Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 321 515 461
Rank change year-on-year +194 -54 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 621 330 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.50% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 518 281 381
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.66%

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 60,190 66,489 67,017
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 95.14% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 49,231 54,171 57,352
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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
West London +56 65 £47,500 +5.56% 33
Central London +17 65 £60,000 +11.63% 25
East London +29 20 £60,000 +84.62% 6
South London +2 14 £60,000 +61.07% 4
North London - 3 £47,500 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 499 (80.35%) Test Automation
2 376 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
3 299 (48.15%) Selenium
3 299 (48.15%) Java
4 278 (44.77%) QA
5 212 (34.14%) JavaScript
6 187 (30.11%) BDD
7 183 (29.47%) Cucumber
8 176 (28.34%) Python
9 172 (27.70%) C#
10 152 (24.48%) Jenkins
11 133 (21.42%) Continuous Integration
12 129 (20.77%) SQL
13 124 (19.97%) TDD
14 119 (19.16%) JIRA
14 119 (19.16%) WebDriver
15 118 (19.00%) SDET
16 116 (18.68%) Test Scripting
17 112 (18.04%) Git (software)
18 110 (17.71%) API Testing
19 108 (17.39%) Test Strategy
19 108 (17.39%) Finance
20 106 (17.07%) Manual Testing
21 101 (16.26%) Software Testing
22 100 (16.10%) Scrum
23 92 (14.81%) Ruby
24 89 (14.33%) Performance Testing
25 87 (14.01%) DevOps
26 86 (13.85%) .NET
27 83 (13.37%) SpecFlow

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 45 (7.25%) Confluence
2 28 (4.51%) IIS
3 10 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) nginx
7 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 57 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.58%) GitHub
4 13 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.61%) BrowserStack
7 9 (1.45%) Sauce Labs
8 6 (0.97%) BlazeMeter
8 6 (0.97%) SaaS
9 5 (0.81%) CloudBees
9 5 (0.81%) IaaS
9 5 (0.81%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.81%) PaaS
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.64%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.48%) G Suite
11 3 (0.48%) Slack
12 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.58%) HTTP
2 10 (1.61%) Wireshark
3 9 (1.45%) Internet
4 5 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.48%) LTE
5 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.48%) VoLTE
6 2 (0.32%) Firewall
6 2 (0.32%) GPRS
6 2 (0.32%) GSM
6 2 (0.32%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.32%) UMTS
7 1 (0.16%) 2G
7 1 (0.16%) 3G
7 1 (0.16%) Broadband
7 1 (0.16%) DHCP
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.16%) ICMP
7 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.77%) Big Data
3 10 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.64%) Data Lake
5 4 (0.64%) GIS
5 4 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.64%) MySQL
5 4 (0.64%) Redis
6 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.32%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.32%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.16%) HBase
8 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 299 (48.15%) Selenium
2 183 (29.47%) Cucumber
3 152 (24.48%) Jenkins
4 119 (19.16%) JIRA
4 119 (19.16%) WebDriver
5 112 (18.04%) Git (software)
6 83 (13.37%) SpecFlow
7 66 (10.63%) JMeter
8 58 (9.34%) TeamCity
9 49 (7.89%) NUnit
9 49 (7.89%) SoapUI
10 45 (7.25%) JUnit
11 44 (7.09%) Appium
12 36 (5.80%) LoadRunner
13 34 (5.48%) HP UFT
14 27 (4.35%) Zephyr
15 23 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 22 (3.54%) Protractor
17 21 (3.38%) TestNG
18 20 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 108 (17.39%) Finance
2 53 (8.53%) Retail
3 37 (5.96%) Banking
4 27 (4.35%) Law
5 20 (3.22%) Games
6 16 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.42%) Back Office
8 14 (2.25%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.61%) Marketing
10 7 (1.13%) Electronics
11 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.64%) Advertising
12 4 (0.64%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.32%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.32%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Avionics
14 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (13.85%) .NET
2 73 (11.76%) Gherkin
3 67 (10.79%) REST
4 54 (8.70%) Web Services
5 53 (8.53%) XML
6 51 (8.21%) HTML
7 49 (7.89%) JSON
8 43 (6.92%) Node.js
9 41 (6.60%) SOAP
10 40 (6.44%) CSS
11 37 (5.96%) WebdriverIO
12 36 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 36 (5.80%) RESTful
13 31 (4.99%) AngularJS
14 26 (4.19%) Nightwatchjs
15 21 (3.38%) .NET Framework
16 13 (2.09%) Middleware
16 13 (2.09%) Swagger
17 12 (1.93%) HTML5
18 11 (1.77%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.19%) Fintech
2 25 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (3.38%) User Experience
4 18 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
6 16 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.93%) Equities
9 9 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.45%) Online Games
10 8 (1.29%) Online Banking
11 6 (0.97%) Internet of Things
11 6 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.64%) Social Media
13 3 (0.48%) IPTV
13 3 (0.48%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
14 2 (0.32%) Handset
15 1 (0.16%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.92%) Linux
2 65 (10.47%) Windows
3 26 (4.19%) Android
3 26 (4.19%) Apple iOS
4 22 (3.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (80.35%) Test Automation
2 376 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (30.11%) BDD
4 133 (21.42%) Continuous Integration
5 124 (19.97%) TDD
6 118 (19.00%) SDET
7 116 (18.68%) Test Scripting
8 110 (17.71%) API Testing
9 108 (17.39%) Test Strategy
10 106 (17.07%) Manual Testing
11 101 (16.26%) Software Testing
12 100 (16.10%) Scrum
13 89 (14.33%) Performance Testing
14 87 (14.01%) DevOps
15 74 (11.92%) Scenario Testing
16 66 (10.63%) Microservices
17 59 (9.50%) Exploratory Testing
18 55 (8.86%) Open Source
19 52 (8.37%) Continuous Delivery
20 50 (8.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 299 (48.15%) Java
2 212 (34.14%) JavaScript
3 176 (28.34%) Python
4 172 (27.70%) C#
5 129 (20.77%) SQL
6 92 (14.81%) Ruby
7 68 (10.95%) C
8 45 (7.25%) PowerShell
9 41 (6.60%) Go
10 35 (5.64%) Groovy
11 24 (3.86%) PL/SQL
12 23 (3.70%) C++
13 17 (2.74%) Bash Shell
13 17 (2.74%) T-SQL
14 13 (2.09%) PHP
15 10 (1.61%) Perl
16 4 (0.64%) Scala
16 4 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.64%) XPath
17 2 (0.32%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 72 (11.59%) Degree
2 36 (5.80%) ISTQB
3 25 (4.03%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.93%) ISEB
5 12 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) HNC
9 1 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (44.77%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.48%) WCAG
4 1 (0.16%) DO-254
4 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 44 (7.09%) Docker
2 30 (4.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.16%) KVM
4 1 (0.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 41 (6.60%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.90%) HP ALM
3 8 (1.29%) Puppet
4 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.48%) Grafana
5 3 (0.48%) Graphite
5 3 (0.48%) Nessus
6 2 (0.32%) Terraform
7 1 (0.16%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) Consul
7 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.16%) Oozie
7 1 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 42 (6.76%) Oracle
2 33 (5.31%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.19%) HP
4 21 (3.38%) Google
5 16 (2.58%) New Relic
6 14 (2.25%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 9 (1.45%) NVIDIA
8 6 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.97%) Splunk
9 5 (0.81%) Apiary
9 5 (0.81%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.81%) Micro Focus
9 5 (0.81%) SOASTA, Inc
10 4 (0.64%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.48%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.48%) MKS
11 3 (0.48%) SAP
11 3 (0.48%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.32%) Apple
12 2 (0.32%) Cloudera