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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 191 211 235
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 33 35 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.57% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.59% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 30 30 16
Median salary £41,250 £33,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.13% -2.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,925 £30,000 £29,000
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
5311 5900 6668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.20% 96.61% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4515 4727 5344
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
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 24 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 24 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 +20 28 £42,500 +30.76% 6
Cheshire +12 4 £43,000 +7.50% 2
Merseyside +8 2 £37,500 +17.18%
Lancashire - 1 £37,500 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 36 (48.65%) Test Automation
2 30 (40.54%) Automated Testing
3 27 (36.49%) Test Scripting
4 24 (32.43%) QA
5 21 (28.38%) Java
6 20 (27.03%) Selenium
7 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (25.68%) BDD
8 16 (21.62%) JIRA
9 14 (18.92%) TDD
9 14 (18.92%) ISEB
10 12 (16.22%) SQL
10 12 (16.22%) Degree
10 12 (16.22%) SDLC
11 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (14.86%) Functional Testing
11 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
11 11 (14.86%) ISTQB
11 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
12 10 (13.51%) Windows
12 10 (13.51%) C#
12 10 (13.51%) Configuration Management
12 10 (13.51%) Workflow
12 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
12 10 (13.51%) QA Automation
13 9 (12.16%) Defect Management
13 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (12.16%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (12.16%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) Apache
1 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) Maya
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
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%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (27.03%) Selenium
2 16 (21.62%) JIRA
3 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
4 8 (10.81%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
5 7 (9.46%) JMeter
6 6 (8.11%) JUnit
7 4 (5.41%) Gerrit
7 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.41%) Maven
7 4 (5.41%) Mercurial
7 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.41%) Toad
8 3 (4.05%) Appium
9 2 (2.70%) LabVIEW
9 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.35%) NUnit
10 1 (1.35%) WebLOAD
General
1 4 (5.41%) Games
1 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) Web Services
1 8 (10.81%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) HTML5
4 1 (1.35%) JSON
4 1 (1.35%) JSP
4 1 (1.35%) RESTful
4 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.05%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) EPoS
5 1 (1.35%) LIMS
5 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 36 (48.65%) Test Automation
2 30 (40.54%) Automated Testing
3 27 (36.49%) Test Scripting
4 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (25.68%) BDD
5 14 (18.92%) TDD
6 12 (16.22%) SDLC
7 11 (14.86%) Functional Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Configuration Management
8 10 (13.51%) QA Automation
8 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Workflow
9 9 (12.16%) Defect Management
9 9 (12.16%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (9.46%) Regression Testing
11 5 (6.76%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.76%) OWASP
11 5 (6.76%) Scrum
11 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) Java
2 12 (16.22%) SQL
3 10 (13.51%) C#
4 6 (8.11%) Ruby
5 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.41%) Python
7 2 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) C++
8 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.35%) Scala
8 1 (1.35%) VB
8 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) ISEB
2 12 (16.22%) Degree
3 11 (14.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.05%) HND
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.43%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.35%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.46%) VMware
3 5 (6.76%) HP
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
4 3 (4.05%) Telerik
5 2 (2.70%) Perforce
6 1 (1.35%) EMC
6 1 (1.35%) hybris
6 1 (1.35%) SOASTA, Inc
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