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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank - 72 73
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.63% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.65% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +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
527 616 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 93.61% 96.86% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 424 555 497
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Bugzilla
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Hudson
2 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Hudson
2 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) Bugzilla
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby