The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 771 756 808
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 128 154 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 105 136 55
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Senior Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the UK.

Senior Test Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 within the UK.

Senior Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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
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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
England +21 123 £42,500 - 18
London -1 41 £55,000 +9.45% 4
South East +3 36 £41,500 - 4
West Yorkshire +18 17 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Yorkshire +14 17 £40,000 +23.07% 2
East of England +6 17 £42,500 +6.25% 5
City of London +43 16 £43,000 -12.24%
Hampshire +30 16 £41,500 +0.60% 1
Bradford -4 12 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Southampton +13 9 £41,500 -2.35% 1
South West -23 8 £35,750 -15.88% 1
Cambridgeshire +15 7 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Cambridge +14 7 £47,500 +22.58% 3
Surrey +9 6 £57,500 +33.72% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £32,500 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £32,500 -
East Midlands +10 5 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Berkshire -1 5 £52,500 +23.52%
Northamptonshire - 5 £32,500 - 1
Northampton - 5 £32,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £32,500 -
North West +5 4 £35,000 -
Bristol -21 4 - -
Reigate - 4 £57,500 -
Bedford - 4 £32,500 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £32,500 - 2
Scotland +4 3 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands -3 3 £45,000 - 1
Reading -17 3 £52,500 +26.50%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Engineer in their job title.

1 99 (55.31%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (46.93%) QA
3 75 (41.90%) Test Automation
4 73 (40.78%) Selenium
5 61 (34.08%) SQL
6 55 (30.73%) Java
7 52 (29.05%) Finance
8 49 (27.37%) BDD
9 45 (25.14%) Automated Testing
10 43 (24.02%) Degree
11 42 (23.46%) Cucumber
12 40 (22.35%) Automation Testing
13 39 (21.79%) Scrum
13 39 (21.79%) TDD
14 37 (20.67%) JIRA
15 34 (18.99%) ISEB
16 33 (18.44%) ISTQB
16 33 (18.44%) Test Scripting
17 32 (17.88%) WebDriver
18 30 (16.76%) Linux
19 29 (16.20%) Mentoring
20 28 (15.64%) Manual Testing
20 28 (15.64%) Software Testing
21 27 (15.08%) Web Services
22 26 (14.53%) Windows
22 26 (14.53%) JMeter
23 25 (13.97%) C#
24 24 (13.41%) HP UFT
24 24 (13.41%) Open Source
25 23 (12.85%) Test Management

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.03%) Confluence
2 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.56%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Office
1 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.35%) SaaS
2 5 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.03%) CTI
2 8 (4.47%) HTTP
3 5 (2.79%) DVB
4 4 (2.23%) Wireless
5 3 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.12%) DLNA
6 2 (1.12%) ICMP
6 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.12%) SNMP
6 2 (1.12%) DHCP
6 2 (1.12%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.56%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.56%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.56%) 802.11
7 1 (0.56%) HSPA
7 1 (0.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.15%) MySQL
3 3 (1.68%) Big Data
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 73 (40.78%) Selenium
2 42 (23.46%) Cucumber
3 37 (20.67%) JIRA
4 32 (17.88%) WebDriver
5 26 (14.53%) JMeter
6 24 (13.41%) HP UFT
7 22 (12.29%) LoadRunner
7 22 (12.29%) SoapUI
8 17 (9.50%) JUnit
9 15 (8.38%) Jenkins
10 12 (6.70%) WinRunner
11 9 (5.03%) Git (software)
12 8 (4.47%) SpecFlow
12 8 (4.47%) NUnit
12 8 (4.47%) FitNesse
13 7 (3.91%) Eclipse
14 6 (3.35%) Visual Studio
15 5 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (2.79%) TestLink
16 4 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 52 (29.05%) Finance
2 17 (9.50%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.26%) Banking
4 5 (2.79%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Games
5 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.08%) Web Services
2 15 (8.38%) XML
2 15 (8.38%) RESTful
3 14 (7.82%) SOAP
4 13 (7.26%) HTML
4 13 (7.26%) .NET
4 13 (7.26%) REST
5 10 (5.59%) Gherkin
6 9 (5.03%) CGI
7 6 (3.35%) JSON
8 5 (2.79%) CSS
9 4 (2.23%) Apache Flex
9 4 (2.23%) Apache CXF
9 4 (2.23%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.68%) Twisted
11 2 (1.12%) J2EE
12 1 (0.56%) Middleware
12 1 (0.56%) XML Messaging
12 1 (0.56%) Spring
12 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.38%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.70%) User Experience
4 9 (5.03%) Replication
5 8 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.35%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.79%) Statistics
7 5 (2.79%) iPhone
8 4 (2.23%) Telematics
8 4 (2.23%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.23%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.68%) Semantic Web
9 3 (1.68%) Wiki
10 2 (1.12%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.76%) Linux
2 26 (14.53%) Windows
3 15 (8.38%) Android
4 11 (6.15%) UNIX
4 11 (6.15%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.35%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.79%) CentOS
6 5 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (55.31%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (41.90%) Test Automation
3 49 (27.37%) BDD
4 45 (25.14%) Automated Testing
5 40 (22.35%) Automation Testing
6 39 (21.79%) TDD
6 39 (21.79%) Scrum
7 33 (18.44%) Test Scripting
8 29 (16.20%) Mentoring
9 28 (15.64%) Manual Testing
9 28 (15.64%) Software Testing
10 24 (13.41%) Open Source
11 23 (12.85%) Test Management
12 21 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (11.73%) Test Strategy
12 21 (11.73%) Software Engineering
12 21 (11.73%) SDLC
13 20 (11.17%) Regression Testing
14 14 (7.82%) Performance Testing
15 13 (7.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.08%) SQL
2 55 (30.73%) Java
3 25 (13.97%) C#
4 21 (11.73%) Python
5 20 (11.17%) Perl
6 16 (8.94%) Ruby
7 15 (8.38%) C++
8 14 (7.82%) C
9 12 (6.70%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.91%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.91%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.91%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.35%) Objective-C
11 6 (3.35%) VBScript
12 5 (2.79%) Tcl
12 5 (2.79%) Korn
12 5 (2.79%) PHP
13 4 (2.23%) Delphi
13 4 (2.23%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (24.02%) Degree
2 34 (18.99%) ISEB
3 33 (18.44%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (5.03%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.03%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (46.93%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (1.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.68%) Iperf
3 1 (0.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (7.26%) Perforce
2 7 (3.91%) HP
3 5 (2.79%) Red Hat
3 5 (2.79%) Oracle
4 4 (2.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.23%) TOWER Software
5 3 (1.68%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.68%) Google
5 3 (1.68%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.68%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.68%) SAP
6 2 (1.12%) Temenos
6 2 (1.12%) Citrix
6 2 (1.12%) Splunk
6 2 (1.12%) IBM
7 1 (0.56%) QNX
7 1 (0.56%) Unisys
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