The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 331 370 358
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 968 713 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.64% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.68% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 791 614 705
Average salary £40,000 £37,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.38% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +56 920 £40,000 +6.66% 118
London +40 291 £47,500 +11.76% 31
East of England +18 184 £40,000 +23.07% 30
South East +6 182 £37,500 +4.16% 25
Cambridgeshire +40 125 £40,000 -5.88% 21
Yorkshire +36 103 £32,500 -7.14% 8
Cambridge +28 103 £40,000 -5.88% 20
West Yorkshire +42 98 £32,500 +1.56% 7
City of London +24 75 £49,000 -2.00% 11
South West +2 62 £40,000 +23.07% 10
Surrey -6 54 £46,250 +15.62% 6
Bristol +21 45 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Leeds +4 45 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Halifax - 45 £30,000 - 2
East Midlands -1 44 £35,000 - 5
Hertfordshire +12 43 £42,500 +30.76% 4
Berkshire +13 42 £37,000 -7.50% 7
West Midlands +26 40 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Guildford +31 33 £45,000 +12.50% 2
North West +5 30 £35,000 +40.00% 7
Warwickshire +31 29 £40,000 -11.11%
Hampshire +7 28 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Leicestershire +5 25 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Reading +12 24 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Scotland -32 19 £31,250 -24.24% 3
Watford -2 18 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Oxfordshire -18 18 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Manchester +7 17 £33,250 +33.00% 2
Wales +6 15 £32,500 -12.16% 10
Southampton +3 14 £29,250 +6.36%

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 655 (40.09%) QA
2 555 (33.97%) Selenium
3 521 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
4 520 (31.82%) SQL
5 512 (31.33%) Test Automation
6 425 (26.01%) Java
7 410 (25.09%) Test Scripting
8 394 (24.11%) C#
9 389 (23.81%) Degree
10 386 (23.62%) Software Testing
11 382 (23.38%) Automated Testing
12 300 (18.36%) .NET
13 299 (18.30%) Linux
14 296 (18.12%) Windows
15 273 (16.71%) Python
16 269 (16.46%) ISEB
17 263 (16.10%) Finance
18 212 (12.97%) WebDriver
19 202 (12.36%) Scrum
20 201 (12.30%) Manual Testing
21 175 (10.71%) UNIX
22 170 (10.40%) Microsoft
22 170 (10.40%) ISTQB
23 169 (10.34%) TDD
23 169 (10.34%) Cucumber
24 168 (10.28%) Test Strategy
25 167 (10.22%) JavaScript
26 163 (9.98%) Regression Testing
27 155 (9.49%) C++
28 152 (9.30%) BDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (1.90%) Apache
2 18 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.04%) IIS
4 15 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.43%) CMS
6 6 (0.37%) Confluence
7 5 (0.31%) Node.js
8 4 (0.24%) CloudStack
8 4 (0.24%) nginx
8 4 (0.24%) Lync
8 4 (0.24%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.24%) Mule
8 4 (0.24%) WordPress
9 3 (0.18%) Moodle
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.061%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.061%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.061%) SAS
11 1 (0.061%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 79 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.12%) Simulink
4 2 (0.12%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.92%) SaaS
3 11 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.18%) Basecamp
4 3 (0.18%) GitHub
5 1 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 81 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 76 (4.65%) 4G
3 73 (4.47%) LTE
4 63 (3.86%) Wireless
5 57 (3.49%) HTTP
6 54 (3.30%) WCDMA
7 44 (2.69%) GSM
8 42 (2.57%) GPRS
9 38 (2.33%) Internet
10 22 (1.35%) SS7
11 21 (1.29%) SIGTRAN
11 21 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (1.29%) UMTS
12 16 (0.98%) Bluetooth
12 16 (0.98%) HTTPS
12 16 (0.98%) SSL
13 13 (0.80%) MPLS
13 13 (0.80%) BGP
14 12 (0.73%) X.509
14 12 (0.73%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 67 (4.10%) MySQL
3 54 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (0.86%) NoSQL
9 14 (0.86%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.80%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.49%) Redis
11 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 6 (0.37%) DB2
14 5 (0.31%) Oracle OLAP
14 5 (0.31%) OLAP
14 5 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
15 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 555 (33.97%) Selenium
2 212 (12.97%) WebDriver
3 169 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 119 (7.28%) QuickTest Pro
5 115 (7.04%) JIRA
6 87 (5.32%) SoapUI
7 85 (5.20%) Jenkins
7 85 (5.20%) JUnit
8 72 (4.41%) Hudson
9 63 (3.86%) Visual Studio
10 60 (3.67%) FitNesse
11 49 (3.00%) JBehave
11 49 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 44 (2.69%) Ranorex
13 42 (2.57%) TestComplete
14 40 (2.45%) Maven
15 33 (2.02%) Subversion
16 31 (1.90%) Calabash
17 30 (1.84%) eggPlant
17 30 (1.84%) JMeter
General
1 263 (16.10%) Finance
2 138 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 118 (7.22%) Banking
4 55 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 53 (3.24%) Retail
6 48 (2.94%) Electronics
7 45 (2.75%) Games
8 26 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.53%) Automotive
10 22 (1.35%) Military
11 18 (1.10%) Multimedia
12 16 (0.98%) Advertising
13 13 (0.80%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.80%) Back Office
14 9 (0.55%) Marketing
14 9 (0.55%) Law
15 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.43%) Publishing
17 6 (0.37%) Front Office
18 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (18.36%) .NET
2 133 (8.14%) Web Services
3 127 (7.77%) SOAP
4 120 (7.34%) XML
5 71 (4.35%) HTML
6 52 (3.18%) .NET Framework
7 44 (2.69%) REST
8 42 (2.57%) ASP.NET
9 33 (2.02%) Gherkin
10 28 (1.71%) RESTful
10 28 (1.71%) CSS
11 19 (1.16%) JSF
12 18 (1.10%) WCF
13 17 (1.04%) Middleware
14 15 (0.92%) XSLT
14 15 (0.92%) LAMP
15 14 (0.86%) Spring
15 14 (0.86%) Ajax
16 11 (0.67%) LINQ
16 11 (0.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.22%) Computer Science
2 98 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 72 (4.41%) Mathematics
4 61 (3.73%) Open Source
5 49 (3.00%) Blackberry
6 26 (1.59%) Video on Demand
6 26 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 25 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.47%) IPTV
9 22 (1.35%) Smartcard
10 21 (1.29%) Digital Media
10 21 (1.29%) Firmware
11 19 (1.16%) Biometrics
12 14 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
13 13 (0.80%) iPad
14 12 (0.73%) EFT
15 8 (0.49%) Social Media
15 8 (0.49%) Physics
16 7 (0.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 299 (18.30%) Linux
2 296 (18.12%) Windows
3 175 (10.71%) UNIX
4 112 (6.85%) Android
5 81 (4.96%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.59%) Windows XP
6 26 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 21 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.29%) Solaris
8 20 (1.22%) Windows Vista
9 11 (0.67%) Windows Phone
10 10 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.12%) CentOS
15 1 (0.061%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.061%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (31.33%) Test Automation
3 410 (25.09%) Test Scripting
4 386 (23.62%) Software Testing
5 382 (23.38%) Automated Testing
6 202 (12.36%) Scrum
7 201 (12.30%) Manual Testing
8 169 (10.34%) TDD
9 168 (10.28%) Test Strategy
10 163 (9.98%) Regression Testing
11 152 (9.30%) BDD
12 131 (8.02%) Automation Testing
13 124 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
14 120 (7.34%) System Testing
15 117 (7.16%) Performance Testing
15 117 (7.16%) OO
16 106 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 98 (6.00%) Software Engineering
18 97 (5.94%) Integration Testing
19 83 (5.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 520 (31.82%) SQL
2 425 (26.01%) Java
3 394 (24.11%) C#
4 273 (16.71%) Python
5 167 (10.22%) JavaScript
6 155 (9.49%) C++
7 148 (9.06%) Perl
8 129 (7.89%) Ruby
9 125 (7.65%) C
10 97 (5.94%) PHP
11 50 (3.06%) Erlang
12 38 (2.33%) Shell Script
13 37 (2.26%) Tcl
14 35 (2.14%) Bash Shell
14 35 (2.14%) VBScript
15 28 (1.71%) VB.NET
16 26 (1.59%) VB
17 22 (1.35%) Scala
18 18 (1.10%) TTCN
19 10 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 389 (23.81%) Degree
2 269 (16.46%) ISEB
3 170 (10.40%) ISTQB
4 47 (2.88%) Security Cleared
5 31 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.59%) HND
7 12 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.31%) CCIP
9 5 (0.31%) CCNA
9 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.31%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (0.24%) CCA
10 4 (0.24%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.12%) GPEN
11 2 (0.12%) OSCP
11 2 (0.12%) GIAC
11 2 (0.12%) CISSP
11 2 (0.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 655 (40.09%) QA
2 21 (1.29%) ISO 9001
3 18 (1.10%) TickIT
4 5 (0.31%) WAI
5 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.18%) GAMP
5 3 (0.18%) DO-254
6 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.061%) GMP
System Software
1 14 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.55%) NFS
3 7 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.31%) KVM
5 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.061%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 126 (7.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.24%) Legato
3 3 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.061%) OpenView
4 1 (0.061%) Netcool
Vendors
1 170 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 69 (4.22%) Oracle
2 69 (4.22%) HP
3 22 (1.35%) VMware
4 14 (0.86%) Cisco
5 12 (0.73%) Citrix
6 11 (0.67%) SAP
7 9 (0.55%) JBoss
8 8 (0.49%) Agilent
9 7 (0.43%) Adobe
10 6 (0.37%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.37%) EMC
11 5 (0.31%) Huawei
12 4 (0.24%) Acme Packet
12 4 (0.24%) Veritas
12 4 (0.24%) Hitachi
12 4 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.24%) MKS
13 3 (0.18%) Progress
13 3 (0.18%) IBM
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + flexi Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Boeing
Posted: 23 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Tring, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £34,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + bonus + pension + health cover
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £42000 per annum - excellent company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago