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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 396 376 325
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 662 701 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.68% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.72% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 589 549 731
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 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 January 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 30 January 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 -8 637 £40,000 - 105
London -11 202 £47,500 - 35
South East +19 173 £35,000 -17.64% 23
East of England 0 130 £40,000 -3.61% 21
Cambridgeshire +17 101 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Cambridge +21 89 £40,000 +8.84% 10
Berkshire +10 61 £37,250 -0.66% 8
South West -8 46 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Surrey +6 42 £37,500 -16.66% 5
City of London +3 40 £50,000 - 14
Hampshire -4 33 £26,500 -11.66% 4
North West -31 29 £32,500 - 1
Bristol -12 26 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire -23 24 £32,500 -2.25% 1
Reading - 24 £19,000 - 3
Manchester -21 21 £33,000 +11.86%
East Midlands +1 19 £32,500 +4.83% 2
West Midlands -21 19 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Scotland -3 16 £36,000 -24.21% 6
Hertfordshire -30 15 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Bracknell -10 14 £40,000 +48.14% 3
West Sussex -4 13 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 12 £40,000 +26.98% 2
Leicestershire +14 11 £40,000 +23.07%
West Yorkshire -29 11 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Bolton +11 9 £33,000 +40.42%
South Yorkshire +4 9 £37,000 +23.33%
Sheffield +2 9 £37,000 +23.33%
Southampton -3 9 £26,500 -11.66%
Leeds -13 9 £30,000 -14.28%

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 728 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (39.68%) QA
3 546 (38.21%) SQL
4 438 (30.65%) Selenium
5 435 (30.44%) Java
6 418 (29.25%) Test Automation
7 393 (27.50%) Degree
8 351 (24.56%) C#
9 309 (21.62%) Automated Testing
10 305 (21.34%) Software Testing
11 302 (21.13%) Finance
12 264 (18.47%) Windows
12 264 (18.47%) Test Scripting
13 251 (17.56%) Linux
14 246 (17.21%) Scrum
15 230 (16.10%) Software Engineering
15 230 (16.10%) Automation Testing
16 226 (15.82%) Python
17 224 (15.68%) ISEB
18 210 (14.70%) BDD
19 202 (14.14%) Computer Science
20 196 (13.72%) WebDriver
21 182 (12.74%) Manual Testing
22 172 (12.04%) TDD
23 169 (11.83%) UNIX
24 168 (11.76%) ISTQB
25 167 (11.69%) Regression Testing
26 166 (11.62%) .NET
26 166 (11.62%) Cucumber
27 156 (10.92%) JIRA

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (1.82%) Confluence
2 19 (1.33%) IIS
3 18 (1.26%) Apache
4 10 (0.70%) CMS
5 9 (0.63%) Node.js
6 8 (0.56%) SAS
7 7 (0.49%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
10 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.21%) JBoss
11 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.14%) WordPress
13 1 (0.070%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.070%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.070%) TIBCO EMS
13 1 (0.070%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.070%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 60 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.80%) MS Office
3 6 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) Simulink
5 2 (0.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.070%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.070%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.14%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.070%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.82%) SaaS
2 12 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.42%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.35%) GitHub
6 3 (0.21%) Office 365
6 3 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 83 (5.81%) TCP/IP
2 34 (2.38%) Internet
3 28 (1.96%) HTTP
4 21 (1.47%) Wireless
4 21 (1.47%) MPLS
5 18 (1.26%) Broadband
6 17 (1.19%) Wireshark
7 14 (0.98%) BGP
7 14 (0.98%) Ethernet
8 12 (0.84%) VoIP
8 12 (0.84%) WAN
8 12 (0.84%) LTE
9 11 (0.77%) iSCSI
9 11 (0.77%) VPN
9 11 (0.77%) 3G
10 10 (0.70%) LAN
11 9 (0.63%) Network Security
12 8 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (0.49%) GPRS
13 7 (0.49%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.29%) MySQL
3 42 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (1.26%) NoSQL
5 18 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (0.70%) MongoDB
8 9 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (0.63%) Big Data
8 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.56%) Redis
9 8 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (0.56%) SSDT
10 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.35%) OLAP
12 4 (0.28%) DB2
13 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 438 (30.65%) Selenium
2 196 (13.72%) WebDriver
3 166 (11.62%) Cucumber
4 156 (10.92%) JIRA
5 137 (9.59%) QuickTest Pro
6 98 (6.86%) Jenkins
7 93 (6.51%) Git (software)
8 80 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 70 (4.90%) SoapUI
10 67 (4.69%) JUnit
11 60 (4.20%) JMeter
12 56 (3.92%) Subversion
13 54 (3.78%) Bugzilla
14 41 (2.87%) Visual Studio
15 40 (2.80%) TeamCity
15 40 (2.80%) SpecFlow
16 38 (2.66%) NUnit
17 36 (2.52%) JBehave
18 34 (2.38%) Calabash
19 30 (2.10%) LoadRunner
General
1 302 (21.13%) Finance
2 60 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.43%) Games
4 43 (3.01%) Banking
4 43 (3.01%) Electronics
5 30 (2.10%) Retail
6 24 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.54%) Marketing
8 16 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.98%) Automotive
10 13 (0.91%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.84%) Legal
12 11 (0.77%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.42%) Law
13 6 (0.42%) Military
14 5 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.28%) Avionics
16 3 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (11.62%) .NET
2 135 (9.45%) XML
3 115 (8.05%) Web Services
4 111 (7.77%) HTML
5 66 (4.62%) RESTful
6 51 (3.57%) SOAP
7 43 (3.01%) CSS
8 36 (2.52%) REST
9 34 (2.38%) Gherkin
10 31 (2.17%) J2EE
11 26 (1.82%) WCF
11 26 (1.82%) ASP.NET
12 19 (1.33%) .NET Framework
12 19 (1.33%) jQuery
13 17 (1.19%) HTML5
14 13 (0.91%) LINQ
15 12 (0.84%) JSON
16 10 (0.70%) Ajax
16 10 (0.70%) LAMP
16 10 (0.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 202 (14.14%) Computer Science
2 145 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (6.23%) Mobile App
4 63 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
5 61 (4.27%) Mathematics
6 58 (4.06%) Open Source
7 51 (3.57%) User Experience
8 34 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
9 26 (1.82%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.61%) Cryptography
11 21 (1.47%) GIS
12 20 (1.40%) Smartcard
13 18 (1.26%) Management Information System
14 17 (1.19%) Biometrics
15 12 (0.84%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.77%) Replication
17 10 (0.70%) DTV
17 10 (0.70%) Online Games
17 10 (0.70%) Video on Demand
18 9 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 264 (18.47%) Windows
2 251 (17.56%) Linux
3 169 (11.83%) UNIX
4 51 (3.57%) Android
5 38 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.61%) Windows XP
8 22 (1.54%) Windows 7
9 21 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (1.26%) Windows Vista
11 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.63%) CentOS
12 9 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.35%) openSUSE
13 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.28%) Solaris
14 4 (0.28%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 728 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 418 (29.25%) Test Automation
3 309 (21.62%) Automated Testing
4 305 (21.34%) Software Testing
5 264 (18.47%) Test Scripting
6 246 (17.21%) Scrum
7 230 (16.10%) Software Engineering
7 230 (16.10%) Automation Testing
8 210 (14.70%) BDD
9 182 (12.74%) Manual Testing
10 172 (12.04%) TDD
11 167 (11.69%) Regression Testing
12 132 (9.24%) Test Strategy
13 123 (8.61%) Validation
14 122 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
15 120 (8.40%) Test Planning
16 98 (6.86%) Performance Testing
17 81 (5.67%) Load Testing
18 78 (5.46%) Waterfall
19 76 (5.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 546 (38.21%) SQL
2 435 (30.44%) Java
3 351 (24.56%) C#
4 226 (15.82%) Python
5 149 (10.43%) C++
5 149 (10.43%) JavaScript
6 145 (10.15%) Ruby
7 113 (7.91%) C
8 112 (7.84%) Perl
9 70 (4.90%) PHP
10 47 (3.29%) Bash Shell
11 35 (2.45%) Groovy
12 30 (2.10%) Shell Script
13 27 (1.89%) Delphi
14 26 (1.82%) Tcl
15 25 (1.75%) VBScript
16 22 (1.54%) T-SQL
17 19 (1.33%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.26%) F#
19 15 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 393 (27.50%) Degree
2 224 (15.68%) ISEB
3 168 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 78 (5.46%) Security Cleared
5 76 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 54 (3.78%) SC Cleared
7 26 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.12%) HND
10 12 (0.84%) CCNP
10 12 (0.84%) CCIP
10 12 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (0.63%) CCNA
12 8 (0.56%) HNC
13 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.14%) CSQA
13 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.070%) AAT
14 1 (0.070%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 567 (39.68%) QA
2 19 (1.33%) ISO 9001
3 17 (1.19%) TickIT
4 10 (0.70%) GAMP
5 6 (0.42%) WCAG
6 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.28%) SLA
7 4 (0.28%) JTAG
8 3 (0.21%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.21%) DO-254
9 2 (0.14%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (1.33%) Firmware
2 16 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.35%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.21%) vSphere
7 3 (0.21%) XenApp
7 3 (0.21%) XenServer
8 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.070%) KVM
9 1 (0.070%) Xen
9 1 (0.070%) NFS
Systems Management
1 47 (3.29%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.21%) Puppet
4 1 (0.070%) Ansible
4 1 (0.070%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.070%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.070%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.070%) SCCM
4 1 (0.070%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.070%) Nagios
Vendors
1 133 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.81%) Oracle
3 52 (3.64%) HP
4 41 (2.87%) VMware
5 20 (1.40%) Cisco
6 12 (0.84%) Perforce
6 12 (0.84%) TOWER Software
7 11 (0.77%) Red Hat
8 9 (0.63%) Citrix
9 8 (0.56%) Google
10 6 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.42%) IBM
10 6 (0.42%) Adobe
10 6 (0.42%) Fidessa
10 6 (0.42%) Facebook
10 6 (0.42%) ForgeRock
11 5 (0.35%) Cerillion
12 4 (0.28%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.28%) Telelogic
13 3 (0.21%) Appcelerator
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Career progression!
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol
Kainos
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: £26,000 to c£32,000 + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £38k + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Excellent Salary + Great Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Watton Recruitment
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £56,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £62000 - £73000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health, etc.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago