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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 740 805 814
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 153 72 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.068% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.072% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 135 55 76
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -16.66%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 2014 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 28 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
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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 +29 123 £42,500 - 8
London +15 43 £50,250 +0.50% 4
South East +4 42 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Berkshire +22 23 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Wales - 20 £42,500 -
Reading +16 17 £41,500 +3.75%
Cambridgeshire +10 12 £40,000 -15.78%
Bristol +7 12 £42,500 - 1
South West -11 12 £42,500 +34.92% 1
East of England -23 12 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire -21 11 £32,500 -22.61%
South Wales - 10 £30,000 -
Swansea - 10 £42,500 -
West Wales - 10 £42,500 -
Cardiff - 9 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 8 £41,250 -
Cambridge -1 7 £37,500 -21.05%
West Yorkshire -34 6 £32,500 -22.61%
Kent - 6 £37,500 -
Southampton - 6 £42,500 -
Bracknell - 6 £42,500 -
Scotland - 6 £40,000 -
City of London -1 5 £49,000 -10.90%
Surrey - 5 £43,000 -
Peterborough - 5 £40,000 -
Halifax - 5 £32,500 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £42,000 -
Woking - 3 £40,500 -
Sheffield - 3 £42,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £38,500 -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 132 (33.67%) QA
2 123 (31.38%) C#
3 120 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (29.59%) Selenium
5 108 (27.55%) Test Automation
6 104 (26.53%) SQL
7 100 (25.51%) Automated Testing
8 92 (23.47%) ISEB
9 86 (21.94%) XML
10 84 (21.43%) ISTQB
10 84 (21.43%) Degree
11 80 (20.41%) Software Testing
12 79 (20.15%) Test Scripting
13 76 (19.39%) Java
13 76 (19.39%) Regression Testing
14 71 (18.11%) SOAP
14 71 (18.11%) System Testing
15 67 (17.09%) .NET
16 65 (16.58%) Web Services
17 63 (16.07%) Test Strategy
18 62 (15.82%) BDD
18 62 (15.82%) Validation
19 60 (15.31%) Integration Testing
20 59 (15.05%) TDD
20 59 (15.05%) Linux
21 58 (14.80%) Performance Testing
22 57 (14.54%) Ruby
22 57 (14.54%) Finance
23 53 (13.52%) WebDriver
24 52 (13.27%) Manual Testing

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 12 (3.06%) IIS
2 3 (0.77%) Apache
3 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) SAS
4 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (7.14%) MS Office
2 8 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.04%) SaaS
3 4 (1.02%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.40%) 4G
2 21 (5.36%) SIGTRAN
2 21 (5.36%) SS7
3 18 (4.59%) Internet
4 15 (3.83%) Wireless
5 13 (3.32%) HTTP
6 10 (2.55%) Wireshark
7 9 (2.30%) NAS
7 9 (2.30%) LTE
7 9 (2.30%) IMAP
7 9 (2.30%) SMTP
7 9 (2.30%) SAN
8 7 (1.79%) WCDMA
9 5 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.02%) UMTS
11 3 (0.77%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.77%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.77%) GPRS
11 3 (0.77%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.59%) MySQL
4 15 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 12 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.51%) OLAP
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.26%) Big Data
10 1 (0.26%) SSDT
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 116 (29.59%) Selenium
2 53 (13.52%) WebDriver
3 44 (11.22%) Cucumber
4 34 (8.67%) JIRA
5 32 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 31 (7.91%) SoapUI
7 30 (7.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 24 (6.12%) JUnit
9 23 (5.87%) FitNesse
10 21 (5.36%) Ranorex
11 19 (4.85%) NUnit
12 18 (4.59%) Maven
12 18 (4.59%) Calabash
12 18 (4.59%) MbUnit
13 17 (4.34%) Git (software)
14 16 (4.08%) SpecFlow
15 14 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (3.57%) Hudson
16 11 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (2.81%) WebLOAD
General
1 57 (14.54%) Finance
2 30 (7.65%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.10%) Retail
4 19 (4.85%) Banking
