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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 374 401 346
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 742 650 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.60% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.64% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 665 500 709
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,600 £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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +30 707 £40,000 - 58
London +10 215 £47,500 +5.55% 13
South East +51 207 £37,500 - 11
East of England +14 146 £42,500 -5.55% 14
Cambridgeshire +32 108 £42,500 +13.33% 10
Cambridge +34 99 £41,750 +15.17% 7
Surrey +20 59 £37,500 -16.66%
Berkshire +24 57 £40,000 +3.22% 7
City of London +21 45 £49,000 -2.00% 5
North West -22 40 £33,000 -5.71% 6
Hampshire 0 35 £33,750 +12.50% 2
South West -25 34 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Manchester -19 27 £33,000 - 3
West Midlands -11 26 £40,000 +6.66% 3
East Midlands +17 23 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 23 £40,000 +25.00%
Hertfordshire -23 23 £42,500 -5.55%
Yorkshire -16 22 £32,500 - 5
Scotland +1 18 £34,000 -24.44% 5
Reading +16 17 £19,000 -22.44% 1
Bristol -18 16 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Slough - 14 £40,000 - 2
Cheshire +8 13 £32,500 +44.44% 2
East Sussex - 13 £35,000 -
West Sussex +3 12 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Warwickshire 0 12 £40,000 +22.13%
High Wycombe - 12 £41,250 -
Wales +9 11 £34,000 +2.25%
Edinburgh +2 11 £34,000 -4.89% 3
Woking - 11 £50,000 -

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 786 (50.13%) Agile Software Development
2 641 (40.88%) QA
3 577 (36.80%) SQL
4 471 (30.04%) Selenium
5 463 (29.53%) Java
6 426 (27.17%) Test Automation
7 401 (25.57%) Degree
8 385 (24.55%) C#
9 373 (23.79%) Automated Testing
10 346 (22.07%) Software Testing
11 320 (20.41%) Finance
12 303 (19.32%) Test Scripting
13 267 (17.03%) Windows
14 254 (16.20%) Linux
15 250 (15.94%) Python
15 250 (15.94%) ISEB
16 248 (15.82%) Automation Testing
17 241 (15.37%) Scrum
18 221 (14.09%) BDD
19 215 (13.71%) Manual Testing
20 208 (13.27%) Software Engineering
21 207 (13.20%) WebDriver
22 205 (13.07%) Regression Testing
23 203 (12.95%) Computer Science
24 194 (12.37%) ISTQB
25 184 (11.73%) Cucumber
26 181 (11.54%) TDD
27 178 (11.35%) UNIX
28 172 (10.97%) C++
29 170 (10.84%) JIRA

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (1.40%) Confluence
2 20 (1.28%) IIS
3 14 (0.89%) CMS
4 12 (0.77%) Apache
5 9 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.51%) SAS
7 6 (0.38%) JBoss
8 5 (0.32%) Node.js
9 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.19%) WordPress
10 2 (0.13%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.13%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.13%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.064%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.064%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.064%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.064%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 62 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.32%) MS Office
3 6 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.13%) Simulink
5 1 (0.064%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.064%) MS Project
5 1 (0.064%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.064%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.66%) SaaS
2 10 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.45%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.32%) GitHub
6 3 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.13%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Trello
8 1 (0.064%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 86 (5.48%) TCP/IP
2 49 (3.13%) Internet
3 42 (2.68%) HTTP
4 29 (1.85%) Wireless
4 29 (1.85%) Wireshark
5 21 (1.34%) MPLS
6 20 (1.28%) 3G
7 19 (1.21%) BGP
7 19 (1.21%) Broadband
8 15 (0.96%) GPRS
8 15 (0.96%) LTE
9 14 (0.89%) NAS
9 14 (0.89%) WAN
10 13 (0.83%) Ethernet
11 12 (0.77%) iSCSI
11 12 (0.77%) 2G
11 12 (0.77%) VoIP
12 11 (0.70%) UMTS
13 10 (0.64%) GSM
13 10 (0.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 40 (2.55%) MySQL
4 26 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.64%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.51%) Big Data
11 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.38%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.38%) SSDT
13 5 (0.32%) DB2
14 4 (0.26%) OLAP
14 4 (0.26%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 471 (30.04%) Selenium
2 207 (13.20%) WebDriver
3 184 (11.73%) Cucumber
4 170 (10.84%) JIRA
5 141 (8.99%) QuickTest Pro
6 114 (7.27%) Jenkins
7 89 (5.68%) SoapUI
8 86 (5.48%) Git (software)
9 82 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 76 (4.85%) JUnit
11 65 (4.15%) JMeter
12 59 (3.76%) Bugzilla
13 56 (3.57%) Subversion
14 46 (2.93%) TeamCity
15 45 (2.87%) SpecFlow
16 44 (2.81%) Visual Studio
17 37 (2.36%) NUnit
18 34 (2.17%) LoadRunner
18 34 (2.17%) JBehave
18 34 (2.17%) Calabash
General
1 320 (20.41%) Finance
2 75 (4.78%) Telecoms
3 48 (3.06%) Games
4 46 (2.93%) Banking
5 42 (2.68%) Retail
5 42 (2.68%) Electronics
6 23 (1.47%) Marketing
7 22 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.08%) Multimedia
9 14 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.83%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.77%) Automotive
11 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.70%) Legal
13 9 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.45%) Military
15 6 (0.38%) Back Office
15 6 (0.38%) Law
16 5 (0.32%) Publishing
17 4 (0.26%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (10.78%) XML
2 167 (10.65%) .NET
3 126 (8.04%) HTML
4 119 (7.59%) Web Services
5 70 (4.46%) RESTful
6 69 (4.40%) SOAP
7 58 (3.70%) Gherkin
8 47 (3.00%) CSS
9 40 (2.55%) REST
10 35 (2.23%) J2EE
11 30 (1.91%) ASP.NET
12 27 (1.72%) WCF
13 22 (1.40%) HTML5
14 20 (1.28%) .NET Framework
15 18 (1.15%) jQuery
16 16 (1.02%) JSON
17 15 (0.96%) LINQ
18 13 (0.83%) Ajax
19 10 (0.64%) WinForms
19 10 (0.64%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 203 (12.95%) Computer Science
2 139 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (6.95%) Mobile App
4 68 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
5 59 (3.76%) Open Source
5 59 (3.76%) Mathematics
6 52 (3.32%) User Experience
7 39 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
8 38 (2.42%) Client/Server
9 26 (1.66%) Cryptography
10 22 (1.40%) Smartcard
11 20 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.15%) Biometrics
13 13 (0.83%) GIS
13 13 (0.83%) Replication
14 12 (0.77%) DTV
14 12 (0.77%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.70%) Smartphone
15 11 (0.70%) Video on Demand
16 10 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 267 (17.03%) Windows
2 254 (16.20%) Linux
3 178 (11.35%) UNIX
4 57 (3.64%) Android
5 46 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.59%) Windows XP
8 23 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.21%) Windows Vista
10 14 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.64%) CentOS
13 7 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.32%) openSUSE
15 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.32%) Solaris
16 4 (0.26%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (50.13%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (27.17%) Test Automation
3 373 (23.79%) Automated Testing
4 346 (22.07%) Software Testing
5 303 (19.32%) Test Scripting
6 248 (15.82%) Automation Testing
7 241 (15.37%) Scrum
8 221 (14.09%) BDD
9 215 (13.71%) Manual Testing
10 208 (13.27%) Software Engineering
11 205 (13.07%) Regression Testing
12 181 (11.54%) TDD
13 145 (9.25%) Test Strategy
14 144 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
15 126 (8.04%) Validation
16 117 (7.46%) Test Planning
17 102 (6.51%) Performance Testing
18 93 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
18 93 (5.93%) E-Commerce
19 83 (5.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 577 (36.80%) SQL
2 463 (29.53%) Java
3 385 (24.55%) C#
4 250 (15.94%) Python
5 172 (10.97%) C++
6 168 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 166 (10.59%) Ruby
8 126 (8.04%) Perl
9 120 (7.65%) C
10 82 (5.23%) PHP
11 56 (3.57%) Bash Shell
12 49 (3.13%) Groovy
13 36 (2.30%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.91%) Tcl
15 27 (1.72%) VBScript
16 24 (1.53%) Delphi
17 22 (1.40%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.15%) F#
19 17 (1.08%) Korn
19 17 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 401 (25.57%) Degree
2 250 (15.94%) ISEB
3 194 (12.37%) ISTQB
4 83 (5.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 72 (4.59%) Security Cleared
6 48 (3.06%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.83%) CCNP
9 13 (0.83%) CCIP
9 13 (0.83%) HND
10 11 (0.70%) CCNA
10 11 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.38%) HNC
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.13%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.13%) PhD
12 2 (0.13%) CSQA
13 1 (0.064%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 641 (40.88%) QA
2 20 (1.28%) ISO 9001
3 18 (1.15%) TickIT
4 13 (0.83%) GAMP
5 6 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.26%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.13%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.13%) DO-254
8 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.064%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (1.21%) Active Directory
1 19 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.83%) Firmware
3 6 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.32%) Terminal Server
4 5 (0.32%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.32%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.19%) XenApp
6 3 (0.19%) XenServer
6 3 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.064%) NFS
7 1 (0.064%) KVM
7 1 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 64 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.26%) Puppet
4 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 1 (0.064%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.064%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.064%) Nagios
5 1 (0.064%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.064%) SCCM
Vendors
1 131 (8.35%) Microsoft
2 89 (5.68%) Oracle
3 60 (3.83%) HP
4 47 (3.00%) VMware
5 24 (1.53%) Cisco
6 17 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 15 (0.96%) Perforce
8 11 (0.70%) TOWER Software
9 10 (0.64%) Citrix
10 9 (0.57%) Adobe
11 8 (0.51%) IBM
12 6 (0.38%) Fidessa
12 6 (0.38%) EMC
12 6 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.32%) Google
13 5 (0.32%) Cerillion
13 5 (0.32%) T-Plan
14 4 (0.26%) TIBCO
15 3 (0.19%) Huawei
15 3 (0.19%) MKS
Pitstone, Bedfordshire
Safran
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Excellent Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kainos
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits pension, healthcare, free parking
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: DOE plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DigitasLBi
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits pension, healthcare, free parking
Posted: 3 days ago