Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 18 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 68 110
Rank change year-on-year -48 +42 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 52 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.14% 3.48% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 3.57% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 18 52 16
Oxford median annual salary £46,500 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.25% +45.45% -3.51%
10th Percentile £28,000 £36,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,000 £43,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +33.33% +5.26%

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 1,633 1,455 1,388
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 97.32% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,512 1,246 1,244
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Oxford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (68.42%) Selenium
4 12 (63.16%) Scrum
5 10 (52.63%) Java
5 10 (52.63%) SQL
5 10 (52.63%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (47.37%) JIRA
6 9 (47.37%) QA
6 9 (47.37%) Confluence
6 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
7 7 (36.84%) API Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
8 6 (31.58%) DevOps
8 6 (31.58%) Kanban
8 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (26.32%) BDD
10 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
10 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
10 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
10 4 (21.05%) JUnit
10 4 (21.05%) Maven
10 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
10 4 (21.05%) Coaching
11 3 (15.79%) Talend
11 3 (15.79%) SDET
11 3 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
11 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 3 (15.79%) ISEB

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 9 (47.37%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
2 9 (47.37%) JIRA
3 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
4 4 (21.05%) JUnit
4 4 (21.05%) Maven
4 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
5 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.26%) Gradle
6 1 (5.26%) Travis CI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.53%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) Scrum
4 10 (52.63%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (36.84%) API Testing
6 6 (31.58%) DevOps
6 6 (31.58%) Kanban
6 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
7 5 (26.32%) BDD
8 4 (21.05%) Coaching
8 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
9 3 (15.79%) SDET
9 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Go
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (15.79%) Talend