Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Development Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Test Development Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1097 1173 1235
Rank change year-on-year +76 +62 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Development Engineer 101 45 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.024% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.025% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 75 37 65
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -22.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26,500 £31,900 £34,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £68,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +14.09% -25.50%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Test Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Development Engineer in the UK

Test Development Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Development Engineer in the UK

Test Development Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Development Engineer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Development Engineer in the UK

Test Development Engineer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Development Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 +83 84 £40,000 -5.88% 4
England +75 70 £46,250 -7.50% 3
Scotland +16 31 £29,000 -22.67% 1
South East +72 22 £40,000 -5.88%
London +18 17 £55,000 +4.76%
East of England +14 10 £47,500 -5.00%
North of England +4 9 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Yorkshire +26 7 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Midlands +40 6 £50,000 -
South West +32 6 £45,000 +50.00%
East Midlands - 6 £50,000 -
North West -2 2 £39,250 +4.67% 2

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Test Development 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 Test Development Engineer in the job title.

1 91 (90.10%) Test Automation
2 80 (79.21%) SDET
3 72 (71.29%) Java
4 53 (52.48%) Selenium
5 49 (48.51%) Python
6 48 (47.52%) .NET
7 46 (45.54%) C#
8 45 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (36.63%) Jenkins
10 30 (29.70%) Unit Testing
11 29 (28.71%) Test Scripting
12 28 (27.72%) C++
12 28 (27.72%) Windows
13 27 (26.73%) Linux
14 26 (25.74%) Functional Testing
15 25 (24.75%) Maven
16 24 (23.76%) Non-Functional Testing
16 24 (23.76%) Innovative Thinking
17 23 (22.77%) Greenfield Project
17 23 (22.77%) NuGet
17 23 (22.77%) Artifactory
17 23 (22.77%) Phabricator
17 23 (22.77%) DevOps
17 23 (22.77%) Ranorex
17 23 (22.77%) SonarQube
17 23 (22.77%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (22.77%) Robotics
17 23 (22.77%) MSBuild
17 23 (22.77%) CMake
17 23 (22.77%) Debian

Test Development 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:

Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.97%) GitHub
2 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (52.48%) Selenium
2 37 (36.63%) Jenkins
3 25 (24.75%) Maven
4 23 (22.77%) Artifactory
4 23 (22.77%) Bugzilla
4 23 (22.77%) CMake
4 23 (22.77%) MSBuild
4 23 (22.77%) NuGet
4 23 (22.77%) Phabricator
4 23 (22.77%) Ranorex
4 23 (22.77%) SonarQube
5 17 (16.83%) WebDriver
6 16 (15.84%) Eclipse
6 16 (15.84%) PyCharm
7 15 (14.85%) JIRA
8 13 (12.87%) Visual Studio
9 10 (9.90%) Git (software)
10 9 (8.91%) Cucumber
11 7 (6.93%) JUnit
12 6 (5.94%) NUnit
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Electronics
3 2 (1.98%) Games
3 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (47.52%) .NET
2 11 (10.89%) CSS
3 8 (7.92%) AngularJS
4 7 (6.93%) Ajax
4 7 (6.93%) jQuery
5 6 (5.94%) Velocity
5 6 (5.94%) Web Services
6 5 (4.95%) SOAP
7 4 (3.96%) HTML
7 4 (3.96%) Node.js
7 4 (3.96%) REST
8 3 (2.97%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.99%) DOM
9 1 (0.99%) gRPC
9 1 (0.99%) JSON
9 1 (0.99%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.77%) Greenfield Project
1 23 (22.77%) Robotics
2 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.96%) User Experience
3 1 (0.99%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.72%) Windows
2 27 (26.73%) Linux
3 23 (22.77%) Debian
4 6 (5.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (90.10%) Test Automation
2 80 (79.21%) SDET
3 45 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (29.70%) Unit Testing
5 29 (28.71%) Test Scripting
6 26 (25.74%) Functional Testing
7 24 (23.76%) Innovative Thinking
7 24 (23.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 23 (22.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (22.77%) DevOps
9 21 (20.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (18.81%) Scrum
11 14 (13.86%) Regression Testing
11 14 (13.86%) Software Engineering
12 12 (11.88%) Acceptance Criteria
12 12 (11.88%) OO
12 12 (11.88%) Software Testing
12 12 (11.88%) TDD
13 11 (10.89%) Performance Testing
14 10 (9.90%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (71.29%) Java
2 49 (48.51%) Python
3 46 (45.54%) C#
4 28 (27.72%) C++
5 19 (18.81%) SQL
6 11 (10.89%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.93%) Ruby
7 7 (6.93%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.94%) C
9 3 (2.97%) Lua
10 1 (0.99%) Go
10 1 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Degree
2 4 (3.96%) HNC
2 4 (3.96%) HND
3 3 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.94%) TOWER Software
3 3 (2.97%) Caplin
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle
5 1 (0.99%) Sophos