The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 226 231 213
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 30 23 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 12
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £41,500 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6842 6993 6875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 95.27% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5547 5863 6086
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Test Engineer
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 17 £33,250 +33.00% 2
Merseyside - 5 £35,000 - 2
Lancashire +8 4 £40,500 -2.40%
Cheshire -4 4 £32,500 +44.44% 3
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 41 (53.95%) QA
1 41 (53.95%) Selenium
1 41 (53.95%) Test Automation
2 38 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 36 (47.37%) Cucumber
4 32 (42.11%) Java
5 27 (35.53%) C++
6 25 (32.89%) C#
6 25 (32.89%) Windows
7 23 (30.26%) SQL Server
7 23 (30.26%) ISEB
8 22 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (28.95%) Test Scripting
9 20 (26.32%) TDD
10 19 (25.00%) Linux
11 18 (23.68%) Test Strategy
12 17 (22.37%) SoapUI
13 16 (21.05%) Gherkin
13 16 (21.05%) BDD
13 16 (21.05%) Open Source
13 16 (21.05%) Test Management
13 16 (21.05%) ISTQB
14 13 (17.11%) Hudson
15 12 (15.79%) Ruby
15 12 (15.79%) Automated Testing
15 12 (15.79%) HTML
15 12 (15.79%) SQL
15 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
16 11 (14.47%) C
17 10 (13.16%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) OLTP
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (53.95%) Selenium
2 36 (47.37%) Cucumber
3 17 (22.37%) SoapUI
4 13 (17.11%) Hudson
5 7 (9.21%) JIRA
6 5 (6.58%) TestDirector
6 5 (6.58%) Firebug
7 3 (3.95%) Subversion
7 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.63%) MSBuild
8 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.63%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.32%) JMeter
9 1 (1.32%) RequisitePro
9 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.32%) TestNG
9 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.32%) Xcode
9 1 (1.32%) NUnit
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
1 9 (11.84%) Advertising
2 3 (3.95%) Electronics
3 1 (1.32%) Automotive
3 1 (1.32%) Law
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.32%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) Gherkin
2 12 (15.79%) HTML
3 10 (13.16%) .NET
4 5 (6.58%) XML
5 3 (3.95%) Flash
5 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.95%) Web Services
6 2 (2.63%) SOAP
7 1 (1.32%) COM+
7 1 (1.32%) CSS
7 1 (1.32%) Series 60
7 1 (1.32%) iPhone SDK
7 1 (1.32%) HTML5
7 1 (1.32%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.32%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Open Source
2 9 (11.84%) IPTV
3 7 (9.21%) Video on Demand
4 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.95%) Interactive TV
6 2 (2.63%) Social Media
7 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.32%) iPhone
7 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.89%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Linux
3 9 (11.84%) Android
3 9 (11.84%) Apple iOS
4 8 (10.53%) UNIX
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.95%) Test Automation
2 38 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 22 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.95%) Test Scripting
4 20 (26.32%) TDD
5 18 (23.68%) Test Strategy
6 16 (21.05%) BDD
6 16 (21.05%) Test Management
7 12 (15.79%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.21%) Regression Testing
9 7 (9.21%) Load Testing
10 6 (7.89%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (7.89%) Web Accessibility
10 6 (7.89%) Scrum
11 5 (6.58%) Web Testing
11 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.58%) Keyword-Driven Testing
12 3 (3.95%) Performance Testing
12 3 (3.95%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) Java
2 27 (35.53%) C++
3 25 (32.89%) C#
4 12 (15.79%) Ruby
4 12 (15.79%) SQL
5 11 (14.47%) C
6 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.58%) Python
8 3 (3.95%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.95%) Perl
9 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.32%) Delphi
9 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (30.26%) ISEB
2 16 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (53.95%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) WAI
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle
2 5 (6.58%) VMware
3 1 (1.32%) ATG
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.32%) IBM
3 1 (1.32%) Symbian
3 1 (1.32%) ION Trading
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