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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / North West
Rank 179 205 223
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 70 34 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.61% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.63% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 54 34 31
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
5660 5367 6624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.57% 96.05% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4778 4512 5665
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,691 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +19 61 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Cheshire +15 6 £30,000 -12.40% 2
Merseyside -11 3 £34,712 -13.22% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 80 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (55.75%) Test Scripting
3 54 (47.79%) Selenium
4 44 (38.94%) Java
4 44 (38.94%) SDLC
5 42 (37.17%) Test Automation
5 42 (37.17%) TDD
6 38 (33.63%) Automated Testing
7 35 (30.97%) BDD
8 34 (30.09%) Scrum
9 31 (27.43%) Software Testing
9 31 (27.43%) Cucumber
10 29 (25.66%) C++
11 26 (23.01%) QA
12 25 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (22.12%) Python
13 24 (21.24%) Degree
14 23 (20.35%) Linux
14 23 (20.35%) Validation
14 23 (20.35%) Configuration Management
14 23 (20.35%) DevOps
15 22 (19.47%) ISEB
15 22 (19.47%) C
16 21 (18.58%) Perl
16 21 (18.58%) Security Cleared
17 20 (17.70%) SQL
18 19 (16.81%) C#
18 19 (16.81%) DV Cleared
19 16 (14.16%) Software Engineering
19 16 (14.16%) Automation Testing

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 1 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.88%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) MySQL
2 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (47.79%) Selenium
2 31 (27.43%) Cucumber
3 12 (10.62%) JIRA
4 8 (7.08%) WebDriver
5 6 (5.31%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.42%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.65%) JMeter
8 3 (2.65%) LabVIEW
8 3 (2.65%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.65%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.77%) Gatling
9 2 (1.77%) Gradle
9 2 (1.77%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.77%) TestNG
10 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.88%) RubyMine
10 1 (0.88%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.88%) WATIR
General
1 14 (12.39%) Manufacturing
2 11 (9.73%) Military
3 9 (7.96%) Finance
4 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.31%) Electronics
5 6 (5.31%) Retail
6 3 (2.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.85%) .NET
2 5 (4.42%) jQuery
3 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (3.54%) HTML
4 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.77%) CSS
4 2 (1.77%) DOM
4 2 (1.77%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) iPad
2 8 (7.08%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.31%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (4.42%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.65%) Fintech
7 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.88%) Physics
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.35%) Linux
2 14 (12.39%) Windows
3 6 (5.31%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.65%) Android
5 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (55.75%) Test Scripting
3 44 (38.94%) SDLC
4 42 (37.17%) TDD
4 42 (37.17%) Test Automation
5 38 (33.63%) Automated Testing
6 35 (30.97%) BDD
7 34 (30.09%) Scrum
8 31 (27.43%) Software Testing
9 25 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (20.35%) Configuration Management
10 23 (20.35%) DevOps
10 23 (20.35%) Validation
11 16 (14.16%) Automation Testing
11 16 (14.16%) Software Engineering
12 14 (12.39%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (12.39%) Regression Testing
13 12 (10.62%) System Integration Testing
14 11 (9.73%) Information Security
14 11 (9.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.94%) Java
2 29 (25.66%) C++
3 25 (22.12%) Python
4 22 (19.47%) C
5 21 (18.58%) Perl
6 20 (17.70%) SQL
7 19 (16.81%) C#
8 12 (10.62%) Ruby
9 11 (9.73%) PHP
10 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
11 4 (3.54%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (21.24%) Degree
2 22 (19.47%) ISEB
3 21 (18.58%) Security Cleared
4 19 (16.81%) DV Cleared
5 14 (12.39%) ISTQB
6 11 (9.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
8 5 (4.42%) HNC
8 5 (4.42%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.01%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Hyper-V
1 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.42%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) VMware
2 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.31%) Oracle
4 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.77%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £0 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Performance Related Bonuses
Posted: 19 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £22000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago