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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 345 424 356
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 890 713 1005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.67% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.69% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 781 564 858
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
96072 103113 114040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 80843 84551 93470
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +82 838 £42,500 +1.79% 124
London +112 323 £55,000 +10.00% 39
South East +9 155 £35,000 -22.22% 25
South West +54 106 £40,000 -3.61% 16
Yorkshire +30 88 £37,500 +7.14% 13
East of England +32 86 £39,500 -4.81% 19
West Yorkshire +34 64 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Cambridgeshire +10 60 £39,750 -11.66% 9
Leeds +22 57 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Cambridge +15 56 £40,000 -11.11% 8
City of London +24 53 £60,000 +16.50% 7
Gloucestershire +38 50 £50,000 +75.43% 5
Surrey +7 43 £37,500 -25.00% 6
Hampshire +14 35 £32,500 -18.75% 6
North West +18 33 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Berkshire +5 30 £42,500 -5.55% 6
West Midlands +3 29 £37,750 +42.45% 4
Manchester +21 28 £41,250 +26.92% 4
Bristol +7 28 £33,000 -22.35% 3
Scotland -9 26 £38,000 -7.87% 4
East Midlands +9 17 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Cheltenham +8 16 £50,000 +75.43%
West Sussex +1 16 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Oxfordshire -1 15 £32,500 +14.03% 3
Sheffield +20 13 £27,000 -29.41%
South Yorkshire +17 13 £27,000 -29.41%
Reading +26 12 £38,750 -3.12% 2
South Wales -12 12 £47,500 +20.25% 1
Wales -19 12 £47,500 +20.25% 1
Wiltshire +16 11 £40,000 +48.14% 2

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1008 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 734 (42.62%) Test Automation
3 724 (42.04%) Selenium
4 687 (39.90%) QA
5 584 (33.91%) Java
6 421 (24.45%) SQL
7 395 (22.94%) BDD
8 385 (22.36%) Degree
9 376 (21.84%) C#
10 372 (21.60%) Cucumber
11 363 (21.08%) Automation Testing
12 342 (19.86%) Python
13 339 (19.69%) Finance
14 328 (19.05%) Software Testing
15 316 (18.35%) TDD
16 315 (18.29%) WebDriver
17 312 (18.12%) Scrum
18 308 (17.89%) Manual Testing
19 302 (17.54%) Test Scripting
20 300 (17.42%) Automated Testing
21 260 (15.10%) ISEB
22 243 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
23 242 (14.05%) JIRA
23 242 (14.05%) Windows
24 240 (13.94%) Software Engineering
25 230 (13.36%) Linux
26 228 (13.24%) Microsoft
27 222 (12.89%) Ruby
28 211 (12.25%) .NET
28 211 (12.25%) 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 24 (1.39%) IIS
2 23 (1.34%) Confluence
3 11 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.58%) MQSeries
5 9 (0.52%) CICS
6 8 (0.46%) Apache
6 8 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.41%) Jetty
7 7 (0.41%) Node.js
8 6 (0.35%) CMS
8 6 (0.35%) ColdFusion
9 4 (0.23%) SAS
10 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.12%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.12%) Drupal
11 2 (0.12%) Eucalyptus
11 2 (0.12%) MTS
11 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 98 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.80%) MS Office
3 17 (0.99%) Mingle
4 12 (0.70%) Maya
5 11 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.58%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.17%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.058%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.058%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.058%) FastStats
4 1 (0.058%) Magento
4 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.058%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.03%) SaaS
2 16 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.35%) GitHub
5 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.12%) IaaS
7 1 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.058%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.03%) Internet
2 32 (1.86%) HTTP
3 31 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.87%) Wireshark
5 14 (0.81%) LTE
6 13 (0.75%) SSL
7 10 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (0.58%) UMTS
8 9 (0.52%) GPRS
8 9 (0.52%) GSM
9 8 (0.46%) WCDMA
10 7 (0.41%) PuTTY
10 7 (0.41%) SAN
11 6 (0.35%) SMS
11 6 (0.35%) SSH
12 5 (0.29%) ATM
13 4 (0.23%) Bluetooth
13 4 (0.23%) Broadband
13 4 (0.23%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.25%) Relational Database
3 39 (2.26%) MySQL
4 31 (1.80%) Big Data
5 28 (1.63%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 11 (0.64%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.46%) GIS
9 7 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.41%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.35%) QlikView
11 5 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.12%) Apache Accumulo
14 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 724 (42.04%) Selenium
2 372 (21.60%) Cucumber
3 315 (18.29%) WebDriver
4 242 (14.05%) JIRA
5 177 (10.28%) Jenkins
6 167 (9.70%) SoapUI
7 127 (7.38%) JUnit
8 113 (6.56%) JMeter
9 112 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 110 (6.39%) Git (software)
11 104 (6.04%) SpecFlow
12 75 (4.36%) HP UFT
13 74 (4.30%) Visual Studio
14 69 (4.01%) Subversion
15 57 (3.31%) FitNesse
16 53 (3.08%) JBehave
16 53 (3.08%) Maven
17 46 (2.67%) TestNG
18 35 (2.03%) Bugzilla
19 33 (1.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 339 (19.69%) Finance
2 154 (8.94%) Telecoms
3 82 (4.76%) Banking
