC
6 43 (35.83%) TDD
7 40 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 39 (32.50%) Cucumber
9 38 (31.67%) Automated Testing
10 36 (30.00%) C++
10 36 (30.00%) BDD
11 34 (28.33%) QA
12 33 (27.50%) Linux
13 32 (26.67%) Scrum
14 31 (25.83%) Software Testing
15 29 (24.17%) Degree
15 29 (24.17%) Python
16 27 (22.50%) Validation
17 26 (21.67%) C
18 25 (20.83%) C#
18 25 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (20.83%) DevOps
19 24 (20.00%) ISTQB
20 23 (19.17%) SQL
21 22 (18.33%) ISEB
21 22 (18.33%) Security Cleared
22 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
22 21 (17.50%) Configuration Management
22 21 (17.50%) Test Strategy
23 20 (16.67%) DV Cleared

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (1.67%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) MySQL
2 1 (0.83%) Big Data
2 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 60 (50.00%) Selenium
2 39 (32.50%) Cucumber
3 16 (13.33%) JIRA
4 8 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.83%) JMeter
6 6 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.33%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.50%) Gradle
9 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.50%) TestNG
10 2 (1.67%) Gatling
10 2 (1.67%) LabVIEW
10 2 (1.67%) Ranorex
10 2 (1.67%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.83%) Appium
11 1 (0.83%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.83%) Maven
11 1 (0.83%) NUnit
General
1 14 (11.67%) Manufacturing
2 11 (9.17%) Military
3 4 (3.33%) Finance
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
3 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.50%) .NET
2 11 (9.17%) jQuery
3 8 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (4.17%) HTML
5 4 (3.33%) Web Services
6 3 (2.50%) CSS
6 3 (2.50%) DOM
6 3 (2.50%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.83%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) iPad
2 12 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.67%) Fintech
7 1 (0.83%) Online Games
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.50%) Linux
2 16 (13.33%) Windows
3 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.50%) Android
4 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (59.17%) Test Scripting
3 44 (36.67%) SDLC
4 43 (35.83%) TDD
5 40 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 38 (31.67%) Automated Testing
7 36 (30.00%) BDD
8 32 (26.67%) Scrum
9 31 (25.83%) Software Testing
10 27 (22.50%) Validation
11 25 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (20.83%) DevOps
12 21 (17.50%) Configuration Management
12 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
12 21 (17.50%) Test Strategy
13 17 (14.17%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (14.17%) Regression Testing
14 15 (12.50%) Automation Testing
15 14 (11.67%) Exploratory Testing
15 14 (11.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (41.67%) Java
2 36 (30.00%) C++
3 29 (24.17%) Python
4 26 (21.67%) C
5 25 (20.83%) C#
6 23 (19.17%) SQL
7 20 (16.67%) Perl
8 15 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 15 (12.50%) PHP
8 15 (12.50%) Ruby
9 8 (6.67%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (24.17%) Degree
2 24 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 22 (18.33%) ISEB
3 22 (18.33%) Security Cleared
4 20 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 11 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (6.67%) HNC
6 8 (6.67%) HND
7 5 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (28.33%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (9.17%) Hyper-V
1 11 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.67%) Firmware
3 5 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Kibana
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (9.17%) VMware
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.00%) HP
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
4 5 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.83%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
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