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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 218 222 228
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 35 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 17
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,500 £36,100
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +13.63%
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
6117 6717 6971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.47% 95.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4889 5420 5859
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 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 5 May 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
Cheshire +17 19 £40,000 +25.98% 1
Manchester +3 10 £30,000 -17.80% 4
Merseyside +18 4 £35,000 +6.06%
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (56.45%) SQL
3 31 (50.00%) QA
4 29 (46.77%) Test Automation
5 25 (40.32%) Automation Testing
5 25 (40.32%) Selenium
6 22 (35.48%) Test Scripting
7 21 (33.87%) Manual Testing
8 20 (32.26%) Automated Testing
9 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
10 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
10 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
11 13 (20.97%) Java
11 13 (20.97%) Finance
11 13 (20.97%) ISEB
12 12 (19.35%) ISTQB
12 12 (19.35%) Android
12 12 (19.35%) Apple iOS
12 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
13 11 (17.74%) VMware
14 10 (16.13%) Ruby
15 9 (14.52%) JIRA
15 9 (14.52%) Load Testing
15 9 (14.52%) Web Services
15 9 (14.52%) Windows
15 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
16 8 (12.90%) JUnit
16 8 (12.90%) Risk Analysis
16 8 (12.90%) Degree
16 8 (12.90%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (4.84%) MS Office
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) VPN
1 3 (4.84%) Network Security
2 2 (3.23%) LAN
2 2 (3.23%) WAN
2 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (40.32%) Selenium
2 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
3 9 (14.52%) JIRA
4 8 (12.90%) JUnit
5 7 (11.29%) TestDirector
6 5 (8.06%) JMeter
6 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
6 5 (8.06%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (4.84%) Toad
8 3 (4.84%) Maven
8 3 (4.84%) MSTest
8 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.23%) Facilita Forecast
9 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.61%) CruiseControl
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) Middleware
3 2 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.61%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) COM
4 1 (1.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Android
1 12 (19.35%) Apple iOS
2 9 (14.52%) Windows
3 5 (8.06%) Linux
4 2 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) Test Automation
3 25 (40.32%) Automation Testing
4 22 (35.48%) Test Scripting
5 21 (33.87%) Manual Testing
6 20 (32.26%) Automated Testing
7 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
8 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
8 9 (14.52%) Load Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Risk Analysis
9 8 (12.90%) User Stories
10 7 (11.29%) Unit Testing
10 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Performance Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
11 6 (9.68%) Coaching
12 5 (8.06%) Scrum
12 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
13 4 (6.45%) Web Testing
13 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (56.45%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
3 13 (20.97%) Java
4 10 (16.13%) Ruby
5 6 (9.68%) Python
5 6 (9.68%) C#
6 5 (8.06%) Groovy
7 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.84%) C++
8 3 (4.84%) PHP
8 3 (4.84%) VBScript
9 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) ISEB
2 12 (19.35%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Terminal Server
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Puppet
2 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) VMware
3 7 (11.29%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) Citrix
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) HP
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