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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 355 349 416
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 837 878 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.75% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.80% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 718 774 466
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 +29 792 £42,500 +6.25% 94
London -19 245 £50,000 +2.04% 20
South East +30 202 £41,000 +6.49% 28
Yorkshire +50 102 £35,000 +7.69% 8
East of England -25 89 £37,500 -6.25% 20
West Yorkshire +70 86 £40,000 +33.33% 7
City of London +11 73 £50,000 +2.04% 4
South West +4 70 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Hampshire +59 66 £41,500 +6.41% 9
Leeds +59 60 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Cambridgeshire -3 56 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Surrey +17 49 £55,000 +35.80% 4
Cambridge -5 45 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North West +24 42 £45,000 +60.71% 5
Manchester +26 35 £45,000 +63.63% 3
Berkshire -13 29 £40,000 +3.89% 5
West Midlands +2 24 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Scotland -25 23 £36,500 -2.66% 3
Southampton +20 22 £31,500 -25.88% 2
Hertfordshire +2 22 £27,500 -26.66% 2
Bristol -10 22 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 19 £32,500 -15.58% 1
East Midlands -8 17 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Somerset +15 15 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Milton Keynes -2 15 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Edinburgh -4 15 £36,500 +7.35% 2
Gloucestershire -14 14 £37,500 +7.14% 4
South Wales -43 14 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Wales -50 14 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Kent -1 13 £45,000 +50.00% 1

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 755 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (40.33%) Selenium
3 548 (39.54%) QA
4 532 (38.38%) Test Automation
5 475 (34.27%) Java
6 332 (23.95%) SQL
7 309 (22.29%) Degree
8 306 (22.08%) Test Scripting
9 276 (19.91%) Scrum
10 274 (19.77%) Python
11 273 (19.70%) C#
12 269 (19.41%) Finance
13 241 (17.39%) Linux
14 240 (17.32%) Automated Testing
15 236 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
16 232 (16.74%) WebDriver
17 225 (16.23%) Automation Testing
18 219 (15.80%) BDD
19 218 (15.73%) Software Testing
20 210 (15.15%) ISEB
21 209 (15.08%) Manual Testing
22 199 (14.36%) Cucumber
23 182 (13.13%) SDLC
23 182 (13.13%) Windows
24 175 (12.63%) JIRA
25 174 (12.55%) ISTQB
26 172 (12.41%) TDD
27 158 (11.40%) UNIX
28 157 (11.33%) Ruby
29 152 (10.97%) Regression Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (1.95%) WebLogic
2 23 (1.66%) Confluence
3 14 (1.01%) JBoss
4 12 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.43%) Node.js
7 5 (0.36%) Drupal
7 5 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.36%) CMS
8 4 (0.29%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.29%) Apache
9 2 (0.14%) WordPress
9 2 (0.14%) lighttpd
9 2 (0.14%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.072%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.072%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.072%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.072%) IIS
10 1 (0.072%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.072%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 42 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.37%) MS Office
3 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.22%) HipChat
6 1 (0.072%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) LabWindows
2 5 (0.36%) Temenos T24
2 5 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.52%) SaaS
2 14 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.072%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.73%) HTTP
1 24 (1.73%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.52%) Wireless
3 16 (1.15%) CTI
3 16 (1.15%) Internet
4 15 (1.08%) 3G
4 15 (1.08%) Broadband
5 13 (0.94%) Wireshark
6 10 (0.72%) MPLS
6 10 (0.72%) BGP
7 9 (0.65%) DVB
7 9 (0.65%) VPN
8 8 (0.58%) ZigBee
8 8 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (0.58%) IPv4
8 8 (0.58%) IPv6
8 8 (0.58%) LTE
8 8 (0.58%) 4G
9 7 (0.51%) Network Security
9 7 (0.51%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.67%) MySQL
3 25 (1.80%) Big Data
4 23 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 13 (0.94%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 12 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.51%) OLTP
11 5 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.36%) QlikView
12 3 (0.22%) DB2
12 3 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.14%) Redis
13 2 (0.14%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 559 (40.33%) Selenium
2 232 (16.74%) WebDriver
3 199 (14.36%) Cucumber
4 175 (12.63%) JIRA
5 115 (8.30%) JUnit
6 112 (8.08%) Jenkins
7 98 (7.07%) JMeter
8 97 (7.00%) HP UFT
9 75 (5.41%) Git (software)
10 64 (4.62%) LoadRunner
11 61 (4.40%) SoapUI
12 53 (3.82%) NUnit
13 51 (3.68%) FitNesse
14 49 (3.54%) Visual Studio
15 47 (3.39%) Subversion
16 40 (2.89%) WATIR
17 39 (2.81%) RSpec
18 38 (2.74%) SpecFlow
19 37 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
