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The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 383 343 224
Rank change year-on-year -40 -119 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 651 356 89
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.87% 0.86% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.92% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 426 287 81
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £62,216
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -19.63% +30.98%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £115,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. 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
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 69,644 38,689 8,354
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 93.23% 95.04%
Number of salaries quoted 42,545 29,699 7,308
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Test Engineer
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Test Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Test Engineer trend for jobs with a WFH option

Test Engineer
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Test Engineer.

Test Engineer salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Test Engineer over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Test Engineer salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, Test Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 545 (83.72%) Test Automation
2 365 (56.07%) Agile
3 335 (51.46%) Software Testing
4 261 (40.09%) Selenium
5 249 (38.25%) QA
6 232 (35.64%) Java
7 189 (29.03%) CI/CD
8 187 (28.73%) C#
9 186 (28.57%) Python
9 186 (28.57%) Social Skills
10 183 (28.11%) JavaScript
11 158 (24.27%) Finance
12 153 (23.50%) DevOps
13 145 (22.27%) JIRA
14 130 (19.97%) Azure
15 127 (19.51%) API Testing
16 122 (18.74%) Cucumber
16 122 (18.74%) Test Strategy
17 117 (17.97%) BDD
18 115 (17.67%) Software Engineering
18 115 (17.67%) Test Scripting
19 108 (16.59%) Git (software)
19 108 (16.59%) REST
20 106 (16.28%) Scrum
21 105 (16.13%) Jenkins
22 104 (15.98%) Manual Testing
23 102 (15.67%) TDD
23 102 (15.67%) AWS
24 99 (15.21%) SDET
25 97 (14.90%) SQL

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 72 (11.06%) Confluence
2 10 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.31%) WordPress
6 1 (0.15%) CMS
6 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.77%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 130 (19.97%) Azure
2 102 (15.67%) AWS
3 56 (8.60%) GitHub
3 56 (8.60%) SaaS
4 46 (7.07%) Azure DevOps
5 37 (5.68%) BrowserStack
6 20 (3.07%) Sauce Labs
7 19 (2.92%) GCP
8 13 (2.00%) PaaS
9 12 (1.84%) OpenShift
10 10 (1.54%) CloudBees
10 10 (1.54%) IaaS
11 6 (0.92%) BlazeMeter
11 6 (0.92%) Firebase
12 5 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.15%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.92%) HTTP
2 23 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.92%) Wireshark
4 16 (2.46%) Broadband
4 16 (2.46%) Modbus
4 16 (2.46%) RS-422
4 16 (2.46%) RS-485
5 13 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (1.84%) DHCP
6 12 (1.84%) IMAP
6 12 (1.84%) SSL
6 12 (1.84%) tcpdump
7 10 (1.54%) Internet
8 9 (1.38%) Multicast
9 7 (1.08%) AMQP
9 7 (1.08%) MQTT
10 6 (0.92%) IPsec
10 6 (0.92%) IPv4
10 6 (0.92%) IPv6
10 6 (0.92%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.45%) MongoDB
3 23 (3.53%) Big Data
4 17 (2.61%) MySQL
5 10 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.38%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.08%) DynamoDB
8 6 (0.92%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.61%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.61%) Redis
10 3 (0.46%) Informix
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.31%) DB2
11 2 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.15%) Power BI
12 1 (0.15%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 261 (40.09%) Selenium
2 145 (22.27%) JIRA
3 122 (18.74%) Cucumber
4 108 (16.59%) Git (software)
5 105 (16.13%) Jenkins
6 89 (13.67%) SpecFlow
7 86 (13.21%) WebDriver
8 84 (12.90%) Postman
9 71 (10.91%) Cypress.io
10 63 (9.68%) JMeter
11 50 (7.68%) JUnit
12 47 (7.22%) Appium
13 29 (4.45%) LoadRunner
14 24 (3.69%) Robot Framework
14 24 (3.69%) SoapUI
14 24 (3.69%) Zephyr
15 23 (3.53%) GitLab
16 21 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (3.07%) Bitbucket
17 20 (3.07%) Gatling
General
1 186 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 158 (24.27%) Finance
3 72 (11.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 70 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (9.98%) Public Sector
6 41 (6.30%) Retail
7 30 (4.61%) Electronics
8 26 (3.99%) Telecoms
9 24 (3.69%) Banking
10 23 (3.53%) Games
11 16 (2.46%) Marketing
12 12 (1.84%) Law
12 12 (1.84%) Organisational Skills
13 10 (1.54%) Documentation Skills
14 9 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
14 9 (1.38%) Manufacturing
15 7 (1.08%) Legal
15 7 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
16 6 (0.92%) Humanities
16 6 (0.92%) Social Science
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (16.59%) REST
2 61 (9.37%) SOAP
3 53 (8.14%) .NET
4 42 (6.45%) Web Services
5 41 (6.30%) JSON
6 39 (5.99%) Gherkin
7 33 (5.07%) HTML
8 32 (4.92%) Node.js
9 28 (4.30%) Jest
10 27 (4.15%) XML
11 22 (3.38%) CSS
12 20 (3.07%) pytest
13 18 (2.76%) Chai
13 18 (2.76%) RESTful
14 17 (2.61%) AngularJS
15 13 (2.00%) WebdriverIO
16 12 (1.84%) Kafka
16 12 (1.84%) WireMock
17 11 (1.69%) .NET Core
18 10 (1.54%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.60%) Mobile App
2 30 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (4.30%) User Experience
4 22 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.07%) Cyberattack
6 19 (2.92%) Blockchain
7 17 (2.61%) Algorithms
7 17 (2.61%) Cyber Defence
8 15 (2.30%) Cardano
9 14 (2.15%) Robotics
9 14 (2.15%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.84%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (1.84%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.84%) IoT
10 12 (1.84%) Over-the-Top Content
10 12 (1.84%) Social Media
11 11 (1.69%) Cybercrime
11 11 (1.69%) Life Science
12 10 (1.54%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.54%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 90 (13.82%) Linux
2 39 (5.99%) Android
3 34 (5.22%) Windows
4 22 (3.38%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.92%) Unix
6 2 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (83.72%) Test Automation
2 365 (56.07%) Agile
3 335 (51.46%) Software Testing
4 189 (29.03%) CI/CD
5 153 (23.50%) DevOps
6 127 (19.51%) API Testing
7 122 (18.74%) Test Strategy
8 117 (17.97%) BDD
9 115 (17.67%) Software Engineering
9 115 (17.67%) Test Scripting
10 106 (16.28%) Scrum
11 104 (15.98%) Manual Testing
12 102 (15.67%) TDD
13 99 (15.21%) SDET
14 90 (13.82%) Non-Functional Testing
15 88 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
17 75 (11.52%) Regression Testing
18 70 (10.75%) Performance Testing
19 69 (10.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 232 (35.64%) Java
2 187 (28.73%) C#
3 186 (28.57%) Python
4 183 (28.11%) JavaScript
5 97 (14.90%) SQL
6 37 (5.68%) TypeScript
7 35 (5.38%) C++
8 30 (4.61%) Ruby
9 26 (3.99%) Bash
10 22 (3.38%) C
11 15 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.15%) Ada
13 10 (1.54%) Kotlin
14 9 (1.38%) XPath
15 8 (1.23%) ES6
15 8 (1.23%) Groovy
16 7 (1.08%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.92%) Dart
17 6 (0.92%) PHP
18 5 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (13.21%) ISTQB
2 69 (10.60%) Degree
3 51 (7.83%) Security Cleared
4 48 (7.37%) ISEB
5 44 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 30 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (2.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (2.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 9 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.15%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
12 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (38.25%) QA
2 57 (8.76%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.31%) IEC 62304
3 2 (0.31%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.31%) WCAG
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (7.99%) Docker
2 15 (2.30%) Hyper-V
2 15 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (5.84%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.15%) HP ALM
3 13 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.77%) Terraform
5 1 (0.15%) Grafana
5 1 (0.15%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.38%) Atlassian
3 17 (2.61%) Oracle
4 15 (2.30%) VMware
5 14 (2.15%) Google
5 14 (2.15%) HP
6 13 (2.00%) SAP
7 12 (1.84%) Dynatrace
8 9 (1.38%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.61%) Sybase
11 3 (0.46%) CA
12 2 (0.31%) IBM
12 2 (0.31%) Mercator
13 1 (0.15%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.15%) Apple
13 1 (0.15%) Checkmarx
13 1 (0.15%) F5
13 1 (0.15%) Micro Focus
13 1 (0.15%) Palo Alto