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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 207 224 195
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 37 26 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.38% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.39% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 37 24 36
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £28,100 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,900 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +32 30 £42,500 +28.78% 11
Lancashire +24 6 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Merseyside - 6 £40,000 -
Cheshire +10 3 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (45.59%) Test Scripting
2 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.65%) Selenium
3 28 (41.18%) Automated Testing
4 27 (39.71%) Test Automation
5 26 (38.24%) QA
6 25 (36.76%) Java
7 23 (33.82%) JIRA
8 19 (27.94%) Functional Testing
9 18 (26.47%) SQL
10 16 (23.53%) Windows
11 13 (19.12%) C#
12 12 (17.65%) Degree
13 11 (16.18%) Software Testing
13 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
13 11 (16.18%) QA Automation
14 10 (14.71%) Defect Management
14 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
14 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing
14 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (14.71%) WebDriver
15 9 (13.24%) Test Management
15 9 (13.24%) Workflow
15 9 (13.24%) ISEB
15 9 (13.24%) SDLC
16 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
16 8 (11.76%) HP
16 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
16 8 (11.76%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (1.47%) Apache
1 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) LAN
1 2 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (42.65%) Selenium
2 23 (33.82%) JIRA
3 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 10 (14.71%) WebDriver
4 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.82%) Maven
6 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.35%) JUnit
7 4 (5.88%) Ant
7 4 (5.88%) HP UFT
7 4 (5.88%) TestNG
8 3 (4.41%) NUnit
8 3 (4.41%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (4.41%) Subversion
8 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.41%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.94%) FogBugz
9 2 (2.94%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Games
2 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
2 4 (5.88%) XML
3 3 (4.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) LIMS
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Android
2 6 (8.82%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.82%) Unix
3 4 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.94%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Test Scripting
2 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (41.18%) Automated Testing
4 27 (39.71%) Test Automation
5 19 (27.94%) Functional Testing
6 11 (16.18%) QA Automation
6 11 (16.18%) Software Testing
7 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.71%) Defect Management
7 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing
7 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (13.24%) SDLC
8 9 (13.24%) Test Management
8 9 (13.24%) Workflow
9 7 (10.29%) BDD
9 7 (10.29%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (7.35%) TDD
11 4 (5.88%) Build Automation
11 4 (5.88%) Product Management
11 4 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) Java
2 18 (26.47%) SQL
3 13 (19.12%) C#
4 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.88%) Ruby
6 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.94%) VBScript
8 1 (1.47%) C
8 1 (1.47%) C++
8 1 (1.47%) Groovy
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.47%) Python
8 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 9 (13.24%) ISEB
3 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.29%) HND
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.24%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) Docker
3 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.94%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) HP
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) Telerik
3 6 (8.82%) VMware
4 2 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (1.47%) Apple
5 1 (1.47%) Google
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