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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 327 418 399
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 935 595 670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.58% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 832 446 594
Average salary £40,000 £36,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% -5.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -10.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110403 102451 111873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.23% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90093 84743 95852
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 +60 805 £40,000 +6.66% 89
London +86 314 £49,000 -2.00% 30
South East +18 193 £38,500 +10.00% 18
East of England +37 127 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Cambridgeshire +51 86 £37,500 +6.38% 9
City of London +28 84 £49,500 -1.00% 12
Cambridge +51 76 £35,500 +0.70% 4
Wales +54 75 £34,000 +4.61% 4
Berkshire +43 71 £38,000 -26.57% 8
South West -22 65 £37,250 +14.61% 8
South Wales +46 56 £32,500 - 4
Yorkshire -12 48 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Scotland +10 45 £37,500 +15.38% 2
East Midlands +13 40 £35,000 - 2
Surrey -9 37 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Reading +24 36 £41,500 -27.82% 2
Hampshire +6 33 £39,000 +32.20%
West Yorkshire -41 32 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Leicestershire +19 27 £35,000 -
Glasgow +2 27 £37,500 - 1
Bristol -17 25 £42,500 +29.77% 1
Cardiff - 21 £33,000 - 1
Halifax - 19 £32,500 -
Newport +20 18 £32,000 -1.53% 1
North West -7 18 £28,000 -6.66% 5
Bracknell - 18 £32,500 - 1
Guildford +12 17 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Bedfordshire +8 17 £32,500 +18.18% 4
Kent +5 16 £35,750 +10.00% 2
West Midlands +4 16 £40,000 - 3

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 830 (44.31%) QA
2 612 (32.67%) Selenium
3 579 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
4 561 (29.95%) Test Automation
5 546 (29.15%) SQL
6 514 (27.44%) Java
7 459 (24.51%) Degree
8 441 (23.55%) C#
9 416 (22.21%) Automated Testing
10 391 (20.88%) Software Testing
11 387 (20.66%) Test Scripting
12 317 (16.92%) Python
13 301 (16.07%) Finance
14 300 (16.02%) ISEB
15 297 (15.86%) .NET
16 279 (14.90%) Windows
17 276 (14.74%) Linux
18 253 (13.51%) Scrum
19 237 (12.65%) WebDriver
20 234 (12.49%) Automation Testing
21 233 (12.44%) Manual Testing
22 222 (11.85%) ISTQB
23 220 (11.75%) Regression Testing
24 217 (11.59%) Cucumber
25 207 (11.05%) BDD
26 205 (10.95%) Ruby
27 203 (10.84%) TDD
28 188 (10.04%) Test Strategy
29 183 (9.77%) JavaScript
30 178 (9.50%) XML

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (1.39%) Apache
2 24 (1.28%) IIS
3 20 (1.07%) CMS
4 14 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 13 (0.69%) Confluence
6 12 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.48%) ColdFusion
7 9 (0.48%) WordPress
8 7 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.27%) Lync
9 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.21%) CloudStack
10 4 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.16%) Node.js
12 1 (0.053%) SAS
12 1 (0.053%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.053%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.053%) Drupal
12 1 (0.053%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 69 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.04%) MS Office
3 9 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.053%) MS Project
5 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.053%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.44%) SaaS
2 19 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.27%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.053%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 77 (4.11%) Wireless
2 55 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 54 (2.88%) Internet
4 45 (2.40%) HTTP
5 39 (2.08%) 4G
6 33 (1.76%) LTE
7 30 (1.60%) BGP
8 29 (1.55%) SS7
9 27 (1.44%) MPLS
10 24 (1.28%) GPRS
10 24 (1.28%) Wireshark
11 22 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (1.12%) SIGTRAN
13 20 (1.07%) UMTS
14 19 (1.01%) GSM
14 19 (1.01%) 3G
15 18 (0.96%) Bluetooth
16 16 (0.85%) 2G
16 16 (0.85%) Firewall
16 16 (0.85%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.42%) MySQL
3 35 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (1.07%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.69%) RDBMS
10 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.48%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.37%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.27%) Redis
14 5 (0.27%) Big Data
15 4 (0.21%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 612 (32.67%) Selenium
2 237 (12.65%) WebDriver
3 217 (11.59%) Cucumber
4 142 (7.58%) JIRA
5 117 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 112 (5.98%) Jenkins
7 110 (5.87%) SoapUI
8 103 (5.50%) JUnit
9 64 (3.42%) FitNesse
10 58 (3.10%) Visual Studio
11 57 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 55 (2.94%) Subversion
13 52 (2.78%) JBehave
14 51 (2.72%) Hudson
15 50 (2.67%) Calabash
16 48 (2.56%) Ranorex
17 45 (2.40%) Maven
18 43 (2.30%) Git (software)
19 41 (2.19%) Bugzilla
20 39 (2.08%) JMeter
General
1 301 (16.07%) Finance
2 109 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 76 (4.06%) Retail
4 75 (4.00%) Banking
5 42 (2.24%) Electronics
6 39 (2.08%) Games
7 30 (1.60%) Military
8 28 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.28%) Multimedia
11 18 (0.96%) Automotive
12 12 (0.64%) Law
13 11 (0.59%) Back Office
13 11 (0.59%) Marketing
14 9 (0.48%) Publishing
15 8 (0.43%) Advertising
16 7 (0.37%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.37%) Welsh Language
17 5 (0.27%) Online Betting
18 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (15.86%) .NET
2 178 (9.50%) XML
3 169 (9.02%) Web Services
4 158 (8.44%) SOAP
5 92 (4.91%) HTML
6 62 (3.31%) Gherkin
7 54 (2.88%) REST
8 52 (2.78%) .NET Framework
9 46 (2.46%) RESTful
10 43 (2.30%) ASP.NET
11 34 (1.82%) CSS
12 27 (1.44%) WCF
12 27 (1.44%) JSON
13 24 (1.28%) LINQ
14 21 (1.12%) Spring
15 17 (0.91%) Middleware
15 17 (0.91%) JSF
16 16 (0.85%) Ajax
16 16 (0.85%) jQuery
17 12 (0.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.58%) Computer Science
2 117 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 82 (4.38%) Open Source
4 50 (2.67%) Mathematics
5 45 (2.40%) Blackberry
6 40 (2.14%) Client/Server
7 28 (1.49%) Firmware
8 27 (1.44%) Smartcard
9 24 (1.28%) Biometrics
10 23 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
10 23 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.80%) EFT
11 15 (0.80%) iPad
12 14 (0.75%) Digital Media
12 14 (0.75%) Video on Demand
12 14 (0.75%) Derivative
13 13 (0.69%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.69%) iPhone
14 10 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
14 10 (0.53%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 279 (14.90%) Windows
2 276 (14.74%) Linux
3 162 (8.65%) UNIX
4 139 (7.42%) Android
5 105 (5.61%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.55%) Windows XP
7 27 (1.44%) Windows Vista
8 25 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 22 (1.17%) Solaris
11 8 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.27%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.053%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.053%) CentOS
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.053%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (29.95%) Test Automation
3 416 (22.21%) Automated Testing
4 391 (20.88%) Software Testing
5 387 (20.66%) Test Scripting
6 253 (13.51%) Scrum
7 234 (12.49%) Automation Testing
8 233 (12.44%) Manual Testing
9 220 (11.75%) Regression Testing
10 207 (11.05%) BDD
11 203 (10.84%) TDD
12 188 (10.04%) Test Strategy
13 160 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
14 157 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
15 151 (8.06%) Software Engineering
16 134 (7.15%) Integration Testing
17 133 (7.10%) Performance Testing
18 124 (6.62%) Validation
19 123 (6.57%) System Testing
20 114 (6.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 546 (29.15%) SQL
2 514 (27.44%) Java
3 441 (23.55%) C#
4 317 (16.92%) Python
5 205 (10.95%) Ruby
6 183 (9.77%) JavaScript
7 166 (8.86%) Perl
8 165 (8.81%) PHP
9 160 (8.54%) C++
10 107 (5.71%) C
11 58 (3.10%) Bash Shell
12 42 (2.24%) VB.NET
13 37 (1.98%) Shell Script
13 37 (1.98%) Tcl
14 33 (1.76%) Groovy
15 29 (1.55%) VBScript
16 27 (1.44%) Erlang
17 21 (1.12%) Scala
18 19 (1.01%) Korn
19 17 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 459 (24.51%) Degree
2 300 (16.02%) ISEB
3 222 (11.85%) ISTQB
4 84 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 57 (3.04%) Security Cleared
6 40 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 16 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.64%) HND
9 11 (0.59%) CCIP
10 8 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.37%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.37%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.27%) CCNP
14 4 (0.21%) CCNA
15 3 (0.16%) HNC
15 3 (0.16%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.11%) GPEN
16 2 (0.11%) OSCP
16 2 (0.11%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 830 (44.31%) QA
2 27 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 25 (1.33%) TickIT
4 4 (0.21%) DO-160
4 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.16%) SLA
5 3 (0.16%) GAMP
6 1 (0.053%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.053%) WCAG
6 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.59%) VMware ESX
4 10 (0.53%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.27%) KVM
6 2 (0.11%) vSphere
6 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 121 (6.46%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.21%) Opsview
3 3 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.053%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.053%) Ansible
4 1 (0.053%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 133 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 80 (4.27%) Oracle
3 67 (3.58%) HP
4 31 (1.66%) VMware
5 29 (1.55%) Cisco
6 15 (0.80%) EMC
7 10 (0.53%) T-Plan
7 10 (0.53%) Adobe
8 9 (0.48%) Perforce
9 8 (0.43%) Citrix
10 7 (0.37%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.37%) Telerik
11 6 (0.32%) JBoss
12 5 (0.27%) Progress
13 4 (0.21%) Acme Packet
13 4 (0.21%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.21%) IBM
14 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.16%) MKS
15 2 (0.11%) ForgeRock
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum
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Bedfordshire
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Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
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Salary: £32000 to £38000 per annum
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