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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 844 884 780
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -104
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 104 87 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.079% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.082% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 81 67 173
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,900 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £61,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016 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 April 2016. 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 +30 99 £55,000 +15.78% 12
London +31 44 £62,500 +25.00% 7
City of London +52 17 £65,000 +26.82% 5
South East +14 12 £45,000 -7.69%
West Midlands - 12 £41,250 -
East of England +11 10 £55,000 +15.78%
South West +5 9 £38,750 -35.41% 2
Cambridge +4 7 £59,000 +18.00%
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £59,000 +21.02%
Yorkshire +12 5 £45,000 +17.64% 1
Edinburgh +10 5 £41,000 - 1
Scotland -1 5 £41,000 -36.92% 1
East Midlands - 5 £42,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 4 £45,000 - 1
Bristol -4 4 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Birmingham - 4 £40,000 -
Coventry - 4 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 4 £35,000 -
Cheltenham - 4 - -
Abingdon - 4 £45,000 -
Leeds +8 3 £45,000 - 1
Warwick - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
North West +27 2 £42,500 +2.40% 1
Manchester - 2 £42,500 - 1
Kent - 2 £47,500 -

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 125 (60.10%) Test Automation
2 106 (50.96%) QA
3 105 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (45.67%) Java
5 83 (39.90%) Selenium
6 62 (29.81%) Test Strategy
7 60 (28.85%) Cucumber
8 58 (27.88%) Automation Testing
9 57 (27.40%) Automated Testing
9 57 (27.40%) Degree
9 57 (27.40%) SQL
10 48 (23.08%) C#
10 48 (23.08%) Manual Testing
11 47 (22.60%) ISTQB
12 46 (22.12%) ISEB
13 45 (21.63%) TDD
14 44 (21.15%) Software Testing
15 43 (20.67%) BDD
16 42 (20.19%) Test Scripting
17 41 (19.71%) Finance
18 35 (16.83%) Python
19 34 (16.35%) WebDriver
19 34 (16.35%) JIRA
20 31 (14.90%) Jenkins
20 31 (14.90%) Scrum
21 30 (14.42%) Microsoft
21 30 (14.42%) SDLC
22 29 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
22 29 (13.94%) Ruby
23 28 (13.46%) Linux

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (1.44%) Confluence
2 2 (0.96%) SAS
3 1 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.92%) HTTP
2 3 (1.44%) LTE
2 3 (1.44%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (1.44%) VLAN
3 2 (0.96%) Internet
3 2 (0.96%) Modbus
3 2 (0.96%) Profibus
3 2 (0.96%) SAN
4 1 (0.48%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.48%) Firewall
4 1 (0.48%) GPRS
4 1 (0.48%) GSM
4 1 (0.48%) RS-232
4 1 (0.48%) UMTS
4 1 (0.48%) VPN
4 1 (0.48%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.92%) MySQL
4 2 (0.96%) Big Data
5 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 83 (39.90%) Selenium
2 60 (28.85%) Cucumber
3 34 (16.35%) JIRA
3 34 (16.35%) WebDriver
4 31 (14.90%) Jenkins
5 22 (10.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (7.69%) JMeter
7 14 (6.73%) SoapUI
7 14 (6.73%) WATIR
8 13 (6.25%) Git (software)
9 12 (5.77%) Mercurial
10 10 (4.81%) SpecFlow
11 8 (3.85%) HP UFT
12 7 (3.37%) JUnit
12 7 (3.37%) RSpec
12 7 (3.37%) Subversion
13 6 (2.88%) Ranorex
14 5 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (2.40%) Maven
14 5 (2.40%) TestNG
General
1 41 (19.71%) Finance
2 13 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.29%) Banking
4 8 (3.85%) Games
5 6 (2.88%) Front Office
5 6 (2.88%) Retail
6 5 (2.40%) Electronics
7 4 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.92%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.44%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.96%) Automotive
9 2 (0.96%) Law
9 2 (0.96%) Legal
9 2 (0.96%) Military
10 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.54%) Web Services
2 20 (9.62%) .NET
3 12 (5.77%) SOAP
4 10 (4.81%) HTML
5 9 (4.33%) Gherkin
6 7 (3.37%) RESTful
7 6 (2.88%) CSS
7 6 (2.88%) XML
8 5 (2.40%) REST
9 4 (1.92%) HTML5
10 3 (1.44%) Apache Flex
10 3 (1.44%) LAMP
10 3 (1.44%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (0.96%) CSS3
11 2 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.96%) JSON
12 1 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.77%) iPad
4 8 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.40%) Fintech
6 4 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.44%) Blog
7 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.44%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.44%) Life Science
7 3 (1.44%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.44%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.96%) EPoS
8 2 (0.96%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.96%) PMI
9 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.46%) Linux
2 18 (8.65%) Windows
3 16 (7.69%) Unix
4 9 (4.33%) Android
5 8 (3.85%) Solaris
6 5 (2.40%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.92%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.48%) CentOS
8 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (60.10%) Test Automation
2 105 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (29.81%) Test Strategy
4 58 (27.88%) Automation Testing
5 57 (27.40%) Automated Testing
6 48 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 45 (21.63%) TDD
8 44 (21.15%) Software Testing
9 43 (20.67%) BDD
10 42 (20.19%) Test Scripting
11 31 (14.90%) Scrum
12 30 (14.42%) SDLC
13 29 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (12.98%) Functional Testing
14 27 (12.98%) Software Engineering
15 26 (12.50%) Test Management
15 26 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (11.54%) Mentoring
17 22 (10.58%) Regression Testing
18 20 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (45.67%) Java
2 57 (27.40%) SQL
3 48 (23.08%) C#
4 35 (16.83%) Python
5 29 (13.94%) Ruby
6 24 (11.54%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.33%) Perl
8 8 (3.85%) PHP
9 7 (3.37%) C
9 7 (3.37%) C++
10 4 (1.92%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.44%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.44%) Groovy
11 3 (1.44%) Lua
11 3 (1.44%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.44%) VBScript
12 2 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (27.40%) Degree
2 47 (22.60%) ISTQB
3 46 (22.12%) ISEB
4 15 (7.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (50.96%) QA
2 5 (2.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.96%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.48%) SDET
4 1 (0.48%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.96%) SCCM
2 2 (0.96%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.77%) Rally
2 12 (5.77%) SAP
3 11 (5.29%) Oracle
4 6 (2.88%) Google
5 5 (2.40%) Apple
5 5 (2.40%) VMware
6 4 (1.92%) HP
6 4 (1.92%) Perforce
7 2 (0.96%) Telerik
8 1 (0.48%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.48%) FINEOS
8 1 (0.48%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.48%) Huawei
8 1 (0.48%) Nokia
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
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