Period
to 28 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 372 331 292
Rank change year-on-year -41 -39 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1,099 500 1,511
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.92% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.97% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 794 387 1,247
10th Percentile £32,523 £31,451 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -5.26%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £69,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,156
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.27% +0.36%

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 116,817 51,552 129,423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.26% 95.11% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 80,997 43,381 104,935
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,363 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the UK

Test Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the UK

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 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
England -38 948 £54,000 +20.00% 264
UK excluding London -57 674 £47,500 +5.56% 210
London -41 348 £60,000 - 80
North of England +2 198 £50,000 +11.11% 34
Work from Home -105 198 £50,000 +16.28% 54
South East -81 179 £50,000 +11.11% 51
North West -20 115 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Midlands -56 95 £50,000 +33.33% 29
Yorkshire -56 73 £58,750 +30.56% 10
South West -62 68 £45,000 +4.49% 23
Scotland -45 66 £45,000 +12.50% 18
West Midlands -82 50 £50,000 +33.33% 20
East Midlands -24 45 £60,000 +39.53% 9
East of England -110 34 £50,000 - 46
Wales -21 30 £42,125 -6.39% 6
North East -28 10 £45,000 - 2
Northern Ireland -42 7 £32,500 - 3

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 883 (80.35%) Test Automation
2 599 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (44.31%) Selenium
4 463 (42.13%) Software Testing
5 389 (35.40%) C#
6 341 (31.03%) Java
7 313 (28.48%) QA
8 273 (24.84%) DevOps
9 241 (21.93%) JavaScript
10 236 (21.47%) BDD
11 234 (21.29%) Python
12 228 (20.75%) JIRA
13 223 (20.29%) Social Skills
14 220 (20.02%) Postman
15 206 (18.74%) Azure
16 204 (18.56%) SpecFlow
17 188 (17.11%) API Testing
18 186 (16.92%) SQL
19 178 (16.20%) Cucumber
20 168 (15.29%) Jenkins
21 166 (15.10%) SDET
22 155 (14.10%) TDD
23 145 (13.19%) Scrum
24 139 (12.65%) WebDriver
25 135 (12.28%) Git (software)
25 135 (12.28%) Test Scripting
25 135 (12.28%) Software Engineering
26 133 (12.10%) Manual Testing
26 133 (12.10%) Performance Testing
27 132 (12.01%) AWS

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 37 (3.37%) Confluence
2 7 (0.64%) Apache
2 7 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.091%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.091%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.091%) Camunda
4 1 (0.091%) CMS
4 1 (0.091%) IIS
4 1 (0.091%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.091%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 206 (18.74%) Azure
2 132 (12.01%) AWS
3 48 (4.37%) GitHub
4 41 (3.73%) GCP
5 35 (3.18%) SaaS
6 33 (3.00%) BrowserStack
7 22 (2.00%) Slack
8 19 (1.73%) Serverless
9 15 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.27%) Power Platform
11 9 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.82%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.64%) Azure Service Fabric
13 7 (0.64%) BlazeMeter
13 7 (0.64%) NuGet
14 5 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.45%) PaaS
15 4 (0.36%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.82%) 5G
1 31 (2.82%) LTE
1 31 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
2 30 (2.73%) HTTP
3 24 (2.18%) Wireless
4 18 (1.64%) Modbus
4 18 (1.64%) RS-422
5 14 (1.27%) Broadband
5 14 (1.27%) Ethernet
6 13 (1.18%) Firewall
7 11 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.91%) MPLS
9 9 (0.82%) 3G
10 8 (0.73%) BGP
10 8 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (0.73%) IOS XR
10 8 (0.73%) UMTS
10 8 (0.73%) WiMAX
11 6 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (2.46%) MySQL
4 25 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.00%) Big Data
6 14 (1.27%) Power BI
7 11 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.73%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.45%) BigQuery
11 5 (0.45%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.45%) Informix
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.27%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (0.27%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 487 (44.31%) Selenium
2 228 (20.75%) JIRA
3 220 (20.02%) Postman
4 204 (18.56%) SpecFlow
5 178 (16.20%) Cucumber
6 168 (15.29%) Jenkins
7 139 (12.65%) WebDriver
8 135 (12.28%) Git (software)
9 95 (8.64%) JMeter
10 86 (7.83%) Appium
11 85 (7.73%) Cypress.io
12 59 (5.37%) SoapUI
13 44 (4.00%) Gatling
14 43 (3.91%) Serenity BDD
15 42 (3.82%) JUnit
16 41 (3.73%) REST Assured
17 40 (3.64%) TeamCity
18 38 (3.46%) Visual Studio
19 30 (2.73%) NUnit
20 29 (2.64%) TestRail
General
1 223 (20.29%) Social Skills
2 117 (10.65%) Finance
3 58 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.82%) Retail
5 45 (4.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 41 (3.73%) Games
7 31 (2.82%) Public Sector
8 29 (2.64%) Electronics
9 25 (2.27%) Banking
9 25 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 25 (2.27%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.55%) French Language
11 15 (1.36%) Advertising
12 12 (1.09%) Automotive
12 12 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
13 11 (1.00%) Law
13 11 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.82%) Marketing
15 8 (0.73%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.64%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (10.92%) REST
2 86 (7.83%) .NET
3 48 (4.37%) JSON
4 47 (4.28%) Web Services
5 42 (3.82%) Node.js
6 41 (3.73%) Gherkin
6 41 (3.73%) React
7 38 (3.46%) AngularJS
8 37 (3.37%) XML
9 32 (2.91%) RESTful
10 31 (2.82%) SOAP
11 30 (2.73%) Spring
12 28 (2.55%) .NET Framework
13 27 (2.46%) Swagger
14 25 (2.27%) .NET Core
15 24 (2.18%) HTML
16 21 (1.91%) Kafka
16 21 (1.91%) WebdriverIO
17 19 (1.73%) Jest
18 16 (1.46%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.46%) Mobile App
2 33 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (2.64%) User Experience
4 23 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.00%) NHS
6 15 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (0.82%) Cloud Native
8 8 (0.73%) Algorithms
8 8 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.64%) Legacy Systems
9 7 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (0.64%) Social Media
10 6 (0.55%) iPhone
10 6 (0.55%) Smart Meter
10 6 (0.55%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.55%) SWIFT
11 5 (0.45%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.45%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.55%) Linux
2 80 (7.28%) Android
3 60 (5.46%) Apple iOS
4 36 (3.28%) Windows
5 26 (2.37%) Unix
6 6 (0.55%) CentOS
7 3 (0.27%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.091%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 883 (80.35%) Test Automation
2 599 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
3 463 (42.13%) Software Testing
4 273 (24.84%) DevOps
5 236 (21.47%) BDD
6 188 (17.11%) API Testing
7 166 (15.10%) SDET
8 155 (14.10%) TDD
9 145 (13.19%) Scrum
10 135 (12.28%) Software Engineering
10 135 (12.28%) Test Scripting
11 133 (12.10%) Manual Testing
11 133 (12.10%) Performance Testing
12 130 (11.83%) Test Strategy
13 120 (10.92%) Non-Functional Testing
14 114 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
15 110 (10.01%) Mentoring
16 104 (9.46%) Functional Testing
16 104 (9.46%) Regression Testing
17 103 (9.37%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 389 (35.40%) C#
2 341 (31.03%) Java
3 241 (21.93%) JavaScript
4 234 (21.29%) Python
5 186 (16.92%) SQL
6 44 (4.00%) Apple Swift
6 44 (4.00%) Kotlin
6 44 (4.00%) TypeScript
7 38 (3.46%) C
8 35 (3.18%) C++
8 35 (3.18%) Go
8 35 (3.18%) Scala
9 29 (2.64%) Objective-C
10 28 (2.55%) Bash Shell
11 27 (2.46%) Ruby
12 23 (2.09%) Perl
13 22 (2.00%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.91%) PHP
15 19 (1.73%) Groovy
16 10 (0.91%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 90 (8.19%) Degree
2 81 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 60 (5.46%) ISTQB
4 48 (4.37%) SC Cleared
5 29 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (2.09%) ISEB
7 16 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.91%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.73%) CCNP
10 7 (0.64%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.18%) HND
13 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.18%) MBA
14 1 (0.091%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (28.48%) QA
2 32 (2.91%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.45%) WCAG
4 2 (0.18%) DICOM
5 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.091%) JSP 440
System Software
1 61 (5.55%) Docker
2 10 (0.91%) Firmware
3 7 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (4.46%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.46%) Terraform
3 11 (1.00%) HP ALM
3 11 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (0.55%) Grafana
5 5 (0.45%) Consul
5 5 (0.45%) Packer
6 3 (0.27%) Ansible
6 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.27%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.18%) Puppet
7 2 (0.18%) QRadar
8 1 (0.091%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.091%) Nessus
8 1 (0.091%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 77 (7.01%) Microsoft
2 32 (2.91%) Oracle
3 21 (1.91%) Google
3 21 (1.91%) HP
4 15 (1.36%) IBM
5 11 (1.00%) SAP
5 11 (1.00%) Splunk
6 10 (0.91%) Cisco
6 10 (0.91%) F5
6 10 (0.91%) Palo Alto
7 9 (0.82%) VMware
8 8 (0.73%) New Relic
9 7 (0.64%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.64%) Talend
10 6 (0.55%) AppDynamics
10 6 (0.55%) Cadence
10 6 (0.55%) LexisNexis
10 6 (0.55%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.55%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.55%) Salesforce.com