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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 819 793 820
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 83 91 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.083% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.088% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 68 57 77
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,350 £35,000 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+23.45% +1.25%

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
107647 103692 109532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.73% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 89339 85136 94063
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -27 82 £50,000 +11.11% 6
London +9 33 £50,000 -9.09% 2
East of England -29 17 £55,000 +30.17% 1
South East -12 12 £41,500 -7.77% 1
City of London +26 11 £49,000 -10.90% 1
South West -7 11 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Berkshire +18 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Bristol +10 9 £55,000 +39.24% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 9 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Cambridge +2 9 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Hertfordshire -29 8 £65,000 -
Watford - 8 £65,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 - - 1
North West -6 4 £42,500 +2.40%
Warrington - 4 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 4 £42,500 -
Yorkshire -44 3 £30,000 -9.77%
Hampshire -13 2 £40,000 +25.00%
Bracknell -20 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Derby - 2 £37,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £37,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £32,250 -
Southampton - 2 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £32,250 -
Scotland -9 1 - - 1
Leeds -19 1 £30,000 -14.28%
West Yorkshire -27 1 £30,000 -9.77%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Reading - 1 £41,500 -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 135 (57.20%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.63%) C#
3 74 (31.36%) SQL
4 72 (30.51%) QA
5 71 (30.08%) Selenium
6 64 (27.12%) Automated Testing
7 59 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 58 (24.58%) Finance
9 56 (23.73%) Test Scripting
10 53 (22.46%) ISEB
11 52 (22.03%) Validation
12 51 (21.61%) Java
13 50 (21.19%) XML
14 47 (19.92%) Mentoring
15 46 (19.49%) Test Automation
16 45 (19.07%) Test Strategy
17 43 (18.22%) Test Planning
17 43 (18.22%) ISTQB
18 42 (17.80%) BDD
19 41 (17.37%) Web Services
19 41 (17.37%) Windows
20 38 (16.10%) Linux
20 38 (16.10%) .NET
21 36 (15.25%) Ruby
21 36 (15.25%) Regression Testing
22 33 (13.98%) Python
22 33 (13.98%) Manual Testing
23 31 (13.14%) Automation Testing
24 30 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
24 30 (12.71%) Test Management

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 10 (4.24%) IIS
2 4 (1.69%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.85%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) Confluence
5 1 (0.42%) JBoss
5 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (5.51%) MS Office
2 10 (4.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.69%) SaaS
3 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.93%) Internet
2 9 (3.81%) HTTP
3 8 (3.39%) Wireless
4 7 (2.97%) SMTP
4 7 (2.97%) IMAP
4 7 (2.97%) Wireshark
4 7 (2.97%) SAN
4 7 (2.97%) NAS
5 6 (2.54%) Broadband
6 5 (2.12%) 3G
7 4 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.27%) DSL
8 3 (1.27%) Firewall
8 3 (1.27%) LAN
8 3 (1.27%) WAN
8 3 (1.27%) WCDMA
8 3 (1.27%) LTE
9 2 (0.85%) 4G
9 2 (0.85%) Network Security
9 2 (0.85%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 10 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.85%) MySQL
5 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.42%) OLAP
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.42%) SSDT
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 71 (30.08%) Selenium
2 29 (12.29%) JIRA
3 28 (11.86%) Cucumber
4 26 (11.02%) Jenkins
5 23 (9.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (8.47%) WebDriver
7 19 (8.05%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (8.05%) SpecFlow
8 18 (7.63%) Git (software)
9 14 (5.93%) TeamCity
9 14 (5.93%) SoapUI
10 13 (5.51%) Calabash
10 13 (5.51%) Bugzilla
10 13 (5.51%) NUnit
11 12 (5.08%) JUnit
11 12 (5.08%) Toad
12 10 (4.24%) WATIR
13 9 (3.81%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (3.81%) LoadRunner
14 8 (3.39%) JMeter
General
1 58 (24.58%) Finance
2 14 (5.93%) Banking
3 10 (4.24%) Retail
3 10 (4.24%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.81%) Games
4 9 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.69%) Welsh Language
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Publishing
7 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.19%) XML
2 41 (17.37%) Web Services
3 38 (16.10%) .NET
4 27 (11.44%) SOAP
5 24 (10.17%) HTML
6 19 (8.05%) Gherkin
7 16 (6.78%) WCF
7 16 (6.78%) ASP.NET
8 14 (5.93%) LINQ
9 12 (5.08%) RESTful
10 10 (4.24%) REST
11 7 (2.97%) MAPI
12 5 (2.12%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.69%) CSS
14 3 (1.27%) JFC
14 3 (1.27%) JMS
15 1 (0.42%) WAP
15 1 (0.42%) Middleware
15 1 (0.42%) SyncML
15 1 (0.42%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.75%) Computer Science
2 21 (8.90%) Open Source
3 17 (7.20%) Mobile App
4 16 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.54%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.12%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.69%) Online Games
7 4 (1.69%) GIS
7 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.27%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.27%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.85%) PKI
9 2 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.42%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.42%) IPTV
10 1 (0.42%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.37%) Windows
2 38 (16.10%) Linux
3 11 (4.66%) UNIX
4 6 (2.54%) Android
5 5 (2.12%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.42%) bada
7 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (57.20%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.12%) Automated Testing
3 59 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 56 (23.73%) Test Scripting
5 52 (22.03%) Validation
6 47 (19.92%) Mentoring
7 46 (19.49%) Test Automation
8 45 (19.07%) Test Strategy
9 43 (18.22%) Test Planning
10 42 (17.80%) BDD
11 36 (15.25%) Regression Testing
12 33 (13.98%) Manual Testing
13 31 (13.14%) Automation Testing
14 30 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (12.71%) Integration Testing
14 30 (12.71%) Test Management
15 29 (12.29%) TDD
16 23 (9.75%) Scrum
16 23 (9.75%) System Testing
16 23 (9.75%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (32.63%) C#
2 74 (31.36%) SQL
3 51 (21.61%) Java
4 36 (15.25%) Ruby
5 33 (13.98%) Python
6 26 (11.02%) JavaScript
7 21 (8.90%) PHP
8 20 (8.47%) C++
9 12 (5.08%) Perl
10 11 (4.66%) VBScript
11 6 (2.54%) C
12 5 (2.12%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.69%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.27%) XPath
14 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.27%) VBA
15 1 (0.42%) Erlang
15 1 (0.42%) Scala
15 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (22.46%) ISEB
2 43 (18.22%) ISTQB
3 29 (12.29%) Degree
4 22 (9.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (2.12%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.69%) HND
8 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.85%) CCNA
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.42%) PhD
10 1 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (30.51%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.66%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.97%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.12%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.27%) Firmware
5 3 (1.27%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.42%) XenServer
7 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (9.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Pingdom
2 1 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.20%) HP
2 17 (7.20%) VMware
3 5 (2.12%) T-Plan
3 5 (2.12%) Citrix
4 4 (1.69%) Oracle
5 3 (1.27%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.27%) Perforce
5 3 (1.27%) Informatica
5 3 (1.27%) Altova
6 1 (0.42%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.42%) Splunk
6 1 (0.42%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.42%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.42%) Symbian
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