Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 192 147
Rank change year-on-year +26 -45 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 110 119 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.50% 1.24% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.27% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103 106 185
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,192 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.66%

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 7,127 9,399 10,589
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.16% 97.66% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5,840 7,972 8,963
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 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
West Yorkshire +27 78 £42,500 -5.56% 17
North Yorkshire +2 22 £55,000 +37.50% 1
South Yorkshire -11 9 £37,162 +6.18% 6
East Yorkshire +12 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 88 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 74 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (66.36%) Selenium
4 50 (45.45%) C#
4 50 (45.45%) API Testing
5 48 (43.64%) Java
6 30 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 29 (26.36%) JIRA
8 28 (25.45%) BDD
8 28 (25.45%) Gherkin
8 28 (25.45%) Jenkins
9 26 (23.64%) ISEB
10 25 (22.73%) JMeter
10 25 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
10 25 (22.73%) QA
11 23 (20.91%) LoadRunner
12 22 (20.00%) TDD
13 21 (19.09%) NUnit
13 21 (19.09%) Performance Testing
13 21 (19.09%) Test Scripting
13 21 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
13 21 (19.09%) Open Source
13 21 (19.09%) Coaching
13 21 (19.09%) Mobile Development
14 20 (18.18%) SoapUI
14 20 (18.18%) WebDriver
15 19 (17.27%) Maven
15 19 (17.27%) SDET
16 18 (16.36%) Configuration Management
16 18 (16.36%) HP

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 7 (6.36%) Confluence
2 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.36%) Slack
4 1 (0.91%) GitHub
4 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) 3G
1 4 (3.64%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 73 (66.36%) Selenium
2 30 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 29 (26.36%) JIRA
4 28 (25.45%) Jenkins
5 25 (22.73%) JMeter
6 23 (20.91%) LoadRunner
7 21 (19.09%) NUnit
8 20 (18.18%) SoapUI
8 20 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 19 (17.27%) Maven
10 16 (14.55%) LoadUI
10 16 (14.55%) NeoLoad
10 16 (14.55%) TestComplete
10 16 (14.55%) WebLOAD
11 9 (8.18%) HP UFT
12 8 (7.27%) Git (software)
13 7 (6.36%) Burp Suite
14 4 (3.64%) Bugzilla
15 3 (2.73%) SpecFlow
16 1 (0.91%) Appium
General
1 11 (10.00%) Marketing
2 4 (3.64%) Finance
3 2 (1.82%) Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.45%) Gherkin
2 5 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (1.82%) CSS
3 2 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.91%) REST
4 1 (0.91%) SOAP
4 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.64%) Linux
2 3 (2.73%) Android
2 3 (2.73%) Windows
3 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.82%) Unix
4 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.91%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 74 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (45.45%) API Testing
4 28 (25.45%) BDD
5 22 (20.00%) TDD
6 21 (19.09%) Coaching
6 21 (19.09%) Mobile Development
6 21 (19.09%) Open Source
6 21 (19.09%) Performance Testing
6 21 (19.09%) Test Scripting
7 19 (17.27%) SDET
8 18 (16.36%) Configuration Management
9 17 (15.45%) Mentoring
9 17 (15.45%) Software Testing
10 12 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (9.09%) Functional Testing
11 10 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 9 (8.18%) Microservices
12 9 (8.18%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (45.45%) C#
2 48 (43.64%) Java
3 9 (8.18%) Python
4 8 (7.27%) SQL
5 3 (2.73%) Ruby
6 2 (1.82%) C++
6 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.91%) VB
7 1 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (23.64%) ISEB
2 7 (6.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.82%) Degree
4 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.91%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.73%) QA
2 7 (6.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.64%) Firmware
2 2 (1.82%) Docker
3 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Nessus
2 2 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (16.36%) HP
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle