The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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

Test Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 359 440
Rank change year-on-year +53 +81  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 870 895 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.86% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.90% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 760 782 571
Median salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,071 £30,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82827 99939 106877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68817 83912 87121
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 840 £45,000 +6.50% 120
London +15 225 £55,000 - 29
South East +109 206 £40,000 +14.28% 22
South West +2 116 £40,000 - 13
East of England +33 104 £45,000 +16.88% 24
Yorkshire +10 83 £45,000 +20.00% 10
West Yorkshire +20 78 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Leeds +22 69 £45,250 +19.07% 6
Hampshire +51 67 £35,000 +2.94% 6
Cambridgeshire 0 59 £47,500 +20.25% 17
Cambridge -7 53 £47,500 +20.25% 13
Berkshire +62 47 £45,000 +16.12% 5
North West -14 46 £37,500 -11.76% 10
Somerset +25 44 £34,000 -9.33% 2
Manchester -24 39 £37,500 -11.76% 9
West Sussex +43 38 £42,500 +21.42% 3
City of London +29 36 £55,000 -8.33% 6
West Midlands +32 33 £40,000 +3.22% 5
Hertfordshire +40 32 £45,000 +9.09% 6
Surrey +46 28 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East Midlands +16 27 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Gloucestershire -22 25 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Reading +44 24 £44,500 +27.14% 4
Bristol -16 23 £45,000 +36.36% 7
Nottinghamshire +26 22 £45,000 +2.85% 2
Nottingham +24 21 £45,000 +2.85% 2
Crawley +23 21 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Scotland +18 21 £42,000 +2.43% 1
Basingstoke - 20 £40,000 - 1
Southampton +23 18 £31,000 -11.42% 2

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1170 (66.93%) Agile Software Development
2 880 (50.34%) Selenium
3 724 (41.42%) Test Automation
4 669 (38.27%) Java
5 643 (36.78%) QA
6 473 (27.06%) C#
7 455 (26.03%) Test Scripting
8 432 (24.71%) BDD
9 425 (24.31%) Scrum
10 417 (23.86%) TDD
11 394 (22.54%) Cucumber
12 378 (21.62%) SQL
13 377 (21.57%) Python
14 363 (20.77%) Automated Testing
15 344 (19.68%) ISTQB
16 342 (19.57%) Software Testing
16 342 (19.57%) WebDriver
17 319 (18.25%) Automation Testing
18 311 (17.79%) Degree
19 310 (17.73%) ISEB
20 294 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
21 273 (15.62%) Test Strategy
22 266 (15.22%) Finance
23 248 (14.19%) Regression Testing
24 239 (13.67%) Software Engineering
25 227 (12.99%) Manual Testing
25 227 (12.99%) Linux
26 222 (12.70%) JIRA
27 219 (12.53%) Functional Testing
28 211 (12.07%) .NET

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 32 (1.83%) Confluence
2 10 (0.57%) Apache
2 10 (0.57%) IIS
3 7 (0.40%) CMS
4 4 (0.23%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.17%) GlassFish
5 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.11%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.057%) CICS
7 1 (0.057%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.057%) FileNet
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.057%) SAS
7 1 (0.057%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.23%) Simulink
3 4 (0.23%) Zemax
4 3 (0.17%) Mingle
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.057%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.057%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 12 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.11%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.11%) Magento
2 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.057%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.32%) SaaS
4 19 (1.09%) Force.com
5 18 (1.03%) BrowserStack
6 17 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.63%) GitHub
8 8 (0.46%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (0.23%) IaaS
9 4 (0.23%) PaaS
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.057%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.38%) Wireless
2 39 (2.23%) HTTP
3 35 (2.00%) Internet
4 27 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.51%) Firewall
5 9 (0.51%) SSL
6 8 (0.46%) VoLTE
7 7 (0.40%) VoIP
8 6 (0.34%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.34%) LTE
8 6 (0.34%) WAN
8 6 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.34%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.29%) 3G
9 5 (0.29%) 4G
9 5 (0.29%) GPRS
9 5 (0.29%) LAN
9 5 (0.29%) UMTS
9 5 (0.29%) Value-Added Service
10 4 (0.23%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.32%) Big Data
3 51 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.89%) MySQL
5 22 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 12 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 11 (0.63%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.46%) GIS
10 8 (0.46%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.34%) MarkLogic
11 6 (0.34%) Triplestore
12 5 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.11%) DB2
14 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 880 (50.34%) Selenium
2 394 (22.54%) Cucumber
3 342 (19.57%) WebDriver
4 222 (12.70%) JIRA
5 191 (10.93%) SoapUI
6 184 (10.53%) JMeter
7 177 (10.13%) Jenkins
8 143 (8.18%) SpecFlow
9 138 (7.89%) Git (software)
10 126 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 112 (6.41%) JUnit
12 110 (6.29%) Visual Studio
13 103 (5.89%) Appium
14 83 (4.75%) LoadRunner
15 74 (4.23%) TeamCity
16 72 (4.12%) HP UFT
17 59 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 57 (3.26%) Maven
18 57 (3.26%) Subversion
19 48 (2.75%) TestNG
General
1 266 (15.22%) Finance
2 156 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 94 (5.38%) Retail
4 83 (4.75%) Banking
5 78 (4.46%) Electronics
6 37 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.83%) Marketing
8 29 (1.66%) Advertising
9 24 (1.37%) Games
10 22 (1.26%) Automotive
10 22 (1.26%) Legal
11 18 (1.03%) Military
12 17 (0.97%) Aerospace
12 17 (0.97%) Back Office
13 8 (0.46%) Publishing
14 7 (0.40%) Law
15 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.17%) Avionics
16 3 (0.17%) Polish Language
17 2 (0.11%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (12.07%) .NET
2 139 (7.95%) XML
3 131 (7.49%) Web Services
4 113 (6.46%) Gherkin
5 107 (6.12%) SOAP
6 82 (4.69%) REST
7 81 (4.63%) RESTful
8 78 (4.46%) HTML
9 47 (2.69%) CSS
10 37 (2.12%) AngularJS
11 36 (2.06%) JSON
12 30 (1.72%) ASP.NET
13 20 (1.14%) J2EE
14 18 (1.03%) DOM
14 18 (1.03%) Node.js
15 14 (0.80%) jQuery
16 13 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (0.74%) Behat
16 13 (0.74%) JMS
17 12 (0.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 96 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 39 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
6 29 (1.66%) Algorithms
7 24 (1.37%) iPad
7 24 (1.37%) User Experience
8 21 (1.20%) Fintech
9 19 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.86%) Online Banking
12 12 (0.69%) Cyber Defence
13 10 (0.57%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.46%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.46%) RIA
15 6 (0.34%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.34%) Life Science
15 6 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
15 6 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 227 (12.99%) Linux
2 184 (10.53%) Windows
3 83 (4.75%) Android
4 65 (3.72%) Unix
5 62 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.40%) Solaris
9 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.057%) AIX
12 1 (0.057%) VMS
12 1 (0.057%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1170 (66.93%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (41.42%) Test Automation
3 455 (26.03%) Test Scripting
4 432 (24.71%) BDD
5 425 (24.31%) Scrum
6 417 (23.86%) TDD
7 363 (20.77%) Automated Testing
8 342 (19.57%) Software Testing
9 319 (18.25%) Automation Testing
10 294 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
11 273 (15.62%) Test Strategy
12 248 (14.19%) Regression Testing
13 239 (13.67%) Software Engineering
14 227 (12.99%) Manual Testing
15 219 (12.53%) Functional Testing
16 200 (11.44%) SDLC
17 193 (11.04%) Non-Functional Testing
18 175 (10.01%) Performance Testing
19 145 (8.30%) E-Commerce
20 133 (7.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 669 (38.27%) Java
2 473 (27.06%) C#
3 378 (21.62%) SQL
4 377 (21.57%) Python
5 169 (9.67%) JavaScript
6 168 (9.61%) Ruby
7 158 (9.04%) C++
8 130 (7.44%) C
9 115 (6.58%) Perl
10 66 (3.78%) PHP
11 44 (2.52%) Bash Shell
12 37 (2.12%) PowerShell
13 35 (2.00%) Groovy
14 33 (1.89%) T-SQL
15 28 (1.60%) Scala
16 20 (1.14%) Tcl
17 18 (1.03%) VB
18 16 (0.92%) MATLAB
19 13 (0.74%) Shell Script
20 12 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 344 (19.68%) ISTQB
2 311 (17.79%) Degree
3 310 (17.73%) ISEB
4 145 (8.30%) Security Cleared
5 111 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 77 (4.41%) DV Cleared
7 45 (2.57%) SC Cleared
8 26 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 24 (1.37%) PhD
10 16 (0.92%) HNC
11 14 (0.80%) HND
12 12 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CCNA
13 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CISSP
13 2 (0.11%) GIAC
13 2 (0.11%) MCSE
13 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.11%) Security+ Certification
13 2 (0.11%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 643 (36.78%) QA
2 91 (5.21%) SDET
3 4 (0.23%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.17%) ISO 9002
5 2 (0.11%) MISRA
5 2 (0.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.057%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.057%) MiFID
6 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (1.37%) Firmware
3 18 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.23%) Docker
7 2 (0.11%) KVM
7 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.11%) Xen
8 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 57 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.29%) Kibana
2 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.11%) Grafana
3 2 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.11%) Nagios
3 2 (0.11%) Puppet
3 2 (0.11%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.057%) Graphite
4 1 (0.057%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 152 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 113 (6.46%) HP
3 65 (3.72%) Oracle
4 43 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
5 40 (2.29%) Atlassian
6 26 (1.49%) VMware
7 12 (0.69%) SAP
8 9 (0.51%) Cisco
8 9 (0.51%) Red Hat
9 8 (0.46%) Cognizant
10 6 (0.34%) Telerik
10 6 (0.34%) TOWER Software
11 5 (0.29%) Apiary
12 4 (0.23%) BroadSoft
12 4 (0.23%) EMC
12 4 (0.23%) Ericsson
12 4 (0.23%) Informatica
13 3 (0.17%) IBM
14 2 (0.11%) Sybase
14 2 (0.11%) Telelogic
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits & Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 41 minutes ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Argo IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Base £45-58k, Bonus, Pension, Training plan,
Posted: 6 hours ago
Flintshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + 10% and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £25k - 40k per year + Pension Healthcare Full Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40,000 + top benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + health care, pension + more
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Innodigital
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits, pension, flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago