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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 236 212 225
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 20 24 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.36% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 12
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,250 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £35,700 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
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
7039 6714 7111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.78% 94.35% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5690 5774 6185
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -3 12 £27,500 -16.66% 2
Merseyside +8 4 £51,250 +65.32%
Cheshire -26 2 £30,250 +17.47% 3
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 19 (51.35%) SQL
1 19 (51.35%) ISEB
1 19 (51.35%) Automated Testing
1 19 (51.35%) ISTQB
2 18 (48.65%) Software Testing
2 18 (48.65%) QA
2 18 (48.65%) Test Automation
3 15 (40.54%) Selenium
4 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
5 12 (32.43%) Cucumber
5 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
6 11 (29.73%) TDD
6 11 (29.73%) BDD
6 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (27.03%) Load Testing
7 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
7 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (24.32%) JIRA
9 8 (21.62%) Hudson
10 7 (18.92%) TeamCity
10 7 (18.92%) Windows
10 7 (18.92%) Java
10 7 (18.92%) C#
10 7 (18.92%) .NET
11 6 (16.22%) Ruby
11 6 (16.22%) Test Management
11 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
11 6 (16.22%) Android
11 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (16.22%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) CMS
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Broadband
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 12 (32.43%) Cucumber
3 9 (24.32%) JIRA
4 8 (21.62%) Hudson
5 7 (18.92%) TeamCity
6 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
6 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
7 5 (13.51%) Bugzilla
8 4 (10.81%) SpecFlow
8 4 (10.81%) Firebug
9 2 (5.41%) CruiseControl
10 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.70%) WATIR
10 1 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) Flash
4 1 (2.70%) COM+
4 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
1 1 (2.70%) Social Media
1 1 (2.70%) Interactive TV
1 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.70%) BBC
1 1 (2.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Android
2 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Automated Testing
2 18 (48.65%) Software Testing
2 18 (48.65%) Test Automation
3 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
4 11 (29.73%) TDD
4 11 (29.73%) BDD
4 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Load Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) Test Management
6 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
8 4 (10.81%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (10.81%) User Stories
9 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) Java
2 7 (18.92%) C#
3 6 (16.22%) Ruby
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) ISEB
1 19 (51.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (48.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
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