Period
to 20 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

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

Test Engineer
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 103 100
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.42% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.55% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 4
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +2.52%
10th Percentile £31,500 £24,750 £28,625
90th Percentile £52,500 £40,250 £39,000
North East median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +2.52%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 688 1095 994
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 96.90% 95.13% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 599 962 830
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £55,000
North East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 2 £41,250 +26.92% 1
Test Engineer
North East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) XML Messaging
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (33.33%) Symfony

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Appium
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) PHPUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Symfony
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA