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

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 174 198 134
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 92 83 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.32% 1.10% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.12% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 80 74 154
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £28,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
6692 7393 8387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.71% 97.57% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5507 6054 6962
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 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 30 April 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 +2 63 £39,500 -7.05% 9
Essex +10 11 £36,250 -39.58%
Hertfordshire +20 10 £36,250 +22.88% 2
Suffolk +7 3 £33,000 +20.00% 3
Bedfordshire -9 3 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Norfolk - 2 £43,000 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 106 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (41.84%) Degree
3 70 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 69 (35.20%) QA
5 62 (31.63%) Python
6 57 (29.08%) SQL
6 57 (29.08%) Java
7 55 (28.06%) Selenium
8 53 (27.04%) Software Testing
8 53 (27.04%) Scrum
9 44 (22.45%) Automated Testing
10 42 (21.43%) Web Services
11 41 (20.92%) Software Engineering
12 40 (20.41%) JIRA
13 39 (19.90%) Manual Testing
14 37 (18.88%) Performance Testing
15 35 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (17.35%) Automation Testing
16 34 (17.35%) REST
17 33 (16.84%) ISEB
18 32 (16.33%) C#
19 31 (15.82%) Perl
19 31 (15.82%) TDD
20 29 (14.80%) Test Strategy
20 29 (14.80%) Computer Science
20 29 (14.80%) SDLC
21 26 (13.27%) Finance
22 25 (12.76%) BDD
23 24 (12.24%) Functional Testing
24 23 (11.73%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (2.55%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.67%) HTTP
2 9 (4.59%) Internet
3 4 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.53%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.02%) SSH
6 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.51%) Firewall
6 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.51%) LAN
6 1 (0.51%) OFDM
6 1 (0.51%) RS-232
6 1 (0.51%) VPN
6 1 (0.51%) WAN
6 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.06%) Big Data
3 6 (3.06%) MySQL
4 5 (2.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 55 (28.06%) Selenium
2 40 (20.41%) JIRA
3 23 (11.73%) WebDriver
4 20 (10.20%) Jenkins
5 16 (8.16%) JMeter
6 13 (6.63%) Bugzilla
7 12 (6.12%) JUnit
8 11 (5.61%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.57%) Fiddler
10 6 (3.06%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.06%) NUnit
10 6 (3.06%) Subversion
11 5 (2.55%) Appium
12 4 (2.04%) HP UFT
12 4 (2.04%) JBehave
13 3 (1.53%) SonarQube
13 3 (1.53%) SpecFlow
14 2 (1.02%) Gatling
14 2 (1.02%) Gerrit
14 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (13.27%) Finance
2 17 (8.67%) Electronics
3 9 (4.59%) Marketing
4 4 (2.04%) Automotive
4 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.53%) Games
5 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.51%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.43%) Web Services
2 34 (17.35%) REST
3 20 (10.20%) .NET
4 14 (7.14%) SOAP
5 12 (6.12%) RESTful
6 11 (5.61%) XML
7 9 (4.59%) Gherkin
7 9 (4.59%) J2EE
8 6 (3.06%) Natural Language Processing
9 5 (2.55%) HTML
10 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.02%) CSS
10 2 (1.02%) CSS3
10 2 (1.02%) JSON
11 1 (0.51%) EDI
11 1 (0.51%) Java EE
11 1 (0.51%) Reactive Extensions
11 1 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (14.80%) Computer Science
3 16 (8.16%) Mobile App
4 14 (7.14%) User Experience
5 12 (6.12%) Mathematics
6 11 (5.61%) iPad
7 6 (3.06%) Life Science
8 4 (2.04%) RIA
9 3 (1.53%) Online Games
10 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (1.02%) IVR
11 1 (0.51%) BBC
11 1 (0.51%) iPhone
11 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.69%) Linux
2 15 (7.65%) Windows
3 10 (5.10%) Unix
4 8 (4.08%) Android
5 7 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.04%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.51%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.51%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 53 (27.04%) Scrum
3 53 (27.04%) Software Testing
4 44 (22.45%) Automated Testing
5 41 (20.92%) Software Engineering
6 39 (19.90%) Manual Testing
7 37 (18.88%) Performance Testing
8 34 (17.35%) Automation Testing
9 31 (15.82%) TDD
10 29 (14.80%) SDLC
10 29 (14.80%) Test Strategy
11 25 (12.76%) BDD
12 24 (12.24%) Functional Testing
13 23 (11.73%) Regression Testing
14 21 (10.71%) OO
14 21 (10.71%) Test Scripting
15 18 (9.18%) Non-Functional Testing
16 16 (8.16%) V-Model
16 16 (8.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (31.63%) Python
2 57 (29.08%) Java
2 57 (29.08%) SQL
3 32 (16.33%) C#
4 31 (15.82%) Perl
5 22 (11.22%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.67%) Ruby
7 13 (6.63%) C++
8 11 (5.61%) Delphi
9 9 (4.59%) C
10 2 (1.02%) Scala
10 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.51%) Ada
11 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.51%) Tcl
11 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.51%) VC++
Qualifications
1 82 (41.84%) Degree
2 33 (16.84%) ISEB
3 16 (8.16%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) CCNA
5 1 (0.51%) CCNP
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PhD
5 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (35.20%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.02%) SDET
3 1 (0.51%) Def Stans
System Software
1 2 (1.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.02%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.08%) Roku
3 4 (2.04%) Oracle
4 3 (1.53%) Coverity
4 3 (1.53%) EMC
4 3 (1.53%) Perforce
4 3 (1.53%) VMware
5 2 (1.02%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.02%) Cadence
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco
5 2 (1.02%) Twitter
5 2 (1.02%) Verint
6 1 (0.51%) Arqiva
6 1 (0.51%) Facebook
6 1 (0.51%) FINEOS
6 1 (0.51%) Google
6 1 (0.51%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.51%) Telerik
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