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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 23 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 6.52% 2.88% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.62% 2.99% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 1
Average salary £33,000 £23,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.42% -41.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
136 134 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 98.55% 96.40% 97.69%
Number of salaries quoted 115 125 116
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 January 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) ISEB
2 12 (92.31%) ISTQB
2 12 (92.31%) QA
2 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
3 11 (84.62%) Unit Testing
3 11 (84.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (84.62%) Load Testing
3 11 (84.62%) Automated Testing
3 11 (84.62%) Software Testing
3 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
4 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (69.23%) Oracle
5 9 (69.23%) TestDirector
5 9 (69.23%) VMware
6 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.69%) CRUD
7 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.69%) Smartcard
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.69%) Finance
7 1 (7.69%) UNIX
7 1 (7.69%) Windows
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
7 1 (7.69%) C#
7 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (7.69%) .NET

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) TestDirector
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Smartcard
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Unit Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Automated Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Software Testing
2 11 (84.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Load Testing
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) CRUD
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) ISEB
1 12 (92.31%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Oracle