Period
to 31 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 380 336 447
Rank change year-on-year -44 +111 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 248 552 441
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.95% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.99% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 214 490 386
Median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £41,962 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +2.35%

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 35,297 55,611 66,427
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 95.38% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 28,731 45,395 54,249
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,672 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.44% +3.34% +5.26%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in London

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in London

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer in London over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 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
Central London +42 36 £55,000 -15.38% 2
South London +23 27 £62,500 -
West London +25 13 £57,500 +21.05% 1
East London 0 4 - - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 198 (79.84%) Test Automation
2 177 (71.37%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (58.87%) Java
4 115 (46.37%) Selenium
5 95 (38.31%) Finance
6 85 (34.27%) Python
7 83 (33.47%) Cucumber
8 81 (32.66%) QA
9 77 (31.05%) SDET
10 73 (29.44%) JavaScript
11 67 (27.02%) AWS
12 66 (26.61%) DevOps
13 64 (25.81%) BDD
14 62 (25.00%) Software Engineering
15 61 (24.60%) C#
16 59 (23.79%) Web Services
17 56 (22.58%) Fintech
18 54 (21.77%) API Testing
19 48 (19.35%) Docker
20 46 (18.55%) JUnit
21 45 (18.15%) JIRA
22 43 (17.34%) Test Scripting
23 41 (16.53%) Kubernetes
24 39 (15.73%) Gherkin
24 39 (15.73%) Scrum
25 38 (15.32%) Artificial Intelligence
25 38 (15.32%) RESTful
26 37 (14.92%) Performance Testing
26 37 (14.92%) Jenkins
27 35 (14.11%) Asset Management

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 16 (6.45%) Apache
2 10 (4.03%) Confluence
3 5 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.61%) CMS
4 4 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.21%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 67 (27.02%) AWS
2 30 (12.10%) Azure
3 29 (11.69%) OpenShift
4 20 (8.06%) GitHub
5 12 (4.84%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (4.44%) SaaS
7 7 (2.82%) Amazon Kinesis
7 7 (2.82%) BlazeMeter
8 5 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.02%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.21%) GCP
9 3 (1.21%) Logz.io
9 3 (1.21%) Serverless
9 3 (1.21%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.40%) PaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.21%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.81%) Firewall
2 2 (0.81%) HTTP
2 2 (0.81%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.45%) MarkLogic
2 15 (6.05%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.44%) MySQL
4 6 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.61%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.21%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.81%) Big Data
8 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 115 (46.37%) Selenium
2 83 (33.47%) Cucumber
3 46 (18.55%) JUnit
4 45 (18.15%) JIRA
5 37 (14.92%) Jenkins
6 34 (13.71%) WebDriver
7 32 (12.90%) Maven
8 29 (11.69%) JMeter
9 28 (11.29%) Git (software)
9 28 (11.29%) Postman
10 27 (10.89%) Gradle
11 23 (9.27%) Mocha
12 21 (8.47%) REST Assured
13 20 (8.06%) LoadRunner
14 18 (7.26%) SpecFlow
15 17 (6.85%) TestNG
16 16 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (6.05%) SoapUI
18 13 (5.24%) Cypress.io
19 8 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 95 (38.31%) Finance
2 20 (8.06%) Banking
3 6 (2.42%) Financial Institution
3 6 (2.42%) Retail
3 6 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.61%) Front Office
5 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Games
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (23.79%) Web Services
2 39 (15.73%) Gherkin
3 38 (15.32%) RESTful
4 32 (12.90%) REST
5 27 (10.89%) XML
6 26 (10.48%) .NET
7 25 (10.08%) Jest
7 25 (10.08%) Spring
8 17 (6.85%) Spring Boot
9 16 (6.45%) Apache POI
9 16 (6.45%) Spring Cloud
9 16 (6.45%) Spring Security
10 13 (5.24%) JSON
11 11 (4.44%) Node.js
12 10 (4.03%) .NET Framework
12 10 (4.03%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.63%) SOAP
14 8 (3.23%) .NET Core
15 7 (2.82%) React Native
15 7 (2.82%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.45%) Data Structures
3 9 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.42%) Derivative
6 5 (2.02%) Apple TV
6 5 (2.02%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.02%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.21%) PlayStation
8 3 (1.21%) Robotics
8 3 (1.21%) User Experience
8 3 (1.21%) Xbox
9 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.40%) Digital Currency
10 1 (0.40%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.40%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.06%) Unix
2 15 (6.05%) Linux
3 11 (4.44%) Windows
4 9 (3.63%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.82%) Android
6 3 (1.21%) Android TV
7 2 (0.81%) CentOS
7 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (79.84%) Test Automation
2 177 (71.37%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (31.05%) SDET
4 66 (26.61%) DevOps
5 64 (25.81%) BDD
6 62 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 56 (22.58%) Fintech
8 54 (21.77%) API Testing
9 43 (17.34%) Test Scripting
10 39 (15.73%) Scrum
11 38 (15.32%) Artificial Intelligence
12 37 (14.92%) Performance Testing
13 35 (14.11%) Asset Management
14 32 (12.90%) QA Automation
15 31 (12.50%) Machine Learning
16 30 (12.10%) TDD
17 28 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (11.29%) Test Strategy
18 27 (10.89%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 25 (10.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 146 (58.87%) Java
2 85 (34.27%) Python
3 73 (29.44%) JavaScript
4 61 (24.60%) C#
5 33 (13.31%) Ruby
6 23 (9.27%) SQL
7 15 (6.05%) PowerShell
8 14 (5.65%) C
9 8 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.42%) C++
10 6 (2.42%) Kotlin
10 6 (2.42%) Rust
11 5 (2.02%) VB
11 5 (2.02%) VBScript
12 3 (1.21%) Groovy
12 3 (1.21%) Lua
12 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.21%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.81%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.81%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 31 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.29%) Degree
2 28 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (4.84%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.21%) ISEB
6 3 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.81%) CCNA
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.81%) CISSP
7 2 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.81%) GIAC
7 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.81%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (0.81%) MCSE
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.81%) SANS
7 2 (0.81%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (32.66%) QA
System Software
1 48 (19.35%) Docker
2 5 (2.02%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (16.53%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.81%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.40%) Grafana
Vendors
1 32 (12.90%) Oracle
2 16 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.63%) HP
4 7 (2.82%) FIS
4 7 (2.82%) WorldPay
5 5 (2.02%) Apple
5 5 (2.02%) Citrix
5 5 (2.02%) VMware
6 4 (1.61%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.21%) Charles River
7 3 (1.21%) Google
7 3 (1.21%) OutSystems
7 3 (1.21%) Roku
7 3 (1.21%) Samsung
8 2 (0.81%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.40%) Netsparker
9 1 (0.40%) Xamarin