Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 23 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 62 103
Rank change year-on-year -52 +41 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 61 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.10% 3.98% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 4.09% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13 61 16
Oxford median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +63.64% -3.51%
10th Percentile £28,000 £36,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,000 £43,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -4.44% +50.00% +3.45%

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 1,494 1,491 1,423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 97.39% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,350 1,292 1,258
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £65,000
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 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 Oxford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) QA
3 8 (47.06%) Selenium
3 8 (47.06%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (29.41%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) JUnit
6 4 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) Maven
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
6 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 4 (23.53%) Confluence
6 4 (23.53%) API Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (17.65%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (17.65%) Talend
7 3 (17.65%) SoapUI

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 4 (23.53%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
2 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) JUnit
3 4 (23.53%) Maven
3 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.88%) Gradle
5 1 (5.88%) NUnit
5 1 (5.88%) Travis CI
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) API Testing
6 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) DevOps
8 2 (11.76%) Kanban
8 2 (11.76%) SDET
8 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.76%) C
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) Go
6 1 (5.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (17.65%) Talend