The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 41 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.69% - 4.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% - 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 5
Average salary £40,000 - £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
Test Engineer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
227 239 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 96.19% 93.00% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 123 166 164
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Chester

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) QA
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Web Services
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
6 5 (35.71%) Python
6 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) Ruby
6 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
6 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
6 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
7 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (28.57%) Groovy
7 4 (28.57%) Selenium
7 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 4 (28.57%) JMeter
7 4 (28.57%) JUnit
8 3 (21.43%) ISEB
8 3 (21.43%) Release Management
8 3 (21.43%) API Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
2 4 (28.57%) JUnit
2 4 (28.57%) JMeter
2 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 7 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
4 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
5 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 3 (21.43%) Release Management
7 3 (21.43%) API Testing
8 2 (14.29%) User Stories
8 2 (14.29%) Kanban
9 1 (7.14%) Line Management
9 1 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (7.14%) ETL
9 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) Ruby
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) Groovy
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft