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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 809 832 819
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 88 67 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.061% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.065% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 77 51 74
Average salary £47,500 £42,000 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.09% -7.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,300 £32,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -3.03%

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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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 31 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 31 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 +2 82 £49,000 +16.66% 14
London +31 35 £50,000 - 5
East of England -25 16 £55,000 +46.66% 1
South East -5 13 £41,500 +1.21% 3
City of London +34 11 £49,000 -10.90% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 10 £51,250 +7.89% 1
Cambridge -4 10 £51,250 +7.89%
Berkshire +23 8 £41,500 -7.77% 1
South West -18 8 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Bristol +8 7 £55,000 +39.24% 1
Hertfordshire -14 6 £65,000 -
Watford - 6 £65,000 -
North West -21 5 £42,500 +4.29% 1
Reading - 5 £41,500 -
Scotland -3 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Warrington - 4 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 4 £42,500 -
Bracknell -4 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire -37 3 £42,000 +33.33% 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £42,000 - 1
Surrey - 3 £40,500 -
Sheffield - 3 £42,000 - 1
Wales +11 2 £31,250 -22.83%
South Wales +11 2 £31,250 -22.83%
Cardiff 0 2 £31,250 -22.83%
Edinburgh -9 2 £38,500 -14.44%
Woking - 2 £40,500 -
Derby - 2 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £37,500 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £37,500 - 1

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 158 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (29.71%) C#
3 81 (29.35%) QA
4 77 (27.90%) SQL
5 71 (25.72%) Selenium
6 68 (24.64%) Automated Testing
7 63 (22.83%) Software Testing
8 62 (22.46%) XML
9 61 (22.10%) Validation
9 61 (22.10%) Test Scripting
10 59 (21.38%) Finance
10 59 (21.38%) Java
11 58 (21.01%) Test Automation
12 57 (20.65%) BDD
13 54 (19.57%) ISEB
14 52 (18.84%) Web Services
15 49 (17.75%) Regression Testing
15 49 (17.75%) ISTQB
16 47 (17.03%) Windows
17 46 (16.67%) Ruby
17 46 (16.67%) Test Strategy
18 45 (16.30%) Mentoring
18 45 (16.30%) .NET
19 43 (15.58%) SOAP
20 42 (15.22%) TDD
21 38 (13.77%) Test Planning
21 38 (13.77%) Manual Testing
21 38 (13.77%) Integration Testing
22 36 (13.04%) System Testing
22 36 (13.04%) Linux

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (4.35%) IIS
2 4 (1.45%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.36%) Confluence
5 1 (0.36%) JBoss
5 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (5.80%) MS Office
2 11 (3.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.17%) SaaS
3 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.35%) HTTP
2 11 (3.99%) Internet
3 9 (3.26%) SMTP
3 9 (3.26%) IMAP
3 9 (3.26%) Wireshark
3 9 (3.26%) SAN
3 9 (3.26%) NAS
4 8 (2.90%) Wireless
5 5 (1.81%) LTE
5 5 (1.81%) WCDMA
5 5 (1.81%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.45%) 4G
7 3 (1.09%) DSL
7 3 (1.09%) Firewall
7 3 (1.09%) LAN
7 3 (1.09%) WAN
8 2 (0.72%) ISDN
8 2 (0.72%) VoIP
8 2 (0.72%) VPN
8 2 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 11 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.72%) OLAP
6 2 (0.72%) MySQL
6 2 (0.72%) SSDT
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 71 (25.72%) Selenium
2 36 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 25 (9.06%) WebDriver
4 23 (8.33%) JIRA
5 22 (7.97%) Jenkins
6 21 (7.61%) SpecFlow
6 21 (7.61%) QuickTest Pro
7 18 (6.52%) Calabash
8 16 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (5.43%) SoapUI
10 13 (4.71%) FitNesse
10 13 (4.71%) JUnit
11 12 (4.35%) Toad
12 11 (3.99%) NUnit
12 11 (3.99%) Git (software)
13 10 (3.62%) Ranorex
13 10 (3.62%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (3.26%) JBehave
14 9 (3.26%) WebLOAD
14 9 (3.26%) AQtime
General
1 59 (21.38%) Finance
2 14 (5.07%) Banking
3 11 (3.99%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.62%) Retail
5 8 (2.90%) Games
6 6 (2.17%) Welsh Language
7 5 (1.81%) Publishing
7 5 (1.81%) Marketing
7 5 (1.81%) Military
8 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.09%) Legal
10 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.72%) Law
10 2 (0.72%) Avionics
11 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (22.46%) XML
2 52 (18.84%) Web Services
3 45 (16.30%) .NET
4 43 (15.58%) SOAP
5 26 (9.42%) HTML
6 20 (7.25%) Gherkin
7 17 (6.16%) ASP.NET
8 16 (5.80%) LINQ
9 15 (5.43%) WCF
10 14 (5.07%) REST
11 11 (3.99%) RESTful
12 9 (3.26%) MAPI
13 4 (1.45%) CSS
14 3 (1.09%) JMS
14 3 (1.09%) JFC
14 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.72%) JSON
16 1 (0.36%) WPF
16 1 (0.36%) JRuby
16 1 (0.36%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.52%) Open Source
2 17 (6.16%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.17%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.81%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.45%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.09%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.09%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.09%) GIS
9 2 (0.72%) PKI
9 2 (0.72%) Chemistry
9 2 (0.72%) Biology
9 2 (0.72%) Life Science
9 2 (0.72%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.36%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (17.03%) Windows
2 36 (13.04%) Linux
3 10 (3.62%) UNIX
4 7 (2.54%) Android
5 6 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.36%) bada
7 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (24.64%) Automated Testing
3 63 (22.83%) Software Testing
4 61 (22.10%) Test Scripting
4 61 (22.10%) Validation
5 58 (21.01%) Test Automation
6 57 (20.65%) BDD
7 49 (17.75%) Regression Testing
8 46 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 45 (16.30%) Mentoring
10 42 (15.22%) TDD
11 38 (13.77%) Integration Testing
11 38 (13.77%) Manual Testing
11 38 (13.77%) Test Planning
12 36 (13.04%) System Testing
13 35 (12.68%) Automation Testing
14 31 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (11.23%) Scrum
15 29 (10.51%) Agile Testing
16 27 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (29.71%) C#
2 77 (27.90%) SQL
3 59 (21.38%) Java
4 46 (16.67%) Ruby
5 36 (13.04%) Python
6 30 (10.87%) JavaScript
7 28 (10.14%) PHP
8 22 (7.97%) C++
9 15 (5.43%) VBScript
10 14 (5.07%) Perl
11 6 (2.17%) C
12 5 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.45%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.09%) XPath
14 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.09%) VBA
14 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.72%) Scala
16 1 (0.36%) Erlang
16 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 54 (19.57%) ISEB
2 49 (17.75%) ISTQB
3 33 (11.96%) Degree
4 22 (7.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.45%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.45%) HND
7 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.72%) CCNA
7 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) PhD
8 1 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (29.35%) QA
2 2 (0.72%) DO-160
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.26%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.17%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.09%) Firmware
5 3 (1.09%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.72%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.36%) XenServer
7 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (9.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) Puppet
2 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.36%) Pingdom
2 1 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.88%) VMware
3 18 (6.52%) HP
4 6 (2.17%) T-Plan
5 5 (1.81%) Citrix
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle
7 3 (1.09%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.09%) Perforce
7 3 (1.09%) Informatica
7 3 (1.09%) Altova
8 2 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.36%) Symbian
9 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.36%) Splunk
9 1 (0.36%) SOASTA, Inc
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