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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
UK
Rank 282 376 402
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 929 830 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 0.82% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.85% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 794 737 655
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
80972 97334 101928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.31% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67196 81538 83871
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 28 February 2017 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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +91 880 £42,500 - 120
South East +85 209 £37,500 +7.14% 20
London +48 209 £55,000 +4.76% 41
South West +6 122 £40,000 -5.88% 18
East of England +57 113 £45,000 +13.92% 19
Yorkshire +18 97 £42,500 +6.25% 13
West Yorkshire +20 96 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Leeds +14 84 £45,000 +15.38% 7
North West +7 64 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Hampshire +16 59 £35,000 - 5
Manchester +4 59 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Cambridgeshire -2 54 £47,500 +20.25% 14
Berkshire +71 53 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Cambridge +1 46 £47,500 +20.25% 11
West Sussex +38 45 £50,000 +66.66% 4
Gloucestershire -7 41 £43,500 +1.16% 4
East Midlands +29 35 £41,000 +9.33%
Scotland +28 34 £40,000 +13.47% 3
West Midlands +28 29 £35,500 -5.33% 1
Edinburgh +30 28 £43,750 +9.37% 2
Hertfordshire +29 28 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Somerset +16 28 £35,750 +34.90% 4
Reading +64 27 £44,500 +39.06% 4
City of London +27 23 £55,000 - 8
Nottinghamshire +23 21 £56,250 +55.17%
Nottingham +20 21 £56,250 +55.17%
Norfolk +8 21 £35,000 -18.60% 1
Norwich +3 21 £35,000 -18.60% 1
Southampton +27 20 £33,750 -3.57% 2
Surrey +48 18 £50,000 +17.64% 2

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 1157 (67.03%) Agile Software Development
2 849 (49.19%) Selenium
3 719 (41.66%) Test Automation
4 622 (36.04%) Java
5 614 (35.57%) QA
6 449 (26.01%) Test Scripting
7 445 (25.78%) Scrum
8 433 (25.09%) TDD
9 422 (24.45%) BDD
10 416 (24.10%) C#
11 377 (21.84%) SQL
12 364 (21.09%) Cucumber
13 359 (20.80%) Automated Testing
14 358 (20.74%) Python
15 338 (19.58%) Software Testing
16 309 (17.90%) ISTQB
17 305 (17.67%) ISEB
18 303 (17.56%) Automation Testing
19 301 (17.44%) Degree
20 284 (16.45%) Finance
21 272 (15.76%) WebDriver
22 254 (14.72%) Software Engineering
23 248 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
23 248 (14.37%) Linux
24 238 (13.79%) Regression Testing
25 231 (13.38%) Functional Testing
26 212 (12.28%) JIRA
27 209 (12.11%) Manual Testing
28 196 (11.36%) SDLC
29 190 (11.01%) SoapUI

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 (2.20%) Confluence
2 10 (0.58%) IIS
3 9 (0.52%) Apache
3 9 (0.52%) GlassFish
4 6 (0.35%) CMS
5 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.058%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.058%) CICS
6 1 (0.058%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.058%) FileNet
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.058%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (1.22%) MS Office
2 20 (1.16%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Simulink
6 2 (0.12%) Mingle
7 1 (0.058%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.17%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.74%) SaaS
2 25 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.64%) Force.com
6 9 (0.52%) GitHub
7 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.12%) Slack
9 1 (0.058%) G Suite
9 1 (0.058%) IaaS
9 1 (0.058%) Office 365
9 1 (0.058%) PaaS
9 1 (0.058%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.32%) HTTP
1 40 (2.32%) Wireless
2 35 (2.03%) Internet
3 22 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 9 (0.52%) SSL
4 9 (0.52%) WAN
5 7 (0.41%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.41%) LAN
5 7 (0.41%) MPLS
6 6 (0.35%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.35%) RS-232
6 6 (0.35%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.29%) 3G
7 5 (0.29%) 4G
7 5 (0.29%) Broadband
7 5 (0.29%) LTE
7 5 (0.29%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.23%) BGP
8 4 (0.23%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.13%) Big Data
3 53 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.91%) MySQL
5 16 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 16 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 10 (0.58%) GIS
8 9 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.35%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.12%) OLTP
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.12%) Redis
12 2 (0.12%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 849 (49.19%) Selenium
2 364 (21.09%) Cucumber
3 272 (15.76%) WebDriver
4 212 (12.28%) JIRA
5 190 (11.01%) SoapUI
6 155 (8.98%) JMeter
7 148 (8.57%) Git (software)
8 142 (8.23%) Jenkins
9 117 (6.78%) SpecFlow
9 117 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 100 (5.79%) JUnit
11 88 (5.10%) Visual Studio
12 74 (4.29%) Appium
13 68 (3.94%) LoadRunner
14 65 (3.77%) HP UFT
15 61 (3.53%) TeamCity
16 55 (3.19%) Maven
17 52 (3.01%) Subversion
18 37 (2.14%) TestNG
19 36 (2.09%) Eclipse
General
1 284 (16.45%) Finance
2 144 (8.34%) Telecoms
3 101 (5.85%) Banking
4 100 (5.79%) Retail
5 80 (4.63%) Electronics
6 44 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 36 (2.09%) Legal
8 30 (1.74%) Games
9 29 (1.68%) Military
10 27 (1.56%) Marketing
11 21 (1.22%) Advertising
12 20 (1.16%) Back Office
13 17 (0.98%) Automotive
14 13 (0.75%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.46%) Law
16 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.35%) Publishing
18 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
19 2 (0.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (10.83%) .NET
2 126 (7.30%) Web Services
3 119 (6.89%) XML
4 115 (6.66%) SOAP
5 86 (4.98%) REST
6 85 (4.92%) Gherkin
7 76 (4.40%) RESTful
8 69 (4.00%) HTML
9 48 (2.78%) CSS
10 34 (1.97%) AngularJS
11 29 (1.68%) ASP.NET
12 23 (1.33%) JSON
13 20 (1.16%) J2EE
14 15 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (0.81%) Hibernate
15 14 (0.81%) Spring
16 13 (0.75%) DOM
17 12 (0.70%) Java EE
17 12 (0.70%) jQuery
18 11 (0.64%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.05%) Computer Science
2 111 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (5.21%) Mobile App
4 32 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
5 29 (1.68%) iPad
6 25 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 22 (1.27%) Fintech
8 21 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 16 (0.93%) User Experience
11 14 (0.81%) Online Banking
12 11 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
13 10 (0.58%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.52%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.52%) iPhone
14 9 (0.52%) RIA
15 7 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
16 6 (0.35%) Life Science
16 6 (0.35%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 248 (14.37%) Linux
2 179 (10.37%) Windows
3 93 (5.39%) Android
4 70 (4.06%) Apple iOS
5 55 (3.19%) Unix
6 15 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.29%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.058%) AIX
10 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.058%) Solaris
10 1 (0.058%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.058%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.058%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1157 (67.03%) Agile Software Development
2 719 (41.66%) Test Automation
3 449 (26.01%) Test Scripting
4 445 (25.78%) Scrum
5 433 (25.09%) TDD
6 422 (24.45%) BDD
7 359 (20.80%) Automated Testing
8 338 (19.58%) Software Testing
9 303 (17.56%) Automation Testing
10 254 (14.72%) Software Engineering
11 248 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
12 238 (13.79%) Regression Testing
13 231 (13.38%) Functional Testing
14 209 (12.11%) Manual Testing
15 196 (11.36%) SDLC
16 172 (9.97%) Non-Functional Testing
17 167 (9.68%) Test Strategy
18 154 (8.92%) Waterfall
19 148 (8.57%) Performance Testing
20 136 (7.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 622 (36.04%) Java
2 416 (24.10%) C#
3 377 (21.84%) SQL
4 358 (20.74%) Python
5 184 (10.66%) C++
6 163 (9.44%) JavaScript
7 146 (8.46%) C
8 134 (7.76%) Perl
9 130 (7.53%) Ruby
10 59 (3.42%) PHP
11 52 (3.01%) Bash Shell
12 39 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 38 (2.20%) Groovy
14 27 (1.56%) VB
15 22 (1.27%) Scala
15 22 (1.27%) T-SQL
16 19 (1.10%) Embedded C
16 19 (1.10%) Objective-C
16 19 (1.10%) Tcl
17 14 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 309 (17.90%) ISTQB
2 305 (17.67%) ISEB
3 301 (17.44%) Degree
4 150 (8.69%) Security Cleared
5 117 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 89 (5.16%) DV Cleared
7 52 (3.01%) SC Cleared
8 25 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 18 (1.04%) PhD
10 17 (0.98%) HNC
11 13 (0.75%) HND
12 11 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.41%) CCNA
13 7 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.41%) CISSP
13 7 (0.41%) MCSE
13 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (0.41%) Security+ Certification
13 7 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 614 (35.57%) QA
2 78 (4.52%) SDET
3 6 (0.35%) Def Stans
4 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.23%) MISRA
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.12%) SLA
7 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (1.74%) Hyper-V
3 22 (1.27%) Firmware
4 8 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.35%) Docker
6 5 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.058%) KVM
8 1 (0.058%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.058%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.058%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.29%) Kibana
3 5 (0.29%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) Grafana
4 2 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.12%) Nagios
4 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.058%) Ansible
5 1 (0.058%) Graphite
5 1 (0.058%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 131 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 107 (6.20%) HP
3 75 (4.35%) Oracle
4 44 (2.55%) Atlassian
5 40 (2.32%) VMware
6 32 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (0.81%) Cisco
7 14 (0.81%) SAP
8 9 (0.52%) Cognizant
9 8 (0.46%) IBM
10 7 (0.41%) Telerik
11 6 (0.35%) EMC
11 6 (0.35%) Google
11 6 (0.35%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.29%) Cadence
12 5 (0.29%) Huawei
12 5 (0.29%) Juniper
13 4 (0.23%) Nokia
14 3 (0.17%) Ericsson
14 3 (0.17%) Informatica
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £44000 per annum + bonus, training, pension ect
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: GBP 40 - 50k +Many benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 60k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 75,000
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 DOE + Brilliant Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday