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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 118 105 133
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.64% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.68% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Average salary £37,500 £21,375 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.43% -46.56%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1823 1474 2008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.20% 94.25% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1509 1195 1649
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Warrington -14 2 £38,750 +91.35% 2
Crewe +1 1 £30,000 +48.14%
Wilmslow - 1 £40,000 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (16.67%) CruiseControl
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) LAN

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) CruiseControl
2 1 (16.67%) WATIR
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) VMware
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