Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 110 151
Rank change year-on-year -28 +41 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 38 58 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.35% 2.11% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 2.18% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 31 58 26
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +39.13% +0.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £34,250 £22,625
90th Percentile £63,500 £63,000 £43,875
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

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 2,751 2,655 2,989
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.76% 96.72% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,403 2,233 2,423
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,225
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -51 19 £46,500 +16.25% 8
Abingdon - 6 £45,000 - 1
Witney - 3 £45,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 35 (92.11%) Test Automation
2 25 (65.79%) Selenium
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (52.63%) QA
4 15 (39.47%) JIRA
5 14 (36.84%) SQL
5 14 (36.84%) Confluence
6 13 (34.21%) Scrum
7 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
8 11 (28.95%) BDD
8 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
8 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (28.95%) C#
8 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
9 10 (26.32%) Regression Testing
9 10 (26.32%) Java
9 10 (26.32%) Python
10 9 (23.68%) API Testing
10 9 (23.68%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (21.05%) SDET
11 8 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (21.05%) SDLC
11 8 (21.05%) Gherkin
11 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
11 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
11 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
12 7 (18.42%) Degree
13 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
13 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy

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 14 (36.84%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (65.79%) Selenium
2 15 (39.47%) JIRA
3 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
4 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
5 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.79%) JMeter
5 6 (15.79%) SpecFlow
6 4 (10.53%) JUnit
6 4 (10.53%) Maven
7 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
7 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.63%) Gradle
8 1 (2.63%) NUnit
8 1 (2.63%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) SOAP
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Life Science
3 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) Test Automation
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (34.21%) Scrum
4 11 (28.95%) BDD
4 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (26.32%) Regression Testing
6 9 (23.68%) API Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 8 (21.05%) SDET
7 8 (21.05%) SDLC
7 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
9 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) C#
3 10 (26.32%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) Python
4 6 (15.79%) C++
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.89%) C
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby
6 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.26%) Go
8 1 (2.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 6 (15.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (52.63%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (7.89%) Talend
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft