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 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 357 359 354
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 778 926 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.86% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.89% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 670 778 816
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 £60,000 £58,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%

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
94118 103558 110626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79197 85888 89230
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £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 30 August 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 August 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 -17 716 £42,500 -0.58% 104
London -17 222 £50,000 -2.91% 37
South East -3 169 £38,000 -8.43% 18
East of England +41 105 £42,500 +13.33% 13
South West +7 79 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Yorkshire -20 73 £40,000 +14.28% 11
West Yorkshire -20 65 £40,000 - 10
Cambridgeshire +13 63 £45,000 - 10
Cambridge +13 56 £45,000 - 8
Surrey +32 55 £43,500 -20.90% 4
Leeds -13 51 £40,000 - 9
Gloucestershire +21 45 £41,000 +17.14% 3
City of London +6 35 £51,000 -0.97% 6
Scotland +25 33 £33,750 -7.53% 1
North West +2 27 £37,700 -16.22% 9
Berkshire +2 27 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Hampshire -39 26 £30,000 -27.71% 6
Wiltshire +30 22 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Edinburgh +14 22 £36,000 -1.36%
West Sussex +7 20 £42,500 +25.92%
West Midlands -9 20 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Manchester -16 20 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Hertfordshire +18 19 £42,500 +54.54%
East Midlands +6 17 £36,000 +10.76% 4
Oxfordshire +8 16 £27,500 -27.63% 2
South Wales +9 15 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Wales +4 15 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Cardiff +17 13 £41,250 -
Woking +8 13 £52,500 - 2
Reading +7 11 £42,500 +6.25% 1

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 1032 (62.47%) Agile Software Development
2 670 (40.56%) Selenium
3 637 (38.56%) Test Automation
4 634 (38.38%) QA
5 586 (35.47%) Java
6 419 (25.36%) SQL
7 393 (23.79%) Python
8 389 (23.55%) C#
9 366 (22.15%) Cucumber
10 344 (20.82%) BDD
11 337 (20.40%) Scrum
12 336 (20.34%) Finance
13 329 (19.92%) Degree
14 320 (19.37%) Automation Testing
15 319 (19.31%) Software Testing
16 303 (18.34%) TDD
16 303 (18.34%) Automated Testing
17 301 (18.22%) Manual Testing
18 297 (17.98%) Test Scripting
19 283 (17.13%) ISEB
20 255 (15.44%) WebDriver
21 253 (15.31%) ISTQB
22 247 (14.95%) JIRA
23 245 (14.83%) Regression Testing
24 241 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
25 231 (13.98%) Software Engineering
26 212 (12.83%) Performance Testing
27 211 (12.77%) Linux
28 208 (12.59%) .NET
29 207 (12.53%) Ruby

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 (2.30%) Confluence
2 24 (1.45%) IIS
3 9 (0.54%) CICS
4 8 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.36%) CMS
6 5 (0.30%) SAS
7 4 (0.24%) Apache
7 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.18%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.12%) Drupal
9 2 (0.12%) MTS
10 1 (0.061%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.061%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.061%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.061%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.061%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.061%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.061%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 100 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.12%) MS Office
3 16 (0.97%) Mingle
4 7 (0.42%) Maya
5 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.24%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.061%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.061%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.061%) FastStats
3 1 (0.061%) Magento
3 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.061%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.12%) SaaS
2 24 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.85%) GitHub
4 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.24%) Slack
6 3 (0.18%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.18%) iTunes
6 3 (0.18%) Office 365
7 2 (0.12%) Trello
8 1 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.061%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.061%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.061%) Google Play
8 1 (0.061%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.54%) HTTP
2 41 (2.48%) Internet
3 24 (1.45%) SSL
4 23 (1.39%) Broadband
5 21 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.21%) BGP
7 19 (1.15%) MPLS
7 19 (1.15%) Wireshark
8 14 (0.85%) LTE
9 12 (0.73%) HTTPS
9 12 (0.73%) IPv6
10 11 (0.67%) SNMP
11 10 (0.61%) DHCP
12 9 (0.54%) L2TP
12 9 (0.54%) TACACS
12 9 (0.54%) VPLS
13 8 (0.48%) PuTTY
13 8 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (0.42%) SSH
14 7 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.42%) Big Data
3 28 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.45%) MySQL
5 20 (1.21%) MongoDB
6 16 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.91%) Hadoop
8 14 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.61%) GIS
9 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.42%) DB2
13 5 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.30%) QlikView
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Accumulo
14 3 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 670 (40.56%) Selenium
2 366 (22.15%) Cucumber
3 255 (15.44%) WebDriver
4 247 (14.95%) JIRA
5 176 (10.65%) Jenkins
6 139 (8.41%) JUnit
7 137 (8.29%) JMeter
8 136 (8.23%) SoapUI
9 114 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 97 (5.87%) Git (software)
11 85 (5.15%) SpecFlow
12 60 (3.63%) HP UFT
13 58 (3.51%) Subversion
14 57 (3.45%) Gatling
15 51 (3.09%) Visual Studio
16 47 (2.85%) JBehave
17 42 (2.54%) TestNG
18 41 (2.48%) Appium
19 40 (2.42%) LoadRunner
20 36 (2.18%) TeamCity
General
1 336 (20.34%) Finance
2 125 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 95 (5.75%) Games
4 74 (4.48%) Retail
5 64 (3.87%) Banking
6 56 (3.39%) Electronics
7 51 (3.09%) Manufacturing
8 38 (2.30%) Marketing
9 34 (2.06%) Legal
10 27 (1.63%) Law
11 19 (1.15%) Aerospace
12 18 (1.09%) Back Office
12 18 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.97%) Military
14 10 (0.61%) Advertising
14 10 (0.61%) Front Office
15 9 (0.54%) Automotive
16 7 (0.42%) Publishing
17 5 (0.30%) Billing
17 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (12.59%) .NET
2 131 (7.93%) Web Services
3 120 (7.26%) XML
4 116 (7.02%) HTML
5 94 (5.69%) RESTful
6 85 (5.15%) REST
7 78 (4.72%) CSS
8 69 (4.18%) Gherkin
9 66 (4.00%) SOAP
10 48 (2.91%) J2EE
11 25 (1.51%) Spring
12 24 (1.45%) ASP.NET
13 21 (1.27%) .NET Framework
14 20 (1.21%) Hibernate
14 20 (1.21%) Java EE
15 17 (1.03%) JSON
16 16 (0.97%) Node.js
17 15 (0.91%) Ajax
18 14 (0.85%) HTML5
19 13 (0.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 188 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (10.35%) Computer Science
3 100 (6.05%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.12%) Fintech
5 33 (2.00%) Client/Server
6 28 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (1.63%) Mathematics
8 23 (1.39%) iPad
9 22 (1.33%) RIA
10 19 (1.15%) Online Games
11 17 (1.03%) User Experience
12 16 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.85%) Driving Licence
13 14 (0.85%) Life Science
13 14 (0.85%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.73%) iPhone
14 12 (0.73%) Physics
15 11 (0.67%) Data Centre
15 11 (0.67%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 211 (12.77%) Linux
2 188 (11.38%) Windows
3 141 (8.54%) Unix
4 113 (6.84%) Android
5 89 (5.39%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 24 (1.45%) Solaris
8 14 (0.85%) Windows Phone
9 12 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.24%) CentOS
12 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.18%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.12%) AIX
14 2 (0.12%) Debian
14 2 (0.12%) HPUX
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1032 (62.47%) Agile Software Development
2 637 (38.56%) Test Automation
3 344 (20.82%) BDD
4 337 (20.40%) Scrum
5 320 (19.37%) Automation Testing
6 319 (19.31%) Software Testing
7 303 (18.34%) Automated Testing
7 303 (18.34%) TDD
8 301 (18.22%) Manual Testing
9 297 (17.98%) Test Scripting
10 245 (14.83%) Regression Testing
11 241 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
12 231 (13.98%) Software Engineering
13 212 (12.83%) Performance Testing
14 198 (11.99%) Test Strategy
15 182 (11.02%) SDLC
16 158 (9.56%) Functional Testing
17 146 (8.84%) Integration Testing
18 137 (8.29%) Non-Functional Testing
19 127 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 586 (35.47%) Java
2 419 (25.36%) SQL
3 393 (23.79%) Python
4 389 (23.55%) C#
5 207 (12.53%) Ruby
6 155 (9.38%) C++
7 154 (9.32%) JavaScript
8 135 (8.17%) Perl
9 116 (7.02%) C
10 73 (4.42%) PHP
11 64 (3.87%) VB
12 57 (3.45%) Bash Shell
13 48 (2.91%) Scala
14 37 (2.24%) T-SQL
15 27 (1.63%) PowerShell
16 22 (1.33%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.21%) Groovy
18 19 (1.15%) Objective-C
19 18 (1.09%) Clojure
19 18 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 329 (19.92%) Degree
2 283 (17.13%) ISEB
3 253 (15.31%) ISTQB
4 142 (8.60%) Security Cleared
5 83 (5.02%) DV Cleared
6 69 (4.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 68 (4.12%) SC Cleared
8 16 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.54%) PhD
10 8 (0.48%) CCNA
10 8 (0.48%) CISSP
10 8 (0.48%) GIAC
10 8 (0.48%) Linux+ Certification
10 8 (0.48%) MCSE
10 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (0.48%) SANS
10 8 (0.48%) Security+ Certification
10 8 (0.48%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 634 (38.38%) QA
2 71 (4.30%) SDET
3 8 (0.48%) SLA
4 5 (0.30%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.18%) ECSS
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) GAMP
8 1 (0.061%) DO-160
8 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.061%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.061%) TickIT
System Software
1 34 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (1.21%) Firmware
3 14 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.42%) Docker
5 7 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.30%) KVM
7 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.12%) XenServer
8 1 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.061%) vSphere
8 1 (0.061%) Xen
8 1 (0.061%) XenApp
8 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.24%) Ansible
3 3 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.18%) Nagios
3 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.18%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.12%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.061%) SCCM
5 1 (0.061%) SCOM
Vendors
1 184 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 97 (5.87%) HP
3 75 (4.54%) Oracle
4 39 (2.36%) VMware
5 33 (2.00%) Cisco
6 24 (1.45%) Atlassian
7 23 (1.39%) Nokia
8 21 (1.27%) Google
8 21 (1.27%) SAP
8 21 (1.27%) SOASTA, Inc
9 20 (1.21%) Huawei
10 16 (0.97%) Rally
11 15 (0.91%) IBM
12 9 (0.54%) Juniper
13 8 (0.48%) EMC
14 7 (0.42%) Apple
14 7 (0.42%) Perforce
15 5 (0.30%) Borland
16 4 (0.24%) Red Hat
16 4 (0.24%) TOWER Software
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum £30k - £55k basic salary + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Harleston, Norfolk
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £100k + equity
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20k-25k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago