Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 323 283 339
Rank change year-on-year -40 +56 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1,076 1,719 1,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.94% 1.23% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.28% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 876 1,359 1,383
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,950 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% -

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 109,646 134,222 157,082
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.92% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88,536 108,541 129,731
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 -80 330 £60,000 +14.29% 42
South East 0 264 £47,500 +11.76% 47
North of England +33 196 £42,500 -5.56% 60
Yorkshire +21 108 £45,000 - 30
South West -45 104 £42,178 -6.27% 39
East of England -21 91 £48,750 +8.33% 37
Midlands -2 81 £45,000 +15.05% 30
West Midlands +39 56 £46,000 +17.60% 21
North West -8 56 £43,548 -3.23% 19
North East +27 32 £35,544 -3.71% 11
East Midlands -20 25 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 855 (79.46%) Test Automation
2 638 (59.29%) Agile Software Development
3 482 (44.80%) Selenium
4 400 (37.17%) Java
5 330 (30.67%) QA
6 307 (28.53%) C#
7 262 (24.35%) Cucumber
8 225 (20.91%) Python
9 216 (20.07%) Scrum
10 215 (19.98%) BDD
11 212 (19.70%) Test Scripting
12 210 (19.52%) SQL
13 207 (19.24%) Software Testing
14 200 (18.59%) JIRA
15 199 (18.49%) JavaScript
16 177 (16.45%) Jenkins
16 177 (16.45%) DevOps
17 172 (15.99%) TDD
18 154 (14.31%) WebDriver
18 154 (14.31%) SDET
19 153 (14.22%) API Testing
20 144 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
20 144 (13.38%) Finance
21 142 (13.20%) Git (software)
22 136 (12.64%) Postman
23 134 (12.45%) Software Engineering
24 133 (12.36%) Performance Testing
25 128 (11.90%) JMeter
26 124 (11.52%) ISTQB
27 121 (11.25%) Degree

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 61 (5.67%) Confluence
2 17 (1.58%) Apache
3 12 (1.12%) CMS
3 12 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.74%) IIS
5 6 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.28%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.19%) CICS
9 2 (0.19%) JBoss
9 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.093%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.093%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.093%) SAS
10 1 (0.093%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (1.21%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.093%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 118 (10.97%) Azure
2 103 (9.57%) AWS
3 32 (2.97%) BrowserStack
4 30 (2.79%) SaaS
5 23 (2.14%) BlazeMeter
6 22 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.86%) GitHub
8 14 (1.30%) Serverless
9 13 (1.21%) GCP
10 11 (1.02%) Datadog
11 10 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.93%) CloudBees
11 10 (0.93%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
12 8 (0.74%) Slack
13 7 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.04%) Internet
1 22 (2.04%) Wireless
2 19 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.58%) LTE
4 14 (1.30%) DNS
4 14 (1.30%) Wireshark
5 10 (0.93%) MPLS
5 10 (0.93%) SNMP
6 8 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.65%) Firewall
8 6 (0.56%) HTTP
8 6 (0.56%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.56%) Skype
9 5 (0.46%) 4G
9 5 (0.46%) 5G
10 4 (0.37%) DAB
10 4 (0.37%) IPsec
10 4 (0.37%) Multicast
10 4 (0.37%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.37%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.79%) NoSQL
3 28 (2.60%) MySQL
4 25 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.49%) MarkLogic
7 10 (0.93%) Redis
8 9 (0.84%) Big Data
8 9 (0.84%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.28%) DB2
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
13 1 (0.093%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.093%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 482 (44.80%) Selenium
2 262 (24.35%) Cucumber
3 200 (18.59%) JIRA
4 177 (16.45%) Jenkins
5 154 (14.31%) WebDriver
6 142 (13.20%) Git (software)
7 136 (12.64%) Postman
8 128 (11.90%) JMeter
9 105 (9.76%) SpecFlow
10 73 (6.78%) Maven
11 70 (6.51%) SoapUI
12 58 (5.39%) REST Assured
13 57 (5.30%) Appium
14 47 (4.37%) JUnit
15 43 (4.00%) Visual Studio
16 40 (3.72%) TestRail
17 39 (3.62%) LoadRunner
17 39 (3.62%) NUnit
18 35 (3.25%) Gradle
19 34 (3.16%) TestNG
General
1 144 (13.38%) Finance
2 47 (4.37%) Banking
2 47 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.25%) Public Sector
4 34 (3.16%) Retail
5 33 (3.07%) Electronics
6 21 (1.95%) Games
7 14 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.30%) Marketing
8 10 (0.93%) Aerospace
8 10 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.65%) Automotive
10 6 (0.56%) Advertising
10 6 (0.56%) Back Office
10 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.56%) Publishing
11 5 (0.46%) Legal
11 5 (0.46%) Military
12 3 (0.28%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (8.92%) .NET
2 91 (8.46%) Gherkin
2 91 (8.46%) Web Services
3 83 (7.71%) REST
4 69 (6.41%) RESTful
5 62 (5.76%) XML
6 45 (4.18%) CSS
7 44 (4.09%) JSON
8 43 (4.00%) HTML
9 33 (3.07%) Node.js
10 26 (2.42%) AngularJS
11 25 (2.32%) Spring
12 24 (2.23%) SOAP
13 21 (1.95%) Spring Boot
14 19 (1.77%) React
15 17 (1.58%) Kafka
16 16 (1.49%) Apache POI
16 16 (1.49%) Spring Cloud
16 16 (1.49%) Spring Security
17 14 (1.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.51%) Mobile App
3 54 (5.02%) User Experience
4 28 (2.60%) Algorithms
5 25 (2.32%) Embedded Systems
5 25 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 21 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.67%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.58%) Robotics
10 13 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
10 13 (1.21%) Derivative
10 13 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.93%) CCTV
12 9 (0.84%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.84%) PlayStation
13 8 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.74%) LIMS
14 7 (0.65%) Apple TV
14 7 (0.65%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 93 (8.64%) Linux
2 80 (7.43%) Windows
3 76 (7.06%) Apple iOS
4 74 (6.88%) Android
5 62 (5.76%) Unix
6 14 (1.30%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.37%) Robot Operating System
8 3 (0.28%) Android TV
8 3 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 855 (79.46%) Test Automation
2 638 (59.29%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (20.07%) Scrum
4 215 (19.98%) BDD
5 212 (19.70%) Test Scripting
6 207 (19.24%) Software Testing
7 177 (16.45%) DevOps
8 172 (15.99%) TDD
9 154 (14.31%) SDET
10 153 (14.22%) API Testing
11 144 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
12 134 (12.45%) Software Engineering
13 133 (12.36%) Performance Testing
14 114 (10.59%) Manual Testing
15 112 (10.41%) Mentoring
15 112 (10.41%) SDLC
16 108 (10.04%) Test Strategy
17 106 (9.85%) Non-Functional Testing
17 106 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
18 101 (9.39%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 400 (37.17%) Java
2 307 (28.53%) C#
3 225 (20.91%) Python
4 210 (19.52%) SQL
5 199 (18.49%) JavaScript
6 69 (6.41%) Ruby
7 63 (5.86%) C++
8 54 (5.02%) C
9 38 (3.53%) PowerShell
10 26 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 22 (2.04%) PHP
12 20 (1.86%) MATLAB
13 17 (1.58%) Perl
13 17 (1.58%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.39%) Kotlin
15 12 (1.12%) Groovy
16 10 (0.93%) Apple Swift
16 10 (0.93%) Go
16 10 (0.93%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 124 (11.52%) ISTQB
2 121 (11.25%) Degree
3 117 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 94 (8.74%) SC Cleared
5 60 (5.58%) ISEB
6 42 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 37 (3.44%) DV Cleared
8 25 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 12 (1.12%) HND
11 8 (0.74%) PhD
12 6 (0.56%) CCNA
12 6 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.56%) CISSP
12 6 (0.56%) GIAC
12 6 (0.56%) Linux+ Certification
12 6 (0.56%) MCSE
12 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (30.67%) QA
2 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (0.37%) JTAG
4 2 (0.19%) WCAG
5 1 (0.093%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.093%) GDPR
5 1 (0.093%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.093%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.093%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.093%) SLA
System Software
1 116 (10.78%) Docker
2 23 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.39%) Firmware
5 14 (1.30%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.37%) XenApp
7 3 (0.28%) IAG
8 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (3.90%) Kubernetes
2 30 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.21%) HP ALM
5 12 (1.12%) Puppet
6 9 (0.84%) Netcool
6 9 (0.84%) TeMIP
7 6 (0.56%) Rancher
7 6 (0.56%) SCCM
8 5 (0.46%) Ansible
8 5 (0.46%) SCOM
9 4 (0.37%) Kibana
9 4 (0.37%) Marathon
9 4 (0.37%) Mesos
9 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.37%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.37%) WSUS
10 3 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.19%) Grafana
12 1 (0.093%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 101 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 50 (4.65%) Oracle
3 26 (2.42%) WorldPay
4 23 (2.14%) Citrix
4 23 (2.14%) VMware
5 19 (1.77%) HP
6 15 (1.39%) SAP
7 14 (1.30%) Google
8 12 (1.12%) Atlassian
8 12 (1.12%) Remedy
9 11 (1.02%) Genesys
9 11 (1.02%) New Relic
10 10 (0.93%) OpenText
11 9 (0.84%) SolarWinds
12 8 (0.74%) Apple
12 8 (0.74%) FIS
12 8 (0.74%) Xamarin
13 7 (0.65%) Sage
14 6 (0.56%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.46%) Splunk