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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 150 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 34 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.30% 1.38% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.44% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 32
Average salary £29,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.58% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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
2202 2368 2411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.00% 96.06% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1792 1914 1998
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
(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
Letchworth - 2 £29,500 -
Hemel Hempstead -22 1 £40,000 +90.47% 1
Royston - 1 £35,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £27,500 -
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) QA
2 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Selenium
4 7 (33.33%) JBehave
4 7 (33.33%) Java
4 7 (33.33%) JUnit
4 7 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (28.57%) Web Services
5 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Ruby
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (19.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) J2EE
7 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) UNIX
7 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
7 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) JUnit
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
1 7 (33.33%) JBehave
2 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
2 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (14.29%) NUnit
3 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 3 (14.29%) WATIR
3 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) Calabash
General
1 4 (19.05%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) J2EE
3 3 (14.29%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) RESTful
3 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
3 3 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.76%) IVR
5 1 (4.76%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 7 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Analytics
9 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Load Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Test Management
10 1 (4.76%) Network Management
10 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
10 1 (4.76%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) Ruby
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) HND
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCNA
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
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