Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 379 378
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1386 1440 1754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.81% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.84% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 1277 1520
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 159903 171823 198391
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129207 145031 166378
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in England

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in England

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in England

Test Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -52 365 £50,000 - 25
South East +69 348 £40,000 +5.26% 19
North of England -29 219 £40,250 -5.29% 29
East of England +12 184 £42,500 - 11
Midlands +92 148 £40,000 +14.29% 11
South West -14 125 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Yorkshire -15 121 £42,500 - 12
West Midlands +63 96 £37,500 +7.14% 4
North West 0 85 £40,000 - 12
East Midlands +49 52 £42,500 +30.77% 6
North East +15 13 £35,000 -3.45% 5
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1166 (84.13%) Test Automation
2 874 (63.06%) Agile Software Development
3 620 (44.73%) Selenium
4 535 (38.60%) Java
5 459 (33.12%) QA
6 335 (24.17%) Cucumber
7 333 (24.03%) Python
8 332 (23.95%) C#
9 328 (23.67%) BDD
10 306 (22.08%) Test Scripting
11 298 (21.50%) Scrum
12 296 (21.36%) SQL
13 289 (20.85%) Degree
14 272 (19.62%) TDD
15 262 (18.90%) Software Testing
16 240 (17.32%) Manual Testing
17 224 (16.16%) Finance
18 220 (15.87%) Jenkins
19 219 (15.80%) WebDriver
20 211 (15.22%) JIRA
21 196 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
22 186 (13.42%) Regression Testing
23 182 (13.13%) Software Engineering
24 177 (12.77%) Linux
25 173 (12.48%) SDLC
26 170 (12.27%) Performance Testing
27 167 (12.05%) Windows
27 167 (12.05%) ISEB
28 164 (11.83%) Exploratory Testing
29 163 (11.76%) ISTQB

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 45 (3.25%) Confluence
2 12 (0.87%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.43%) CMS
4 5 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.29%) JBoss
5 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.22%) Apache
6 3 (0.22%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.14%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.14%) SAS
8 1 (0.072%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.072%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.43%) Zemax
3 5 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.14%) Simulink
5 1 (0.072%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.072%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) BASE24
1 5 (0.36%) LabWindows
2 4 (0.29%) Magento
3 3 (0.22%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 68 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.52%) SaaS
4 17 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.58%) BrowserStack
5 8 (0.58%) GitHub
6 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.22%) IaaS
7 3 (0.22%) PaaS
7 3 (0.22%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (0.22%) Slack
8 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.072%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.072%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.072%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.072%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.54%) Internet
2 30 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.95%) Wireless
4 18 (1.30%) HTTP
5 17 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (1.15%) Bluetooth
7 12 (0.87%) LTE
8 11 (0.79%) 3G
8 11 (0.79%) ATM
9 9 (0.65%) 4G
10 8 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.43%) 2G
11 6 (0.43%) DHCP
11 6 (0.43%) DNS
11 6 (0.43%) ICMP
11 6 (0.43%) TETRA
12 5 (0.36%) SSH
12 5 (0.36%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.29%) SNMP
13 4 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.53%) Big Data
3 27 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.87%) MySQL
7 11 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.65%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.29%) GIS
12 3 (0.22%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.22%) Text Mining
13 2 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.14%) MarkLogic
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 620 (44.73%) Selenium
2 335 (24.17%) Cucumber
3 220 (15.87%) Jenkins
4 219 (15.80%) WebDriver
5 211 (15.22%) JIRA
6 150 (10.82%) Git (software)
7 132 (9.52%) JUnit
7 132 (9.52%) SoapUI
8 106 (7.65%) JMeter
9 105 (7.58%) SpecFlow
10 76 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 60 (4.33%) Visual Studio
12 59 (4.26%) JBehave
13 54 (3.90%) HP UFT
14 53 (3.82%) Appium
15 49 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 44 (3.17%) TestNG
17 43 (3.10%) NUnit
18 40 (2.89%) Protractor
19 36 (2.60%) Maven
General
1 224 (16.16%) Finance
2 88 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 71 (5.12%) Retail
4 57 (4.11%) Electronics
5 40 (2.89%) Marketing
6 35 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.16%) Banking
8 20 (1.44%) Aerospace
8 20 (1.44%) Back Office
9 17 (1.23%) Automotive
9 17 (1.23%) Legal
10 13 (0.94%) Military
11 12 (0.87%) Games
12 9 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.65%) Publishing
13 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Advertising
14 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (11.40%) .NET
2 135 (9.74%) Web Services
3 102 (7.36%) REST
4 94 (6.78%) Gherkin
5 93 (6.71%) XML
6 91 (6.57%) SOAP
7 63 (4.55%) HTML
8 60 (4.33%) CSS
8 60 (4.33%) RESTful
9 33 (2.38%) AngularJS
10 27 (1.95%) XSD
11 22 (1.59%) JSON
12 21 (1.52%) WPF
12 21 (1.52%) WSDL
13 17 (1.23%) Apache Flex
14 13 (0.94%) Behat
14 13 (0.94%) jQuery
14 13 (0.94%) Reactive Extensions
15 12 (0.87%) Node.js
16 11 (0.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 122 (8.80%) Computer Science
2 101 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 55 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 37 (2.67%) Fintech
6 34 (2.45%) Embedded Systems
7 19 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.30%) Optoelectronics
9 17 (1.23%) RIA
10 16 (1.15%) User Experience
11 14 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.72%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.65%) EPoS
13 9 (0.65%) Internet of Things
13 9 (0.65%) Life Science
13 9 (0.65%) Tandem
14 8 (0.58%) Acoustics
14 8 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 177 (12.77%) Linux
2 167 (12.05%) Windows
3 68 (4.91%) Android
4 66 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 51 (3.68%) Unix
6 13 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.22%) Solaris
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) CentOS
11 2 (0.14%) Debian
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.072%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.072%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1166 (84.13%) Test Automation
2 874 (63.06%) Agile Software Development
3 328 (23.67%) BDD
4 306 (22.08%) Test Scripting
5 298 (21.50%) Scrum
6 272 (19.62%) TDD
7 262 (18.90%) Software Testing
8 240 (17.32%) Manual Testing
9 196 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
10 186 (13.42%) Regression Testing
11 182 (13.13%) Software Engineering
12 173 (12.48%) SDLC
13 170 (12.27%) Performance Testing
14 164 (11.83%) Exploratory Testing
15 139 (10.03%) SDET
16 127 (9.16%) Test Strategy
17 114 (8.23%) Functional Testing
18 94 (6.78%) Non-Functional Testing
19 93 (6.71%) API Testing
20 87 (6.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 535 (38.60%) Java
2 333 (24.03%) Python
3 332 (23.95%) C#
4 296 (21.36%) SQL
5 151 (10.89%) JavaScript
6 130 (9.38%) Ruby
7 114 (8.23%) C
8 107 (7.72%) C++
9 62 (4.47%) T-SQL
10 50 (3.61%) PHP
11 47 (3.39%) Bash Shell
12 43 (3.10%) Perl
13 28 (2.02%) Shell Script
14 27 (1.95%) VBScript
15 26 (1.88%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.37%) Groovy
16 19 (1.37%) MATLAB
17 18 (1.30%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.94%) VB
19 11 (0.79%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 289 (20.85%) Degree
2 167 (12.05%) ISEB
3 163 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 94 (6.78%) Security Cleared
5 60 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 36 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 34 (2.45%) DV Cleared
8 29 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
10 17 (1.23%) HND
11 14 (1.01%) PhD
12 8 (0.58%) CCNA
12 8 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.51%) HNC
14 5 (0.36%) MCSE
14 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
16 2 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 459 (33.12%) QA
2 8 (0.58%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.29%) MIL-STD-1553
4 3 (0.22%) SLA
5 1 (0.072%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (1.73%) Docker
3 13 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.79%) Firmware
5 3 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.072%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.072%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.72%) Puppet
3 9 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.072%) Ambari
5 1 (0.072%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.072%) Mesos
5 1 (0.072%) Terraform
Vendors
1 114 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 66 (4.76%) HP
3 46 (3.32%) Oracle
4 33 (2.38%) Google
5 29 (2.09%) SAP
6 26 (1.88%) VMware
7 18 (1.30%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.08%) TOWER Software
9 10 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
10 8 (0.58%) Xamarin
11 7 (0.51%) IBM
12 6 (0.43%) Concur
12 6 (0.43%) Informatica
12 6 (0.43%) Talend
13 4 (0.29%) Arqiva
13 4 (0.29%) BT
13 4 (0.29%) Cognizant
13 4 (0.29%) Cognos
13 4 (0.29%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.29%) ServiceNow