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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 797 834 808
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 93 67 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.062% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.065% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 81 52 78
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,750 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
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 £26,500 £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 £38,500
% 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +36 83 £49,000 +16.66% 15
London +29 36 £49,500 -1.00% 6
East of England -20 17 £55,000 +46.66% 4
South East -10 13 £41,500 +1.21% 1
City of London +24 12 £49,000 -10.90% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 11 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Cambridge +5 10 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Berkshire +1 8 £41,500 -7.77%
South West -10 7 £55,000 +41.93%
Bristol +2 6 £55,000 +39.24%
Hertfordshire -15 6 £65,000 -
Watford - 6 £65,000 -
Scotland +3 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North West -12 5 £42,500 +4.29% 1
Reading - 5 £41,500 -
South Wales +10 4 £33,250 -17.90%
Wales +4 4 £33,250 -17.90%
Yorkshire -24 4 £42,000 - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £42,000 -
Cheshire - 4 £42,500 - 1
Warrington - 4 £42,500 - 1
Cardiff +6 3 £32,500 -19.75%
Bracknell -3 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Edinburgh -3 3 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Sheffield - 3 £42,000 -
Surrey - 3 £40,500 -
Woking - 2 £40,500 -
Salford -2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £40,000 -
Manchester -10 1 - -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 167 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (30.27%) C#
3 86 (29.25%) QA
4 81 (27.55%) SQL
5 75 (25.51%) Selenium
6 74 (25.17%) Automated Testing
7 68 (23.13%) XML
8 67 (22.79%) Software Testing
8 67 (22.79%) Test Scripting
9 66 (22.45%) Test Automation
10 64 (21.77%) Validation
11 61 (20.75%) Finance
11 61 (20.75%) Java
11 61 (20.75%) BDD
12 58 (19.73%) Web Services
12 58 (19.73%) ISEB
13 56 (19.05%) ISTQB
14 55 (18.71%) Regression Testing
15 49 (16.67%) Ruby
15 49 (16.67%) Test Strategy
16 48 (16.33%) SOAP
16 48 (16.33%) .NET
17 47 (15.99%) Windows
17 47 (15.99%) Mentoring
18 45 (15.31%) TDD
19 41 (13.95%) Integration Testing
19 41 (13.95%) System Testing
20 39 (13.27%) Cucumber
20 39 (13.27%) Manual Testing
21 38 (12.93%) Degree

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (4.08%) IIS
2 4 (1.36%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.36%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.68%) CMS
4 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.34%) uiautomator
5 1 (0.34%) Confluence
5 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (5.78%) MS Office
2 11 (3.74%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.34%) PaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.42%) Internet
2 12 (4.08%) HTTP
3 9 (3.06%) NAS
3 9 (3.06%) IMAP
3 9 (3.06%) Wireshark
3 9 (3.06%) Wireless
3 9 (3.06%) SAN
3 9 (3.06%) SMTP
4 6 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.70%) LTE
5 5 (1.70%) WCDMA
6 4 (1.36%) 4G
7 3 (1.02%) LAN
7 3 (1.02%) WAN
7 3 (1.02%) Firewall
7 3 (1.02%) DSL
8 2 (0.68%) VPN
9 1 (0.34%) VLAN
9 1 (0.34%) Network Security
9 1 (0.34%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.36%) MySQL
6 3 (1.02%) OLAP
7 2 (0.68%) SSDT
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 75 (25.51%) Selenium
2 39 (13.27%) Cucumber
3 29 (9.86%) WebDriver
4 26 (8.84%) JIRA
5 24 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 22 (7.48%) SpecFlow
7 21 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
8 20 (6.80%) Calabash
9 17 (5.78%) SoapUI
10 16 (5.44%) JUnit
10 16 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (5.10%) FitNesse
12 13 (4.42%) NUnit
13 12 (4.08%) Toad
13 12 (4.08%) Git (software)
14 11 (3.74%) Ranorex
15 10 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (3.40%) JBehave
16 9 (3.06%) AQtime
16 9 (3.06%) WATIR
General
1 61 (20.75%) Finance
2 15 (5.10%) Banking
3 12 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.74%) Retail
5 8 (2.72%) Games
6 7 (2.38%) Welsh Language
7 6 (2.04%) Marketing
7 6 (2.04%) Military
8 5 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.70%) Publishing
9 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.02%) Law
10 3 (1.02%) Legal
11 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.68%) Electronics
11 2 (0.68%) Avionics
12 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (23.13%) XML
2 58 (19.73%) Web Services
3 48 (16.33%) SOAP
3 48 (16.33%) .NET
4 28 (9.52%) HTML
5 21 (7.14%) Gherkin
6 18 (6.12%) ASP.NET
7 17 (5.78%) LINQ
8 16 (5.44%) WCF
9 14 (4.76%) REST
10 11 (3.74%) RESTful
11 9 (3.06%) MAPI
12 5 (1.70%) CSS
13 3 (1.02%) JFC
13 3 (1.02%) JSON
13 3 (1.02%) JMS
14 2 (0.68%) Flash
14 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.68%) Java EE
15 1 (0.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.46%) Open Source
2 18 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.70%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.02%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.02%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.02%) GIS
10 2 (0.68%) Life Science
10 2 (0.68%) Chemistry
10 2 (0.68%) Biology
10 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.68%) PKI
10 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.34%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.99%) Windows
2 35 (11.90%) Linux
3 10 (3.40%) UNIX
4 9 (3.06%) Android
5 7 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.34%) bada
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (25.17%) Automated Testing
3 67 (22.79%) Software Testing
3 67 (22.79%) Test Scripting
4 66 (22.45%) Test Automation
5 64 (21.77%) Validation
6 61 (20.75%) BDD
7 55 (18.71%) Regression Testing
8 49 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 47 (15.99%) Mentoring
10 45 (15.31%) TDD
11 41 (13.95%) Integration Testing
11 41 (13.95%) System Testing
12 39 (13.27%) Manual Testing
13 37 (12.59%) Test Planning
13 37 (12.59%) Automation Testing
14 34 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (10.88%) Scrum
16 31 (10.54%) Agile Testing
17 29 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (30.27%) C#
2 81 (27.55%) SQL
3 61 (20.75%) Java
4 49 (16.67%) Ruby
5 38 (12.93%) Python
6 31 (10.54%) JavaScript
7 30 (10.20%) PHP
8 20 (6.80%) C++
9 16 (5.44%) VBScript
10 13 (4.42%) Perl
11 5 (1.70%) C
11 5 (1.70%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.36%) PowerHouse
12 4 (1.36%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.02%) XPath
13 3 (1.02%) VBA
13 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.68%) Scala
15 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 58 (19.73%) ISEB
2 56 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 38 (12.93%) Degree
4 22 (7.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.02%) HND
7 1 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) PhD
7 1 (0.34%) CCNA
7 1 (0.34%) CISSP
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (29.25%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.68%) DO-160
System Software
1 15 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.06%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.38%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.02%) Firmware
5 3 (1.02%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.34%) XenServer
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Pingdom
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
2 1 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.80%) HP
3 19 (6.46%) VMware
4 7 (2.38%) T-Plan
5 5 (1.70%) Citrix
6 4 (1.36%) Oracle
7 3 (1.02%) Perforce
7 3 (1.02%) Altova
7 3 (1.02%) Informatica
7 3 (1.02%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.34%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.34%) Splunk
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.34%) Symbian
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe
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