Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 469 457
Rank change year-on-year -21 -12 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 370 432 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.57% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 304 403 489
London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +7.14%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 71292 72640 85005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.99% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56125 62795 72151
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,175 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +4 63 £52,500 -2.33% 17
West London +6 28 £45,000 +12.50% 5
South London -12 4 £47,500 +18.75% 1
East London -19 3 £32,500 -23.53%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 315 (85.14%) Test Automation
2 254 (68.65%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (56.22%) Selenium
4 200 (54.05%) Java
5 134 (36.22%) Cucumber
6 126 (34.05%) QA
7 109 (29.46%) BDD
8 95 (25.68%) Python
9 91 (24.59%) Scrum
10 85 (22.97%) Jenkins
11 80 (21.62%) TDD
11 80 (21.62%) Degree
12 79 (21.35%) Test Scripting
12 79 (21.35%) C#
13 78 (21.08%) SQL
14 77 (20.81%) WebDriver
15 74 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (18.65%) Linux
17 67 (18.11%) JavaScript
18 59 (15.95%) API Testing
19 58 (15.68%) SDET
20 57 (15.41%) Software Engineering
20 57 (15.41%) JIRA
21 56 (15.14%) JUnit
22 53 (14.32%) REST
23 52 (14.05%) .NET
23 52 (14.05%) Finance
24 50 (13.51%) Ruby
25 49 (13.24%) Performance Testing
26 45 (12.16%) SDLC

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 11 (2.97%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.35%) Confluence
3 4 (1.08%) CMS
4 2 (0.54%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.62%) BrowserStack
3 6 (1.62%) GitHub
4 3 (0.81%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (0.81%) Slack
5 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.27%) Office 365
6 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 17 (4.59%) Internet
3 8 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (1.89%) DHCP
4 7 (1.89%) DNS
4 7 (1.89%) ICMP
4 7 (1.89%) LTE
5 6 (1.62%) 3G
6 4 (1.08%) DVB
6 4 (1.08%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.81%) HTTP
7 3 (0.81%) SNMP
8 1 (0.27%) GPRS
8 1 (0.27%) GSM
8 1 (0.27%) snoop
8 1 (0.27%) UMTS
8 1 (0.27%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (3.24%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.70%) Big Data
3 10 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.16%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.81%) MySQL
7 2 (0.54%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.27%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 208 (56.22%) Selenium
2 134 (36.22%) Cucumber
3 85 (22.97%) Jenkins
4 77 (20.81%) WebDriver
5 57 (15.41%) JIRA
6 56 (15.14%) JUnit
7 36 (9.73%) Git (software)
7 36 (9.73%) JMeter
8 35 (9.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 28 (7.57%) Appium
10 27 (7.30%) SoapUI
11 23 (6.22%) Protractor
12 22 (5.95%) Jasmine
13 19 (5.14%) TestNG
14 18 (4.86%) Gatling
14 18 (4.86%) SpecFlow
15 16 (4.32%) JBehave
15 16 (4.32%) LoadRunner
16 15 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (3.78%) Mockito
General
1 52 (14.05%) Finance
2 28 (7.57%) Retail
3 25 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.78%) Marketing
5 13 (3.51%) Electronics
6 11 (2.97%) Banking
7 8 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.08%) Advertising
10 3 (0.81%) Front Office
10 3 (0.81%) Legal
10 3 (0.81%) Polish Language
10 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Law
11 2 (0.54%) Publishing
12 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (14.32%) REST
2 52 (14.05%) .NET
3 33 (8.92%) HTML
4 31 (8.38%) Web Services
5 26 (7.03%) Gherkin
6 23 (6.22%) XML
7 22 (5.95%) RESTful
8 19 (5.14%) CSS
9 17 (4.59%) JSON
10 16 (4.32%) SOAP
11 10 (2.70%) WireMock
12 9 (2.43%) PowerMock
13 8 (2.16%) AngularJS
13 8 (2.16%) Node.js
13 8 (2.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 6 (1.62%) Apache Flex
15 5 (1.35%) Nightwatchjs
15 5 (1.35%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 4 (1.08%) D-Bus
17 3 (0.81%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.27%) Computer Science
2 21 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.14%) Fintech
4 15 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (2.70%) EPoS
6 10 (2.70%) RIA
6 10 (2.70%) User Experience
7 6 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.35%) Tandem
9 4 (1.08%) BBC
9 4 (1.08%) IPTV
9 4 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.08%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.08%) STB
10 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.81%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 69 (18.65%) Linux
2 39 (10.54%) Windows
3 38 (10.27%) Android
4 27 (7.30%) Apple iOS
5 21 (5.68%) Unix
6 6 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.08%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.54%) CentOS
8 2 (0.54%) Debian
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (85.14%) Test Automation
2 254 (68.65%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (29.46%) BDD
4 91 (24.59%) Scrum
5 80 (21.62%) TDD
6 79 (21.35%) Test Scripting
7 74 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (15.95%) API Testing
9 58 (15.68%) SDET
10 57 (15.41%) Software Engineering
11 49 (13.24%) Performance Testing
12 45 (12.16%) SDLC
13 39 (10.54%) Regression Testing
14 36 (9.73%) E-Commerce
14 36 (9.73%) Manual Testing
14 36 (9.73%) Software Testing
15 35 (9.46%) Open Source
16 34 (9.19%) Functional Testing
17 31 (8.38%) Continuous Delivery
18 30 (8.11%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 200 (54.05%) Java
2 95 (25.68%) Python
3 79 (21.35%) C#
4 78 (21.08%) SQL
5 67 (18.11%) JavaScript
6 50 (13.51%) Ruby
7 28 (7.57%) C++
8 25 (6.76%) C
9 14 (3.78%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.97%) Groovy
11 10 (2.70%) VB.NET
12 9 (2.43%) Perl
12 9 (2.43%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.43%) VBScript
13 8 (2.16%) PHP
14 6 (1.62%) Apple Swift
14 6 (1.62%) Go
14 6 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.35%) Scala
16 4 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 80 (21.62%) Degree
2 35 (9.46%) ISTQB
3 31 (8.38%) Security Cleared
4 22 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (5.68%) ISEB
6 16 (4.32%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.78%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.81%) CCNA
8 3 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (34.05%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) DO-178B
2 3 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.89%) Docker
2 3 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.62%) Puppet
3 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.81%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) Ambari
5 1 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 19 (5.14%) HP
2 16 (4.32%) Oracle
3 11 (2.97%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.43%) SAP
5 5 (1.35%) Google
6 4 (1.08%) Arqiva
6 4 (1.08%) BT
6 4 (1.08%) Cognizant
7 3 (0.81%) CA
7 3 (0.81%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (0.81%) Caplin
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco
7 3 (0.81%) Fidessa
7 3 (0.81%) IBM
7 3 (0.81%) Micro Focus
7 3 (0.81%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.81%) VMware
8 2 (0.54%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.54%) Informatica
8 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com