Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 177 138
Rank change year-on-year +35 -39 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 94 93 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.72% 1.37% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.40% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89 72 148
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,475 £32,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £57,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +21.43%

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 5,302 6,632 7,561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.91% 97.46% 98.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,390 5,584 6,521
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,213 £61,025 £63,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 +17 81 £43,067 +1.33% 12
Bradford +37 9 £46,000 +76.92%
Wakefield - 1 £40,000 - 1
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 81 (86.17%) Test Automation
2 59 (62.77%) C#
3 58 (61.70%) Selenium
4 56 (59.57%) Java
5 54 (57.45%) API Testing
6 49 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (38.30%) Cucumber
8 35 (37.23%) Gherkin
9 29 (30.85%) BDD
10 28 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (28.72%) Amazon AWS
11 27 (28.72%) Mobile Development
12 24 (25.53%) NUnit
12 24 (25.53%) Open Source
13 21 (22.34%) SoapUI
13 21 (22.34%) JIRA
13 21 (22.34%) Jenkins
14 20 (21.28%) SDET
15 19 (20.21%) Test Scripting
15 19 (20.21%) TDD
16 18 (19.15%) WebDriver
16 18 (19.15%) Coaching
17 17 (18.09%) Mentoring
17 17 (18.09%) Software Testing
17 17 (18.09%) Maven
17 17 (18.09%) Configuration Management
18 15 (15.96%) Python
19 14 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
20 13 (13.83%) User Acceptance Testing
21 12 (12.77%) Marketing

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 2 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (28.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.13%) SaaS
3 2 (2.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) 3G
1 1 (1.06%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 58 (61.70%) Selenium
2 36 (38.30%) Cucumber
3 24 (25.53%) NUnit
4 21 (22.34%) Jenkins
4 21 (22.34%) JIRA
4 21 (22.34%) SoapUI
5 18 (19.15%) WebDriver
6 17 (18.09%) Maven
7 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.26%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.19%) JMeter
9 3 (3.19%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.13%) Burp Suite
10 2 (2.13%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.13%) tSQLt
11 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.06%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.06%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 12 (12.77%) Marketing
2 11 (11.70%) Finance
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (37.23%) Gherkin
2 4 (4.26%) .NET
3 3 (3.19%) Kafka
3 3 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.13%) SOAP
4 2 (2.13%) Web Services
4 2 (2.13%) WSDL
4 2 (2.13%) XML
4 2 (2.13%) XSD
5 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.06%) CSS
5 1 (1.06%) HTML
5 1 (1.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.26%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) Android
2 3 (3.19%) Unix
3 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (86.17%) Test Automation
2 54 (57.45%) API Testing
3 49 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (30.85%) BDD
5 27 (28.72%) Mobile Development
6 24 (25.53%) Open Source
7 20 (21.28%) SDET
8 19 (20.21%) TDD
8 19 (20.21%) Test Scripting
9 18 (19.15%) Coaching
10 17 (18.09%) Configuration Management
10 17 (18.09%) Mentoring
10 17 (18.09%) Software Testing
11 14 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (13.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
14 9 (9.57%) Functional Testing
14 9 (9.57%) Test Strategy
15 7 (7.45%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (62.77%) C#
2 56 (59.57%) Java
3 15 (15.96%) Python
4 8 (8.51%) Ruby
5 6 (6.38%) SQL
6 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.13%) C++
7 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) VB
8 1 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) ISEB
2 6 (6.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.19%) Degree
4 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Firmware
2 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (4.26%) HP
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft