Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Hardware Test Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Hardware Test Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1177 - 1290
Rank change year-on-year - +1290 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Test Engineer 12 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% - 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% - 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 5
UK median annual salary £37,500 - £32,500
10th Percentile £32,500 - £31,250
90th Percentile £51,250 - £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 - £32,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Hardware Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Test Engineer in the UK

Hardware Test Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Hardware Test Engineer in the UK

Hardware Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Test Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Hardware Test Engineer in the UK

Hardware Test Engineer
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Test Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
UK excluding London - 12 £37,500 - 3
England - 11 £37,500 - 3
South East - 6 £40,000 -
East of England - 5 £35,000 - 3
Scotland - 1 - -

Hardware Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Hardware 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 featuring Hardware Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) Electronics
4 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (41.67%) C++
4 5 (41.67%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) C
6 3 (25.00%) Bluetooth
6 3 (25.00%) Firmware
6 3 (25.00%) HND
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Mac OS
7 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Selenium
7 2 (16.67%) Google
7 2 (16.67%) Subversion
7 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (16.67%) Coaching
7 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
7 2 (16.67%) GoogleTest
7 2 (16.67%) Qt
7 2 (16.67%) Mercurial

Hardware Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) GoogleTest
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) Mercurial
1 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (50.00%) Electronics
2 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Qt
2 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Mac OS
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Disruptive Innovation
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C++
1 5 (41.67%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) C
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Google