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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 119 99 135
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 26 29 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.10% 1.53% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.58% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 32
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £44,700
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 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
2241 1832 2917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.56% 96.78% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1821 1412 2497
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 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -12 9 £65,000 +30.00%
Stevenage +12 5 £28,500 -36.66%
Royston - 4 £45,000 - 1
Hitchin - 1 £35,000 -
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (61.22%) Java
2 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (59.18%) Test Scripting
3 25 (51.02%) Test Automation
3 25 (51.02%) SQL
4 24 (48.98%) Software Testing
4 24 (48.98%) Selenium
5 22 (44.90%) QA
6 19 (38.78%) JUnit
6 19 (38.78%) JBehave
6 19 (38.78%) BDD
7 17 (34.69%) J2EE
8 14 (28.57%) Automation Testing
8 14 (28.57%) UNIX
9 13 (26.53%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
10 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
10 11 (22.45%) Linux
10 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
11 10 (20.41%) TDD
11 10 (20.41%) C#
11 10 (20.41%) Ruby
11 10 (20.41%) Degree
11 10 (20.41%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (20.41%) Finance
11 10 (20.41%) Banking
12 9 (18.37%) Open Source
12 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
12 9 (18.37%) SpecFlow

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) Selenium
2 19 (38.78%) JUnit
2 19 (38.78%) JBehave
3 13 (26.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
5 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
5 9 (18.37%) SpecFlow
5 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
5 9 (18.37%) Calabash
5 9 (18.37%) NUnit
5 9 (18.37%) WATIR
6 4 (8.16%) Subversion
7 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.04%) JIRA
8 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
1 10 (20.41%) Banking
2 6 (12.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.69%) J2EE
2 9 (18.37%) Web Services
2 9 (18.37%) XML
2 9 (18.37%) RESTful
2 9 (18.37%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.04%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (20.41%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (18.37%) Open Source
4 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
5 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.04%) EFT
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) UNIX
2 11 (22.45%) Linux
3 8 (16.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (59.18%) Test Scripting
2 25 (51.02%) Test Automation
3 24 (48.98%) Software Testing
4 19 (38.78%) BDD
5 14 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
7 10 (20.41%) TDD
8 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Validation
8 7 (14.29%) Quality Management
8 7 (14.29%) Data Validation
9 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Scrum
10 4 (8.16%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
12 2 (4.08%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.08%) Web Testing
12 2 (4.08%) Load Testing
12 2 (4.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) Java
2 25 (51.02%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.41%) C#
4 10 (20.41%) Ruby
5 7 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) ISEB
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) HND
5 1 (2.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (44.90%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) HP
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Huawei
3 1 (2.04%) Juniper
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco
Royston, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago