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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 769 809 824
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 133 67 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.063% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.067% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 115 49 73
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -9.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £37,700
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £65,000
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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +27 111 £42,500 +3.65% 6
London -9 40 £49,000 -2.00%
South East +8 31 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Berkshire - 19 £41,500 - 1
East of England -24 18 £40,000 -2.43% 1
Wales - 16 £34,000 -
Cambridgeshire +9 15 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Reading - 13 £41,500 -
South West -16 12 £42,500 +34.92% 2
Bristol - 12 £42,500 - 2
City of London +13 10 £49,000 -10.90%
Cambridge -2 10 £40,000 -15.78% 1
South Wales - 10 £30,000 -
Cardiff - 9 £30,000 -
Yorkshire -30 7 £38,500 -
Bracknell - 6 £42,500 - 1
Swansea - 6 £42,500 -
West Wales - 6 £42,500 -
Peterborough - 5 £40,000 -
Southampton - 5 £42,500 -
Hampshire - 5 £42,500 -
Kent - 4 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £42,000 -
Scotland - 4 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -11 3 £65,000 +52.94%
Surrey - 3 £40,500 -
Sheffield - 3 £42,000 -
Watford - 3 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £38,500 -
West Yorkshire -35 2 £32,500 -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 201 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (31.98%) QA
2 118 (31.98%) C#
3 104 (28.18%) Selenium
4 101 (27.37%) SQL
5 97 (26.29%) Automated Testing
6 93 (25.20%) Test Automation
7 88 (23.85%) XML
8 81 (21.95%) Test Scripting
9 77 (20.87%) ISEB
10 75 (20.33%) Software Testing
11 74 (20.05%) ISTQB
12 73 (19.78%) Regression Testing
12 73 (19.78%) Java
13 67 (18.16%) BDD
14 66 (17.89%) Finance
15 65 (17.62%) Web Services
15 65 (17.62%) Test Strategy
16 64 (17.34%) Validation
17 63 (17.07%) .NET
17 63 (17.07%) Degree
18 62 (16.80%) Linux
19 61 (16.53%) SOAP
20 58 (15.72%) Ruby
21 57 (15.45%) System Testing
22 55 (14.91%) Integration Testing
23 54 (14.63%) TDD
24 51 (13.82%) WebDriver
25 50 (13.55%) Python
26 49 (13.28%) Performance Testing

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.25%) IIS
2 4 (1.08%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.27%) SAS
4 1 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (6.50%) MS Office
2 8 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.17%) SaaS
3 4 (1.08%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.78%) 4G
2 21 (5.69%) SS7
2 21 (5.69%) SIGTRAN
3 18 (4.88%) Internet
4 13 (3.52%) Wireless
4 13 (3.52%) HTTP
5 9 (2.44%) SMTP
5 9 (2.44%) IMAP
5 9 (2.44%) Wireshark
5 9 (2.44%) SAN
5 9 (2.44%) NAS
6 5 (1.36%) LTE
6 5 (1.36%) WCDMA
6 5 (1.36%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.81%) DSL
8 2 (0.54%) Firewall
9 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.27%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.79%) MySQL
5 13 (3.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 13 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (2.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.54%) OLAP
7 2 (0.54%) SSDT
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 104 (28.18%) Selenium
2 51 (13.82%) WebDriver
3 41 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 33 (8.94%) JIRA
5 32 (8.67%) Jenkins
6 30 (8.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 24 (6.50%) SoapUI
8 22 (5.96%) JUnit
9 21 (5.69%) SpecFlow
10 20 (5.42%) FitNesse
11 19 (5.15%) Git (software)
11 19 (5.15%) Calabash
12 17 (4.61%) Ranorex
13 16 (4.34%) NUnit
14 14 (3.79%) Maven
14 14 (3.79%) Toad
