Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 322 277 309
Rank change year-on-year -45 +32 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 593 1,706 1,839
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.19% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.24% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 507 1,403 1,516
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,451 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,843
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% +6.25%

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 61,042 137,715 164,960
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.86% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 49,167 109,974 133,004
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,950 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the UK

Test Engineer
Top 18 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 10 August 2020. 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 -58 505 £50,000 +8.70% 65
UK excluding London -15 414 £43,500 +1.16% 63
London -37 165 £62,500 +4.17% 16
South East -4 109 £45,000 +5.88% 13
South West +47 83 £42,178 -0.89% 12
North of England +1 78 £45,000 +3.87% 11
Midlands +35 47 £40,000 -3.03% 5
Scotland +73 42 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Yorkshire +65 40 £45,000 - 4
West Midlands +38 36 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North West +26 31 £44,848 -0.34% 6
Work from Home +63 29 £44,697 -5.90% 11
East of England +11 23 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Wales +11 19 £37,500 -3.23% 4
East Midlands +60 11 £43,500 +2.35% 2
Northern Ireland +29 11 £40,500 -4.71% 1
North East +10 7 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £65,000 -

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 493 (83.14%) Test Automation
2 375 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
3 314 (52.95%) Selenium
4 243 (40.98%) Java
5 215 (36.26%) C#
6 208 (35.08%) QA
7 195 (32.88%) Python
8 156 (26.31%) BDD
9 153 (25.80%) Cucumber
10 140 (23.61%) Jenkins
11 134 (22.60%) JavaScript
12 126 (21.25%) TDD
13 125 (21.08%) JIRA
14 124 (20.91%) Finance
15 110 (18.55%) SDET
16 109 (18.38%) Test Scripting
17 107 (18.04%) AWS
18 98 (16.53%) DevOps
19 97 (16.36%) API Testing
20 96 (16.19%) Scrum
21 94 (15.85%) Software Engineering
22 91 (15.35%) SoapUI
23 86 (14.50%) Fintech
24 80 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
24 80 (13.49%) Manual Testing
25 79 (13.32%) ISTQB
26 78 (13.15%) Web Services
27 76 (12.82%) .NET
28 75 (12.65%) WebDriver
29 74 (12.48%) Git (software)

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 26 (4.38%) Confluence
2 5 (0.84%) Apache
2 5 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (0.84%) IIS
2 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.51%) CICS
3 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.34%) CMS
4 2 (0.34%) JBoss
4 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.51%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 107 (18.04%) AWS
2 70 (11.80%) Azure
3 32 (5.40%) OpenShift
4 31 (5.23%) GitHub
5 19 (3.20%) SaaS
6 18 (3.04%) Sauce Labs
7 14 (2.36%) BlazeMeter
8 11 (1.85%) BrowserStack
9 9 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.84%) GCP
11 5 (0.84%) Serverless
12 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.34%) IaaS
13 2 (0.34%) PaaS
14 1 (0.17%) Logz.io
14 1 (0.17%) Office 365
14 1 (0.17%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.85%) Wireshark
2 10 (1.69%) HTTP
3 8 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.01%) Wireless
5 5 (0.84%) LTE
5 5 (0.84%) Skype
5 5 (0.84%) VLAN
6 4 (0.67%) 3G
6 4 (0.67%) 4G
6 4 (0.67%) H.323
6 4 (0.67%) Internet
6 4 (0.67%) IPv4
7 3 (0.51%) Network Security
8 2 (0.34%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.34%) 802.11
8 2 (0.34%) Broadband
8 2 (0.34%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.34%) IPv6
8 2 (0.34%) MIMO
8 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.87%) MySQL
3 16 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 15 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.85%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.67%) Redis
9 3 (0.51%) DB2
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.17%) Big Data
11 1 (0.17%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 314 (52.95%) Selenium
2 153 (25.80%) Cucumber
3 140 (23.61%) Jenkins
4 125 (21.08%) JIRA
5 91 (15.35%) SoapUI
6 75 (12.65%) WebDriver
7 74 (12.48%) Git (software)
8 64 (10.79%) SpecFlow
9 55 (9.27%) JMeter
10 48 (8.09%) JUnit
11 45 (7.59%) Maven
12 44 (7.42%) Postman
13 40 (6.75%) Mocha
14 28 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (4.22%) Cypress.io
15 25 (4.22%) eggPlant
16 21 (3.54%) REST Assured
17 20 (3.37%) Appium
17 20 (3.37%) LoadRunner
18 14 (2.36%) NUnit
General
1 124 (20.91%) Finance
2 28 (4.72%) Banking
3 23 (3.88%) Retail
4 20 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.04%) Electronics
6 14 (2.36%) Automotive
7 9 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.52%) Marketing
8 7 (1.18%) Public Sector
9 6 (1.01%) Legal
10 5 (0.84%) Avionics
11 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 4 (0.67%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.67%) Police
12 3 (0.51%) Back Office
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Front Office
12 3 (0.51%) Military
13 2 (0.34%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.15%) Web Services
2 76 (12.82%) .NET
3 49 (8.26%) Gherkin
4 44 (7.42%) XML
5 40 (6.75%) SOAP
6 39 (6.58%) JSON
7 38 (6.41%) RESTful
8 35 (5.90%) Node.js
9 34 (5.73%) Jest
10 29 (4.89%) AngularJS
11 25 (4.22%) REST
12 24 (4.05%) .NET Framework
12 24 (4.05%) HTML
13 23 (3.88%) .NET Core
14 21 (3.54%) CSS
15 11 (1.85%) Middleware
15 11 (1.85%) Spring
16 10 (1.69%) React
17 8 (1.35%) WebRTC
18 7 (1.18%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (2.87%) Mainframe
4 16 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 16 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.85%) User Experience
7 10 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.01%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.84%) Equities
11 5 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.84%) Social Media
12 4 (0.67%) Acoustics
12 4 (0.67%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.67%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.67%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.94%) Linux
2 40 (6.75%) Windows
3 14 (2.36%) Android
3 14 (2.36%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.35%) Unix
5 7 (1.18%) CentOS
6 6 (1.01%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.17%) Android TV
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (83.14%) Test Automation
2 375 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (26.31%) BDD
4 126 (21.25%) TDD
5 110 (18.55%) SDET
6 109 (18.38%) Test Scripting
7 98 (16.53%) DevOps
8 97 (16.36%) API Testing
9 96 (16.19%) Scrum
10 94 (15.85%) Software Engineering
11 86 (14.50%) Fintech
12 80 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
12 80 (13.49%) Manual Testing
13 72 (12.14%) Software Testing
14 71 (11.97%) Test Strategy
15 64 (10.79%) Non-Functional Testing
16 59 (9.95%) Regression Testing
17 58 (9.78%) Continuous Improvement
18 54 (9.11%) QA Automation
19 50 (8.43%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 243 (40.98%) Java
2 215 (36.26%) C#
3 195 (32.88%) Python
4 134 (22.60%) JavaScript
5 65 (10.96%) SQL
6 43 (7.25%) C++
7 42 (7.08%) C
8 36 (6.07%) TypeScript
9 33 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 24 (4.05%) Ruby
11 16 (2.70%) VB
12 12 (2.02%) PHP
13 9 (1.52%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.35%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.35%) Perl
15 6 (1.01%) XPath
16 5 (0.84%) Go
16 5 (0.84%) VBScript
17 4 (0.67%) Groovy
17 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (13.32%) ISTQB
2 71 (11.97%) Degree
3 57 (9.61%) Security Cleared
4 49 (8.26%) ISEB
5 36 (6.07%) SC Cleared
6 20 (3.37%) DV Cleared
7 19 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.67%) HND
10 4 (0.67%) PhD
10 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.34%) HNC
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (35.08%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) ISO 26262
2 5 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.67%) ECSS
3 4 (0.67%) GDPR
3 4 (0.67%) ISO 13485
3 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.17%) GxP
6 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 68 (11.47%) Docker
2 11 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 11 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.01%) Firmware
4 4 (0.67%) KVM
4 4 (0.67%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) ACF2
6 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.17%) RACF
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 57 (9.61%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.04%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (2.02%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.51%) Ansible
4 3 (0.51%) Puppet
5 2 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.34%) Kibana
5 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.34%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.34%) SCCM
5 2 (0.34%) SCOM
5 2 (0.34%) Terraform
6 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (8.09%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.89%) Oracle
3 25 (4.22%) HP
4 14 (2.36%) Atlassian
5 12 (2.02%) VMware
6 6 (1.01%) Google
6 6 (1.01%) SAP
7 5 (0.84%) EMC
7 5 (0.84%) Remedy
8 4 (0.67%) CA
9 3 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.34%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.34%) Perfecto Mobile
10 2 (0.34%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.34%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.17%) Gemalto
11 1 (0.17%) Mavenir
11 1 (0.17%) OutSystems
11 1 (0.17%) Roku
11 1 (0.17%) SOASTA, Inc