The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 188 213 234
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 40 39 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.61% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.63% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 39 29 18
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5478 6189 6821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.04% 96.64% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4651 4937 5480
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the North West

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +29 34 £42,500 +54.54% 5
Cheshire +15 5 £40,750 +16.42% 1
Lancashire +5 4 £37,500 +25.00%
Merseyside +2 3 £37,500 +17.18%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 North West region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 32 (43.24%) Automated Testing
3 30 (40.54%) Test Scripting
4 23 (31.08%) QA
4 23 (31.08%) Selenium
5 22 (29.73%) Java
6 21 (28.38%) JIRA
6 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (25.68%) BDD
8 14 (18.92%) TDD
9 13 (17.57%) Degree
9 13 (17.57%) ISEB
9 13 (17.57%) Functional Testing
10 12 (16.22%) QA Automation
10 12 (16.22%) SDLC
11 11 (14.86%) Defect Management
11 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
11 11 (14.86%) SQL
11 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
12 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
12 10 (13.51%) Windows
12 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
12 10 (13.51%) Configuration Management
12 10 (13.51%) Workflow
13 9 (12.16%) Regression Testing
13 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
13 9 (12.16%) C#
13 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
13 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) Azure SQL Database
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (31.08%) Selenium
2 21 (28.38%) JIRA
3 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.16%) WebDriver
5 6 (8.11%) JMeter
5 6 (8.11%) JUnit
6 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.76%) Maven
7 4 (5.41%) Gerrit
7 4 (5.41%) Mercurial
7 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.41%) Toad
8 3 (4.05%) Appium
9 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.70%) LabVIEW
9 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.70%) Mocha
9 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.05%) Games
2 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
3 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) XML
2 7 (9.46%) Web Services
3 3 (4.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) HTML5
4 1 (1.35%) JSON
4 1 (1.35%) RESTful
4 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.35%) LIMS
3 1 (1.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.41%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.70%) Android
4 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.70%) Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Unix
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 32 (43.24%) Automated Testing
3 30 (40.54%) Test Scripting
4 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (25.68%) BDD
6 14 (18.92%) TDD
7 13 (17.57%) Functional Testing
8 12 (16.22%) QA Automation
8 12 (16.22%) SDLC
9 11 (14.86%) Defect Management
9 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (13.51%) Configuration Management
10 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
10 10 (13.51%) Workflow
11 9 (12.16%) Regression Testing
11 9 (12.16%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.76%) Scrum
12 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
12 5 (6.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) Java
2 11 (14.86%) SQL
3 9 (12.16%) C#
4 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.76%) Ruby
6 2 (2.70%) PHP
7 1 (1.35%) C
7 1 (1.35%) C++
7 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.35%) Python
7 1 (1.35%) VB
7 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Degree
1 13 (17.57%) ISEB
2 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.76%) HND
4 2 (2.70%) PhD
5 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (31.08%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.35%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.46%) HP
2 7 (9.46%) VMware
3 5 (6.76%) Telerik
4 2 (2.70%) Perforce
5 1 (1.35%) EMC
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle
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