Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 120 162
Rank change year-on-year +18 +42 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 53 58 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.15% 1.87% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.93% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 45 55 12
Oxfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +73.91% -0.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £36,750 £22,875
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,000 £43,850
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 2,375 3,001 2,738
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.54% 96.74% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,029 2,478 2,215
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Oxford -21 23 £61,000 +16.19% 7
Abingdon +31 18 £35,000 - 3
Witney - 7 £40,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 53 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (45.28%) Java
4 22 (41.51%) Software Testing
5 20 (37.74%) C#
5 20 (37.74%) Selenium
6 19 (35.85%) QA
6 19 (35.85%) Analytics
7 18 (33.96%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (30.19%) Mathematics
8 16 (30.19%) C++
8 16 (30.19%) Data Science
9 15 (28.30%) Manual Testing
10 14 (26.42%) Cucumber
10 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
10 14 (26.42%) Python
10 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
11 13 (24.53%) C
11 13 (24.53%) Scrum
12 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
13 11 (20.75%) WebDriver
13 11 (20.75%) Computer Science
13 11 (20.75%) ISTQB
14 10 (18.87%) Data Analysis
14 10 (18.87%) Life Science
14 10 (18.87%) BDD
15 9 (16.98%) Algorithms
16 8 (15.09%) Non-Functional Testing
16 8 (15.09%) R
16 8 (15.09%) Load Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 3 (5.66%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (37.74%) Selenium
2 14 (26.42%) Cucumber
3 11 (20.75%) WebDriver
4 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.32%) JIRA
5 3 (5.66%) JUnit
5 3 (5.66%) Maven
5 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.77%) JMeter
6 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.77%) NUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.89%) Gatling
7 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.89%) JBehave
7 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.89%) The Grinder
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (15.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (7.55%) Publishing
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.66%) SOAP
3 2 (3.77%) Node.js
4 1 (1.89%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) JSON
4 1 (1.89%) REST
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.89%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Life Science
2 9 (16.98%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Windows
3 3 (5.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (41.51%) Software Testing
4 19 (35.85%) Analytics
5 18 (33.96%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (30.19%) Data Science
6 16 (30.19%) Mathematics
7 15 (28.30%) Manual Testing
8 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
9 13 (24.53%) Scrum
10 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
11 11 (20.75%) Computer Science
12 10 (18.87%) BDD
12 10 (18.87%) Data Analysis
13 8 (15.09%) Load Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Security Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
14 6 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
14 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) Java
2 20 (37.74%) C#
3 16 (30.19%) C++
4 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 14 (26.42%) Python
5 13 (24.53%) C
6 8 (15.09%) MATLAB
6 8 (15.09%) R
7 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.66%) SQL
9 1 (1.89%) Groovy
9 1 (1.89%) Perl
9 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) ISTQB
2 8 (15.09%) PhD
3 5 (9.43%) Degree
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (5.66%) Talend
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) GUPTA