Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 21 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 90 103
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 36 33 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.64% 2.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 2.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 28 33 1
Oxford median annual salary £46,250 £55,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.91% +100.00% -5.98%
10th Percentile £26,250 £36,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £64,250 £65,000 £28,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -23.81% +90.91% -5.17%

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 1,304 1,474 1,285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 97.29% 98.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,136 1,324 1,093
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £62,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%

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 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Oxford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (97.22%) Test Automation
2 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (55.56%) Java
4 19 (52.78%) QA
5 18 (50.00%) Selenium
6 17 (47.22%) Software Testing
7 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
8 14 (38.89%) Python
8 14 (38.89%) Scrum
9 13 (36.11%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (33.33%) Data Science
10 12 (33.33%) Analytics
10 12 (33.33%) Mathematics
11 11 (30.56%) C#
11 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
11 11 (30.56%) BDD
11 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
12 10 (27.78%) C++
13 9 (25.00%) C
14 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
14 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
14 8 (22.22%) Algorithms
15 7 (19.44%) DevOps
15 7 (19.44%) Coaching
15 7 (19.44%) Kanban
15 7 (19.44%) R
15 7 (19.44%) MATLAB
15 7 (19.44%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (19.44%) PhD
15 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
2 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
3 4 (11.11%) Fiddler
3 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.11%) JIRA
4 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) NUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Gatling
6 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.78%) JMeter
6 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.78%) Mocha
6 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.78%) Protractor
6 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.78%) The Grinder
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (19.44%) Pharmaceutical
1 7 (19.44%) Publishing
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) RESTful
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 5 (13.89%) Life Science
3 4 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (97.22%) Test Automation
2 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (47.22%) Software Testing
4 14 (38.89%) Scrum
5 13 (36.11%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (33.33%) Analytics
6 12 (33.33%) Data Science
6 12 (33.33%) Mathematics
7 11 (30.56%) BDD
8 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Coaching
9 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
9 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
9 7 (19.44%) DevOps
9 7 (19.44%) Kanban
9 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 5 (13.89%) Load Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 14 (38.89%) Python
4 11 (30.56%) C#
5 10 (27.78%) C++
6 9 (25.00%) C
7 7 (19.44%) MATLAB
7 7 (19.44%) R
8 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.78%) Perl
9 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.78%) Ruby
9 1 (2.78%) SQL
9 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 7 (19.44%) PhD
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) GUPTA
1 1 (2.78%) HP