Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 145 179
Rank change year-on-year -35 +34 +120
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 119 206 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.23% 1.93% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.97% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 106 185 177
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 9,423 10,448 12,305
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.66% 97.69% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7,996 8,845 10,152
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
West Yorkshire -72 79 £45,000 +5.88% 23
South Yorkshire +24 18 £35,000 +9.38% 3
North Yorkshire +20 18 £40,000 +29.03% 3
East Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 - 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 101 (84.87%) Test Automation
2 81 (68.07%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (50.42%) Selenium
4 44 (36.97%) C#
5 42 (35.29%) BDD
6 40 (33.61%) Performance Testing
7 36 (30.25%) SQL
8 35 (29.41%) QA
9 32 (26.89%) TDD
9 32 (26.89%) Exploratory Testing
10 30 (25.21%) Cucumber
11 29 (24.37%) ISEB
12 28 (23.53%) Java
12 28 (23.53%) Test Scripting
13 25 (21.01%) SOAP
13 25 (21.01%) HP
13 25 (21.01%) Finance
13 25 (21.01%) SoapUI
14 23 (19.33%) XML
14 23 (19.33%) Software Testing
15 22 (18.49%) Web Services
15 22 (18.49%) Test Strategy
15 22 (18.49%) Git (software)
16 21 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (17.65%) SpecFlow
17 19 (15.97%) FitNesse
17 19 (15.97%) T-SQL
18 18 (15.13%) XSD
18 18 (15.13%) WSDL
18 18 (15.13%) SQL Server Integration Services

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (2.52%) Confluence
2 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 60 (50.42%) Selenium
2 30 (25.21%) Cucumber
3 25 (21.01%) SoapUI
4 22 (18.49%) Git (software)
5 21 (17.65%) SpecFlow
5 21 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (15.97%) FitNesse
7 17 (14.29%) HP UFT
7 17 (14.29%) tSQLt
7 17 (14.29%) WebDriver
8 12 (10.08%) JIRA
9 9 (7.56%) Jenkins
9 9 (7.56%) JMeter
10 6 (5.04%) LoadRunner
10 6 (5.04%) LoadUI
10 6 (5.04%) NeoLoad
10 6 (5.04%) TestComplete
10 6 (5.04%) WebLOAD
11 5 (4.20%) JUnit
12 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (21.01%) Finance
2 2 (1.68%) Games
3 1 (0.84%) Electronics
3 1 (0.84%) Legal
3 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.84%) Marketing
3 1 (0.84%) Retail
3 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.01%) SOAP
2 23 (19.33%) XML
3 22 (18.49%) Web Services
4 18 (15.13%) WSDL
4 18 (15.13%) XSD
5 12 (10.08%) Gherkin
6 11 (9.24%) .NET
7 4 (3.36%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.68%) CSS
8 2 (1.68%) JSON
8 2 (1.68%) React
8 2 (1.68%) RESTful
9 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.84%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.84%) HTML
9 1 (0.84%) NumPy
9 1 (0.84%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.36%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) Android
2 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.52%) Unix
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (84.87%) Test Automation
2 81 (68.07%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (35.29%) BDD
4 40 (33.61%) Performance Testing
5 32 (26.89%) Exploratory Testing
5 32 (26.89%) TDD
6 28 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 23 (19.33%) Software Testing
8 22 (18.49%) Test Strategy
9 18 (15.13%) ATDD
10 14 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 12 (10.08%) Integration Testing
11 12 (10.08%) Regression Testing
11 12 (10.08%) Scrum
11 12 (10.08%) SDET
12 11 (9.24%) Manual Testing
13 9 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (7.56%) Mentoring
14 8 (6.72%) Coaching
14 8 (6.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.97%) C#
2 36 (30.25%) SQL
3 28 (23.53%) Java
4 19 (15.97%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.72%) Python
5 8 (6.72%) Ruby
6 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.36%) PHP
8 2 (1.68%) C++
9 1 (0.84%) C
9 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (24.37%) ISEB
2 16 (13.45%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.72%) Degree
4 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (21.01%) HP
2 8 (6.72%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.52%) Capita
3 3 (2.52%) Google
4 2 (1.68%) Twitter
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle
5 1 (0.84%) Perforce
5 1 (0.84%) SAP