Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,274 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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

Test Engineer
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 272 327
Rank change year-on-year -57 +55 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1,167 1,894 1,764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.25% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.31% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 928 1,503 1,556
UK median annual salary £45,274 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.64% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 117,356 145,020 169,985
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.94% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 94,002 116,149 139,772
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the UK

Test Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the UK

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the UK

Test Engineer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 27 February 2020. 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
England -53 1,033 £47,500 - 239
UK excluding London -22 825 £45,000 +5.88% 226
London -85 318 £60,000 +14.29% 40
South East -18 255 £47,500 +11.76% 52
North of England +23 187 £42,500 -5.56% 63
Yorkshire +33 109 £45,000 - 30
South West -47 96 £42,500 -5.56% 32
East of England -14 89 £48,750 +8.33% 25
Midlands -1 78 £45,000 +15.05% 28
Scotland -12 73 £40,000 -2.44% 19
West Midlands +41 56 £43,750 +16.67% 20
North West -3 49 £44,548 -1.00% 25
Wales +12 39 £45,000 +23.29% 7
North East +28 29 £35,544 -3.71% 8
East Midlands -21 22 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Northern Ireland +17 6 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £65,000 -

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 922 (79.01%) Test Automation
2 689 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
3 531 (45.50%) Selenium
4 414 (35.48%) Java
5 354 (30.33%) QA
6 324 (27.76%) C#
7 274 (23.48%) Cucumber
8 254 (21.77%) Python
9 237 (20.31%) JavaScript
10 227 (19.45%) Scrum
11 225 (19.28%) BDD
12 222 (19.02%) Test Scripting
13 218 (18.68%) Software Testing
14 212 (18.17%) SQL
15 211 (18.08%) JIRA
16 201 (17.22%) Jenkins
17 194 (16.62%) DevOps
18 176 (15.08%) TDD
19 172 (14.74%) API Testing
20 160 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
21 156 (13.37%) Finance
22 155 (13.28%) WebDriver
23 152 (13.02%) SDET
24 147 (12.60%) Postman
24 147 (12.60%) Git (software)
25 145 (12.43%) Software Engineering
26 143 (12.25%) ISTQB
27 142 (12.17%) Performance Testing
28 132 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
29 131 (11.23%) Manual Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 60 (5.14%) Confluence
2 21 (1.80%) Apache
3 13 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (0.77%) CMS
5 8 (0.69%) IIS
5 8 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.26%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.17%) CICS
9 2 (0.17%) JBoss
9 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.086%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.086%) SAS
10 1 (0.086%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (1.03%) Chatbot
2 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.086%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 130 (11.14%) Azure
2 102 (8.74%) AWS
3 31 (2.66%) SaaS
4 30 (2.57%) BrowserStack
5 25 (2.14%) BlazeMeter
5 25 (2.14%) GitHub
6 17 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.37%) Serverless
8 14 (1.20%) GCP
9 10 (0.86%) CloudBees
9 10 (0.86%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.86%) Sauce Labs
10 9 (0.77%) Slack
11 8 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.60%) Datadog
12 7 (0.60%) Sumo Logic
13 6 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.66%) Internet
2 30 (2.57%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.31%) Wireless
4 26 (2.23%) Wireshark
5 17 (1.46%) LTE
6 14 (1.20%) DNS
7 11 (0.94%) IPv4
7 11 (0.94%) SNMP
8 10 (0.86%) MPLS
9 8 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.60%) Firewall
10 7 (0.60%) HTTP
11 6 (0.51%) 4G
11 6 (0.51%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.51%) Skype
12 5 (0.43%) 5G
13 4 (0.34%) IPsec
13 4 (0.34%) Multicast
13 4 (0.34%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.34%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.83%) NoSQL
3 29 (2.49%) MySQL
4 26 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.37%) MarkLogic
7 9 (0.77%) Big Data
7 9 (0.77%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
8 7 (0.60%) Redis
9 5 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.26%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.26%) DB2
12 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 531 (45.50%) Selenium
2 274 (23.48%) Cucumber
3 211 (18.08%) JIRA
4 201 (17.22%) Jenkins
5 155 (13.28%) WebDriver
6 147 (12.60%) Git (software)
6 147 (12.60%) Postman
7 129 (11.05%) JMeter
8 111 (9.51%) SpecFlow
9 84 (7.20%) Maven
10 83 (7.11%) SoapUI
11 64 (5.48%) Appium
12 58 (4.97%) REST Assured
13 55 (4.71%) JUnit
14 47 (4.03%) LoadRunner
15 42 (3.60%) TestRail
15 42 (3.60%) Visual Studio
16 38 (3.26%) Gradle
16 38 (3.26%) NUnit
17 35 (3.00%) Cypress.io
General
1 156 (13.37%) Finance
2 50 (4.28%) Banking
3 47 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 40 (3.43%) Public Sector
5 34 (2.91%) Electronics
6 30 (2.57%) Retail
7 19 (1.63%) Games
7 19 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.63%) Marketing
8 10 (0.86%) Aerospace
8 10 (0.86%) Avionics
8 10 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.77%) Automotive
9 9 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.60%) Back Office
10 7 (0.60%) Publishing
11 6 (0.51%) Advertising
11 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.51%) Legal
11 6 (0.51%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.34%) .NET
2 99 (8.48%) Gherkin
3 89 (7.63%) Web Services
4 85 (7.28%) REST
5 70 (6.00%) RESTful
6 58 (4.97%) XML
7 51 (4.37%) HTML
8 49 (4.20%) CSS
9 42 (3.60%) JSON
10 34 (2.91%) Node.js
11 30 (2.57%) AngularJS
12 29 (2.49%) Spring
13 25 (2.14%) SOAP
14 18 (1.54%) React
15 17 (1.46%) Spring Boot
16 16 (1.37%) Apache POI
16 16 (1.37%) ASP.NET
16 16 (1.37%) Spring Cloud
16 16 (1.37%) Spring Security
17 12 (1.03%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.83%) Mobile App
3 54 (4.63%) User Experience
4 27 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
6 23 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 22 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 22 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.20%) CCTV
9 14 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.11%) Derivative
11 12 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (1.03%) Robotics
12 9 (0.77%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.77%) PlayStation
13 8 (0.69%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.69%) LIMS
13 8 (0.69%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 99 (8.48%) Windows
2 96 (8.23%) Linux
3 75 (6.43%) Apple iOS
4 74 (6.34%) Android
5 60 (5.14%) Unix
6 14 (1.20%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.26%) Android TV
8 3 (0.26%) CentOS
8 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.26%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
10 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 922 (79.01%) Test Automation
2 689 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (19.45%) Scrum
4 225 (19.28%) BDD
5 222 (19.02%) Test Scripting
6 218 (18.68%) Software Testing
7 194 (16.62%) DevOps
8 176 (15.08%) TDD
9 172 (14.74%) API Testing
10 160 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
11 152 (13.02%) SDET
12 145 (12.43%) Software Engineering
13 142 (12.17%) Performance Testing
14 132 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
15 131 (11.23%) Manual Testing
16 122 (10.45%) Non-Functional Testing
17 117 (10.03%) Test Strategy
18 106 (9.08%) Functional Testing
18 106 (9.08%) SDLC
19 100 (8.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 414 (35.48%) Java
2 324 (27.76%) C#
3 254 (21.77%) Python
4 237 (20.31%) JavaScript
5 212 (18.17%) SQL
6 70 (6.00%) Ruby
7 65 (5.57%) C++
8 57 (4.88%) C
9 40 (3.43%) PowerShell
10 28 (2.40%) Bash Shell
11 25 (2.14%) PHP
12 22 (1.89%) Perl
13 18 (1.54%) MATLAB
14 17 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.29%) Kotlin
16 14 (1.20%) Groovy
17 12 (1.03%) Scala
18 11 (0.94%) TypeScript
19 10 (0.86%) Apple Swift
19 10 (0.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 143 (12.25%) ISTQB
2 124 (10.63%) Degree
3 120 (10.28%) Security Cleared
4 95 (8.14%) SC Cleared
5 70 (6.00%) ISEB
6 43 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 39 (3.34%) DV Cleared
8 26 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (1.11%) HND
11 9 (0.77%) PhD
12 7 (0.60%) CCNA
12 7 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.51%) CISSP
13 6 (0.51%) GIAC
13 6 (0.51%) Linux+ Certification
13 6 (0.51%) MCSE
13 6 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (0.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (30.33%) QA
2 5 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (0.34%) JTAG
4 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.086%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.086%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.086%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.086%) SLA
5 1 (0.086%) WCAG
System Software
1 111 (9.51%) Docker
2 24 (2.06%) Firmware
3 21 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.20%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.34%) XenApp
7 2 (0.17%) IAG
8 1 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.086%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (3.77%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.46%) HP ALM
5 14 (1.20%) Puppet
6 9 (0.77%) Netcool
6 9 (0.77%) TeMIP
7 6 (0.51%) Ansible
7 6 (0.51%) Rancher
7 6 (0.51%) SCCM
8 5 (0.43%) SCOM
9 4 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
9 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.34%) WSUS
10 2 (0.17%) Grafana
11 1 (0.086%) Control-M
11 1 (0.086%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.086%) Terraform
Vendors
1 109 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 47 (4.03%) Oracle
3 26 (2.23%) HP
4 25 (2.14%) WorldPay
5 21 (1.80%) Citrix
5 21 (1.80%) VMware
6 17 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.37%) Google
8 13 (1.11%) SAP
9 11 (0.94%) New Relic
9 11 (0.94%) Remedy
9 11 (0.94%) Xamarin
10 10 (0.86%) OpenText
11 9 (0.77%) SolarWinds
12 8 (0.69%) Apple
12 8 (0.69%) FIS
13 7 (0.60%) IBM
13 7 (0.60%) Sage
14 6 (0.51%) Genesys
14 6 (0.51%) Red Hat