Period
to 20 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 277 309 385
Rank change year-on-year +32 +76 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1,573 1,821 1,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.11% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.16% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,282 1,446 1,215
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,548 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +7.50% -

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 130,140 156,813 167,354
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,794 126,329 133,994
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 October 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 October 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 +29 1,463 £47,500 +5.56% 272
UK excluding London +21 1,089 £43,548 +1.27% 270
London +29 457 £60,000 +9.09% 40
South East +56 375 £45,000 +5.88% 62
North of England -12 229 £43,000 -4.44% 41
South West +11 158 £42,500 +6.25% 38
East of England +6 130 £50,000 +5.26% 67
Midlands +10 114 £47,500 +5.56% 24
Yorkshire -11 107 £44,323 -1.50% 19
North West -3 91 £43,597 -3.12% 16
West Midlands +45 87 £47,500 +11.76% 10
Scotland -31 43 £40,000 -1.23% 23
Wales +8 34 £39,000 +4.00% 12
North East +31 31 £39,405 +12.58% 6
East Midlands -15 25 £42,250 -15.50% 14
Northern Ireland -9 7 £37,500 - 3

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1,254 (79.72%) Test Automation
2 938 (59.63%) Agile Software Development
3 680 (43.23%) Selenium
4 554 (35.22%) Java
5 525 (33.38%) QA
6 471 (29.94%) C#
7 373 (23.71%) Cucumber
8 329 (20.92%) BDD
9 326 (20.72%) Python
10 322 (20.47%) Test Scripting
11 317 (20.15%) Software Testing
12 307 (19.52%) SQL
13 305 (19.39%) Scrum
14 284 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
15 273 (17.36%) JIRA
16 251 (15.96%) Degree
17 241 (15.32%) TDD
18 240 (15.26%) JavaScript
19 234 (14.88%) Git (software)
20 227 (14.43%) SDLC
21 224 (14.24%) ISTQB
22 222 (14.11%) DevOps
23 218 (13.86%) SDET
24 214 (13.60%) WebDriver
24 214 (13.60%) Performance Testing
25 212 (13.48%) Jenkins
26 194 (12.33%) Manual Testing
26 194 (12.33%) JMeter
27 184 (11.70%) API Testing
27 184 (11.70%) 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
1 101 (6.42%) Confluence
2 21 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.02%) CMS
5 15 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.76%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.57%) IIS
8 6 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.32%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.064%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (0.64%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.064%) Simulink
4 1 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 134 (8.52%) AWS
2 130 (8.26%) Azure
3 55 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
4 52 (3.31%) BrowserStack
5 41 (2.61%) SaaS
6 33 (2.10%) GCP
7 24 (1.53%) GitHub
8 21 (1.34%) Sauce Labs
9 18 (1.14%) OpenShift
10 15 (0.95%) Serverless
11 12 (0.76%) CloudBees
12 10 (0.64%) BlazeMeter
12 10 (0.64%) Datadog
13 8 (0.51%) PaaS
14 7 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.45%) IaaS
14 7 (0.45%) Slack
15 6 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.97%) Internet
2 29 (1.84%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.34%) Wireless
4 19 (1.21%) Wireshark
5 16 (1.02%) Firewall
5 16 (1.02%) HTTP
6 15 (0.95%) Broadband
6 15 (0.95%) DAB
6 15 (0.95%) LTE
7 12 (0.76%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.70%) Skype
9 10 (0.64%) ATM
10 9 (0.57%) DNS
11 8 (0.51%) VoLTE
12 6 (0.38%) VLAN
13 5 (0.32%) UMTS
14 4 (0.25%) Ethernet
14 4 (0.25%) GPRS
14 4 (0.25%) GSM
14 4 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.05%) Big Data
3 33 (2.10%) MySQL
4 27 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (1.46%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 22 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 15 (0.95%) GIS
10 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.83%) Redis
12 10 (0.64%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.51%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
14 8 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 680 (43.23%) Selenium
2 373 (23.71%) Cucumber
3 273 (17.36%) JIRA
4 234 (14.88%) Git (software)
5 214 (13.60%) WebDriver
6 212 (13.48%) Jenkins
7 194 (12.33%) JMeter
8 123 (7.82%) SpecFlow
9 104 (6.61%) LoadRunner
10 96 (6.10%) SoapUI
11 94 (5.98%) Appium
12 65 (4.13%) Maven
13 62 (3.94%) JUnit
13 62 (3.94%) NUnit
14 57 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
15 52 (3.31%) Visual Studio
16 50 (3.18%) HP UFT
17 49 (3.12%) TeamCity
18 47 (2.99%) eggPlant
19 41 (2.61%) NeoLoad
General
1 144 (9.15%) Finance
2 84 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 60 (3.81%) Retail
4 48 (3.05%) Public Sector
5 43 (2.73%) Banking
6 39 (2.48%) Marketing
7 38 (2.42%) Electronics
7 38 (2.42%) Manufacturing
8 32 (2.03%) Games
9 19 (1.21%) Aerospace
10 15 (0.95%) Billing
11 14 (0.89%) Advertising
12 10 (0.64%) Back Office
13 9 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.51%) Automotive
15 7 (0.45%) Legal
16 6 (0.38%) Law
16 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (8.39%) .NET
2 108 (6.87%) Web Services
3 103 (6.55%) REST
4 100 (6.36%) Gherkin
5 71 (4.51%) SOAP
6 61 (3.88%) React
