The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 62 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.18% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.47% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £27,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
Test Engineer
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
551 423 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 96.84% 96.80% 98.25%
Number of salaries quoted 361 352 376
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £72,500 £50,000
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 Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 7 (87.50%) QA
1 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scala
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) RSpec
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) Open Source
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Games
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (37.50%) RSpec
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (37.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Firebug
3 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby
1 3 (37.50%) Scala
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center