Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 94 -
Rank change year-on-year +36 - +96
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 34 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.41% 0.28% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 0.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 43 3 0
Watford median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% - -
Hertfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -18.75% -5.88%

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 970 1,032 1,027
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 95.03% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 880 863 894
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £27,950 £26,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £67,125
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Watford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (50.00%) Degree
2 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 16 (47.06%) LabVIEW
2 16 (47.06%) PhD
2 16 (47.06%) MATLAB
2 16 (47.06%) Physics
2 16 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Zemax
2 16 (47.06%) Optoelectronics
3 9 (26.47%) WebDriver
3 9 (26.47%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) QA
3 9 (26.47%) Selenium
4 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 8 (23.53%) TDD
4 8 (23.53%) Scrum
4 8 (23.53%) JUnit
4 8 (23.53%) BDD
4 8 (23.53%) Performance Testing
4 8 (23.53%) QA Automation
4 8 (23.53%) SDET
5 6 (17.65%) Traceability Matrix
5 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 6 (17.65%) HP
5 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
5 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
6 5 (14.71%) Maven
6 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 5 (14.71%) Python

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:

Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Zemax
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) LabVIEW
2 9 (26.47%) Selenium
2 9 (26.47%) WebDriver
3 8 (23.53%) JUnit
4 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
4 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
5 5 (14.71%) Maven
6 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
6 3 (8.82%) JBehave
7 1 (2.94%) Appium
7 1 (2.94%) JIRA
7 1 (2.94%) LINQPad
General
1 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
1 3 (8.82%) REST
1 3 (8.82%) RESTful
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
1 3 (8.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (47.06%) Optoelectronics
2 3 (8.82%) RIA
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Physics
1 16 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) BDD
3 8 (23.53%) Performance Testing
3 8 (23.53%) QA Automation
3 8 (23.53%) Scrum
3 8 (23.53%) SDET
3 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 8 (23.53%) TDD
4 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 6 (17.65%) Traceability Matrix
5 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.82%) API Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Test Planning
8 1 (2.94%) B2B
8 1 (2.94%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) MATLAB
2 9 (26.47%) Java
3 5 (14.71%) Groovy
3 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) Degree
2 16 (47.06%) PhD
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) HP