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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 98 104 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.31% 0.57% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.59% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 0
Average salary £46,250 £39,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.08% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1249 1349 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.22% 95.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1084 827
Average salary £40,500 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.95% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £55,000 £60,000
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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram 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 21 April 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
(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
Chelmsford - 2 £60,000 - 1
Colchester -4 1 £30,500 +15.09%
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) VHDL
2 4 (36.36%) JTAG
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
4 2 (18.18%) LabVIEW
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (9.09%) Linux

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) LabVIEW
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) VHDL
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) VB
2 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) HNC
3 1 (9.09%) HND
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) JTAG
2 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) EMC
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago