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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 436 347 394
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 598 925 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.77% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.82% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 470 778 577
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%

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
104431 113016 104618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.61% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 85383 91912 87037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £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 4 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 4 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 -95 551 £40,000 - 80
London -65 168 £45,000 -5.26% 23
South East -33 137 £38,500 +2.66% 23
East of England -41 81 £42,500 +6.25% 18
City of London +17 63 £52,500 +7.14% 8
Cambridgeshire -19 59 £43,750 +9.37% 13
South West -25 52 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Cambridge -22 50 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Yorkshire -33 47 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Berkshire -14 39 £37,000 +5.71% 7
North West +22 35 £35,000 - 6
Hampshire +14 35 £45,000 +44.00% 2
Bristol -10 31 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Surrey -11 22 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Cheshire +15 18 £37,500 +18.11% 1
West Yorkshire -65 18 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Scotland +18 17 £37,500 +25.00% 11
Leeds -5 17 £35,000 -1.40% 1
East Midlands -29 17 £36,000 -4.00% 3
West Sussex +14 15 £27,500 +17.02% 2
Wales -5 15 £36,000 +10.76%
Horsham - 13 £26,250 -
Gloucestershire -12 12 £28,500 -25.00%
Reading -27 12 £43,900 +2.69% 4
West Midlands -33 12 £28,750 -28.12% 1
North Yorkshire - 12 £32,500 -
South Yorkshire - 12 £38,250 - 1
Sheffield - 12 £38,250 - 1
Harrogate - 11 £32,500 -
Chester - 11 £40,000 - 1

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 698 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
2 511 (40.24%) QA
3 454 (35.75%) Test Automation
4 443 (34.88%) Selenium
5 429 (33.78%) Java
6 399 (31.42%) SQL
7 324 (25.51%) Degree
8 273 (21.50%) Finance
9 264 (20.79%) C#
10 252 (19.84%) Test Scripting
11 244 (19.21%) Scrum
12 236 (18.58%) Software Testing
13 226 (17.80%) Automated Testing
14 215 (16.93%) Software Engineering
15 211 (16.61%) Python
16 207 (16.30%) Linux
17 206 (16.22%) ISEB
18 195 (15.35%) Automation Testing
19 183 (14.41%) WebDriver
20 179 (14.09%) Windows
21 170 (13.39%) Cucumber
22 168 (13.23%) BDD
23 162 (12.76%) Computer Science
24 160 (12.60%) Manual Testing
25 149 (11.73%) UNIX
26 141 (11.10%) JIRA
27 138 (10.87%) ISTQB
28 137 (10.79%) JavaScript
29 127 (10.00%) .NET
30 121 (9.53%) Analytical Skills

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 24 (1.89%) Confluence
2 17 (1.34%) Node.js
3 15 (1.18%) Apache
4 10 (0.79%) IIS
5 6 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
6 5 (0.39%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.16%) WordPress
9 2 (0.16%) JBoss
9 2 (0.16%) Lync
10 1 (0.079%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.079%) CMS
10 1 (0.079%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.079%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.079%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.079%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.079%) Drupal
Applications
1 37 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.28%) MS Office
3 10 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.079%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.079%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.079%) Simulink
4 1 (0.079%) MS Project
4 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.079%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.079%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 9 (0.71%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.16%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.079%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.97%) SaaS
2 19 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.39%) GitHub
6 2 (0.16%) Office 365
7 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.079%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.079%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.65%) Wireless
3 20 (1.57%) Internet
4 17 (1.34%) 3G
5 15 (1.18%) HTTP
6 13 (1.02%) MPLS
6 13 (1.02%) Wireshark
7 12 (0.94%) LTE
8 11 (0.87%) Broadband
8 11 (0.87%) Network Security
9 9 (0.71%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.63%) 3GPP
11 7 (0.55%) ICMP
11 7 (0.55%) BGP
11 7 (0.55%) LAN
11 7 (0.55%) VPN
11 7 (0.55%) Gigabit Ethernet
12 6 (0.47%) 4G
13 5 (0.39%) RTP
13 5 (0.39%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.83%) MySQL
3 25 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.42%) NoSQL
5 15 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.79%) Big Data
7 10 (0.79%) MongoDB
8 9 (0.71%) Redis
8 9 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.63%) DB2
9 8 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (0.55%) SSDT
10 7 (0.55%) OLAP
10 7 (0.55%) OLTP
11 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 443 (34.88%) Selenium
2 183 (14.41%) WebDriver
3 170 (13.39%) Cucumber
4 141 (11.10%) JIRA
5 104 (8.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 78 (6.14%) Jenkins
6 78 (6.14%) Git (software)
7 73 (5.75%) JUnit
8 70 (5.51%) JMeter
9 65 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 63 (4.96%) SoapUI
11 52 (4.09%) Subversion
11 52 (4.09%) Bugzilla
12 42 (3.31%) NUnit
13 41 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
14 38 (2.99%) Visual Studio
15 33 (2.60%) LoadRunner
16 32 (2.52%) Calabash
17 30 (2.36%) Maven
18 28 (2.20%) WATIR
General
1 273 (21.50%) Finance
2 50 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.31%) Banking
4 41 (3.23%) Electronics
5 39 (3.07%) Games
6 25 (1.97%) Marketing
7 22 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.73%) Retail
8 18 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.26%) Law
10 15 (1.18%) Legal
11 14 (1.10%) Military
12 12 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.71%) Back Office
14 8 (0.63%) Automotive
15 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.24%) Billing
16 3 (0.24%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (10.00%) .NET
2 100 (7.87%) Web Services
3 71 (5.59%) XML
4 70 (5.51%) HTML
5 55 (4.33%) RESTful
6 43 (3.39%) Gherkin
7 34 (2.68%) CSS
8 33 (2.60%) SOAP
9 30 (2.36%) REST
10 20 (1.57%) Spring
11 19 (1.50%) WCF
11 19 (1.50%) .NET Framework
12 18 (1.42%) jQuery
12 18 (1.42%) Swing
13 17 (1.34%) Struts
13 17 (1.34%) SWT
14 16 (1.26%) ASP.NET
15 15 (1.18%) J2EE
16 14 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
17 12 (0.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 162 (12.76%) Computer Science
2 121 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (7.09%) Mobile App
4 79 (6.22%) Open Source
5 47 (3.70%) Mathematics
6 43 (3.39%) User Experience
7 32 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
9 18 (1.42%) Cryptography
9 18 (1.42%) GIS
10 17 (1.34%) Xbox
11 14 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
12 13 (1.02%) W3C
12 13 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.02%) Blog
13 12 (0.94%) Physics
13 12 (0.94%) iPhone
13 12 (0.94%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 207 (16.30%) Linux
2 179 (14.09%) Windows
3 149 (11.73%) UNIX
4 92 (7.24%) Android
5 57 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.42%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.71%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
11 8 (0.63%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.47%) CentOS
12 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.31%) Solaris
14 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.24%) AIX
15 2 (0.16%) VMS
15 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 698 (54.96%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (35.75%) Test Automation
3 252 (19.84%) Test Scripting
4 244 (19.21%) Scrum
5 236 (18.58%) Software Testing
6 226 (17.80%) Automated Testing
7 215 (16.93%) Software Engineering
8 195 (15.35%) Automation Testing
9 168 (13.23%) BDD
10 160 (12.60%) Manual Testing
11 119 (9.37%) TDD
12 118 (9.29%) Validation
12 118 (9.29%) Test Planning
13 116 (9.13%) Test Strategy
14 115 (9.06%) Regression Testing
15 105 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
16 101 (7.95%) Waterfall
17 85 (6.69%) Performance Testing
18 82 (6.46%) User Acceptance Testing
19 70 (5.51%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 429 (33.78%) Java
2 399 (31.42%) SQL
3 264 (20.79%) C#
4 211 (16.61%) Python
5 137 (10.79%) JavaScript
6 109 (8.58%) Perl
7 108 (8.50%) C
8 106 (8.35%) Ruby
9 104 (8.19%) C++
10 62 (4.88%) PHP
11 39 (3.07%) Bash Shell
12 30 (2.36%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.89%) Groovy
13 24 (1.89%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.34%) VBScript
15 14 (1.10%) Delphi
16 13 (1.02%) VB
16 13 (1.02%) Tcl
17 11 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.71%) Korn
Qualifications
1 324 (25.51%) Degree
2 206 (16.22%) ISEB
3 138 (10.87%) ISTQB
4 72 (5.67%) Security Cleared
5 65 (5.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 48 (3.78%) SC Cleared
7 31 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.02%) HND
9 11 (0.87%) HNC
10 8 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.47%) CCNP
12 6 (0.47%) CCIP
13 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.16%) CCNA
14 2 (0.16%) MCAD
14 2 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.16%) AAT
15 1 (0.079%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 511 (40.24%) QA
2 15 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 13 (1.02%) WCAG
4 9 (0.71%) JTAG
5 8 (0.63%) TickIT
6 3 (0.24%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.24%) DO-254
6 3 (0.24%) SLA
6 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) WAI
7 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 16 (1.26%) Firmware
2 9 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.24%) vSphere
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.16%) KVM
6 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.079%) XenApp
7 1 (0.079%) NDS
Systems Management
1 29 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.24%) Iperf
3 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.079%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.079%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.079%) SCCM
Vendors
1 104 (8.19%) Microsoft
2 46 (3.62%) Oracle
3 34 (2.68%) HP
4 31 (2.44%) Google
5 22 (1.73%) ForgeRock
5 22 (1.73%) Facebook
6 21 (1.65%) VMware
7 16 (1.26%) Perforce
8 13 (1.02%) Cisco
8 13 (1.02%) Telelogic
9 11 (0.87%) EMC
10 7 (0.55%) IBM
11 6 (0.47%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.31%) SAP
12 4 (0.31%) Citrix
13 3 (0.24%) Apple
13 3 (0.24%) TOWER Software
13 3 (0.24%) Compuware
13 3 (0.24%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.16%) Hyland
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £70,000
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Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £70,000
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
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Hertfordshire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Worcestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Surrey
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
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West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
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Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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