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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 796 754 806
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 84 125 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.12% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 73 83 80
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £35,000 £35,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -24 83 £50,000 +4.16% 8
London -23 32 £50,000 -9.09% 5
South West 0 15 £55,000 +34.14% 1
East of England -36 13 £58,750 +39.88%
Bristol +7 12 £55,000 +32.53%
South East -9 11 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Berkshire +11 7 £52,500 +12.90%
Cambridge +2 7 £38,750 -8.82%
Cambridgeshire -8 7 £38,750 -3.12%
Hertfordshire -29 6 £65,000 +52.94%
Watford - 6 £65,000 -
City of London +3 5 £49,500 -7.90% 2
Yorkshire -20 5 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Maidenhead - 5 - -
West Yorkshire -4 3 £30,000 -14.28%
Leeds -8 3 £30,000 -14.28%
North West -14 3 £42,500 -
Hampshire -19 3 £40,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £42,500 -
Warrington - 3 £42,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £32,250 -
Southampton - 2 £40,000 -
Derby - 2 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £37,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £32,250 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £38,750 -
Scotland +5 1 - - 1

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 119 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.82%) Selenium
3 68 (32.85%) SQL
4 66 (31.88%) Software Testing
5 65 (31.40%) C#
6 62 (29.95%) Finance
7 56 (27.05%) Automated Testing
8 54 (26.09%) QA
8 54 (26.09%) Test Scripting
9 49 (23.67%) ISEB
10 47 (22.71%) Validation
11 46 (22.22%) Test Automation
12 45 (21.74%) Test Planning
13 44 (21.26%) Mentoring
14 43 (20.77%) Java
14 43 (20.77%) XML
14 43 (20.77%) Test Strategy
15 40 (19.32%) Linux
15 40 (19.32%) ISTQB
16 36 (17.39%) Test Management
17 34 (16.43%) .NET
17 34 (16.43%) Web Services
17 34 (16.43%) JIRA
17 34 (16.43%) BDD
18 33 (15.94%) Windows
19 32 (15.46%) Manual Testing
20 31 (14.98%) JavaScript
20 31 (14.98%) Regression Testing
21 30 (14.49%) Python
22 28 (13.53%) Automation Testing

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (2.42%) IIS
2 4 (1.93%) Confluence
3 3 (1.45%) Node.js
3 3 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.97%) CMS
5 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (4.83%) MS Office
2 8 (3.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.90%) SaaS
2 4 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.25%) Internet
2 8 (3.86%) HTTP
2 8 (3.86%) Wireless
3 6 (2.90%) Broadband
3 6 (2.90%) 3G
4 3 (1.45%) DSL
4 3 (1.45%) WAN
4 3 (1.45%) SMTP
4 3 (1.45%) SAN
4 3 (1.45%) LAN
4 3 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.45%) IMAP
4 3 (1.45%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.45%) NAS
5 2 (0.97%) Network Security
5 2 (0.97%) VPN
5 2 (0.97%) ISDN
5 2 (0.97%) VoIP
6 1 (0.48%) Firewall
6 1 (0.48%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (2.42%) SSDT
7 3 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.45%) Redis
7 3 (1.45%) Big Data
7 3 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.48%) OLAP
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 70 (33.82%) Selenium
2 34 (16.43%) JIRA
3 27 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 27 (13.04%) Jenkins
4 25 (12.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (9.66%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (9.18%) Git (software)
7 15 (7.25%) WebDriver
7 15 (7.25%) SpecFlow
8 13 (6.28%) TeamCity
8 13 (6.28%) NUnit
8 13 (6.28%) Bugzilla
9 12 (5.80%) JUnit
10 11 (5.31%) WATIR
10 11 (5.31%) SoapUI
10 11 (5.31%) Calabash
11 10 (4.83%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (4.35%) JBehave
12 9 (4.35%) LoadRunner
13 8 (3.86%) JMeter
General
1 62 (29.95%) Finance
2 10 (4.83%) Banking
3 9 (4.35%) Retail
4 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.90%) Games
6 4 (1.93%) Welsh Language
6 4 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.45%) Legal
8 2 (0.97%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.77%) XML
2 34 (16.43%) Web Services
2 34 (16.43%) .NET
3 23 (11.11%) HTML
4 17 (8.21%) SOAP
5 16 (7.73%) ASP.NET
5 16 (7.73%) WCF
5 16 (7.73%) Gherkin
6 14 (6.76%) LINQ
6 14 (6.76%) RESTful
7 11 (5.31%) REST
8 6 (2.90%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.93%) CSS
10 3 (1.45%) JMS
10 3 (1.45%) MAPI
10 3 (1.45%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (1.45%) JFC
11 1 (0.48%) Flash
11 1 (0.48%) Middleware
11 1 (0.48%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.59%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.70%) Open Source
3 16 (7.73%) Mobile App
4 15 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.38%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.42%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.42%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.93%) GIS
7 4 (1.93%) Online Games
7 4 (1.93%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.45%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.97%) PKI
9 2 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.97%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.48%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.48%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.32%) Linux
2 33 (15.94%) Windows
3 10 (4.83%) UNIX
4 5 (2.42%) Android
5 4 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (31.88%) Software Testing
3 56 (27.05%) Automated Testing
4 54 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 47 (22.71%) Validation
6 46 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 45 (21.74%) Test Planning
8 44 (21.26%) Mentoring
9 43 (20.77%) Test Strategy
10 36 (17.39%) Test Management
11 34 (16.43%) BDD
12 32 (15.46%) Manual Testing
13 31 (14.98%) Regression Testing
14 28 (13.53%) Automation Testing
15 23 (11.11%) Scrum
15 23 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (11.11%) Integration Testing
16 22 (10.63%) Performance Testing
16 22 (10.63%) System Testing
17 21 (10.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 68 (32.85%) SQL
2 65 (31.40%) C#
3 43 (20.77%) Java
4 31 (14.98%) JavaScript
5 30 (14.49%) Python
6 26 (12.56%) Ruby
7 16 (7.73%) C++
8 14 (6.76%) PHP
9 13 (6.28%) Perl
10 10 (4.83%) VBScript
11 8 (3.86%) C
12 4 (1.93%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.93%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.45%) XPath
13 3 (1.45%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.45%) VBA
14 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.48%) Erlang
15 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (23.67%) ISEB
2 40 (19.32%) ISTQB
3 27 (13.04%) Degree
4 21 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (2.42%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.93%) HND
8 3 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.97%) CCNA
9 2 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.48%) PhD
10 1 (0.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.38%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.42%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.45%) Firmware
3 3 (1.45%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.45%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.48%) XenApp
4 1 (0.48%) XenServer
4 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) Puppet
2 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.48%) Pingdom
2 1 (0.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.28%) HP
3 11 (5.31%) VMware
4 5 (2.42%) T-Plan
4 5 (2.42%) Citrix
5 4 (1.93%) Oracle
5 4 (1.93%) Perforce
6 3 (1.45%) Altova
6 3 (1.45%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.45%) Informatica
7 1 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.48%) BMC
7 1 (0.48%) Intel
7 1 (0.48%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.48%) Splunk
7 1 (0.48%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.48%) AppDynamics
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