Period
to 20 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 270 331 337
Rank change year-on-year +61 +6 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1,902 1,735 1,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 0.98% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.02% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,504 1,527 1,509
UK median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +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 145,162 170,249 168,724
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.31% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,125 139,388 140,213
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 +57 1,740 £47,500 +11.76% 382
UK excluding London +21 1,239 £43,000 +7.50% 320
London +170 634 £52,500 - 90
South East +7 373 £42,500 +6.25% 65
North of England +27 222 £45,000 +5.88% 50
South West +64 196 £45,000 +12.50% 54
East of England +6 192 £45,000 - 76
Midlands -6 121 £39,114 -2.22% 47
Yorkshire +32 113 £45,000 +5.88% 27
Scotland +18 109 £41,000 +18.84% 19
North West +24 93 £45,000 - 20
East Midlands +21 70 £40,000 -7.51% 13
West Midlands -12 51 £37,500 -6.25% 33
Wales +17 19 £36,500 -3.31% 6
North East +10 16 £36,912 -1.57% 3
Northern Ireland -16 7 £40,000 +29.03% 3

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 1,564 (82.23%) Test Automation
2 1,110 (58.36%) Agile Software Development
3 810 (42.59%) Selenium
4 752 (39.54%) Java
5 670 (35.23%) QA
6 569 (29.92%) C#
7 516 (27.13%) BDD
8 484 (25.45%) Python
9 478 (25.13%) Cucumber
10 475 (24.97%) Continuous Integration
11 456 (23.97%) Software Testing
12 417 (21.92%) JavaScript
13 399 (20.98%) Jenkins
14 372 (19.56%) TDD
14 372 (19.56%) Test Scripting
15 359 (18.87%) JIRA
16 350 (18.40%) SQL
17 348 (18.30%) Scrum
18 281 (14.77%) WebDriver
19 280 (14.72%) Degree
20 269 (14.14%) API Testing
21 263 (13.83%) Finance
22 262 (13.77%) Test Strategy
23 261 (13.72%) SDET
23 261 (13.72%) Linux
24 257 (13.51%) Manual Testing
25 249 (13.09%) Git (software)
26 214 (11.25%) Windows
27 213 (11.20%) REST
28 210 (11.04%) SpecFlow

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
1 121 (6.36%) Confluence
2 59 (3.10%) IIS
3 17 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.68%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.32%) Apache
7 6 (0.32%) nginx
8 5 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.16%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.16%) Traffic Server
9 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.11%) JBoss
11 1 (0.053%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.053%) CMS
11 1 (0.053%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 70 (3.68%) Chatbot
2 25 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.21%) Mingle
7 1 (0.053%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.11%) Endur
3 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.053%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 196 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (3.21%) GitHub
4 24 (1.26%) Slack
5 20 (1.05%) SaaS
6 18 (0.95%) BrowserStack
7 13 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (0.63%) Serverless
9 10 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.53%) Sauce Labs
10 9 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
11 8 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.32%) PaaS
12 6 (0.32%) Tricentis Tosca
13 5 (0.26%) CloudBees
13 5 (0.26%) IaaS
13 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.21%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.73%) HTTP
2 43 (2.26%) Wireless
3 34 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.21%) Internet
5 19 (1.00%) Modbus
6 18 (0.95%) RS-485
7 17 (0.89%) LTE
8 16 (0.84%) Wireshark
9 14 (0.74%) 3G
10 13 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (0.63%) Bluetooth
12 10 (0.53%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.47%) 4G
14 8 (0.42%) SSL
15 7 (0.37%) 2G
15 7 (0.37%) Broadband
15 7 (0.37%) DNS
15 7 (0.37%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.37%) VoLTE
16 6 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.84%) Big Data
3 20 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 17 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 15 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.74%) MySQL
7 12 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (0.58%) GIS
8 11 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (0.32%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.32%) Power BI
12 5 (0.26%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.21%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 810 (42.59%) Selenium
2 478 (25.13%) Cucumber
3 399 (20.98%) Jenkins
4 359 (18.87%) JIRA
5 281 (14.77%) WebDriver
6 249 (13.09%) Git (software)
7 210 (11.04%) SpecFlow
8 191 (10.04%) SoapUI
9 176 (9.25%) JMeter
10 107 (5.63%) TeamCity
11 106 (5.57%) Maven
12 101 (5.31%) NUnit
13 94 (4.94%) LoadRunner
14 91 (4.78%) Appium
15 89 (4.68%) Visual Studio
16 83 (4.36%) JUnit
17 67 (3.52%) HP UFT
18 50 (2.63%) Protractor
19 46 (2.42%) TestNG
20 43 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 263 (13.83%) Finance
2 103 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 88 (4.63%) Retail
4 72 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 57 (3.00%) Marketing
6 54 (2.84%) Electronics
7 50 (2.63%) Banking
8 41 (2.16%) Games
9 36 (1.89%) Law
10 24 (1.26%) Aerospace
11 21 (1.10%) Back Office
12 19 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.84%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.79%) Publishing
15 12 (0.63%) Advertising
16 8 (0.42%) Legal
17 6 (0.32%) Automotive
18 4 (0.21%) Avionics
18 4 (0.21%) Billing
19 2 (0.11%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (11.20%) REST
2 197 (10.36%) Web Services
3 188 (9.88%) .NET
4 181 (9.52%) Gherkin
5 141 (7.41%) XML
6 106 (5.57%) HTML
7 89 (4.68%) JSON
8 82 (4.31%) SOAP
9 79 (4.15%) CSS
10 63 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 56 (2.94%) Node.js
12 50 (2.63%) RESTful
13 39 (2.05%) AngularJS
14 38 (2.00%) WebdriverIO
15 33 (1.74%) Spring
16 26 (1.37%) .NET Framework
17 22 (1.16%) Nightwatchjs
17 22 (1.16%) Velocity
18 20 (1.05%) Middleware
19 16 (0.84%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 89 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.47%) Algorithms
3 67 (3.52%) Fintech
4 60 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 60 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
7 34 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.52%) Reinsurance
9 28 (1.47%) User Experience
10 26 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (1.10%) Device Driver
11 21 (1.10%) Life Science
12 19 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.84%) Internet of Things
14 14 (0.74%) CAN bus
15 12 (0.63%) Equities
16 10 (0.53%) Animation
16 10 (0.53%) Online Games
17 9 (0.47%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 261 (13.72%) Linux
2 214 (11.25%) Windows
3 83 (4.36%) Android
4 75 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 60 (3.15%) Unix
6 14 (0.74%) FreeRTOS
7 11 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.37%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.21%) zOS
11 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.11%) Solaris
13 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.053%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,564 (82.23%) Test Automation
2 1,110 (58.36%) Agile Software Development
3 516 (27.13%) BDD
4 475 (24.97%) Continuous Integration
5 456 (23.97%) Software Testing
6 372 (19.56%) TDD
6 372 (19.56%) Test Scripting
7 348 (18.30%) Scrum
8 269 (14.14%) API Testing
9 262 (13.77%) Test Strategy
10 261 (13.72%) SDET
11 257 (13.51%) Manual Testing
12 199 (10.46%) DevOps
13 193 (10.15%) Exploratory Testing
14 192 (10.09%) Mentoring
15 189 (9.94%) SDLC
16 187 (9.83%) Non-Functional Testing
17 185 (9.73%) Software Engineering
18 183 (9.62%) Regression Testing
19 178 (9.36%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 752 (39.54%) Java
2 569 (29.92%) C#
3 484 (25.45%) Python
4 417 (21.92%) JavaScript
5 350 (18.40%) SQL
6 171 (8.99%) C
7 159 (8.36%) Ruby
8 153 (8.04%) C++
9 104 (5.47%) PowerShell
10 84 (4.42%) Bash Shell
11 67 (3.52%) PHP
12 46 (2.42%) Perl
13 44 (2.31%) Go
14 41 (2.16%) Groovy
15 26 (1.37%) T-SQL
16 23 (1.21%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.10%) MATLAB
17 21 (1.10%) XPath
18 20 (1.05%) Scala
19 18 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 280 (14.72%) Degree
2 209 (10.99%) ISTQB
3 131 (6.89%) ISEB
4 99 (5.21%) Security Cleared
5 77 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 53 (2.79%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.84%) DV Cleared
8 31 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (1.10%) PhD
10 15 (0.79%) HNC
11 14 (0.74%) HND
12 10 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
13 9 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 7 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.11%) CompTIA Security+
16 2 (0.11%) Master's Degree
16 2 (0.11%) MCSE
16 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
16 2 (0.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 670 (35.23%) QA
2 22 (1.16%) WCAG
3 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.11%) GDPR
4 2 (0.11%) IEC 61131
5 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.053%) DO-254
5 1 (0.053%) MiFID
System Software
1 69 (3.63%) Docker
2 56 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.52%) Firmware
4 20 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.21%) vSphere
8 3 (0.16%) Postfix
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.053%) KVM
10 1 (0.053%) Squid
Systems Management
1 105 (5.52%) HP Quality Center
2 63 (3.31%) HP ALM
3 21 (1.10%) Nessus
4 16 (0.84%) Puppet
5 13 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.63%) Ansible
7 9 (0.47%) Netcool
8 7 (0.37%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.16%) Grafana
9 3 (0.16%) Graphite
10 2 (0.11%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.11%) Terraform
11 1 (0.053%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.053%) Consul
11 1 (0.053%) Oozie
11 1 (0.053%) Packer
11 1 (0.053%) SCCM
Vendors
1 131 (6.89%) Microsoft
2 102 (5.36%) HP
3 62 (3.26%) Oracle
4 36 (1.89%) SAP
5 24 (1.26%) VMware
6 23 (1.21%) Google
7 22 (1.16%) Atlassian
8 15 (0.79%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 15 (0.79%) New Relic
9 14 (0.74%) WorldPay
10 13 (0.68%) Remedy
11 11 (0.58%) IBM
11 11 (0.58%) NVIDIA
12 10 (0.53%) Cisco
13 9 (0.47%) SolarWinds
14 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.32%) Reuters
16 5 (0.26%) Apiary
16 5 (0.26%) Apple
16 5 (0.26%) CA Agile Central