The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 360 378 353
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 792 884 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.81% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.84% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 680 736 874
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 within the UK.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 729 £42,500 -0.58% 127
London +21 273 £50,000 -4.76% 44
South East +6 174 £40,000 -3.61% 26
East of England +18 86 £42,500 +13.33% 23
Yorkshire -2 68 £38,000 +8.57% 10
South West +8 64 £35,000 -12.50% 15
West Yorkshire -16 57 £39,000 -2.50% 6
Surrey +25 55 £43,000 -21.81% 9
Cambridgeshire +8 54 £45,000 - 17
Leeds -12 46 £40,000 - 6
Cambridge +9 45 £45,000 - 15
Berkshire +15 38 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Scotland +18 37 £31,500 -13.69% 3
City of London +12 32 £50,000 -2.91% 10
Gloucestershire +19 31 £51,250 +50.73% 8
North West +4 26 £37,700 -5.75% 3
Hampshire -29 26 £30,000 -11.11% 5
West Midlands +7 23 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Oxfordshire +4 22 £30,000 +5.26% 1
West Sussex +10 18 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Manchester -25 18 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Edinburgh +8 16 £36,000 -1.36% 2
Oxford 0 16 £27,500 -3.50%
Reading +23 15 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Hertfordshire +9 15 £45,000 +63.63% 2
South Wales -2 14 £38,500 +4.05% 1
Wales -4 14 £38,500 +4.05% 1
Fife - 14 £31,500 -
Wiltshire +29 13 £27,500 -38.88% 5
Cardiff +14 13 £39,250 +12.14% 1

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1040 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 702 (41.46%) Selenium
3 683 (40.34%) Test Automation
4 668 (39.46%) QA
5 597 (35.26%) Java
6 442 (26.11%) SQL
7 390 (23.04%) C#
8 383 (22.62%) BDD
9 379 (22.39%) Cucumber
10 364 (21.50%) Python
11 345 (20.38%) Degree
12 344 (20.32%) Automation Testing
13 341 (20.14%) Finance
14 333 (19.67%) Software Testing
15 331 (19.55%) Scrum
16 317 (18.72%) TDD
17 308 (18.19%) Manual Testing
18 300 (17.72%) Automated Testing
19 297 (17.54%) Test Scripting
20 292 (17.25%) WebDriver
21 273 (16.13%) ISEB
22 265 (15.65%) Regression Testing
23 259 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
24 242 (14.29%) JIRA
25 237 (14.00%) ISTQB
26 231 (13.64%) Software Engineering
27 221 (13.05%) Ruby
28 219 (12.94%) .NET
29 214 (12.64%) Microsoft
30 206 (12.17%) Windows

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 35 (2.07%) Confluence
2 25 (1.48%) IIS
3 9 (0.53%) CICS
4 7 (0.41%) CMS
5 6 (0.35%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.30%) Apache
7 4 (0.24%) SAS
7 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.18%) Drupal
8 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.12%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.12%) MTS
9 2 (0.12%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.059%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.059%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.059%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.059%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.059%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 116 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.19%) MS Office
3 18 (1.06%) Mingle
4 8 (0.47%) Maya
5 7 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.18%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.059%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.059%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.059%) FastStats
4 1 (0.059%) Magento
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.059%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.77%) SaaS
2 24 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.83%) GitHub
4 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.12%) iTunes
6 2 (0.12%) Trello
7 1 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.059%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.89%) Internet
2 44 (2.60%) HTTP
3 23 (1.36%) SSL
4 21 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.06%) Wireshark
6 15 (0.89%) LTE
7 13 (0.77%) Broadband
8 12 (0.71%) BGP
9 11 (0.65%) MPLS
10 10 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
11 9 (0.53%) UMTS
12 8 (0.47%) GPRS
12 8 (0.47%) GSM
12 8 (0.47%) PuTTY
12 8 (0.47%) WCDMA
13 7 (0.41%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.41%) SNMP
14 6 (0.35%) DNS
14 6 (0.35%) IPv6
14 6 (0.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.66%) Big Data
3 36 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.77%) MySQL
5 26 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 15 (0.89%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.59%) GIS
10 9 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.47%) QlikView
11 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.30%) DB2
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 702 (41.46%) Selenium
2 379 (22.39%) Cucumber
3 292 (17.25%) WebDriver
4 242 (14.29%) JIRA
5 194 (11.46%) Jenkins
6 155 (9.16%) JUnit
7 142 (8.39%) SoapUI
8 139 (8.21%) JMeter
9 112 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 103 (6.08%) Git (software)
11 101 (5.97%) SpecFlow
12 65 (3.84%) HP UFT
12 65 (3.84%) Subversion
13 57 (3.37%) Visual Studio
14 56 (3.31%) JBehave
15 53 (3.13%) Gatling
16 47 (2.78%) Maven
16 47 (2.78%) TestNG
17 44 (2.60%) FitNesse
18 38 (2.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 341 (20.14%) Finance
2 132 (7.80%) Telecoms
3 77 (4.55%) Games
4 75 (4.43%) Banking
5 67 (3.96%) Retail
6 58 (3.43%) Manufacturing
7 56 (3.31%) Electronics
8 43 (2.54%) Marketing
9 31 (1.83%) Legal
10 30 (1.77%) Law
11 19 (1.12%) Back Office
11 19 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.77%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.65%) Automotive
13 11 (0.65%) Military
14 10 (0.59%) Front Office
15 8 (0.47%) Advertising
16 7 (0.41%) Billing
17 6 (0.35%) Publishing
18 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (12.94%) .NET
2 156 (9.21%) Web Services
3 122 (7.21%) XML
4 104 (6.14%) HTML
5 103 (6.08%) RESTful
6 88 (5.20%) REST
7 71 (4.19%) CSS
8 66 (3.90%) SOAP
9 62 (3.66%) Gherkin
10 47 (2.78%) J2EE
11 24 (1.42%) JSON
12 23 (1.36%) Spring
13 21 (1.24%) .NET Framework
14 20 (1.18%) ASP.NET
15 16 (0.95%) Hibernate
15 16 (0.95%) Java EE
16 15 (0.89%) Ajax
16 15 (0.89%) LAMP
17 14 (0.83%) HTML5
17 14 (0.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 191 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (10.57%) Computer Science
3 96 (5.67%) Mobile App
4 39 (2.30%) Fintech
5 36 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 30 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (1.59%) Mathematics
8 26 (1.54%) RIA
9 24 (1.42%) iPad
10 18 (1.06%) User Experience
11 17 (1.00%) Digital Media
11 17 (1.00%) Online Games
12 16 (0.95%) Life Science
13 14 (0.83%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.71%) Data Centre
15 11 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.59%) Driving Licence
16 10 (0.59%) N-Tier
16 10 (0.59%) Physics
16 10 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 206 (12.17%) Windows
2 200 (11.81%) Linux
3 145 (8.56%) Unix
4 101 (5.97%) Android
5 81 (4.78%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.65%) Windows Server
7 26 (1.54%) Solaris
8 12 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.71%) Windows Phone
9 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.24%) CentOS
11 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.18%) Debian
12 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.18%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.12%) AIX
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1040 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 683 (40.34%) Test Automation
3 383 (22.62%) BDD
4 344 (20.32%) Automation Testing
5 333 (19.67%) Software Testing
6 331 (19.55%) Scrum
7 317 (18.72%) TDD
8 308 (18.19%) Manual Testing
9 300 (17.72%) Automated Testing
10 297 (17.54%) Test Scripting
11 265 (15.65%) Regression Testing
12 259 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
13 231 (13.64%) Software Engineering
14 205 (12.11%) Performance Testing
15 201 (11.87%) Test Strategy
16 187 (11.05%) SDLC
17 168 (9.92%) Functional Testing
18 155 (9.16%) Integration Testing
19 147 (8.68%) User Acceptance Testing
20 134 (7.91%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 597 (35.26%) Java
2 442 (26.11%) SQL
3 390 (23.04%) C#
4 364 (21.50%) Python
5 221 (13.05%) Ruby
6 153 (9.04%) JavaScript
7 128 (7.56%) Perl
8 126 (7.44%) C++
9 101 (5.97%) C
10 75 (4.43%) PHP
11 56 (3.31%) VB
12 53 (3.13%) Bash Shell
12 53 (3.13%) Scala
13 33 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.42%) Clojure
15 23 (1.36%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.24%) Groovy
16 21 (1.24%) PowerShell
16 21 (1.24%) XPath
17 14 (0.83%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 345 (20.38%) Degree
2 273 (16.13%) ISEB
3 237 (14.00%) ISTQB
4 136 (8.03%) Security Cleared
5 79 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 68 (4.02%) DV Cleared
7 60 (3.54%) SC Cleared
8 19 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.41%) PhD
10 6 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.30%) CCNA
12 4 (0.24%) CISSP
12 4 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
12 4 (0.24%) MCSE
12 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (0.24%) Security+ Certification
12 4 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 668 (39.46%) QA
2 76 (4.49%) SDET
3 9 (0.53%) SLA
4 5 (0.30%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.18%) ECSS
7 2 (0.12%) GAMP
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) TickIT
8 1 (0.059%) DO-160
8 1 (0.059%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (1.18%) Firmware
3 13 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.30%) Docker
5 5 (0.30%) KVM
5 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.12%) XenServer
7 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.059%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.059%) vSphere
7 1 (0.059%) Xen
7 1 (0.059%) XenApp
7 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.24%) Puppet
4 3 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.18%) Nagios
5 2 (0.12%) Ansible
5 2 (0.12%) Kibana
5 2 (0.12%) logstash
5 2 (0.12%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.059%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.059%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.059%) SCCM
6 1 (0.059%) SCOM
Vendors
1 214 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 88 (5.20%) HP
3 87 (5.14%) Oracle
4 33 (1.95%) VMware
5 27 (1.59%) SAP
6 22 (1.30%) Cisco
7 20 (1.18%) Google
8 18 (1.06%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.06%) SOASTA, Inc
9 17 (1.00%) IBM
9 17 (1.00%) Rally
10 15 (0.89%) Nokia
11 14 (0.83%) Huawei
12 8 (0.47%) Perforce
13 7 (0.41%) Apple
14 6 (0.35%) EMC
14 6 (0.35%) Facebook
14 6 (0.35%) Telerik
15 5 (0.30%) Borland
15 5 (0.30%) Red Hat
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
Vadis People
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 4 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago