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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 121 91 129
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 39 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.74% 2.03% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 2.12% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 27
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £40,200 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £47,500
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
1940 1840 2589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.33% 95.88% 93.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1548 1399 2191
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 £26,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Watford -15 4 £65,000 +62.50%
Stevenage +20 2 - - 1
Royston - 2 £45,000 -
Test Engineer
East of England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 25 (59.52%) Test Scripting
4 24 (57.14%) Java
5 20 (47.62%) SQL
6 19 (45.24%) QA
6 19 (45.24%) JUnit
6 19 (45.24%) Selenium
6 19 (45.24%) JBehave
6 19 (45.24%) BDD
7 18 (42.86%) Software Testing
8 15 (35.71%) J2EE
9 11 (26.19%) Web Services
9 11 (26.19%) Ruby
10 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
10 10 (23.81%) TDD
10 10 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
10 10 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (23.81%) Automation Testing
10 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
10 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
11 9 (21.43%) Open Source
11 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
11 9 (21.43%) RESTful
11 9 (21.43%) Calabash
11 9 (21.43%) SpecFlow
11 9 (21.43%) Gherkin
11 9 (21.43%) XML

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (45.24%) JUnit
1 19 (45.24%) Selenium
1 19 (45.24%) JBehave
2 10 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
3 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 9 (21.43%) Calabash
3 9 (21.43%) SpecFlow
3 9 (21.43%) NUnit
3 9 (21.43%) WATIR
4 6 (14.29%) Subversion
5 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) J2EE
2 11 (26.19%) Web Services
3 9 (21.43%) RESTful
3 9 (21.43%) Gherkin
3 9 (21.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (21.43%) Open Source
3 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) UNIX
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 25 (59.52%) Test Scripting
4 19 (45.24%) BDD
5 18 (42.86%) Software Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 10 (23.81%) TDD
6 10 (23.81%) Automation Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Scrum
9 5 (11.90%) Validation
9 5 (11.90%) Quality Management
9 5 (11.90%) Data Validation
10 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
11 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.76%) Web Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Functional Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 11 (26.19%) Ruby
4 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 9 (21.43%) C#
6 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
1 5 (11.90%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) HND
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (45.24%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) Juniper
4 1 (2.38%) Huawei
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Borehamwood
Everything Everywhere
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago