The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Merseyside region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 72 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.15% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.23% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -23.80%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
628 426 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 92.49% 98.84% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 438 330 449
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) WATIR
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
4 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Ant
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) PuTTY
1 1 (16.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
1 1 (16.67%) RubyMine
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
1 1 (16.67%) WATIR
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle