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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 129 129 149
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 130 126 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.79% 1.92% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 2.00% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 115 88 99
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +25.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
6944 6311 8108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.41% 96.22% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5628 5112 7026
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Cambridgeshire +17 101 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Hertfordshire -30 15 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Essex -20 6 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Bedfordshire +12 4 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Suffolk -14 3 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Norfolk -8 1 £26,500 -41.11%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 111 (44.40%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (42.80%) Degree
3 96 (38.40%) QA
4 81 (32.40%) Software Engineering
5 80 (32.00%) Python
6 73 (29.20%) SQL
6 73 (29.20%) Test Automation
7 65 (26.00%) C#
8 62 (24.80%) Java
9 60 (24.00%) Test Scripting
10 59 (23.60%) Software Testing
11 57 (22.80%) Computer Science
12 56 (22.40%) Linux
13 53 (21.20%) Automated Testing
14 48 (19.20%) C
15 45 (18.00%) Selenium
16 42 (16.80%) Windows
17 41 (16.40%) Mathematics
18 40 (16.00%) Scrum
19 36 (14.40%) Regression Testing
20 35 (14.00%) Finance
20 35 (14.00%) C++
21 34 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (12.80%) Microsoft
23 31 (12.40%) Manual Testing
24 29 (11.60%) ISEB
25 27 (10.80%) ISTQB
25 27 (10.80%) Automation Testing
26 26 (10.40%) JavaScript
27 25 (10.00%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.60%) MS Office
3 2 (0.80%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.80%) Office 365
1 2 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.20%) Wireless
3 12 (4.80%) Internet
4 9 (3.60%) HTTP
5 6 (2.40%) DNS
6 5 (2.00%) ICMP
6 5 (2.00%) VLAN
7 4 (1.60%) SSL
8 3 (1.20%) IPv6
8 3 (1.20%) 3G
8 3 (1.20%) NAS
8 3 (1.20%) 4G
8 3 (1.20%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.80%) LTE
9 2 (0.80%) OSPF
9 2 (0.80%) BGP
9 2 (0.80%) VPN
9 2 (0.80%) DECT
9 2 (0.80%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (18.00%) Selenium
2 22 (8.80%) JIRA
3 21 (8.40%) JUnit
4 19 (7.60%) JBehave
4 19 (7.60%) WebDriver
5 15 (6.00%) Cucumber
6 13 (5.20%) Calabash
7 12 (4.80%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (4.80%) NUnit
8 9 (3.60%) SpecFlow
8 9 (3.60%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.60%) WATIR
9 8 (3.20%) JMeter
10 6 (2.40%) Bugzilla
10 6 (2.40%) Subversion
11 5 (2.00%) Ant
12 4 (1.60%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (1.20%) WatiN
13 3 (1.20%) TestNG
General
1 35 (14.00%) Finance
2 10 (4.00%) Multimedia
3 7 (2.80%) Banking
3 7 (2.80%) Marketing
4 6 (2.40%) Electronics
4 6 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.00%) XML
2 22 (8.80%) Web Services
2 22 (8.80%) .NET
3 18 (7.20%) HTML
4 15 (6.00%) J2EE
5 10 (4.00%) Gherkin
6 9 (3.60%) RESTful
7 7 (2.80%) XSL
7 7 (2.80%) REST
7 7 (2.80%) Ajax
8 2 (0.80%) CSS
9 1 (0.40%) SOAP
9 1 (0.40%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 57 (22.80%) Computer Science
2 41 (16.40%) Mathematics
3 34 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (9.60%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (6.80%) User Experience
6 16 (6.40%) Open Source
7 15 (6.00%) Cryptography
8 10 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.80%) Algorithms
10 6 (2.40%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.00%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.00%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.60%) Life Science
12 4 (1.60%) Chemistry
12 4 (1.60%) Biology
12 4 (1.60%) Internet of Things
12 4 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.60%) VHDL
12 4 (1.60%) GIS
13 2 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.40%) Linux
2 42 (16.80%) Windows
3 25 (10.00%) UNIX
4 13 (5.20%) Android
5 8 (3.20%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.40%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (44.40%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (32.40%) Software Engineering
3 73 (29.20%) Test Automation
4 60 (24.00%) Test Scripting
5 59 (23.60%) Software Testing
6 53 (21.20%) Automated Testing
7 40 (16.00%) Scrum
8 36 (14.40%) Regression Testing
9 31 (12.40%) Manual Testing
10 27 (10.80%) Automation Testing
11 25 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 25 (10.00%) BDD
12 22 (8.80%) OO
13 19 (7.60%) Mentoring
14 18 (7.20%) TDD
15 17 (6.80%) Unit Testing
16 16 (6.40%) Penetration Testing
16 16 (6.40%) Analytics
16 16 (6.40%) Information Security
16 16 (6.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 80 (32.00%) Python
2 73 (29.20%) SQL
3 65 (26.00%) C#
4 62 (24.80%) Java
5 48 (19.20%) C
6 35 (14.00%) C++
7 26 (10.40%) JavaScript
8 24 (9.60%) Ruby
9 19 (7.60%) Perl
9 19 (7.60%) Delphi
10 9 (3.60%) PHP
10 9 (3.60%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.00%) MATLAB
11 5 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.80%) TTCN
12 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.40%) Tcl
13 1 (0.40%) Groovy
13 1 (0.40%) F#
Qualifications
1 107 (42.80%) Degree
2 29 (11.60%) ISEB
3 27 (10.80%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.80%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.40%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.80%) CCNA
9 1 (0.40%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (38.40%) QA
2 4 (1.60%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (2.00%) Firmware
2 4 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.20%) TOWER Software
2 8 (3.20%) Perforce
3 5 (2.00%) Oracle
4 4 (1.60%) HP
4 4 (1.60%) VMware
5 2 (0.80%) Lumesse
5 2 (0.80%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco
6 1 (0.40%) Juniper
6 1 (0.40%) Huawei
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