Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford 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 Engineer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 80 98
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.65% 1.15% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.20% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 8
Watford median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% +63.64% -31.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,350 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £28,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -23.53% +41.67% -29.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 934 1003 1045
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.44% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 784 865 855
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Watford

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Watford

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Watford

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

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Watford

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Watford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
1 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (50.00%) BDD
2 8 (50.00%) SDET
2 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 8 (50.00%) QA
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) JUnit
3 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 7 (43.75%) XML
3 7 (43.75%) Internet
3 7 (43.75%) RIA
3 7 (43.75%) RESTful
3 7 (43.75%) API Testing
3 7 (43.75%) QA Automation
3 7 (43.75%) JBehave
3 7 (43.75%) REST
3 7 (43.75%) Gherkin
4 6 (37.50%) Zemax
4 6 (37.50%) Optoelectronics
4 6 (37.50%) Physics
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) MATLAB
4 6 (37.50%) Telecoms

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Zemax
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (43.75%) JBehave
3 7 (43.75%) JUnit
4 6 (37.50%) LabVIEW
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Gherkin
1 7 (43.75%) REST
1 7 (43.75%) RESTful
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
1 7 (43.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) RIA
2 6 (37.50%) Optoelectronics
3 1 (6.25%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) BDD
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
2 8 (50.00%) SDET
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) API Testing
3 7 (43.75%) QA Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
4 6 (37.50%) Physics
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (6.25%) People Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
1 6 (37.50%) PhD
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA