The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 136 140 103
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 45 18 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.19% 0.65% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.67% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 39
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3667 2673 2368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.65% 96.01% 97.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2952 2178 2037
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Test Engineer
West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Leeds

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leeds

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

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 33 (53.23%) SOAP
2 32 (51.61%) Test Management
3 31 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 28 (45.16%) E-Commerce
5 24 (38.71%) Software Testing
5 24 (38.71%) Agile Testing
6 20 (32.26%) Games
7 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (22.58%) Finance
8 13 (20.97%) QA
8 13 (20.97%) Selenium
9 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
9 12 (19.35%) Banking
9 12 (19.35%) Management Information System
9 12 (19.35%) RUP
9 12 (19.35%) XML
9 12 (19.35%) XSLT
9 12 (19.35%) UML
9 12 (19.35%) C
9 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
10 10 (16.13%) Project Management
11 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.68%) Java
12 5 (8.06%) WebDriver
13 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
13 4 (6.45%) C#
13 4 (6.45%) PHP
14 3 (4.84%) Ruby
15 2 (3.23%) Scrum
15 2 (3.23%) VMware

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) SAN
1 1 (1.61%) GPRS
1 1 (1.61%) GSM
1 1 (1.61%) DHCP
1 1 (1.61%) DNS
1 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) MySQL
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Selenium
2 5 (8.06%) WebDriver
3 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) MSTest
5 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.61%) Behat
5 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
General
1 20 (32.26%) Games
2 14 (22.58%) Finance
3 12 (19.35%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (53.23%) SOAP
2 12 (19.35%) XML
2 12 (19.35%) XSLT
3 2 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) CentOS
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Test Management
2 31 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 28 (45.16%) E-Commerce
4 24 (38.71%) Software Testing
4 24 (38.71%) Agile Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
6 12 (19.35%) RUP
6 12 (19.35%) UML
6 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 10 (16.13%) Project Management
8 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.23%) Scrum
9 2 (3.23%) OOP
9 2 (3.23%) OO
9 2 (3.23%) Automation Testing
9 2 (3.23%) BDD
9 2 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.61%) Load Testing
10 1 (1.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) C
2 6 (9.68%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) C#
3 4 (6.45%) PHP
4 3 (4.84%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) ISEB
1 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
1 1 (1.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (3.23%) VMware
2 1 (1.61%) Splunk
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) HP
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