5 13 (3.32%) Military
6 12 (3.06%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.81%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.55%) Law
9 8 (2.04%) Games
9 8 (2.04%) Welsh Language
10 7 (1.79%) Electronics
11 5 (1.28%) Marketing
11 5 (1.28%) Publishing
12 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.51%) Advertising
12 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.51%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.51%) Avionics
13 1 (0.26%) Billing
13 1 (0.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (21.94%) XML
2 71 (18.11%) SOAP
3 67 (17.09%) .NET
4 65 (16.58%) Web Services
5 30 (7.65%) HTML
6 18 (4.59%) WCF
6 18 (4.59%) LINQ
6 18 (4.59%) ASP.NET
6 18 (4.59%) Gherkin
7 17 (4.34%) REST
8 9 (2.30%) MAPI
9 8 (2.04%) CSS
9 8 (2.04%) RESTful
10 7 (1.79%) Spring
11 6 (1.53%) Java EE
12 5 (1.28%) Flash
13 4 (1.02%) Middleware
13 4 (1.02%) JSON
13 4 (1.02%) Adobe AIR
14 3 (0.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.40%) Computer Science
2 17 (4.34%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.32%) Open Source
4 10 (2.55%) Mathematics
5 9 (2.30%) Video on Demand
6 8 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.53%) STB
8 5 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.28%) DTV
8 5 (1.28%) Firmware
9 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.02%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.51%) Life Science
10 2 (0.51%) Chemistry
10 2 (0.51%) Biology
10 2 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.26%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.05%) Linux
2 49 (12.50%) Windows
3 31 (7.91%) Android
4 21 (5.36%) Solaris
5 20 (5.10%) Apple iOS
6 16 (4.08%) UNIX
7 8 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.26%) bada
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (27.55%) Test Automation
3 100 (25.51%) Automated Testing
4 80 (20.41%) Software Testing
5 79 (20.15%) Test Scripting
6 76 (19.39%) Regression Testing
7 71 (18.11%) System Testing
8 63 (16.07%) Test Strategy
9 62 (15.82%) BDD
9 62 (15.82%) Validation
10 60 (15.31%) Integration Testing
11 59 (15.05%) TDD
12 58 (14.80%) Performance Testing
13 52 (13.27%) Manual Testing
14 47 (11.99%) Automation Testing
15 45 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (10.71%) E-Commerce
17 40 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
18 35 (8.93%) Scrum
19 32 (8.16%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 123 (31.38%) C#
2 104 (26.53%) SQL
3 76 (19.39%) Java
4 57 (14.54%) Ruby
5 50 (12.76%) Python
6 42 (10.71%) PHP
7 36 (9.18%) JavaScript
8 23 (5.87%) Erlang
9 17 (4.34%) C++
10 15 (3.83%) Perl
10 15 (3.83%) VBScript
11 6 (1.53%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.02%) Scala
13 3 (0.77%) C
13 3 (0.77%) PowerHouse
13 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.51%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.51%) F#
15 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 92 (23.47%) ISEB
2 84 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 84 (21.43%) Degree
3 25 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.77%) HND
7 1 (0.26%) PhD
7 1 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (33.67%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.51%) DO-160
3 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.30%) VMware ESX
2 9 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.04%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (10.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) Puppet
2 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.26%) Pingdom
2 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.38%) HP
3 12 (3.06%) VMware
4 10 (2.55%) Oracle
5 8 (2.04%) T-Plan
6 4 (1.02%) Adobe
7 2 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.51%) Atmel
8 1 (0.26%) Splunk
8 1 (0.26%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.26%) Altova
8 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.26%) Agilent
8 1 (0.26%) Perforce
8 1 (0.26%) Symbian
8 1 (0.26%) Progress
8 1 (0.26%) JBoss
8 1 (0.26%) Intel
8 1 (0.26%) BMC
8 1 (0.26%) Informatica
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + stock options + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Circa £40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Accenture
Salary: £42,000 per annum depending on level and experience
Posted: 24 days ago