The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 234 262
Rank change year-on-year +34 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 28 29 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.40% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.42% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 26 28 59
Median salary £55,000 £58,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.38% +17.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6888 9927
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.88% 95.67% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4556 6155 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the City of London

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the City of London

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the City of London

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (77.50%) Selenium
3 28 (70.00%) QA
4 19 (47.50%) WebDriver
4 19 (47.50%) BDD
5 17 (42.50%) Cucumber
5 17 (42.50%) Java
6 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
7 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
8 12 (30.00%) TDD
8 12 (30.00%) XML
8 12 (30.00%) Appium
9 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (27.50%) SOAP
9 11 (27.50%) Performance Testing
10 10 (25.00%) HTML
11 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
12 8 (20.00%) E-Commerce
12 8 (20.00%) JSON
12 8 (20.00%) Android
12 8 (20.00%) Guice
12 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
13 7 (17.50%) Automation Testing
13 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
13 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
13 7 (17.50%) C#
14 6 (15.00%) Web Services
14 6 (15.00%) HTTP
14 6 (15.00%) Internet
14 6 (15.00%) Fiddler

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) HTTP
1 6 (15.00%) Internet
2 5 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (77.50%) Selenium
2 19 (47.50%) WebDriver
3 17 (42.50%) Cucumber
4 12 (30.00%) Appium
5 6 (15.00%) Fiddler
5 6 (15.00%) Protractor
5 6 (15.00%) Robolectric
5 6 (15.00%) Robotium
5 6 (15.00%) UI Automator
6 5 (12.50%) Gatling
6 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 4 (10.00%) The Grinder
8 2 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (5.00%) PHPUnit
8 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.50%) Capybara
9 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.50%) JBehave
General
1 5 (12.50%) Advertising
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) XML
2 11 (27.50%) SOAP
3 10 (25.00%) HTML
4 8 (20.00%) Guice
4 8 (20.00%) JSON
5 6 (15.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (15.00%) REST
5 6 (15.00%) Web Services
6 5 (12.50%) Ajax
6 5 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 4 (10.00%) .NET
8 2 (5.00%) Behat
9 1 (2.50%) React
9 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Android
1 8 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) BDD
3 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
5 12 (30.00%) TDD
6 11 (27.50%) Performance Testing
7 8 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (17.50%) Automation Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
8 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Mobile Development
10 5 (12.50%) ATDD
10 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 5 (12.50%) Web Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Scrum
11 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
11 4 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) Java
2 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.50%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) Python
5 4 (10.00%) Ruby
6 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.00%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (70.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (2.50%) Google
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