Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 22 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 104 123
Rank change year-on-year +36 +19 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 56 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.52% 1.02% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 1.04% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 56 13 5
Oxford median annual salary £47,500 £27,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +72.73% -23.61% +26.32%
10th Percentile £37,500 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £43,500 £42,800
Oxfordshire median annual salary £48,750 £27,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year +77.27% -5.17% -1.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Permanent vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 1543 1444 1562
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.86% 97.96% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1352 1266 1258
Oxford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £61,250
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Oxford

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Oxford.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Oxford

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Oxford over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Oxford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (98.21%) Test Automation
2 43 (76.79%) QA
3 40 (71.43%) Selenium
4 36 (64.29%) Python
5 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (51.79%) Jenkins
7 24 (42.86%) Scrum
8 22 (39.29%) Java
9 21 (37.50%) Software Engineering
10 20 (35.71%) Git (software)
11 19 (33.93%) C++
11 19 (33.93%) JIRA
12 18 (32.14%) Manual Testing
13 17 (30.36%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (30.36%) Cucumber
14 16 (28.57%) Process Improvement
14 16 (28.57%) SoapUI
14 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (28.57%) JUnit
14 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
14 16 (28.57%) Google
15 15 (26.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (25.00%) SQL
17 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
18 12 (21.43%) Regression Testing
19 11 (19.64%) User Stories
20 10 (17.86%) SDET
20 10 (17.86%) Ruby
21 8 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 6 (10.71%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.36%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (71.43%) Selenium
2 29 (51.79%) Jenkins
3 20 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 19 (33.93%) JIRA
5 17 (30.36%) Cucumber
6 16 (28.57%) JUnit
6 16 (28.57%) SoapUI
7 8 (14.29%) Eclipse
7 8 (14.29%) PyCharm
8 6 (10.71%) JMeter
8 6 (10.71%) Maven
8 6 (10.71%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.79%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.79%) JBehave
General
1 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Web Services
2 6 (10.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Algorithms
1 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Linux
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (98.21%) Test Automation
2 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.86%) Scrum
4 21 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 18 (32.14%) Manual Testing
6 16 (28.57%) Process Improvement
6 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 15 (26.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
9 12 (21.43%) Regression Testing
10 11 (19.64%) User Stories
11 10 (17.86%) SDET
12 8 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Post-Production
13 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (12.50%) Kanban
14 6 (10.71%) API Testing
14 6 (10.71%) Coaching
14 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
14 6 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) Python
2 22 (39.29%) Java
3 19 (33.93%) C++
4 14 (25.00%) SQL
5 10 (17.86%) Ruby
6 6 (10.71%) C
6 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
7 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (76.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Firmware
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Mesos
1 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Google
2 6 (10.71%) Talend