Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 20 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 152 166
Rank change year-on-year +47 +14 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 68 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.26% 0.83% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 0.85% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 65 21 15
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £27,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +72.73% -5.17% -1.69%
10th Percentile £37,500 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £44,000 £40,700
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +1.30%

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 2901 2810 3210
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 97.06% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2420 2290 2635
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +40 57 £47,500 +72.73% 1
Abingdon +9 3 - -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 67 (98.53%) Test Automation
2 49 (72.06%) QA
3 46 (67.65%) Selenium
4 41 (60.29%) Python
5 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (44.12%) Jenkins
7 24 (35.29%) Software Engineering
7 24 (35.29%) JIRA
7 24 (35.29%) Java
7 24 (35.29%) Scrum
8 23 (33.82%) C++
8 23 (33.82%) Manual Testing
9 21 (30.88%) Git (software)
10 20 (29.41%) Test Scripting
11 19 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (27.94%) Cucumber
12 18 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (26.47%) JUnit
13 16 (23.53%) Software Testing
13 16 (23.53%) Google
13 16 (23.53%) Process Improvement
13 16 (23.53%) SoapUI
13 16 (23.53%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (22.06%) Regression Testing
15 14 (20.59%) SQL
16 13 (19.12%) Degree
17 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
17 11 (16.18%) User Stories
17 11 (16.18%) Non-Functional 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 6 (8.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (23.53%) Google Cloud Platform
2 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (67.65%) Selenium
2 30 (44.12%) Jenkins
3 24 (35.29%) JIRA
4 21 (30.88%) Git (software)
5 19 (27.94%) Cucumber
6 18 (26.47%) JUnit
7 16 (23.53%) SoapUI
8 9 (13.24%) Eclipse
8 9 (13.24%) PyCharm
9 8 (11.76%) JMeter
10 6 (8.82%) Maven
10 6 (8.82%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
12 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
13 1 (1.47%) JBehave
13 1 (1.47%) TestLink
13 1 (1.47%) TestRail
General
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
1 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Web Services
2 6 (8.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.88%) Life Science
3 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Linux
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (98.53%) Test Automation
2 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (35.29%) Scrum
3 24 (35.29%) Software Engineering
4 23 (33.82%) Manual Testing
5 20 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 18 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (23.53%) Process Improvement
7 16 (23.53%) Software Testing
8 15 (22.06%) Regression Testing
9 11 (16.18%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (16.18%) SDET
9 11 (16.18%) User Stories
10 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (13.24%) Post-Production
11 8 (11.76%) Mathematics
12 7 (10.29%) Kanban
13 6 (8.82%) Analytics
13 6 (8.82%) Load Testing
13 6 (8.82%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (60.29%) Python
2 24 (35.29%) Java
3 23 (33.82%) C++
4 14 (20.59%) SQL
5 10 (14.71%) Ruby
6 8 (11.76%) C
6 8 (11.76%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.47%) Perl
9 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (19.12%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (72.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Firmware
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Mesos
1 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (23.53%) Google
2 6 (8.82%) Talend
3 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.47%) Sophos