The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 373 425 371
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 780 598 772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.54% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.57% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 693 482 655
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
107607 104825 109929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.60% 94.71% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 89210 86198 94252
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 £26,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the UK.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 within the UK.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

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 Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 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
(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 +63 742 £40,000 - 95
London +94 251 £47,500 +5.55% 29
South East +70 206 £38,500 +4.05% 19
East of England +21 138 £42,500 -5.55% 17
Cambridgeshire +38 99 £42,250 +9.03% 11
Cambridge +36 94 £41,500 +3.75% 10
City of London +39 60 £49,000 -2.00% 11
Surrey +13 55 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Berkshire +23 54 £38,500 -7.22% 9
North West -19 37 £33,000 -5.71% 7
East Midlands +25 31 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire -18 31 £32,500 -3.70% 8
Hertfordshire -13 30 £42,500 -5.55% 2
South West -36 29 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Buckinghamshire +17 28 £40,000 +25.00% 2
West Midlands -11 26 £40,000 +16.78% 2
Hampshire -5 25 £32,000 +24.27% 3
Manchester -23 23 £33,000 -14.28% 2
East Sussex +13 21 £35,000 -
High Wycombe - 19 £40,000 -
Scotland -5 17 £34,000 -24.44% 1
Slough +12 16 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Reading +9 16 £26,000 -13.33% 3
Kent +15 15 £39,500 +12.85%
Leicestershire +20 14 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Wales +11 14 £34,000 -3.54% 1
Brighton +9 14 £35,000 -
Warwickshire +4 14 £40,000 +24.03% 1
Cheshire +2 13 £36,250 +61.11% 3
Bristol -19 13 £55,000 +40.12% 1

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Test Engineer in their job title.

1 806 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
2 704 (42.51%) QA
3 583 (35.21%) SQL
4 487 (29.41%) Java
5 486 (29.35%) Selenium
6 434 (26.21%) Test Automation
7 426 (25.72%) C#
8 419 (25.30%) Degree
9 393 (23.73%) Automated Testing
10 351 (21.20%) Software Testing
11 335 (20.23%) Finance
12 327 (19.75%) Test Scripting
13 276 (16.67%) Windows
14 269 (16.24%) Python
15 263 (15.88%) ISEB
16 250 (15.10%) Automation Testing
17 241 (14.55%) Linux
18 236 (14.25%) Manual Testing
19 234 (14.13%) Scrum
20 232 (14.01%) BDD
21 231 (13.95%) Regression Testing
22 214 (12.92%) WebDriver
23 199 (12.02%) Ruby
24 197 (11.90%) ISTQB
25 194 (11.71%) TDD
26 191 (11.53%) Computer Science
26 191 (11.53%) C++
27 190 (11.47%) Cucumber
28 187 (11.29%) Software Engineering
29 180 (10.87%) XML

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (1.39%) IIS
1 23 (1.39%) CMS
2 13 (0.79%) Confluence
2 13 (0.79%) WebLogic
3 12 (0.72%) Apache
4 8 (0.48%) SAS
5 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.42%) WordPress
6 6 (0.36%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.36%) JBoss
7 5 (0.30%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.060%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.060%) Drupal
10 1 (0.060%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.060%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 69 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 58 (3.50%) MS Office
3 7 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.060%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.060%) MS Project
5 1 (0.060%) Simulink
5 1 (0.060%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.060%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.21%) SaaS
2 10 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.42%) Basecamp
4 5 (0.30%) GitHub
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.12%) Office 365
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.07%) TCP/IP
2 49 (2.96%) Internet
3 47 (2.84%) HTTP
4 33 (1.99%) Wireshark
5 30 (1.81%) Wireless
6 19 (1.15%) 3G
7 18 (1.09%) MPLS
7 18 (1.09%) LTE
8 17 (1.03%) BGP
9 16 (0.97%) NAS
10 15 (0.91%) Broadband
11 14 (0.85%) GPRS
11 14 (0.85%) SAN
12 13 (0.79%) 2G
13 12 (0.72%) iSCSI
13 12 (0.72%) VoIP
13 12 (0.72%) WAN
13 12 (0.72%) Ethernet
14 10 (0.60%) UMTS
14 10 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.54%) Oracle Database
3 37 (2.23%) MySQL
4 26 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (0.54%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.36%) DB2
11 5 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.30%) Big Data
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.24%) OLAP
13 3 (0.18%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.12%) SSDT
14 2 (0.12%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 486 (29.35%) Selenium
2 214 (12.92%) WebDriver
3 190 (11.47%) Cucumber
4 163 (9.84%) JIRA
5 141 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 114 (6.88%) Jenkins
7 85 (5.13%) SoapUI
8 80 (4.83%) Git (software)
9 78 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 74 (4.47%) JUnit
11 67 (4.05%) Subversion
12 61 (3.68%) Bugzilla
13 60 (3.62%) JMeter
14 52 (3.14%) SpecFlow
15 51 (3.08%) TeamCity
16 48 (2.90%) Visual Studio
17 39 (2.36%) Calabash
18 37 (2.23%) Hudson
19 33 (1.99%) Behat
20 32 (1.93%) JBehave
General
1 335 (20.23%) Finance
2 72 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.08%) Games
3 51 (3.08%) Banking
4 49 (2.96%) Retail
5 38 (2.29%) Electronics
6 26 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.39%) Marketing
8 18 (1.09%) Multimedia
9 14 (0.85%) Aerospace
10 13 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.72%) Military
12 11 (0.66%) Automotive
13 10 (0.60%) Legal
14 8 (0.48%) Publishing
14 8 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.36%) Back Office
15 6 (0.36%) Law
16 4 (0.24%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (10.87%) XML
2 177 (10.69%) .NET
3 126 (7.61%) HTML
4 122 (7.37%) Web Services
5 81 (4.89%) SOAP
6 72 (4.35%) Gherkin
7 69 (4.17%) RESTful
8 46 (2.78%) REST
9 44 (2.66%) CSS
10 31 (1.87%) ASP.NET
11 30 (1.81%) J2EE
12 27 (1.63%) WCF
13 25 (1.51%) HTML5
14 23 (1.39%) .NET Framework
15 19 (1.15%) JSON
16 18 (1.09%) jQuery
17 15 (0.91%) LINQ
18 14 (0.85%) Ajax
19 13 (0.79%) JMS
20 9 (0.54%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 191 (11.53%) Computer Science
2 134 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (7.49%) Mobile App
4 73 (4.41%) Open Source
5 58 (3.50%) Mathematics
6 55 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
7 53 (3.20%) User Experience
8 44 (2.66%) Embedded Systems
9 38 (2.29%) Client/Server
10 26 (1.57%) Smartcard
10 26 (1.57%) Cryptography
11 22 (1.33%) Biometrics
12 14 (0.85%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.72%) Replication
13 12 (0.72%) Video on Demand
14 11 (0.66%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.66%) DTV
15 10 (0.60%) iPad
15 10 (0.60%) Online Games
16 8 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 276 (16.67%) Windows
2 241 (14.55%) Linux
3 169 (10.21%) UNIX
4 67 (4.05%) Android
5 57 (3.44%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.81%) Windows XP
8 27 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (1.39%) Windows Vista
10 10 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.54%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.48%) CentOS
13 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.30%) openSUSE
15 4 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.24%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.24%) Solaris
16 3 (0.18%) AIX
16 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (26.21%) Test Automation
3 393 (23.73%) Automated Testing
4 351 (21.20%) Software Testing
5 327 (19.75%) Test Scripting
6 250 (15.10%) Automation Testing
7 236 (14.25%) Manual Testing
8 234 (14.13%) Scrum
9 232 (14.01%) BDD
10 231 (13.95%) Regression Testing
11 194 (11.71%) TDD
12 187 (11.29%) Software Engineering
13 157 (9.48%) Test Strategy
14 155 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
15 132 (7.97%) Validation
16 117 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 110 (6.64%) Test Planning
18 107 (6.46%) E-Commerce
19 92 (5.56%) Performance Testing
20 86 (5.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 583 (35.21%) SQL
2 487 (29.41%) Java
3 426 (25.72%) C#
4 269 (16.24%) Python
5 199 (12.02%) Ruby
6 191 (11.53%) C++
7 157 (9.48%) JavaScript
8 123 (7.43%) Perl
9 121 (7.31%) C
10 104 (6.28%) PHP
11 54 (3.26%) Bash Shell
12 47 (2.84%) Groovy
13 34 (2.05%) Shell Script
14 27 (1.63%) VBScript
15 25 (1.51%) Tcl
16 22 (1.33%) PowerShell
17 21 (1.27%) Delphi
18 20 (1.21%) F#
19 18 (1.09%) Korn
20 17 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 419 (25.30%) Degree
2 263 (15.88%) ISEB
3 197 (11.90%) ISTQB
4 80 (4.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 67 (4.05%) Security Cleared
6 43 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.79%) HND
8 13 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (0.66%) CCNA
11 10 (0.60%) CCNP
11 10 (0.60%) CCIP
12 5 (0.30%) HNC
13 3 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.12%) CSQA
14 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 704 (42.51%) QA
2 24 (1.45%) ISO 9001
3 22 (1.33%) TickIT
4 13 (0.79%) GAMP
5 4 (0.24%) SLA
6 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.12%) DO-254
8 1 (0.060%) DO-160
8 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.060%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.91%) Firmware
4 9 (0.54%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.30%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.30%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.24%) vSphere
6 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.18%) XenApp
7 3 (0.18%) XenServer
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.060%) Xen
8 1 (0.060%) KVM
8 1 (0.060%) NFS
Systems Management
1 75 (4.53%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.24%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) AppDNA
4 2 (0.12%) Ansible
5 1 (0.060%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.060%) Nagios
5 1 (0.060%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 130 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 90 (5.43%) Oracle
3 65 (3.93%) HP
4 47 (2.84%) VMware
5 23 (1.39%) Cisco
6 15 (0.91%) Red Hat
6 15 (0.91%) Perforce
7 10 (0.60%) TOWER Software
7 10 (0.60%) EMC
8 9 (0.54%) IBM
8 9 (0.54%) Adobe
9 8 (0.48%) Citrix
9 8 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.36%) Telerik
10 6 (0.36%) Fidessa
11 5 (0.30%) Cerillion
11 5 (0.30%) T-Plan
12 4 (0.24%) Google
12 4 (0.24%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.24%) MKS
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
AWD Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + full bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000-40000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday