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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 29 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.80% 1.54% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
110 178 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 99.10% 91.28% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 99 152 137
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £23,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Toad
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Groovy
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) JUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (50.00%) Toad
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Groovy
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA