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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
UK
Rank 297 356 374
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 858 821 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 0.83% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.86% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 749 738 720
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
81311 95393 101849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67566 80035 84663
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +76 800 £42,500 +6.25% 113
London +47 213 £54,000 +2.85% 27
South East +36 150 £39,000 +11.42% 23
East of England +21 107 £40,000 +6.66% 21
Yorkshire +38 101 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Yorkshire +41 99 £45,000 +12.50% 10
South West +11 95 £38,750 -8.82% 14
Leeds +36 92 £46,000 +15.00% 4
North West +25 71 £38,000 -5.00% 8
Manchester +19 62 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Cambridgeshire -3 52 £47,500 +26.66% 14
Cambridge -8 45 £47,500 +25.00% 9
Hampshire -3 41 £39,500 +5.33% 11
West Midlands +2 40 £34,500 -1.42% 2
Scotland +33 37 £40,000 +11.88% 7
Gloucestershire +5 37 £41,250 -6.25% 3
Berkshire +47 36 £37,500 -28.57% 5
Edinburgh +33 30 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Hertfordshire +28 29 £32,500 -18.75% 2
West Sussex +10 26 £40,000 +45.45% 2
East Midlands +23 23 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Surrey +30 18 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Reading +46 16 £53,750 +19.44% 1
Norwich -2 16 £35,000 -35.18% 2
Norfolk -2 16 £35,000 -35.18% 2
Bristol -26 16 £48,750 +14.70% 5
Wiltshire +30 15 £30,000 +18.81% 1
Borehamwood +3 15 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +26 14 £38,000 +1.33% 3
Fareham +8 13 £35,000 -12.50% 4

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1107 (68.08%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (46.62%) Selenium
3 654 (40.22%) Test Automation
4 594 (36.53%) Java
5 569 (34.99%) QA
6 430 (26.45%) Scrum
7 411 (25.28%) Test Scripting
8 398 (24.48%) TDD
9 382 (23.49%) Python
10 381 (23.43%) BDD
11 370 (22.76%) C#
12 346 (21.28%) Automated Testing
13 333 (20.48%) SQL
14 327 (20.11%) Cucumber
15 297 (18.27%) Software Testing
15 297 (18.27%) Degree
16 289 (17.77%) Finance
17 277 (17.04%) ISEB
18 275 (16.91%) Automation Testing
19 271 (16.67%) ISTQB
20 262 (16.11%) Linux
21 233 (14.33%) Software Engineering
22 231 (14.21%) WebDriver
23 211 (12.98%) Functional Testing
24 207 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
25 205 (12.61%) Manual Testing
25 205 (12.61%) Regression Testing
26 203 (12.48%) C++
27 188 (11.56%) SDLC
28 187 (11.50%) JIRA

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 (2.15%) Confluence
2 11 (0.68%) GlassFish
3 6 (0.37%) Apache
4 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.12%) CMS
4 2 (0.12%) IIS
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.062%) CICS
5 1 (0.062%) Drupal
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.062%) SAS
5 1 (0.062%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.062%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (1.72%) MS Office
2 27 (1.66%) MS Excel
3 9 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) Simulink
6 1 (0.062%) Mingle
6 1 (0.062%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 12 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.25%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.09%) SaaS
2 23 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.55%) GitHub
6 6 (0.37%) Slack
7 4 (0.25%) Force.com
7 4 (0.25%) G Suite
7 4 (0.25%) Office 365
8 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.062%) Donky
9 1 (0.062%) Google Play
9 1 (0.062%) iTunes
9 1 (0.062%) PaaS
9 1 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.03%) HTTP
2 28 (1.72%) Internet
3 27 (1.66%) Wireless
4 25 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.98%) Broadband
6 13 (0.80%) BGP
6 13 (0.80%) HTTPS
6 13 (0.80%) SSL
7 12 (0.74%) MPLS
7 12 (0.74%) WAN
8 11 (0.68%) IPv6
9 10 (0.62%) DHCP
9 10 (0.62%) LAN
9 10 (0.62%) Wireshark
10 9 (0.55%) Bluetooth
10 9 (0.55%) L2TP
10 9 (0.55%) SNMP
10 9 (0.55%) TACACS
10 9 (0.55%) VPLS
11 7 (0.43%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.64%) Big Data
3 41 (2.52%) Relational Database
4 26 (1.60%) MySQL
5 18 (1.11%) NoSQL
6 16 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.49%) GIS
10 7 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.31%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.18%) Redis
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.12%) Apache Accumulo
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.12%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 758 (46.62%) Selenium
2 327 (20.11%) Cucumber
3 231 (14.21%) WebDriver
4 187 (11.50%) JIRA
5 155 (9.53%) SoapUI
6 122 (7.50%) Git (software)
7 119 (7.32%) JMeter
8 117 (7.20%) Jenkins
9 106 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 94 (5.78%) JUnit
11 78 (4.80%) SpecFlow
12 66 (4.06%) Visual Studio
13 62 (3.81%) HP UFT
14 53 (3.26%) Appium
15 50 (3.08%) Subversion
16 45 (2.77%) Maven
17 44 (2.71%) LoadRunner
18 43 (2.64%) TeamCity
19 35 (2.15%) Eclipse
20 31 (1.91%) NUnit
General
1 289 (17.77%) Finance
2 137 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 104 (6.40%) Retail
4 97 (5.97%) Banking
5 71 (4.37%) Electronics
6 55 (3.38%) Games
7 42 (2.58%) Legal
8 39 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.85%) Military
10 25 (1.54%) Marketing
11 19 (1.17%) Aerospace
12 18 (1.11%) Advertising
13 17 (1.05%) Back Office
14 16 (0.98%) Automotive
15 14 (0.86%) Law
16 9 (0.55%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.18%) Music Industry
18 3 (0.18%) Publishing
19 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (10.21%) .NET
2 110 (6.77%) Web Services
3 102 (6.27%) XML
4 101 (6.21%) SOAP
5 76 (4.67%) REST
6 72 (4.43%) HTML
7 69 (4.24%) Gherkin
7 69 (4.24%) RESTful
8 50 (3.08%) CSS
9 27 (1.66%) J2EE
10 26 (1.60%) AngularJS
11 24 (1.48%) ASP.NET
12 18 (1.11%) Java EE
13 12 (0.74%) Guice
13 12 (0.74%) Hibernate
13 12 (0.74%) JSON
13 12 (0.74%) Spring
13 12 (0.74%) STL
14 10 (0.62%) HTML5
15 9 (0.55%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.43%) Computer Science
2 112 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 31 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
5 29 (1.78%) iPad
6 26 (1.60%) Physics
7 23 (1.41%) Algorithms
7 23 (1.41%) Fintech
8 22 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 20 (1.23%) Mathematics
10 14 (0.86%) iPhone
11 12 (0.74%) RIA
11 12 (0.74%) User Experience
12 11 (0.68%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.62%) Blackberry
13 10 (0.62%) Cyber Defence
13 10 (0.62%) Smartcard
14 9 (0.55%) Data Centre
15 8 (0.49%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 262 (16.11%) Linux
2 175 (10.76%) Windows
3 109 (6.70%) Android
4 79 (4.86%) Apple iOS
5 70 (4.31%) Unix
6 18 (1.11%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.062%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.062%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.062%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1107 (68.08%) Agile Software Development
2 654 (40.22%) Test Automation
3 430 (26.45%) Scrum
4 411 (25.28%) Test Scripting
5 398 (24.48%) TDD
6 381 (23.43%) BDD
7 346 (21.28%) Automated Testing
8 297 (18.27%) Software Testing
9 275 (16.91%) Automation Testing
10 233 (14.33%) Software Engineering
11 211 (12.98%) Functional Testing
12 207 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
13 205 (12.61%) Manual Testing
13 205 (12.61%) Regression Testing
14 188 (11.56%) SDLC
15 168 (10.33%) Test Strategy
16 155 (9.53%) Non-Functional Testing
17 143 (8.79%) Performance Testing
18 135 (8.30%) Waterfall
19 132 (8.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 594 (36.53%) Java
2 382 (23.49%) Python
3 370 (22.76%) C#
4 333 (20.48%) SQL
5 203 (12.48%) C++
6 155 (9.53%) JavaScript
7 154 (9.47%) C
8 143 (8.79%) Perl
9 133 (8.18%) Ruby
10 61 (3.75%) Bash Shell
10 61 (3.75%) PHP
11 42 (2.58%) PowerShell
12 40 (2.46%) VB
13 28 (1.72%) Objective-C
14 26 (1.60%) Groovy
15 24 (1.48%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.29%) Embedded C
17 18 (1.11%) Shell Script
18 17 (1.05%) Scala
19 16 (0.98%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 297 (18.27%) Degree
2 277 (17.04%) ISEB
3 271 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 156 (9.59%) Security Cleared
5 104 (6.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 102 (6.27%) DV Cleared
7 55 (3.38%) SC Cleared
8 19 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (0.92%) HNC
10 14 (0.86%) PhD
11 13 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.74%) CCNA
12 12 (0.74%) CISSP
12 12 (0.74%) GIAC
12 12 (0.74%) Linux+ Certification
12 12 (0.74%) MCSE
12 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
12 12 (0.74%) Security+ Certification
12 12 (0.74%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 569 (34.99%) QA
2 74 (4.55%) SDET
3 7 (0.43%) Def Stans
4 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.25%) MISRA
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.062%) GAMP
System Software
1 48 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (2.03%) Hyper-V
3 17 (1.05%) Firmware
4 8 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.43%) Docker
6 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.062%) KVM
8 1 (0.062%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.31%) Puppet
4 3 (0.18%) Ansible
4 3 (0.18%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.12%) Kibana
6 1 (0.062%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.062%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 109 (6.70%) Microsoft
2 102 (6.27%) HP
3 64 (3.94%) Oracle
4 49 (3.01%) VMware
5 37 (2.28%) Atlassian
6 26 (1.60%) Cisco
7 16 (0.98%) Nokia
8 14 (0.86%) SAP
9 13 (0.80%) Huawei
9 13 (0.80%) IBM
10 11 (0.68%) Google
10 11 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.55%) Cognizant
11 9 (0.55%) Juniper
12 7 (0.43%) EMC
12 7 (0.43%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.43%) Telerik
13 6 (0.37%) Cadence
13 6 (0.37%) SOASTA, Inc
14 4 (0.25%) Telelogic
Oakham, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: 16 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 9 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Care Futures
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus pension and bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k-60k + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension. Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum bonuses+excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Kyna Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum bonuses+excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago