The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 239 302 291
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 75 29 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.26% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 68 29 41
Average salary £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
Test Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
10254 11290 11478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.43% 92.97% 94.02%
Number of salaries quoted 8807 9805 10530
Average salary £53,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in the City of London

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the City of London

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 76 (48.10%) QA
2 75 (47.47%) Test Automation
3 71 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (36.08%) Finance
5 48 (30.38%) ISEB
6 44 (27.85%) Perl
7 42 (26.58%) SQL
8 36 (22.78%) Linux
8 36 (22.78%) ISTQB
8 36 (22.78%) Degree
9 35 (22.15%) Selenium
10 34 (21.52%) BDD
11 31 (19.62%) Java
12 29 (18.35%) Telecoms
12 29 (18.35%) WebDriver
13 28 (17.72%) C#
14 27 (17.09%) UNIX
15 26 (16.46%) Python
15 26 (16.46%) TDD
15 26 (16.46%) Test Scripting
16 25 (15.82%) Test Strategy
16 25 (15.82%) Regression Testing
17 24 (15.19%) Cucumber
18 23 (14.56%) XML
18 23 (14.56%) Tcl
19 22 (13.92%) PHP
19 22 (13.92%) Automation Testing
20 21 (13.29%) Shell Script
20 21 (13.29%) Validation
21 20 (12.66%) Computer Science

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 5 (3.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.03%) MPLS
1 19 (12.03%) BGP
2 11 (6.96%) Broadband
3 10 (6.33%) HTTP
4 9 (5.70%) Internet
5 7 (4.43%) 2G
5 7 (4.43%) SS7
5 7 (4.43%) 3G
5 7 (4.43%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.63%) LDAP
7 1 (0.63%) SMS
7 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.63%) NAS
7 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.63%) FCoE
7 1 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SSDT
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 35 (22.15%) Selenium
2 29 (18.35%) WebDriver
3 24 (15.19%) Cucumber
4 14 (8.86%) JIRA
4 14 (8.86%) Hudson
5 12 (7.59%) Jenkins
6 9 (5.70%) SoapUI
7 8 (5.06%) JUnit
7 8 (5.06%) JMeter
7 8 (5.06%) Subversion
8 7 (4.43%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (4.43%) SpecFlow
9 6 (3.80%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.80%) Maven
10 5 (3.16%) Calabash
10 5 (3.16%) Appium
11 4 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (2.53%) Robotium
11 4 (2.53%) JBehave
12 3 (1.90%) Bugzilla
General
1 57 (36.08%) Finance
2 29 (18.35%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.59%) Games
4 7 (4.43%) Banking
5 4 (2.53%) Legal
5 4 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.90%) Retail
6 3 (1.90%) Front Office
7 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Back Office
7 2 (1.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.56%) XML
2 19 (12.03%) RESTful
3 16 (10.13%) .NET
4 14 (8.86%) ASP.NET
5 13 (8.23%) Web Services
6 12 (7.59%) HTML
7 8 (5.06%) LINQ
8 7 (4.43%) JSON
8 7 (4.43%) Gherkin
9 6 (3.80%) SOAP
10 5 (3.16%) Ajax
10 5 (3.16%) REST
11 1 (0.63%) Spring
11 1 (0.63%) LAMP
11 1 (0.63%) CSS
11 1 (0.63%) XSLT
11 1 (0.63%) SAML
11 1 (0.63%) jQuery
11 1 (0.63%) Spring Security
11 1 (0.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.66%) Computer Science
2 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.49%) Mobile App
4 13 (8.23%) Open Source
5 6 (3.80%) Mobile Games
5 6 (3.80%) Derivative
6 5 (3.16%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.53%) User Experience
7 4 (2.53%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.90%) GIS
8 3 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.27%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.27%) Streaming Music
9 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) STB
10 1 (0.63%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.63%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.78%) Linux
2 27 (17.09%) UNIX
3 15 (9.49%) Windows
4 7 (4.43%) Android
4 7 (4.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (47.47%) Test Automation
2 71 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (21.52%) BDD
4 26 (16.46%) TDD
4 26 (16.46%) Test Scripting
5 25 (15.82%) Test Strategy
5 25 (15.82%) Regression Testing
6 22 (13.92%) Automation Testing
7 21 (13.29%) Validation
8 19 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (12.03%) Automated Testing
9 13 (8.23%) DevOps
10 12 (7.59%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.96%) Network Design
11 11 (6.96%) Test Planning
12 10 (6.33%) Network Architecture
12 10 (6.33%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.33%) User Stories
12 10 (6.33%) Scrum
13 9 (5.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.85%) Perl
2 42 (26.58%) SQL
3 31 (19.62%) Java
4 28 (17.72%) C#
5 26 (16.46%) Python
6 23 (14.56%) Tcl
7 22 (13.92%) PHP
8 21 (13.29%) Shell Script
9 19 (12.03%) Ruby
10 15 (9.49%) JavaScript
10 15 (9.49%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.16%) C
12 2 (1.27%) C++
13 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.63%) XQuery
13 1 (0.63%) XPath
13 1 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 48 (30.38%) ISEB
2 36 (22.78%) ISTQB
2 36 (22.78%) Degree
3 11 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.96%) CCIP
4 10 (6.33%) CCNP
5 4 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (48.10%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (9.49%) Cisco
2 5 (3.16%) HP
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle
4 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.90%) Cerillion
5 1 (0.63%) Informatica
5 1 (0.63%) Akamai
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