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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 354 435 361
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 903 729 998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.65% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.67% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 787 575 822
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,800 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average 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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
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 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
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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 +88 858 £42,500 +1.19% 113
London +81 298 £55,000 +15.78% 43
South East -11 147 £35,000 -17.64% 24
South West +56 134 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Yorkshire +54 97 £37,500 +7.14% 11
East of England +24 92 £38,500 -9.41% 16
West Yorkshire +67 81 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Leeds +56 72 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Cambridgeshire +3 63 £39,500 -7.05% 10
Gloucestershire +48 59 £47,500 +66.66% 8
Cambridge +13 59 £39,500 -12.22% 10
City of London +33 45 £60,000 +17.07% 10
North West +28 42 £42,500 +31.78% 6
Hampshire +12 41 £34,500 -23.33% 5
Bristol +3 40 £33,000 -22.35% 1
Surrey -4 38 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Manchester +38 36 £42,500 +54.54% 5
West Midlands -7 27 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Berkshire -12 24 £38,750 -7.73% 4
East Midlands +18 23 £37,500 +2.04% 1
Cheltenham +16 20 £50,000 +75.43% 3
Scotland -6 18 £41,000 +9.33% 6
West Sussex -8 15 £35,000 +23.89% 3
Edinburgh +10 13 £41,500 +10.66% 3
South Wales -1 13 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Wales -8 13 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Oxfordshire +8 12 £45,000 +73.07% 3
Dorset +16 11 £28,250 -24.66%
Essex +14 11 £36,250 -39.58%
Southampton +5 11 £35,000 -3.44% 1

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1005 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
2 750 (43.40%) Selenium
3 737 (42.65%) Test Automation
4 710 (41.09%) QA
5 569 (32.93%) Java
6 397 (22.97%) Degree
7 395 (22.86%) SQL
8 392 (22.69%) BDD
9 378 (21.88%) C#
10 363 (21.01%) Cucumber
11 350 (20.25%) Automation Testing
12 345 (19.97%) Software Testing
13 332 (19.21%) Python
14 331 (19.16%) WebDriver
15 325 (18.81%) Automated Testing
16 324 (18.75%) Scrum
17 322 (18.63%) Finance
18 320 (18.52%) TDD
19 308 (17.82%) Test Scripting
20 303 (17.53%) Manual Testing
21 268 (15.51%) ISEB
22 249 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
23 247 (14.29%) Software Engineering
24 246 (14.24%) Windows
25 239 (13.83%) JIRA
26 229 (13.25%) SDLC
27 227 (13.14%) Linux
28 223 (12.91%) Microsoft
28 223 (12.91%) Ruby
29 214 (12.38%) Functional Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 26 (1.50%) IIS
2 19 (1.10%) Confluence
3 14 (0.81%) MQSeries
4 10 (0.58%) ColdFusion
5 9 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.46%) CICS
6 8 (0.46%) CMS
6 8 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.41%) Jetty
7 7 (0.41%) Node.js
8 6 (0.35%) Apache
9 4 (0.23%) SAS
10 3 (0.17%) Drupal
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%) Eucalyptus
11 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.058%) SharePoint
Applications
1 101 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.79%) MS Office
3 16 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.64%) Maya
5 9 (0.52%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.81%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.17%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.058%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.74%) SaaS
2 14 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.12%) GitHub
5 2 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.058%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.03%) Internet
2 31 (1.79%) HTTP
3 25 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.64%) SSL
4 11 (0.64%) Wireshark
5 10 (0.58%) LTE
6 8 (0.46%) GPRS
6 8 (0.46%) GSM
6 8 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (0.41%) SAN
7 7 (0.41%) UMTS
8 6 (0.35%) SMS
9 5 (0.29%) ATM
9 5 (0.29%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.29%) PuTTY
9 5 (0.29%) SSH
9 5 (0.29%) VoIP
9 5 (0.29%) WCDMA
10 4 (0.23%) RS-232
10 4 (0.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.78%) MySQL
4 31 (1.79%) MongoDB
5 29 (1.68%) Big Data
6 20 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 10 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.35%) GIS
12 5 (0.29%) OLTP
13 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.17%) QlikView
15 2 (0.12%) Apache Accumulo
15 2 (0.12%) Biml
15 2 (0.12%) Power BI
15 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 750 (43.40%) Selenium
2 363 (21.01%) Cucumber
3 331 (19.16%) WebDriver
4 239 (13.83%) JIRA
5 168 (9.72%) Jenkins
6 155 (8.97%) SoapUI
7 112 (6.48%) JUnit
8 108 (6.25%) Git (software)
8 108 (6.25%) JMeter
9 103 (5.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 97 (5.61%) SpecFlow
11 84 (4.86%) HP UFT
12 80 (4.63%) Visual Studio
13 71 (4.11%) Subversion
14 58 (3.36%) FitNesse
15 49 (2.84%) Maven
16 47 (2.72%) JBehave
17 40 (2.31%) Bugzilla
18 37 (2.14%) TestNG
19 33 (1.91%) Appium
General
1 322 (18.63%) Finance
2 150 (8.68%) Telecoms
3 75 (4.34%) Banking
4 52 (3.01%) Electronics
5 48 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 46 (2.66%) Retail
7 43 (2.49%) Games
8 39 (2.26%) Marketing
9 31 (1.79%) Law
10 24 (1.39%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.87%) Legal
