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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 92 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.10% 0.30% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.31% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 9
Average salary £36,250 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.58% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,400 £33,300
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
973 1297 1373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.91% 97.67% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 769 1054 1112
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
Basildon - 4 £35,000 -
Colchester +1 3 £30,000 -1.63%
Loughton - 2 £37,500 -
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (50.00%) Selenium
4 13 (46.43%) JIRA
5 12 (42.86%) Java
6 11 (39.29%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) QA
7 10 (35.71%) JMeter
8 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
9 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 8 (28.57%) SOAP
9 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 8 (28.57%) REST
10 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 7 (25.00%) Web Services
11 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
12 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
12 5 (17.86%) QMS
12 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
12 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (17.86%) QA Automation
12 5 (17.86%) IIS
12 5 (17.86%) MS Office
12 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
12 5 (17.86%) Internet
12 5 (17.86%) Quality Management
12 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
12 5 (17.86%) Degree
12 5 (17.86%) Finance

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.86%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
2 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Selenium
2 13 (46.43%) JIRA
3 10 (35.71%) JMeter
4 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
6 3 (10.71%) JUnit
7 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (7.14%) Gatling
7 2 (7.14%) Gerrit
7 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
7 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
8 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
8 1 (3.57%) DbUnit
8 1 (3.57%) git-flow
8 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (3.57%) Subversion
8 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) REST
1 8 (28.57%) SOAP
2 7 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 2 (7.14%) CSS3
4 2 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) Java EE
5 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Online Games
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) iPad
3 1 (3.57%) iPhone
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) QA Automation
5 5 (17.86%) QMS
5 5 (17.86%) Quality Management
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Scrum
6 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 2 (7.14%) OWASP
8 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) C
5 2 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) Perl
5 2 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) Scala
6 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.57%) FINEOS
3 1 (3.57%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Telerik