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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 367 402 349
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 726 597 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.58% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.62% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 645 476 669
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
99985 96960 104426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.67% 94.70% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 83835 79628 90649
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +37 221 £47,500 +3.26% 14
South East +56 210 £37,500 - 19
East of England +8 150 £42,500 -5.55% 18
North West -16 41 £33,000 -5.71% 6
South West -28 33 £45,000 +12.50% 8
West Midlands -6 28 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East Midlands +17 27 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire -21 23 £32,500 - 2
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 709 (49.10%) Agile Software Development
2 639 (44.25%) QA
3 515 (35.66%) SQL
4 440 (30.47%) Selenium
5 429 (29.71%) Java
6 400 (27.70%) Test Automation
7 375 (25.97%) C#
8 369 (25.55%) Degree
9 327 (22.65%) Automated Testing
10 305 (21.12%) Software Testing
11 297 (20.57%) Finance
12 287 (19.88%) Test Scripting
13 240 (16.62%) Windows
14 238 (16.48%) ISEB
14 238 (16.48%) Automation Testing
15 229 (15.86%) Python
16 220 (15.24%) Scrum
17 218 (15.10%) Linux
18 211 (14.61%) WebDriver
19 209 (14.47%) BDD
20 203 (14.06%) Manual Testing
21 195 (13.50%) Software Engineering
22 189 (13.09%) Computer Science
23 183 (12.67%) Regression Testing
24 179 (12.40%) Cucumber
25 176 (12.19%) ISTQB
26 168 (11.63%) TDD
27 162 (11.22%) XML
28 161 (11.15%) Ruby
29 155 (10.73%) .NET

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 20 (1.39%) IIS
2 16 (1.11%) CMS
3 11 (0.76%) Apache
4 10 (0.69%) Confluence
5 4 (0.28%) Node.js
6 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.21%) WordPress
7 2 (0.14%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.14%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.14%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.069%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.069%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.069%) Drupal
8 1 (0.069%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.069%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 50 (3.46%) MS Office
3 6 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) Simulink
5 1 (0.069%) MS Project
5 1 (0.069%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.069%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.14%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.069%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.73%) SaaS
2 10 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.48%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.35%) GitHub
6 3 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.14%) Trello
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.069%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.99%) TCP/IP
2 48 (3.32%) Internet
3 33 (2.29%) HTTP
4 29 (2.01%) Wireless
5 23 (1.59%) Wireshark
6 21 (1.45%) 3G
7 20 (1.39%) MPLS
8 19 (1.32%) BGP
8 19 (1.32%) Broadband
9 15 (1.04%) GPRS
9 15 (1.04%) LTE
9 15 (1.04%) NAS
10 14 (0.97%) WAN
11 13 (0.90%) 2G
12 12 (0.83%) Ethernet
12 12 (0.83%) VoIP
13 11 (0.76%) SAN
13 11 (0.76%) UMTS
14 10 (0.69%) VPN
14 10 (0.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.91%) Oracle Database
3 36 (2.49%) MySQL
4 25 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.55%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.35%) DB2
10 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.35%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.35%) SSDT
11 4 (0.28%) Big Data
11 4 (0.28%) OLAP
12 3 (0.21%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 440 (30.47%) Selenium
2 211 (14.61%) WebDriver
3 179 (12.40%) Cucumber
4 148 (10.25%) JIRA
5 134 (9.28%) QuickTest Pro
6 87 (6.02%) Jenkins
7 78 (5.40%) SoapUI
8 77 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 75 (5.19%) Git (software)
10 61 (4.22%) JMeter
11 54 (3.74%) Bugzilla
12 53 (3.67%) Subversion
13 52 (3.60%) JUnit
14 47 (3.25%) SpecFlow
15 46 (3.19%) TeamCity
16 38 (2.63%) NUnit
17 37 (2.56%) Visual Studio
18 35 (2.42%) Calabash
19 33 (2.29%) JBehave
19 33 (2.29%) Hudson
General
1 297 (20.57%) Finance
2 74 (5.12%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.39%) Games
4 42 (2.91%) Banking
5 41 (2.84%) Retail
6 37 (2.56%) Electronics
7 23 (1.59%) Marketing
8 20 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.90%) Aerospace
9 13 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (0.90%) Multimedia
10 12 (0.83%) Automotive
10 12 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.76%) Legal
12 10 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.48%) Military
14 6 (0.42%) Law
14 6 (0.42%) Back Office
15 5 (0.35%) Publishing
16 3 (0.21%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (11.22%) XML
2 155 (10.73%) .NET
3 116 (8.03%) Web Services
4 115 (7.96%) HTML
5 71 (4.92%) RESTful
6 68 (4.71%) SOAP
7 55 (3.81%) Gherkin
8 43 (2.98%) CSS
9 36 (2.49%) REST
10 34 (2.35%) J2EE
11 26 (1.80%) WCF
11 26 (1.80%) ASP.NET
12 22 (1.52%) HTML5
13 19 (1.32%) .NET Framework
14 18 (1.25%) JSON
15 16 (1.11%) jQuery
16 14 (0.97%) Ajax
16 14 (0.97%) LINQ
17 9 (0.62%) XSL
17 9 (0.62%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 189 (13.09%) Computer Science
2 136 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (6.79%) Mobile App
4 63 (4.36%) Open Source
5 57 (3.95%) Mathematics
5 57 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (2.84%) User Experience
7 38 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
8 33 (2.29%) Client/Server
9 26 (1.80%) Cryptography
10 22 (1.52%) Smartcard
11 19 (1.32%) Biometrics
12 14 (0.97%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.90%) Replication
14 12 (0.83%) GIS
15 11 (0.76%) Smartphone
15 11 (0.76%) Video on Demand
15 11 (0.76%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.69%) Online Games
17 7 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 240 (16.62%) Windows
2 218 (15.10%) Linux
3 155 (10.73%) UNIX
4 50 (3.46%) Android
5 38 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.87%) Windows XP
8 24 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.39%) Windows Vista
10 12 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.35%) openSUSE
13 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.28%) Solaris
14 4 (0.28%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (49.10%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (27.70%) Test Automation
3 327 (22.65%) Automated Testing
4 305 (21.12%) Software Testing
5 287 (19.88%) Test Scripting
6 238 (16.48%) Automation Testing
7 220 (15.24%) Scrum
8 209 (14.47%) BDD
9 203 (14.06%) Manual Testing
10 195 (13.50%) Software Engineering
11 183 (12.67%) Regression Testing
12 168 (11.63%) TDD
13 134 (9.28%) Test Strategy
14 133 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
15 118 (8.17%) Validation
16 103 (7.13%) Test Planning
17 98 (6.79%) E-Commerce
18 86 (5.96%) Performance Testing
19 83 (5.75%) System Testing
20 78 (5.40%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 515 (35.66%) SQL
2 429 (29.71%) Java
3 375 (25.97%) C#
4 229 (15.86%) Python
5 161 (11.15%) Ruby
6 154 (10.66%) C++
7 144 (9.97%) JavaScript
8 109 (7.55%) C
9 104 (7.20%) Perl
10 87 (6.02%) PHP
11 40 (2.77%) Groovy
12 35 (2.42%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.22%) Bash Shell
14 29 (2.01%) Tcl
15 27 (1.87%) VBScript
16 24 (1.66%) Delphi
17 21 (1.45%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.25%) F#
19 13 (0.90%) VB
19 13 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 369 (25.55%) Degree
2 238 (16.48%) ISEB
3 176 (12.19%) ISTQB
4 77 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 68 (4.71%) Security Cleared
6 46 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.90%) CCNP
9 13 (0.90%) CCIP
10 11 (0.76%) CCNA
10 11 (0.76%) HND
11 8 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.42%) HNC
13 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.14%) PhD
13 2 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.069%) CISSP
14 1 (0.069%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 639 (44.25%) QA
2 21 (1.45%) ISO 9001
3 19 (1.32%) TickIT
4 13 (0.90%) GAMP
5 4 (0.28%) SLA
6 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.14%) DO-254
7 2 (0.14%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 20 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.76%) Firmware
3 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.42%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.35%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.21%) XenApp
6 3 (0.21%) XenServer
6 3 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.069%) NFS
7 1 (0.069%) Xen
7 1 (0.069%) KVM
Systems Management
1 64 (4.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.28%) Puppet
4 2 (0.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.069%) Nagios
5 1 (0.069%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.069%) SCCM
5 1 (0.069%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.069%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 115 (7.96%) Microsoft
2 80 (5.54%) Oracle
3 59 (4.09%) HP
4 47 (3.25%) VMware
5 25 (1.73%) Cisco
6 11 (0.76%) TOWER Software
6 11 (0.76%) Perforce
7 10 (0.69%) Citrix
8 9 (0.62%) Adobe
9 8 (0.55%) IBM
10 7 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.48%) EMC
11 6 (0.42%) Fidessa
12 5 (0.35%) Cerillion
12 5 (0.35%) Google
13 4 (0.28%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.28%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.21%) Informatica
14 3 (0.21%) MKS
14 3 (0.21%) Fujitsu
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Prospects
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum 15-20% Bonus, Car Allowance, Private Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38500 - £46250 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago