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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 368 420 386
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 780 583 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.54% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.57% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 681 492 590
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 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
(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 +36 707 £40,000 - 116
London +64 242 £47,500 - 36
South East +12 187 £38,500 -3.75% 27
East of England +4 122 £41,500 +9.93% 20
Cambridgeshire +27 85 £41,500 - 15
Cambridge +21 77 £41,500 -1.19% 14
City of London +52 72 £49,000 -6.66% 15
Berkshire +17 55 £38,500 -6.09% 6
Yorkshire +8 49 £32,500 - 9
Surrey -17 43 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Wales +30 32 £34,000 -8.72% 2
Scotland +9 32 £36,000 +2.85% 8
East Midlands +3 32 £37,500 +7.14% 7
South Wales +38 30 £34,000 -8.72% 1
North West -12 29 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Hertfordshire 0 28 £42,500 +6.25% 2
South West -43 28 £37,500 +14.50% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 27 £38,500 +11.59%
Hampshire +11 25 £35,000 +7.69% 7
West Midlands -20 25 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Reading +2 24 £29,000 -17.14% 3
North Yorkshire +6 23 £32,500 +30.00% 2
High Wycombe - 22 £38,500 -
Kent +23 19 £39,000 +11.42% 1
East Sussex -3 18 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Leicestershire +5 17 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Edinburgh +2 17 £34,000 -0.72% 6
Slough +18 16 £38,500 -23.00%
Harrogate - 16 £32,500 -
Manchester -24 15 £30,000 -22.07% 4

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 823 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 711 (41.65%) QA
3 565 (33.10%) SQL
4 496 (29.06%) Selenium
5 485 (28.41%) Java
6 460 (26.95%) Test Automation
7 434 (25.42%) C#
8 427 (25.01%) Degree
9 393 (23.02%) Automated Testing
10 336 (19.68%) Software Testing
11 332 (19.45%) Test Scripting
12 328 (19.21%) Finance
13 270 (15.82%) ISEB
14 269 (15.76%) Python
15 268 (15.70%) Windows
16 266 (15.58%) Regression Testing
17 250 (14.65%) Scrum
18 246 (14.41%) Manual Testing
19 243 (14.24%) Automation Testing
20 235 (13.77%) BDD
21 230 (13.47%) .NET
22 219 (12.83%) Linux
23 215 (12.60%) Ruby
24 205 (12.01%) WebDriver
25 203 (11.89%) TDD
26 200 (11.72%) ISTQB
27 198 (11.60%) XML
28 197 (11.54%) Cucumber
29 195 (11.42%) C++
30 175 (10.25%) Software Engineering

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (1.64%) IIS
2 24 (1.41%) CMS
3 15 (0.88%) Confluence
4 13 (0.76%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.64%) Apache
6 9 (0.53%) ColdFusion
7 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.41%) WordPress
8 7 (0.41%) SAS
8 7 (0.41%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.35%) JBoss
9 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.18%) uiautomator
11 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.059%) Lync
12 1 (0.059%) Node.js
12 1 (0.059%) Drupal
Applications
1 74 (4.34%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.46%) MS Office
3 10 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.059%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.059%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.58%) SaaS
2 16 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.47%) Basecamp
5 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.23%) GitHub
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Trello
7 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 82 (4.80%) TCP/IP
2 50 (2.93%) Internet
3 48 (2.81%) HTTP
4 35 (2.05%) Wireshark
4 35 (2.05%) Wireless
5 24 (1.41%) MPLS
5 24 (1.41%) BGP
6 18 (1.05%) NAS
6 18 (1.05%) LTE
7 16 (0.94%) 3G
7 16 (0.94%) SAN
8 15 (0.88%) GPRS
9 14 (0.82%) 2G
9 14 (0.82%) WAN
9 14 (0.82%) Ethernet
10 13 (0.76%) Firewall
11 12 (0.70%) Broadband
12 11 (0.64%) IMAP
12 11 (0.64%) iSCSI
12 11 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.23%) Oracle Database
2 38 (2.23%) MySQL
3 31 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 11 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.41%) Big Data
10 5 (0.29%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.23%) DB2
11 4 (0.23%) OLAP
11 4 (0.23%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.18%) SSDT
12 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.18%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 496 (29.06%) Selenium
2 205 (12.01%) WebDriver
3 197 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 142 (8.32%) JIRA
5 121 (7.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 107 (6.27%) Jenkins
7 88 (5.16%) JUnit
7 88 (5.16%) SoapUI
8 72 (4.22%) Subversion
9 67 (3.93%) Git (software)
10 64 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 50 (2.93%) SpecFlow
12 45 (2.64%) FitNesse
12 45 (2.64%) Visual Studio
13 44 (2.58%) Bugzilla
13 44 (2.58%) Calabash
14 43 (2.52%) JBehave
15 39 (2.28%) JMeter
16 38 (2.23%) Behat
17 35 (2.05%) TeamCity
General
1 328 (19.21%) Finance
2 73 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 51 (2.99%) Retail
4 48 (2.81%) Banking
5 42 (2.46%) Electronics
6 40 (2.34%) Games
7 28 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.11%) Marketing
8 19 (1.11%) Multimedia
9 18 (1.05%) Military
10 17 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.76%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.59%) Publishing
14 8 (0.47%) Automotive
14 8 (0.47%) Legal
15 7 (0.41%) Welsh Language
15 7 (0.41%) Law
16 6 (0.35%) Back Office
17 5 (0.29%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (13.47%) .NET
2 198 (11.60%) XML
3 131 (7.67%) Web Services
4 120 (7.03%) HTML
5 97 (5.68%) SOAP
6 69 (4.04%) Gherkin
7 66 (3.87%) RESTful
8 39 (2.28%) REST
9 37 (2.17%) CSS
10 34 (1.99%) ASP.NET
11 32 (1.87%) .NET Framework
12 27 (1.58%) JSON
13 24 (1.41%) HTML5
13 24 (1.41%) WCF
14 23 (1.35%) J2EE
14 23 (1.35%) LINQ
15 16 (0.94%) Ajax
15 16 (0.94%) jQuery
16 15 (0.88%) Spring
17 13 (0.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 166 (9.72%) Computer Science
2 130 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (6.62%) Mobile App
4 74 (4.34%) Open Source
5 58 (3.40%) User Experience
6 50 (2.93%) Mathematics
7 47 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 41 (2.40%) Client/Server
9 32 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
10 27 (1.58%) Smartcard
11 24 (1.41%) Biometrics
12 16 (0.94%) Blackberry
13 14 (0.82%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.76%) Cryptography
15 12 (0.70%) DTV
15 12 (0.70%) Replication
15 12 (0.70%) Video on Demand
15 12 (0.70%) iPhone
16 11 (0.64%) iPad
16 11 (0.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 268 (15.70%) Windows
2 219 (12.83%) Linux
3 160 (9.37%) UNIX
4 79 (4.63%) Android
5 65 (3.81%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.99%) Windows XP
7 32 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (1.58%) Windows Vista
8 27 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.47%) CentOS
11 7 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.29%) openSUSE
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.059%) bada
15 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 823 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (26.95%) Test Automation
3 393 (23.02%) Automated Testing
4 336 (19.68%) Software Testing
5 332 (19.45%) Test Scripting
6 266 (15.58%) Regression Testing
7 250 (14.65%) Scrum
8 246 (14.41%) Manual Testing
9 243 (14.24%) Automation Testing
10 235 (13.77%) BDD
11 203 (11.89%) TDD
12 175 (10.25%) Software Engineering
13 159 (9.31%) Test Strategy
14 141 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
15 140 (8.20%) Validation
16 129 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
17 101 (5.92%) Test Planning
17 101 (5.92%) Performance Testing
17 101 (5.92%) Integration Testing
18 97 (5.68%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 565 (33.10%) SQL
2 485 (28.41%) Java
3 434 (25.42%) C#
4 269 (15.76%) Python
5 215 (12.60%) Ruby
6 195 (11.42%) C++
7 158 (9.26%) JavaScript
8 136 (7.97%) Perl
9 124 (7.26%) PHP
10 111 (6.50%) C
11 57 (3.34%) Bash Shell
12 42 (2.46%) Groovy
12 42 (2.46%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.99%) VBScript
14 29 (1.70%) Tcl
15 24 (1.41%) F#
15 24 (1.41%) VB.NET
16 23 (1.35%) Korn
17 22 (1.29%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 427 (25.01%) Degree
2 270 (15.82%) ISEB
3 200 (11.72%) ISTQB
4 83 (4.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 66 (3.87%) Security Cleared
6 43 (2.52%) SC Cleared
7 23 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.88%) HND
9 12 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.64%) CCIP
10 11 (0.64%) CCNA
11 10 (0.59%) CCNP
12 9 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (0.35%) HNC
14 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.12%) PhD
16 1 (0.059%) AAT
16 1 (0.059%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 711 (41.65%) QA
2 24 (1.41%) ISO 9001
2 24 (1.41%) TickIT
3 13 (0.76%) GAMP
4 7 (0.41%) SLA
5 4 (0.23%) DO-160
6 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.059%) WCAG
8 1 (0.059%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 26 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.11%) Firmware
4 11 (0.64%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.53%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.18%) XenApp
8 3 (0.18%) XenServer
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.12%) vSphere
10 1 (0.059%) KVM
10 1 (0.059%) Xen
10 1 (0.059%) NFS
Systems Management
1 85 (4.98%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.23%) Puppet
4 3 (0.18%) Opsview
5 2 (0.12%) Ansible
5 2 (0.12%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.059%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.059%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.059%) Nagios
Vendors
1 123 (7.21%) Microsoft
2 85 (4.98%) Oracle
3 66 (3.87%) HP
4 41 (2.40%) VMware
5 27 (1.58%) Cisco
6 16 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 14 (0.82%) Perforce
8 11 (0.64%) EMC
9 10 (0.59%) Adobe
10 9 (0.53%) T-Plan
10 9 (0.53%) TOWER Software
11 8 (0.47%) Citrix
12 7 (0.41%) Telerik
13 5 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.29%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.23%) MicroStrategy
14 4 (0.23%) Informatica
14 4 (0.23%) Fidessa
14 4 (0.23%) MKS
14 4 (0.23%) IBM
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 26k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday