Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 333 341 376
Rank change year-on-year +8 +35 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1,605 1,631 1,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.92% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.96% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,398 1,443 1,584
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the UK

Test Engineer
Top 16 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 19 January 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
England +2 1,457 £42,500 - 349
UK excluding London +20 1,254 £40,000 - 303
South East +52 375 £40,000 +6.67% 77
London -40 335 £50,750 +1.50% 78
North of England -55 234 £42,500 - 61
East of England +21 225 £45,000 +5.88% 63
Midlands +62 162 £40,000 +14.29% 36
South West -42 131 £40,000 +6.67% 34
Yorkshire -34 119 £42,500 - 31
Scotland -2 100 £35,000 -12.50% 24
North West -14 98 £45,000 +18.42% 26
West Midlands +55 92 £40,000 +23.08% 16
East Midlands +43 71 £42,500 +21.43% 20
Wales +13 22 £38,000 -2.56% 5
North East -9 18 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Northern Ireland -16 10 £30,000 -11.76% 3

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1,335 (83.18%) Test Automation
2 972 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
3 758 (47.23%) Selenium
4 662 (41.25%) Java
5 537 (33.46%) QA
6 477 (29.72%) C#
7 437 (27.23%) Python
8 369 (22.99%) Cucumber
9 362 (22.55%) BDD
10 360 (22.43%) Degree
11 341 (21.25%) Scrum
12 340 (21.18%) TDD
13 330 (20.56%) SQL
14 317 (19.75%) Test Scripting
15 314 (19.56%) Software Testing
16 292 (18.19%) Manual Testing
17 287 (17.88%) WebDriver
18 260 (16.20%) SDLC
19 258 (16.07%) Jenkins
20 253 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
20 253 (15.76%) JavaScript
21 234 (14.58%) JIRA
22 224 (13.96%) .NET
23 222 (13.83%) Software Engineering
24 219 (13.64%) Finance
25 202 (12.59%) Linux
26 201 (12.52%) Performance Testing
27 198 (12.34%) Regression Testing
28 195 (12.15%) SDET
29 187 (11.65%) JUnit

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 61 (3.80%) Confluence
2 10 (0.62%) Apache Spark
3 7 (0.44%) CMS
3 7 (0.44%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.31%) JBoss
5 4 (0.25%) Apache
5 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.12%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.062%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.062%) CICS
7 1 (0.062%) IIS
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.062%) SAS
7 1 (0.062%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.062%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.81%) Zemax
4 12 (0.75%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.062%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.69%) LabWindows
2 8 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.31%) BASE24
3 5 (0.31%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.062%) Magento
4 1 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.62%) SaaS
4 13 (0.81%) GitHub
5 12 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.62%) Slack
7 8 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.44%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.12%) IaaS
10 2 (0.12%) Office 365
10 2 (0.12%) PaaS
11 1 (0.062%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.062%) TestFlight
11 1 (0.062%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.37%) Wireless
2 35 (2.18%) Internet
3 32 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.18%) HTTP
5 16 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (0.93%) 3G
6 15 (0.93%) ATM
6 15 (0.93%) Bluetooth
6 15 (0.93%) LTE
7 12 (0.75%) DNS
8 11 (0.69%) DHCP
8 11 (0.69%) Wireshark
9 10 (0.62%) 4G
9 10 (0.62%) Ethernet
9 10 (0.62%) ICMP
10 7 (0.44%) Skype
10 7 (0.44%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.37%) 2G
12 5 (0.31%) RS-485
12 5 (0.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.93%) Big Data
3 28 (1.74%) MySQL
4 22 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.81%) MongoDB
7 12 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.56%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.25%) GIS
12 3 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (0.19%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.19%) Text Mining
13 2 (0.12%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 758 (47.23%) Selenium
2 369 (22.99%) Cucumber
3 287 (17.88%) WebDriver
4 258 (16.07%) Jenkins
5 234 (14.58%) JIRA
6 187 (11.65%) JUnit
7 145 (9.03%) SoapUI
8 142 (8.85%) Git (software)
9 106 (6.60%) JMeter
10 96 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 89 (5.55%) Maven
12 85 (5.30%) SpecFlow
13 77 (4.80%) Protractor
14 73 (4.55%) TestNG
15 66 (4.11%) Visual Studio
16 64 (3.99%) Appium
16 64 (3.99%) Jasmine
17 55 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 49 (3.05%) HP UFT
19 47 (2.93%) JBehave
General
1 219 (13.64%) Finance
2 96 (5.98%) Telecoms
3 80 (4.98%) Retail
4 73 (4.55%) Electronics
5 36 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 34 (2.12%) Marketing
7 26 (1.62%) Legal
8 25 (1.56%) Banking
9 23 (1.43%) Back Office
10 20 (1.25%) Games
11 19 (1.18%) Aerospace
11 19 (1.18%) Automotive
12 15 (0.93%) Military
13 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.37%) Advertising
14 6 (0.37%) Law
14 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (13.96%) .NET
2 150 (9.35%) Web Services
3 98 (6.11%) CSS
4 96 (5.98%) Gherkin
4 96 (5.98%) HTML
5 83 (5.17%) XML
6 81 (5.05%) REST
7 75 (4.67%) SOAP
8 60 (3.74%) AngularJS
8 60 (3.74%) RESTful
9 28 (1.74%) WPF
9 28 (1.74%) XSD
10 25 (1.56%) WSDL
11 22 (1.37%) jQuery
11 22 (1.37%) JSON
12 20 (1.25%) Ajax
12 20 (1.25%) Reactive Extensions
13 19 (1.18%) Node.js
14 14 (0.87%) Behat
15 13 (0.81%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 145 (9.03%) Computer Science
2 82 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
4 62 (3.86%) Mobile App
5 30 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
6 27 (1.68%) Fintech
7 26 (1.62%) Robotics
8 19 (1.18%) Optoelectronics
9 18 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 15 (0.93%) User Experience
11 13 (0.81%) EPoS
12 11 (0.69%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.62%) RIA
14 9 (0.56%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.50%) Life Science
16 6 (0.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 6 (0.37%) STB
16 6 (0.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 202 (12.59%) Linux
2 173 (10.78%) Windows
3 70 (4.36%) Apple iOS
4 63 (3.93%) Android
5 51 (3.18%) Unix
6 28 (1.74%) Debian
7 18 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.50%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.25%) CentOS
11 4 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.12%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.062%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.062%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.062%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,335 (83.18%) Test Automation
2 972 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
3 362 (22.55%) BDD
4 341 (21.25%) Scrum
5 340 (21.18%) TDD
6 317 (19.75%) Test Scripting
7 314 (19.56%) Software Testing
8 292 (18.19%) Manual Testing
9 260 (16.20%) SDLC
10 253 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
11 222 (13.83%) Software Engineering
12 201 (12.52%) Performance Testing
13 198 (12.34%) Regression Testing
14 195 (12.15%) SDET
15 168 (10.47%) Test Strategy
16 158 (9.84%) Exploratory Testing
17 111 (6.92%) Open Source
18 109 (6.79%) Functional Testing
19 100 (6.23%) API Testing
20 98 (6.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 662 (41.25%) Java
2 477 (29.72%) C#
3 437 (27.23%) Python
4 330 (20.56%) SQL
5 253 (15.76%) JavaScript
6 178 (11.09%) C++
7 147 (9.16%) Ruby
8 138 (8.60%) C
9 77 (4.80%) PHP
9 77 (4.80%) T-SQL
10 58 (3.61%) Bash Shell
11 51 (3.18%) Perl
12 31 (1.93%) Groovy
13 29 (1.81%) PowerShell
13 29 (1.81%) VB.NET
14 21 (1.31%) MATLAB
15 18 (1.12%) VBScript
16 17 (1.06%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.87%) COBOL
17 14 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 360 (22.43%) Degree
2 167 (10.40%) ISEB
3 157 (9.78%) ISTQB
4 90 (5.61%) Security Cleared
5 78 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 47 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 39 (2.43%) SC Cleared
8 33 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.00%) HND
9 16 (1.00%) PhD
10 14 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
11 9 (0.56%) HNC
12 5 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.19%) HP AIS
13 3 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 2 (0.12%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.12%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.062%) CCIE
15 1 (0.062%) CCNA
15 1 (0.062%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 537 (33.46%) QA
2 9 (0.56%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.31%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (0.062%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.062%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.062%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (2.12%) Docker
2 26 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.00%) Firmware
5 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.062%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.062%) KVM
6 1 (0.062%) QEMU
6 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.81%) Puppet
4 10 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.12%) Grafana
5 2 (0.12%) Kibana
5 2 (0.12%) Nagios
5 2 (0.12%) Nessus
5 2 (0.12%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.062%) Ambari
6 1 (0.062%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.062%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.062%) Mesos
6 1 (0.062%) Terraform
Vendors
1 139 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 79 (4.92%) HP
3 67 (4.17%) Oracle
4 42 (2.62%) Google
5 28 (1.74%) SAP
6 27 (1.68%) VMware
7 20 (1.25%) Atlassian
8 16 (1.00%) Capita
9 15 (0.93%) TOWER Software
10 14 (0.87%) IBM
11 10 (0.62%) CA
11 10 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
11 10 (0.62%) Micro Focus
11 10 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.62%) Xamarin
12 8 (0.50%) Talend
13 6 (0.37%) Informatica
14 5 (0.31%) Apple
15 4 (0.25%) BT
15 4 (0.25%) Nokia