Period
to 20 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 267 302 335
Rank change year-on-year +35 +33 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1,736 1,913 1,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.11% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.15% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,359 1,587 1,408
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.10%

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 137,845 166,066 166,175
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.36% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 109,716 135,052 136,839
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.97%

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 June 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 June 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 +36 1,596 £45,000 +2.27% 376
UK excluding London -5 1,172 £42,500 +2.41% 324
London +103 544 £55,000 +4.76% 89
South East -4 366 £42,500 +6.25% 69
North of England +4 268 £43,646 +2.70% 59
South West -14 158 £42,557 +6.39% 49
North West +40 134 £45,000 +12.50% 33
East of England -11 133 £45,000 - 70
Midlands +15 124 £38,807 -8.69% 40
Yorkshire -34 109 £43,646 -3.01% 15
West Midlands +31 88 £37,500 -6.25% 23
Scotland +9 81 £45,000 +28.57% 19
Wales +17 38 £37,500 - 15
East Midlands -19 34 £42,500 -5.56% 17
North East +27 25 £42,500 +25.93% 11
Northern Ireland -20 4 £43,750 +9.38% 3

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 1,391 (80.13%) Test Automation
2 1,050 (60.48%) Agile Software Development
3 819 (47.18%) Selenium
4 653 (37.62%) Java
5 612 (35.25%) QA
6 553 (31.85%) C#
7 470 (27.07%) Cucumber
8 425 (24.48%) BDD
9 420 (24.19%) Python
10 386 (22.24%) Continuous Integration
11 380 (21.89%) Software Testing
12 374 (21.54%) Test Scripting
13 356 (20.51%) Scrum
14 331 (19.07%) SQL
15 329 (18.95%) JIRA
16 307 (17.68%) Degree
17 302 (17.40%) ISTQB
18 294 (16.94%) Jenkins
19 291 (16.76%) TDD
20 270 (15.55%) JavaScript
20 270 (15.55%) Test Strategy
20 270 (15.55%) DevOps
21 264 (15.21%) WebDriver
22 255 (14.69%) Git (software)
23 239 (13.77%) SDET
24 225 (12.96%) Performance Testing
25 224 (12.90%) Linux
26 222 (12.79%) Manual Testing
27 219 (12.62%) API Testing
28 212 (12.21%) SDLC

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 89 (5.13%) Confluence
2 34 (1.96%) IIS
3 17 (0.98%) Apache Spark
4 13 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.17%) nginx
9 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.058%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (1.44%) Chatbot
2 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.058%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.058%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 168 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.76%) SaaS
4 41 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (1.96%) BrowserStack
6 33 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 29 (1.67%) GitHub
8 16 (0.92%) Slack
9 14 (0.81%) Sauce Labs
10 9 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 9 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.46%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.40%) Office 365
13 6 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
14 5 (0.29%) npm
15 4 (0.23%) Power Platform
15 4 (0.23%) Trello
16 3 (0.17%) NuGet
17 2 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.00%) HTTP
2 51 (2.94%) Broadband
3 26 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 26 (1.50%) Wireless
4 18 (1.04%) Ethernet
4 18 (1.04%) LTE
5 16 (0.92%) Internet
5 16 (0.92%) Wireshark
6 15 (0.86%) Skype
7 13 (0.75%) VLAN
8 12 (0.69%) 3G
8 12 (0.69%) DNS
9 11 (0.63%) MPLS
10 10 (0.58%) 4G
10 10 (0.58%) SNMP
11 9 (0.52%) RS-485
11 9 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.46%) GSM
12 8 (0.46%) Modbus
12 8 (0.46%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.74%) Big Data
3 39 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.73%) Hadoop
5 27 (1.56%) MySQL
6 21 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.98%) GIS
8 14 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
8 14 (0.81%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.63%) Apache Hive
10 8 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.46%) DB2
10 8 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.40%) Data Lake
11 7 (0.40%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.35%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.35%) HBase
12 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 819 (47.18%) Selenium
2 470 (27.07%) Cucumber
3 329 (18.95%) JIRA
4 294 (16.94%) Jenkins
5 264 (15.21%) WebDriver
6 255 (14.69%) Git (software)
7 193 (11.12%) JMeter
8 189 (10.89%) SoapUI
9 188 (10.83%) SpecFlow
10 122 (7.03%) LoadRunner
11 96 (5.53%) Maven
12 76 (4.38%) Appium
13 70 (4.03%) TeamCity
14 64 (3.69%) NUnit
15 61 (3.51%) JUnit
16 58 (3.34%) Visual Studio
17 57 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
18 53 (3.05%) HP UFT
19 39 (2.25%) FitNesse
20 38 (2.19%) Subversion
General
1 193 (11.12%) Finance
2 132 (7.60%) Telecoms
3 72 (4.15%) Retail
4 68 (3.92%) Manufacturing
5 61 (3.51%) Marketing
6 53 (3.05%) Electronics
7 45 (2.59%) Aerospace
8 34 (1.96%) Banking
9 29 (1.67%) Games
9 29 (1.67%) Law
10 13 (0.75%) Advertising
10 13 (0.75%) Legal
11 11 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.52%) Back Office
12 9 (0.52%) Billing
13 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.29%) Publishing
15 4 (0.23%) Automotive
15 4 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (10.77%) .NET
2 153 (8.81%) Web Services
3 144 (8.29%) Gherkin
4 138 (7.95%) REST
5 90 (5.18%) SOAP
6 89 (5.13%) XML
7 62 (3.57%) HTML
8 52 (3.00%) JSON
9 47 (2.71%) RESTful
10 40 (2.30%) CSS
11 32 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 31 (1.79%) Node.js
12 31 (1.79%) React
13 21 (1.21%) Spring
14 19 (1.09%) Swagger
15 18 (1.04%) Jest
15 18 (1.04%) Middleware
16 16 (0.92%) WebdriverIO
17 15 (0.86%) HTML5
18 14 (0.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 87 (5.01%) Mobile App
2 84 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.17%) Algorithms
4 52 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (2.71%) User Experience
6 45 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
7 38 (2.19%) Client/Server
8 33 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
10 22 (1.27%) Life Science
11 15 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
12 14 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.75%) Cloud Native
13 13 (0.75%) Internet of Things
13 13 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (0.63%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
15 9 (0.52%) Social Media
16 7 (0.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 7 (0.40%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 224 (12.90%) Linux
2 198 (11.41%) Windows
3 79 (4.55%) Unix
4 68 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 63 (3.63%) Android
6 26 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.23%) zOS
10 3 (0.17%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.12%) Solaris
12 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.058%) MVS
12 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.058%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.058%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.058%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,391 (80.13%) Test Automation
2 1,050 (60.48%) Agile Software Development
3 425 (24.48%) BDD
4 386 (22.24%) Continuous Integration
5 380 (21.89%) Software Testing
6 374 (21.54%) Test Scripting
7 356 (20.51%) Scrum
8 291 (16.76%) TDD
9 270 (15.55%) DevOps
9 270 (15.55%) Test Strategy
10 239 (13.77%) SDET
11 225 (12.96%) Performance Testing
12 222 (12.79%) Manual Testing
13 219 (12.62%) API Testing
14 212 (12.21%) SDLC
15 198 (11.41%) Regression Testing
16 178 (10.25%) Non-Functional Testing
17 166 (9.56%) Mentoring
18 163 (9.39%) Software Engineering
19 147 (8.47%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 653 (37.62%) Java
2 553 (31.85%) C#
3 420 (24.19%) Python
4 331 (19.07%) SQL
5 270 (15.55%) JavaScript
6 166 (9.56%) Ruby
7 119 (6.85%) C++
8 86 (4.95%) C
9 73 (4.21%) PowerShell
10 62 (3.57%) PHP
11 43 (2.48%) Bash Shell
12 40 (2.30%) T-SQL
13 28 (1.61%) Go
14 20 (1.15%) Perl
15 19 (1.09%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.04%) Scala
17 12 (0.69%) Groovy
17 12 (0.69%) R
18 9 (0.52%) Apple Swift
18 9 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 307 (17.68%) Degree
2 302 (17.40%) ISTQB
3 191 (11.00%) ISEB
4 115 (6.62%) Security Cleared
5 94 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 76 (4.38%) SC Cleared
7 64 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 52 (3.00%) DV Cleared
9 33 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 16 (0.92%) HNC
11 12 (0.69%) PhD
12 11 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.52%) HND
14 7 (0.40%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.35%) CCNA
15 6 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.35%) CISSP
15 6 (0.35%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (0.35%) MCSE
15 6 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 612 (35.25%) QA
2 18 (1.04%) WCAG
3 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.12%) GDPR
5 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.058%) DO-254
5 1 (0.058%) TickIT
System Software
1 53 (3.05%) Docker
2 27 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.86%) Firmware
6 11 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 105 (6.05%) HP Quality Center
2 46 (2.65%) HP ALM
3 32 (1.84%) Kubernetes
4 23 (1.32%) Puppet
5 19 (1.09%) Ansible
6 18 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (0.86%) Nessus
8 6 (0.35%) Kibana
8 6 (0.35%) Netcool
8 6 (0.35%) SCCM
9 5 (0.29%) Terraform
9 5 (0.29%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.23%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.058%) Fluentd
11 1 (0.058%) Istio
11 1 (0.058%) Marathon
11 1 (0.058%) Mesos
11 1 (0.058%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 183 (10.54%) Microsoft
2 117 (6.74%) HP
3 62 (3.57%) Oracle
4 35 (2.02%) Google
5 31 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (1.61%) SAP
7 22 (1.27%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 22 (1.27%) VMware
8 18 (1.04%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.04%) Pega
9 14 (0.81%) IBM
9 14 (0.81%) New Relic
9 14 (0.81%) WorldPay
10 11 (0.63%) Remedy
11 9 (0.52%) Apple
11 9 (0.52%) NVIDIA
12 8 (0.46%) Informatica
12 8 (0.46%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.46%) Splunk
12 8 (0.46%) Teradata