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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 225 231 219
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 28 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 25 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 £24,500 £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
6909 7058 6853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.47% 95.39% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5594 5932 6059
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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 23 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 23 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 +3 16 £34,000 +36.00% 1
Merseyside - 5 £35,000 - 1
Lancashire +3 4 £40,500 -2.40%
Cheshire +7 3 £31,750 +41.11%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 40 (53.33%) QA
1 40 (53.33%) Selenium
1 40 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 37 (49.33%) Software Testing
3 35 (46.67%) Cucumber
4 31 (41.33%) Java
5 26 (34.67%) C++
6 24 (32.00%) C#
6 24 (32.00%) Windows
7 23 (30.67%) ISEB
8 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
8 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (29.33%) Test Scripting
9 20 (26.67%) TDD
10 18 (24.00%) Linux
11 17 (22.67%) Test Strategy
12 16 (21.33%) SoapUI
12 16 (21.33%) BDD
12 16 (21.33%) Test Management
12 16 (21.33%) ISTQB
13 15 (20.00%) Open Source
13 15 (20.00%) Gherkin
14 13 (17.33%) Hudson
15 12 (16.00%) Ruby
15 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
15 12 (16.00%) HTML
15 12 (16.00%) SQL
15 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
16 11 (14.67%) C
17 10 (13.33%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.67%) OLTP
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (53.33%) Selenium
2 35 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 16 (21.33%) SoapUI
4 13 (17.33%) Hudson
5 7 (9.33%) JIRA
6 5 (6.67%) TestDirector
6 5 (6.67%) Firebug
7 3 (4.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.00%) Subversion
8 2 (2.67%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.67%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.33%) Robotium
9 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.33%) TestNG
9 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.33%) Xcode
9 1 (1.33%) NUnit
9 1 (1.33%) RequisitePro
9 1 (1.33%) JMeter
General
1 9 (12.00%) Finance
1 9 (12.00%) Advertising
2 3 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.33%) Billing
3 1 (1.33%) Automotive
3 1 (1.33%) Law
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 12 (16.00%) HTML
3 10 (13.33%) .NET
4 5 (6.67%) XML
5 3 (4.00%) Flash
5 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.00%) Web Services
6 2 (2.67%) SOAP
7 1 (1.33%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.33%) COM+
7 1 (1.33%) CSS
7 1 (1.33%) Series 60
7 1 (1.33%) iPhone SDK
7 1 (1.33%) HTML5
7 1 (1.33%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) Open Source
2 9 (12.00%) IPTV
3 7 (9.33%) Video on Demand
4 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.00%) Interactive TV
6 2 (2.67%) Social Media
7 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.00%) Windows
2 18 (24.00%) Linux
3 9 (12.00%) Android
3 9 (12.00%) Apple iOS
4 8 (10.67%) UNIX
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 37 (49.33%) Software Testing
3 22 (29.33%) Test Scripting
3 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (26.67%) TDD
5 17 (22.67%) Test Strategy
6 16 (21.33%) Test Management
6 16 (21.33%) BDD
7 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.33%) Load Testing
9 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.00%) Scrum
10 6 (8.00%) Web Accessibility
10 6 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (6.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.67%) Web Testing
12 3 (4.00%) Performance Testing
12 3 (4.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.33%) Java
2 26 (34.67%) C++
3 24 (32.00%) C#
4 12 (16.00%) SQL
4 12 (16.00%) Ruby
5 11 (14.67%) C
6 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.67%) Python
8 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.00%) Perl
9 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.33%) Delphi
9 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) ISEB
2 16 (21.33%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (53.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) WAI
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle
2 5 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (1.33%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.33%) Symbian
3 1 (1.33%) IBM
3 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.33%) ATG
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