13 12 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.64%) Automotive
14 11 (0.64%) Back Office
15 9 (0.52%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.41%) Front Office
17 6 (0.35%) Advertising
18 5 (0.29%) Billing
18 5 (0.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (12.15%) .NET
2 156 (9.03%) Web Services
3 119 (6.89%) XML
4 84 (4.86%) REST
5 70 (4.05%) SOAP
6 67 (3.88%) RESTful
7 53 (3.07%) HTML
8 47 (2.72%) Gherkin
9 41 (2.37%) CSS
10 39 (2.26%) J2EE
11 33 (1.91%) JSON
12 27 (1.56%) LAMP
13 19 (1.10%) Middleware
14 15 (0.87%) ASP.NET
15 14 (0.81%) HTML5
16 11 (0.64%) AngularJS
16 11 (0.64%) Behat
17 10 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
18 9 (0.52%) jQuery
19 7 (0.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 187 (10.82%) Computer Science
2 182 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 45 (2.60%) Fintech
5 39 (2.26%) Digital Media
6 32 (1.85%) User Experience
7 30 (1.74%) Client/Server
8 29 (1.68%) iPad
9 27 (1.56%) N-Tier
10 26 (1.50%) Mathematics
11 15 (0.87%) RIA
12 14 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (0.75%) IVR
14 12 (0.69%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.69%) Management Information System
15 11 (0.64%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.64%) DTV
16 10 (0.58%) Data Centre
17 8 (0.46%) Online Games
17 8 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 246 (14.24%) Windows
2 227 (13.14%) Linux
3 130 (7.52%) Unix
4 125 (7.23%) Android
5 106 (6.13%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.10%) Solaris
8 12 (0.69%) Windows Phone
8 12 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.46%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.41%) CentOS
11 7 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.29%) AIX
12 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.23%) HPUX
14 3 (0.17%) Debian
14 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1005 (58.16%) Agile Software Development
2 737 (42.65%) Test Automation
3 392 (22.69%) BDD
4 350 (20.25%) Automation Testing
5 345 (19.97%) Software Testing
6 325 (18.81%) Automated Testing
7 324 (18.75%) Scrum
8 320 (18.52%) TDD
9 308 (17.82%) Test Scripting
10 303 (17.53%) Manual Testing
11 249 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
12 247 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 229 (13.25%) SDLC
14 214 (12.38%) Functional Testing
15 212 (12.27%) Regression Testing
16 203 (11.75%) Test Strategy
17 174 (10.07%) Performance Testing
18 173 (10.01%) User Acceptance Testing
19 138 (7.99%) Test Management
20 134 (7.75%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 569 (32.93%) Java
2 395 (22.86%) SQL
3 378 (21.88%) C#
4 332 (19.21%) Python
5 223 (12.91%) Ruby
6 152 (8.80%) JavaScript
7 117 (6.77%) Perl
8 96 (5.56%) C++
9 87 (5.03%) PHP
10 76 (4.40%) C
11 58 (3.36%) Bash Shell
12 36 (2.08%) VB
13 30 (1.74%) Scala
13 30 (1.74%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.45%) Clojure
15 22 (1.27%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.04%) XPath
17 17 (0.98%) Groovy
18 16 (0.93%) Shell Script
19 14 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 397 (22.97%) Degree
2 268 (15.51%) ISEB
3 213 (12.33%) ISTQB
4 123 (7.12%) Security Cleared
5 94 (5.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 50 (2.89%) SC Cleared
7 43 (2.49%) DV Cleared
8 26 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (0.75%) PhD
10 9 (0.52%) HND
11 4 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.12%) CCNA
12 2 (0.12%) CCNP
12 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.12%) HP AIS
12 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.058%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.058%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 710 (41.09%) QA
2 44 (2.55%) SDET
3 7 (0.41%) ISO 9000
3 7 (0.41%) SLA
4 5 (0.29%) TickIT
5 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.17%) ECSS
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.058%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.64%) Firmware
3 5 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.12%) Docker
4 2 (0.12%) KVM
4 2 (0.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 50 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.41%) Puppet
4 5 (0.29%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.23%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.17%) Ansible
6 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.12%) Kibana
7 2 (0.12%) logstash
7 2 (0.12%) SCCM
8 1 (0.058%) Grafana
Vendors
1 223 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 86 (4.98%) Oracle
3 66 (3.82%) HP
4 30 (1.74%) SAP
5 26 (1.50%) Google
6 22 (1.27%) IBM
7 20 (1.16%) VMware
8 15 (0.87%) Facebook
8 15 (0.87%) Rally
9 14 (0.81%) Green Hat
9 14 (0.81%) webMethods
10 12 (0.69%) Telelogic
11 11 (0.64%) Perforce
11 11 (0.64%) Telerik
12 8 (0.46%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.46%) Roku
13 7 (0.41%) Cegedim Rx
13 7 (0.41%) Cisco
13 7 (0.41%) ForgeRock
14 5 (0.29%) Nokia
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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ISL
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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Guildford, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits The working environment is top not
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Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
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Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
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Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
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Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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