The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Preston 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 17 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 8.22% 0.85% -
As % of the Job Titles category 8.45% 0.85% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Test Engineer
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston 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
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
71 118 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 97.26% 100.00% 99.22%
Number of salaries quoted 62 104 118
Average salary £37,250 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.25% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,900 £57,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Preston region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Preston

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Preston 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 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Defect Management
2 7 (87.50%) QA Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Regression Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Workflow
2 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
2 7 (87.50%) JIRA
2 7 (87.50%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (62.50%) Telerik
3 5 (62.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) HND
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) JMeter
5 2 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (25.00%) OWASP
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) API Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (25.00%) Gerrit
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (25.00%) BDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Preston 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) JIRA
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Gerrit
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Defect Management
2 7 (87.50%) QA Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Regression Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) API Testing
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) OWASP
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
1 5 (62.50%) Telerik