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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 352 375 415
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 791 745 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.69% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.74% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 686 672 445
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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
97370 101347 93701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.19% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81930 82728 78452
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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
London -16 245 £50,000 +2.04% 19
South East +31 199 £41,000 +6.49% 29
Yorkshire +44 101 £36,250 +11.53% 8
East of England -18 89 £37,500 -6.25% 19
South West +18 72 £40,000 +6.66% 4
North West +31 42 £45,000 +60.71% 5
West Midlands -9 24 £32,500 -18.75% 3
East Midlands -19 17 £32,500 -7.14% 2
North East -5 5 £22,500 -38.35% 2
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 685 (53.14%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (42.44%) Selenium
3 518 (40.19%) QA
4 486 (37.70%) Test Automation
5 434 (33.67%) Java
6 304 (23.58%) SQL
7 295 (22.89%) Test Scripting
8 279 (21.64%) Degree
9 260 (20.17%) C#
10 255 (19.78%) Finance
11 253 (19.63%) Scrum
12 246 (19.08%) Python
13 225 (17.46%) Automated Testing
14 224 (17.38%) WebDriver
15 209 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
16 207 (16.06%) Automation Testing
17 205 (15.90%) Linux
18 202 (15.67%) Manual Testing
19 198 (15.36%) Software Testing
20 197 (15.28%) ISEB
20 197 (15.28%) BDD
21 178 (13.81%) Cucumber
22 174 (13.50%) SDLC
23 173 (13.42%) Windows
24 164 (12.72%) JIRA
25 161 (12.49%) ISTQB
26 151 (11.71%) TDD
27 147 (11.40%) Ruby
28 143 (11.09%) UNIX
29 133 (10.32%) Regression Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 18 (1.40%) WebLogic
2 14 (1.09%) Confluence
3 12 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.47%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.39%) Drupal
5 5 (0.39%) CMS
6 4 (0.31%) JBoss
6 4 (0.31%) Apache
6 4 (0.31%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.31%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.23%) Node.js
8 2 (0.16%) lighttpd
8 2 (0.16%) WordPress
8 2 (0.16%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.078%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.078%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.078%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.078%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.078%) IIS
9 1 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 41 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.47%) MS Office
3 5 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) HipChat
5 1 (0.078%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.47%) LabWindows
2 5 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (0.39%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.55%) SaaS
2 11 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.078%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.63%) HTTP
3 18 (1.40%) Wireless
4 15 (1.16%) 3G
4 15 (1.16%) Internet
4 15 (1.16%) Broadband
5 11 (0.85%) Wireshark
6 10 (0.78%) CTI
6 10 (0.78%) MPLS
6 10 (0.78%) BGP
7 9 (0.70%) VPN
8 8 (0.62%) IPv4
8 8 (0.62%) IPv6
8 8 (0.62%) ZigBee
8 8 (0.62%) LTE
8 8 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (0.62%) 4G
9 7 (0.54%) Network Security
10 6 (0.47%) LAN
10 6 (0.47%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.87%) MySQL
3 25 (1.94%) Big Data
4 21 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.54%) OLTP
10 7 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.39%) QlikView
12 5 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.23%) DB2
14 2 (0.16%) OLAP
14 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.16%) Oracle OLAP
14 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 547 (42.44%) Selenium
2 224 (17.38%) WebDriver
3 178 (13.81%) Cucumber
4 164 (12.72%) JIRA
5 100 (7.76%) JUnit
6 94 (7.29%) Jenkins
7 92 (7.14%) JMeter
8 88 (6.83%) HP UFT
9 63 (4.89%) LoadRunner
10 61 (4.73%) SoapUI
11 56 (4.34%) Git (software)
12 52 (4.03%) NUnit
13 49 (3.80%) Visual Studio
14 45 (3.49%) FitNesse
15 41 (3.18%) WATIR
16 39 (3.03%) RSpec
17 37 (2.87%) SpecFlow
18 34 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
19 30 (2.33%) Subversion
20 24 (1.86%) Maven
General
1 255 (19.78%) Finance
2 66 (5.12%) Telecoms
3 65 (5.04%) Banking
4 43 (3.34%) Electronics
5 31 (2.40%) Retail
6 29 (2.25%) Games
7 24 (1.86%) Marketing
8 20 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.47%) Law
10 13 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.93%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.85%) Legal
13 10 (0.78%) Automotive
14 9 (0.70%) Back Office
14 9 (0.70%) Military
15 7 (0.54%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.23%) Front Office
19 2 (0.16%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (7.91%) Web Services
2 91 (7.06%) .NET
3 60 (4.65%) XML
3 60 (4.65%) HTML
4 45 (3.49%) Gherkin
4 45 (3.49%) SOAP
5 38 (2.95%) REST
6 30 (2.33%) RESTful
7 26 (2.02%) CSS
8 17 (1.32%) JSON
9 14 (1.09%) jQuery
10 12 (0.93%) LAMP
10 12 (0.93%) Java EE
11 11 (0.85%) J2EE
12 10 (0.78%) CGI
13 9 (0.70%) HTML5
13 9 (0.70%) .NET Framework
14 8 (0.62%) Middleware
15 7 (0.54%) Apache CXF
15 7 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.46%) Computer Science
2 97 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (5.74%) Mobile App
4 40 (3.10%) User Experience
5 30 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 23 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 19 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.09%) Physics
12 12 (0.93%) Equities
12 12 (0.93%) GIS
13 10 (0.78%) Replication
13 10 (0.78%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.70%) iPad
14 9 (0.70%) iPhone
14 9 (0.70%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.62%) Semantic Web
16 7 (0.54%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 205 (15.90%) Linux
2 173 (13.42%) Windows
3 143 (11.09%) UNIX
4 105 (8.15%) Android
5 80 (6.21%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.85%) Solaris
8 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.31%) HPUX
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.23%) CentOS
12 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.16%) AIX
12 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.078%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (53.14%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (37.70%) Test Automation
3 295 (22.89%) Test Scripting
4 253 (19.63%) Scrum
5 225 (17.46%) Automated Testing
6 209 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
7 207 (16.06%) Automation Testing
8 202 (15.67%) Manual Testing
9 198 (15.36%) Software Testing
10 197 (15.28%) BDD
11 174 (13.50%) SDLC
12 151 (11.71%) TDD
13 133 (10.32%) Regression Testing
14 124 (9.62%) Software Engineering
15 111 (8.61%) Performance Testing
16 105 (8.15%) Test Strategy
17 98 (7.60%) Open Source
18 91 (7.06%) Integration Testing
19 86 (6.67%) OO
20 84 (6.52%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 434 (33.67%) Java
2 304 (23.58%) SQL
3 260 (20.17%) C#
4 246 (19.08%) Python
5 147 (11.40%) Ruby
6 112 (8.69%) C++
7 80 (6.21%) C
7 80 (6.21%) PHP
8 71 (5.51%) JavaScript
9 69 (5.35%) Perl
10 26 (2.02%) Groovy
11 25 (1.94%) Bash Shell
11 25 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.94%) VB
12 20 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.24%) Tcl
14 14 (1.09%) VBScript
15 11 (0.85%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.62%) Erlang
17 7 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 279 (21.64%) Degree
2 197 (15.28%) ISEB
3 161 (12.49%) ISTQB
4 89 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 83 (6.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 70 (5.43%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.70%) HND
10 8 (0.62%) CCNP
11 7 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.47%) CCIP
12 6 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.31%) CCNA
13 4 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.16%) HNC
14 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.078%) IC3 Certification
15 1 (0.078%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 518 (40.19%) QA
2 7 (0.54%) SLA
3 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.23%) WCAG
5 2 (0.16%) WAI
5 2 (0.16%) JTAG
6 1 (0.078%) DICOM
System Software
1 14 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.70%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.54%) Docker
5 6 (0.47%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.39%) Firmware
7 2 (0.16%) KVM
7 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.078%) XenServer
8 1 (0.078%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.078%) NDS
Systems Management
1 69 (5.35%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.85%) Puppet
3 9 (0.70%) WMI
4 6 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.23%) Graphite
5 3 (0.23%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.16%) Nagios
6 2 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.078%) Ansible
7 1 (0.078%) Iperf
7 1 (0.078%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 85 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 61 (4.73%) Oracle
3 52 (4.03%) HP
4 33 (2.56%) VMware
5 29 (2.25%) Google
6 20 (1.55%) Facebook
7 15 (1.16%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.09%) Cisco
9 12 (0.93%) ForgeRock
10 11 (0.85%) Perforce
11 9 (0.70%) Tableau
11 9 (0.70%) EMC
12 8 (0.62%) GoldenSource
13 7 (0.54%) SAP
14 5 (0.39%) Green Hat
15 4 (0.31%) Citrix
15 4 (0.31%) IBM
15 4 (0.31%) Remedy
15 4 (0.31%) Apple
15 4 (0.31%) Telelogic
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