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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 97 122 126
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% 0.17% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.17% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 4
Average salary £35,000 £31,750 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.23% +41.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
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
1610 1739 1780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.26% 96.77% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1267 1398
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £52,500
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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram 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 24 April 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
Chester - 9 £40,000 - 2
Warrington - 2 £30,000 -
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
3 12 (50.00%) QA
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Java
4 8 (33.33%) Web Services
4 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) Selenium
4 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
6 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (25.00%) JUnit
6 6 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) ISEB
8 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (16.67%) Python
8 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Ruby
8 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.50%) Release Management
9 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 3 (12.50%) SoapUI

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
3 6 (25.00%) JUnit
4 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 3 (12.50%) Toad
5 3 (12.50%) JMeter
5 3 (12.50%) Maven
5 3 (12.50%) JIRA
6 2 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
7 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) Middleware
3 2 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
3 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) Release Management
8 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
9 2 (8.33%) Market Making
9 2 (8.33%) User Stories
9 2 (8.33%) Kanban
9 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Use Case
9 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) Python
4 4 (16.67%) Ruby
5 3 (12.50%) Groovy
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) VBScript
6 2 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Terminal Server
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
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