20 28 (2.02%) Maven
General
1 269 (19.41%) Finance
2 78 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 67 (4.83%) Banking
4 43 (3.10%) Electronics
5 31 (2.24%) Retail
6 29 (2.09%) Games
7 24 (1.73%) Marketing
8 20 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.37%) Law
10 16 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.01%) Legal
12 12 (0.87%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.72%) Automotive
14 9 (0.65%) Back Office
15 8 (0.58%) Military
15 8 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.22%) Front Office
18 3 (0.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (8.44%) Web Services
2 93 (6.71%) .NET
3 70 (5.05%) HTML
4 63 (4.55%) XML
5 53 (3.82%) REST
6 47 (3.39%) Gherkin
7 46 (3.32%) SOAP
8 36 (2.60%) CSS
9 32 (2.31%) RESTful
10 23 (1.66%) jQuery
11 19 (1.37%) Java EE
12 18 (1.30%) JSON
13 14 (1.01%) JMS
14 13 (0.94%) LAMP
15 11 (0.79%) CGI
15 11 (0.79%) J2EE
16 9 (0.65%) EJB
16 9 (0.65%) FIXML
16 9 (0.65%) Spring
16 9 (0.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.73%) Computer Science
2 115 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (5.99%) Mobile App
4 48 (3.46%) User Experience
5 30 (2.16%) Mathematics
6 23 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (1.66%) DTV
7 22 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.44%) N-Tier
9 18 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.15%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.01%) Physics
12 14 (1.01%) Statistics
13 12 (0.87%) Equities
13 12 (0.87%) GIS
13 12 (0.87%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.79%) Replication
15 10 (0.72%) Fixed Income
16 9 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 241 (17.39%) Linux
2 182 (13.13%) Windows
3 158 (11.40%) UNIX
4 107 (7.72%) Android
5 83 (5.99%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.94%) Solaris
6 13 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.87%) CentOS
8 11 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.29%) HPUX
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.14%) OpenWrt
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.14%) AIX
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 532 (38.38%) Test Automation
3 306 (22.08%) Test Scripting
4 276 (19.91%) Scrum
5 240 (17.32%) Automated Testing
6 236 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
7 225 (16.23%) Automation Testing
8 219 (15.80%) BDD
9 218 (15.73%) Software Testing
10 209 (15.08%) Manual Testing
11 182 (13.13%) SDLC
12 172 (12.41%) TDD
13 152 (10.97%) Regression Testing
14 134 (9.67%) Software Engineering
15 122 (8.80%) Performance Testing
16 111 (8.01%) Test Management
17 105 (7.58%) Test Strategy
18 100 (7.22%) Open Source
19 97 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
20 92 (6.64%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 475 (34.27%) Java
2 332 (23.95%) SQL
3 274 (19.77%) Python
4 273 (19.70%) C#
5 157 (11.33%) Ruby
6 123 (8.87%) C++
7 113 (8.15%) JavaScript
8 93 (6.71%) Perl
9 84 (6.06%) C
10 81 (5.84%) PHP
11 49 (3.54%) Bash Shell
12 26 (1.88%) Groovy
13 25 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 25 (1.80%) VB
14 24 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.37%) Tcl
16 16 (1.15%) VBScript
17 13 (0.94%) VBA
17 13 (0.94%) Korn
18 11 (0.79%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 309 (22.29%) Degree
2 210 (15.15%) ISEB
3 174 (12.55%) ISTQB
4 89 (6.42%) Security Cleared
5 84 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 71 (5.12%) SC Cleared
7 18 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.65%) HND
10 8 (0.58%) CCNP
11 7 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.43%) CCIP
13 4 (0.29%) CCNA
13 4 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.14%) HNC
15 1 (0.072%) MCAD
15 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.072%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 548 (39.54%) QA
2 7 (0.51%) SLA
3 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.14%) JTAG
4 2 (0.14%) WCAG
4 2 (0.14%) WAI
5 1 (0.072%) DICOM
System Software
1 16 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.65%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.58%) Firmware
4 8 (0.58%) Docker
5 6 (0.43%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.14%) KVM
8 1 (0.072%) NDS
8 1 (0.072%) XenServer
8 1 (0.072%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 70 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.79%) Puppet
3 9 (0.65%) WMI
4 6 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.22%) Graphite
5 3 (0.22%) Iperf
5 3 (0.22%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.14%) Nagios
6 2 (0.14%) Ansible
6 2 (0.14%) Salt
7 1 (0.072%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 92 (6.64%) Microsoft
2 66 (4.76%) Oracle
3 53 (3.82%) HP
4 35 (2.53%) VMware
5 29 (2.09%) Google
6 20 (1.44%) Perforce
6 20 (1.44%) Facebook
7 17 (1.23%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.01%) Cisco
9 12 (0.87%) ForgeRock
10 9 (0.65%) EMC
10 9 (0.65%) Tableau
11 8 (0.58%) GoldenSource
11 8 (0.58%) SAP
12 5 (0.36%) Apple
12 5 (0.36%) Green Hat
13 4 (0.29%) Remedy
13 4 (0.29%) Citrix
13 4 (0.29%) IBM
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + parking
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday