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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 337 399 390
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 882 620 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.57% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.60% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 777 476 590
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,750 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +45 756 £40,000 - 115
London +91 296 £49,000 -2.00% 45
South East -10 171 £38,500 -3.75% 27
East of England +35 119 £40,000 +14.28% 17
City of London +40 92 £49,000 -6.66% 16
Cambridgeshire +43 84 £40,000 -7.51% 11
Cambridge +38 74 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Wales +52 62 £34,000 +4.61% 3
Berkshire +13 59 £38,500 -7.78% 8
Yorkshire -19 55 £32,500 -7.14% 12
Scotland +14 54 £37,500 - 4
South West -21 52 £37,500 +15.38% 4
South Wales +37 48 £32,500 - 3
Surrey -13 38 £42,750 +6.87% 5
East Midlands -3 36 £35,000 - 2
Reading +15 33 £41,500 -26.22% 2
Hampshire +11 28 £39,000 +14.70% 3
Glasgow +7 28 £37,500 - 2
West Yorkshire -41 26 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Leicestershire +9 21 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Bristol -3 21 £40,750 +8.66% 1
North West -14 20 £28,000 -6.66% 6
North Yorkshire - 20 £32,500 - 5
Newport +26 18 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Guildford +20 17 £32,500 -18.75% 2
West Midlands +4 17 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Cardiff - 17 £35,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 16 £38,500 +20.31% 3
Bedfordshire -1 16 £32,500 - 3
Harrogate - 16 £32,500 - 1

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 815 (44.29%) QA
2 569 (30.92%) Selenium
3 560 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 549 (29.84%) SQL
5 544 (29.57%) Test Automation
6 511 (27.77%) Java
7 467 (25.38%) Degree
8 444 (24.13%) C#
9 402 (21.85%) Automated Testing
10 380 (20.65%) Software Testing
11 372 (20.22%) Test Scripting
12 319 (17.34%) Python
13 318 (17.28%) ISEB
14 312 (16.96%) Regression Testing
15 310 (16.85%) Finance
16 283 (15.38%) .NET
17 268 (14.57%) Linux
18 264 (14.35%) Scrum
19 259 (14.08%) Windows
20 241 (13.10%) Automation Testing
21 230 (12.50%) ISTQB
22 229 (12.45%) Manual Testing
23 227 (12.34%) WebDriver
24 209 (11.36%) Ruby
25 207 (11.25%) BDD
26 201 (10.92%) Cucumber
27 195 (10.60%) XML
28 194 (10.54%) TDD
29 190 (10.33%) Test Strategy
30 178 (9.67%) JavaScript

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 27 (1.47%) IIS
2 24 (1.30%) Apache
3 19 (1.03%) CMS
4 14 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 14 (0.76%) Confluence
5 10 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.49%) ColdFusion
7 7 (0.38%) WordPress
8 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.27%) Lync
9 4 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.22%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.16%) Node.js
11 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.11%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.11%) SAS
12 1 (0.054%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.10%) MS Office
3 11 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.054%) MS Project
5 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.054%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.36%) SaaS
2 18 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.38%) Basecamp
6 5 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.054%) Trello
7 1 (0.054%) PaaS
7 1 (0.054%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.64%) Wireless
2 66 (3.59%) TCP/IP
3 60 (3.26%) Internet
4 50 (2.72%) HTTP
5 34 (1.85%) BGP
5 34 (1.85%) 4G
6 29 (1.58%) MPLS
6 29 (1.58%) SS7
7 25 (1.36%) Wireshark
8 24 (1.30%) LTE
9 21 (1.14%) SIGTRAN
10 20 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (1.03%) 3G
12 18 (0.98%) GPRS
12 18 (0.98%) Firewall
12 18 (0.98%) NAS
13 17 (0.92%) 2G
13 17 (0.92%) Bluetooth
14 15 (0.82%) Broadband
14 15 (0.82%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.15%) MySQL
3 36 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 20 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 13 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.49%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.33%) Big Data
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.27%) Redis
12 5 (0.27%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.27%) DB2
13 4 (0.22%) OLAP
13 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 569 (30.92%) Selenium
2 227 (12.34%) WebDriver
3 201 (10.92%) Cucumber
4 144 (7.83%) JIRA
5 118 (6.41%) Jenkins
6 116 (6.30%) QuickTest Pro
7 101 (5.49%) SoapUI
8 97 (5.27%) JUnit
9 60 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 59 (3.21%) Subversion
11 58 (3.15%) FitNesse
12 53 (2.88%) Visual Studio
13 47 (2.55%) Git (software)
13 47 (2.55%) Hudson
14 46 (2.50%) Ranorex
15 45 (2.45%) Bugzilla
16 39 (2.12%) Maven
17 38 (2.07%) SpecFlow
17 38 (2.07%) Behat
17 38 (2.07%) Calabash
General
1 310 (16.85%) Finance
2 106 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 73 (3.97%) Retail
4 61 (3.32%) Banking
5 47 (2.55%) Electronics
6 33 (1.79%) Games
7 30 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.47%) Military
8 27 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.36%) Multimedia
10 16 (0.87%) Marketing
11 15 (0.82%) Automotive
12 12 (0.65%) Law
13 9 (0.49%) Publishing
14 8 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.43%) Back Office
14 8 (0.43%) Welsh Language
15 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.33%) Advertising
16 5 (0.27%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (15.38%) .NET
2 195 (10.60%) XML
3 145 (7.88%) Web Services
4 132 (7.17%) SOAP
5 100 (5.43%) HTML
6 60 (3.26%) Gherkin
7 53 (2.88%) RESTful
8 48 (2.61%) .NET Framework
9 46 (2.50%) REST
10 39 (2.12%) ASP.NET
11 33 (1.79%) JSON
12 31 (1.68%) CSS
13 29 (1.58%) WCF
14 25 (1.36%) LINQ
15 22 (1.20%) Spring
16 16 (0.87%) Middleware
17 15 (0.82%) Ajax
17 15 (0.82%) HTML5
18 14 (0.76%) jQuery
19 12 (0.65%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 168 (9.13%) Computer Science
2 110 (5.98%) Mobile App
3 74 (4.02%) Open Source
4 45 (2.45%) Mathematics
5 42 (2.28%) Client/Server
6 31 (1.68%) Blackberry
7 27 (1.47%) Smartcard
7 27 (1.47%) Firmware
8 24 (1.30%) Biometrics
9 23 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
10 18 (0.98%) Video on Demand
11 15 (0.82%) iPad
11 15 (0.82%) Derivative
12 13 (0.71%) Digital Media
13 12 (0.65%) iPhone
13 12 (0.65%) EFT
13 12 (0.65%) DTV
13 12 (0.65%) Management Information System
14 10 (0.54%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 268 (14.57%) Linux
2 259 (14.08%) Windows
3 170 (9.24%) UNIX
4 124 (6.74%) Android
5 92 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.58%) Windows XP
7 27 (1.47%) Windows Vista
8 25 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (1.20%) Solaris
10 20 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.16%) CentOS
15 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.054%) bada
16 1 (0.054%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.054%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (29.57%) Test Automation
3 402 (21.85%) Automated Testing
4 380 (20.65%) Software Testing
5 372 (20.22%) Test Scripting
6 312 (16.96%) Regression Testing
7 264 (14.35%) Scrum
8 241 (13.10%) Automation Testing
9 229 (12.45%) Manual Testing
10 207 (11.25%) BDD
11 194 (10.54%) TDD
12 190 (10.33%) Test Strategy
13 159 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 159 (8.64%) Software Engineering
14 157 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
15 134 (7.28%) Performance Testing
16 131 (7.12%) Validation
17 128 (6.96%) Integration Testing
18 113 (6.14%) System Testing
19 105 (5.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 549 (29.84%) SQL
2 511 (27.77%) Java
3 444 (24.13%) C#
4 319 (17.34%) Python
5 209 (11.36%) Ruby
6 178 (9.67%) JavaScript
7 175 (9.51%) Perl
8 169 (9.18%) C++
9 159 (8.64%) PHP
10 113 (6.14%) C
11 64 (3.48%) Bash Shell
12 45 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 41 (2.23%) Tcl
14 36 (1.96%) Groovy
15 35 (1.90%) VB.NET
16 33 (1.79%) VBScript
17 23 (1.25%) Erlang
18 21 (1.14%) VB
18 21 (1.14%) Korn
19 19 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 467 (25.38%) Degree
2 318 (17.28%) ISEB
3 230 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 85 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (2.77%) Security Cleared
6 33 (1.79%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.71%) CCIP
8 13 (0.71%) HND
9 9 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 7 (0.38%) CCNP
10 7 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.33%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.33%) CCNA
11 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.16%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.16%) HNC
12 3 (0.16%) PhD
13 2 (0.11%) CISSP
13 2 (0.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 815 (44.29%) QA
2 26 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 24 (1.30%) TickIT
4 6 (0.33%) GAMP
5 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.22%) DO-160
6 3 (0.16%) SLA
7 1 (0.054%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.65%) VirtualBox
4 11 (0.60%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.27%) KVM
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.11%) vSphere
7 1 (0.054%) NFS
Systems Management
1 111 (6.03%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.27%) Puppet
3 4 (0.22%) Opsview
4 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.11%) Ansible
5 2 (0.11%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.054%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.054%) Nagios
Vendors
1 122 (6.63%) Microsoft
2 84 (4.57%) Oracle
3 64 (3.48%) HP
4 31 (1.68%) Cisco
5 28 (1.52%) VMware
6 14 (0.76%) EMC
7 12 (0.65%) Adobe
7 12 (0.65%) T-Plan
8 11 (0.60%) Perforce
8 11 (0.60%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.38%) Telerik
10 6 (0.33%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.33%) JBoss
10 6 (0.33%) Citrix
11 5 (0.27%) Progress
12 4 (0.22%) Acme Packet
13 3 (0.16%) MKS
13 3 (0.16%) SAP
13 3 (0.16%) IBM
13 3 (0.16%) MicroStrategy
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 29 minutes ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leicestershire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50 - £60 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28k - 33k per year
Posted: Yesterday