7 59 (3.75%) HTML
8 54 (3.43%) XML
9 53 (3.37%) RESTful
10 51 (3.24%) CSS
11 45 (2.86%) JSON
11 45 (2.86%) Kafka
12 38 (2.42%) Node.js
13 33 (2.10%) AngularJS
14 25 (1.59%) Spring
15 24 (1.53%) Middleware
16 18 (1.14%) ASP.NET
17 16 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 16 (1.02%) WebdriverIO
18 13 (0.83%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.58%) Mobile App
2 67 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.50%) Algorithms
4 54 (3.43%) User Experience
5 45 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 42 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
7 30 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.08%) Virtual Team
9 15 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 15 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
10 14 (0.89%) Robotics
11 13 (0.83%) Life Science
12 12 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (0.70%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.57%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.57%) Renewable Energy
15 8 (0.51%) Data Centre
16 7 (0.45%) CCTV
16 7 (0.45%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 165 (10.49%) Linux
2 140 (8.90%) Windows
3 99 (6.29%) Apple iOS
4 96 (6.10%) Android
5 95 (6.04%) Unix
6 13 (0.83%) Mac OS
7 12 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.25%) Robot Operating System
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.19%) CentOS
10 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.064%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.064%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,254 (79.72%) Test Automation
2 938 (59.63%) Agile Software Development
3 329 (20.92%) BDD
4 322 (20.47%) Test Scripting
5 317 (20.15%) Software Testing
6 305 (19.39%) Scrum
7 284 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
8 241 (15.32%) TDD
9 227 (14.43%) SDLC
10 222 (14.11%) DevOps
11 218 (13.86%) SDET
12 214 (13.60%) Performance Testing
13 194 (12.33%) Manual Testing
14 184 (11.70%) API Testing
14 184 (11.70%) Mentoring
15 182 (11.57%) Software Engineering
15 182 (11.57%) Test Strategy
16 157 (9.98%) Non-Functional Testing
17 153 (9.73%) Coaching
18 145 (9.22%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 554 (35.22%) Java
2 471 (29.94%) C#
3 326 (20.72%) Python
4 307 (19.52%) SQL
5 240 (15.26%) JavaScript
6 121 (7.69%) Ruby
7 102 (6.48%) C
8 99 (6.29%) C++
9 47 (2.99%) PowerShell
10 43 (2.73%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.72%) PHP
12 26 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 20 (1.27%) Go
14 19 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.21%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.08%) Perl
16 15 (0.95%) Scala
17 14 (0.89%) Kotlin
18 12 (0.76%) Groovy
19 11 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 251 (15.96%) Degree
2 224 (14.24%) ISTQB
3 178 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 145 (9.22%) SC Cleared
5 115 (7.31%) ISEB
6 81 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 68 (4.32%) DV Cleared
8 47 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 16 (1.02%) CCNA
11 13 (0.83%) CISSP
11 13 (0.83%) MCSE
11 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.76%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (0.76%) GIAC
12 12 (0.76%) Linux+ Certification
12 12 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
12 12 (0.76%) SANS
12 12 (0.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 525 (33.38%) QA
2 11 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.51%) WCAG
4 6 (0.38%) GDPR
5 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.25%) JTAG
6 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.064%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.064%) NCSC
8 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.064%) SLA
8 1 (0.064%) TickIT
System Software
1 108 (6.87%) Docker
2 25 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 22 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.89%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.76%) Firmware
6 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.19%) IAG
7 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.19%) vSphere
7 3 (0.19%) XenApp
8 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 68 (4.32%) Kubernetes
2 65 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (2.03%) HP ALM
4 20 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.21%) Kibana
6 15 (0.95%) Netcool
7 14 (0.89%) Ansible
7 14 (0.89%) Puppet
8 13 (0.83%) AirWatch
9 12 (0.76%) Marathon
9 12 (0.76%) Mesos
10 6 (0.38%) Nessus
10 6 (0.38%) Rancher
11 4 (0.25%) Terraform
12 3 (0.19%) Fluentd
12 3 (0.19%) Istio
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.19%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.19%) SCOM
12 3 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 165 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 77 (4.90%) HP
3 63 (4.01%) Oracle
4 34 (2.16%) Google
5 30 (1.91%) Atlassian
6 29 (1.84%) VMware
7 26 (1.65%) WorldPay
8 22 (1.40%) Remedy
9 18 (1.14%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 14 (0.89%) SAP
11 12 (0.76%) Citrix
12 11 (0.70%) Genesys
12 11 (0.70%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.70%) Xamarin
13 10 (0.64%) IBM
14 9 (0.57%) Informatica
14 9 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.57%) Splunk
15 8 (0.51%) Pega
16 7 (0.45%) Teradata