The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 288 368 431
Rank change year-on-year +80 +63  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 866 799 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 0.83% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.86% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 753 701 553
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76808 93068 95575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64249 78721 78814
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +97 211 £37,500 +7.14% 20
London +49 208 £55,000 - 32
South West -1 122 £40,000 - 14
East of England +50 109 £45,000 +13.92% 23
Yorkshire +5 92 £45,000 +18.42% 8
North West -8 53 £38,000 -10.58% 9
West Midlands +38 35 £37,000 +13.84% 8
East Midlands +25 35 £42,500 +13.33% 1
North East +7 6 £33,250 +20.90%
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1098 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
2 824 (50.34%) Selenium
3 682 (41.66%) Test Automation
4 632 (38.61%) Java
5 614 (37.51%) QA
6 425 (25.96%) Test Scripting
7 421 (25.72%) Scrum
8 419 (25.60%) BDD
9 416 (25.41%) TDD
10 402 (24.56%) C#
11 375 (22.91%) SQL
12 371 (22.66%) Cucumber
13 344 (21.01%) Automated Testing
14 336 (20.53%) Python
15 325 (19.85%) Software Testing
16 311 (19.00%) ISTQB
17 306 (18.69%) Automation Testing
18 299 (18.27%) WebDriver
19 288 (17.59%) ISEB
20 287 (17.53%) Degree
21 276 (16.86%) Test Strategy
22 257 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
23 251 (15.33%) Software Engineering
24 241 (14.72%) Finance
25 228 (13.93%) Regression Testing
25 228 (13.93%) Functional Testing
26 226 (13.81%) Linux
27 206 (12.58%) Manual Testing
28 202 (12.34%) JIRA
29 192 (11.73%) SDLC

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 34 (2.08%) Confluence
2 10 (0.61%) Apache
2 10 (0.61%) IIS
3 6 (0.37%) GlassFish
4 5 (0.31%) CMS
5 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.061%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.061%) CICS
7 1 (0.061%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.061%) FileNet
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.061%) SAS
7 1 (0.061%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (1.22%) MS Office
2 18 (1.10%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.37%) Simulink
4 3 (0.18%) Mingle
4 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.061%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.061%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.12%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.47%) SaaS
2 19 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.92%) Force.com
4 14 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (0.67%) GitHub
7 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.12%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.061%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.81%) Wireless
2 36 (2.20%) Internet
3 31 (1.89%) HTTP
4 23 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.61%) SSL
6 8 (0.49%) WAN
7 7 (0.43%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.37%) 3G
8 6 (0.37%) 4G
8 6 (0.37%) LAN
8 6 (0.37%) RS-232
8 6 (0.37%) VoLTE
9 5 (0.31%) LTE
9 5 (0.31%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.24%) Firewall
10 4 (0.24%) MPLS
10 4 (0.24%) MVNO
10 4 (0.24%) UMTS
10 4 (0.24%) VoIP
11 3 (0.18%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.60%) Big Data
3 56 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 33 (2.02%) MySQL
5 19 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (0.98%) NoSQL
8 14 (0.86%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.61%) GIS
10 9 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (0.31%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.12%) DB2
13 2 (0.12%) MarkLogic
13 2 (0.12%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.12%) Triplestore
14 1 (0.061%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.061%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 824 (50.34%) Selenium
2 371 (22.66%) Cucumber
3 299 (18.27%) WebDriver
4 202 (12.34%) JIRA
5 184 (11.24%) SoapUI
6 174 (10.63%) JMeter
7 147 (8.98%) Jenkins
8 136 (8.31%) Git (software)
9 108 (6.60%) SpecFlow
9 108 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 105 (6.41%) JUnit
11 89 (5.44%) Appium
12 87 (5.31%) Visual Studio
13 78 (4.76%) LoadRunner
14 70 (4.28%) HP UFT
15 64 (3.91%) TeamCity
16 62 (3.79%) Maven
17 46 (2.81%) TestNG
18 43 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 38 (2.32%) Subversion
General
1 241 (14.72%) Finance
2 146 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 97 (5.93%) Retail
4 91 (5.56%) Banking
5 79 (4.83%) Electronics
6 40 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.95%) Marketing
8 28 (1.71%) Legal
9 27 (1.65%) Military
10 24 (1.47%) Games
11 23 (1.41%) Advertising
12 22 (1.34%) Automotive
13 17 (1.04%) Aerospace
13 17 (1.04%) Back Office
14 7 (0.43%) Law
14 7 (0.43%) Publishing
15 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (10.93%) .NET
2 130 (7.94%) XML
3 126 (7.70%) Web Services
4 107 (6.54%) SOAP
5 83 (5.07%) REST
6 82 (5.01%) RESTful
7 81 (4.95%) Gherkin
8 75 (4.58%) HTML
9 48 (2.93%) CSS
10 37 (2.26%) AngularJS
11 30 (1.83%) ASP.NET
12 26 (1.59%) JSON
13 20 (1.22%) J2EE
14 16 (0.98%) DOM
15 15 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (0.86%) Hibernate
16 14 (0.86%) Spring
17 12 (0.73%) jQuery
18 10 (0.61%) Guice
18 10 (0.61%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 122 (7.45%) Computer Science
2 90 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (5.25%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
5 29 (1.77%) Algorithms
6 23 (1.41%) iPad
7 21 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.16%) Fintech
9 18 (1.10%) User Experience
10 17 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 14 (0.86%) Online Banking
12 11 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
12 11 (0.67%) RIA
13 9 (0.55%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.49%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.37%) Cybercrime
15 6 (0.37%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.37%) Life Science
15 6 (0.37%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.31%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 226 (13.81%) Linux
2 180 (11.00%) Windows
3 71 (4.34%) Android
4 57 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.42%) Unix
6 14 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.24%) Solaris
10 3 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.061%) AIX
12 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.061%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.061%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1098 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
2 682 (41.66%) Test Automation
3 425 (25.96%) Test Scripting
4 421 (25.72%) Scrum
5 419 (25.60%) BDD
6 416 (25.41%) TDD
7 344 (21.01%) Automated Testing
8 325 (19.85%) Software Testing
9 306 (18.69%) Automation Testing
10 276 (16.86%) Test Strategy
11 257 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
12 251 (15.33%) Software Engineering
13 228 (13.93%) Functional Testing
13 228 (13.93%) Regression Testing
14 206 (12.58%) Manual Testing
15 192 (11.73%) SDLC
16 180 (11.00%) Non-Functional Testing
17 154 (9.41%) Performance Testing
18 137 (8.37%) E-Commerce
18 137 (8.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 632 (38.61%) Java
2 402 (24.56%) C#
3 375 (22.91%) SQL
4 336 (20.53%) Python
5 173 (10.57%) C++
6 154 (9.41%) JavaScript
7 145 (8.86%) Ruby
8 142 (8.67%) C
9 128 (7.82%) Perl
10 54 (3.30%) PHP
11 41 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 39 (2.38%) Groovy
13 30 (1.83%) T-SQL
14 29 (1.77%) PowerShell
15 27 (1.65%) Scala
16 20 (1.22%) VB
17 18 (1.10%) Tcl
18 17 (1.04%) Embedded C
19 15 (0.92%) Shell Script
20 14 (0.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 311 (19.00%) ISTQB
2 288 (17.59%) ISEB
3 287 (17.53%) Degree
4 144 (8.80%) Security Cleared
5 116 (7.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 85 (5.19%) DV Cleared
7 47 (2.87%) SC Cleared
8 25 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (1.22%) PhD
10 16 (0.98%) HNC
11 13 (0.79%) HND
12 12 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.24%) CCNA
13 4 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.24%) CISSP
13 4 (0.24%) MCSE
13 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.24%) Security+ Certification
13 4 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 614 (37.51%) QA
2 85 (5.19%) SDET
3 5 (0.31%) Def Stans
4 4 (0.24%) MISRA
5 3 (0.18%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.18%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 23 (1.41%) Firmware
4 8 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.24%) Docker
7 2 (0.12%) KVM
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.12%) Xen
8 1 (0.061%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 49 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.31%) Kibana
2 5 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.18%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) Grafana
4 2 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.12%) Nagios
4 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.061%) Ansible
5 1 (0.061%) Graphite
5 1 (0.061%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 127 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 99 (6.05%) HP
3 76 (4.64%) Oracle
4 43 (2.63%) Atlassian
5 39 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 35 (2.14%) VMware
7 13 (0.79%) SAP
8 9 (0.55%) Cisco
8 9 (0.55%) Cognizant
8 9 (0.55%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.37%) IBM
9 6 (0.37%) Telerik
9 6 (0.37%) TOWER Software
10 5 (0.31%) Apiary
10 5 (0.31%) EMC
11 4 (0.24%) BroadSoft
11 4 (0.24%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.24%) Google
11 4 (0.24%) Informatica
12 3 (0.18%) CA Agile Central
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 14 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 13 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £275 - £310 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50K DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 + outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 + outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent company benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago