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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 211 240 217
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 38 12 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.17% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.18% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 35 11 19
Average salary £37,500 £28,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -3.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £21,125
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
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
6126 6688 7060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.32% 94.82% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4990 5419 6038
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,097
% change year-on-year
- +4.99%

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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015. 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 +22 26 £36,000 +28.57% 9
Cheshire +9 10 £40,750 +59.80% 3
Lancashire -14 1 £35,000 - 2
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 46 (70.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (44.62%) QA
3 28 (43.08%) SQL
4 26 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 26 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 25 (38.46%) Selenium
5 25 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 17 (26.15%) Android
6 17 (26.15%) Apple iOS
7 15 (23.08%) SDLC
8 14 (21.54%) Automation Testing
9 13 (20.00%) Finance
9 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
11 11 (16.92%) Performance Testing
11 11 (16.92%) Java
12 10 (15.38%) Windows
12 10 (15.38%) Scrum
12 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
12 10 (15.38%) JIRA
12 10 (15.38%) Mobile App
13 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
13 9 (13.85%) Risk Analysis
14 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
14 8 (12.31%) Web Services
14 8 (12.31%) Python
14 8 (12.31%) JUnit
14 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (12.31%) Integration Testing
14 8 (12.31%) Puppet

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) VPN
1 6 (9.23%) Network Security
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) MySQL
1 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (38.46%) Selenium
2 10 (15.38%) JIRA
3 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
4 8 (12.31%) JUnit
5 6 (9.23%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.69%) JMeter
7 3 (4.62%) MSTest
8 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.08%) Facilita Forecast
8 2 (3.08%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.54%) Maven
9 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.54%) Toad
9 1 (1.54%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Back Office
2 2 (3.08%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Web Services
2 4 (6.15%) LAMP
3 2 (3.08%) XML
3 2 (3.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.54%) COM
4 1 (1.54%) CSS
4 1 (1.54%) jQuery
4 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Android
1 17 (26.15%) Apple iOS
2 10 (15.38%) Windows
3 7 (10.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (70.77%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 26 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 25 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 15 (23.08%) SDLC
5 14 (21.54%) Automation Testing
6 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Performance Testing
9 10 (15.38%) Scrum
10 9 (13.85%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (12.31%) Integration Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
11 8 (12.31%) User Stories
12 7 (10.77%) BDD
12 7 (10.77%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (9.23%) Coaching
13 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
13 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.08%) SQL
2 11 (16.92%) Java
3 8 (12.31%) Python
4 7 (10.77%) Ruby
4 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.77%) C#
5 6 (9.23%) C++
5 6 (9.23%) PHP
6 5 (7.69%) Groovy
7 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.54%) VBScript
9 1 (1.54%) VB
9 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.23%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (44.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) XenApp
3 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) Puppet
2 3 (4.62%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) Citrix
2 2 (3.08%) VMware
3 1 (1.54%) HP
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) IBM
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Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25k
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Package
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Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum dependant on skills and experience
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Runcorn
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