Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 276 307 389
Rank change year-on-year +31 +82 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1,504 1,690 1,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.10% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.15% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,236 1,379 1,110
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,716 £32,450 £28,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 121,618 147,258 156,531
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 96.00% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 97,868 119,690 126,337
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
% change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +43 471 £60,000 +9.09% 32
South East +56 384 £45,000 +5.88% 60
North of England -13 239 £43,000 -4.44% 47
South West +9 158 £42,500 +6.25% 47
East of England 0 132 £50,000 +5.26% 67
Midlands +19 120 £47,500 +5.56% 28
Yorkshire -5 109 £44,323 -1.50% 22
North West -3 97 £43,823 -2.62% 20
West Midlands +49 90 £47,500 +11.76% 14
North East +33 33 £39,405 +12.58% 5
East Midlands -12 28 £42,250 -15.50% 14
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1,184 (78.72%) Test Automation
2 882 (58.64%) Agile Software Development
3 642 (42.69%) Selenium
4 533 (35.44%) Java
5 504 (33.51%) QA
6 455 (30.25%) C#
7 360 (23.94%) Cucumber
8 326 (21.68%) BDD
9 313 (20.81%) Python
10 307 (20.41%) Test Scripting
11 297 (19.75%) Software Testing
12 289 (19.22%) SQL
13 286 (19.02%) Scrum
14 281 (18.68%) Continuous Integration
15 258 (17.15%) Degree
16 256 (17.02%) JIRA
17 240 (15.96%) TDD
18 227 (15.09%) Git (software)
19 224 (14.89%) JavaScript
20 222 (14.76%) ISTQB
21 219 (14.56%) DevOps
22 216 (14.36%) SDET
23 215 (14.30%) Performance Testing
24 211 (14.03%) WebDriver
24 211 (14.03%) SDLC
25 203 (13.50%) Jenkins
26 191 (12.70%) JMeter
27 180 (11.97%) Software Engineering
27 180 (11.97%) Mentoring
28 175 (11.64%) Manual Testing

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 93 (6.18%) Confluence
2 22 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.06%) CMS
5 12 (0.80%) OpenStack
6 11 (0.73%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.60%) IIS
8 6 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.33%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.066%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (0.66%) Chatbot
2 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.066%) Simulink
4 1 (0.066%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.066%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 135 (8.98%) AWS
2 126 (8.38%) Azure
3 55 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
4 52 (3.46%) BrowserStack
5 41 (2.73%) SaaS
6 31 (2.06%) GCP
7 24 (1.60%) GitHub
8 21 (1.40%) Sauce Labs
9 18 (1.20%) OpenShift
10 14 (0.93%) Serverless
11 11 (0.73%) CloudBees
12 10 (0.66%) Datadog
13 8 (0.53%) PaaS
14 7 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
14 7 (0.47%) IaaS
14 7 (0.47%) Slack
15 6 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.66%) Internet
1 25 (1.66%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.20%) Broadband
2 18 (1.20%) Wireless
3 17 (1.13%) HTTP
4 16 (1.06%) Firewall
4 16 (1.06%) Wireshark
5 15 (1.00%) DAB
6 14 (0.93%) LTE
7 12 (0.80%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.73%) ATM
9 10 (0.66%) Skype
10 9 (0.60%) DNS
11 8 (0.53%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.53%) VoLTE
12 5 (0.33%) UMTS
12 5 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.27%) MPLS
13 4 (0.27%) SNMP
13 4 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.13%) Big Data
3 29 (1.93%) MySQL
4 26 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (1.53%) MongoDB
5 23 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 23 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (1.06%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.00%) GIS
9 13 (0.86%) Redis
10 11 (0.73%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.66%) Apache Hive
12 9 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
13 8 (0.53%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.47%) Data Lake
14 7 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 642 (42.69%) Selenium
2 360 (23.94%) Cucumber
3 256 (17.02%) JIRA
4 227 (15.09%) Git (software)
5 211 (14.03%) WebDriver
6 203 (13.50%) Jenkins
7 191 (12.70%) JMeter
8 117 (7.78%) SpecFlow
9 101 (6.72%) SoapUI
10 99 (6.58%) LoadRunner
11 92 (6.12%) Appium
12 63 (4.19%) Maven
13 62 (4.12%) JUnit
13 62 (4.12%) NUnit
14 57 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 50 (3.32%) HP UFT
15 50 (3.32%) TeamCity
15 50 (3.32%) Visual Studio
16 44 (2.93%) eggPlant
17 43 (2.86%) NeoLoad
General
1 139 (9.24%) Finance
2 89 (5.92%) Telecoms
3 63 (4.19%) Retail
4 45 (2.99%) Public Sector
5 43 (2.86%) Banking
6 42 (2.79%) Electronics
7 38 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 33 (2.19%) Marketing
9 32 (2.13%) Games
10 19 (1.26%) Aerospace
11 15 (1.00%) Billing
12 14 (0.93%) Advertising
13 10 (0.66%) Back Office
14 9 (0.60%) Automotive
14 9 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.53%) Law
16 7 (0.47%) Legal
17 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.33%) Multimedia
19 4 (0.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (8.84%) .NET
2 109 (7.25%) Web Services
3 96 (6.38%) Gherkin
4 93 (6.18%) REST
5 68 (4.52%) SOAP
6 60 (3.99%) React
7 57 (3.79%) HTML
8 55 (3.66%) XML
9 54 (3.59%) RESTful
10 50 (3.32%) CSS
11 46 (3.06%) Kafka
12 45 (2.99%) JSON
13 41 (2.73%) Node.js
14 34 (2.26%) AngularJS
15 26 (1.73%) Spring
16 21 (1.40%) Middleware
17 17 (1.13%) ASP.NET
18 16 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
18 16 (1.06%) WebdriverIO
19 13 (0.86%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.58%) Mobile App
2 62 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.59%) Algorithms
4 50 (3.32%) User Experience
5 45 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
5 45 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.13%) Client/Server
7 17 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.13%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
9 14 (0.93%) Robotics
10 11 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (0.73%) Driving Licence
11 9 (0.60%) Cloud Native
11 9 (0.60%) Life Science
11 9 (0.60%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.60%) Renewable Energy
12 7 (0.47%) Derivative
12 7 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 161 (10.70%) Linux
2 133 (8.84%) Windows
3 97 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 93 (6.18%) Android
5 88 (5.85%) Unix
6 13 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.27%) Robot Operating System
8 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.20%) CentOS
9 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.066%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.066%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.066%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,184 (78.72%) Test Automation
2 882 (58.64%) Agile Software Development
3 326 (21.68%) BDD
4 307 (20.41%) Test Scripting
5 297 (19.75%) Software Testing
6 286 (19.02%) Scrum
7 281 (18.68%) Continuous Integration
8 240 (15.96%) TDD
9 219 (14.56%) DevOps
10 216 (14.36%) SDET
11 215 (14.30%) Performance Testing
12 211 (14.03%) SDLC
13 180 (11.97%) Mentoring
13 180 (11.97%) Software Engineering
14 175 (11.64%) API Testing
14 175 (11.64%) Manual Testing
15 171 (11.37%) Test Strategy
16 145 (9.64%) OOP
17 141 (9.38%) Coaching
18 139 (9.24%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 533 (35.44%) Java
2 455 (30.25%) C#
3 313 (20.81%) Python
4 289 (19.22%) SQL
5 224 (14.89%) JavaScript
6 119 (7.91%) Ruby
7 103 (6.85%) C++
8 99 (6.58%) C
9 48 (3.19%) PowerShell
10 45 (2.99%) T-SQL
11 26 (1.73%) Bash Shell
12 24 (1.60%) PHP
13 21 (1.40%) Go
14 19 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.26%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.06%) Kotlin
15 16 (1.06%) Perl
15 16 (1.06%) Scala
16 12 (0.80%) Groovy
17 10 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 258 (17.15%) Degree
2 222 (14.76%) ISTQB
3 172 (11.44%) Security Cleared
4 137 (9.11%) SC Cleared
5 114 (7.58%) ISEB
6 75 (4.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 69 (4.59%) DV Cleared
8 49 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 18 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (1.06%) CCNA
12 13 (0.86%) CISSP
12 13 (0.86%) MCSE
12 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.80%) CompTIA Security+
13 12 (0.80%) GIAC
13 12 (0.80%) Linux+ Certification
13 12 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
13 12 (0.80%) SANS
13 12 (0.80%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 504 (33.51%) QA
2 11 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.53%) WCAG
4 6 (0.40%) GDPR
5 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.27%) JTAG
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.066%) NCSC
8 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.066%) SLA
8 1 (0.066%) TickIT
System Software
1 101 (6.72%) Docker
2 22 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 21 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.86%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.80%) Firmware
6 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.20%) IAG
7 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.20%) vSphere
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 66 (4.39%) Kubernetes
2 62 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (2.13%) HP ALM
4 22 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.33%) Kibana
6 16 (1.06%) Ansible
7 15 (1.00%) Puppet
8 14 (0.93%) Netcool
9 13 (0.86%) AirWatch
10 12 (0.80%) Marathon
10 12 (0.80%) Mesos
11 6 (0.40%) Nessus
12 5 (0.33%) Rancher
13 4 (0.27%) Terraform
13 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.20%) Fluentd
14 3 (0.20%) Istio
14 3 (0.20%) Prometheus
15 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 172 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.99%) HP
3 57 (3.79%) Oracle
4 32 (2.13%) Google
5 29 (1.93%) Atlassian
6 26 (1.73%) WorldPay
7 25 (1.66%) VMware
8 21 (1.40%) Remedy
9 16 (1.06%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 16 (1.06%) SAP
10 12 (0.80%) Citrix
11 11 (0.73%) Genesys
11 11 (0.73%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.73%) Xamarin
12 9 (0.60%) Informatica
12 9 (0.60%) Pega
12 9 (0.60%) Splunk
13 8 (0.53%) New Relic
14 7 (0.47%) Green Hat