The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 214 245 212
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 42 20 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.29% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 35 17 19
Average salary £45,000 £28,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.71% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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
6480 6976 6460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.50% 94.87% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5386 5660 5547
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 31 August 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +27 35 £45,000 +63.63% 3
Cheshire -3 4 £40,000 +32.23%
Lancashire - 2 £33,250 - 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 52 (75.36%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) Test Scripting
3 24 (34.78%) QA
3 24 (34.78%) SQL
3 24 (34.78%) SDLC
4 23 (33.33%) Android
4 23 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 23 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 22 (31.88%) Selenium
6 20 (28.99%) Manual Testing
6 20 (28.99%) Windows
6 20 (28.99%) System Integration Testing
7 19 (27.54%) Automated Testing
8 18 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (18.84%) Integration Testing
9 13 (18.84%) C#
9 13 (18.84%) Java
9 13 (18.84%) Regression Testing
10 11 (15.94%) Mobile App
11 10 (14.49%) Scrum
11 10 (14.49%) Software Testing
11 10 (14.49%) JIRA
12 9 (13.04%) Linux
12 9 (13.04%) Puppet
12 9 (13.04%) BDD
12 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
13 8 (11.59%) WebDriver
13 8 (11.59%) Risk Analysis
13 8 (11.59%) Performance Testing
13 8 (11.59%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) VPN
1 6 (8.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) MySQL
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (31.88%) Selenium
2 10 (14.49%) JIRA
3 8 (11.59%) WebDriver
4 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.25%) JUnit
6 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.90%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.90%) JMeter
8 1 (1.45%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.45%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.45%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
2 2 (2.90%) Retail
2 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Web Services
2 4 (5.80%) LAMP
3 3 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) XML
4 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.25%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) DTV
4 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) Android
1 23 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 20 (28.99%) Windows
3 9 (13.04%) Linux
4 6 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (75.36%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) Test Scripting
3 24 (34.78%) SDLC
4 23 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 20 (28.99%) Manual Testing
5 20 (28.99%) System Integration Testing
6 19 (27.54%) Automated Testing
7 18 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (18.84%) Integration Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Regression Testing
9 10 (14.49%) Scrum
9 10 (14.49%) Software Testing
10 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
10 9 (13.04%) BDD
11 8 (11.59%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (11.59%) Performance Testing
11 8 (11.59%) TDD
12 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.14%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) SQL
2 13 (18.84%) C#
2 13 (18.84%) Java
3 7 (10.14%) C++
4 6 (8.70%) Python
4 6 (8.70%) PHP
5 5 (7.25%) Ruby
6 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) ISEB
1 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
2 6 (8.70%) Degree
3 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (34.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.45%) Salt
3 1 (1.45%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.45%) Citrix
2 1 (1.45%) McAfee
2 1 (1.45%) VMware
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle
2 1 (1.45%) SAP
2 1 (1.45%) IBM
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