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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 240 214 238
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 21 30 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 8
Average salary £29,500 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.66% -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,250 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -4 13 £27,500 -26.66% 5
Cheshire -17 3 £37,500 +63.04% 3
Merseyside +8 2 £52,500 +50.00%
Lancashire -2 1 £18,500 -37.28%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 19 (54.29%) QA
2 19 (54.29%) SQL
3 16 (45.71%) Software Testing
4 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 15 (42.86%) ISEB
5 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
5 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
6 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
7 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (28.57%) Load Testing
8 10 (28.57%) Unit Testing
8 10 (28.57%) Selenium
8 10 (28.57%) BDD
9 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
10 8 (22.86%) Java
11 7 (20.00%) TDD
11 7 (20.00%) Scrum
11 7 (20.00%) .NET
12 6 (17.14%) C#
12 6 (17.14%) JIRA
12 6 (17.14%) TeamCity
12 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
12 6 (17.14%) Ruby
12 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (14.29%) Degree
13 5 (14.29%) SpecFlow
13 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
13 5 (14.29%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.86%) CMS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Broadband
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
3 6 (17.14%) TeamCity
3 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
3 6 (17.14%) JIRA
4 5 (14.29%) Bugzilla
4 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 5 (14.29%) Hudson
4 5 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.71%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.86%) JUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.86%) WATIR
6 1 (2.86%) Firebug
6 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) XSLT
4 1 (2.86%) Flash
4 1 (2.86%) EDI
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Animation
3 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Firmware
3 1 (2.86%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) BBC
3 1 (2.86%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Android
2 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 16 (45.71%) Software Testing
3 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
4 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
5 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (28.57%) Load Testing
6 10 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 10 (28.57%) BDD
7 7 (20.00%) TDD
7 7 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.43%) User Stories
11 3 (8.57%) Workflow
11 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
12 2 (5.71%) Pair Programming
12 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
13 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) Ruby
4 5 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) ISEB
1 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (54.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
Bolton, Lancashire
ao.com
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Negotiable dependant on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Siemens Jobs & Careers
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
LA International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 27 days ago