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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 173 125 145
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 84 187 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.13% 2.17% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 2.27% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 76 156 118
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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
7172 8230 8295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.11% 95.48% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5880 6832 7215
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 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £56,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
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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 -24 68 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Bedfordshire +29 8 £47,500 +22.58% 1
Hertfordshire -40 4 £28,500 -32.94% 1
Essex +1 3 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Suffolk +6 1 £27,500 -31.25%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 102 (45.54%) Degree
2 96 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (39.29%) Python
4 85 (37.95%) QA
5 71 (31.70%) Software Engineering
6 68 (30.36%) Test Automation
7 60 (26.79%) SQL
8 54 (24.11%) Linux
8 54 (24.11%) Scrum
9 52 (23.21%) Computer Science
10 48 (21.43%) C#
11 43 (19.20%) Software Testing
12 41 (18.30%) Automated Testing
13 40 (17.86%) Selenium
14 37 (16.52%) Test Scripting
15 36 (16.07%) C
16 33 (14.73%) Manual Testing
17 32 (14.29%) Mathematics
17 32 (14.29%) Windows
18 31 (13.84%) Java
19 28 (12.50%) Regression Testing
20 27 (12.05%) JIRA
21 26 (11.61%) Embedded Systems
21 26 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
22 24 (10.71%) Android
22 24 (10.71%) C++
23 23 (10.27%) ISTQB
24 21 (9.38%) ISEB
25 20 (8.93%) Perl
25 20 (8.93%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.46%) MS Office
2 7 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.36%) TCP/IP
1 12 (5.36%) Internet
2 8 (3.57%) Wireless
3 7 (3.13%) HTTP
4 6 (2.68%) ICMP
5 5 (2.23%) LTE
5 5 (2.23%) 3G
6 3 (1.34%) DNS
6 3 (1.34%) LAN
6 3 (1.34%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.89%) WAN
7 2 (0.89%) DHCP
7 2 (0.89%) SSL
7 2 (0.89%) 2G
7 2 (0.89%) 4G
7 2 (0.89%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.45%) NFC
8 1 (0.45%) Firewall
8 1 (0.45%) TETRA
8 1 (0.45%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.34%) Big Data
3 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (17.86%) Selenium
2 27 (12.05%) JIRA
3 12 (5.36%) JUnit
3 12 (5.36%) WebDriver
4 11 (4.91%) Cucumber
4 11 (4.91%) NUnit
5 9 (4.02%) Bugzilla
6 8 (3.57%) JMeter
6 8 (3.57%) JBehave
6 8 (3.57%) Calabash
7 7 (3.13%) LabVIEW
8 5 (2.23%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (2.23%) Ant
8 5 (2.23%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.79%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.79%) WATIR
9 4 (1.79%) Subversion
10 3 (1.34%) QADirector
10 3 (1.34%) Fiddler
General
1 19 (8.48%) Finance
2 15 (6.70%) Electronics
3 14 (6.25%) Marketing
4 8 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.89%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.48%) .NET
2 17 (7.59%) Web Services
3 16 (7.14%) XML
4 13 (5.80%) HTML
5 6 (2.68%) Gherkin
6 5 (2.23%) RESTful
6 5 (2.23%) REST
7 4 (1.79%) J2EE
8 2 (0.89%) CSS
8 2 (0.89%) XSL
8 2 (0.89%) Ajax
9 1 (0.45%) SOAP
9 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.45%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 52 (23.21%) Computer Science
2 32 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 26 (11.61%) Embedded Systems
3 26 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.70%) User Experience
4 15 (6.70%) Cryptography
5 14 (6.25%) Mobile App
6 12 (5.36%) Open Source
7 10 (4.46%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.23%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.79%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.79%) Life Science
9 4 (1.79%) Physics
9 4 (1.79%) Chemistry
9 4 (1.79%) Biology
9 4 (1.79%) VHDL
9 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.79%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.34%) PMI
10 3 (1.34%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.11%) Linux
2 32 (14.29%) Windows
3 24 (10.71%) Android
4 19 (8.48%) UNIX
5 9 (4.02%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.89%) VMS
8 2 (0.89%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.45%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.70%) Software Engineering
3 68 (30.36%) Test Automation
4 54 (24.11%) Scrum
5 43 (19.20%) Software Testing
6 41 (18.30%) Automated Testing
7 37 (16.52%) Test Scripting
8 33 (14.73%) Manual Testing
9 28 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 20 (8.93%) Test Strategy
11 19 (8.48%) Automation Testing
11 19 (8.48%) OO
12 18 (8.04%) Mentoring
13 17 (7.59%) Information Security
13 17 (7.59%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (6.25%) Analytics
14 14 (6.25%) BDD
15 13 (5.80%) User Stories
15 13 (5.80%) Load Testing
15 13 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (39.29%) Python
2 60 (26.79%) SQL
3 48 (21.43%) C#
4 36 (16.07%) C
5 31 (13.84%) Java
6 24 (10.71%) C++
7 20 (8.93%) Perl
8 17 (7.59%) Ruby
9 16 (7.14%) JavaScript
10 13 (5.80%) Delphi
11 4 (1.79%) PHP
12 3 (1.34%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.89%) TTCN
14 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.45%) Tcl
14 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (45.54%) Degree
2 23 (10.27%) ISTQB
3 21 (9.38%) ISEB
4 11 (4.91%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.02%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.68%) HNC
7 5 (2.23%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.34%) HND
9 1 (0.45%) CCNA
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (37.95%) QA
2 9 (4.02%) JTAG
3 5 (2.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.34%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (8.48%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.36%) Perforce
3 4 (1.79%) TOWER Software
4 2 (0.89%) Cisco
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle
5 1 (0.45%) EMC
5 1 (0.45%) Lumesse
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