The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North East 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 65 52 68
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.10% 2.18% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 2.25% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 3
Average salary £28,636 £33,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.22% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £32,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £32,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
702 711 802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 96.43% 96.87% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 598 611 662
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in the North East

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the North East

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Tyne and Wear -10 8 £28,636 -13.22%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 8 (80.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) Python
5 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (30.00%) JUnit
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (30.00%) Ruby
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Games
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (30.00%) Scala
5 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (30.00%) RSpec
5 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (30.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (30.00%) User Stories

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) JUnit
2 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (30.00%) RSpec
2 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (30.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (20.00%) LabVIEW
4 1 (10.00%) Firebug
4 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
2 3 (30.00%) Scala
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center