The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 363 375 362
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 842 794 814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.75% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.77% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 756 700 640
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 780 £42,500 +6.25% 138
London -23 210 £52,500 +7.14% 40
South East -21 174 £35,000 -6.66% 23
South West +48 121 £42,500 +11.84% 21
Yorkshire +64 98 £40,000 +14.28% 19
East of England -34 97 £38,000 -5.00% 13
West Yorkshire +61 94 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Leeds +65 88 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Hampshire +47 62 £37,500 +36.36% 5
Cambridgeshire -29 60 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Cambridge -22 55 £38,500 -3.75% 9
Bristol +10 51 £42,500 - 8
North West +38 38 £40,000 +23.07% 17
West Midlands +1 37 £35,000 -12.50%
Surrey -24 35 £38,750 -3.12% 3
Manchester +33 31 £42,500 +28.78% 11
Gloucestershire +24 28 £44,000 +17.33% 7
Dorset +27 25 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Bournemouth - 25 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +10 24 £35,750 -10.62%
City of London +16 23 £55,000 +7.31% 10
Berkshire -59 21 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Wales +17 20 £35,000 -2.09% 2
South Wales +18 18 £35,000 +2.94% 2
East Sussex +22 16 £35,000 -12.50% 2
West Sussex -3 16 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Hertfordshire +5 15 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Crawley +8 14 £32,500 -7.14%
Brighton +10 13 £35,000 -10.25%
Essex +3 13 £35,000 +7.69% 2

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 994 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
2 744 (42.15%) QA
3 740 (41.93%) Selenium
4 680 (38.53%) Test Automation
5 610 (34.56%) Java
6 412 (23.34%) Degree
7 407 (23.06%) SQL
8 387 (21.93%) C#
9 359 (20.34%) Software Testing
10 348 (19.72%) Scrum
11 343 (19.43%) BDD
12 337 (19.09%) Test Scripting
13 323 (18.30%) Python
13 323 (18.30%) WebDriver
14 319 (18.07%) Cucumber
15 317 (17.96%) Automated Testing
16 304 (17.22%) TDD
17 302 (17.11%) Automation Testing
18 283 (16.03%) Functional Testing
19 282 (15.98%) Windows
20 278 (15.75%) Manual Testing
21 277 (15.69%) Finance
22 275 (15.58%) Linux
23 266 (15.07%) ISEB
24 255 (14.45%) Software Engineering
25 246 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
26 245 (13.88%) SDLC
27 222 (12.58%) Ruby
28 221 (12.52%) JIRA
29 213 (12.07%) ISTQB

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (1.42%) Confluence
2 22 (1.25%) IIS
3 15 (0.85%) ColdFusion
4 14 (0.79%) MQSeries
5 13 (0.74%) Apache
5 13 (0.74%) WebLogic
6 12 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.40%) CMS
7 7 (0.40%) Jetty
8 4 (0.23%) SAS
9 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.17%) Node.js
10 2 (0.11%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.11%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.11%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.11%) Drupal
10 2 (0.11%) Eucalyptus
10 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.057%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.27%) MS Office
3 12 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.34%) Maya
6 3 (0.17%) HipChat
7 1 (0.057%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 14 (0.79%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.057%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.81%) SaaS
2 25 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.11%) IaaS
7 1 (0.057%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.66%) Internet
2 40 (2.27%) HTTP
3 27 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.08%) VoIP
5 15 (0.85%) Broadband
5 15 (0.85%) Wireshark
6 14 (0.79%) LAN
6 14 (0.79%) Wireless
7 13 (0.74%) WAN
8 10 (0.57%) 3G
8 10 (0.57%) GGSN
9 9 (0.51%) 2G
9 9 (0.51%) Diameter Protocol
10 8 (0.45%) 4G
11 7 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (0.40%) IOS XR
12 6 (0.34%) CTI
13 5 (0.28%) LTE
13 5 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.28%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.40%) MySQL
3 58 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.64%) Big Data
5 20 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 17 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (0.74%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.57%) QlikView
8 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.40%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.40%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.28%) OLTP
12 5 (0.28%) SQLPlus
13 2 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.057%) GIS
Development Applications
1 740 (41.93%) Selenium
2 323 (18.30%) WebDriver
3 319 (18.07%) Cucumber
4 221 (12.52%) JIRA
5 148 (8.39%) Jenkins
6 120 (6.80%) SoapUI
7 114 (6.46%) Git (software)
7 114 (6.46%) JMeter
8 104 (5.89%) JUnit
9 97 (5.50%) HP UFT
10 90 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 79 (4.48%) SpecFlow
12 70 (3.97%) Subversion
13 67 (3.80%) Visual Studio
14 56 (3.17%) FitNesse
15 54 (3.06%) Maven
16 47 (2.66%) Appium
17 43 (2.44%) Bugzilla
18 36 (2.04%) JBehave
18 36 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 277 (15.69%) Finance
2 156 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.68%) Banking
4 54 (3.06%) Electronics
5 44 (2.49%) Manufacturing
6 41 (2.32%) Games
6 41 (2.32%) Retail
7 32 (1.81%) Marketing
8 27 (1.53%) Law
9 25 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (1.25%) Legal
11 17 (0.96%) Automotive
12 16 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.79%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.28%) Advertising
15 5 (0.28%) Back Office
16 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.23%) Publishing
17 3 (0.17%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (12.01%) Web Services
2 206 (11.67%) .NET
3 127 (7.20%) XML
4 100 (5.67%) REST
5 97 (5.50%) SOAP
6 75 (4.25%) HTML
7 61 (3.46%) RESTful
8 57 (3.23%) LAMP
9 56 (3.17%) JSON
10 41 (2.32%) Gherkin
11 36 (2.04%) CSS
12 29 (1.64%) J2EE
13 23 (1.30%) Behat
14 21 (1.19%) HTML5
15 20 (1.13%) Java EE
16 17 (0.96%) ASP.NET
17 15 (0.85%) Middleware
18 12 (0.68%) Apache Flex
18 12 (0.68%) WPF
19 10 (0.57%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 170 (9.63%) Computer Science
2 161 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.32%) Digital Media
5 37 (2.10%) User Experience
6 34 (1.93%) N-Tier
7 27 (1.53%) Mathematics
8 24 (1.36%) RIA
9 23 (1.30%) Fintech
10 20 (1.13%) DTV
11 15 (0.85%) IVR
11 15 (0.85%) Wiki
12 14 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.79%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
13 13 (0.74%) Semantic Web
14 12 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.62%) iPad
16 10 (0.57%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.57%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 282 (15.98%) Windows
2 275 (15.58%) Linux
3 152 (8.61%) Unix
4 130 (7.37%) Android
5 112 (6.35%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.59%) Windows Server
7 20 (1.13%) Solaris
8 13 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.62%) Windows Phone
9 11 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.45%) AIX
10 8 (0.45%) HPUX
11 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.34%) CentOS
12 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.34%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
2 680 (38.53%) Test Automation
3 359 (20.34%) Software Testing
4 348 (19.72%) Scrum
5 343 (19.43%) BDD
6 337 (19.09%) Test Scripting
7 317 (17.96%) Automated Testing
8 304 (17.22%) TDD
9 302 (17.11%) Automation Testing
10 283 (16.03%) Functional Testing
11 278 (15.75%) Manual Testing
12 255 (14.45%) Software Engineering
13 246 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
14 245 (13.88%) SDLC
15 188 (10.65%) Regression Testing
16 179 (10.14%) Test Management
17 177 (10.03%) Test Strategy
18 156 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
19 148 (8.39%) Performance Testing
20 145 (8.22%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 610 (34.56%) Java
2 407 (23.06%) SQL
3 387 (21.93%) C#
4 323 (18.30%) Python
5 222 (12.58%) Ruby
6 183 (10.37%) JavaScript
7 121 (6.86%) C++
8 114 (6.46%) PHP
9 106 (6.01%) Perl
10 96 (5.44%) C
11 65 (3.68%) Bash Shell
12 29 (1.64%) VB
13 28 (1.59%) T-SQL
14 26 (1.47%) Shell Script
15 25 (1.42%) Groovy
16 24 (1.36%) PowerShell
17 18 (1.02%) Objective-C
17 18 (1.02%) Scala
18 15 (0.85%) VBScript
19 11 (0.62%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 412 (23.34%) Degree
2 266 (15.07%) ISEB
3 213 (12.07%) ISTQB
4 110 (6.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 95 (5.38%) Security Cleared
6 61 (3.46%) SC Cleared
7 21 (1.19%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 16 (0.91%) HND
10 9 (0.51%) PhD
11 6 (0.34%) CCNP
11 6 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.23%) CCIP
13 3 (0.17%) HNC
14 2 (0.11%) CCNA
14 2 (0.11%) HP AIS
14 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.057%) CHECK Team Member
15 1 (0.057%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 744 (42.15%) QA
2 42 (2.38%) SDET
3 10 (0.57%) SLA
4 8 (0.45%) ISO 9000
4 8 (0.45%) TickIT
5 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.11%) WAI
8 1 (0.057%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.74%) Firmware
3 5 (0.28%) Docker
4 4 (0.23%) vSphere
5 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.057%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 70 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.45%) Puppet
4 7 (0.40%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.28%) Graphite
6 4 (0.23%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.17%) Ansible
7 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.11%) SCCM
9 1 (0.057%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.057%) Grafana
9 1 (0.057%) Iperf
9 1 (0.057%) Kibana
9 1 (0.057%) logstash
9 1 (0.057%) Nessus
9 1 (0.057%) Nmap
9 1 (0.057%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.057%) Salt
Vendors
1 186 (10.54%) Microsoft
2 99 (5.61%) Oracle
3 78 (4.42%) HP
4 33 (1.87%) Google
5 31 (1.76%) SAP
5 31 (1.76%) VMware
6 23 (1.30%) IBM
7 22 (1.25%) Facebook
8 21 (1.19%) Cisco
9 16 (0.91%) Telerik
10 14 (0.79%) Green Hat
10 14 (0.79%) webMethods
11 13 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.68%) Perforce
13 11 (0.62%) Huawei
14 10 (0.57%) Citrix
14 10 (0.57%) Telelogic
15 9 (0.51%) Remedy
16 8 (0.45%) ForgeRock
16 8 (0.45%) Rally
Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Nakama
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £22449 - £24567 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + PKG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits plus excellent benefits detailed b
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Playtech
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package/Pension/Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-42k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + beneifts (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Salary is negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North
QVC
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago