Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 376 428
Rank change year-on-year +36 +52 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1667 1686 1586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.83% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.86% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1403 1477 1296
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,700 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.10% -4.56% +5.33%

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 170266 195302 213660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.00% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138590 164128 175213
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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 +43 1572 £42,500 - 156
UK excluding London +53 1231 £40,000 +6.10% 120
London -33 429 £52,500 - 46
South East +99 409 £40,000 +8.11% 21
North of England +2 240 £42,500 +11.84% 30
South West +19 201 £40,000 +3.90% 17
East of England +13 166 £42,500 +6.25% 36
Yorkshire +8 148 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Midlands +78 131 £40,000 +6.67% 6
North West -16 85 £37,500 -2.60% 21
West Midlands +66 83 £40,000 +3.23% 3
Scotland +36 72 £40,000 +12.68% 6
East Midlands +37 48 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Wales +5 22 £40,000 +1.91% 1
North East +20 7 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Northern Ireland -3 5 £35,500 +9.23% 3

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1405 (84.28%) Test Automation
2 1088 (65.27%) Agile Software Development
3 815 (48.89%) Selenium
4 638 (38.27%) Java
5 601 (36.05%) QA
6 451 (27.05%) C#
7 411 (24.66%) BDD
8 408 (24.48%) Test Scripting
9 405 (24.30%) Cucumber
10 403 (24.18%) SQL
11 368 (22.08%) Scrum
12 359 (21.54%) Python
13 349 (20.94%) TDD
14 337 (20.22%) Software Testing
15 313 (18.78%) ISTQB
16 308 (18.48%) WebDriver
17 298 (17.88%) Degree
18 297 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
19 294 (17.64%) ISEB
20 256 (15.36%) JIRA
21 242 (14.52%) Jenkins
22 227 (13.62%) Manual Testing
23 223 (13.38%) Regression Testing
23 223 (13.38%) Finance
24 219 (13.14%) Windows
24 219 (13.14%) Linux
25 208 (12.48%) Software Engineering
26 203 (12.18%) .NET
27 198 (11.88%) Test Strategy
28 190 (11.40%) JMeter

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 33 (1.98%) Confluence
2 10 (0.60%) CMS
2 10 (0.60%) IIS
3 6 (0.36%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.24%) Apache
4 4 (0.24%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.18%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.12%) JBoss
6 2 (0.12%) SAS
7 1 (0.060%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.060%) FileNet
7 1 (0.060%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.060%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.060%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.48%) Zemax
3 6 (0.36%) Simulink
4 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.18%) Mingle
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.060%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.060%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.36%) Magento
2 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.12%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.12%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.060%) assyst
4 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.060%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.20%) Force.com
4 18 (1.08%) BrowserStack
5 13 (0.78%) SaaS
6 11 (0.66%) GitHub
7 10 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.60%) Sauce Labs
8 9 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.42%) IaaS
10 7 (0.42%) PaaS
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.060%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.060%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.060%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.060%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.18%) Wireless
2 48 (2.88%) Internet
3 34 (2.04%) HTTP
4 29 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.96%) VoIP
6 11 (0.66%) VoLTE
7 9 (0.54%) Firewall
7 9 (0.54%) GPRS
7 9 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (0.54%) SSL
7 9 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.48%) GSM
8 8 (0.48%) UMTS
9 7 (0.42%) LTE
10 6 (0.36%) LDAP
10 6 (0.36%) TETRA
11 5 (0.30%) IMAP
11 5 (0.30%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.30%) SMTP
11 5 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 35 (2.10%) Big Data
3 35 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.38%) MySQL
5 14 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 10 (0.60%) MarkLogic
8 9 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (0.48%) Triplestore
10 5 (0.30%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.12%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.12%) DB2
12 2 (0.12%) GIS
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 815 (48.89%) Selenium
2 405 (24.30%) Cucumber
3 308 (18.48%) WebDriver
4 256 (15.36%) JIRA
5 242 (14.52%) Jenkins
6 190 (11.40%) JMeter
7 174 (10.44%) SoapUI
8 152 (9.12%) Git (software)
9 143 (8.58%) SpecFlow
10 125 (7.50%) JUnit
11 110 (6.60%) Visual Studio
12 105 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
13 83 (4.98%) Appium
14 71 (4.26%) HP UFT
15 69 (4.14%) LoadRunner
16 64 (3.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 62 (3.72%) JBehave
18 59 (3.54%) Protractor
19 51 (3.06%) TeamCity
20 49 (2.94%) TestNG
General
1 223 (13.38%) Finance
2 115 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 90 (5.40%) Retail
4 66 (3.96%) Electronics
5 53 (3.18%) Banking
6 48 (2.88%) Marketing
7 37 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.68%) Automotive
9 23 (1.38%) Advertising
9 23 (1.38%) Aerospace
10 21 (1.26%) Back Office
11 18 (1.08%) Legal
12 17 (1.02%) Games
13 15 (0.90%) Publishing
14 13 (0.78%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.72%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.48%) Polish Language
17 5 (0.30%) Military
18 3 (0.18%) Avionics
19 2 (0.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (12.18%) .NET
2 141 (8.46%) XML
3 135 (8.10%) Gherkin
4 131 (7.86%) Web Services
5 111 (6.66%) SOAP
6 101 (6.06%) REST
7 98 (5.88%) HTML
8 95 (5.70%) RESTful
9 64 (3.84%) CSS
10 43 (2.58%) JSON
11 32 (1.92%) AngularJS
12 23 (1.38%) Behat
13 22 (1.32%) DOM
13 22 (1.32%) Node.js
14 19 (1.14%) Apache Flex
15 17 (1.02%) React
16 16 (0.96%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.72%) J2EE
18 11 (0.66%) Hibernate
19 10 (0.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 173 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 73 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 41 (2.46%) User Experience
5 37 (2.22%) Fintech
6 30 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
8 22 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 16 (0.96%) RIA
10 15 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 14 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
12 12 (0.72%) Robotics
13 11 (0.66%) iPad
14 9 (0.54%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.42%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.42%) Life Science
15 7 (0.42%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.42%) Online Banking
16 6 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 219 (13.14%) Linux
1 219 (13.14%) Windows
2 85 (5.10%) Android
3 75 (4.50%) Unix
4 70 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (0.66%) Solaris
6 10 (0.60%) Debian
7 9 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.060%) AIX
10 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.060%) VMS
10 1 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1405 (84.28%) Test Automation
2 1088 (65.27%) Agile Software Development
3 411 (24.66%) BDD
4 408 (24.48%) Test Scripting
5 368 (22.08%) Scrum
6 349 (20.94%) TDD
7 337 (20.22%) Software Testing
8 297 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
9 227 (13.62%) Manual Testing
10 223 (13.38%) Regression Testing
11 208 (12.48%) Software Engineering
12 198 (11.88%) Test Strategy
13 186 (11.16%) Functional Testing
14 185 (11.10%) Performance Testing
15 179 (10.74%) SDLC
16 162 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
17 159 (9.54%) Exploratory Testing
18 151 (9.06%) SDET
19 109 (6.54%) OO
20 107 (6.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 638 (38.27%) Java
2 451 (27.05%) C#
3 403 (24.18%) SQL
4 359 (21.54%) Python
5 185 (11.10%) Ruby
6 165 (9.90%) JavaScript
7 118 (7.08%) C++
8 104 (6.24%) C
9 69 (4.14%) PHP
10 64 (3.84%) Perl
11 47 (2.82%) T-SQL
12 44 (2.64%) Bash Shell
13 36 (2.16%) Groovy
14 32 (1.92%) Scala
15 29 (1.74%) PowerShell
16 26 (1.56%) VBScript
17 21 (1.26%) MATLAB
18 20 (1.20%) Shell Script
19 18 (1.08%) PL/SQL
20 15 (0.90%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 313 (18.78%) ISTQB
2 298 (17.88%) Degree
3 294 (17.64%) ISEB
4 119 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 77 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 48 (2.88%) DV Cleared
7 45 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 43 (2.58%) SC Cleared
9 26 (1.56%) PhD
10 16 (0.96%) Master's Degree
11 14 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 13 (0.78%) HND
13 11 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.48%) CCNA
15 8 (0.48%) HNC
16 5 (0.30%) MCSE
16 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
17 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 601 (36.05%) QA
2 5 (0.30%) SLA
3 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.060%) DICOM
4 1 (0.060%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.060%) JTAG
4 1 (0.060%) MiFID
4 1 (0.060%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.14%) Firmware
3 11 (0.66%) Docker
4 7 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.36%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.060%) KVM
7 1 (0.060%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.060%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.42%) Nagios
3 6 (0.36%) Puppet
4 3 (0.18%) Kibana
5 2 (0.12%) Grafana
5 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.060%) Ansible
6 1 (0.060%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.060%) Graphite
6 1 (0.060%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.060%) Terraform
Vendors
1 137 (8.22%) Microsoft
2 90 (5.40%) HP
3 73 (4.38%) Oracle
4 37 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (1.68%) Atlassian
6 25 (1.50%) SAP
7 20 (1.20%) VMware
8 14 (0.84%) Google
9 11 (0.66%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
10 10 (0.60%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.36%) Cisco
12 5 (0.30%) Apiary
13 4 (0.24%) BroadSoft
13 4 (0.24%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.24%) Cognizant
13 4 (0.24%) Ericsson
13 4 (0.24%) IBM
14 3 (0.18%) Informatica
14 3 (0.18%) TOWER Software
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + free parking, flexi time
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 45000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000- £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Mindera
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum 6 Monthly Bonus - Quarterly Pay Revi
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Innodigital
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago