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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 831 826 768
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 104 111 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 94 95 112
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,450 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £62,500 £59,900
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.09%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016 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 10 February 2016. 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 +11 99 £50,000 - 11
London +5 50 £55,000 +7.31% 2
South East +16 18 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire +11 12 £45,000 - 4
City of London +56 11 £50,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 10 £45,000 - 4
Leeds +4 9 £45,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire +9 6 £47,500 -
Cambridge +2 6 £47,500 +11.76%
East of England -4 6 £47,500 -
Hampshire +24 4 £42,500 +11.84%
Surrey +9 4 £48,750 -2.50%
South West -24 4 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Wales - 4 £52,500 -
South Wales - 4 £52,500 -
North West - 4 £42,500 - 3
Manchester - 4 £42,500 - 2
West Midlands -13 3 £46,250 +19.35%
Cardiff - 3 £52,500 -
Abingdon - 3 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
South Yorkshire +12 2 £40,000 +45.45%
Sheffield +11 2 £40,000 +45.45%
Worthing +8 2 - -
Leatherhead -1 2 £50,000 -
West Sussex -4 2 - -
Coventry -6 2 £46,250 +15.62%
Berkshire -15 2 £55,000 +18.91%
Bristol -19 2 £41,500 -24.54% 1
Nottingham - 2 £37,500 -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 148 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
1 148 (55.43%) QA
2 132 (49.44%) Test Automation
3 109 (40.82%) Java
4 105 (39.33%) Selenium
5 98 (36.70%) SQL
6 85 (31.84%) Cucumber
7 70 (26.22%) ISTQB
7 70 (26.22%) TDD
7 70 (26.22%) BDD
8 68 (25.47%) Degree
9 64 (23.97%) C#
10 63 (23.60%) Web Services
11 60 (22.47%) Automated Testing
12 59 (22.10%) JIRA
12 59 (22.10%) Test Scripting
13 58 (21.72%) Automation Testing
14 57 (21.35%) Scrum
15 54 (20.22%) Test Strategy
16 52 (19.48%) WebDriver
16 52 (19.48%) ISEB
16 52 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
17 51 (19.10%) Manual Testing
17 51 (19.10%) Software Testing
18 47 (17.60%) Software Engineering
19 45 (16.85%) Functional Testing
19 45 (16.85%) Jenkins
20 42 (15.73%) Finance
21 37 (13.86%) Test Management
22 35 (13.11%) Mentoring

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (4.87%) Confluence
2 9 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.12%) SAS
4 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.25%) CTI
2 4 (1.50%) HTTP
2 4 (1.50%) Wireless
3 3 (1.12%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.75%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.75%) Internet
4 2 (0.75%) Modbus
4 2 (0.75%) Profibus
4 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.37%) DHCP
5 1 (0.37%) DLNA
5 1 (0.37%) Firewall
5 1 (0.37%) ICMP
5 1 (0.37%) SNMP
5 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.37%) VLAN
5 1 (0.37%) VPN
5 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.62%) MySQL
3 8 (3.00%) Big Data
3 8 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 105 (39.33%) Selenium
2 85 (31.84%) Cucumber
3 59 (22.10%) JIRA
4 52 (19.48%) WebDriver
5 45 (16.85%) Jenkins
6 27 (10.11%) JMeter
7 26 (9.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (7.12%) Git (software)
9 15 (5.62%) HP UFT
9 15 (5.62%) SpecFlow
10 13 (4.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (4.87%) JUnit
10 13 (4.87%) LoadRunner
10 13 (4.87%) SoapUI
11 12 (4.49%) RSpec
12 11 (4.12%) Protractor
13 9 (3.37%) Geb
13 9 (3.37%) WATIR
14 8 (3.00%) Appium
14 8 (3.00%) Subversion
General
1 42 (15.73%) Finance
2 15 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.12%) Banking
4 6 (2.25%) Games
5 4 (1.50%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.12%) Electronics
6 3 (1.12%) Marketing
6 3 (1.12%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (23.60%) Web Services
2 28 (10.49%) .NET
3 21 (7.87%) HTML
4 20 (7.49%) SOAP
5 16 (5.99%) RESTful
6 15 (5.62%) XML
7 10 (3.75%) JSON
7 10 (3.75%) LAMP
8 8 (3.00%) Gherkin
8 8 (3.00%) REST
9 6 (2.25%) CGI
9 6 (2.25%) CSS
9 6 (2.25%) HTML5
10 4 (1.50%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.12%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.75%) CSS3
12 2 (0.75%) J2EE
12 2 (0.75%) Natural Language Processing
13 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1 (0.37%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.99%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.75%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.00%) Semantic Web
4 8 (3.00%) Wiki
5 7 (2.62%) iPad
6 6 (2.25%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.25%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.25%) Replication
7 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.50%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.50%) DTV
8 4 (1.50%) Fintech
8 4 (1.50%) User Experience
9 3 (1.12%) Blog
9 3 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.12%) Handset
9 3 (1.12%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.12%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.12%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.11%) Linux
2 27 (10.11%) Windows
3 23 (8.61%) Android
4 18 (6.74%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.12%) Unix
6 7 (2.62%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.25%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.50%) CentOS
8 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (49.44%) Test Automation
3 70 (26.22%) BDD
3 70 (26.22%) TDD
4 60 (22.47%) Automated Testing
5 59 (22.10%) Test Scripting
6 58 (21.72%) Automation Testing
7 57 (21.35%) Scrum
8 54 (20.22%) Test Strategy
9 52 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (19.10%) Manual Testing
10 51 (19.10%) Software Testing
11 47 (17.60%) Software Engineering
12 45 (16.85%) Functional Testing
13 37 (13.86%) Test Management
14 35 (13.11%) Mentoring
15 30 (11.24%) SDLC
16 28 (10.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 27 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
18 25 (9.36%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (40.82%) Java
2 98 (36.70%) SQL
3 64 (23.97%) C#
4 34 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 31 (11.61%) Ruby
6 27 (10.11%) Python
7 17 (6.37%) PHP
8 15 (5.62%) C++
9 14 (5.24%) Perl
10 13 (4.87%) C
11 8 (3.00%) Groovy
11 8 (3.00%) Objective-C
11 8 (3.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.62%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.12%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.12%) Delphi
14 3 (1.12%) R
14 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (26.22%) ISTQB
2 68 (25.47%) Degree
3 52 (19.48%) ISEB
4 26 (9.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (3.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (55.43%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) SDET
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) SCCM
3 2 (0.75%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) Iperf
Vendors
1 27 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.99%) Oracle
3 13 (4.87%) HP
3 13 (4.87%) SAP
4 11 (4.12%) Perforce
5 8 (3.00%) Google
6 7 (2.62%) Rally
7 6 (2.25%) Citrix
7 6 (2.25%) IBM
8 5 (1.87%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.50%) Telerik
10 3 (1.12%) Apple
10 3 (1.12%) FINEOS
10 3 (1.12%) Guidewire
10 3 (1.12%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.12%) TOWER Software
10 3 (1.12%) VMware
11 2 (0.75%) Splunk
12 1 (0.37%) Unisys
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