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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 198 216 247
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 29 42 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.65% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.67% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 26 39 11
Median salary £37,700 £37,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.53% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.33%
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
5461 6226 6754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.57% 96.81% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4625 5081 5431
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -9 20 £38,750 +7.63% 2
Merseyside +2 5 £37,700 +17.81%
Cheshire +27 2 £44,000 +7.97% 2
Lancashire +13 2 £35,000 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 29 (40.28%) Test Automation
2 26 (36.11%) Test Scripting
3 25 (34.72%) Automated Testing
3 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (27.78%) QA
4 20 (27.78%) BDD
5 19 (26.39%) Java
6 18 (25.00%) Selenium
7 15 (20.83%) TDD
8 14 (19.44%) JIRA
9 13 (18.06%) C#
9 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
10 12 (16.67%) ISEB
10 12 (16.67%) Degree
11 11 (15.28%) Software Testing
11 11 (15.28%) SDLC
12 10 (13.89%) WebDriver
12 10 (13.89%) Configuration Management
12 10 (13.89%) SQL
13 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
14 8 (11.11%) Defect Management
14 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
14 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
14 8 (11.11%) Web Services
14 8 (11.11%) Windows
14 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
15 7 (9.72%) XML

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 2 (2.78%) Apache
1 2 (2.78%) Confluence
1 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Office
3 3 (4.17%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.78%) DSL
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Selenium
2 14 (19.44%) JIRA
3 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
4 10 (13.89%) WebDriver
5 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 6 (8.33%) JMeter
7 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.94%) JUnit
8 3 (4.17%) Appium
8 3 (4.17%) Gatling
8 3 (4.17%) Gerrit
8 3 (4.17%) Maven
8 3 (4.17%) Mercurial
8 3 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.17%) Toad
9 2 (2.78%) Burp Suite
9 2 (2.78%) LabVIEW
9 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.39%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (5.56%) Games
1 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Military
3 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) Web Services
2 7 (9.72%) XML
3 5 (6.94%) .NET
3 5 (6.94%) HTML
4 3 (4.17%) CSS
5 2 (2.78%) JSP
5 2 (2.78%) Node.js
6 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.39%) HTML5
6 1 (1.39%) JSON
6 1 (1.39%) RESTful
6 1 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.17%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.39%) EPoS
5 1 (1.39%) LIMS
5 1 (1.39%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.78%) Android
4 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.78%) Linux
4 2 (2.78%) Unix
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.28%) Test Automation
2 26 (36.11%) Test Scripting
3 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (34.72%) Automated Testing
4 20 (27.78%) BDD
5 15 (20.83%) TDD
6 11 (15.28%) SDLC
6 11 (15.28%) Software Testing
7 10 (13.89%) Configuration Management
8 9 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 8 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 7 (9.72%) QA Automation
10 7 (9.72%) Workflow
11 6 (8.33%) Automation Testing
11 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.94%) OWASP
12 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
12 5 (6.94%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) Java
2 13 (18.06%) C#
3 10 (13.89%) SQL
4 6 (8.33%) Ruby
5 5 (6.94%) Python
6 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.17%) Scala
8 2 (2.78%) Groovy
9 1 (1.39%) C
9 1 (1.39%) C++
9 1 (1.39%) Perl
9 1 (1.39%) PHP
9 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.39%) VB
9 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Degree
1 12 (16.67%) ISEB
2 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.39%) HND
4 1 (1.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (27.78%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.78%) SDET
3 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.78%) Firmware
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.33%) HP
3 5 (6.94%) VMware
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle
5 2 (2.78%) hybris
5 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
5 2 (2.78%) Perforce
6 1 (1.39%) EMC
6 1 (1.39%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.39%) Telerik
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