Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 319 302
Rank change year-on-year +77 -17 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 357 298 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.16% 0.85% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.88% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 314 285 418
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% -1.30%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29799 33908 41500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.00% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24860 28418 34627
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the South East

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the South East

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the South East

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley +63 133 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Hampshire +26 80 £32,500 +0.78% 6
Oxfordshire +40 67 £50,000 +81.82% 5
Surrey -2 61 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Berkshire +37 55 £43,250 +1.76% 5
West Sussex +14 39 £37,500 -
East Sussex +9 30 £35,500 +18.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Kent +18 7 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Isle of Wight +2 4 £27,000 +1.89% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 303 (84.87%) Test Automation
2 242 (67.79%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (47.90%) Selenium
4 158 (44.26%) QA
5 132 (36.97%) Java
6 119 (33.33%) Scrum
7 111 (31.09%) Python
8 104 (29.13%) C#
9 101 (28.29%) Manual Testing
10 100 (28.01%) Test Scripting
11 95 (26.61%) Software Testing
12 92 (25.77%) Degree
12 92 (25.77%) BDD
13 78 (21.85%) TDD
14 76 (21.29%) Windows
15 75 (21.01%) SQL
16 73 (20.45%) Jenkins
17 72 (20.17%) Regression Testing
18 71 (19.89%) WebDriver
19 59 (16.53%) ISEB
19 59 (16.53%) Cucumber
20 56 (15.69%) Exploratory Testing
20 56 (15.69%) JIRA
21 54 (15.13%) Software Engineering
21 54 (15.13%) Git (software)
22 53 (14.85%) Finance
23 49 (13.73%) ISTQB
24 47 (13.17%) Performance Testing
25 46 (12.89%) Linux
25 46 (12.89%) SDLC

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (3.08%) Confluence
2 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (3.64%) SaaS
5 8 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.40%) Wireless
2 3 (0.84%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.84%) VoIP
3 2 (0.56%) 2G
3 2 (0.56%) 3G
3 2 (0.56%) 4G
3 2 (0.56%) GSM
3 2 (0.56%) LTE
3 2 (0.56%) UMTS
4 1 (0.28%) ATM
4 1 (0.28%) GPRS
4 1 (0.28%) LAN
4 1 (0.28%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.96%) MySQL
3 5 (1.40%) Big Data
4 4 (1.12%) GIS
5 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 171 (47.90%) Selenium
2 73 (20.45%) Jenkins
3 71 (19.89%) WebDriver
4 59 (16.53%) Cucumber
5 56 (15.69%) JIRA
6 54 (15.13%) Git (software)
7 40 (11.20%) SoapUI
8 36 (10.08%) JUnit
9 27 (7.56%) JMeter
9 27 (7.56%) Visual Studio
10 24 (6.72%) Eclipse
11 20 (5.60%) HP UFT
12 17 (4.76%) SpecFlow
13 16 (4.48%) PyCharm
14 13 (3.64%) Capybara
14 13 (3.64%) Maven
15 11 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (2.80%) Gradle
17 8 (2.24%) Appium
18 7 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 53 (14.85%) Finance
2 24 (6.72%) Retail
3 21 (5.88%) Back Office
4 13 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.24%) Aerospace
5 8 (2.24%) Legal
6 7 (1.96%) Electronics
7 6 (1.68%) Publishing
8 5 (1.40%) Games
8 5 (1.40%) Marketing
9 4 (1.12%) Automotive
9 4 (1.12%) Military
10 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.68%) .NET
2 23 (6.44%) REST
3 22 (6.16%) Gherkin
3 22 (6.16%) RESTful
4 21 (5.88%) CSS
4 21 (5.88%) Web Services
5 16 (4.48%) XML
6 13 (3.64%) SOAP
7 12 (3.36%) AngularJS
7 12 (3.36%) React Native
8 11 (3.08%) Ajax
8 11 (3.08%) jQuery
9 10 (2.80%) HTML
10 9 (2.52%) Apache Flex
11 8 (2.24%) DOM
12 6 (1.68%) Behat
12 6 (1.68%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.68%) Spring
12 6 (1.68%) Velocity
12 6 (1.68%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 29 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.12%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.12%) Life Science
5 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.84%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.84%) Digital Currency
6 3 (0.84%) Handset
7 2 (0.56%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (0.56%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.28%) STB
8 1 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (21.29%) Windows
2 46 (12.89%) Linux
3 18 (5.04%) Apple iOS
4 14 (3.92%) Unix
5 8 (2.24%) Android
6 4 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.84%) Solaris
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (84.87%) Test Automation
2 242 (67.79%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (33.33%) Scrum
4 101 (28.29%) Manual Testing
5 100 (28.01%) Test Scripting
6 95 (26.61%) Software Testing
7 92 (25.77%) BDD
8 78 (21.85%) TDD
9 72 (20.17%) Regression Testing
10 56 (15.69%) Exploratory Testing
11 54 (15.13%) Software Engineering
12 47 (13.17%) Performance Testing
13 46 (12.89%) SDLC
14 43 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (11.20%) Non-Functional Testing
16 39 (10.92%) Functional Testing
17 38 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
18 34 (9.52%) User Stories
19 32 (8.96%) SDET
20 25 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (36.97%) Java
2 111 (31.09%) Python
3 104 (29.13%) C#
4 75 (21.01%) SQL
5 39 (10.92%) Ruby
6 38 (10.64%) C++
7 32 (8.96%) T-SQL
8 26 (7.28%) JavaScript
9 22 (6.16%) C
10 20 (5.60%) PHP
11 19 (5.32%) Shell Script
12 14 (3.92%) VBScript
13 11 (3.08%) Perl
14 9 (2.52%) Bash Shell
15 8 (2.24%) Groovy
16 6 (1.68%) VB.NET
17 4 (1.12%) PowerShell
18 3 (0.84%) Scala
19 2 (0.56%) VC++
20 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (25.77%) Degree
2 59 (16.53%) ISEB
3 49 (13.73%) ISTQB
4 23 (6.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (3.64%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.80%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (1.96%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.40%) CCNA
9 5 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.40%) MCSE
9 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.12%) HND
11 2 (0.56%) HP AIS
12 1 (0.28%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (44.26%) QA
System Software
1 14 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.40%) Docker
2 5 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) Mesos
2 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.28%) Puppet
2 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.04%) Google
3 14 (3.92%) VMware
4 13 (3.64%) Oracle
5 11 (3.08%) HP
6 9 (2.52%) SAP
7 6 (1.68%) Concur
7 6 (1.68%) Talend
7 6 (1.68%) TOWER Software
8 5 (1.40%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.84%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.28%) Sophos
10 1 (0.28%) Xamarin