The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 362 422 375
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 728 552 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.57% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 643 476 578
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £28,650 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £53,900 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Test Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100964 96111 101551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.47% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83367 80755 87205
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,520 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the England region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in England

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in England

Test Engineer
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London +98 253 £47,500 - 32
South East +24 192 £38,500 -3.75% 21
East of England +11 126 £41,500 +3.75% 19
Yorkshire -8 48 £32,500 +30.00% 8
East Midlands +10 32 £37,500 +7.14% 8
North West -25 31 £33,500 -4.28% 4
South West -48 28 £38,750 +10.71% 8
West Midlands -17 25 £40,000 +23.07% 1
North East -20 3 £36,500 +19.67%
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 724 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 699 (45.42%) QA
3 512 (33.27%) SQL
4 445 (28.91%) Selenium
5 433 (28.14%) Java
6 416 (27.03%) C#
6 416 (27.03%) Test Automation
7 405 (26.32%) Degree
8 339 (22.03%) Automated Testing
9 317 (20.60%) Test Scripting
10 299 (19.43%) Software Testing
11 297 (19.30%) Finance
12 252 (16.37%) ISEB
13 247 (16.05%) Windows
14 245 (15.92%) Python
15 240 (15.59%) Regression Testing
16 231 (15.01%) Manual Testing
17 230 (14.94%) Scrum
18 228 (14.81%) Automation Testing
19 217 (14.10%) BDD
20 214 (13.91%) .NET
21 203 (13.19%) Ruby
22 202 (13.13%) Linux
23 199 (12.93%) WebDriver
24 185 (12.02%) Cucumber
24 185 (12.02%) TDD
25 183 (11.89%) XML
26 176 (11.44%) ISTQB
27 175 (11.37%) C++
28 168 (10.92%) Software Engineering

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the 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 26 (1.69%) IIS
2 25 (1.62%) CMS
3 10 (0.65%) Apache
4 9 (0.58%) ColdFusion
5 7 (0.45%) WordPress
5 7 (0.45%) Confluence
5 7 (0.45%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.065%) JBoss
10 1 (0.065%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.065%) Drupal
10 1 (0.065%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.065%) Lync
10 1 (0.065%) Node.js
Applications
1 70 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.70%) MS Office
3 6 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.13%) MS Project
5 1 (0.065%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.065%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.56%) SaaS
2 16 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.45%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.26%) GitHub
7 2 (0.13%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.13%) Office 365
7 2 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 75 (4.87%) TCP/IP
2 52 (3.38%) Internet
3 37 (2.40%) HTTP
4 34 (2.21%) Wireless
5 28 (1.82%) Wireshark
6 24 (1.56%) MPLS
6 24 (1.56%) BGP
7 18 (1.17%) NAS
8 16 (1.04%) 3G
8 16 (1.04%) SAN
9 14 (0.91%) GPRS
9 14 (0.91%) WAN
9 14 (0.91%) Ethernet
9 14 (0.91%) 2G
10 13 (0.84%) Firewall
10 13 (0.84%) LTE
11 12 (0.78%) Broadband
12 11 (0.71%) SMTP
12 11 (0.71%) IMAP
13 10 (0.65%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.40%) MySQL
3 36 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 28 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 23 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.32%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.26%) DB2
11 4 (0.26%) OLAP
11 4 (0.26%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.26%) Big Data
12 3 (0.19%) SSDT
12 3 (0.19%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.19%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 445 (28.91%) Selenium
2 199 (12.93%) WebDriver
3 185 (12.02%) Cucumber
4 120 (7.80%) JIRA
5 111 (7.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 74 (4.81%) Jenkins
7 67 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 67 (4.35%) Subversion
8 61 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 60 (3.90%) Git (software)
10 57 (3.70%) JUnit
11 51 (3.31%) SpecFlow
12 42 (2.73%) Bugzilla
13 39 (2.53%) Visual Studio
13 39 (2.53%) Behat
14 37 (2.40%) JMeter
14 37 (2.40%) Calabash
15 36 (2.34%) FitNesse
16 35 (2.27%) TeamCity
17 34 (2.21%) Hudson
General
1 297 (19.30%) Finance
2 68 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.18%) Retail
4 44 (2.86%) Banking
5 42 (2.73%) Games
6 37 (2.40%) Electronics
7 27 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.30%) Marketing
9 17 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.97%) Military
11 13 (0.84%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.78%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.65%) Publishing
14 9 (0.58%) Legal
14 9 (0.58%) Automotive
15 7 (0.45%) Law
16 6 (0.39%) Back Office
17 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.26%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (13.91%) .NET
2 183 (11.89%) XML
3 123 (7.99%) Web Services
4 111 (7.21%) HTML
5 86 (5.59%) SOAP
6 65 (4.22%) RESTful
7 58 (3.77%) Gherkin
8 35 (2.27%) CSS
9 31 (2.01%) ASP.NET
9 31 (2.01%) REST
10 29 (1.88%) .NET Framework
11 25 (1.62%) JSON
12 24 (1.56%) HTML5
13 23 (1.49%) WCF
14 22 (1.43%) LINQ
14 22 (1.43%) J2EE
15 16 (1.04%) Ajax
16 14 (0.91%) Spring
16 14 (0.91%) jQuery
17 11 (0.71%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 160 (10.40%) Computer Science
2 126 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (6.50%) Mobile App
4 74 (4.81%) Open Source
5 49 (3.18%) Mathematics
6 46 (2.99%) User Experience
7 40 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (2.47%) Client/Server
9 32 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
10 26 (1.69%) Smartcard
11 23 (1.49%) Biometrics
12 14 (0.91%) Cryptography
13 12 (0.78%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.78%) iPhone
14 11 (0.71%) Video on Demand
14 11 (0.71%) Replication
14 11 (0.71%) Derivative
15 10 (0.65%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.58%) STB
17 8 (0.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 247 (16.05%) Windows
2 202 (13.13%) Linux
3 142 (9.23%) UNIX
4 52 (3.38%) Android
5 40 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 33 (2.14%) Windows XP
7 32 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (1.69%) Windows Vista
8 26 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.32%) openSUSE
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.065%) AIX
15 1 (0.065%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (27.03%) Test Automation
3 339 (22.03%) Automated Testing
4 317 (20.60%) Test Scripting
5 299 (19.43%) Software Testing
6 240 (15.59%) Regression Testing
7 231 (15.01%) Manual Testing
8 230 (14.94%) Scrum
9 228 (14.81%) Automation Testing
10 217 (14.10%) BDD
11 185 (12.02%) TDD
12 168 (10.92%) Software Engineering
13 138 (8.97%) Test Strategy
14 129 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
15 122 (7.93%) Validation
16 102 (6.63%) User Acceptance Testing
17 97 (6.30%) E-Commerce
18 96 (6.24%) System Testing
19 94 (6.11%) Integration Testing
20 87 (5.65%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 512 (33.27%) SQL
2 433 (28.14%) Java
3 416 (27.03%) C#
4 245 (15.92%) Python
5 203 (13.19%) Ruby
6 175 (11.37%) C++
7 133 (8.64%) JavaScript
8 119 (7.73%) PHP
9 113 (7.34%) Perl
10 103 (6.69%) C
11 41 (2.66%) Shell Script
12 32 (2.08%) VBScript
13 29 (1.88%) Tcl
13 29 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.56%) F#
15 22 (1.43%) Groovy
16 21 (1.36%) PowerShell
17 18 (1.17%) Delphi
18 16 (1.04%) VB
18 16 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 405 (26.32%) Degree
2 252 (16.37%) ISEB
3 176 (11.44%) ISTQB
4 79 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 63 (4.09%) Security Cleared
6 43 (2.79%) SC Cleared
7 23 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.71%) CCIP
9 11 (0.71%) CCNA
9 11 (0.71%) HND
10 10 (0.65%) CCNP
11 8 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.39%) HNC
13 3 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.19%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.13%) PhD
15 1 (0.065%) MCSE
15 1 (0.065%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 699 (45.42%) QA
2 23 (1.49%) ISO 9001
2 23 (1.49%) TickIT
3 13 (0.84%) GAMP
4 7 (0.45%) SLA
5 4 (0.26%) DO-160
6 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.04%) Firmware
4 11 (0.71%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.19%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.19%) XenApp
7 3 (0.19%) XenServer
8 2 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.065%) KVM
9 1 (0.065%) NFS
9 1 (0.065%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.26%) Puppet
4 3 (0.19%) Opsview
5 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 2 (0.13%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.065%) Nagios
6 1 (0.065%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.065%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 113 (7.34%) Microsoft
2 72 (4.68%) Oracle
3 61 (3.96%) HP
4 41 (2.66%) VMware
5 27 (1.75%) Cisco
6 10 (0.65%) EMC
6 10 (0.65%) TOWER Software
7 9 (0.58%) Adobe
8 8 (0.52%) Citrix
8 8 (0.52%) Perforce
9 6 (0.39%) Telerik
10 5 (0.32%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.32%) Fidessa
10 5 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.32%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.26%) Informatica
11 4 (0.26%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.26%) IBM
11 4 (0.26%) MKS
11 4 (0.26%) Atlassian
East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + 25% benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Extensive benefits to include longer
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
networx
Posted: 13 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000+ Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £45k
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K PA
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum GBP 30 - 40K +Benefits (neg)
Posted: 2 days ago