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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 355 353 368
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 758 938 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.86% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.90% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 655 794 785
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,650 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -27 701 £42,500 - 114
London -17 197 £50,000 - 44
South East -5 155 £37,500 -6.25% 16
East of England +26 100 £43,500 +24.28% 19
South West +33 94 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Yorkshire -6 89 £42,500 +21.42% 9
West Yorkshire -8 80 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Cambridgeshire +8 63 £45,000 +16.12% 14
Cambridge +13 59 £45,000 +7.14% 7
Leeds +9 59 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Gloucestershire +14 46 £40,000 - 5
Surrey +5 44 £40,000 -20.00% 5
City of London +29 43 £55,000 - 9
North West -2 31 £40,000 - 9
Berkshire +22 30 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +29 29 £36,000 -1.36% 2
Hampshire -24 27 £30,000 -27.71% 5
Manchester +4 26 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Wiltshire +22 25 £35,000 -22.22% 4
East Midlands +13 24 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Edinburgh +25 22 £36,000 -1.36%
Hertfordshire +17 18 £42,500 +25.92% 3
West Sussex +20 16 £35,500 +9.23%
West Midlands -31 16 £35,000 - 1
Bradford -20 15 £42,500 +6.25%
Reading +25 13 £42,500 - 1
South Wales +1 13 £40,250 +15.00%
Wales 0 13 £40,250 +15.00%
Woking +17 12 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 12 £37,000 +13.84%

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1013 (63.99%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (41.25%) Selenium
3 617 (38.98%) Test Automation
4 610 (38.53%) QA
5 565 (35.69%) Java
6 397 (25.08%) SQL
7 387 (24.45%) Python
8 368 (23.25%) C#
9 347 (21.92%) Cucumber
10 338 (21.35%) Scrum
11 335 (21.16%) BDD
12 333 (21.04%) Finance
13 316 (19.96%) TDD
14 301 (19.01%) Automation Testing
15 300 (18.95%) Software Testing
16 294 (18.57%) Automated Testing
17 293 (18.51%) Degree
18 282 (17.81%) Test Scripting
19 281 (17.75%) ISEB
20 277 (17.50%) Manual Testing
21 256 (16.17%) ISTQB
22 240 (15.16%) JIRA
23 223 (14.09%) WebDriver
24 221 (13.96%) Continuous Integration
25 216 (13.64%) Software Engineering
25 216 (13.64%) Regression Testing
26 213 (13.46%) Linux
27 189 (11.94%) Ruby
28 188 (11.88%) Performance Testing
29 186 (11.75%) .NET

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 41 (2.59%) Confluence
2 20 (1.26%) IIS
3 8 (0.51%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.38%) CICS
4 6 (0.38%) GlassFish
5 5 (0.32%) CMS
5 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.25%) Apache
6 4 (0.25%) SAS
7 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.13%) Drupal
9 1 (0.063%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.063%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.063%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.063%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.063%) MTS
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.063%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.063%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.063%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 87 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.27%) MS Office
3 9 (0.57%) Mingle
4 5 (0.32%) Maya
5 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.25%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.063%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.063%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.063%) FastStats
4 1 (0.063%) Magento
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.063%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.02%) SaaS
2 24 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.07%) GitHub
4 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.38%) Slack
6 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.25%) G Suite
7 4 (0.25%) Office 365
8 3 (0.19%) iTunes
9 2 (0.13%) Trello
10 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.063%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.063%) Google Play
10 1 (0.063%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.91%) HTTP
1 46 (2.91%) Internet
2 26 (1.64%) Broadband
3 23 (1.45%) BGP
4 22 (1.39%) MPLS
4 22 (1.39%) SSL
5 19 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.07%) HTTPS
7 15 (0.95%) IPv6
7 15 (0.95%) Wireshark
8 14 (0.88%) LTE
9 13 (0.82%) DHCP
9 13 (0.82%) SNMP
9 13 (0.82%) Wireless
10 12 (0.76%) L2TP
10 12 (0.76%) TACACS
10 12 (0.76%) VPLS
11 10 (0.63%) Bluetooth
12 7 (0.44%) DNS
12 7 (0.44%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.21%) Big Data
3 28 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.14%) MySQL
6 16 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.69%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.51%) GIS
11 7 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.44%) DB2
11 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.38%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.32%) QlikView
14 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.19%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 653 (41.25%) Selenium
2 347 (21.92%) Cucumber
3 240 (15.16%) JIRA
4 223 (14.09%) WebDriver
5 160 (10.11%) Jenkins
6 130 (8.21%) SoapUI
7 126 (7.96%) JUnit
8 125 (7.90%) JMeter
9 117 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 102 (6.44%) Git (software)
11 78 (4.93%) SpecFlow
12 58 (3.66%) Gatling
13 57 (3.60%) Subversion
14 55 (3.47%) HP UFT
15 47 (2.97%) Visual Studio
16 43 (2.72%) JBehave
17 38 (2.40%) Appium
18 37 (2.34%) LoadRunner
19 36 (2.27%) Eclipse
19 36 (2.27%) Maven
General
1 333 (21.04%) Finance
2 118 (7.45%) Telecoms
3 90 (5.69%) Games
4 80 (5.05%) Retail
5 72 (4.55%) Banking
6 57 (3.60%) Electronics
7 45 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 43 (2.72%) Legal
9 36 (2.27%) Marketing
10 25 (1.58%) Law
11 21 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.07%) Back Office
13 16 (1.01%) Aerospace
13 16 (1.01%) Military
14 11 (0.69%) Advertising
15 7 (0.44%) Publishing
16 6 (0.38%) Automotive
16 6 (0.38%) Front Office
17 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (11.75%) .NET
2 127 (8.02%) Web Services
3 114 (7.20%) XML
4 113 (7.14%) HTML
5 96 (6.06%) RESTful
6 87 (5.50%) REST
7 74 (4.67%) SOAP
8 72 (4.55%) CSS
9 65 (4.11%) Gherkin
10 39 (2.46%) J2EE
11 27 (1.71%) Spring
12 23 (1.45%) ASP.NET
12 23 (1.45%) Java EE
13 22 (1.39%) Hibernate
14 20 (1.26%) .NET Framework
15 17 (1.07%) Node.js
16 15 (0.95%) Ajax
17 14 (0.88%) JSON
18 13 (0.82%) HTML5
19 12 (0.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 169 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (9.54%) Computer Science
3 86 (5.43%) Mobile App
4 29 (1.83%) Fintech
5 28 (1.77%) Client/Server
6 27 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (1.64%) RIA
8 25 (1.58%) Mathematics
9 23 (1.45%) iPad
10 20 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.07%) iPhone
11 17 (1.07%) Online Games
12 15 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (0.95%) User Experience
13 14 (0.88%) Life Science
14 13 (0.82%) Physics
15 11 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 11 (0.69%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.69%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 213 (13.46%) Linux
2 166 (10.49%) Windows
3 116 (7.33%) Unix
4 108 (6.82%) Android
5 80 (5.05%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 17 (1.07%) Solaris
8 12 (0.76%) Windows Phone
9 10 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.13%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.063%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1013 (63.99%) Agile Software Development
2 617 (38.98%) Test Automation
3 338 (21.35%) Scrum
4 335 (21.16%) BDD
5 316 (19.96%) TDD
6 301 (19.01%) Automation Testing
7 300 (18.95%) Software Testing
8 294 (18.57%) Automated Testing
9 282 (17.81%) Test Scripting
10 277 (17.50%) Manual Testing
11 221 (13.96%) Continuous Integration
12 216 (13.64%) Regression Testing
12 216 (13.64%) Software Engineering
13 188 (11.88%) Performance Testing
14 182 (11.50%) Test Strategy
15 162 (10.23%) Functional Testing
16 160 (10.11%) SDLC
17 123 (7.77%) Non-Functional Testing
18 118 (7.45%) Integration Testing
19 111 (7.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 565 (35.69%) Java
2 397 (25.08%) SQL
3 387 (24.45%) Python
4 368 (23.25%) C#
5 189 (11.94%) Ruby
6 158 (9.98%) JavaScript
7 148 (9.35%) C++
8 130 (8.21%) Perl
9 122 (7.71%) C
10 69 (4.36%) PHP
11 63 (3.98%) VB
12 61 (3.85%) Bash Shell
13 43 (2.72%) Scala
14 37 (2.34%) T-SQL
15 25 (1.58%) PowerShell
16 23 (1.45%) Objective-C
17 20 (1.26%) Groovy
17 20 (1.26%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.82%) Clojure
19 12 (0.76%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 293 (18.51%) Degree
2 281 (17.75%) ISEB
3 256 (16.17%) ISTQB
4 129 (8.15%) Security Cleared
5 82 (5.18%) DV Cleared
6 75 (4.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 67 (4.23%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.69%) CCNA
10 11 (0.69%) CISSP
10 11 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
10 11 (0.69%) GIAC
10 11 (0.69%) Linux+ Certification
10 11 (0.69%) MCSE
10 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
10 11 (0.69%) SANS
10 11 (0.69%) Security+ Certification
10 11 (0.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 610 (38.53%) QA
2 77 (4.86%) SDET
3 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.25%) Def Stans
4 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.25%) SLA
5 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) GAMP
7 1 (0.063%) DO-160
7 1 (0.063%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.063%) TickIT
System Software
1 40 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (1.39%) Firmware
3 16 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.44%) Docker
5 7 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.32%) KVM
7 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.13%) XenServer
8 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.063%) vSphere
8 1 (0.063%) Xen
8 1 (0.063%) XenApp
8 1 (0.063%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 69 (4.36%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.25%) Ansible
2 4 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.19%) Nagios
3 3 (0.19%) Puppet
4 2 (0.13%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.13%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.063%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.063%) SCCM
5 1 (0.063%) SCOM
Vendors
1 153 (9.67%) Microsoft
2 101 (6.38%) HP
3 70 (4.42%) Oracle
4 45 (2.84%) VMware
5 36 (2.27%) Cisco
6 26 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 24 (1.52%) Nokia
8 22 (1.39%) SOASTA, Inc
9 21 (1.33%) Huawei
10 20 (1.26%) Google
11 17 (1.07%) SAP
12 15 (0.95%) IBM
13 12 (0.76%) Juniper
14 11 (0.69%) Rally
15 9 (0.57%) EMC
16 7 (0.44%) Cadence
17 6 (0.38%) Apple
18 5 (0.32%) Borland
19 4 (0.25%) Telerik
19 4 (0.25%) TOWER Software
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum £30k - £50k basic salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + £30,000 - £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £58000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Cloudscope
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Good & Co
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago