The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 365 405
Rank change year-on-year +2 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 707 778 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.84% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.87% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 584 703 613
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,475 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,875 £68,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  

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 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 270000 337980 379014
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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
London -55 209 £50,000 -4.76% 48
South East +61 175 £40,000 +6.66% 27
North of England 0 112 £40,000 +6.66% 29
South West -1 79 £40,000 - 17
Midlands +37 65 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East of England -32 65 £40,000 -3.03% 24
Yorkshire -11 60 £42,500 +13.33% 10
North West -14 50 £37,500 -0.53% 18
West Midlands +32 46 £38,750 -3.12% 3
East Midlands +31 19 £42,500 +13.33% 1
North East - 2 £40,000 - 1
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1333 (84.85%) Test Automation
2 1059 (67.41%) Agile Software Development
3 797 (50.73%) Selenium
4 597 (38.00%) Java
5 590 (37.56%) QA
6 418 (26.61%) C#
7 411 (26.16%) Test Scripting
8 392 (24.95%) BDD
9 381 (24.25%) Cucumber
10 368 (23.42%) SQL
11 357 (22.72%) TDD
12 355 (22.60%) Scrum
13 342 (21.77%) Python
14 317 (20.18%) WebDriver
14 317 (20.18%) ISTQB
15 316 (20.11%) Software Testing
16 294 (18.71%) ISEB
17 281 (17.89%) Degree
18 265 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
19 233 (14.83%) JIRA
20 214 (13.62%) Test Strategy
21 212 (13.49%) Software Engineering
22 211 (13.43%) Finance
22 211 (13.43%) Jenkins
23 206 (13.11%) Manual Testing
24 205 (13.05%) Regression Testing
25 203 (12.92%) Linux
26 189 (12.03%) JMeter
27 188 (11.97%) Windows
28 184 (11.71%) Ruby

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 27 (1.72%) Confluence
2 10 (0.64%) IIS
3 7 (0.45%) CMS
4 6 (0.38%) Apache
5 4 (0.25%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.19%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.19%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.064%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.064%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.064%) FileNet
7 1 (0.064%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.064%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.51%) Zemax
3 6 (0.38%) Simulink
4 4 (0.25%) Mingle
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.064%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.064%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.25%) Magento
3 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) SAP CAR
4 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.064%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.064%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.53%) Force.com
3 19 (1.21%) BrowserStack
4 17 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (1.02%) SaaS
6 11 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.70%) GitHub
7 9 (0.57%) Sauce Labs
8 7 (0.45%) IaaS
8 7 (0.45%) PaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.064%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.064%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.064%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.064%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.064%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.064%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.56%) Wireless
2 41 (2.61%) Internet
3 38 (2.42%) HTTP
4 28 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.70%) VoIP
5 11 (0.70%) VoLTE
6 9 (0.57%) Firewall
6 9 (0.57%) GPRS
6 9 (0.57%) SSL
7 8 (0.51%) GSM
7 8 (0.51%) UMTS
8 7 (0.45%) LTE
8 7 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.32%) 4G
9 5 (0.32%) TETRA
9 5 (0.32%) Value-Added Service
10 4 (0.25%) 3G
10 4 (0.25%) Diameter Protocol
10 4 (0.25%) MPLS
10 4 (0.25%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.93%) Relational Database
3 38 (2.42%) Big Data
4 31 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (1.40%) MySQL
6 15 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.64%) MarkLogic
9 8 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.51%) Triplestore
10 4 (0.25%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (0.25%) GIS
11 2 (0.13%) DB2
12 1 (0.064%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.064%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.064%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.064%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 797 (50.73%) Selenium
2 381 (24.25%) Cucumber
3 317 (20.18%) WebDriver
4 233 (14.83%) JIRA
5 211 (13.43%) Jenkins
6 189 (12.03%) JMeter
7 170 (10.82%) SoapUI
8 133 (8.47%) Git (software)
9 130 (8.27%) SpecFlow
10 111 (7.07%) JUnit
11 106 (6.75%) Visual Studio
12 97 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
13 91 (5.79%) Appium
14 81 (5.16%) LoadRunner
15 76 (4.84%) HP UFT
16 64 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 59 (3.76%) TeamCity
18 49 (3.12%) Protractor
19 48 (3.06%) TestNG
20 44 (2.80%) JBehave
General
1 211 (13.43%) Finance
2 128 (8.15%) Telecoms
3 100 (6.37%) Retail
4 67 (4.26%) Electronics
5 62 (3.95%) Banking
6 45 (2.86%) Marketing
7 37 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.65%) Automotive
9 22 (1.40%) Advertising
10 21 (1.34%) Aerospace
11 20 (1.27%) Back Office
12 19 (1.21%) Games
13 16 (1.02%) Legal
14 12 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.76%) Publishing
14 12 (0.76%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.57%) Military
16 8 (0.51%) Polish Language
17 3 (0.19%) Avionics
17 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (10.76%) .NET
2 138 (8.78%) XML
3 123 (7.83%) Web Services
4 120 (7.64%) Gherkin
5 109 (6.94%) SOAP
6 99 (6.30%) HTML
6 99 (6.30%) REST
7 87 (5.54%) RESTful
8 62 (3.95%) CSS
9 42 (2.67%) JSON
10 35 (2.23%) AngularJS
11 24 (1.53%) DOM
12 22 (1.40%) ASP.NET
12 22 (1.40%) Behat
13 21 (1.34%) Node.js
14 18 (1.15%) React
15 14 (0.89%) Apache Flex
16 13 (0.83%) J2EE
17 11 (0.70%) JMS
17 11 (0.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 144 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.43%) Computer Science
3 75 (4.77%) Mobile App
4 38 (2.42%) User Experience
5 32 (2.04%) Fintech
6 28 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 23 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
9 19 (1.21%) iPad
10 15 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 14 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
11 14 (0.89%) RIA
12 13 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.64%) Online Banking
14 9 (0.57%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.45%) Life Science
16 6 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
16 6 (0.38%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
17 5 (0.32%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 203 (12.92%) Linux
2 188 (11.97%) Windows
3 77 (4.90%) Android
4 66 (4.20%) Unix
5 61 (3.88%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (0.70%) Solaris
7 6 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.064%) AIX
10 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.064%) VMS
10 1 (0.064%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1333 (84.85%) Test Automation
2 1059 (67.41%) Agile Software Development
3 411 (26.16%) Test Scripting
4 392 (24.95%) BDD
5 357 (22.72%) TDD
6 355 (22.60%) Scrum
7 316 (20.11%) Software Testing
8 265 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
9 214 (13.62%) Test Strategy
10 212 (13.49%) Software Engineering
11 206 (13.11%) Manual Testing
12 205 (13.05%) Regression Testing
13 183 (11.65%) Functional Testing
14 168 (10.69%) SDLC
15 162 (10.31%) Performance Testing
16 161 (10.25%) Non-Functional Testing
17 147 (9.36%) SDET
18 139 (8.85%) Exploratory Testing
19 106 (6.75%) E-Commerce
19 106 (6.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 597 (38.00%) Java
2 418 (26.61%) C#
3 368 (23.42%) SQL
4 342 (21.77%) Python
5 184 (11.71%) Ruby
6 157 (9.99%) JavaScript
7 114 (7.26%) C++
8 94 (5.98%) C
9 76 (4.84%) Perl
10 67 (4.26%) PHP
11 43 (2.74%) T-SQL
12 38 (2.42%) Bash Shell
13 31 (1.97%) Groovy
14 29 (1.85%) Scala
15 23 (1.46%) PowerShell
16 20 (1.27%) MATLAB
17 19 (1.21%) VBScript
18 18 (1.15%) Tcl
19 17 (1.08%) PL/SQL
20 13 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 317 (20.18%) ISTQB
2 294 (18.71%) ISEB
3 281 (17.89%) Degree
4 122 (7.77%) Security Cleared
5 82 (5.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 54 (3.44%) DV Cleared
7 48 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 41 (2.61%) SC Cleared
9 28 (1.78%) PhD
10 17 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 16 (1.02%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.76%) HND
13 10 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.51%) HNC
14 8 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
15 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.13%) CCNA
16 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
17 1 (0.064%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 590 (37.56%) QA
2 2 (0.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.064%) DICOM
3 1 (0.064%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.064%) JTAG
3 1 (0.064%) MiFID
3 1 (0.064%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (1.40%) Firmware
2 14 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.32%) Docker
5 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.064%) KVM
6 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.32%) Puppet
3 3 (0.19%) Kibana
4 2 (0.13%) Grafana
4 2 (0.13%) Nagios
4 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.064%) Graphite
5 1 (0.064%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 124 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 91 (5.79%) HP
3 63 (4.01%) Oracle
4 44 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (1.78%) Atlassian
6 19 (1.21%) SAP
7 14 (0.89%) VMware
8 11 (0.70%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.64%) ServiceNow
10 8 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (0.38%) Cognizant
12 5 (0.32%) Apiary
12 5 (0.32%) TOWER Software
13 4 (0.25%) BroadSoft
13 4 (0.25%) Ericsson
14 3 (0.19%) Cisco
14 3 (0.19%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.19%) Dynatrace
14 3 (0.19%) Google
14 3 (0.19%) Xamarin
Greater Manchester
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum 26 days holiday, Bonus, Private Heal
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Explore Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Empiric
Salary: From £23,000 to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
ISL
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Technical Futures
Salary: From £45,000 to £49,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Training + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £38k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50k-70k + benefits + stock options
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
octopus
Salary: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus, 26 days holiday, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago