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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 135 135 104
Rank change year-on-year
0 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 20 18 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.83% 0.69% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.72% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 21
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £37,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £75,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
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
2307 2491 2158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.73% 95.26% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1895 2066 1697
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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
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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
Borehamwood -5 8 £27,250 - 1
Stevenage +23 4 £27,500 -
Letchworth - 4 £29,500 -
Watford -8 3 £27,500 -33.33%
Royston - 2 £38,750 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £40,000 -
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 9 (37.50%) QA
2 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 8 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (33.33%) ISEB
3 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (20.83%) MS Office
5 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Physics
5 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (16.67%) Ruby
6 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) Subversion
6 4 (16.67%) LabVIEW
6 4 (16.67%) Network+ Certification

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) LabVIEW
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.83%) Physics
4 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.17%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Analytics
4 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) C
1 4 (16.67%) C++
1 4 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
2 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (16.67%) HND
3 4 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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