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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 221 217 241
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 29 42 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.62% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.64% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 25 35 17
Median salary £37,700 £45,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.22% +60.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £45,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
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
5990 6522 7072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.24% 96.94% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5028 5421 5709
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -5 22 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Merseyside - 4 £37,700 -
Lancashire +7 2 £35,000 +5.26%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) Test Scripting
3 20 (33.90%) Test Automation
4 15 (25.42%) Automated Testing
4 15 (25.42%) Selenium
5 14 (23.73%) Java
5 14 (23.73%) BDD
6 13 (22.03%) QA
7 12 (20.34%) TDD
7 12 (20.34%) C#
8 11 (18.64%) ISEB
8 11 (18.64%) SDLC
9 10 (16.95%) JIRA
10 9 (15.25%) Degree
10 9 (15.25%) Automation Testing
11 8 (13.56%) Cucumber
11 8 (13.56%) WebDriver
11 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
11 8 (13.56%) SQL
12 7 (11.86%) Finance
12 7 (11.86%) Software Testing
12 7 (11.86%) Defect Management
13 6 (10.17%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
13 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
13 6 (10.17%) HTML
13 6 (10.17%) Web Services
13 6 (10.17%) Windows
13 6 (10.17%) Microsoft

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 (3.39%) Apache
1 2 (3.39%) Confluence
1 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.78%) MS Office
2 3 (5.08%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Bluetooth
1 2 (3.39%) DSL
1 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Selenium
2 10 (16.95%) JIRA
3 8 (13.56%) Cucumber
3 8 (13.56%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.78%) JMeter
5 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.08%) Gatling
6 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.08%) LabVIEW
7 2 (3.39%) Appium
7 2 (3.39%) Burp Suite
7 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.69%) JUnit
8 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.69%) Toad
8 1 (1.69%) WebLOAD
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.78%) Electronics
4 3 (5.08%) Games
4 3 (5.08%) Military
5 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) HTML
1 6 (10.17%) Web Services
2 4 (6.78%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) JSP
4 2 (3.39%) Node.js
5 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.69%) DOM
5 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.69%) HTML5
5 1 (1.69%) JSON
5 1 (1.69%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.08%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) EPoS
5 1 (1.69%) iPad
5 1 (1.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Android
2 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Unix
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) Test Scripting
3 20 (33.90%) Test Automation
4 15 (25.42%) Automated Testing
5 14 (23.73%) BDD
6 12 (20.34%) TDD
7 11 (18.64%) SDLC
8 9 (15.25%) Automation Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
10 7 (11.86%) Defect Management
10 7 (11.86%) Software Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
11 6 (10.17%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Scrum
13 4 (6.78%) User Stories
13 4 (6.78%) Workflow
14 3 (5.08%) Agile Testing
14 3 (5.08%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) Java
2 12 (20.34%) C#
3 8 (13.56%) SQL
4 5 (8.47%) Python
5 4 (6.78%) Ruby
6 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.08%) Scala
7 2 (3.39%) Groovy
8 1 (1.69%) Perl
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) ISEB
2 9 (15.25%) Degree
3 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.69%) HNC
5 1 (1.69%) HND
5 1 (1.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.03%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.69%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Firmware
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) HP
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) hybris
3 2 (3.39%) Intel Security
3 2 (3.39%) Perforce
4 1 (1.69%) EMC
4 1 (1.69%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.69%) VMware
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