The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 123 116 151
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 22 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.95% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.84% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 17
Average salary £38,750 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.16% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £27,500 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £42,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2238 1902 2800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.88% 95.24% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1849 1569 2204
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Watford 0 13 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Stevenage +5 1 £28,500 -24.00% 1
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 24 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 23 (51.11%) SQL
3 22 (48.89%) Java
4 21 (46.67%) Selenium
5 18 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 18 (40.00%) QA
6 17 (37.78%) Linux
7 16 (35.56%) UNIX
7 16 (35.56%) Degree
8 15 (33.33%) Banking
8 15 (33.33%) Finance
9 14 (31.11%) Automation Testing
10 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (28.89%) QuickTest Pro
11 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
11 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (24.44%) SS7
12 11 (24.44%) Solaris
12 11 (24.44%) 4G
12 11 (24.44%) SIGTRAN
12 11 (24.44%) Erlang
13 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
14 8 (17.78%) J2EE
15 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
16 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
16 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
16 6 (13.33%) JBehave
16 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
16 6 (13.33%) BDD
16 6 (13.33%) JUnit

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) SS7
1 11 (24.44%) 4G
1 11 (24.44%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.22%) VPN
2 1 (2.22%) 3G
2 1 (2.22%) 2G
2 1 (2.22%) ISUP
2 1 (2.22%) INAP
2 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (46.67%) Selenium
2 13 (28.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (13.33%) JBehave
3 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.33%) JUnit
4 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.67%) NUnit
5 3 (6.67%) WATIR
5 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.67%) Calabash
5 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.22%) Subversion
7 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 15 (33.33%) Banking
1 15 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) J2EE
2 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.67%) Web Services
3 3 (6.67%) XML
3 3 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.22%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) EFT
4 3 (6.67%) Open Source
4 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Statistics
6 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 16 (35.56%) UNIX
3 11 (24.44%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 18 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (31.11%) Automation Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (13.33%) BDD
6 5 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 5 (11.11%) Validation
6 5 (11.11%) Data Validation
7 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.67%) OO
8 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.67%) TDD
8 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Web Testing
10 1 (2.22%) B2B
10 1 (2.22%) B2C
10 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
10 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.22%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) SQL
2 22 (48.89%) Java
3 11 (24.44%) Erlang
4 5 (11.11%) C#
4 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.89%) Ruby
5 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) PowerHouse
7 1 (2.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Degree
2 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) HNC
3 1 (2.22%) PhD
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Juniper
3 1 (2.22%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Huawei
3 1 (2.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (2.22%) Agilent
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