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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 91 82 68
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.39% 1.23% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.28% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 3
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Test Engineer
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 1090 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.08% 95.45% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 923 837 666
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Essex

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 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
Colchester +8 3 £35,000 -22.22%
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) LabVIEW
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JMeter
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (14.29%) LabVIEW
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) EMC