Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 399 495 427
Rank change year-on-year +96 -68 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 516 402 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.74% 0.54% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.57% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 440 331 509
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £73,750
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 66,561 70,118 77,871
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 94.99% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 54,025 55,615 67,678
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 August 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 August 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 0 76 £60,750 +10.45% 26
West London +41 39 £46,250 -7.50% 11
South London +3 15 £50,000 -4.76% 5
East London -1 5 £47,500 +15.15% 6
North London +4 1 £82,500 +68.37% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 426 (82.56%) Test Automation
2 296 (57.36%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (56.78%) Selenium
4 274 (53.10%) Java
5 236 (45.74%) QA
6 188 (36.43%) Cucumber
7 153 (29.65%) WebDriver
8 152 (29.46%) JavaScript
9 149 (28.88%) BDD
10 137 (26.55%) C#
11 127 (24.61%) Jenkins
12 117 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
13 108 (20.93%) Finance
14 99 (19.19%) Python
15 95 (18.41%) JIRA
16 91 (17.64%) TDD
17 88 (17.05%) Test Scripting
18 82 (15.89%) Ruby
19 77 (14.92%) SDET
20 76 (14.73%) Linux
21 71 (13.76%) Git (software)
22 70 (13.57%) Performance Testing
22 70 (13.57%) SQL
23 65 (12.60%) E-Commerce
24 64 (12.40%) DevOps
25 62 (12.02%) Manual Testing
26 61 (11.82%) Scrum
27 60 (11.63%) JMeter
27 60 (11.63%) .NET
28 58 (11.24%) Windows

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 17 (3.29%) Confluence
2 10 (1.94%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.97%) IIS
4 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.78%) Ethereum
5 2 (0.39%) Apache
5 2 (0.39%) CMS
5 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (6.01%) Sauce Labs
3 23 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.91%) BlazeMeter
5 11 (2.13%) GitHub
6 9 (1.74%) SaaS
7 8 (1.55%) BrowserStack
8 5 (0.97%) G Suite
8 5 (0.97%) Office 365
8 5 (0.97%) Slack
9 4 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
10 2 (0.39%) npm
10 2 (0.39%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.36%) HTTP
3 4 (0.78%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.58%) GSM
4 3 (0.58%) LTE
4 3 (0.58%) VoIP
5 2 (0.39%) 3G
5 2 (0.39%) 4G
5 2 (0.39%) SAN
5 2 (0.39%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.39%) VLAN
5 2 (0.39%) Wireless
5 2 (0.39%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.19%) 2G
6 1 (0.19%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.19%) DAB
6 1 (0.19%) Internet
6 1 (0.19%) RTP
6 1 (0.19%) UMTS
6 1 (0.19%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.52%) Big Data
3 11 (2.13%) Blockchain
4 8 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (1.36%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.36%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.39%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.39%) HBase
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 293 (56.78%) Selenium
2 188 (36.43%) Cucumber
3 153 (29.65%) WebDriver
4 127 (24.61%) Jenkins
5 95 (18.41%) JIRA
6 71 (13.76%) Git (software)
7 60 (11.63%) JMeter
8 56 (10.85%) Appium
9 48 (9.30%) SpecFlow
10 44 (8.53%) JUnit
11 37 (7.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 36 (6.98%) TeamCity
13 29 (5.62%) Gatling
13 29 (5.62%) NUnit
14 28 (5.43%) Jasmine
15 27 (5.23%) SoapUI
16 26 (5.04%) Protractor
16 26 (5.04%) TestNG
17 23 (4.46%) Visual Studio
18 22 (4.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 108 (20.93%) Finance
2 55 (10.66%) Retail
3 36 (6.98%) Banking
4 14 (2.71%) Law
5 12 (2.33%) Games
6 10 (1.94%) Marketing
7 8 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.36%) Publishing
8 7 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.97%) Advertising
10 4 (0.78%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (11.63%) .NET
2 58 (11.24%) Web Services
3 48 (9.30%) REST
4 43 (8.33%) SOAP
5 32 (6.20%) HTML
6 31 (6.01%) Gherkin
7 30 (5.81%) Nightwatchjs
8 26 (5.04%) CSS
9 24 (4.65%) RESTful
10 23 (4.46%) AngularJS
11 20 (3.88%) Node.js
12 18 (3.49%) JSON
13 15 (2.91%) XML
14 14 (2.71%) React
15 12 (2.33%) WebdriverIO
16 10 (1.94%) J2EE
17 8 (1.55%) HTML5
17 8 (1.55%) Kafka
18 7 (1.36%) Swagger
19 6 (1.16%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.17%) Mobile App
2 34 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.01%) Computer Science
4 29 (5.62%) Fintech
5 28 (5.43%) Linux Command Line
6 19 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (3.10%) User Experience
8 7 (1.36%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.97%) Derivative
11 3 (0.58%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.39%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.39%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.39%) STB
12 2 (0.39%) Video on Demand
13 1 (0.19%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 76 (14.73%) Linux
2 58 (11.24%) Windows
3 49 (9.50%) Android
4 36 (6.98%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.88%) Unix
6 5 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.19%) Debian
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (82.56%) Test Automation
2 296 (57.36%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (28.88%) BDD
4 117 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (17.64%) TDD
6 88 (17.05%) Test Scripting
7 77 (14.92%) SDET
8 70 (13.57%) Performance Testing
9 65 (12.60%) E-Commerce
10 64 (12.40%) DevOps
11 62 (12.02%) Manual Testing
12 61 (11.82%) Scrum
13 54 (10.47%) Software Engineering
14 53 (10.27%) Software Testing
15 52 (10.08%) Test Strategy
16 49 (9.50%) SDLC
17 48 (9.30%) API Testing
18 45 (8.72%) QA Automation
19 39 (7.56%) Scenario Testing
20 37 (7.17%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 274 (53.10%) Java
2 152 (29.46%) JavaScript
3 137 (26.55%) C#
4 99 (19.19%) Python
5 82 (15.89%) Ruby
6 70 (13.57%) SQL
7 22 (4.26%) C
8 17 (3.29%) Scala
9 16 (3.10%) PHP
10 15 (2.91%) C++
11 14 (2.71%) Perl
12 12 (2.33%) Go
13 8 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.16%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.16%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.16%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.58%) Groovy
15 3 (0.58%) Java 8
16 2 (0.39%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.39%) ES6
Qualifications
1 55 (10.66%) Degree
2 22 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.55%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.36%) ISEB
6 3 (0.58%) CCNA
6 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.19%) CISSP
7 1 (0.19%) GIAC
7 1 (0.19%) HND
7 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.19%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.19%) MCSE
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.19%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.19%) SSCP
7 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (45.74%) QA
2 6 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.39%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) GCP
4 1 (0.19%) MiFID
4 1 (0.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 31 (6.01%) Docker
2 5 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.39%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.39%) Kibana
3 2 (0.39%) Oozie
3 2 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.19%) Nessus
4 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 23 (4.46%) Microsoft
1 23 (4.46%) Oracle
2 17 (3.29%) New Relic
3 13 (2.52%) Google
4 10 (1.94%) Splunk
5 8 (1.55%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 6 (1.16%) AppDynamics
6 6 (1.16%) Micro Focus
6 6 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.16%) SOASTA, Inc
7 5 (0.97%) Apiary
7 5 (0.97%) HP
8 3 (0.58%) LexisNexis
9 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.39%) Capita
9 2 (0.39%) Cisco
9 2 (0.39%) hybris
9 2 (0.39%) Informatica
9 2 (0.39%) Remedy
10 1 (0.19%) TIBCO