Period
to 1 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 158 189
Rank change year-on-year +16 +31 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 92 118 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.56% 1.62% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.67% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 93 108 127
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,317 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.54% -1.52% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,074 £55,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.43% +8.24% -

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 5,677 7,065 9,998
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 97.25% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4,769 5,848 8,539
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,088 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 +13 75 £45,000 +5.88% 11
South Yorkshire +17 7 £47,500 +3.11%
North Yorkshire +21 5 £50,000 -9.09%
East Yorkshire +15 1 £42,000 +20.00%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 76 (82.61%) Test Automation
2 68 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (55.43%) Selenium
4 48 (52.17%) Java
5 42 (45.65%) C#
6 33 (35.87%) Cucumber
7 29 (31.52%) Test Scripting
7 29 (31.52%) API Testing
8 25 (27.17%) SoapUI
9 24 (26.09%) BDD
10 23 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 20 (21.74%) WebDriver
12 19 (20.65%) JIRA
12 19 (20.65%) SQL
13 18 (19.57%) Functional Testing
14 17 (18.48%) SpecFlow
15 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (17.39%) Scrum
16 15 (16.30%) Python
16 15 (16.30%) Kanban
16 15 (16.30%) Postman
17 14 (15.22%) SDET
17 14 (15.22%) TDD
17 14 (15.22%) Software Testing
18 13 (14.13%) Integration Testing
18 13 (14.13%) Gherkin
19 12 (13.04%) Open Source
19 12 (13.04%) Azure
19 12 (13.04%) Appium

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 4 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.04%) Azure
2 9 (9.78%) AWS
3 5 (5.43%) BrowserStack
4 4 (4.35%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (4.35%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.09%) Serverless
5 1 (1.09%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) Internet
1 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 51 (55.43%) Selenium
2 33 (35.87%) Cucumber
3 25 (27.17%) SoapUI
4 23 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 20 (21.74%) WebDriver
6 19 (20.65%) JIRA
7 17 (18.48%) SpecFlow
8 15 (16.30%) Postman
9 12 (13.04%) Appium
10 11 (11.96%) Maven
11 10 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (8.70%) JMeter
13 7 (7.61%) NUnit
14 6 (6.52%) Gatling
14 6 (6.52%) TeamCity
15 5 (5.43%) HP UFT
15 5 (5.43%) Protractor
15 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio Team System
16 3 (3.26%) FitNesse
17 2 (2.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
1 9 (9.78%) Public Sector
2 7 (7.61%) Games
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) Gherkin
2 9 (9.78%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) REST
4 2 (2.17%) .NET
4 2 (2.17%) Kafka
5 1 (1.09%) Middleware
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) NHS
3 4 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.09%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Android
1 6 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.35%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Windows
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (82.61%) Test Automation
2 68 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (31.52%) API Testing
3 29 (31.52%) Test Scripting
4 24 (26.09%) BDD
5 18 (19.57%) Functional Testing
6 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
6 16 (17.39%) Scrum
7 15 (16.30%) Kanban
8 14 (15.22%) SDET
8 14 (15.22%) Software Testing
8 14 (15.22%) TDD
9 13 (14.13%) Integration Testing
10 12 (13.04%) Open Source
11 11 (11.96%) Configuration Management
11 11 (11.96%) SDLC
11 11 (11.96%) Test Strategy
12 10 (10.87%) DevOps
12 10 (10.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (52.17%) Java
2 42 (45.65%) C#
3 19 (20.65%) SQL
4 15 (16.30%) Python
5 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.35%) Ruby
7 2 (2.17%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (3.26%) ISEB
2 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (4.35%) CA
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.35%) Perfecto Mobile
2 3 (3.26%) HP