The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 100 160 153
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 87 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.61% 0.69% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 0.70% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 81 21 12
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Test Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3212 3434 3235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.40% 98.14% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2693 2799 2498
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 126 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (50.00%) Selenium
3 71 (47.33%) BDD
4 62 (41.33%) ISEB
5 59 (39.33%) Test Scripting
6 54 (36.00%) SDLC
7 51 (34.00%) Test Management
8 44 (29.33%) TDD
9 43 (28.67%) Scrum
9 43 (28.67%) Software Testing
10 42 (28.00%) Java
10 42 (28.00%) Test Automation
11 41 (27.33%) .NET
11 41 (27.33%) Microsoft
12 39 (26.00%) C#
13 37 (24.67%) SQL
14 36 (24.00%) SoapUI
15 35 (23.33%) Cucumber
15 35 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (22.00%) QA
17 32 (21.33%) Degree
18 31 (20.67%) Computer Science
18 31 (20.67%) Automated Testing
18 31 (20.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 29 (19.33%) System Integration Testing
19 29 (19.33%) Functional Testing
19 29 (19.33%) Windows
20 28 (18.67%) Load Testing
21 27 (18.00%) Android
21 27 (18.00%) Apple iOS

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (2.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.33%) MS Office
2 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.00%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) Firewall
2 1 (0.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) Network Security
2 1 (0.67%) VoIP
2 1 (0.67%) VPN
2 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.00%) Big Data
2 6 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.67%) MySQL
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (50.00%) Selenium
2 36 (24.00%) SoapUI
3 35 (23.33%) Cucumber
4 22 (14.67%) Visual Studio
5 16 (10.67%) SpecFlow
6 14 (9.33%) FitNesse
7 10 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 9 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (4.67%) JIRA
10 6 (4.00%) JMeter
11 3 (2.00%) Appium
11 3 (2.00%) Calabash
11 3 (2.00%) Gatling
11 3 (2.00%) JBehave
12 2 (1.33%) Gerrit
12 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.33%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.33%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (0.67%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (6.00%) Retail
2 7 (4.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.67%) Finance
4 2 (1.33%) Banking
4 2 (1.33%) Legal
4 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Games
5 1 (0.67%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (27.33%) .NET
2 23 (15.33%) LAMP
3 20 (13.33%) Behat
4 17 (11.33%) JSON
4 17 (11.33%) XML
5 10 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 8 (5.33%) HTML
6 8 (5.33%) HTML5
6 8 (5.33%) WPF
7 7 (4.67%) Apache Flex
8 3 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.67%) Computer Science
2 23 (15.33%) N-Tier
3 18 (12.00%) RIA
4 7 (4.67%) NHS
5 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.67%) Biology
7 1 (0.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.33%) Windows
2 27 (18.00%) Android
2 27 (18.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (47.33%) BDD
3 59 (39.33%) Test Scripting
4 54 (36.00%) SDLC
5 51 (34.00%) Test Management
6 44 (29.33%) TDD
7 43 (28.67%) Scrum
7 43 (28.67%) Software Testing
8 42 (28.00%) Test Automation
9 35 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (20.67%) Automated Testing
11 29 (19.33%) Functional Testing
11 29 (19.33%) System Integration Testing
12 28 (18.67%) Load Testing
13 26 (17.33%) Regression Testing
14 24 (16.00%) ATDD
14 24 (16.00%) Performance Testing
14 24 (16.00%) Service Delivery
15 22 (14.67%) Automation Testing
15 22 (14.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.00%) Java
2 39 (26.00%) C#
3 37 (24.67%) SQL
4 26 (17.33%) PHP
5 23 (15.33%) Ruby
6 20 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 18 (12.00%) C++
8 7 (4.67%) Python
9 4 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.00%) C
11 2 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (41.33%) ISEB
2 32 (21.33%) Degree
3 31 (20.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.00%) HND
6 1 (0.67%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (22.00%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (0.67%) Nessus
1 1 (0.67%) Nmap
Vendors
1 41 (27.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle
3 5 (3.33%) HP
3 5 (3.33%) Telerik
4 1 (0.67%) Acunetix
4 1 (0.67%) Citrix
4 1 (0.67%) Netsparker
4 1 (0.67%) Tableau
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