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

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 823 723 808
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 84 213 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.18% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.19% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 72 185 55
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £33,400 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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
102426 111110 103460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.50% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 84594 91082 86189
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 8 July 2015 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 8 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -85 74 £45,000 - 10
London -5 32 £47,500 -13.63% 1
South East -28 16 £41,500 -1.19% 3
City of London +37 13 £42,500 -15.42%
South West -24 9 £37,500 -11.76%
East of England +8 8 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Cambridge +23 7 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Hampshire +4 7 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Bristol -26 6 £60,000 +41.17%
Scotland +11 5 £40,000 +6.66%
South Wales -6 5 £39,500 +28.45%
Wales -19 5 £39,500 -7.05%
Torfaen - 5 £39,500 -
Cwmbran - 5 £39,500 -
West Yorkshire -14 4 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Yorkshire -16 4 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Bradford -16 4 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Surrey +19 3 £57,500 +33.72%
Southampton -1 3 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Gloucestershire -9 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £34,000 -
North West - 3 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £34,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £42,500 -
Berkshire -19 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Worcester - 2 £40,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £33,250 -
Worcestershire - 2 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 89 (56.69%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (42.04%) Selenium
3 62 (39.49%) Test Automation
4 60 (38.22%) QA
5 58 (36.94%) Finance
6 47 (29.94%) Java
6 47 (29.94%) SQL
7 40 (25.48%) Cucumber
8 39 (24.84%) Degree
9 38 (24.20%) Automated Testing
10 36 (22.93%) Test Scripting
11 33 (21.02%) BDD
11 33 (21.02%) Scrum
12 31 (19.75%) Automation Testing
13 30 (19.11%) ISEB
13 30 (19.11%) Test Management
14 29 (18.47%) JIRA
14 29 (18.47%) C#
14 29 (18.47%) Linux
15 28 (17.83%) HP UFT
16 27 (17.20%) Software Testing
16 27 (17.20%) WebDriver
17 24 (15.29%) TDD
18 22 (14.01%) Software Engineering
18 22 (14.01%) Test Planning
19 21 (13.38%) Manual Testing
19 21 (13.38%) Python
19 21 (13.38%) JavaScript
20 20 (12.74%) .NET
20 20 (12.74%) JMeter

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 (5.73%) Confluence
2 3 (1.91%) Node.js
3 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) MS Office
2 4 (2.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) SaaS
2 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) HTTP
2 5 (3.18%) DVB
3 4 (2.55%) Wireless
4 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.91%) CTI
5 2 (1.27%) DHCP
5 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.27%) ICMP
5 2 (1.27%) SNMP
5 2 (1.27%) DLNA
6 1 (0.64%) Modbus
6 1 (0.64%) Profibus
6 1 (0.64%) HSPA
6 1 (0.64%) LTE
6 1 (0.64%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.64%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.64%) 802.11
6 1 (0.64%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.82%) MySQL
2 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.18%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.91%) Redis
4 3 (1.91%) SSDT
4 3 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (1.91%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.27%) Snowflake Schema
5 2 (1.27%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 66 (42.04%) Selenium
2 40 (25.48%) Cucumber
3 29 (18.47%) JIRA
4 28 (17.83%) HP UFT
5 27 (17.20%) WebDriver
6 20 (12.74%) JMeter
7 17 (10.83%) SoapUI
8 16 (10.19%) LoadRunner
9 14 (8.92%) Jenkins
10 13 (8.28%) JUnit
11 12 (7.64%) WinRunner
12 11 (7.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (6.37%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (6.37%) Git (software)
13 10 (6.37%) Visual Studio
14 9 (5.73%) FitNesse
15 7 (4.46%) LabVIEW
16 5 (3.18%) NUnit
16 5 (3.18%) Subversion
16 5 (3.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 58 (36.94%) Finance
2 13 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.10%) Banking
4 7 (4.46%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.18%) Electronics
6 3 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.91%) Retail
7 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Publishing
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.74%) .NET
2 19 (12.10%) Web Services
3 15 (9.55%) XML
3 15 (9.55%) RESTful
4 14 (8.92%) HTML
5 13 (8.28%) Gherkin
6 7 (4.46%) REST
6 7 (4.46%) SOAP
6 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.18%) LINQ
8 4 (2.55%) JSON
8 4 (2.55%) CSS
8 4 (2.55%) Apache Flex
9 3 (1.91%) WCF
9 3 (1.91%) Twisted
9 3 (1.91%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.91%) CGI
10 2 (1.27%) WPF
10 2 (1.27%) HTML5
11 1 (0.64%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.10%) Computer Science
2 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.73%) User Experience
4 8 (5.10%) iPhone
5 6 (3.82%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.18%) Statistics
6 5 (3.18%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.55%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.91%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.91%) Replication
9 2 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.27%) Telematics
9 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.64%) Clustering
10 1 (0.64%) Derivative
10 1 (0.64%) Photography
10 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.47%) Linux
2 16 (10.19%) Windows
3 14 (8.92%) Android
4 7 (4.46%) UNIX
5 6 (3.82%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.18%) CentOS
6 5 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.91%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (56.69%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (39.49%) Test Automation
3 38 (24.20%) Automated Testing
4 36 (22.93%) Test Scripting
5 33 (21.02%) BDD
5 33 (21.02%) Scrum
6 31 (19.75%) Automation Testing
7 30 (19.11%) Test Management
8 27 (17.20%) Software Testing
9 24 (15.29%) TDD
10 22 (14.01%) Software Engineering
10 22 (14.01%) Test Planning
11 21 (13.38%) Manual Testing
12 19 (12.10%) Validation
12 19 (12.10%) Regression Testing
13 18 (11.46%) Test Strategy
14 15 (9.55%) SDLC
15 14 (8.92%) Open Source
16 13 (8.28%) Performance Testing
16 13 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.94%) Java
1 47 (29.94%) SQL
2 29 (18.47%) C#
3 21 (13.38%) JavaScript
3 21 (13.38%) Python
4 19 (12.10%) Perl
5 15 (9.55%) C++
5 15 (9.55%) Ruby
6 12 (7.64%) C
7 8 (5.10%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.82%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.82%) Objective-C
8 6 (3.82%) VBScript
9 5 (3.18%) PHP
9 5 (3.18%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.18%) Tcl
9 5 (3.18%) Korn
10 4 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.55%) VB
11 3 (1.91%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 39 (24.84%) Degree
2 30 (19.11%) ISEB
3 20 (12.74%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.82%) HNC
7 4 (2.55%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.27%) HND
9 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (38.22%) QA
2 6 (3.82%) JTAG
3 5 (3.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.91%) Iperf
Vendors
1 11 (7.01%) Perforce
2 10 (6.37%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.18%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.91%) HP
5 2 (1.27%) Telerik
5 2 (1.27%) Google
5 2 (1.27%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.27%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.64%) SAP
6 1 (0.64%) Borland
6 1 (0.64%) QNX
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