Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 286 298
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 41 64 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.55% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.57% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21 62 113
City of London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +7.14%
10th Percentile £41,250 £44,500 £40,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,250 £72,500
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +7.14%

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 9701 11267 16153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.40% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8787 10272 14032
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 35 (85.37%) Test Automation
2 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (58.54%) Java
4 21 (51.22%) Python
4 21 (51.22%) Scrum
4 21 (51.22%) Cucumber
4 21 (51.22%) Selenium
5 20 (48.78%) QA
6 19 (46.34%) Degree
7 15 (36.59%) Ruby
7 15 (36.59%) Jenkins
8 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (34.15%) SQL
9 13 (31.71%) Windows
9 13 (31.71%) Linux
9 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
10 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
10 12 (29.27%) HTML
11 10 (24.39%) C
11 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
11 10 (24.39%) Computer Science
12 9 (21.95%) JIRA
12 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
12 9 (21.95%) C++
12 9 (21.95%) TDD
12 9 (21.95%) Finance
13 8 (19.51%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
13 8 (19.51%) ISEB

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) GitHub
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) DVB
1 4 (9.76%) Wireshark
2 3 (7.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (51.22%) Cucumber
1 21 (51.22%) Selenium
2 15 (36.59%) Jenkins
3 9 (21.95%) JIRA
4 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
5 7 (17.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (17.07%) Gatling
6 5 (12.20%) JBehave
6 5 (12.20%) JUnit
7 4 (9.76%) Appium
8 3 (7.32%) Jasmine
8 3 (7.32%) jMock
8 3 (7.32%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (7.32%) NUnit
8 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.88%) CMake
9 2 (4.88%) Hudson
9 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
9 2 (4.88%) NuGet
9 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Front Office
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Law
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) HTML
2 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
2 5 (12.20%) Node.js
2 5 (12.20%) Vue (Vue.js)
3 4 (9.76%) .NET
3 4 (9.76%) CSS
3 4 (9.76%) D-Bus
4 3 (7.32%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (7.32%) RESTful
4 3 (7.32%) SOAP
4 3 (7.32%) Web Services
5 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (4.88%) JSON
5 2 (4.88%) REST
5 2 (4.88%) XML
6 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.44%) J2EE
6 1 (2.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.76%) BBC
2 4 (9.76%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (9.76%) IPTV
2 4 (9.76%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (9.76%) Smartphone
2 4 (9.76%) STB
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) User Experience
4 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Linux
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Unix
3 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS
4 5 (12.20%) Android
5 2 (4.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (85.37%) Test Automation
2 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (51.22%) Scrum
4 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
6 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
7 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
7 9 (21.95%) TDD
7 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
9 7 (17.07%) Microservices
9 7 (17.07%) Open Source
9 7 (17.07%) SDLC
10 6 (14.63%) BDD
10 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
10 6 (14.63%) SDET
11 5 (12.20%) API Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) Java
2 21 (51.22%) Python
3 15 (36.59%) Ruby
4 14 (34.15%) SQL
5 10 (24.39%) C
6 9 (21.95%) C++
7 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 5 (12.20%) Apple Swift
8 5 (12.20%) C#
9 4 (9.76%) Objective-C
9 4 (9.76%) Perl
10 3 (7.32%) Lua
11 1 (2.44%) Go
11 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Degree
2 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
3 8 (19.51%) ISEB
4 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
5 6 (14.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (48.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Arqiva
1 4 (9.76%) BT
2 3 (7.32%) Caplin
2 3 (7.32%) Fidessa
3 1 (2.44%) HP