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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 346 417 397
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 850 590 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.55% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 747 478 577
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,550 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +41 737 £40,000 - 92
London +83 291 £47,500 -2.56% 21
South East -2 172 £38,500 -3.75% 26
East of England +9 115 £40,000 +11.11% 13
City of London +62 96 £49,000 -6.66% 8
Cambridgeshire +34 82 £40,000 -3.61% 10
Cambridge +22 70 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Berkshire +31 61 £38,500 -3.75% 11
Yorkshire -10 54 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Wales +46 52 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Scotland +17 50 £37,500 - 4
South West -36 45 £36,000 +10.76% 7
South Wales +44 43 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Surrey -14 33 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Reading +15 32 £37,500 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +9 30 £35,000 - 6
North Yorkshire +6 25 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Glasgow +11 24 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Hampshire +8 23 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Hertfordshire -1 23 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £38,500 +6.94% 1
North West -26 21 £29,500 -1.66% 8
Kent +17 19 £30,000 - 4
Bristol -7 19 £39,000 +4.00% 2
Cardiff - 19 £35,000 -
Guildford +19 18 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Harrogate - 18 £32,500 -
Leicestershire +10 17 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Edinburgh +3 17 £34,000 +15.25% 2
West Midlands -19 16 £40,000 +14.28% 3

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 868 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 759 (42.35%) QA
3 561 (31.31%) SQL
4 525 (29.30%) Selenium
5 519 (28.96%) Test Automation
6 507 (28.29%) Java
7 451 (25.17%) Degree
8 441 (24.61%) C#
9 404 (22.54%) Automated Testing
10 359 (20.03%) Software Testing
11 353 (19.70%) Test Scripting
12 330 (18.42%) Finance
13 309 (17.24%) ISEB
14 301 (16.80%) Python
15 288 (16.07%) Regression Testing
16 276 (15.40%) Windows
17 269 (15.01%) .NET
17 269 (15.01%) Scrum
18 265 (14.79%) Manual Testing
19 257 (14.34%) Linux
20 245 (13.67%) Automation Testing
21 222 (12.39%) ISTQB
22 220 (12.28%) BDD
22 220 (12.28%) WebDriver
23 217 (12.11%) Ruby
24 205 (11.44%) XML
25 197 (10.99%) TDD
26 192 (10.71%) Cucumber
27 186 (10.38%) Test Strategy
28 181 (10.10%) C++

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (1.79%) IIS
2 21 (1.17%) Apache
3 20 (1.12%) CMS
4 13 (0.73%) WebLogic
4 13 (0.73%) Confluence
5 9 (0.50%) ColdFusion
5 9 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.39%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.33%) WordPress
8 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.28%) SAS
8 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.11%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.11%) Lync
11 2 (0.11%) Node.js
12 1 (0.056%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.056%) CloudStack
Applications
1 69 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 58 (3.24%) MS Office
3 10 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.056%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.45%) SaaS
2 18 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.61%) Basecamp
5 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.22%) GitHub
7 2 (0.11%) Trello
7 2 (0.11%) PaaS
7 2 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 77 (4.30%) TCP/IP
2 63 (3.52%) Internet
3 53 (2.96%) HTTP
4 48 (2.68%) Wireless
5 32 (1.79%) BGP
6 29 (1.62%) 4G
7 28 (1.56%) MPLS
7 28 (1.56%) SS7
8 27 (1.51%) Wireshark
9 21 (1.17%) SIGTRAN
10 18 (1.00%) NAS
10 18 (1.00%) Firewall
11 16 (0.89%) 3G
11 16 (0.89%) Broadband
12 15 (0.84%) LTE
13 14 (0.78%) 2G
14 12 (0.67%) SAN
15 11 (0.61%) GPRS
15 11 (0.61%) SMTP
15 11 (0.61%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.24%) MySQL
3 40 (2.23%) Relational Database
4 32 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (1.73%) Oracle Database
6 26 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (0.50%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.39%) Big Data
13 5 (0.28%) Redis
13 5 (0.28%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.22%) DB2
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.17%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 525 (29.30%) Selenium
2 220 (12.28%) WebDriver
3 192 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 145 (8.09%) JIRA
5 122 (6.81%) Jenkins
6 116 (6.47%) QuickTest Pro
7 98 (5.47%) JUnit
8 92 (5.13%) SoapUI
9 69 (3.85%) Subversion
10 61 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 57 (3.18%) Git (software)
12 49 (2.73%) Visual Studio
13 48 (2.68%) Bugzilla
13 48 (2.68%) FitNesse
14 42 (2.34%) SpecFlow
14 42 (2.34%) Behat
15 41 (2.29%) Hudson
15 41 (2.29%) JBehave
16 40 (2.23%) Ranorex
17 39 (2.18%) Calabash
General
1 330 (18.42%) Finance
2 99 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 69 (3.85%) Retail
4 53 (2.96%) Banking
5 46 (2.57%) Electronics
6 33 (1.84%) Games
7 28 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.28%) Military
9 22 (1.23%) Multimedia
10 21 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.17%) Marketing
11 11 (0.61%) Law
12 10 (0.56%) Automotive
13 9 (0.50%) Publishing
14 8 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.45%) Welsh Language
15 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.33%) Back Office
17 5 (0.28%) Advertising
18 4 (0.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (15.01%) .NET
2 205 (11.44%) XML
3 141 (7.87%) Web Services
4 112 (6.25%) HTML
5 106 (5.92%) SOAP
6 67 (3.74%) RESTful
7 65 (3.63%) Gherkin
8 43 (2.40%) REST
9 40 (2.23%) .NET Framework
10 38 (2.12%) ASP.NET
11 36 (2.01%) CSS
12 34 (1.90%) JSON
13 33 (1.84%) WCF
14 27 (1.51%) LINQ
15 21 (1.17%) Spring
16 19 (1.06%) HTML5
17 16 (0.89%) Ajax
17 16 (0.89%) J2EE
18 15 (0.84%) jQuery
19 14 (0.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.60%) Computer Science
2 149 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (6.70%) Mobile App
4 81 (4.52%) Open Source
5 53 (2.96%) User Experience
6 38 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 36 (2.01%) Mathematics
8 33 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.45%) Smartcard
10 24 (1.34%) Blackberry
10 24 (1.34%) Biometrics
10 24 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
11 21 (1.17%) Firmware
12 19 (1.06%) Video on Demand
13 15 (0.84%) STB
14 14 (0.78%) Derivative
14 14 (0.78%) DTV
15 12 (0.67%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.67%) iPad
15 12 (0.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 276 (15.40%) Windows
2 257 (14.34%) Linux
3 176 (9.82%) UNIX
4 104 (5.80%) Android
5 81 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.79%) Windows XP
7 28 (1.56%) Windows Vista
8 26 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.23%) Solaris
11 16 (0.89%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.28%) CentOS
16 4 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.11%) openSUSE
18 1 (0.056%) bada
18 1 (0.056%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 868 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (28.96%) Test Automation
3 404 (22.54%) Automated Testing
4 359 (20.03%) Software Testing
5 353 (19.70%) Test Scripting
6 288 (16.07%) Regression Testing
7 269 (15.01%) Scrum
8 265 (14.79%) Manual Testing
9 245 (13.67%) Automation Testing
10 220 (12.28%) BDD
11 197 (10.99%) TDD
12 186 (10.38%) Test Strategy
13 175 (9.77%) Software Engineering
14 151 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
15 142 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
16 134 (7.48%) Validation
17 128 (7.14%) Performance Testing
18 116 (6.47%) Integration Testing
19 109 (6.08%) E-Commerce
20 104 (5.80%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 561 (31.31%) SQL
2 507 (28.29%) Java
3 441 (24.61%) C#
4 301 (16.80%) Python
5 217 (12.11%) Ruby
6 181 (10.10%) C++
7 176 (9.82%) JavaScript
8 166 (9.26%) Perl
9 152 (8.48%) PHP
10 114 (6.36%) C
11 64 (3.57%) Bash Shell
12 45 (2.51%) Shell Script
13 38 (2.12%) Groovy
14 36 (2.01%) Tcl
15 34 (1.90%) VBScript
16 29 (1.62%) VB.NET
17 23 (1.28%) Korn
18 22 (1.23%) Erlang
19 20 (1.12%) F#
20 18 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 451 (25.17%) Degree
2 309 (17.24%) ISEB
3 222 (12.39%) ISTQB
4 88 (4.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 60 (3.35%) Security Cleared
6 38 (2.12%) SC Cleared
7 21 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.89%) HND
9 14 (0.78%) CCIP
10 11 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 10 (0.56%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.50%) CCNP
13 6 (0.33%) CCNA
14 5 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.28%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.17%) CISSP
15 3 (0.17%) HNC
15 3 (0.17%) PhD
15 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.11%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 759 (42.35%) QA
2 24 (1.34%) ISO 9001
2 24 (1.34%) TickIT
3 10 (0.56%) GAMP
4 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.28%) SLA
6 4 (0.22%) DO-160
7 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.056%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.67%) VirtualBox
4 11 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.11%) KVM
5 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.056%) NFS
Systems Management
1 88 (4.91%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.28%) Puppet
3 4 (0.22%) Opsview
4 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.11%) Ansible
5 2 (0.11%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.056%) Nagios
6 1 (0.056%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.056%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 114 (6.36%) Microsoft
2 85 (4.74%) Oracle
3 69 (3.85%) HP
4 31 (1.73%) Cisco
5 29 (1.62%) VMware
6 13 (0.73%) Perforce
6 13 (0.73%) Red Hat
6 13 (0.73%) Adobe
7 12 (0.67%) T-Plan
8 10 (0.56%) EMC
9 8 (0.45%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.39%) Telerik
11 5 (0.28%) JBoss
11 5 (0.28%) Progress
12 4 (0.22%) SAP
12 4 (0.22%) IBM
12 4 (0.22%) Informatica
12 4 (0.22%) TOWER Software
12 4 (0.22%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.17%) Huawei
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Extensive benefits to include longer
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
ao.com
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Negotiable dependant on Experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent package and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday