Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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

Test Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 302 293
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 48 37 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.35% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.37% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 42 20 54
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £38,875
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,375 £65,350
Central London median annual salary £59,250 £53,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.23% -2.27% +4.76%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9,710 9,936 10,296
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 95.07% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8,686 8,860 9,388
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,125 £36,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +3.60%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 32 (66.67%) Selenium
3 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (52.08%) QA
5 20 (41.67%) JIRA
6 19 (39.58%) C#
6 19 (39.58%) Java
7 16 (33.33%) Finance
8 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
9 14 (29.17%) DevOps
9 14 (29.17%) Microservices
10 13 (27.08%) Scrum
10 13 (27.08%) Manual Testing
11 11 (22.92%) API Testing
12 10 (20.83%) Docker
12 10 (20.83%) Confluence
12 10 (20.83%) Law
13 9 (18.75%) TDD
13 9 (18.75%) HTML
13 9 (18.75%) SQL
13 9 (18.75%) BDD
13 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
13 9 (18.75%) AngularJS
13 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
13 9 (18.75%) SDLC
14 8 (16.67%) WebDriver
14 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
15 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
15 7 (14.58%) RESTful

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 10 (20.83%) Confluence
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.33%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.08%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (2.08%) Serverless
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Big Data
1 4 (8.33%) Data Lake
2 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.25%) Redis
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (66.67%) Selenium
2 20 (41.67%) JIRA
3 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 8 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 7 (14.58%) NUnit
5 7 (14.58%) SpecFlow
6 6 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 6 (12.50%) JMeter
6 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 3 (6.25%) RSpec
8 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.17%) Bitbucket
10 1 (2.08%) JBehave
10 1 (2.08%) jMock
10 1 (2.08%) JUnit
10 1 (2.08%) Mockito
10 1 (2.08%) MSTest
10 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (20.83%) Law
3 4 (8.33%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) Back Office
4 2 (4.17%) Digital Economy
5 1 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) AngularJS
1 9 (18.75%) HTML
2 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) CSS
2 7 (14.58%) RESTful
3 6 (12.50%) HTML5
3 6 (12.50%) Node.js
3 6 (12.50%) REST
3 6 (12.50%) SOAP
4 5 (10.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.25%) Web Services
6 2 (4.17%) WebdriverIO
6 2 (4.17%) XML
7 1 (2.08%) J2EE
7 1 (2.08%) JSON
7 1 (2.08%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Fintech
2 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (29.17%) DevOps
4 14 (29.17%) Microservices
5 13 (27.08%) Manual Testing
5 13 (27.08%) Scrum
6 11 (22.92%) API Testing
7 9 (18.75%) BDD
7 9 (18.75%) SDLC
7 9 (18.75%) TDD
7 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
9 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.50%) Code Coverage
10 6 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.50%) SDET
10 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) C#
1 19 (39.58%) Java
2 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.75%) SQL
4 6 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.17%) Groovy
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) ISEB
1 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (52.08%) QA
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Apple
2 2 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) TIBCO