Period
to 23 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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

Test Engineer
England > London
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 408 454 446
Rank change year-on-year +46 -8 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 478 418 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.62% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 405 371 510
London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +2.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 66,879 67,120 79,019
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 95.46% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 54,534 55,606 68,459
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,600 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.73% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in London

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in London

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in London over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in London

Test Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. 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
Central London -14 76 £62,500 +13.64% 26
West London +17 36 £50,000 - 14
South London +5 16 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East London +2 5 £47,500 +15.15% 4
North London -1 2 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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 London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 403 (84.31%) Test Automation
2 283 (59.21%) Selenium
3 272 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
4 246 (51.46%) Java
5 227 (47.49%) QA
6 181 (37.87%) Cucumber
7 143 (29.92%) WebDriver
8 134 (28.03%) BDD
9 129 (26.99%) C#
10 119 (24.90%) JavaScript
11 106 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
12 104 (21.76%) Jenkins
13 96 (20.08%) Python
14 85 (17.78%) Test Scripting
15 81 (16.95%) TDD
15 81 (16.95%) JIRA
16 78 (16.32%) Linux
17 77 (16.11%) Finance
18 74 (15.48%) SQL
19 71 (14.85%) Ruby
20 70 (14.64%) Web Services
21 69 (14.44%) Manual Testing
22 66 (13.81%) Software Engineering
23 65 (13.60%) Scrum
24 64 (13.39%) E-Commerce
24 64 (13.39%) SDET
25 59 (12.34%) Windows
26 57 (11.92%) DevOps
27 56 (11.72%) JMeter
28 55 (11.51%) Android

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 17 (3.56%) Confluence
2 15 (3.14%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.05%) Apache
4 4 (0.84%) CMS
4 4 (0.84%) Ethereum
5 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.42%) IIS
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.11%) Sauce Labs
3 19 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.51%) BlazeMeter
5 11 (2.30%) BrowserStack
5 11 (2.30%) SaaS
6 10 (2.09%) GitHub
7 7 (1.46%) Slack
8 5 (1.05%) G Suite
8 5 (1.05%) Office 365
9 2 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.42%) NuGet
9 2 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.21%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.72%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.26%) HTTP
3 4 (0.84%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.63%) 3G
4 3 (0.63%) VoIP
5 2 (0.42%) LTE
5 2 (0.42%) SAN
5 2 (0.42%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.42%) VLAN
5 2 (0.42%) Wireless
5 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.21%) 4G
6 1 (0.21%) Broadband
6 1 (0.21%) DAB
6 1 (0.21%) DHCP
6 1 (0.21%) DNS
6 1 (0.21%) GSM
6 1 (0.21%) ICMP
6 1 (0.21%) Internet
6 1 (0.21%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (2.72%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.88%) Blockchain
4 8 (1.67%) Big Data
5 4 (0.84%) MySQL
6 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.42%) HBase
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 283 (59.21%) Selenium
2 181 (37.87%) Cucumber
3 143 (29.92%) WebDriver
4 104 (21.76%) Jenkins
5 81 (16.95%) JIRA
6 56 (11.72%) JMeter
7 51 (10.67%) Git (software)
8 48 (10.04%) Appium
9 46 (9.62%) SpecFlow
10 41 (8.58%) JUnit
11 36 (7.53%) SoapUI
12 33 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 33 (6.90%) Gatling
13 30 (6.28%) TeamCity
14 27 (5.65%) Protractor
15 24 (5.02%) Jasmine
16 23 (4.81%) Maven
16 23 (4.81%) TestNG
17 22 (4.60%) NUnit
17 22 (4.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (16.11%) Finance
2 54 (11.30%) Retail
3 33 (6.90%) Banking
4 15 (3.14%) Games
4 15 (3.14%) Law
5 10 (2.09%) Marketing
6 8 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.26%) Electronics
8 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.26%) Publishing
9 5 (1.05%) Advertising
10 3 (0.63%) Legal
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (14.64%) Web Services
2 52 (10.88%) .NET
3 51 (10.67%) REST
4 43 (9.00%) SOAP
5 30 (6.28%) Nightwatchjs
6 26 (5.44%) HTML
7 21 (4.39%) Node.js
8 20 (4.18%) AngularJS
8 20 (4.18%) CSS
9 18 (3.77%) Gherkin
9 18 (3.77%) RESTful
10 14 (2.93%) J2EE
11 11 (2.30%) Kafka
11 11 (2.30%) React
12 10 (2.09%) JSON
13 9 (1.88%) pytest
14 6 (1.26%) Swagger
14 6 (1.26%) WebdriverIO
15 5 (1.05%) Apache CXF
15 5 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.74%) Mobile App
2 33 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.28%) Linux Command Line
4 24 (5.02%) Computer Science
5 22 (4.60%) Fintech
6 20 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (3.77%) User Experience
8 6 (1.26%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.26%) Derivative
9 5 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.84%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.63%) Contactless
11 3 (0.63%) EMV
11 3 (0.63%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.63%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.42%) EPoS
12 2 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.42%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 78 (16.32%) Linux
2 59 (12.34%) Windows
3 55 (11.51%) Android
4 41 (8.58%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.93%) Unix
6 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.42%) Debian
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (84.31%) Test Automation
2 272 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (28.03%) BDD
4 106 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (17.78%) Test Scripting
6 81 (16.95%) TDD
7 69 (14.44%) Manual Testing
8 66 (13.81%) Software Engineering
9 65 (13.60%) Scrum
10 64 (13.39%) E-Commerce
10 64 (13.39%) SDET
11 57 (11.92%) DevOps
12 55 (11.51%) Performance Testing
13 52 (10.88%) Test Strategy
14 50 (10.46%) Software Testing
15 46 (9.62%) SDLC
16 44 (9.21%) API Testing
17 41 (8.58%) Regression Testing
18 38 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
19 37 (7.74%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 246 (51.46%) Java
2 129 (26.99%) C#
3 119 (24.90%) JavaScript
4 96 (20.08%) Python
5 74 (15.48%) SQL
6 71 (14.85%) Ruby
7 23 (4.81%) C
8 21 (4.39%) C++
8 21 (4.39%) PHP
9 20 (4.18%) Scala
10 14 (2.93%) Go
11 13 (2.72%) Perl
12 6 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.26%) Groovy
13 4 (0.84%) Java 8
13 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.63%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (9.21%) Degree
2 18 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.72%) ISTQB
4 12 (2.51%) ISEB
5 7 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.63%) CCNA
7 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.63%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.63%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CISSP
8 1 (0.21%) GIAC
8 1 (0.21%) HND
8 1 (0.21%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.21%) MCSE
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (47.49%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) PSD2
3 2 (0.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 25 (5.23%) Docker
2 7 (1.46%) Firmware
3 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.42%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.42%) Kibana
3 2 (0.42%) Oozie
3 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.42%) Puppet
3 2 (0.42%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (3.77%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.93%) Oracle
3 11 (2.30%) Google
4 10 (2.09%) New Relic
5 6 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.05%) Apiary
6 5 (1.05%) HP
7 4 (0.84%) Splunk
8 3 (0.63%) Apple
8 3 (0.63%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 3 (0.63%) LexisNexis
8 3 (0.63%) PayPal
8 3 (0.63%) SAP
8 3 (0.63%) Sun
9 2 (0.42%) CA
9 2 (0.42%) Cisco
9 2 (0.42%) IBM
9 2 (0.42%) Informatica
9 2 (0.42%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.42%) Remedy