The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 69 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.09% 1.96% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 2.03% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 2
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Test Engineer
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
711 836 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 96.87% 96.54% 98.16%
Number of salaries quoted 560 722 629
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,794 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Leicestershire

Test Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (96.15%) SQL
2 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (73.08%) Automated Testing
4 18 (69.23%) Windows XP
4 18 (69.23%) ISO 9001
4 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (69.23%) Biometrics
4 18 (69.23%) Smartcard
4 18 (69.23%) TickIT
4 18 (69.23%) Identity Management
4 18 (69.23%) Finance
4 18 (69.23%) Degree
4 18 (69.23%) Windows Vista
4 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (69.23%) Mobile App
4 18 (69.23%) Cyber Security
5 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.85%) C
7 1 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (3.85%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) .NET
7 1 (3.85%) Web Services
7 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.85%) System Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

General
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Biometrics
1 18 (69.23%) Smartcard
1 18 (69.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Windows XP
2 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (69.23%) Windows Vista
2 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Automated Testing
3 18 (69.23%) Identity Management
3 18 (69.23%) Cyber Security
4 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.85%) System Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (69.23%) ISO 9001
1 18 (69.23%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft