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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 82 111 89
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 3 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.88% 0.25% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.27% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 23
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +31.57%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
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
1089 1128 1140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.44% 94.87% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1048 1002
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 +33 6 £47,500 +26.66%
Luton -5 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
2 5 (35.71%) LabVIEW
2 5 (35.71%) Electronics
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) ISO 9001
2 5 (35.71%) HNC
2 5 (35.71%) QA
2 5 (35.71%) JTAG
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Office 365
5 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
6 1 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) SOAP
6 1 (7.14%) 3G

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) 3G
1 1 (7.14%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) LabVIEW
2 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (35.71%) Electronics
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C++
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) HNC
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) ISO 9001
1 5 (35.71%) QA
1 5 (35.71%) JTAG
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Lumesse
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