Period
to

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 430 430 397
Rank change year-on-year 0 -33 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 560 183 254
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.58% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 353 157 214
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,962
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £49,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £94,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 64,562 31,400 36,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.80% 91.31% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33,317 24,242 30,145
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%

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 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +67 129 £67,500 +22.73% 17
South London -26 36 £47,500 -24.00% 3
West London -55 15 £45,000 -10.00% 6
East London - 2 £70,000 - 3
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Test Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 503 (89.82%) Test Automation
2 322 (57.50%) Agile
3 302 (53.93%) Selenium
4 250 (44.64%) Software Testing
5 234 (41.79%) QA
5 234 (41.79%) Java
6 189 (33.75%) JavaScript
7 183 (32.68%) Test Strategy
8 182 (32.50%) CI/CD
9 181 (32.32%) C#
10 177 (31.61%) API Testing
11 168 (30.00%) REST
12 163 (29.11%) Jenkins
13 159 (28.39%) SQL
14 157 (28.04%) SDET
15 145 (25.89%) SpecFlow
16 144 (25.71%) DevOps
17 141 (25.18%) Cucumber
17 141 (25.18%) Azure
18 138 (24.64%) Finance
19 134 (23.93%) Postman
20 113 (20.18%) Mentoring
21 111 (19.82%) BDD
21 111 (19.82%) Python
22 109 (19.46%) JIRA
22 109 (19.46%) Social Skills
23 106 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
24 95 (16.96%) Scrum
25 93 (16.61%) Manual Testing
26 92 (16.43%) Git (software)

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 38 (6.79%) Confluence
2 10 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (1.43%) Apache
4 4 (0.71%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.71%) CMS
4 4 (0.71%) WordPress
5 1 (0.18%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.36%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 141 (25.18%) Azure
2 75 (13.39%) AWS
3 53 (9.46%) BrowserStack
4 51 (9.11%) GitHub
5 25 (4.46%) SaaS
6 23 (4.11%) Slack
7 14 (2.50%) Sauce Labs
8 12 (2.14%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.96%) GCP
9 11 (1.96%) IaaS
9 11 (1.96%) PaaS
9 11 (1.96%) Power Platform
10 10 (1.79%) Azure Service Bus
10 10 (1.79%) Azure Service Fabric
10 10 (1.79%) CloudBees
11 3 (0.54%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.18%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.43%) HTTP
2 33 (5.89%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.68%) Internet
4 13 (2.32%) MPLS
5 12 (2.14%) Broadband
6 10 (1.79%) BGP
6 10 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (1.79%) IOS XR
7 9 (1.61%) LAN
7 9 (1.61%) Multicast
7 9 (1.61%) WAN
8 6 (1.07%) IPsec
8 6 (1.07%) IPv4
8 6 (1.07%) IPv6
8 6 (1.07%) PPP
8 6 (1.07%) UPnP
8 6 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.89%) AMQP
9 5 (0.89%) MQTT
9 5 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.96%) MongoDB
2 32 (5.71%) Big Data
3 30 (5.36%) Hadoop
4 16 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 11 (1.96%) Power BI
5 11 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.43%) Data Lake
8 6 (1.07%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.07%) SQL Server
9 5 (0.89%) Tableau
10 3 (0.54%) MySQL
11 2 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 302 (53.93%) Selenium
2 163 (29.11%) Jenkins
3 145 (25.89%) SpecFlow
4 141 (25.18%) Cucumber
5 134 (23.93%) Postman
6 109 (19.46%) JIRA
7 92 (16.43%) Git (software)
8 91 (16.25%) JMeter
9 90 (16.07%) WebDriver
10 84 (15.00%) JUnit
11 56 (10.00%) Appium
12 55 (9.82%) Cypress.io
13 54 (9.64%) TeamCity
14 44 (7.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (5.71%) Serenity BDD
16 31 (5.54%) Gatling
17 29 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
18 27 (4.82%) NUnit
19 26 (4.64%) Maven
19 26 (4.64%) Robot Framework
General
1 138 (24.64%) Finance
2 109 (19.46%) Social Skills
3 59 (10.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 34 (6.07%) Banking
5 33 (5.89%) Tech for Good
6 29 (5.18%) Advertising
6 29 (5.18%) Retail
7 28 (5.00%) Telecoms
8 27 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.86%) Manufacturing
9 16 (2.86%) Public Sector
10 9 (1.61%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.61%) Marketing
11 7 (1.25%) Electronics
11 7 (1.25%) Games
12 6 (1.07%) Law
13 5 (0.89%) Aviation
14 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.54%) Front Office
16 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (30.00%) REST
2 64 (11.43%) JSON
3 55 (9.82%) Web Services
4 45 (8.04%) SOAP
5 44 (7.86%) .NET
6 39 (6.96%) RESTful
7 37 (6.61%) AngularJS
8 36 (6.43%) Gherkin
8 36 (6.43%) XML
9 34 (6.07%) Apache Thrift
10 32 (5.71%) Kafka
11 30 (5.36%) WebSockets
12 25 (4.46%) WebdriverIO
13 23 (4.11%) Node.js
14 16 (2.86%) HTML
14 16 (2.86%) WireMock
15 15 (2.68%) React
16 14 (2.50%) CSS
16 14 (2.50%) Nightwatchjs
17 13 (2.32%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.14%) Social Media
2 38 (6.79%) Social Network
3 29 (5.18%) User Experience
4 28 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 25 (4.46%) Algorithms
6 17 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.32%) Digital Media
8 12 (2.14%) Over-the-Top Content
9 11 (1.96%) Marketing Technology
10 10 (1.79%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.61%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.43%) Robotics
13 7 (1.25%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.07%) Blockchain
14 6 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
15 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.32%) Linux
2 31 (5.54%) Android
3 21 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.50%) Windows
5 9 (1.61%) Unix
6 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (89.82%) Test Automation
2 322 (57.50%) Agile
3 250 (44.64%) Software Testing
4 183 (32.68%) Test Strategy
5 182 (32.50%) CI/CD
6 177 (31.61%) API Testing
7 157 (28.04%) SDET
8 144 (25.71%) DevOps
9 113 (20.18%) Mentoring
10 111 (19.82%) BDD
11 106 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
12 95 (16.96%) Scrum
13 93 (16.61%) Manual Testing
14 72 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
15 67 (11.96%) Performance Testing
16 61 (10.89%) Test Planning
17 57 (10.18%) Continuous Improvement
18 54 (9.64%) Acceptance Criteria
18 54 (9.64%) TDD
19 53 (9.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 234 (41.79%) Java
2 189 (33.75%) JavaScript
3 181 (32.32%) C#
4 159 (28.39%) SQL
5 111 (19.82%) Python
6 49 (8.75%) TypeScript
7 23 (4.11%) Ruby
8 13 (2.32%) C++
8 13 (2.32%) Kotlin
9 8 (1.43%) PHP
10 7 (1.25%) Bash
10 7 (1.25%) Groovy
10 7 (1.25%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.54%) Perl
12 2 (0.36%) C
13 1 (0.18%) Go
13 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (6.07%) ISTQB
2 27 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.39%) ISEB
4 16 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (2.68%) Degree
6 12 (2.14%) CCIE
6 12 (2.14%) CCNP
6 12 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.61%) CCIE Data Center
7 9 (1.61%) CCIE Service Provider
8 8 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (1.25%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.54%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (41.79%) QA
2 26 (4.64%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.71%) GDPR
3 4 (0.71%) IEC 62304
3 4 (0.71%) ISO 13485
4 3 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 33 (5.89%) Docker
2 5 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 60 (10.71%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.54%) Ansible
3 3 (0.54%) Terraform
4 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (3.21%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.04%) LexisNexis
3 13 (2.32%) Cisco
3 13 (2.32%) F5
3 13 (2.32%) Palo Alto
4 8 (1.43%) SAP
5 5 (0.89%) Databricks
5 5 (0.89%) Splunk
6 3 (0.54%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.54%) CA
6 3 (0.54%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.54%) Dynatrace
6 3 (0.54%) Google
6 3 (0.54%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.36%) HP
7 2 (0.36%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.36%) New Relic
7 2 (0.36%) T-Plan
8 1 (0.18%) Apple
8 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com