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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 338 359 386
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 794 925 867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.86% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.89% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 701 792 773
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,950 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,600 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%

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
86247 103892 110745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.55% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71633 86643 91629
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +30 732 £42,500 +6.25% 105
London +44 215 £51,000 -2.85% 31
South East -26 116 £39,000 +8.33% 14
Yorkshire +41 114 £45,000 +28.57% 17
West Yorkshire +39 105 £45,000 +28.57% 16
South West +31 92 £35,000 -17.64% 15
East of England -17 92 £42,500 +17.24% 13
Leeds +43 89 £45,000 +28.57% 14
North West +9 60 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Cambridgeshire -5 52 £43,750 +16.66% 10
Manchester +11 46 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Cambridge -5 45 £45,000 +13.92% 8
Scotland +53 37 £40,000 - 7
Gloucestershire +13 37 £40,000 +3.89% 7
Berkshire +43 31 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands -19 31 £33,750 +3.84% 2
Edinburgh +39 30 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Hampshire -25 26 £39,000 +4.00% 2
City of London +27 24 £56,250 +4.65% 3
Hertfordshire +16 22 £44,250 +26.42% 2
Surrey -7 21 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Wiltshire +43 20 £28,750 +4.54% 3
East Midlands +15 20 £40,000 +25.98% 3
Chippenham - 19 £27,500 - 2
Reading +42 13 £44,000 -2.22%
Wales -15 13 £40,000 +14.28%
Devon -7 12 £28,591 -12.02% 1
Bristol -19 12 £47,500 +11.76% 2
West Sussex +22 11 £36,500 +32.72% 2
Andover -2 11 £37,500 -14.77% 1

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 1027 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
2 709 (45.62%) Selenium
3 585 (37.64%) Test Automation
4 563 (36.23%) QA
5 554 (35.65%) Java
6 402 (25.87%) Scrum
7 361 (23.23%) Python
8 356 (22.91%) C#
9 345 (22.20%) SQL
10 344 (22.14%) Test Scripting
11 343 (22.07%) BDD
12 341 (21.94%) TDD
13 332 (21.36%) Cucumber
14 326 (20.98%) Automated Testing
15 303 (19.50%) Software Testing
16 286 (18.40%) ISEB
17 282 (18.15%) Finance
18 278 (17.89%) Degree
19 271 (17.44%) ISTQB
20 253 (16.28%) Automation Testing
21 251 (16.15%) Linux
22 223 (14.35%) Manual Testing
23 212 (13.64%) WebDriver
24 203 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
25 201 (12.93%) Software Engineering
26 196 (12.61%) JIRA
27 194 (12.48%) Regression Testing
28 183 (11.78%) Functional Testing
29 182 (11.71%) C++
30 179 (11.52%) SDLC

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 38 (2.45%) Confluence
2 11 (0.71%) IIS
3 9 (0.58%) GlassFish
4 6 (0.39%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.26%) CMS
6 3 (0.19%) Apache
6 3 (0.19%) SAS
6 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.13%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.13%) Drupal
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.064%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.064%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.064%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.064%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.064%) Tomcat
Applications
1 60 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.12%) MS Office
3 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Simulink
6 1 (0.064%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.26%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.12%) SaaS
2 21 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.84%) GitHub
5 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.39%) Slack
6 4 (0.26%) G Suite
6 4 (0.26%) Office 365
7 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.19%) iTunes
8 2 (0.13%) Donky
8 2 (0.13%) Trello
9 1 (0.064%) Google Play
9 1 (0.064%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.51%) Internet
2 35 (2.25%) HTTP
3 22 (1.42%) Broadband
4 20 (1.29%) SSL
4 20 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.22%) BGP
6 18 (1.16%) MPLS
7 17 (1.09%) HTTPS
8 15 (0.97%) IPv6
9 14 (0.90%) Wireless
10 13 (0.84%) DHCP
11 12 (0.77%) L2TP
11 12 (0.77%) SNMP
11 12 (0.77%) TACACS
11 12 (0.77%) VPLS
11 12 (0.77%) WAN
12 10 (0.64%) LAN
12 10 (0.64%) Wireshark
13 9 (0.58%) Bluetooth
14 8 (0.51%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.38%) Big Data
3 36 (2.32%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.22%) MySQL
5 18 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 12 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.45%) DB2
10 7 (0.45%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.39%) GIS
11 6 (0.39%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.26%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.19%) Redis
13 3 (0.19%) SQLite
14 2 (0.13%) Apache Accumulo
14 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 709 (45.62%) Selenium
2 332 (21.36%) Cucumber
3 212 (13.64%) WebDriver
4 196 (12.61%) JIRA
5 126 (8.11%) SoapUI
6 125 (8.04%) Jenkins
7 114 (7.34%) Git (software)
8 110 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 108 (6.95%) JMeter
10 103 (6.63%) JUnit
11 64 (4.12%) SpecFlow
12 53 (3.41%) Subversion
13 49 (3.15%) HP UFT
14 46 (2.96%) Visual Studio
15 43 (2.77%) Gatling
16 40 (2.57%) Appium
17 37 (2.38%) Eclipse
18 35 (2.25%) Maven
19 33 (2.12%) Robot Framework
20 31 (1.99%) Calabash
General
1 282 (18.15%) Finance
2 111 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 86 (5.53%) Retail
4 82 (5.28%) Banking
5 81 (5.21%) Games
6 54 (3.47%) Electronics
7 43 (2.77%) Legal
8 30 (1.93%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.67%) Marketing
10 24 (1.54%) Military
11 23 (1.48%) Law
12 22 (1.42%) Aerospace
13 17 (1.09%) Back Office
14 13 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.77%) Advertising
16 11 (0.71%) Automotive
17 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.39%) Publishing
18 3 (0.19%) Music Industry
19 2 (0.13%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (10.36%) .NET
2 117 (7.53%) Web Services
3 100 (6.44%) XML
4 87 (5.60%) HTML
5 86 (5.53%) SOAP
6 82 (5.28%) REST
7 72 (4.63%) RESTful
8 57 (3.67%) Gherkin
9 50 (3.22%) CSS
10 31 (1.99%) J2EE
11 24 (1.54%) Java EE
12 23 (1.48%) Spring
13 19 (1.22%) Hibernate
14 16 (1.03%) Ajax
15 14 (0.90%) AngularJS
15 14 (0.90%) Node.js
16 13 (0.84%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.77%) HTML5
17 12 (0.77%) STL
18 11 (0.71%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 145 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 124 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 24 (1.54%) Mathematics
7 23 (1.48%) RIA
8 22 (1.42%) Fintech
9 19 (1.22%) iPad
9 19 (1.22%) Physics
10 18 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 15 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
11 15 (0.97%) iPhone
12 13 (0.84%) Online Games
12 13 (0.84%) User Experience
13 12 (0.77%) Smartcard
14 11 (0.71%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.71%) Informatics
15 9 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 251 (16.15%) Linux
2 171 (11.00%) Windows
3 108 (6.95%) Android
4 82 (5.28%) Apple iOS
5 78 (5.02%) Unix
6 18 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.58%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.26%) Solaris
11 3 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.13%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.064%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1027 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (37.64%) Test Automation
3 402 (25.87%) Scrum
4 344 (22.14%) Test Scripting
5 343 (22.07%) BDD
6 341 (21.94%) TDD
7 326 (20.98%) Automated Testing
8 303 (19.50%) Software Testing
9 253 (16.28%) Automation Testing
10 223 (14.35%) Manual Testing
11 203 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
12 201 (12.93%) Software Engineering
13 194 (12.48%) Regression Testing
14 183 (11.78%) Functional Testing
15 179 (11.52%) SDLC
16 177 (11.39%) Test Strategy
17 155 (9.97%) Performance Testing
18 134 (8.62%) Non-Functional Testing
19 131 (8.43%) Waterfall
20 109 (7.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 554 (35.65%) Java
2 361 (23.23%) Python
3 356 (22.91%) C#
4 345 (22.20%) SQL
5 182 (11.71%) C++
6 154 (9.91%) JavaScript
7 151 (9.72%) C
8 144 (9.27%) Ruby
9 132 (8.49%) Perl
10 68 (4.38%) Bash Shell
11 62 (3.99%) PHP
12 45 (2.90%) VB
13 34 (2.19%) PowerShell
14 30 (1.93%) T-SQL
15 29 (1.87%) Objective-C
16 28 (1.80%) Scala
17 23 (1.48%) Groovy
17 23 (1.48%) Shell Script
18 18 (1.16%) Embedded C
19 15 (0.97%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 286 (18.40%) ISEB
2 278 (17.89%) Degree
3 271 (17.44%) ISTQB
4 144 (9.27%) Security Cleared
5 103 (6.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 94 (6.05%) DV Cleared
7 67 (4.31%) SC Cleared
8 14 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.77%) CCNA
10 12 (0.77%) CISSP
10 12 (0.77%) CompTIA Security+
10 12 (0.77%) GIAC
10 12 (0.77%) Linux+ Certification
10 12 (0.77%) MCSE
10 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
10 12 (0.77%) SANS
10 12 (0.77%) Security+ Certification
10 12 (0.77%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 563 (36.23%) QA
2 84 (5.41%) SDET
3 8 (0.51%) Def Stans
4 4 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.19%) MISRA
6 2 (0.13%) GAMP
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.064%) DO-160
7 1 (0.064%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.064%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (1.74%) Hyper-V
3 18 (1.16%) Firmware
4 9 (0.58%) Docker
5 5 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.064%) KVM
7 1 (0.064%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (4.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.26%) Ansible
2 4 (0.26%) Puppet
3 3 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.19%) Nagios
3 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.13%) Kibana
4 2 (0.13%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.13%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.064%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 118 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 96 (6.18%) HP
3 76 (4.89%) Oracle
4 50 (3.22%) VMware
5 37 (2.38%) Atlassian
6 35 (2.25%) Cisco
7 22 (1.42%) Nokia
8 18 (1.16%) Huawei
8 18 (1.16%) IBM
9 17 (1.09%) SOASTA, Inc
10 16 (1.03%) Google
11 12 (0.77%) Juniper
12 11 (0.71%) SAP
13 9 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
14 7 (0.45%) EMC
14 7 (0.45%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.39%) Apple
15 6 (0.39%) Cadence
16 5 (0.32%) Telerik
17 4 (0.26%) Telelogic
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £21k - 24k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £44000 per annum + bonus, training, pension ect
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum bonuses+excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Middletons Assured Talent
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Flexible + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 20-30% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life, Gym, + More
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago