The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 61 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.33% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
Test Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
567 626 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.03% 96.31% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 471 548 560
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Merseyside

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Liverpool +12 2 £52,500 +50.00%
Test Engineer
North West

Test Engineer
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (66.67%) TeamCity
3 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) Hudson
3 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (66.67%) User Stories
3 4 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) Bugzilla
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) Ruby
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Hudson
2 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) User Stories
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA