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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 838 709 799
Rank change year-on-year
-129 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 58 221 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.19% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.20% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 45 176 84
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £37,500 £36,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015 within the UK.

Senior Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Test Engineer
Top 26 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 May 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 -137 53 £47,500 +5.55% 7
London -27 20 £50,000 - 3
East of England -14 13 £47,500 +8.57% 3
City of London +21 8 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Yorkshire -1 8 £38,250 +11.67%
South Yorkshire - 8 £38,250 -
Sheffield - 8 £38,250 -
Bedfordshire +27 7 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Bristol -4 7 £60,000 +37.14%
South West -13 7 £60,000 +33.33%
Bedford +36 6 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Cambridge +17 5 £50,000 +20.48% 1
South East -34 4 £40,250 +4.54% 1
Surrey +19 1 - -
Scotland +17 1 - - 2
Guildford +4 1 - -
North West -1 1 £41,500 +2.46%
Reading -11 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Berkshire -13 1 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £33,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £33,000 -
Huntingdon - 1 £47,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £41,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £41,500 -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 92 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.00%) Selenium
3 60 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 57 (38.00%) Finance
5 51 (34.00%) SQL
6 47 (31.33%) Test Planning
7 46 (30.67%) C#
8 44 (29.33%) QA
9 42 (28.00%) Cucumber
10 40 (26.67%) ISEB
11 39 (26.00%) Test Scripting
12 37 (24.67%) Validation
12 37 (24.67%) Software Testing
13 33 (22.00%) Java
14 31 (20.67%) Automated Testing
14 31 (20.67%) Degree
14 31 (20.67%) JIRA
15 30 (20.00%) Test Management
16 29 (19.33%) Test Strategy
16 29 (19.33%) JavaScript
16 29 (19.33%) .NET
16 29 (19.33%) Web Services
17 28 (18.67%) BDD
18 27 (18.00%) Computer Science
18 27 (18.00%) Linux
19 26 (17.33%) Waterfall
20 25 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
20 25 (16.67%) V-Model
21 24 (16.00%) Software Engineering
22 21 (14.00%) Scrum

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (6.00%) Confluence
2 7 (4.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) MS Office
2 4 (2.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.67%) SaaS
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.67%) 3G
2 6 (4.00%) Internet
3 5 (3.33%) Broadband
4 3 (2.00%) LTE
4 3 (2.00%) 3GPP
4 3 (2.00%) HTTP
4 3 (2.00%) Wireless
5 2 (1.33%) 4G
6 1 (0.67%) Modbus
6 1 (0.67%) Profibus
6 1 (0.67%) HSPA
6 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.67%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (7.33%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.67%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.67%) Redis
4 7 (4.67%) SSDT
4 7 (4.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (4.67%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.00%) Big Data
7 2 (1.33%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (1.33%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 66 (44.00%) Selenium
2 42 (28.00%) Cucumber
3 31 (20.67%) JIRA
4 25 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (14.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (14.00%) Git (software)
5 21 (14.00%) Jenkins
6 15 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (10.00%) WebDriver
7 13 (8.67%) Visual Studio
8 10 (6.67%) Calabash
8 10 (6.67%) NUnit
8 10 (6.67%) LoadRunner
8 10 (6.67%) SoapUI
9 9 (6.00%) JUnit
9 9 (6.00%) Bugzilla
10 8 (5.33%) JMeter
10 8 (5.33%) TeamCity
10 8 (5.33%) FitNesse
11 7 (4.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 57 (38.00%) Finance
2 7 (4.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (4.67%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.33%) Electronics
5 4 (2.67%) Games
6 3 (2.00%) Banking
7 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.67%) Automotive
8 1 (0.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.33%) .NET
1 29 (19.33%) Web Services
2 21 (14.00%) RESTful
3 19 (12.67%) XML
4 17 (11.33%) Gherkin
5 14 (9.33%) HTML
6 12 (8.00%) ASP.NET
6 12 (8.00%) WCF
7 10 (6.67%) LINQ
8 8 (5.33%) REST
9 7 (4.67%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.67%) SOAP
10 4 (2.67%) JSON
10 4 (2.67%) Apache Flex
11 3 (2.00%) Natural Language Processing
12 2 (1.33%) WPF
12 2 (1.33%) HTML5
13 1 (0.67%) Ultra Messaging
13 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (0.67%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.00%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.00%) Open Source
3 13 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.00%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.33%) iPhone
6 5 (3.33%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.67%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.67%) Online Games
8 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.00%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.00%) GIS
9 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.67%) User Experience
10 1 (0.67%) Derivative
10 1 (0.67%) CPLD
10 1 (0.67%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.67%) Biology
10 1 (0.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.00%) Linux
2 14 (9.33%) Android
3 13 (8.67%) Windows
4 6 (4.00%) UNIX
4 6 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 47 (31.33%) Test Planning
4 39 (26.00%) Test Scripting
5 37 (24.67%) Validation
5 37 (24.67%) Software Testing
6 31 (20.67%) Automated Testing
7 30 (20.00%) Test Management
8 29 (19.33%) Test Strategy
9 28 (18.67%) BDD
10 26 (17.33%) Waterfall
11 25 (16.67%) V-Model
12 24 (16.00%) Software Engineering
13 21 (14.00%) Scrum
14 20 (13.33%) Manual Testing
15 17 (11.33%) Regression Testing
16 16 (10.67%) Performance Testing
16 16 (10.67%) Mentoring
16 16 (10.67%) Automation Testing
17 14 (9.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.00%) SQL
2 46 (30.67%) C#
3 33 (22.00%) Java
4 29 (19.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.67%) Python
5 13 (8.67%) Ruby
6 10 (6.67%) C
6 10 (6.67%) C++
7 8 (5.33%) Perl
8 5 (3.33%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.67%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.67%) VBScript
10 3 (2.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.67%) VB
12 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 40 (26.67%) ISEB
2 31 (20.67%) Degree
3 20 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 11 (7.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.00%) HNC
6 6 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (29.33%) QA
2 5 (3.33%) JTAG
2 5 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) Iperf
Vendors
1 14 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.33%) HP
3 4 (2.67%) Perforce
4 2 (1.33%) Telerik
5 1 (0.67%) SAP
5 1 (0.67%) Borland
5 1 (0.67%) BMC
5 1 (0.67%) Intel
5 1 (0.67%) Google
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