The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton 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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 6.04% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.12% - -
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 0
Average salary £27,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Test Engineer
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton 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
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
147 174 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 98.66% 95.60% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 130 169 124
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Bolton

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (91.67%) QA
2 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (83.33%) Load Testing
3 10 (83.33%) Unit Testing
3 10 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (83.33%) Automated Testing
3 10 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (83.33%) ISTQB
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) COM+
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) BDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM+
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Load Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 10 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) CRUD
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
1 10 (83.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle