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

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 170 136 119
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 97 136 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.38% 1.86% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.92% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86 119 111
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
6789 7083 6613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.64% 96.68% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5559 5746 5341
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
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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 -29 60 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Hertfordshire +5 15 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Essex +3 13 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Norfolk +15 5 £43,000 +62.26%
Suffolk -13 3 £34,000 +23.63%
East Anglia - 1 £50,000 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 129 (56.83%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (40.53%) QA
3 87 (38.33%) Degree
4 80 (35.24%) Test Automation
5 73 (32.16%) Python
6 68 (29.96%) Selenium
7 64 (28.19%) Java
8 59 (25.99%) Scrum
9 57 (25.11%) Manual Testing
10 54 (23.79%) Software Testing
11 52 (22.91%) Web Services
12 50 (22.03%) TDD
13 48 (21.15%) SQL
13 48 (21.15%) Automated Testing
13 48 (21.15%) REST
14 47 (20.70%) C#
15 45 (19.82%) Software Engineering
16 37 (16.30%) JIRA
16 37 (16.30%) Automation Testing
16 37 (16.30%) SDLC
17 36 (15.86%) ISEB
18 35 (15.42%) SOAP
18 35 (15.42%) Test Strategy
19 33 (14.54%) Functional Testing
20 32 (14.10%) Perl
21 31 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
21 31 (13.66%) Performance Testing
21 31 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (13.22%) Linux
23 29 (12.78%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (2.20%) IIS
2 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.69%) HTTP
2 8 (3.52%) Internet
3 4 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.32%) LAN
4 3 (1.32%) WAN
5 2 (0.88%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.88%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.44%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.44%) RIP
6 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.20%) MySQL
3 5 (2.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 68 (29.96%) Selenium
2 37 (16.30%) JIRA
3 23 (10.13%) JMeter
4 22 (9.69%) WebDriver
5 17 (7.49%) JUnit
5 17 (7.49%) SoapUI
6 13 (5.73%) DbUnit
7 11 (4.85%) Appium
7 11 (4.85%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.96%) Bugzilla
9 7 (3.08%) LabVIEW
9 7 (3.08%) NUnit
10 6 (2.64%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.64%) Subversion
11 5 (2.20%) HP UFT
12 4 (1.76%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.76%) Fiddler
12 4 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.32%) JBehave
General
1 20 (8.81%) Finance
2 16 (7.05%) Electronics
3 10 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.20%) Automotive
5 4 (1.76%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (22.91%) Web Services
2 48 (21.15%) REST
3 35 (15.42%) SOAP
4 26 (11.45%) .NET
5 19 (8.37%) RESTful
6 13 (5.73%) Java EE
7 12 (5.29%) XML
8 9 (3.96%) HTML
9 6 (2.64%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.76%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (0.88%) CSS
11 2 (0.88%) J2EE
12 1 (0.44%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.13%) Computer Science
3 19 (8.37%) Mobile App
4 14 (6.17%) User Experience
5 8 (3.52%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.20%) Physics
7 4 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.76%) iPad
7 4 (1.76%) Life Science
8 3 (1.32%) RIA
9 2 (0.88%) IVR
9 2 (0.88%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.44%) Biology
10 1 (0.44%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.44%) iPhone
10 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.44%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.22%) Linux
2 25 (11.01%) Windows
3 20 (8.81%) Android
4 12 (5.29%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.08%) Windows Phone
6 6 (2.64%) Unix
7 2 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.88%) ThreadX
7 2 (0.88%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (56.83%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (35.24%) Test Automation
3 59 (25.99%) Scrum
4 57 (25.11%) Manual Testing
5 54 (23.79%) Software Testing
6 50 (22.03%) TDD
7 48 (21.15%) Automated Testing
8 45 (19.82%) Software Engineering
9 37 (16.30%) Automation Testing
9 37 (16.30%) SDLC
10 35 (15.42%) Test Strategy
11 33 (14.54%) Functional Testing
12 31 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (13.66%) Performance Testing
13 27 (11.89%) Test Scripting
14 23 (10.13%) OO
15 20 (8.81%) BDD
15 20 (8.81%) Waterfall
16 19 (8.37%) QA Automation
17 18 (7.93%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 73 (32.16%) Python
2 64 (28.19%) Java
3 48 (21.15%) SQL
4 47 (20.70%) C#
5 32 (14.10%) Perl
6 22 (9.69%) C++
7 18 (7.93%) JavaScript
8 15 (6.61%) C
8 15 (6.61%) Ruby
9 6 (2.64%) Delphi
10 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.88%) Tcl
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (38.33%) Degree
2 36 (15.86%) ISEB
3 16 (7.05%) ISTQB
4 11 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.85%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.44%) CCNA
6 1 (0.44%) CCNP
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (40.53%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.76%) Firmware
2 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.08%) Oracle
2 7 (3.08%) Perforce
3 6 (2.64%) Roku
3 6 (2.64%) Telerik
4 4 (1.76%) Cisco
5 3 (1.32%) FINEOS
5 3 (1.32%) Guidewire
5 3 (1.32%) VMware
6 2 (0.88%) Twitter
6 2 (0.88%) Verint
7 1 (0.44%) Facebook
7 1 (0.44%) HP
7 1 (0.44%) Rally
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