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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 220 200 246
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 31 43 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.66% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.70% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 24 34 11
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £41,500
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
6617 6182 7174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.85% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5490 5121 6055
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -6 17 £29,500 +13.46% 2
Cheshire -6 8 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Merseyside +5 4 £35,000 -
Lancashire +1 1 £30,000 -4.76%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (49.28%) QA
2 34 (49.28%) SQL
3 29 (42.03%) Automation Testing
4 27 (39.13%) Test Automation
5 25 (36.23%) Selenium
6 19 (27.54%) Finance
6 19 (27.54%) Java
7 18 (26.09%) Automated Testing
8 16 (23.19%) Software Testing
8 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
9 15 (21.74%) VMware
9 15 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 14 (20.29%) Manual Testing
10 14 (20.29%) Degree
11 13 (18.84%) Cucumber
11 13 (18.84%) C#
11 13 (18.84%) E-Commerce
12 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.39%) ISEB
13 11 (15.94%) Windows
14 10 (14.49%) ISTQB
14 10 (14.49%) Ruby
14 10 (14.49%) Load Testing
14 10 (14.49%) Oracle
15 9 (13.04%) TestDirector
15 9 (13.04%) WebDriver
16 8 (11.59%) Apple iOS
16 8 (11.59%) Android
16 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (2.90%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) LAN
1 5 (7.25%) WAN
2 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (36.23%) Selenium
2 13 (18.84%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 9 (13.04%) TestDirector
4 7 (10.14%) JUnit
4 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.70%) JIRA
6 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.35%) MSTest
6 3 (4.35%) Toad
6 3 (4.35%) Maven
6 3 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.90%) JMeter
7 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.45%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.45%) ClearCase
General
1 19 (27.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Advertising
2 1 (1.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) .NET
1 4 (5.80%) Web Services
2 3 (4.35%) XML
2 3 (4.35%) Middleware
2 3 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.90%) WPF
3 2 (2.90%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.80%) Animation
4 3 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Android
2 8 (11.59%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.25%) Linux
4 4 (5.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) Automation Testing
3 27 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 18 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 16 (23.19%) Software Testing
6 15 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 14 (20.29%) Manual Testing
8 13 (18.84%) E-Commerce
9 10 (14.49%) Load Testing
10 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
11 7 (10.14%) Test Management
12 6 (8.70%) Scrum
12 6 (8.70%) BDD
13 5 (7.25%) Coaching
13 5 (7.25%) Web Testing
14 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
15 3 (4.35%) Use Case
15 3 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
15 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) SQL
2 19 (27.54%) Java
3 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
4 13 (18.84%) C#
5 10 (14.49%) Ruby
6 7 (10.14%) Python
7 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (7.25%) VBScript
8 2 (2.90%) Groovy
9 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Degree
2 12 (17.39%) ISEB
3 10 (14.49%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) VCP4
5 1 (1.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (49.28%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.25%) Terminal Server
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) VMware
2 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.49%) Oracle
4 6 (8.70%) Citrix
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) HP
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