Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 290 279
Rank change year-on-year -10 -11 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 46 38 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.38% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.40% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 42 22 70
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £35,175 £46,375 £44,300
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,375 £66,625
Central London median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 10,653 9,462 11,399
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 95.10% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9,539 8,579 10,404
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 £35,000 £34,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 42 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (63.04%) Selenium
4 21 (45.65%) Java
5 19 (41.30%) Finance
5 19 (41.30%) QA
5 19 (41.30%) JIRA
6 15 (32.61%) WebDriver
6 15 (32.61%) SQL
7 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
8 12 (26.09%) C#
8 12 (26.09%) TDD
8 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (26.09%) SDLC
9 10 (21.74%) BDD
9 10 (21.74%) Jenkins
10 8 (17.39%) JUnit
10 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
10 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
10 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
10 8 (17.39%) DevOps
11 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
11 7 (15.22%) SDET
11 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
11 7 (15.22%) Confluence
11 7 (15.22%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
11 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting

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 7 (15.22%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.70%) BlazeMeter
4 3 (6.52%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (4.35%) BrowserStack
5 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (4.35%) npm
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.17%) SaaS
6 1 (2.17%) Serverless
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Big Data
1 4 (8.70%) Data Lake
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (63.04%) Selenium
2 19 (41.30%) JIRA
3 15 (32.61%) WebDriver
4 10 (21.74%) Jenkins
5 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
5 8 (17.39%) JUnit
6 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
7 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
7 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio
8 5 (10.87%) JMeter
9 4 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (8.70%) jMock
9 4 (8.70%) Mockito
10 3 (6.52%) TestNG
11 2 (4.35%) Bitbucket
11 2 (4.35%) Gradle
11 2 (4.35%) JBehave
11 2 (4.35%) NUnit
11 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Advertising
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Law
2 4 (8.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Web Services
2 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) RESTful
3 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
3 5 (10.87%) CSS
3 5 (10.87%) HTML
3 5 (10.87%) SOAP
4 4 (8.70%) HTML5
4 4 (8.70%) J2EE
4 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (6.52%) Node.js
6 2 (4.35%) REST
6 2 (4.35%) Spring
6 2 (4.35%) WebdriverIO
7 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.17%) JSON
7 1 (2.17%) Kafka
7 1 (2.17%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.52%) Fintech
3 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Derivative
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (26.09%) SDLC
3 12 (26.09%) TDD
4 10 (21.74%) BDD
5 8 (17.39%) DevOps
5 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 7 (15.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (15.22%) OOP
6 7 (15.22%) SDET
6 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
7 6 (13.04%) API Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Microservices
8 5 (10.87%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Manual Testing
8 5 (10.87%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) Java
2 15 (32.61%) SQL
3 14 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 12 (26.09%) C#
5 5 (10.87%) Python
6 4 (8.70%) PHP
7 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.35%) Groovy
8 1 (2.17%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) Ruby
8 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (41.30%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (2.17%) Apple
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO