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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 818 739 820
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 97 194 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.17% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.18% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 83 171 53
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.10%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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 £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 £38,500
% 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 30 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 30 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 -35 87 £42,500 - 12
London +14 31 £46,250 -11.90% 3
South East -27 22 £41,500 -2.35% 2
City of London +42 13 £42,500 -15.42% 1
East of England +3 12 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Hampshire +6 11 £41,500 -2.35% 1
West Yorkshire +1 8 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Yorkshire -4 8 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Bradford -18 7 £40,000 +26.98% 1
South West -27 7 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £33,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £33,000 -
Scotland +13 5 £40,000 -
Cambridge +10 5 £47,500 +31.03% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 5 £47,500 +22.58% 3
Southampton +3 5 £41,500 -2.35% 1
South Wales -10 5 £39,500 +36.20%
Wales -22 5 £39,500 -7.05%
Cwmbran - 5 £39,500 -
Torfaen - 5 £39,500 -
West Midlands +6 4 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire +2 4 £32,500 -56.66%
Bristol -22 4 - - 1
North West - 4 £35,000 - 1
Surrey +17 3 £57,500 +11.65%
East Midlands +2 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Gloucestershire -10 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Northamptonshire - 3 £32,500 -
Northampton - 3 £32,500 -
Edinburgh - 3 £42,500 -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 (56.33%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (41.77%) Selenium
3 64 (40.51%) QA
4 57 (36.08%) Test Automation
5 55 (34.81%) Finance
6 47 (29.75%) Java
7 44 (27.85%) SQL
8 39 (24.68%) Automated Testing
9 38 (24.05%) Cucumber
9 38 (24.05%) BDD
10 34 (21.52%) Degree
11 33 (20.89%) Test Scripting
12 31 (19.62%) Automation Testing
13 30 (18.99%) TDD
14 29 (18.35%) Test Management
15 27 (17.09%) Software Testing
15 27 (17.09%) Scrum
15 27 (17.09%) ISEB
16 26 (16.46%) HP UFT
16 26 (16.46%) JIRA
16 26 (16.46%) WebDriver
17 24 (15.19%) Linux
18 23 (14.56%) C#
19 22 (13.92%) Python
20 21 (13.29%) JMeter
20 21 (13.29%) Manual Testing
20 21 (13.29%) Test Strategy
21 20 (12.66%) ISTQB
21 20 (12.66%) Perl
22 19 (12.03%) SoapUI

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 7 (4.43%) Confluence
2 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.63%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (3.16%) MS Office
2 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) SaaS
2 5 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) HTTP
2 5 (3.16%) CTI
2 5 (3.16%) DVB
3 4 (2.53%) Wireless
4 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.27%) DLNA
5 2 (1.27%) ICMP
5 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.27%) SNMP
5 2 (1.27%) DHCP
5 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.63%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.63%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.63%) 802.11
6 1 (0.63%) DSL
6 1 (0.63%) HSPA
6 1 (0.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) MySQL
3 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.63%) SSDT
4 1 (0.63%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.63%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (41.77%) Selenium
2 38 (24.05%) Cucumber
3 26 (16.46%) WebDriver
3 26 (16.46%) JIRA
3 26 (16.46%) HP UFT
4 21 (13.29%) JMeter
5 19 (12.03%) SoapUI
6 16 (10.13%) LoadRunner
6 16 (10.13%) JUnit
7 12 (7.59%) WinRunner
7 12 (7.59%) Jenkins
8 9 (5.70%) Visual Studio
9 8 (5.06%) NUnit
9 8 (5.06%) FitNesse
9 8 (5.06%) Git (software)
10 7 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (4.43%) LabVIEW
11 6 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (3.16%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.16%) TestLink
General
1 55 (34.81%) Finance
2 14 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.70%) Banking
4 5 (3.16%) Electronics
4 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.53%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.76%) Web Services
2 13 (8.23%) .NET
2 13 (8.23%) Gherkin
3 12 (7.59%) RESTful
3 12 (7.59%) XML
4 11 (6.96%) REST
5 10 (6.33%) HTML
6 9 (5.70%) SOAP
7 5 (3.16%) CSS
7 5 (3.16%) CGI
8 4 (2.53%) Apache Flex
9 3 (1.90%) Apache CXF
9 3 (1.90%) Twisted
9 3 (1.90%) JSON
9 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.27%) Spring
11 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.63%) Middleware
11 1 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.63%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.86%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.96%) User Experience
4 8 (5.06%) iPhone
5 7 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.80%) Client/Server
7 5 (3.16%) Replication
7 5 (3.16%) Statistics
8 4 (2.53%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.90%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.90%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.27%) Telematics
11 1 (0.63%) Photography
11 1 (0.63%) Clustering
11 1 (0.63%) Derivative
11 1 (0.63%) DTV
11 1 (0.63%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.19%) Linux
2 14 (8.86%) Windows
3 13 (8.23%) Android
4 7 (4.43%) UNIX
5 6 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.16%) CentOS
6 5 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (56.33%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (36.08%) Test Automation
3 39 (24.68%) Automated Testing
4 38 (24.05%) BDD
5 33 (20.89%) Test Scripting
6 31 (19.62%) Automation Testing
7 30 (18.99%) TDD
8 29 (18.35%) Test Management
9 27 (17.09%) Scrum
9 27 (17.09%) Software Testing
10 21 (13.29%) Manual Testing
10 21 (13.29%) Test Strategy
11 19 (12.03%) Mentoring
12 18 (11.39%) Test Planning
12 18 (11.39%) Open Source
13 17 (10.76%) SDLC
14 16 (10.13%) Validation
14 16 (10.13%) Software Engineering
14 16 (10.13%) Regression Testing
15 15 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.75%) Java
2 44 (27.85%) SQL
3 23 (14.56%) C#
4 22 (13.92%) Python
5 20 (12.66%) Perl
6 15 (9.49%) C++
6 15 (9.49%) JavaScript
6 15 (9.49%) Ruby
7 12 (7.59%) C
8 8 (5.06%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.80%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.80%) Objective-C
9 6 (3.80%) VBScript
10 5 (3.16%) PHP
10 5 (3.16%) VB.NET
10 5 (3.16%) Tcl
10 5 (3.16%) Korn
11 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.90%) VB
12 3 (1.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 34 (21.52%) Degree
2 27 (17.09%) ISEB
3 20 (12.66%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.06%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.16%) HNC
5 5 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (40.51%) QA
2 6 (3.80%) JTAG
3 5 (3.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.90%) Iperf
Vendors
1 11 (6.96%) Perforce
2 6 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.16%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.90%) HP
4 3 (1.90%) Google
4 3 (1.90%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.27%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.27%) Temenos
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle
6 1 (0.63%) SAP
6 1 (0.63%) QNX
6 1 (0.63%) Telerik
United Kingdom
Airbus Group Careers
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 2 days ago
London
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London City
Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago