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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 140 179 142
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 118 77 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.49% 1.05% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.11% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 107 66 126
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7582 6919 8605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.95% 94.73% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6233 5928 7331
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in the East of England

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the East of England

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Cambridgeshire +42 84 £40,000 -7.51% 11
Hertfordshire -12 15 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Bedfordshire -3 14 £33,500 +3.07% 5
Suffolk +10 4 £40,000 +21.21%
Essex -5 1 £32,500 -22.61% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

1 106 (40.77%) Java
2 101 (38.85%) Python
3 98 (37.69%) QA
4 92 (35.38%) Degree
5 79 (30.38%) Test Scripting
6 65 (25.00%) Linux
7 64 (24.62%) C#
8 63 (24.23%) Test Automation
9 58 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (19.62%) Perl
11 47 (18.08%) SQL
12 46 (17.69%) Wireless
13 44 (16.92%) C++
13 44 (16.92%) Software Testing
13 44 (16.92%) Selenium
14 40 (15.38%) Automation Testing
15 37 (14.23%) Automated Testing
15 37 (14.23%) Windows
16 35 (13.46%) Manual Testing
17 34 (13.08%) Ruby
18 33 (12.69%) C
18 33 (12.69%) UNIX
19 32 (12.31%) Finance
20 31 (11.92%) JavaScript
21 30 (11.54%) Validation
21 30 (11.54%) ISTQB
22 29 (11.15%) Software Engineering
23 28 (10.77%) Scrum
23 28 (10.77%) Regression Testing
24 25 (9.62%) Bugzilla

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (0.38%) Node.js
1 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (4.23%) MS Office
2 7 (2.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.69%) Wireless
2 17 (6.54%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (6.15%) 4G
4 15 (5.77%) Internet
4 15 (5.77%) Bluetooth
5 11 (4.23%) SIGTRAN
5 11 (4.23%) SS7
5 11 (4.23%) HTTP
6 8 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.08%) Wireshark
7 7 (2.69%) LTE
7 7 (2.69%) 3G
7 7 (2.69%) GPRS
8 6 (2.31%) WAN
8 6 (2.31%) 2G
9 5 (1.92%) snoop
9 5 (1.92%) Firewall
9 5 (1.92%) OSPF
9 5 (1.92%) BGP
9 5 (1.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (16.92%) Selenium
2 25 (9.62%) Bugzilla
3 22 (8.46%) WebDriver
4 16 (6.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (5.77%) Subversion
5 15 (5.77%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (4.23%) JIRA
7 10 (3.85%) LabVIEW
8 8 (3.08%) WATIR
8 8 (3.08%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.31%) Jasmine
9 6 (2.31%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (2.31%) Selenium IDE
9 6 (2.31%) Sahi
10 3 (1.15%) JMeter
11 2 (0.77%) JUnit
11 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.77%) TestNG
11 2 (0.77%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (12.31%) Finance
2 22 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.92%) Banking
4 13 (5.00%) Multimedia
4 13 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 11 (4.23%) Electronics
5 11 (4.23%) Automotive
6 8 (3.08%) Military
7 4 (1.54%) Games
8 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.77%) Advertising
9 2 (0.77%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.92%) HTML
2 15 (5.77%) XML
3 9 (3.46%) Web Services
4 8 (3.08%) XSL
4 8 (3.08%) Ajax
5 6 (2.31%) REST
5 6 (2.31%) .NET
6 5 (1.92%) J2EE
7 3 (1.15%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.15%) CSS
8 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.38%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.38%) RESTful
9 1 (0.38%) Java EE
9 1 (0.38%) Middleware
9 1 (0.38%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.23%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.23%) Mathematics
3 10 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.69%) Firmware
4 7 (2.69%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (1.92%) Streaming Media
5 5 (1.92%) Handset
5 5 (1.92%) EFT
5 5 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.54%) IPTV
7 3 (1.15%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.77%) SCADA
8 2 (0.77%) Chemistry
8 2 (0.77%) Biology
8 2 (0.77%) Life Science
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.38%) Social Media
9 1 (0.38%) Online Games
9 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 65 (25.00%) Linux
2 37 (14.23%) Windows
3 33 (12.69%) UNIX
4 14 (5.38%) Mac OS X
5 11 (4.23%) Solaris
6 5 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.92%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.15%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (30.38%) Test Scripting
2 63 (24.23%) Test Automation
3 58 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (16.92%) Software Testing
5 40 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 37 (14.23%) Automated Testing
7 35 (13.46%) Manual Testing
8 30 (11.54%) Validation
9 29 (11.15%) Software Engineering
10 28 (10.77%) Scrum
10 28 (10.77%) Regression Testing
11 17 (6.54%) OO
12 16 (6.15%) Use Case
13 13 (5.00%) Performance Testing
14 12 (4.62%) Test Strategy
15 10 (3.85%) RAD
16 9 (3.46%) Unit Testing
17 8 (3.08%) E-Commerce
17 8 (3.08%) Multithreading
17 8 (3.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 106 (40.77%) Java
2 101 (38.85%) Python
3 64 (24.62%) C#
4 51 (19.62%) Perl
5 47 (18.08%) SQL
6 44 (16.92%) C++
7 34 (13.08%) Ruby
8 33 (12.69%) C
9 31 (11.92%) JavaScript
10 12 (4.62%) Erlang
11 10 (3.85%) PHP
11 10 (3.85%) Tcl
11 10 (3.85%) PowerShell
12 8 (3.08%) TTCN
13 6 (2.31%) F#
14 5 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.92%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.92%) VB
15 2 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (35.38%) Degree
2 30 (11.54%) ISTQB
3 25 (9.62%) ISEB
4 13 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.92%) CCNA
7 3 (1.15%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.77%) HND
9 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.38%) PhD
9 1 (0.38%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (37.69%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (4.23%) EMC
2 7 (2.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.92%) Perforce
3 5 (1.92%) Red Hat
3 5 (1.92%) Oracle
4 3 (1.15%) Adobe
5 2 (0.77%) HP
5 2 (0.77%) Agilent
5 2 (0.77%) Atmel
6 1 (0.38%) Lumesse
6 1 (0.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (0.38%) MKS
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