The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 87 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.53% 0.83% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.86% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 0
Average salary £45,000 £28,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.71% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
Test Engineer
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1063 932 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.49% 96.58% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 781 782 717
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Telerik
1 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
1 6 (54.55%) PHPUnit
1 6 (54.55%) Behat
1 6 (54.55%) Gherkin
2 4 (36.36%) Subversion
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) jQuery
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Apache
2 4 (36.36%) PHP
2 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
4 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) TDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (36.36%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) PHPUnit
1 6 (54.55%) Behat
2 4 (36.36%) Subversion
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Gherkin
2 4 (36.36%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) WFM
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) SSADM
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Telerik
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft