The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 95 71 94
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.44% 1.40% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.47% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 7
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £36,500 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1096 883 989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 97.08% 95.05% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 937 797 866
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Bedfordshire region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -24 2 £28,750 -21.23%
Luton -9 1 £34,500 +15.00%
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (68.18%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) Manufacturing
4 9 (40.91%) Bugzilla
4 9 (40.91%) C
4 9 (40.91%) C++
4 9 (40.91%) Java
4 9 (40.91%) Use Case
4 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
4 9 (40.91%) Subversion
4 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
5 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) EMC
6 7 (31.82%) Military
6 7 (31.82%) Validation
7 6 (27.27%) UML
7 6 (27.27%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (27.27%) Test Planning
8 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
8 5 (22.73%) ISEB
9 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
9 4 (18.18%) Selenium
9 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
10 3 (13.64%) SaaS
10 3 (13.64%) Cyber Security
10 3 (13.64%) QA
10 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
10 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
10 3 (13.64%) Software Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (40.91%) Bugzilla
2 9 (40.91%) Subversion
3 6 (27.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.09%) TestNG
General
1 10 (45.45%) Manufacturing
2 7 (31.82%) Military
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Use Case
1 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Validation
4 6 (27.27%) UML
4 6 (27.27%) Test Planning
5 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Cyber Security
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.09%) System Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Software Architecture
8 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C
1 9 (40.91%) C++
1 9 (40.91%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) DO-160
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) EMC
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Lumesse
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