Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 272 311
Rank change year-on-year -36 +39 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 42 59 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.58% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.61% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 38 51 83
City of London median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% +15.00%

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 10,587 9,712 12,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.89% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9,391 8,814 11,597
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,000 £33,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018, 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 38 (90.48%) Test Automation
2 29 (69.05%) Selenium
3 23 (54.76%) Java
4 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 18 (42.86%) QA
7 16 (38.10%) C#
8 12 (28.57%) Finance
8 12 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (28.57%) BDD
9 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
9 11 (26.19%) Law
9 11 (26.19%) TDD
9 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
9 11 (26.19%) SQL
10 10 (23.81%) JUnit
10 10 (23.81%) Web Services
10 10 (23.81%) SpecFlow
10 10 (23.81%) SDLC
11 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
11 9 (21.43%) OOP
11 9 (21.43%) JIRA
12 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
12 8 (19.05%) SDET
13 7 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (16.67%) OO
13 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 6 (14.29%) Python
14 6 (14.29%) .NET
14 6 (14.29%) JMeter

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 3 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (9.52%) BrowserStack
2 4 (9.52%) SaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) 3G
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (69.05%) Selenium
2 21 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
4 10 (23.81%) JUnit
4 10 (23.81%) SpecFlow
5 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 9 (21.43%) JIRA
6 6 (14.29%) JMeter
7 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
7 5 (11.90%) jMock
7 5 (11.90%) Mockito
7 5 (11.90%) NUnit
8 4 (9.52%) Gatling
8 4 (9.52%) JBehave
9 3 (7.14%) Protractor
10 2 (4.76%) Jasmine
10 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
10 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Law
3 5 (11.90%) Advertising
4 3 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Games
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) .NET
3 5 (11.90%) J2EE
4 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.14%) Node.js
4 3 (7.14%) RESTful
4 3 (7.14%) SOAP
5 2 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (2.38%) Android SDK
6 1 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.38%) HTML
6 1 (2.38%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) Kafka
6 1 (2.38%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.14%) User Experience
4 2 (4.76%) Derivative
4 2 (4.76%) Fintech
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) Test Automation
2 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) BDD
3 12 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (26.19%) TDD
5 10 (23.81%) SDLC
6 9 (21.43%) OOP
7 8 (19.05%) SDET
7 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 7 (16.67%) OO
8 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 6 (14.29%) API Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (11.90%) DevOps
10 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Web Development
11 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) Java
2 16 (38.10%) C#
3 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 6 (14.29%) Python
5 5 (11.90%) PHP
6 2 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) LexisNexis