The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 58 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.77% 0.40% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.41% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 3
Average salary £36,500 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
Test Engineer
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear 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
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
635 483 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 97.54% 96.41% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 437 411 442
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £72,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Gateshead - 4 £36,500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 1 £27,000 - 2
Test Engineer
North East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 8 (72.73%) C#
3 7 (63.64%) QA
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
5 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Automated Testing
5 5 (45.45%) VB
5 5 (45.45%) .NET
5 5 (45.45%) HP
6 4 (36.36%) Selenium
6 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
7 3 (27.27%) RSpec
7 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
7 3 (27.27%) Open Source
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
7 3 (27.27%) Scala
7 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 3 (27.27%) User Stories
7 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 3 (27.27%) Python
7 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Ruby
7 3 (27.27%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) JUnit
2 3 (27.27%) RSpec
2 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
4 1 (9.09%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 1 (9.09%) Firebug
4 1 (9.09%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Automated Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) V-Model
7 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) VB
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 3 (27.27%) Scala
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
Washington Newcastle Sunderland
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £22.5k + bonus + VG Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago