Period
to 4 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

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
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 254 228 229
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 194 113 366
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 0.99% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.03% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 174 94 314
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,875 £37,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +2.41%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £62,125 £66,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.29% +1.67%

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 15,453 10,954 25,324
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 95.72% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11,292 9,030 20,991
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

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 4 August 2021. 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 -12 94 £50,000 -1.48% 10
Berkshire +11 73 £50,000 +25.79% 2
Hampshire -41 56 £45,000 +28.57% 24
Surrey -37 18 £55,000 -15.38% 9
Buckinghamshire -25 14 £55,000 -8.33% 2
West Sussex -5 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Sussex -22 13 £40,875 -30.13% 4
Oxfordshire -24 7 £40,000 -22.33% 6
Kent -29 2 - - 3
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2021, 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 South East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 168 (86.60%) Test Automation
2 122 (62.89%) QA
3 102 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (47.42%) C#
5 80 (41.24%) Selenium
6 78 (40.21%) Software Testing
7 76 (39.18%) BDD
8 65 (33.51%) DevOps
9 60 (30.93%) TDD
10 53 (27.32%) Manual Testing
11 52 (26.80%) Social Skills
12 51 (26.29%) Azure
13 50 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (25.26%) JIRA
15 48 (24.74%) Functional Testing
16 47 (24.23%) Non-Functional Testing
17 44 (22.68%) Scrum
18 41 (21.13%) Jenkins
19 40 (20.62%) Microsoft
19 40 (20.62%) SDET
20 39 (20.10%) JavaScript
21 38 (19.59%) Cucumber
22 37 (19.07%) Performance Testing
22 37 (19.07%) API Testing
22 37 (19.07%) SQL
23 35 (18.04%) Cypress.io
24 34 (17.53%) .NET
24 34 (17.53%) Postman
25 30 (15.46%) SQL Server
25 30 (15.46%) Java

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 4 (2.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.52%) Confluence
2 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 51 (26.29%) Azure
2 26 (13.40%) AWS
3 8 (4.12%) BrowserStack
3 8 (4.12%) SaaS
4 7 (3.61%) Sauce Labs
5 5 (2.58%) GitHub
6 4 (2.06%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (2.06%) NuGet
7 2 (1.03%) GCP
8 1 (0.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.52%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (0.52%) Azure Service Fabric
8 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.52%) IaaS
8 1 (0.52%) PaaS
8 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.58%) 2G
1 5 (2.58%) 3G
1 5 (2.58%) 4G
1 5 (2.58%) 5G
2 4 (2.06%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.03%) VoIP
4 1 (0.52%) ATM
4 1 (0.52%) GPRS
4 1 (0.52%) GSM
4 1 (0.52%) HSDPA
4 1 (0.52%) HSUPA
4 1 (0.52%) LTE
4 1 (0.52%) Skype
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) UMTS
4 1 (0.52%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.28%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.64%) MySQL
4 8 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.61%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.09%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.55%) Big Data
7 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.03%) Redis
9 1 (0.52%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 80 (41.24%) Selenium
2 49 (25.26%) JIRA
3 41 (21.13%) Jenkins
4 38 (19.59%) Cucumber
5 35 (18.04%) Cypress.io
6 34 (17.53%) Postman
7 30 (15.46%) Appium
8 27 (13.92%) SpecFlow
9 26 (13.40%) Git (software)
10 20 (10.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (7.73%) WebDriver
12 12 (6.19%) JMeter
12 12 (6.19%) TeamCity
13 10 (5.15%) Protractor
14 9 (4.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (4.12%) TestNG
16 7 (3.61%) NUnit
16 7 (3.61%) Robot Framework
17 6 (3.09%) Artifactory
17 6 (3.09%) JUnit
General
1 52 (26.80%) Social Skills
2 22 (11.34%) Finance
3 21 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.73%) Automotive
5 11 (5.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 6 (3.09%) Electronics
7 5 (2.58%) Banking
7 5 (2.58%) Games
7 5 (2.58%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.55%) Law
8 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.03%) Marketing
9 2 (1.03%) Military
9 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.52%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.52%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.53%) .NET
2 25 (12.89%) Gherkin
3 11 (5.67%) WireMock
4 8 (4.12%) JSON
5 5 (2.58%) XML
6 4 (2.06%) .NET Core
6 4 (2.06%) ARM Templates
6 4 (2.06%) SOAP
7 3 (1.55%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.55%) CSS
7 3 (1.55%) Node.js
7 3 (1.55%) RESTful
7 3 (1.55%) Vue.js
8 2 (1.03%) HTML
8 2 (1.03%) REST
8 2 (1.03%) Swagger
9 1 (0.52%) Chai
9 1 (0.52%) Flask
9 1 (0.52%) Jest
9 1 (0.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.31%) Mobile App
2 14 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.67%) iPhone
4 7 (3.61%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.61%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.52%) PMI
6 1 (0.52%) User Experience
6 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.31%) Linux
2 12 (6.19%) Android
3 8 (4.12%) Unix
4 6 (3.09%) Windows
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (86.60%) Test Automation
2 102 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (40.21%) Software Testing
4 76 (39.18%) BDD
5 65 (33.51%) DevOps
6 60 (30.93%) TDD
7 53 (27.32%) Manual Testing
8 50 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (24.74%) Functional Testing
10 47 (24.23%) Non-Functional Testing
11 44 (22.68%) Scrum
12 40 (20.62%) SDET
13 37 (19.07%) API Testing
13 37 (19.07%) Performance Testing
14 30 (15.46%) Regression Testing
15 26 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (12.37%) ATDD
16 24 (12.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (12.37%) Stress Testing
17 23 (11.86%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 92 (47.42%) C#
2 39 (20.10%) JavaScript
3 37 (19.07%) SQL
4 30 (15.46%) Java
5 23 (11.86%) Python
6 19 (9.79%) C
7 12 (6.19%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.67%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.67%) Scala
9 5 (2.58%) C++
10 4 (2.06%) Ruby
11 3 (1.55%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.03%) Perl
13 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.52%) Groovy
13 1 (0.52%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.52%) PHP
13 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (12.37%) Degree
2 21 (10.82%) ISTQB
3 13 (6.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (5.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (3.61%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.03%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.52%) ISEB
8 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (62.89%) QA
2 7 (3.61%) Accessibility
3 4 (2.06%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (4.64%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (4.12%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.09%) Ansible
2 6 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.09%) Puppet
3 5 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.06%) Terraform
5 2 (1.03%) Grafana
5 2 (1.03%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 40 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.09%) SaltStack
3 4 (2.06%) Mercator
4 3 (1.55%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.03%) Databricks
5 2 (1.03%) HP
5 2 (1.03%) SAP
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle