Software Test Engineers Jobs and Recruitment

KO2 recruit for contract and permanent, remote and hybrid software test engineer jobs. We specialise in test engineering roles using manual and automated testing skills.

Current Software Test Engineer Jobs UK

See above for our current opportunities for test engineer contract jobs and permanent roles. Not all our jobs are advertised right away, so please get in touch to discuss other requirements that might be relevant to you.

Our Expertise in Software Testing Recruitment

KO2 has 25 years of experience recruiting for contract test engineers and permanent roles, covering both software tests and electronics tests.

With a lot of experience recruiting test requirements for electronics and embedded software businesses, we can give genuine market advice on what skills and experience are available on the market, and what standard test solutions are used by businesses within each industry sector.

We have worked with manual testers and automated test developers and helped place them with clients in a variety of sectors. From LabVIEW test engineer jobs to electronics test engineer and system testing jobs, we have the industry expertise across the UK to match candidates with the right roles.


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Why We’re The Right Partner

In recent years, KO2 has seen clients looking to move away from manual testing to automated test solutions. The automated test skills we typically get asked to recruit for are Python, LabVIEW, TestStand and C#.

We have experience placing test architects who develop test frameworks from scratch to test engineers who develop test cases and test scripts for an existing test framework. We have recruited testers for a range of sectors, many of which are testing safety-critical/functional safety products.

Previous success stories involve placing electronics engineers throughout the electronic product development lifecycle, working from concept design to EMC testing and manufacture. Recent industries have included automotive, aerospace, consumer, IoT, medical devices/digital healthcare, smart metering and wearables.

Both hardware and software need testing within an electronics embedded systems business. We work with testers who know how to do embedded software testing, mobile app testing, hardware testing and component-level and system tests.

The typical electronics roles we work on require engineers to have some of the following experience: analogue, high-speed digital, mixed-signal design, ASIC, FPGA, PCB design/PCB layout, RF, EMC or SMPSU/power supply design. We have every element of testing covered.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

“We’ve used KO2 for our technical recruitment for a few years now. They have become our default agency as they understand our technical requirements and have supplied us excellent staff over the years. Thoroughly recommended.”

Martin Williams, Engineering Director

Skills We Recruit For

We cover every niche skill that an electronics business needs, operating throughout the full product lifecycle.

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Test Engineer Jobs UK – FAQs

What other similar jobs are there to Software Testing jobs?

Software engineer, quality assurance analyst, test engineer, data analyst and software design engineer are all roles that are quite similar to software testing jobs. They all require work with software and have an analytical element that will often involve reviewing programs and testing software for bugs and errors, so are good roles for people that already have software testing experience. 

What is the average salary for testing engineer jobs?

According to data from Glassdoor, the average annual salary for a testing engineer in the UK is £38,284. When starting in the role you are likely to earn closer to £30,000, whilst those in the profession with more experience can earn over £50,000 in the role.

Which places are popular for software testing recruitment?

When it comes to jobs in the software development and testing industry, London, Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh are some of the best cities in the UK where there is a lot of recruitment for these kinds of roles. This is because a lot of software companies are based in these cities, so there’s a lot of demand for people to work in this industry.

Get in Touch

If you’re a test engineer looking for a job in electronic embedded systems, we would love to speak to you and find out more about what you’re looking for.