Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 141 138
Rank change year-on-year -28 -3 +147
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 91 159 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.36% 2.09% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 2.13% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70 145 126
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £26,225 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +21.43% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 6530 7466 9042
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.38% 98.12% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5509 6449 7308
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,220
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

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

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the West Yorkshire region 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
Leeds -21 89 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Bradford -9 1 £26,000 -38.82% 1
Pontefract - 1 £45,000 -
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

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 West Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 81 (89.01%) Test Automation
2 71 (78.02%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (50.55%) BDD
4 43 (47.25%) SQL
5 38 (41.76%) Exploratory Testing
6 35 (38.46%) TDD
7 34 (37.36%) Performance Testing
8 32 (35.16%) C#
9 31 (34.07%) ISEB
10 30 (32.97%) Web Services
11 29 (31.87%) Selenium
12 28 (30.77%) SOAP
13 26 (28.57%) ISTQB
14 25 (27.47%) Git (software)
15 24 (26.37%) XML
15 24 (26.37%) SpecFlow
16 23 (25.27%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (24.18%) Software Testing
17 22 (24.18%) ATDD
18 21 (23.08%) FitNesse
18 21 (23.08%) XSD
18 21 (23.08%) WSDL
19 20 (21.98%) Java
19 20 (21.98%) Finance
19 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
20 19 (20.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 19 (20.88%) T-SQL
21 18 (19.78%) Scrum
21 18 (19.78%) tSQLt
22 17 (18.68%) Functional Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 3 (3.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (31.87%) Selenium
2 25 (27.47%) Git (software)
3 24 (26.37%) SpecFlow
4 23 (25.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (23.08%) FitNesse
6 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
7 18 (19.78%) tSQLt
8 9 (9.89%) SoapUI
9 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
10 6 (6.59%) WebDriver
11 5 (5.49%) JIRA
11 5 (5.49%) Visual Studio
12 4 (4.40%) HP UFT
13 3 (3.30%) Gatling
13 3 (3.30%) JMeter
13 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
14 2 (2.20%) Appium
14 2 (2.20%) Calabash
14 2 (2.20%) JBehave
14 2 (2.20%) JUnit
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Games
3 1 (1.10%) Legal
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.97%) Web Services
2 28 (30.77%) SOAP
3 24 (26.37%) XML
4 21 (23.08%) WSDL
4 21 (23.08%) XSD
5 8 (8.79%) .NET
6 2 (2.20%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.10%) CSS
7 1 (1.10%) Dropwizard
7 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.10%) HTML
7 1 (1.10%) JSON
7 1 (1.10%) NumPy
7 1 (1.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.30%) Android
1 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
1 3 (3.30%) Linux
1 3 (3.30%) Unix
1 3 (3.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (89.01%) Test Automation
2 71 (78.02%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (50.55%) BDD
4 38 (41.76%) Exploratory Testing
5 35 (38.46%) TDD
6 34 (37.36%) Performance Testing
7 22 (24.18%) ATDD
7 22 (24.18%) Software Testing
8 18 (19.78%) Scrum
9 17 (18.68%) Functional Testing
10 14 (15.38%) E-Commerce
11 13 (14.29%) Test Planning
12 12 (13.19%) Integration Testing
13 10 (10.99%) Black-Box Testing
13 10 (10.99%) High Availability
13 10 (10.99%) Kanban
13 10 (10.99%) Regression Testing
13 10 (10.99%) System Integration Testing
14 9 (9.89%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (8.79%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 43 (47.25%) SQL
2 32 (35.16%) C#
3 20 (21.98%) Java
4 19 (20.88%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.49%) Python
6 3 (3.30%) Ruby
7 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.10%) Scala
8 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (34.07%) ISEB
2 26 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.79%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) HP
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.10%) Apigee
4 1 (1.10%) Telerik