Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 298 285
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 48 47 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.46% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.48% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 45 29 89
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +11.65%
10th Percentile £35,700 £46,250 £35,400
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £70,750
Central London median annual salary £60,750 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +10.45% -4.35% +11.65%

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 10,549 9,728 12,403
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 95.25% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,383 8,801 11,323
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 £33,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,200
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% 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 August 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 August 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 44 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 35 (72.92%) Selenium
3 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 24 (50.00%) Java
5 22 (45.83%) QA
6 17 (35.42%) Finance
7 16 (33.33%) C#
8 14 (29.17%) SQL
8 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
9 13 (27.08%) BDD
9 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
10 12 (25.00%) SDLC
10 12 (25.00%) JUnit
10 12 (25.00%) Web Services
10 12 (25.00%) TDD
10 12 (25.00%) JIRA
11 11 (22.92%) Law
11 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
11 11 (22.92%) SpecFlow
12 10 (20.83%) OOP
13 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
14 8 (16.67%) SDET
14 8 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (16.67%) .NET
15 7 (14.58%) OO
15 7 (14.58%) RESTful
15 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
15 7 (14.58%) Software Testing

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 5 (10.42%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Sauce Labs
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.33%) BrowserStack
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.33%) SaaS
4 2 (4.17%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.17%) npm
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%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.08%) Serverless
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) 3G
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
2 2 (4.17%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 35 (72.92%) Selenium
2 24 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
4 12 (25.00%) JIRA
4 12 (25.00%) JUnit
5 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
5 11 (22.92%) SpecFlow
6 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
7 6 (12.50%) JMeter
7 6 (12.50%) NUnit
8 5 (10.42%) jMock
8 5 (10.42%) Mockito
9 4 (8.33%) JBehave
10 3 (6.25%) Gatling
10 3 (6.25%) Protractor
10 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (6.25%) TestNG
10 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
11 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 11 (22.92%) Law
3 5 (10.42%) Advertising
4 3 (6.25%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Games
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) Web Services
2 8 (16.67%) .NET
3 7 (14.58%) RESTful
4 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
4 5 (10.42%) J2EE
5 4 (8.33%) Node.js
5 4 (8.33%) SOAP
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.25%) REST
7 2 (4.17%) CSS
7 2 (4.17%) HTML
7 2 (4.17%) HTML5
7 2 (4.17%) Spring
7 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.08%) Android SDK
8 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.08%) JSON
8 1 (2.08%) Kafka
8 1 (2.08%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.25%) Fintech
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Derivative
5 2 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Unix
2 2 (4.17%) Android
2 2 (4.17%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (27.08%) BDD
5 12 (25.00%) SDLC
5 12 (25.00%) TDD
6 10 (20.83%) OOP
7 8 (16.67%) SDET
8 7 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (14.58%) OO
8 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
8 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.50%) API Testing
9 6 (12.50%) DevOps
10 5 (10.42%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Pair Programming
10 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Web Development
11 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (33.33%) C#
3 14 (29.17%) SQL
4 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.50%) Python
6 5 (10.42%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.08%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Docker
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Capita
2 2 (4.17%) LexisNexis
3 1 (2.08%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) TIBCO