The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 27 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 3.80% 0.69% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 0.76% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,250 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -4.10%
Test Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Halifax 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
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
156 132 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 98.73% 91.67% 98.98%
Number of salaries quoted 148 108 160
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,800 £55,000 £49,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Halifax

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Halifax

Test Engineer
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 34 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (88.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 30 (88.24%) Test Scripting
2 30 (88.24%) Regression Testing
3 16 (47.06%) Automated Testing
3 16 (47.06%) Project Management
4 15 (44.12%) SOAP
4 15 (44.12%) Web Services
4 15 (44.12%) XML
4 15 (44.12%) Finance
4 15 (44.12%) Test Strategy
5 14 (41.18%) VB.NET
5 14 (41.18%) .NET
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.94%) Selenium
7 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
7 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.94%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Scrum
7 1 (2.94%) MS Office
7 1 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 (2.94%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) Ranorex
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) SOAP
1 15 (44.12%) Web Services
1 15 (44.12%) XML
2 14 (41.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Regression Testing
1 30 (88.24%) User Acceptance Testing
1 30 (88.24%) Test Scripting
2 16 (47.06%) Automated Testing
2 16 (47.06%) Project Management
3 15 (44.12%) Test Strategy
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) Scrum
5 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.94%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft