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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 215 193 245
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 30 51 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.77% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.81% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 29 37 13
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £23,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,900 £36,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
6553 6284 7513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.04% 95.15% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5613 5297 6540
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 -15 22 £33,000 +11.86% 2
Cheshire -8 8 £32,500 +10.16%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (52.46%) QA
3 31 (50.82%) SQL
4 26 (42.62%) Test Automation
5 25 (40.98%) Selenium
6 24 (39.34%) Automation Testing
7 22 (36.07%) Automated Testing
8 19 (31.15%) Java
9 18 (29.51%) Software Testing
10 17 (27.87%) ISEB
11 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
12 15 (24.59%) ISTQB
12 15 (24.59%) VMware
13 14 (22.95%) Degree
13 14 (22.95%) Load Testing
14 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
14 13 (21.31%) C#
15 12 (19.67%) Finance
15 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
15 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
15 12 (19.67%) Cucumber
15 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (18.03%) Windows
17 10 (16.39%) Oracle
17 10 (16.39%) Ruby
17 10 (16.39%) BDD
17 10 (16.39%) WebDriver
18 9 (14.75%) TestDirector
19 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
19 8 (13.11%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) LAN
1 5 (8.20%) WAN
2 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) HTTP
4 1 (1.64%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Selenium
2 12 (19.67%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.39%) WebDriver
4 9 (14.75%) TestDirector
5 7 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (9.84%) JIRA
7 5 (8.20%) JUnit
7 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.92%) Maven
8 3 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (4.92%) Toad
9 2 (3.28%) CruiseControl
9 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.64%) WATIR
10 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.64%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
2 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) .NET
1 5 (8.20%) XML
2 4 (6.56%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) Middleware
3 3 (4.92%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (4.92%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.28%) WPF
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.64%) XSLT
5 1 (1.64%) Flash
5 1 (1.64%) EDI
5 1 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Animation
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.64%) BBC
5 1 (1.64%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) Android
2 5 (8.20%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) Test Automation
3 24 (39.34%) Automation Testing
4 22 (36.07%) Automated Testing
5 18 (29.51%) Software Testing
6 14 (22.95%) Load Testing
7 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
8 10 (16.39%) BDD
9 8 (13.11%) Manual Testing
9 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
10 7 (11.48%) Test Management
11 5 (8.20%) Scrum
11 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (8.20%) Web Testing
12 3 (4.92%) Use Case
12 3 (4.92%) Market Research
12 3 (4.92%) Workflow
12 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 19 (31.15%) Java
3 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 13 (21.31%) C#
5 10 (16.39%) Ruby
6 6 (9.84%) Python
7 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.20%) VBScript
8 1 (1.64%) C
8 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.64%) C++
8 1 (1.64%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) ISEB
2 15 (24.59%) ISTQB
3 14 (22.95%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (52.46%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) Terminal Server
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) VMware
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) Oracle
4 6 (9.84%) Citrix
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
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