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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 148 152 144
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 122 91 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.56% 1.30% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.36% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 109 82 117
Average salary £41,500 £37,750 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.93% +2.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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
7441 6715 8931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.40% 95.75% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6049 5669 7619
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 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +27 85 £41,500 - 15
Hertfordshire 0 28 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Bedfordshire -21 5 £32,500 - 3
Essex -12 4 £35,000 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 100 (41.32%) Agile Software Development
1 100 (41.32%) Java
2 86 (35.54%) QA
3 83 (34.30%) Degree
3 83 (34.30%) Python
4 76 (31.40%) C#
5 74 (30.58%) Test Scripting
6 55 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 55 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 54 (22.31%) Software Testing
8 49 (20.25%) SQL
9 46 (19.01%) Linux
9 46 (19.01%) Selenium
10 45 (18.60%) C++
11 42 (17.36%) C
11 42 (17.36%) Automated Testing
12 37 (15.29%) Computer Science
12 37 (15.29%) Perl
12 37 (15.29%) Windows
12 37 (15.29%) Finance
13 34 (14.05%) Regression Testing
14 32 (13.22%) Automation Testing
15 31 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (12.81%) UNIX
16 30 (12.40%) Wireless
17 29 (11.98%) Manual Testing
17 29 (11.98%) Ruby
18 27 (11.16%) Mathematics
18 27 (11.16%) Validation
18 27 (11.16%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (0.41%) Node.js
1 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
Applications
1 20 (8.26%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.72%) MS Office
3 4 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.83%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.40%) Wireless
2 17 (7.02%) Internet
3 12 (4.96%) HTTP
4 9 (3.72%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.89%) DNS
5 7 (2.89%) Wireshark
6 6 (2.48%) WAN
6 6 (2.48%) 3G
7 5 (2.07%) 2G
7 5 (2.07%) Firewall
7 5 (2.07%) OSPF
7 5 (2.07%) BGP
7 5 (2.07%) GPRS
7 5 (2.07%) snoop
7 5 (2.07%) VLAN
8 4 (1.65%) ZigBee
8 4 (1.65%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.65%) NAS
8 4 (1.65%) IPv6
9 3 (1.24%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.72%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (19.01%) Selenium
2 26 (10.74%) WebDriver
3 21 (8.68%) Bugzilla
4 19 (7.85%) Subversion
5 16 (6.61%) Rational DOORS
6 13 (5.37%) JUnit
6 13 (5.37%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (4.96%) JBehave
7 12 (4.96%) WATIR
8 10 (4.13%) Cucumber
8 10 (4.13%) JIRA
8 10 (4.13%) LabVIEW
9 7 (2.89%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.48%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (2.48%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.48%) NUnit
10 6 (2.48%) Calabash
10 6 (2.48%) TestLink
11 4 (1.65%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.65%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (15.29%) Finance
2 17 (7.02%) Banking
3 12 (4.96%) Multimedia
3 12 (4.96%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.48%) Military
6 4 (1.65%) Electronics
7 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.83%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.68%) XML
2 18 (7.44%) HTML
3 14 (5.79%) .NET
3 14 (5.79%) Web Services
4 13 (5.37%) J2EE
5 8 (3.31%) Ajax
5 8 (3.31%) REST
5 8 (3.31%) Gherkin
5 8 (3.31%) XSL
6 6 (2.48%) RESTful
7 3 (1.24%) CSS
8 1 (0.41%) SOAP
8 1 (0.41%) Middleware
8 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.41%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.29%) Computer Science
2 31 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (11.16%) Mathematics
4 13 (5.37%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (4.96%) User Experience
6 11 (4.55%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.89%) Cryptography
8 6 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.48%) Open Source
8 6 (2.48%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.48%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.07%) Streaming Media
10 4 (1.65%) IPTV
10 4 (1.65%) Handset
11 3 (1.24%) EFT
12 2 (0.83%) Chemistry
12 2 (0.83%) Biology
12 2 (0.83%) Life Science
13 1 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.01%) Linux
2 37 (15.29%) Windows
3 31 (12.81%) UNIX
4 6 (2.48%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.07%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (41.32%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (30.58%) Test Scripting
3 55 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 55 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 54 (22.31%) Software Testing
5 42 (17.36%) Automated Testing
6 34 (14.05%) Regression Testing
7 32 (13.22%) Automation Testing
8 29 (11.98%) Manual Testing
9 27 (11.16%) Validation
10 23 (9.50%) Scrum
11 22 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 20 (8.26%) OO
13 17 (7.02%) BDD
13 17 (7.02%) Unit Testing
14 14 (5.79%) Use Case
15 12 (4.96%) Test Planning
16 11 (4.55%) Mentoring
16 11 (4.55%) TDD
17 9 (3.72%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (41.32%) Java
2 83 (34.30%) Python
3 76 (31.40%) C#
4 49 (20.25%) SQL
5 45 (18.60%) C++
6 42 (17.36%) C
7 37 (15.29%) Perl
8 29 (11.98%) Ruby
9 27 (11.16%) JavaScript
10 13 (5.37%) PowerShell
11 12 (4.96%) Delphi
12 9 (3.72%) PHP
13 7 (2.89%) MATLAB
13 7 (2.89%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.07%) F#
14 5 (2.07%) TTCN
14 5 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.83%) Groovy
15 2 (0.83%) Tcl
15 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (34.30%) Degree
2 25 (10.33%) ISEB
3 23 (9.50%) ISTQB
4 18 (7.44%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.02%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.07%) CCNA
6 5 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.24%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) HNC
8 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (35.54%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) DO-160
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.24%) Firmware
3 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.89%) Oracle
2 7 (2.89%) EMC
3 6 (2.48%) TOWER Software
4 5 (2.07%) Perforce
4 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.65%) HP
5 4 (1.65%) VMware
6 2 (0.83%) Lumesse
7 1 (0.41%) MKS
7 1 (0.41%) Juniper
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco
7 1 (0.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.41%) Agilent
7 1 (0.41%) Huawei
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