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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 422 338 349
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 620 884 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.79% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.83% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 502 737 692
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,927 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 27 March 2015 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 27 March 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 -78 582 £40,000 - 95
London -37 176 £47,500 - 32
South East -1 156 £37,500 -4.45% 25
East of England -47 98 £40,000 - 11
Cambridgeshire -13 80 £40,000 - 9
Cambridge -7 70 £40,000 - 9
Berkshire +19 56 £36,750 -10.36% 6
City of London +6 56 £50,000 - 9
South West -17 56 £40,000 - 3
Hampshire +17 43 £36,250 +20.83% 4
Yorkshire -49 41 £32,500 +8.33% 8
Bristol -12 34 £42,500 +6.25%
North West -3 27 £30,000 -9.77% 7
Reading +4 23 £42,000 -6.66% 3
Surrey -7 22 £37,500 -21.05% 8
Scotland +19 19 £37,500 +30.09% 5
East Midlands -10 18 £33,000 +1.53% 5
West Midlands -58 13 £40,000 - 2
West Yorkshire -79 13 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Leeds -27 12 £35,000 - 4
North Yorkshire - 12 £32,500 -
Cheshire +8 11 £32,000 +4.91% 5
Harrogate - 11 £32,500 -
Bedfordshire +25 10 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Bracknell +4 10 £36,750 - 1
Manchester -2 10 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Sheffield - 10 £36,500 - 2
South Yorkshire - 10 £36,500 - 2
West Sussex +5 9 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Newbury +11 8 £35,000 -6.66% 1

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 727 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 527 (38.72%) QA
3 469 (34.46%) SQL
4 451 (33.14%) Selenium
5 441 (32.40%) Java
6 428 (31.45%) Test Automation
7 365 (26.82%) Degree
8 304 (22.34%) C#
9 274 (20.13%) Finance
10 273 (20.06%) Software Testing
11 253 (18.59%) Test Scripting
12 252 (18.52%) Scrum
13 250 (18.37%) Automated Testing
14 247 (18.15%) Linux
15 229 (16.83%) Windows
16 226 (16.61%) Software Engineering
17 225 (16.53%) Python
18 216 (15.87%) Automation Testing
19 201 (14.77%) ISEB
20 196 (14.40%) WebDriver
21 195 (14.33%) BDD
22 180 (13.23%) Computer Science
23 174 (12.78%) Cucumber
24 157 (11.54%) Manual Testing
25 156 (11.46%) UNIX
26 152 (11.17%) TDD
27 149 (10.95%) JavaScript
28 148 (10.87%) ISTQB
29 147 (10.80%) JIRA
30 140 (10.29%) .NET

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 27 (1.98%) Confluence
2 17 (1.25%) Apache
3 16 (1.18%) Node.js
4 12 (0.88%) IIS
5 8 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.44%) CMS
6 6 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.29%) SAS
7 4 (0.29%) WordPress
7 4 (0.29%) JBoss
8 3 (0.22%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.15%) Lync
10 1 (0.073%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.073%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.073%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.073%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.073%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.073%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.72%) MS Office
3 10 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.15%) Simulink
6 1 (0.073%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.073%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.073%) MS Project
6 1 (0.073%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.51%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.073%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.98%) SaaS
2 13 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.37%) GitHub
5 4 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 25 (1.84%) Internet
3 20 (1.47%) Wireless
3 20 (1.47%) Wireshark
4 17 (1.25%) MPLS
4 17 (1.25%) HTTP
5 16 (1.18%) 3G
6 14 (1.03%) LTE
7 12 (0.88%) Network Security
7 12 (0.88%) Broadband
7 12 (0.88%) LAN
7 12 (0.88%) VoIP
8 11 (0.81%) Ethernet
8 11 (0.81%) VPN
9 9 (0.66%) WAN
10 8 (0.59%) BGP
10 8 (0.59%) ICMP
11 7 (0.51%) RTP
11 7 (0.51%) Gigabit Ethernet
11 7 (0.51%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.94%) MySQL
3 28 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (1.54%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 9 (0.66%) Redis
8 9 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.51%) DB2
10 7 (0.51%) OLAP
10 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.51%) SSDT
11 6 (0.44%) Big Data
11 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.44%) OLTP
12 5 (0.37%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 451 (33.14%) Selenium
2 196 (14.40%) WebDriver
3 174 (12.78%) Cucumber
4 147 (10.80%) JIRA
5 115 (8.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 86 (6.32%) Git (software)
7 81 (5.95%) JUnit
8 80 (5.88%) Jenkins
9 71 (5.22%) SoapUI
9 71 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 67 (4.92%) JMeter
11 54 (3.97%) Subversion
12 49 (3.60%) Bugzilla
13 46 (3.38%) NUnit
14 45 (3.31%) Rational DOORS
15 44 (3.23%) Visual Studio
16 37 (2.72%) Calabash
17 33 (2.42%) TeamCity
18 32 (2.35%) Maven
19 30 (2.20%) LoadRunner
General
1 274 (20.13%) Finance
2 57 (4.19%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.38%) Games
4 41 (3.01%) Electronics
5 36 (2.65%) Banking
6 25 (1.84%) Marketing
7 24 (1.76%) Retail
8 22 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.47%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.25%) Legal
11 13 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (0.96%) Automotive
12 12 (0.88%) Law
12 12 (0.88%) Military
13 10 (0.73%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.73%) Back Office
14 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Avionics
15 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (10.29%) .NET
2 106 (7.79%) Web Services
3 90 (6.61%) HTML
4 89 (6.54%) XML
5 53 (3.89%) RESTful
6 47 (3.45%) SOAP
7 42 (3.09%) CSS
7 42 (3.09%) Gherkin
8 39 (2.87%) REST
9 21 (1.54%) jQuery
9 21 (1.54%) .NET Framework
10 20 (1.47%) J2EE
11 19 (1.40%) WCF
12 18 (1.32%) ASP.NET
12 18 (1.32%) Swing
13 17 (1.25%) Struts
13 17 (1.25%) SWT
14 16 (1.18%) Spring
15 15 (1.10%) HTML5
16 11 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 180 (13.23%) Computer Science
2 137 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (6.39%) Mobile App
4 69 (5.07%) Open Source
5 65 (4.78%) Mathematics
6 53 (3.89%) User Experience
7 43 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
8 39 (2.87%) Embedded Systems
9 26 (1.91%) Cryptography
10 25 (1.84%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.62%) GIS
12 21 (1.54%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.10%) Blog
13 15 (1.10%) Xbox
14 14 (1.03%) Smartcard
15 13 (0.96%) W3C
16 12 (0.88%) Data Structures
17 11 (0.81%) Biometrics
18 10 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 10 (0.73%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 247 (18.15%) Linux
2 229 (16.83%) Windows
3 156 (11.46%) UNIX
4 80 (5.88%) Android
5 50 (3.67%) Apple iOS
6 36 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 15 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.81%) Windows Vista
11 9 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
12 8 (0.59%) CentOS
13 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.29%) AIX
15 4 (0.29%) Solaris
15 4 (0.29%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.22%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (31.45%) Test Automation
3 273 (20.06%) Software Testing
4 253 (18.59%) Test Scripting
5 252 (18.52%) Scrum
6 250 (18.37%) Automated Testing
7 226 (16.61%) Software Engineering
8 216 (15.87%) Automation Testing
9 195 (14.33%) BDD
10 157 (11.54%) Manual Testing
11 152 (11.17%) TDD
12 135 (9.92%) Regression Testing
13 134 (9.85%) Validation
13 134 (9.85%) Test Strategy
14 129 (9.48%) Test Planning
15 106 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
16 98 (7.20%) Waterfall
17 84 (6.17%) Performance Testing
18 78 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
19 75 (5.51%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 469 (34.46%) SQL
2 441 (32.40%) Java
3 304 (22.34%) C#
4 225 (16.53%) Python
5 149 (10.95%) JavaScript
6 121 (8.89%) C++
7 115 (8.45%) C
8 110 (8.08%) Ruby
9 109 (8.01%) Perl
10 53 (3.89%) PHP
11 46 (3.38%) Bash Shell
12 31 (2.28%) Groovy
13 27 (1.98%) T-SQL
14 26 (1.91%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.40%) Delphi
16 16 (1.18%) VBScript
17 15 (1.10%) Tcl
18 10 (0.73%) PowerShell
18 10 (0.73%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 365 (26.82%) Degree
2 201 (14.77%) ISEB
3 148 (10.87%) ISTQB
4 81 (5.95%) Security Cleared
5 72 (5.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 58 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 31 (2.28%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.96%) HNC
9 12 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.81%) HND
11 10 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.51%) CCNP
12 7 (0.51%) CCIP
13 5 (0.37%) CCNA
14 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.15%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.15%) CSQA
14 2 (0.15%) AAT
15 1 (0.073%) MCAD
15 1 (0.073%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 527 (38.72%) QA
2 19 (1.40%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.96%) WCAG
4 11 (0.81%) TickIT
5 9 (0.66%) JTAG
6 5 (0.37%) SLA
7 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.22%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.22%) DO-254
8 2 (0.15%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.15%) WAI
8 2 (0.15%) GAMP
9 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (1.18%) Firmware
2 15 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.29%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.22%) XenApp
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
6 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.15%) XenServer
7 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.073%) Xen
8 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.073%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.15%) Iperf
3 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.073%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.073%) SCCM
Vendors
1 122 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 65 (4.78%) Oracle
3 41 (3.01%) HP
4 34 (2.50%) VMware
5 23 (1.69%) Google
6 17 (1.25%) Facebook
6 17 (1.25%) ForgeRock
7 16 (1.18%) Cisco
8 13 (0.96%) Perforce
8 13 (0.96%) Telelogic
9 10 (0.73%) EMC
10 9 (0.66%) Citrix
10 9 (0.66%) TOWER Software
11 8 (0.59%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.44%) IBM
12 6 (0.44%) Fidessa
13 5 (0.37%) 29West
13 5 (0.37%) Cerillion
14 3 (0.22%) Fujitsu
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum upto £50k plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Flintshire
MoneySuperMarket.com
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Private Healthcare + other
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £32500 per annum + FAB BENEFITS + PERKS
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £38k - £42k + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago