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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 446 341 419
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 545 921 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.78% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.82% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 451 795 510
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,514 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.82%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -100 498 £40,000 - 77
London -52 167 £47,500 -3.06% 28
South East -62 119 £40,000 +6.66% 16
East of England -42 66 £40,750 +1.87% 10
City of London +24 59 £50,750 +1.50% 9
Cambridgeshire -25 43 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Yorkshire -14 42 £35,000 +7.69% 3
South West -44 41 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Cambridge -17 33 £45,000 +19.20% 3
Hampshire +5 29 £40,000 +6.66% 2
North West +25 27 £36,750 +5.00% 5
Surrey -3 25 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Wales -20 22 £37,000 +12.12% 2
East Midlands -22 21 £36,000 +2.85% 2
Berkshire -38 20 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Bristol -23 19 £45,000 +12.50% 3
West Yorkshire -32 18 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Leeds +22 17 £35,000 -26.31% 2
South Wales -16 17 £37,000 +13.84% 2
Scotland +11 15 £42,500 +43.70% 7
Cheshire - 13 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire +24 12 £32,500 -
Manchester +23 12 £32,500 -5.79% 5
West Sussex +18 12 £25,000 -23.07% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 12 £32,250 -0.76%
Harrogate +9 11 £32,500 -
Cwmbran -9 11 £37,000 +16.99% 2
Torfaen -9 11 £37,000 +16.99% 2
Hertfordshire -12 11 £27,500 -35.29% 5
South Yorkshire - 11 £40,000 - 1

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 660 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (39.02%) QA
3 446 (36.95%) Test Automation
4 438 (36.29%) Selenium
5 421 (34.88%) Java
6 354 (29.33%) SQL
7 318 (26.35%) Degree
8 261 (21.62%) Finance
9 251 (20.80%) Scrum
10 248 (20.55%) Test Scripting
11 232 (19.22%) C#
12 213 (17.65%) Python
13 211 (17.48%) Linux
14 206 (17.07%) Software Testing
15 195 (16.16%) Software Engineering
16 191 (15.82%) Automated Testing
17 186 (15.41%) ISEB
18 185 (15.33%) Automation Testing
19 171 (14.17%) WebDriver
20 168 (13.92%) BDD
21 166 (13.75%) Cucumber
22 152 (12.59%) Manual Testing
23 149 (12.34%) Windows
24 141 (11.68%) Computer Science
25 137 (11.35%) UNIX
25 137 (11.35%) SDLC
26 136 (11.27%) JIRA
27 130 (10.77%) ISTQB
28 124 (10.27%) JavaScript
29 116 (9.61%) TDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (2.24%) Confluence
2 17 (1.41%) Node.js
3 12 (0.99%) Apache
4 9 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.58%) IIS
6 6 (0.50%) JBoss
6 6 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (0.33%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.25%) CMS
9 3 (0.25%) Drupal
10 2 (0.17%) Lync
10 2 (0.17%) lighttpd
10 2 (0.17%) WordPress
11 1 (0.083%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.083%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.083%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.083%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.083%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 34 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.07%) MS Office
3 11 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.083%) MS Project
4 1 (0.083%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.58%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.17%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.083%) Magento
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.82%) SaaS
2 19 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.33%) GitHub
6 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.17%) Office 365
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.57%) TCP/IP
2 24 (1.99%) Wireless
3 17 (1.41%) HTTP
4 16 (1.33%) Internet
5 15 (1.24%) 3G
6 14 (1.16%) LTE
7 13 (1.08%) Network Security
8 11 (0.91%) VPN
8 11 (0.91%) Wireshark
9 10 (0.83%) MPLS
10 8 (0.66%) 3GPP
11 7 (0.58%) LAN
11 7 (0.58%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.58%) DVB
11 7 (0.58%) 4G
12 6 (0.50%) Gigabit Ethernet
12 6 (0.50%) 2G
12 6 (0.50%) GSM
13 5 (0.41%) GPRS
13 5 (0.41%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.15%) MySQL
3 22 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 14 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 11 (0.91%) Big Data
7 10 (0.83%) Redis
8 9 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (0.58%) OLTP
10 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.50%) SSDT
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.50%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.50%) DB2
12 5 (0.41%) OLAP
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 438 (36.29%) Selenium
2 171 (14.17%) WebDriver
3 166 (13.75%) Cucumber
4 136 (11.27%) JIRA
5 94 (7.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 86 (7.13%) Jenkins
7 79 (6.55%) JUnit
8 71 (5.88%) Git (software)
9 65 (5.39%) JMeter
10 50 (4.14%) Subversion
11 47 (3.89%) SoapUI
12 45 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 39 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
14 37 (3.07%) Visual Studio
15 36 (2.98%) NUnit
16 35 (2.90%) Maven
17 34 (2.82%) Bugzilla
18 32 (2.65%) WATIR
19 28 (2.32%) Calabash
20 25 (2.07%) Eclipse
General
1 261 (21.62%) Finance
2 45 (3.73%) Electronics
3 40 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.23%) Banking
5 29 (2.40%) Games
6 23 (1.91%) Marketing
7 22 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.66%) Retail
8 20 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.41%) Legal
10 15 (1.24%) Law
11 12 (0.99%) Military
12 11 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.75%) Back Office
14 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.50%) Automotive
15 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.17%) Billing
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (9.44%) .NET
2 74 (6.13%) Web Services
3 64 (5.30%) HTML
4 59 (4.89%) XML
5 47 (3.89%) RESTful
6 40 (3.31%) Gherkin
7 27 (2.24%) CSS
8 21 (1.74%) REST
9 20 (1.66%) Spring
10 19 (1.57%) SOAP
11 17 (1.41%) Swing
12 16 (1.33%) jQuery
12 16 (1.33%) SWT
12 16 (1.33%) Struts
13 15 (1.24%) ASP.NET
14 14 (1.16%) .NET Framework
15 12 (0.99%) QuickFIX
15 12 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
16 11 (0.91%) LAMP
16 11 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 141 (11.68%) Computer Science
2 101 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (6.55%) Mobile App
4 47 (3.89%) User Experience
5 41 (3.40%) Mathematics
6 26 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (1.41%) GIS
9 16 (1.33%) Xbox
9 16 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.08%) W3C
10 13 (1.08%) Blog
11 12 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (0.99%) Physics
11 12 (0.99%) iPhone
11 12 (0.99%) DTV
12 11 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
13 10 (0.83%) Statistics
14 9 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 211 (17.48%) Linux
2 149 (12.34%) Windows
3 137 (11.35%) UNIX
4 85 (7.04%) Android
5 57 (4.72%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.99%) CentOS
10 11 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.41%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.17%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.17%) Solaris
14 2 (0.17%) VMS
15 1 (0.083%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (36.95%) Test Automation
3 251 (20.80%) Scrum
4 248 (20.55%) Test Scripting
5 206 (17.07%) Software Testing
6 195 (16.16%) Software Engineering
7 191 (15.82%) Automated Testing
8 185 (15.33%) Automation Testing
9 168 (13.92%) BDD
10 152 (12.59%) Manual Testing
11 137 (11.35%) SDLC
12 116 (9.61%) TDD
13 110 (9.11%) Regression Testing
14 109 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
15 101 (8.37%) Validation
16 99 (8.20%) Test Planning
17 97 (8.04%) Test Strategy
18 90 (7.46%) Performance Testing
18 90 (7.46%) Waterfall
19 79 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 421 (34.88%) Java
2 354 (29.33%) SQL
3 232 (19.22%) C#
4 213 (17.65%) Python
5 124 (10.27%) JavaScript
6 105 (8.70%) Ruby
7 104 (8.62%) Perl
8 101 (8.37%) C++
9 94 (7.79%) C
10 62 (5.14%) PHP
11 43 (3.56%) Bash Shell
12 30 (2.49%) T-SQL
12 30 (2.49%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.49%) Groovy
14 17 (1.41%) VBScript
15 14 (1.16%) VB
16 13 (1.08%) Korn
17 11 (0.91%) Delphi
18 10 (0.83%) Tcl
18 10 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 318 (26.35%) Degree
2 186 (15.41%) ISEB
3 130 (10.77%) ISTQB
4 67 (5.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 66 (5.47%) Security Cleared
6 45 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 28 (2.32%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.08%) HND
9 10 (0.83%) HNC
10 6 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.25%) CCNA
11 3 (0.25%) CCNP
11 3 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.17%) AAT
12 2 (0.17%) CCIP
13 1 (0.083%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.083%) MCAD
13 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 471 (39.02%) QA
2 13 (1.08%) WCAG
3 11 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.83%) JTAG
5 5 (0.41%) TickIT
6 3 (0.25%) SLA
6 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.17%) WAI
8 1 (0.083%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.083%) DO-254
System Software
1 19 (1.57%) Firmware
2 8 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.25%) Docker
6 2 (0.17%) KVM
6 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.083%) NDS
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.083%) XenApp
7 1 (0.083%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.66%) Puppet
3 3 (0.25%) WMI
4 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.17%) Iperf
4 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.083%) SCCM
5 1 (0.083%) Ansible
5 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (7.21%) Microsoft
2 41 (3.40%) Oracle
3 29 (2.40%) HP
3 29 (2.40%) Google
4 23 (1.91%) ForgeRock
5 21 (1.74%) Facebook
6 19 (1.57%) Perforce
7 17 (1.41%) VMware
8 13 (1.08%) Telelogic
9 11 (0.91%) EMC
9 11 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.75%) Cisco
11 6 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.33%) SAP
13 3 (0.25%) Compuware
13 3 (0.25%) TOWER Software
13 3 (0.25%) Apple
14 2 (0.17%) Green Hat
14 2 (0.17%) SOASTA, Inc
14 2 (0.17%) Panasonic
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 65,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, health
Posted: Yesterday
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Phasefocus
Salary: A competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus + 25 Days Holiday + Pension +
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £320.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago