Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 176 102
Rank change year-on-year +29 -74 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 78 79 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.62% 1.18% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.21% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 74 73 179
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,450 £32,500
90th Percentile £50,875 £63,500 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%

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 4,677 6,554 7,105
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.23% 97.66% 97.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3,924 5,584 6,145
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +2.44%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,750 £25,850
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +32 66 £45,000 - 11
Bradford +29 4 £32,500 -29.35%
Wakefield - 3 £35,000 -
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 61 (78.21%) Test Automation
2 49 (62.82%) Selenium
3 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (57.69%) C#
4 45 (57.69%) API Testing
5 44 (56.41%) Java
6 26 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 25 (32.05%) Gherkin
8 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (28.21%) JIRA
9 22 (28.21%) Jenkins
10 21 (26.92%) BDD
11 20 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (25.64%) Open Source
11 20 (25.64%) NUnit
11 20 (25.64%) Mobile Development
12 18 (23.08%) Test Scripting
13 17 (21.79%) Coaching
13 17 (21.79%) WebDriver
13 17 (21.79%) TDD
14 16 (20.51%) Maven
14 16 (20.51%) SoapUI
14 16 (20.51%) SDET
15 15 (19.23%) Configuration Management
16 14 (17.95%) Mentoring
17 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
18 10 (12.82%) Marketing
18 10 (12.82%) ISEB
18 10 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
19 9 (11.54%) 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 4 (5.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.13%) Slack
4 1 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) 3G
1 4 (5.13%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 49 (62.82%) Selenium
2 26 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 22 (28.21%) Jenkins
3 22 (28.21%) JIRA
4 20 (25.64%) NUnit
5 17 (21.79%) WebDriver
6 16 (20.51%) Maven
6 16 (20.51%) SoapUI
7 6 (7.69%) HP UFT
8 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
8 5 (6.41%) JMeter
9 4 (5.13%) Bugzilla
9 4 (5.13%) Burp Suite
9 4 (5.13%) LoadRunner
9 4 (5.13%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.28%) Appium
10 1 (1.28%) GitLab
10 1 (1.28%) JUnit
10 1 (1.28%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (12.82%) Marketing
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.05%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (2.56%) CSS
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) SOAP
4 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Android
1 3 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.56%) Unix
2 2 (2.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (78.21%) Test Automation
2 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (57.69%) API Testing
4 21 (26.92%) BDD
5 20 (25.64%) Mobile Development
5 20 (25.64%) Open Source
6 18 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 17 (21.79%) Coaching
7 17 (21.79%) TDD
8 16 (20.51%) SDET
9 15 (19.23%) Configuration Management
10 14 (17.95%) Mentoring
11 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 10 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (11.54%) Functional Testing
13 9 (11.54%) Test Strategy
14 8 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
14 8 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (8.97%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 45 (57.69%) C#
2 44 (56.41%) Java
3 8 (10.26%) Python
4 7 (8.97%) SQL
5 3 (3.85%) Ruby
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) ISEB
2 5 (6.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Firmware
2 2 (2.56%) Docker
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Nessus
2 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle