Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 521 450
Rank change year-on-year +155 -71 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 551 363 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.81% 0.49% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 455 288 438
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -0.99%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,875 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,150 £72,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 64,681 70,485 74,233
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.29% 94.65% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 52,833 55,157 64,334
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -15 64 £56,250 +2.27% 26
West London +42 50 £45,000 - 19
South London +6 11 £50,000 +5.26% 3
East London -4 7 £47,500 +46.15% 4
North London +8 1 £82,500 +150.00%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 438 (79.49%) Test Automation
2 326 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
3 279 (50.64%) Java
4 276 (50.09%) Selenium
5 229 (41.56%) QA
6 194 (35.21%) Cucumber
7 191 (34.66%) JavaScript
8 176 (31.94%) BDD
9 151 (27.40%) WebDriver
10 145 (26.32%) Jenkins
11 135 (24.50%) C#
12 130 (23.59%) Continuous Integration
13 128 (23.23%) Python
14 123 (22.32%) JIRA
15 118 (21.42%) TDD
16 108 (19.60%) Finance
17 105 (19.06%) Test Scripting
18 100 (18.15%) Ruby
18 100 (18.15%) SQL
18 100 (18.15%) SDET
18 100 (18.15%) Git (software)
19 93 (16.88%) Performance Testing
20 88 (15.97%) Software Testing
21 78 (14.16%) Test Strategy
22 77 (13.97%) Linux
23 70 (12.70%) Manual Testing
24 68 (12.34%) JMeter
25 66 (11.98%) Windows
25 66 (11.98%) Appium
26 64 (11.62%) 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 23 (4.17%) Confluence
2 16 (2.90%) IIS
3 8 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.36%) Ethereum
6 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 58 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.36%) Sauce Labs
4 17 (3.09%) BlazeMeter
5 10 (1.81%) GitHub
6 9 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.45%) BrowserStack
8 5 (0.91%) CloudBees
8 5 (0.91%) IaaS
8 5 (0.91%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.91%) PaaS
8 5 (0.91%) SaaS
9 4 (0.73%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.36%) DigitalOcean
11 2 (0.36%) npm
11 2 (0.36%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.91%) HTTP
3 4 (0.73%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.54%) GSM
4 3 (0.54%) LTE
5 2 (0.36%) 4G
5 2 (0.36%) Broadband
5 2 (0.36%) Wireless
6 1 (0.18%) 2G
6 1 (0.18%) 3G
6 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.18%) Firewall
6 1 (0.18%) GPRS
6 1 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.18%) UMTS
6 1 (0.18%) VLAN
6 1 (0.18%) VoIP
6 1 (0.18%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.09%) Big Data
3 10 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.27%) MySQL
5 6 (1.09%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.73%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.73%) GIS
8 3 (0.54%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.54%) HBase
8 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 276 (50.09%) Selenium
2 194 (35.21%) Cucumber
3 151 (27.40%) WebDriver
4 145 (26.32%) Jenkins
5 123 (22.32%) JIRA
6 100 (18.15%) Git (software)
7 68 (12.34%) JMeter
8 66 (11.98%) Appium
9 64 (11.62%) SpecFlow
10 49 (8.89%) TeamCity
11 47 (8.53%) JUnit
12 36 (6.53%) NUnit
13 35 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 33 (5.99%) LoadRunner
15 29 (5.26%) Jasmine
16 28 (5.08%) SoapUI
17 27 (4.90%) Protractor
18 26 (4.72%) TestNG
19 25 (4.54%) JBehave
20 24 (4.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 108 (19.60%) Finance
2 47 (8.53%) Retail
3 38 (6.90%) Banking
4 18 (3.27%) Games
5 13 (2.36%) Marketing
6 11 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.45%) Law
8 7 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.09%) Electronics
10 5 (0.91%) Advertising
10 5 (0.91%) Publishing
11 4 (0.73%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Front Office
12 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (10.89%) .NET
2 59 (10.71%) Web Services
3 48 (8.71%) Gherkin
4 45 (8.17%) REST
4 45 (8.17%) SOAP
5 41 (7.44%) HTML
6 36 (6.53%) CSS
6 36 (6.53%) JSON
7 35 (6.35%) XML
8 28 (5.08%) AngularJS
8 28 (5.08%) Nightwatchjs
9 25 (4.54%) Node.js
9 25 (4.54%) WebdriverIO
10 24 (4.36%) RESTful
11 16 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (2.54%) React
13 11 (2.00%) HTML5
14 10 (1.81%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (1.63%) Swagger
16 7 (1.27%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.17%) Mobile App
2 30 (5.44%) Linux Command Line
3 27 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.90%) Fintech
4 25 (4.54%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.81%) User Experience
6 14 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.73%) Equities
10 4 (0.73%) Social Media
11 3 (0.54%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.54%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.54%) STB
11 3 (0.54%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.36%) Derivative
12 2 (0.36%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 77 (13.97%) Linux
2 66 (11.98%) Windows
3 50 (9.07%) Android
4 40 (7.26%) Apple iOS
5 18 (3.27%) Unix
6 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (79.49%) Test Automation
2 326 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (31.94%) BDD
4 130 (23.59%) Continuous Integration
5 118 (21.42%) TDD
6 105 (19.06%) Test Scripting
7 100 (18.15%) SDET
8 93 (16.88%) Performance Testing
9 88 (15.97%) Software Testing
10 78 (14.16%) Test Strategy
11 70 (12.70%) Manual Testing
12 63 (11.43%) DevOps
12 63 (11.43%) Scrum
13 54 (9.80%) API Testing
14 52 (9.44%) E-Commerce
15 51 (9.26%) Open Source
16 50 (9.07%) Scenario Testing
17 45 (8.17%) Software Engineering
18 43 (7.80%) Exploratory Testing
19 42 (7.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 279 (50.64%) Java
2 191 (34.66%) JavaScript
3 135 (24.50%) C#
4 128 (23.23%) Python
5 100 (18.15%) Ruby
5 100 (18.15%) SQL
6 22 (3.99%) Groovy
7 21 (3.81%) C
8 20 (3.63%) Go
8 20 (3.63%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.90%) Perl
10 14 (2.54%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.36%) PHP
11 13 (2.36%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.81%) Scala
13 8 (1.45%) C++
14 6 (1.09%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.09%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.91%) Java 8
16 3 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (10.53%) Degree
2 22 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.90%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.27%) ISEB
6 6 (1.09%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.36%) CCNA
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.36%) HND
9 1 (0.18%) CISSP
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) GIAC
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.18%) MCSE
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (41.56%) QA
2 6 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.73%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.36%) MiFID
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (6.35%) Docker
2 20 (3.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.54%) HP ALM
2 3 (0.54%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.54%) Oozie
3 2 (0.36%) Nessus
4 1 (0.18%) Kibana
4 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 38 (6.90%) Oracle
2 24 (4.36%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.81%) New Relic
4 11 (2.00%) Google
4 11 (2.00%) Splunk
5 9 (1.63%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 8 (1.45%) HP
7 7 (1.27%) Apiary
7 7 (1.27%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.27%) Micro Focus
7 7 (1.27%) SOASTA, Inc
8 5 (0.91%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.54%) Informatica
11 1 (0.18%) Apple
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco
11 1 (0.18%) PagerDuty
11 1 (0.18%) Remedy
11 1 (0.18%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.18%) Unisys