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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / North West
Rank 182 195 237
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 65 41 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.73% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.75% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 43 41 23
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
5819 5452 6757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.69% 96.53% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4848 4583 5628
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +4 60 £38,000 -13.14% 3
Cheshire +14 4 £28,500 -24.00% 2
Lancashire -14 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 95 (76.61%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (57.26%) Test Scripting
3 63 (50.81%) Selenium
4 50 (40.32%) Java
5 46 (37.10%) SDLC
6 45 (36.29%) TDD
7 41 (33.06%) Test Automation
8 40 (32.26%) Automated Testing
9 39 (31.45%) Cucumber
10 38 (30.65%) BDD
11 37 (29.84%) Scrum
12 36 (29.03%) C++
13 34 (27.42%) Software Testing
13 34 (27.42%) QA
14 30 (24.19%) Degree
14 30 (24.19%) Linux
14 30 (24.19%) Python
15 29 (23.39%) Validation
16 28 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (22.58%) DevOps
17 27 (21.77%) C
18 23 (18.55%) Software Engineering
18 23 (18.55%) C#
18 23 (18.55%) Perl
18 23 (18.55%) SQL
18 23 (18.55%) ISEB
18 23 (18.55%) Security Cleared
19 22 (17.74%) Configuration Management
20 21 (16.94%) DV Cleared
21 20 (16.13%) ISTQB

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 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.81%) Confluence
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) GitHub
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.81%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) MySQL
2 1 (0.81%) Big Data
2 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 63 (50.81%) Selenium
2 39 (31.45%) Cucumber
3 17 (13.71%) JIRA
4 9 (7.26%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (4.03%) HP UFT
6 5 (4.03%) JMeter
6 5 (4.03%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.42%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.61%) Gatling
8 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.61%) Gradle
8 2 (1.61%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.61%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.61%) TestNG
9 1 (0.81%) Ant
9 1 (0.81%) Maven
9 1 (0.81%) WATIR
General
1 15 (12.10%) Manufacturing
2 12 (9.68%) Military
3 7 (5.65%) Finance
3 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.03%) Retail
5 4 (3.23%) Electronics
6 2 (1.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) .NET
2 10 (8.06%) jQuery
3 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.23%) HTML
5 3 (2.42%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.42%) Web Services
6 2 (1.61%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.61%) CSS
6 2 (1.61%) DOM
7 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) iPad
2 12 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.84%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (4.03%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.42%) Fintech
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.19%) Linux
2 15 (12.10%) Windows
3 6 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.42%) Android
5 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (76.61%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (57.26%) Test Scripting
3 46 (37.10%) SDLC
4 45 (36.29%) TDD
5 41 (33.06%) Test Automation
6 40 (32.26%) Automated Testing
7 38 (30.65%) BDD
8 37 (29.84%) Scrum
9 34 (27.42%) Software Testing
10 29 (23.39%) Validation
11 28 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (22.58%) DevOps
12 23 (18.55%) Software Engineering
13 22 (17.74%) Configuration Management
14 18 (14.52%) Regression Testing
15 17 (13.71%) Automation Testing
15 17 (13.71%) Cybersecurity
16 14 (11.29%) Exploratory Testing
16 14 (11.29%) Time Management
17 13 (10.48%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.32%) Java
2 36 (29.03%) C++
3 30 (24.19%) Python
4 27 (21.77%) C
5 23 (18.55%) C#
5 23 (18.55%) Perl
5 23 (18.55%) SQL
6 16 (12.90%) PHP
7 14 (11.29%) Ruby
8 13 (10.48%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.65%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (24.19%) Degree
2 23 (18.55%) ISEB
2 23 (18.55%) Security Cleared
3 21 (16.94%) DV Cleared
4 20 (16.13%) ISTQB
5 12 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.65%) HNC
6 7 (5.65%) HND
7 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (27.42%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (9.68%) Hyper-V
1 12 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.65%) Firmware
3 5 (4.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (9.68%) VMware
2 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.84%) Oracle
4 5 (4.03%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (0.81%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
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