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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 215 234 221
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 30 17 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.26% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 17
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +37.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £28,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,500 £31,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
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
5850 6528 6960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.19% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4722 5276 5911
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £55,000
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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +12 15 £32,500 -5.79% 6
Cheshire - 13 £40,000 - 2
Lancashire -12 1 £35,000 -13.58%
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (56.67%) SQL
3 28 (46.67%) QA
3 28 (46.67%) Selenium
4 27 (45.00%) Test Automation
5 24 (40.00%) Manual Testing
6 23 (38.33%) Test Scripting
7 17 (28.33%) Automation Testing
8 15 (25.00%) Apple iOS
8 15 (25.00%) Android
8 15 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
10 12 (20.00%) Finance
10 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 12 (20.00%) Java
10 12 (20.00%) JIRA
10 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
12 10 (16.67%) User Stories
12 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 10 (16.67%) JUnit
13 9 (15.00%) Web Services
13 9 (15.00%) Scrum
13 9 (15.00%) Mobile App
14 8 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
14 8 (13.33%) Degree
14 8 (13.33%) ISTQB
14 8 (13.33%) ISEB
14 8 (13.33%) SDLC
15 7 (11.67%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Network Security
1 6 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) WAN
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) MySQL
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (46.67%) Selenium
2 12 (20.00%) JIRA
2 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.67%) JUnit
4 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.33%) JMeter
5 5 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 4 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (5.00%) TestDirector
7 3 (5.00%) Toad
7 3 (5.00%) Maven
7 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.00%) MSTest
8 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.33%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (1.67%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.67%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) LAMP
3 3 (5.00%) XML
4 2 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (1.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 15 (25.00%) Android
2 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 24 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 23 (38.33%) Test Scripting
5 17 (28.33%) Automation Testing
6 15 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
8 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
9 10 (16.67%) User Stories
10 9 (15.00%) Scrum
11 8 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (13.33%) SDLC
12 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
13 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (10.00%) Configuration Management
13 6 (10.00%) Coaching
14 5 (8.33%) Regression Testing
14 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
14 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
14 5 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (56.67%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) Java
3 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.67%) C#
5 6 (10.00%) Ruby
5 6 (10.00%) C++
5 6 (10.00%) PHP
5 6 (10.00%) Python
6 5 (8.33%) Groovy
6 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.33%) VBScript
8 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Degree
1 8 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 8 (13.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Puppet
2 3 (5.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) VMware
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
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