The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 717 801 816
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 199 68 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.062% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.066% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 175 50 86
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.59% -5.29%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111102 102616 112143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.25% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90827 85015 96150
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 July 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 July 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 +68 161 £42,500 - 8
South East +23 55 £42,500 +21.42% 1
London -3 52 £53,750 -2.27% 2
Wales - 29 £42,500 - 3
Berkshire +36 28 £45,000 +12.50%
South West -3 24 £42,500 +11.84% 1
Reading +15 20 £55,000 +37.50%
Swansea - 17 £42,500 -
West Wales - 17 £42,500 -
Bristol +11 16 £42,500 +10.38% 1
Yorkshire -16 14 £32,500 -22.61% 1
East of England -19 14 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Cambridgeshire +13 12 £40,000 -15.78% 1
West Yorkshire -33 12 £32,500 -22.61%
South Wales - 12 £29,000 - 3
Cardiff - 11 £29,000 - 2
Halifax - 10 £32,500 -
Hampshire - 10 £42,500 - 1
Kent - 9 £37,500 -
City of London +1 8 £50,250 -6.51%
Cambridge -5 7 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Bracknell - 7 £42,500 -
Southampton - 7 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 6 £40,500 +42.10%
Oxford - 6 £40,500 -
Scotland -19 4 £37,500 - 1
Peterborough - 4 £40,000 -
Somerset -24 3 £45,000 +18.42%
Gloucestershire - 3 £40,000 -
Cheltenham - 3 £40,000 -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 147 (35.68%) QA
2 135 (32.77%) Selenium
3 122 (29.61%) C#
4 117 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (28.16%) SQL
6 112 (27.18%) Test Automation
7 102 (24.76%) Automated Testing
8 98 (23.79%) Degree
9 84 (20.39%) ISEB
10 83 (20.15%) XML
10 83 (20.15%) SOAP
11 81 (19.66%) Software Testing
11 81 (19.66%) ISTQB
12 78 (18.93%) Test Scripting
12 78 (18.93%) Java
13 75 (18.20%) System Testing
14 71 (17.23%) Web Services
15 69 (16.75%) .NET
16 66 (16.02%) BDD
17 64 (15.53%) TDD
18 63 (15.29%) Integration Testing
19 61 (14.81%) Test Strategy
20 60 (14.56%) WebDriver
20 60 (14.56%) Validation
21 58 (14.08%) Finance
22 56 (13.59%) Ruby
23 55 (13.35%) Cucumber
24 54 (13.11%) Linux
25 52 (12.62%) Performance Testing
26 48 (11.65%) Continuous Integration

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (2.43%) IIS
2 3 (0.73%) Apache
3 1 (0.24%) SAS
3 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (5.83%) MS Office
2 11 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.70%) SaaS
3 4 (0.97%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.22%) 4G
2 21 (5.10%) SS7
2 21 (5.10%) SIGTRAN
3 20 (4.85%) LTE
4 17 (4.13%) Internet
4 17 (4.13%) WCDMA
5 14 (3.40%) Wireless
6 12 (2.91%) GPRS
6 12 (2.91%) GSM
7 11 (2.67%) Wireshark
8 10 (2.43%) HTTP
9 9 (2.18%) NAS
9 9 (2.18%) SMTP
9 9 (2.18%) SAN
9 9 (2.18%) IMAP
10 7 (1.70%) UMTS
11 6 (1.46%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.97%) 3G
12 4 (0.97%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.34%) MySQL
3 19 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 12 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.46%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.49%) OLAP
10 1 (0.24%) SSDT
10 1 (0.24%) Big Data
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 135 (32.77%) Selenium
2 60 (14.56%) WebDriver
3 55 (13.35%) Cucumber
4 36 (8.74%) Jenkins
5 33 (8.01%) SoapUI
6 32 (7.77%) QuickTest Pro
7 31 (7.52%) JIRA
8 30 (7.28%) FitNesse
9 27 (6.55%) JUnit
10 26 (6.31%) Calabash
11 23 (5.58%) Maven
12 21 (5.10%) Ranorex
13 20 (4.85%) Hudson
14 19 (4.61%) NUnit
15 18 (4.37%) MbUnit
16 17 (4.13%) JBehave
17 16 (3.88%) SpecFlow
18 14 (3.40%) Git (software)