4 58 (3.37%) Electronics
4 58 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 52 (3.02%) Retail
6 45 (2.61%) Games
7 39 (2.26%) Marketing
8 29 (1.68%) Law
9 22 (1.28%) Legal
10 19 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.70%) Back Office
13 11 (0.64%) Automotive
13 11 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.58%) Front Office
15 9 (0.52%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.52%) Military
16 7 (0.41%) Advertising
16 7 (0.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (12.25%) .NET
2 137 (7.96%) Web Services
3 118 (6.85%) XML
4 87 (5.05%) RESTful
5 74 (4.30%) REST
6 68 (3.95%) HTML
7 57 (3.31%) SOAP
8 55 (3.19%) CSS
9 53 (3.08%) Gherkin
10 47 (2.73%) J2EE
11 25 (1.45%) JSON
12 18 (1.05%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.99%) LAMP
14 16 (0.93%) Middleware
15 15 (0.87%) ASP.NET
16 13 (0.75%) AngularJS
17 12 (0.70%) HTML5
18 11 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
19 10 (0.58%) jQuery
20 8 (0.46%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 189 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (10.16%) Computer Science
3 106 (6.16%) Mobile App
4 51 (2.96%) Fintech
5 32 (1.86%) Client/Server
6 30 (1.74%) Digital Media
7 27 (1.57%) User Experience
8 26 (1.51%) iPad
9 22 (1.28%) N-Tier
10 21 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (1.22%) Mathematics
11 15 (0.87%) RIA
12 12 (0.70%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.64%) Driving Licence
13 11 (0.64%) DTV
14 10 (0.58%) Data Centre
14 10 (0.58%) IVR
15 9 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (0.52%) Online Games
15 9 (0.52%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 242 (14.05%) Windows
2 230 (13.36%) Linux
3 151 (8.77%) Unix
4 111 (6.45%) Android
5 96 (5.57%) Apple iOS
6 33 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 24 (1.39%) Solaris
8 11 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.52%) Windows Phone
9 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.46%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.35%) CentOS
11 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.23%) AIX
14 3 (0.17%) Debian
14 3 (0.17%) HPUX
14 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1008 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 734 (42.62%) Test Automation
3 395 (22.94%) BDD
4 363 (21.08%) Automation Testing
5 328 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 316 (18.35%) TDD
7 312 (18.12%) Scrum
8 308 (17.89%) Manual Testing
9 302 (17.54%) Test Scripting
10 300 (17.42%) Automated Testing
11 243 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
12 240 (13.94%) Software Engineering
13 211 (12.25%) Regression Testing
14 209 (12.14%) SDLC
15 205 (11.90%) Test Strategy
16 192 (11.15%) Functional Testing
17 183 (10.63%) Performance Testing
18 167 (9.70%) User Acceptance Testing
19 148 (8.59%) Integration Testing
20 129 (7.49%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 584 (33.91%) Java
2 421 (24.45%) SQL
3 376 (21.84%) C#
4 342 (19.86%) Python
5 222 (12.89%) Ruby
6 136 (7.90%) JavaScript
7 125 (7.26%) Perl
8 105 (6.10%) C++
9 85 (4.94%) C
10 79 (4.59%) PHP
11 55 (3.19%) Bash Shell
12 49 (2.85%) VB
13 41 (2.38%) Scala
14 32 (1.86%) T-SQL
15 30 (1.74%) Clojure
16 21 (1.22%) XPath
17 19 (1.10%) Groovy
18 18 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.93%) PowerShell
20 14 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 385 (22.36%) Degree
2 260 (15.10%) ISEB
3 210 (12.20%) ISTQB
4 129 (7.49%) Security Cleared
5 87 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 57 (3.31%) DV Cleared
7 50 (2.90%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (0.75%) PhD
10 6 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.35%) HND
11 5 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.23%) CCNA
12 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.12%) CCNP
13 2 (0.12%) CISSP
13 2 (0.12%) GIAC
13 2 (0.12%) MCSE
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.12%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 687 (39.90%) QA
2 46 (2.67%) SDET
3 8 (0.46%) SLA
4 6 (0.35%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.23%) TickIT
6 3 (0.17%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.17%) ECSS
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.058%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.52%) Firmware
3 3 (0.17%) KVM
4 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.058%) Docker
5 1 (0.058%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.058%) Xen
5 1 (0.058%) XenApp
5 1 (0.058%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.058%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.35%) Puppet
4 3 (0.17%) Ansible
4 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.12%) Kibana
5 2 (0.12%) logstash
6 1 (0.058%) Grafana
6 1 (0.058%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 228 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 88 (5.11%) Oracle
3 70 (4.07%) HP
4 32 (1.86%) SAP
5 23 (1.34%) Google
6 19 (1.10%) IBM
7 18 (1.05%) VMware
8 16 (0.93%) Rally
9 13 (0.75%) Facebook
10 11 (0.64%) Perforce
11 10 (0.58%) Green Hat
11 10 (0.58%) webMethods
12 9 (0.52%) Cisco
13 8 (0.46%) Huawei
14 7 (0.41%) Cegedim Rx
14 7 (0.41%) Nokia
14 7 (0.41%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.41%) Roku
14 7 (0.41%) Telerik
15 6 (0.35%) ForgeRock
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
PwC
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus a range of Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago