The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 54 72
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.22% 0.83% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 0.85% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 3
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.77% +63.63%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 526 471 545
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 97.41% 97.92% 99.45%
Number of salaries quoted 435 407 402
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 10 (55.56%) Java
1 10 (55.56%) Scrum
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) TDD
1 10 (55.56%) QA
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
1 10 (55.56%) WebDriver
1 10 (55.56%) BDD
2 8 (44.44%) Zemax
2 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 8 (44.44%) Physics
2 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 8 (44.44%) LabVIEW
2 8 (44.44%) MATLAB
2 8 (44.44%) PhD
3 6 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 6 (33.33%) Unix
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 6 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 6 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) REST
4 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
4 4 (22.22%) API Testing

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 8 (44.44%) Zemax
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
1 10 (55.56%) WebDriver
2 8 (44.44%) LabVIEW
3 6 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 6 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 4 (22.22%) JBehave
4 4 (22.22%) JUnit
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
1 4 (22.22%) REST
1 4 (22.22%) RESTful
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
1 4 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) BDD
1 10 (55.56%) Scrum
1 10 (55.56%) TDD
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) Physics
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) API Testing
4 4 (22.22%) QA Automation
4 4 (22.22%) SDET
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) MATLAB
3 6 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree
1 8 (44.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) QA
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