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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 368 405 393
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 730 571 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.57% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.61% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 657 463 565
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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
100571 93749 105909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.25% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 82215 78642 91158
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +83 291 £47,500 -5.00% 17
South East -14 168 £38,500 -3.75% 19
East of England +8 112 £40,000 +12.67% 10
Yorkshire -15 55 £32,500 -7.14% 6
South West -33 44 £37,000 +13.84% 6
East Midlands -8 30 £36,250 +3.57% 2
North West -24 21 £28,500 -5.00% 6
West Midlands -8 18 £40,000 +14.28% 3
North East -1 4 £36,500 - 1
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 765 (47.99%) Agile Software Development
2 743 (46.61%) QA
3 497 (31.18%) SQL
4 482 (30.24%) Test Automation
5 478 (29.99%) Selenium
6 452 (28.36%) Java
7 421 (26.41%) Degree
8 414 (25.97%) C#
9 347 (21.77%) Automated Testing
10 324 (20.33%) Test Scripting
11 318 (19.95%) Software Testing
12 298 (18.70%) Finance
13 289 (18.13%) ISEB
14 273 (17.13%) Python
15 261 (16.37%) .NET
16 255 (16.00%) Regression Testing
17 247 (15.50%) Windows
18 244 (15.31%) Scrum
19 239 (14.99%) Manual Testing
20 221 (13.86%) Automation Testing
21 220 (13.80%) Linux
22 211 (13.24%) WebDriver
23 202 (12.67%) BDD
24 200 (12.55%) Ruby
25 195 (12.23%) ISTQB
26 194 (12.17%) XML
27 181 (11.36%) TDD
28 180 (11.29%) Cucumber
29 163 (10.23%) Software Engineering
29 163 (10.23%) C++

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 31 (1.94%) IIS
2 22 (1.38%) Apache
3 19 (1.19%) CMS
4 9 (0.56%) Confluence
4 9 (0.56%) ColdFusion
5 7 (0.44%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.38%) WordPress
7 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.19%) Node.js
9 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.13%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.13%) Lync
11 1 (0.063%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.063%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.063%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 51 (3.20%) MS Office
3 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.063%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.63%) SaaS
2 18 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.69%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.25%) GitHub
7 2 (0.13%) Trello
7 2 (0.13%) Office 365
7 2 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.27%) TCP/IP
2 61 (3.83%) Internet
3 47 (2.95%) Wireless
4 40 (2.51%) HTTP
5 33 (2.07%) BGP
6 28 (1.76%) MPLS
7 27 (1.69%) SS7
8 25 (1.57%) 4G
9 20 (1.25%) SIGTRAN
9 20 (1.25%) Wireshark
10 18 (1.13%) NAS
11 17 (1.07%) Broadband
11 17 (1.07%) Firewall
12 16 (1.00%) 3G
13 14 (0.88%) 2G
14 11 (0.69%) SAN
14 11 (0.69%) SMTP
14 11 (0.69%) IMAP
15 10 (0.63%) GPRS
16 9 (0.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.45%) MySQL
3 33 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 31 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (1.44%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 12 (0.75%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.31%) Redis
13 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.25%) DB2
14 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.19%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.19%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.19%) Big Data
14 3 (0.19%) SSDT
14 3 (0.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 478 (29.99%) Selenium
2 211 (13.24%) WebDriver
3 180 (11.29%) Cucumber
4 127 (7.97%) JIRA
5 102 (6.40%) QuickTest Pro
6 96 (6.02%) Jenkins
7 71 (4.45%) SoapUI
8 69 (4.33%) JUnit
9 65 (4.08%) Subversion
10 58 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 52 (3.26%) Git (software)
12 48 (3.01%) Visual Studio
13 46 (2.89%) Bugzilla
14 45 (2.82%) Hudson
15 43 (2.70%) SpecFlow
16 42 (2.63%) Behat
17 41 (2.57%) Ranorex
18 40 (2.51%) FitNesse
19 38 (2.38%) JMeter
20 36 (2.26%) TeamCity
General
1 298 (18.70%) Finance
2 94 (5.90%) Telecoms
3 67 (4.20%) Retail
4 50 (3.14%) Banking
5 40 (2.51%) Electronics
6 35 (2.20%) Games
7 26 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.38%) Military
9 19 (1.19%) Marketing
10 14 (0.88%) Multimedia
11 13 (0.82%) Law
12 10 (0.63%) Automotive
13 9 (0.56%) Publishing
14 8 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.38%) Back Office
17 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.19%) Avionics
18 3 (0.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (16.37%) .NET
2 194 (12.17%) XML
3 126 (7.90%) Web Services
4 102 (6.40%) HTML
5 101 (6.34%) SOAP
6 63 (3.95%) RESTful
7 50 (3.14%) Gherkin
8 39 (2.45%) .NET Framework
9 37 (2.32%) ASP.NET
10 34 (2.13%) CSS
10 34 (2.13%) JSON
10 34 (2.13%) WCF
10 34 (2.13%) REST
11 26 (1.63%) LINQ
12 21 (1.32%) Spring
13 18 (1.13%) HTML5
14 16 (1.00%) Ajax
15 14 (0.88%) jQuery
15 14 (0.88%) XSLT
16 13 (0.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 156 (9.79%) Computer Science
2 135 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (6.59%) Mobile App
4 81 (5.08%) Open Source
5 38 (2.38%) User Experience
6 35 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 32 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 26 (1.63%) Smartcard
9 25 (1.57%) Biometrics
10 23 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
12 20 (1.25%) Video on Demand
13 19 (1.19%) Firmware
14 15 (0.94%) Blackberry
14 15 (0.94%) STB
14 15 (0.94%) Derivative
15 12 (0.75%) iPhone
16 10 (0.63%) Replication
16 10 (0.63%) VHDL
16 10 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 247 (15.50%) Windows
2 220 (13.80%) Linux
3 149 (9.35%) UNIX
4 78 (4.89%) Android
5 57 (3.58%) Apple iOS
6 32 (2.01%) Windows XP
7 28 (1.76%) Windows Vista
8 26 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.25%) Solaris
10 15 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.38%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.13%) openSUSE
16 1 (0.063%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (47.99%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (30.24%) Test Automation
3 347 (21.77%) Automated Testing
4 324 (20.33%) Test Scripting
5 318 (19.95%) Software Testing
6 255 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 244 (15.31%) Scrum
8 239 (14.99%) Manual Testing
9 221 (13.86%) Automation Testing
10 202 (12.67%) BDD
11 181 (11.36%) TDD
12 163 (10.23%) Software Engineering
13 160 (10.04%) Test Strategy
14 144 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
15 119 (7.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 111 (6.96%) Performance Testing
17 108 (6.78%) Integration Testing
17 108 (6.78%) Validation
18 106 (6.65%) E-Commerce
19 93 (5.83%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 497 (31.18%) SQL
2 452 (28.36%) Java
3 414 (25.97%) C#
4 273 (17.13%) Python
5 200 (12.55%) Ruby
6 163 (10.23%) C++
7 150 (9.41%) PHP
8 143 (8.97%) JavaScript
9 137 (8.59%) Perl
10 101 (6.34%) C
11 43 (2.70%) Shell Script
12 38 (2.38%) Bash Shell
13 37 (2.32%) Tcl
14 31 (1.94%) VBScript
15 26 (1.63%) VB.NET
16 21 (1.32%) Erlang
17 19 (1.19%) F#
18 18 (1.13%) Scala
19 17 (1.07%) VB
19 17 (1.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 421 (26.41%) Degree
2 289 (18.13%) ISEB
3 195 (12.23%) ISTQB
4 76 (4.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 55 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 37 (2.32%) SC Cleared
7 21 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.94%) CCIP
9 13 (0.82%) HND
10 9 (0.56%) CCNP
11 6 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.31%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.31%) CCNA
12 5 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.19%) CISSP
13 3 (0.19%) HNC
13 3 (0.19%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.13%) CISMP
14 2 (0.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 743 (46.61%) QA
2 25 (1.57%) TickIT
2 25 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.56%) GAMP
4 6 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.31%) SLA
6 4 (0.25%) DO-160
7 1 (0.063%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.69%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.13%) KVM
4 2 (0.13%) vSphere
4 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.063%) NFS
Systems Management
1 88 (5.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.31%) Puppet
3 4 (0.25%) Opsview
4 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 2 (0.13%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.063%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.063%) Nagios
6 1 (0.063%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 105 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 66 (4.14%) Oracle
3 61 (3.83%) HP
4 31 (1.94%) Cisco
5 28 (1.76%) VMware
6 13 (0.82%) Adobe
7 9 (0.56%) EMC
8 8 (0.50%) TIBCO
8 8 (0.50%) Perforce
9 6 (0.38%) Telerik
10 5 (0.31%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.25%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.25%) IBM
11 4 (0.25%) Informatica
12 3 (0.19%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.19%) Citrix
12 3 (0.19%) SAP
12 3 (0.19%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.19%) Altova
12 3 (0.19%) Agilent
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, 23days
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 26k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
set2recruit
Salary: £21000 - £27000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: Market related
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £43000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
LA International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday