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 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 63 77 71
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.53% 1.71% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.76% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 6
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
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
698 794 683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 97.35% 96.71% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 557 682 628
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,792 £45,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Leicestershire 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
Leicester +22 4 £27,500 -26.66%
Test Engineer
East Midlands

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (96.30%) SQL
3 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (66.67%) Automated Testing
5 17 (62.96%) TickIT
5 17 (62.96%) Identity Management
5 17 (62.96%) Finance
5 17 (62.96%) Degree
5 17 (62.96%) Windows Vista
5 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (62.96%) Mobile App
5 17 (62.96%) Cyber Security
5 17 (62.96%) Windows XP
5 17 (62.96%) ISO 9001
5 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (62.96%) Biometrics
5 17 (62.96%) Smartcard
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
7 5 (18.52%) System Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.81%) IIS
8 4 (14.81%) Firmware
8 4 (14.81%) Load Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Web Services
9 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
9 1 (3.70%) C
9 1 (3.70%) C#

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (62.96%) Mobile App
1 17 (62.96%) Biometrics
1 17 (62.96%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Vista
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (62.96%) Windows XP
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 17 (62.96%) Identity Management
3 17 (62.96%) Cyber Security
4 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
5 5 (18.52%) System Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Load Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (62.96%) TickIT
1 17 (62.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft