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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 349 395 352
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 837 822 981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.74% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.77% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 738 663 841
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.33%

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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +50 779 £43,000 +1.17% 110
London +68 315 £52,500 +5.00% 24
South East +21 152 £37,500 -16.66% 29
East of England +29 89 £40,000 +6.66% 23
Yorkshire +21 77 £37,500 +7.14% 11
South West +29 73 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Cambridgeshire +8 59 £40,000 -11.11% 14
West Yorkshire -7 55 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Cambridge +21 53 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Surrey +12 48 £41,250 -21.42% 10
Leeds +11 48 £42,500 +21.42% 9
City of London +14 41 £52,500 +1.94% 2
Gloucestershire +27 38 £50,000 +60.00% 6
North West +18 29 £37,700 +0.53% 3
Scotland +15 29 £31,500 -21.25% 3
Hampshire -5 29 £30,000 -27.71% 6
Berkshire +22 27 £43,250 +8.12% 5
West Midlands -11 26 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Oxfordshire +15 24 £30,000 +5.26% 5
Manchester -9 20 £38,750 +7.63% 2
Wales -5 18 £47,500 +20.25% 3
South Wales -6 18 £47,500 +20.25% 3
West Sussex -2 17 £37,500 +50.00%
Cardiff +15 16 £47,500 +35.71% 2
East Midlands +7 15 £37,500 +4.16% 4
Oxford +9 14 £33,750 +18.42% 1
North Yorkshire +16 13 £32,500 -
Fife - 13 £31,500 -
Bristol +1 12 £42,500 - 6
Reading +25 11 £42,500 +6.25% 1

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1021 (60.31%) Agile Software Development
2 707 (41.76%) Test Automation
3 700 (41.35%) Selenium
4 669 (39.52%) QA
5 570 (33.67%) Java
6 435 (25.69%) SQL
7 390 (23.04%) BDD
8 383 (22.62%) C#
9 380 (22.45%) Cucumber
10 362 (21.38%) Automation Testing
11 360 (21.26%) Degree
12 342 (20.20%) Software Testing
13 341 (20.14%) Finance
14 339 (20.02%) Python
15 313 (18.49%) TDD
16 300 (17.72%) Manual Testing
17 299 (17.66%) Test Scripting
17 299 (17.66%) WebDriver
18 295 (17.42%) Scrum
19 286 (16.89%) Automated Testing
20 264 (15.59%) ISEB
21 250 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
22 244 (14.41%) JIRA
23 232 (13.70%) Microsoft
24 229 (13.53%) Windows
25 226 (13.35%) Software Engineering
26 220 (12.99%) Ruby
27 219 (12.94%) .NET
28 218 (12.88%) ISTQB
29 210 (12.40%) Regression Testing

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 30 (1.77%) Confluence
2 21 (1.24%) IIS
3 9 (0.53%) CICS
4 7 (0.41%) Apache
4 7 (0.41%) MQSeries
4 7 (0.41%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.41%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.24%) CMS
5 4 (0.24%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.18%) Jetty
7 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.12%) CloudStack
7 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.12%) Eucalyptus
7 2 (0.12%) MTS
7 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.12%) SAS
7 2 (0.12%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.059%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.059%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 107 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.83%) MS Office
3 18 (1.06%) Mingle
4 11 (0.65%) Maya
5 9 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.41%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.18%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.059%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.059%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.059%) FastStats
4 1 (0.059%) Magento
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.059%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.07%) SaaS
2 21 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.71%) GitHub
4 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.12%) IaaS
7 1 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.059%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.48%) HTTP
2 36 (2.13%) Internet
3 25 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.06%) SSL
5 16 (0.95%) Wireshark
6 15 (0.89%) LTE
7 10 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (0.59%) UMTS
8 9 (0.53%) GPRS
8 9 (0.53%) GSM
9 8 (0.47%) PuTTY
9 8 (0.47%) WCDMA
10 7 (0.41%) SAN
11 6 (0.35%) Diameter Protocol
11 6 (0.35%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.35%) SMS
11 6 (0.35%) SSH
12 5 (0.30%) ATM
12 5 (0.30%) LAN
12 5 (0.30%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.72%) Relational Database
3 39 (2.30%) Big Data
4 33 (1.95%) MySQL
5 28 (1.65%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 16 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.59%) GIS
8 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.47%) QlikView
10 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.24%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.12%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 700 (41.35%) Selenium
2 380 (22.45%) Cucumber
3 299 (17.66%) WebDriver
4 244 (14.41%) JIRA
5 182 (10.75%) Jenkins
6 161 (9.51%) SoapUI
7 138 (8.15%) JUnit
8 114 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 113 (6.67%) JMeter
10 107 (6.32%) Git (software)
11 106 (6.26%) SpecFlow
12 70 (4.13%) Subversion
13 64 (3.78%) HP UFT
14 58 (3.43%) Visual Studio
15 51 (3.01%) JBehave
16 50 (2.95%) FitNesse
16 50 (2.95%) Maven
17 48 (2.84%) TestNG
18 43 (2.54%) Gatling
19 35 (2.07%) LoadRunner
General
1 341 (20.14%) Finance
2 134 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 80 (4.73%) Banking
4 61 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 59 (3.48%) Retail
6 57 (3.37%) Electronics
7 56 (3.31%) Games
8 38 (2.24%) Marketing
9 33 (1.95%) Law
10 27 (1.59%) Legal
11 18 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.89%) Back Office
13 11 (0.65%) Automotive
14 10 (0.59%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.59%) Front Office
14 10 (0.59%) Military
15 8 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.41%) Billing
16 7 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (12.94%) .NET
2 137 (8.09%) Web Services
3 112 (6.62%) XML
4 91 (5.38%) RESTful
5 77 (4.55%) HTML
5 77 (4.55%) REST
6 61 (3.60%) SOAP
7 59 (3.48%) CSS
8 52 (3.07%) Gherkin
9 43 (2.54%) J2EE
10 26 (1.54%) JSON
11 20 (1.18%) .NET Framework
11 20 (1.18%) ASP.NET
12 18 (1.06%) Spring
13 15 (0.89%) LAMP
14 14 (0.83%) AngularJS
15 13 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
15 13 (0.77%) jQuery
15 13 (0.77%) Middleware
15 13 (0.77%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 200 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (10.57%) Computer Science
3 98 (5.79%) Mobile App
4 48 (2.84%) Fintech
5 33 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 28 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (1.54%) Mathematics
8 25 (1.48%) User Experience
9 22 (1.30%) Digital Media
9 22 (1.30%) iPad
10 16 (0.95%) RIA
10 16 (0.95%) Virtual Team
11 15 (0.89%) N-Tier
12 14 (0.83%) Life Science
12 14 (0.83%) Online Games
13 12 (0.71%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.65%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.59%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.59%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.53%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 229 (13.53%) Windows
2 208 (12.29%) Linux
3 152 (8.98%) Unix
4 100 (5.91%) Android
5 82 (4.84%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.71%) Solaris
6 29 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.71%) Windows Phone
9 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.35%) CentOS
12 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.35%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.18%) AIX
14 3 (0.18%) Debian
14 3 (0.18%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1021 (60.31%) Agile Software Development
2 707 (41.76%) Test Automation
3 390 (23.04%) BDD
4 362 (21.38%) Automation Testing
5 342 (20.20%) Software Testing
6 313 (18.49%) TDD
7 300 (17.72%) Manual Testing
8 299 (17.66%) Test Scripting
9 295 (17.42%) Scrum
10 286 (16.89%) Automated Testing
11 250 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
12 226 (13.35%) Software Engineering
13 210 (12.40%) Regression Testing
14 206 (12.17%) Test Strategy
15 191 (11.28%) Performance Testing
16 189 (11.16%) SDLC
17 169 (9.98%) Functional Testing
18 157 (9.27%) Integration Testing
19 152 (8.98%) User Acceptance Testing
20 131 (7.74%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 570 (33.67%) Java
2 435 (25.69%) SQL
3 383 (22.62%) C#
4 339 (20.02%) Python
5 220 (12.99%) Ruby
6 133 (7.86%) JavaScript
7 122 (7.21%) Perl
8 111 (6.56%) C++
9 92 (5.43%) C
10 75 (4.43%) PHP
11 49 (2.89%) Scala
12 48 (2.84%) Bash Shell
12 48 (2.84%) VB
13 38 (2.24%) T-SQL
14 29 (1.71%) Clojure
15 21 (1.24%) XPath
16 19 (1.12%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.95%) Groovy
17 16 (0.95%) PowerShell
18 14 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 360 (21.26%) Degree
2 264 (15.59%) ISEB
3 218 (12.88%) ISTQB
4 133 (7.86%) Security Cleared
5 75 (4.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 66 (3.90%) DV Cleared
7 56 (3.31%) SC Cleared
8 18 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (0.53%) PhD
10 6 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.30%) CCNA
11 5 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.24%) HND
13 3 (0.18%) CISSP
13 3 (0.18%) MCSE
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.18%) Security+ Certification
13 3 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 669 (39.52%) QA
2 58 (3.43%) SDET
3 9 (0.53%) SLA
4 4 (0.24%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.18%) Def Stans
5 3 (0.18%) ECSS
5 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) TickIT
7 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.059%) DO-160
7 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.95%) Firmware
3 12 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.30%) KVM
5 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.12%) Docker
6 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.12%) XenServer
7 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.059%) Xen
7 1 (0.059%) XenApp
7 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.35%) Puppet
4 3 (0.18%) Ansible
4 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.18%) Nagios
5 2 (0.12%) Kibana
5 2 (0.12%) logstash
6 1 (0.059%) Grafana
6 1 (0.059%) SCCM
6 1 (0.059%) SCOM
Vendors
1 232 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 86 (5.08%) Oracle
3 78 (4.61%) HP
4 27 (1.59%) SAP
5 25 (1.48%) VMware
6 23 (1.36%) Google
7 19 (1.12%) IBM
8 14 (0.83%) Cisco
9 13 (0.77%) Rally
10 12 (0.71%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.65%) SOASTA, Inc
12 10 (0.59%) Facebook
12 10 (0.59%) Perforce
13 8 (0.47%) Huawei
14 7 (0.41%) Green Hat
14 7 (0.41%) Nokia
14 7 (0.41%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.41%) webMethods
15 6 (0.35%) EMC
15 6 (0.35%) Roku
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 32,000 to £42,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £29000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: 23 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 25 minutes ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Horley, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago