Period
to

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 390 351 344
Rank change year-on-year -39 -7 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1,612 914 706
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.86% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.94% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 878 692 574
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,950
25th Percentile £42,000 £40,000 £38,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £60,313 £62,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%

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 164,095 97,227 75,626
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.13% 91.69% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84,931 69,690 61,573
10th Percentile £32,345 £31,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -47 1,281 £52,500 +5.00% 189
UK excluding London -51 809 £47,000 -1.05% 174
Work from Home -56 679 £52,500 +8.81% 89
London -22 573 £65,000 +8.33% 37
South East -53 211 £47,500 - 47
North of England -59 162 £47,500 +5.56% 33
East of England -39 110 £52,500 -8.70% 33
Midlands -54 109 £45,000 +12.50% 17
South West +23 101 £45,000 -10.00% 22
Scotland -31 86 £50,000 +25.00% 17
North West -70 85 £43,000 -4.44% 17
Yorkshire -32 68 £50,000 - 8
East Midlands +6 61 £45,000 +20.00% 9
West Midlands -86 48 £46,500 +16.25% 7
Wales -4 36 £47,500 +9.51% 4
North East -21 9 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Northern Ireland -27 3 - - 1

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, Test Engineer job roles required the following 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 1,265 (78.47%) Test Automation
2 860 (53.35%) Agile
3 805 (49.94%) Software Testing
4 676 (41.94%) Selenium
5 542 (33.62%) Java
6 498 (30.89%) QA
7 474 (29.40%) C#
8 438 (27.17%) CI/CD
9 415 (25.74%) JavaScript
10 413 (25.62%) Social Skills
11 406 (25.19%) Python
12 385 (23.88%) API Testing
13 355 (22.02%) DevOps
14 348 (21.59%) Test Strategy
15 345 (21.40%) Finance
16 332 (20.60%) JIRA
17 320 (19.85%) SQL
18 310 (19.23%) BDD
19 303 (18.80%) Postman
20 289 (17.93%) Cucumber
21 285 (17.68%) Azure
22 284 (17.62%) Jenkins
23 283 (17.56%) Software Engineering
24 277 (17.18%) Manual Testing
25 258 (16.00%) Git (software)
26 257 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
27 251 (15.57%) SpecFlow
28 244 (15.14%) SDET
29 240 (14.89%) REST
30 238 (14.76%) Mentoring

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 99 (6.14%) Confluence
2 14 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (0.68%) Jupyter
4 10 (0.62%) CMS
5 8 (0.50%) Apache
6 7 (0.43%) Ethereum
6 7 (0.43%) OpenZeppelin
6 7 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.31%) WordPress
9 3 (0.19%) Kinematics
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.062%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.062%) SAS
11 1 (0.062%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 52 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.31%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.25%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.062%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 285 (17.68%) Azure
2 200 (12.41%) AWS
3 128 (7.94%) GitHub
4 108 (6.70%) Azure DevOps
5 80 (4.96%) SaaS
6 77 (4.78%) BrowserStack
7 41 (2.54%) Sauce Labs
8 34 (2.11%) GCP
9 20 (1.24%) Slack
10 17 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.99%) PaaS
12 13 (0.81%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.74%) IaaS
14 11 (0.68%) CloudBees
15 10 (0.62%) Power Platform
15 10 (0.62%) Serverless
16 9 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.56%) Azure Service Bus
16 9 (0.56%) Azure Service Fabric
17 8 (0.50%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.28%) TCP/IP
2 65 (4.03%) HTTP
3 32 (1.99%) Wireshark
4 25 (1.55%) Wireless
5 21 (1.30%) Internet
6 20 (1.24%) Broadband
6 20 (1.24%) Modbus
7 19 (1.18%) DHCP
7 19 (1.18%) IMAP
7 19 (1.18%) PPP
7 19 (1.18%) RS-422
7 19 (1.18%) RS-485
7 19 (1.18%) SSL
7 19 (1.18%) tcpdump
8 16 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (0.74%) J1939
10 11 (0.68%) BGP
10 11 (0.68%) MPLS
11 10 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (0.62%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (5.89%) MongoDB
2 78 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 67 (4.16%) Big Data
4 49 (3.04%) Relational Database
5 46 (2.85%) MySQL
6 36 (2.23%) NoSQL
7 35 (2.17%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 16 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (0.93%) Neo4j
11 10 (0.62%) Power BI
12 8 (0.50%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.31%) Tableau
14 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.25%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.25%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.19%) Informix
15 3 (0.19%) Redis
16 2 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 676 (41.94%) Selenium
2 332 (20.60%) JIRA
3 303 (18.80%) Postman
4 289 (17.93%) Cucumber
5 284 (17.62%) Jenkins
6 258 (16.00%) Git (software)
7 251 (15.57%) SpecFlow
8 215 (13.34%) Cypress.io
9 189 (11.72%) JMeter
10 148 (9.18%) WebDriver
11 137 (8.50%) JUnit
12 87 (5.40%) Appium
13 79 (4.90%) SoapUI
14 63 (3.91%) Robot Framework
15 58 (3.60%) TeamCity
16 52 (3.23%) GitLab
16 52 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
17 51 (3.16%) LabVIEW
18 48 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 48 (2.98%) Zephyr
General
1 413 (25.62%) Social Skills
2 345 (21.40%) Finance
3 161 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
4 138 (8.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 90 (5.58%) Banking
6 78 (4.84%) Public Sector
7 66 (4.09%) Retail
8 63 (3.91%) Automotive
9 58 (3.60%) Telecoms
10 57 (3.54%) Electronics
11 46 (2.85%) Organisational Skills
12 43 (2.67%) Marketing
13 37 (2.30%) Tech for Good
14 36 (2.23%) Manufacturing
15 34 (2.11%) Games
16 33 (2.05%) Advertising
17 29 (1.80%) Law
18 25 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
19 21 (1.30%) Aviation
20 19 (1.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (14.89%) REST
2 108 (6.70%) .NET
2 108 (6.70%) Gherkin
3 105 (6.51%) SOAP
4 94 (5.83%) JSON
5 84 (5.21%) Web Services
6 81 (5.02%) Node.js
7 79 (4.90%) React
8 72 (4.47%) RESTful
9 65 (4.03%) Kafka
9 65 (4.03%) XML
10 64 (3.97%) HTML
11 55 (3.41%) AngularJS
12 52 (3.23%) WebdriverIO
13 40 (2.48%) CSS
14 38 (2.36%) Apache Thrift
15 37 (2.30%) Spring
16 32 (1.99%) Puppeteer
17 31 (1.92%) WireMock
18 30 (1.86%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 89 (5.52%) Mobile App
2 59 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
3 47 (2.92%) Social Media
4 42 (2.61%) Social Network
5 35 (2.17%) Blockchain
5 35 (2.17%) Cloud Native
5 35 (2.17%) User Experience
6 34 (2.11%) Algorithms
7 33 (2.05%) Cyberattack
8 31 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 30 (1.86%) Cyber Defence
10 29 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (1.67%) Mainframe
12 26 (1.61%) Cardano
13 25 (1.55%) Analytical Mindset
13 25 (1.55%) PMI
14 23 (1.43%) Data Centre
15 22 (1.36%) Management Information System
16 21 (1.30%) IoT
17 20 (1.24%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 147 (9.12%) Linux
2 80 (4.96%) Windows
3 53 (3.29%) Android
4 32 (1.99%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.80%) Unix
6 12 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.19%) AIX
10 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,265 (78.47%) Test Automation
2 860 (53.35%) Agile
3 805 (49.94%) Software Testing
4 438 (27.17%) CI/CD
5 385 (23.88%) API Testing
6 355 (22.02%) DevOps
7 348 (21.59%) Test Strategy
8 310 (19.23%) BDD
9 283 (17.56%) Software Engineering
10 277 (17.18%) Manual Testing
11 257 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
12 244 (15.14%) SDET
13 238 (14.76%) Mentoring
14 235 (14.58%) SDLC
15 224 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
16 223 (13.83%) Test Scripting
17 222 (13.77%) Scrum
18 209 (12.97%) TDD
19 172 (10.67%) Performance Testing
20 170 (10.55%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 542 (33.62%) Java
2 474 (29.40%) C#
3 415 (25.74%) JavaScript
4 406 (25.19%) Python
5 320 (19.85%) SQL
6 123 (7.63%) TypeScript
7 92 (5.71%) C++
8 42 (2.61%) C
8 42 (2.61%) Ruby
9 35 (2.17%) MATLAB
10 31 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 30 (1.86%) Bash
12 23 (1.43%) Kotlin
13 19 (1.18%) ES6
14 17 (1.05%) Ada
15 15 (0.93%) ES7
15 15 (0.93%) ES8
15 15 (0.93%) Go
15 15 (0.93%) Scala
15 15 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 226 (14.02%) ISTQB
2 189 (11.72%) Degree
3 142 (8.81%) Security Cleared
4 99 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 94 (5.83%) ISEB
6 70 (4.34%) SC Cleared
7 48 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
8 26 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 25 (1.55%) PMI Certification
10 21 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
11 19 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 17 (1.05%) HNC
13 15 (0.93%) HND
14 14 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.62%) DV Cleared
16 9 (0.56%) CCIE
16 9 (0.56%) CCIE Service Provider
16 9 (0.56%) CCNP
16 9 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 498 (30.89%) QA
2 81 (5.02%) Accessibility
3 14 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.31%) GDPR
6 4 (0.25%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.25%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.12%) Automotive SPICE
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.12%) NCSC
8 2 (0.12%) SLA
8 2 (0.12%) WCAG
9 1 (0.062%) HL7
System Software
1 96 (5.96%) Docker
2 30 (1.86%) Hyper-V
2 30 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.56%) Firmware
5 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 137 (8.50%) Kubernetes
2 38 (2.36%) HP ALM
3 27 (1.67%) Puppet
4 25 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (1.49%) Grafana
6 15 (0.93%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.37%) Terraform
8 4 (0.25%) Ansible
9 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.12%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.062%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 103 (6.39%) Microsoft
2 44 (2.73%) HP
3 39 (2.42%) Oracle
4 38 (2.36%) Atlassian
4 38 (2.36%) LexisNexis
5 34 (2.11%) Google
6 30 (1.86%) VMware
7 21 (1.30%) SAP
8 15 (0.93%) IBM
9 14 (0.87%) Pega
10 11 (0.68%) TrueLayer
11 10 (0.62%) Cisco
11 10 (0.62%) F5
11 10 (0.62%) Palo Alto
11 10 (0.62%) Splunk
12 8 (0.50%) Dynatrace
12 8 (0.50%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.37%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.31%) Sony