19 12 (2.91%) Robotium
20 11 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (14.08%) Finance
2 40 (9.71%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.04%) Banking
4 21 (5.10%) Retail
5 13 (3.16%) Military
6 12 (2.91%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.43%) Law
8 10 (2.43%) Electronics
9 9 (2.18%) Games
10 6 (1.46%) Welsh Language
11 5 (1.21%) Publishing
12 4 (0.97%) Marketing
13 3 (0.73%) Advertising
14 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.49%) Avionics
14 2 (0.49%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.24%) Local Government
15 1 (0.24%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (20.15%) XML
1 83 (20.15%) SOAP
2 71 (17.23%) Web Services
3 69 (16.75%) .NET
4 28 (6.80%) HTML
5 20 (4.85%) REST
6 19 (4.61%) Gherkin
7 17 (4.13%) LINQ
8 16 (3.88%) WCF
8 16 (3.88%) ASP.NET
9 9 (2.18%) MAPI
10 8 (1.94%) Spring
10 8 (1.94%) CSS
11 6 (1.46%) Java EE
11 6 (1.46%) RESTful
12 4 (0.97%) JSON
12 4 (0.97%) Adobe AIR
12 4 (0.97%) Flash
13 3 (0.73%) XSD
13 3 (0.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.80%) Computer Science
2 16 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.40%) Mathematics
4 12 (2.91%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.67%) Open Source
6 9 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.94%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.46%) STB
9 6 (1.46%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (1.21%) DTV
10 5 (1.21%) Firmware
11 4 (0.97%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.49%) Life Science
12 2 (0.49%) Chemistry
12 2 (0.49%) Biology
12 2 (0.49%) EFT
13 1 (0.24%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (13.11%) Linux
2 45 (10.92%) Windows
3 36 (8.74%) Android
4 24 (5.83%) Apple iOS
5 21 (5.10%) Solaris
6 20 (4.85%) UNIX
7 8 (1.94%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.24%) bada
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (27.18%) Test Automation
3 102 (24.76%) Automated Testing
4 81 (19.66%) Software Testing
5 78 (18.93%) Test Scripting
6 75 (18.20%) System Testing
7 66 (16.02%) BDD
8 64 (15.53%) TDD
9 63 (15.29%) Integration Testing
10 61 (14.81%) Test Strategy
11 60 (14.56%) Validation
12 52 (12.62%) Performance Testing
13 48 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (11.41%) E-Commerce
15 46 (11.17%) Manual Testing
16 45 (10.92%) Automation Testing
16 45 (10.92%) Regression Testing
17 36 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
18 35 (8.50%) Agile Testing
19 31 (7.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 122 (29.61%) C#
2 116 (28.16%) SQL
3 78 (18.93%) Java
4 56 (13.59%) Ruby
5 43 (10.44%) Python
6 41 (9.95%) PHP
7 33 (8.01%) JavaScript
8 28 (6.80%) Erlang
9 13 (3.16%) C++
10 12 (2.91%) Perl
10 12 (2.91%) VBScript
11 6 (1.46%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.97%) Scala
13 2 (0.49%) F#
13 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.49%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.24%) C
14 1 (0.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 98 (23.79%) Degree
2 84 (20.39%) ISEB
3 81 (19.66%) ISTQB
4 19 (4.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (35.68%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.49%) DO-160
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.18%) VMware ESX
3 5 (1.21%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (9.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (7.28%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.55%) HP
3 11 (2.67%) VMware
3 11 (2.67%) Oracle
4 5 (1.21%) T-Plan
5 4 (0.97%) Adobe
6 2 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (0.49%) Atmel
7 1 (0.24%) Symbian
7 1 (0.24%) Progress
7 1 (0.24%) JBoss
7 1 (0.24%) BMC
7 1 (0.24%) EMC
7 1 (0.24%) Intel
7 1 (0.24%) Agilent
7 1 (0.24%) ION Trading
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + share options
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 21 days ago