14 14 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (3.25%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (3.25%) Behat
15 12 (3.25%) MbUnit
General
1 66 (17.89%) Finance
2 25 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.88%) Banking
3 18 (4.88%) Retail
4 13 (3.52%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.71%) Military
6 8 (2.17%) Games
6 8 (2.17%) Welsh Language
6 8 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.90%) Law
8 5 (1.36%) Publishing
8 5 (1.36%) Electronics
8 5 (1.36%) Marketing
9 3 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.54%) Avionics
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (23.85%) XML
2 65 (17.62%) Web Services
3 63 (17.07%) .NET
4 61 (16.53%) SOAP
5 35 (9.49%) HTML
6 21 (5.69%) ASP.NET
6 21 (5.69%) Gherkin
7 20 (5.42%) LINQ
8 19 (5.15%) WCF
9 14 (3.79%) REST
10 11 (2.98%) RESTful
11 9 (2.44%) MAPI
12 8 (2.17%) CSS
13 6 (1.63%) Spring
13 6 (1.63%) Java EE
14 5 (1.36%) Flash
15 4 (1.08%) Middleware
15 4 (1.08%) JSON
15 4 (1.08%) Adobe AIR
16 3 (0.81%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.05%) Computer Science
2 18 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.61%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.34%) Open Source
5 9 (2.44%) Video on Demand
6 7 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.63%) STB
8 5 (1.36%) DTV
8 5 (1.36%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.81%) User Experience
10 3 (0.81%) Firmware
10 3 (0.81%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.54%) Life Science
11 2 (0.54%) Chemistry
11 2 (0.54%) Biology
11 2 (0.54%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.80%) Linux
2 46 (12.47%) Windows
3 23 (6.23%) Android
4 21 (5.69%) Solaris
5 16 (4.34%) UNIX
5 16 (4.34%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.27%) bada
8 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (26.29%) Automated Testing
3 93 (25.20%) Test Automation
4 81 (21.95%) Test Scripting
5 75 (20.33%) Software Testing
6 73 (19.78%) Regression Testing
7 67 (18.16%) BDD
8 65 (17.62%) Test Strategy
9 64 (17.34%) Validation
10 57 (15.45%) System Testing
11 55 (14.91%) Integration Testing
12 54 (14.63%) TDD
13 49 (13.28%) Manual Testing
13 49 (13.28%) Performance Testing
13 49 (13.28%) Mentoring
14 46 (12.47%) Automation Testing
15 45 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (10.84%) E-Commerce
17 39 (10.57%) User Acceptance Testing
18 35 (9.49%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 118 (31.98%) C#
2 101 (27.37%) SQL
3 73 (19.78%) Java
4 58 (15.72%) Ruby
5 50 (13.55%) Python
6 42 (11.38%) PHP
7 38 (10.30%) JavaScript
8 22 (5.96%) Erlang
9 17 (4.61%) C++
10 15 (4.07%) VBScript
11 14 (3.79%) Perl
12 5 (1.36%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.08%) PowerHouse
13 4 (1.08%) C
13 4 (1.08%) Scala
14 3 (0.81%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.81%) XPath
14 3 (0.81%) VBA
15 2 (0.54%) F#
Qualifications
1 77 (20.87%) ISEB
2 74 (20.05%) ISTQB
3 63 (17.07%) Degree
4 24 (6.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (0.81%) HND
7 2 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.27%) PhD
8 1 (0.27%) CISSP
8 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (31.98%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) DO-160
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.44%) VMware ESX
3 8 (2.17%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) Pingdom
2 1 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.23%) HP
3 14 (3.79%) VMware
4 8 (2.17%) T-Plan
5 7 (1.90%) Oracle
6 4 (1.08%) Adobe
7 3 (0.81%) Altova
7 3 (0.81%) Informatica
7 3 (0.81%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.81%) Perforce
8 2 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.27%) Atmel
9 1 (0.27%) Intel
9 1 (0.27%) BMC
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) Progress
9 1 (0.27%) Symbian
9 1 (0.27%) Splunk
9 1 (0.27%) SOASTA, Inc
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