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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 342 405 387
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 873 613 677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.57% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.60% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 769 474 580
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%

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
109613 101511 111389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88645 84193 95104
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 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 1 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
(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 +37 751 £40,000 +6.66% 96
London +71 292 £49,000 -2.00% 31
South East +7 175 £38,500 +1.31% 15
East of England +30 121 £40,000 +14.28% 14
City of London +47 91 £49,000 -6.66% 11
Cambridgeshire +38 84 £40,000 -3.61% 10
Cambridge +32 73 £40,000 -3.03% 9
Wales +54 58 £34,000 +4.61% 2
Berkshire +22 57 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire -21 57 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Scotland +17 55 £37,500 - 6
South Wales +48 47 £32,500 - 2
South West -36 45 £37,500 +15.38% 14
Surrey -4 40 £41,500 +3.75% 3
East Midlands +3 32 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +13 30 £39,000 -1.26% 3
Reading +13 30 £41,500 +18.57%
Glasgow +5 28 £37,500 - 2
North Yorkshire +9 23 £32,500 +30.00% 4
West Yorkshire -52 23 £30,000 -14.28% 2
North West -16 20 £28,000 -6.66% 6
Leicestershire +11 19 £40,000 +14.28%
Hertfordshire -9 19 £37,500 +14.50% 2
West Midlands -4 18 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Bristol -9 18 £40,750 +8.66% 5
Harrogate - 18 £32,500 -
Newport +24 17 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Guildford +18 17 £32,500 -18.75%
Buckinghamshire -9 17 £38,500 +18.46% 3
Cardiff - 17 £35,000 -

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 785 (43.49%) QA
2 552 (30.58%) Selenium
3 545 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 545 (30.19%) Test Automation
4 542 (30.03%) SQL
5 512 (28.37%) Java
6 458 (25.37%) Degree
7 444 (24.60%) C#
8 393 (21.77%) Automated Testing
9 374 (20.72%) Software Testing
10 359 (19.89%) Test Scripting
11 317 (17.56%) ISEB
12 310 (17.17%) Finance
13 309 (17.12%) Python
14 304 (16.84%) Regression Testing
15 276 (15.29%) .NET
16 270 (14.96%) Windows
17 266 (14.74%) Scrum
18 264 (14.63%) Linux
19 243 (13.46%) Automation Testing
20 226 (12.52%) ISTQB
21 224 (12.41%) WebDriver
22 220 (12.19%) Manual Testing
23 211 (11.69%) BDD
23 211 (11.69%) Ruby
24 201 (11.14%) Cucumber
25 199 (11.02%) TDD
26 196 (10.86%) XML
27 181 (10.03%) Test Strategy
28 175 (9.70%) C++

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 30 (1.66%) IIS
2 23 (1.27%) Apache
3 19 (1.05%) CMS
4 14 (0.78%) Confluence
5 13 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.50%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.50%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.50%) ColdFusion
7 7 (0.39%) WordPress
8 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.22%) Lync
10 3 (0.17%) Node.js
10 3 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.17%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.11%) SAS
11 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.11%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.055%) Drupal
Applications
1 62 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 58 (3.21%) MS Office
3 11 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.055%) MS Project
5 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.055%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.39%) SaaS
2 18 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.55%) Basecamp
5 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.28%) GitHub
7 1 (0.055%) Trello
7 1 (0.055%) PaaS
7 1 (0.055%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.82%) TCP/IP
2 62 (3.43%) Internet
3 59 (3.27%) Wireless
4 51 (2.83%) HTTP
5 34 (1.88%) BGP
6 33 (1.83%) 4G
7 29 (1.61%) MPLS
8 28 (1.55%) SS7
9 25 (1.39%) Wireshark
10 21 (1.16%) SIGTRAN
10 21 (1.16%) LTE
11 19 (1.05%) 3G
12 18 (1.00%) NAS
12 18 (1.00%) Firewall
13 17 (0.94%) 2G
14 16 (0.89%) Broadband
15 15 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (0.72%) Bluetooth
16 13 (0.72%) GPRS
17 12 (0.66%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.32%) MySQL
3 37 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 13 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.50%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.33%) Big Data
12 5 (0.28%) Redis
12 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.28%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.22%) DB2
14 3 (0.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 552 (30.58%) Selenium
2 224 (12.41%) WebDriver
3 201 (11.14%) Cucumber
4 147 (8.14%) JIRA
5 125 (6.93%) Jenkins
6 114 (6.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 96 (5.32%) JUnit
8 95 (5.26%) SoapUI
9 60 (3.32%) Subversion
10 58 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 54 (2.99%) FitNesse
12 53 (2.94%) Visual Studio
13 51 (2.83%) Git (software)
14 48 (2.66%) Hudson
15 45 (2.49%) Bugzilla
15 45 (2.49%) Ranorex
16 41 (2.27%) Behat
17 39 (2.16%) JBehave
18 38 (2.11%) TeamCity
18 38 (2.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 310 (17.17%) Finance
2 102 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.93%) Retail
4 55 (3.05%) Banking
5 48 (2.66%) Electronics
6 32 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.66%) Games
8 26 (1.44%) Military
9 23 (1.27%) Multimedia
9 23 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.05%) Marketing
11 12 (0.66%) Law
12 11 (0.61%) Automotive
13 9 (0.50%) Publishing
14 8 (0.44%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.44%) Welsh Language
15 6 (0.33%) Back Office
16 5 (0.28%) Advertising
16 5 (0.28%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (15.29%) .NET
2 196 (10.86%) XML
3 144 (7.98%) Web Services
4 120 (6.65%) SOAP
5 103 (5.71%) HTML
6 62 (3.43%) Gherkin
7 59 (3.27%) RESTful
8 46 (2.55%) .NET Framework
9 45 (2.49%) REST
10 38 (2.11%) ASP.NET
11 34 (1.88%) CSS
11 34 (1.88%) WCF
12 33 (1.83%) JSON
13 25 (1.39%) LINQ
14 22 (1.22%) Spring
15 16 (0.89%) HTML5
16 15 (0.83%) Ajax
17 14 (0.78%) Middleware
17 14 (0.78%) jQuery
18 12 (0.66%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.36%) Computer Science
2 113 (6.26%) Mobile App
3 77 (4.27%) Open Source
4 43 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 40 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 29 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 28 (1.55%) Smartcard
8 26 (1.44%) Firmware
8 26 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.39%) Biometrics
10 22 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
10 22 (1.22%) Video on Demand
11 16 (0.89%) Derivative
12 14 (0.78%) iPad
12 14 (0.78%) STB
13 13 (0.72%) DTV
13 13 (0.72%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.66%) iPhone
15 10 (0.55%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.55%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 270 (14.96%) Windows
2 264 (14.63%) Linux
3 169 (9.36%) UNIX
4 120 (6.65%) Android
5 90 (4.99%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 28 (1.55%) Windows Vista
8 26 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (1.22%) Solaris
10 17 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.22%) CentOS
15 4 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.055%) bada
16 1 (0.055%) openSUSE
16 1 (0.055%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
1 545 (30.19%) Test Automation
2 393 (21.77%) Automated Testing
3 374 (20.72%) Software Testing
4 359 (19.89%) Test Scripting
5 304 (16.84%) Regression Testing
6 266 (14.74%) Scrum
7 243 (13.46%) Automation Testing
8 220 (12.19%) Manual Testing
9 211 (11.69%) BDD
10 199 (11.02%) TDD
11 181 (10.03%) Test Strategy
12 162 (8.98%) Software Engineering
13 156 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
14 155 (8.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 132 (7.31%) Validation
16 131 (7.26%) Performance Testing
17 121 (6.70%) Integration Testing
18 110 (6.09%) System Testing
19 102 (5.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 542 (30.03%) SQL
2 512 (28.37%) Java
3 444 (24.60%) C#
4 309 (17.12%) Python
5 211 (11.69%) Ruby
6 175 (9.70%) C++
6 175 (9.70%) JavaScript
7 170 (9.42%) Perl
8 159 (8.81%) PHP
9 112 (6.20%) C
10 65 (3.60%) Bash Shell
11 45 (2.49%) Shell Script
12 39 (2.16%) Tcl
13 38 (2.11%) Groovy
14 33 (1.83%) VBScript
15 32 (1.77%) VB.NET
16 23 (1.27%) Erlang
17 22 (1.22%) Korn
18 21 (1.16%) VB
19 19 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 458 (25.37%) Degree
2 317 (17.56%) ISEB
3 226 (12.52%) ISTQB
4 85 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (2.83%) Security Cleared
6 33 (1.83%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.78%) CCIP
8 14 (0.78%) HND
9 9 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.44%) CCNP
11 6 (0.33%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.28%) CCNA
12 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.17%) CISSP
13 3 (0.17%) PhD
14 2 (0.11%) HNC
14 2 (0.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 785 (43.49%) QA
2 26 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 25 (1.39%) TickIT
4 6 (0.33%) GAMP
4 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.22%) DO-160
6 3 (0.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.055%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.66%) VirtualBox
4 11 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.17%) KVM
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.11%) vSphere
7 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.055%) NFS
Systems Management
1 108 (5.98%) 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 (0.055%) Nagios
6 1 (0.055%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.055%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 115 (6.37%) Microsoft
2 84 (4.65%) Oracle
3 67 (3.71%) HP
4 32 (1.77%) Cisco
5 27 (1.50%) VMware
6 15 (0.83%) Adobe
7 13 (0.72%) EMC
8 12 (0.66%) Red Hat
8 12 (0.66%) T-Plan
9 11 (0.61%) Perforce
10 7 (0.39%) Telerik
11 6 (0.33%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.33%) JBoss
12 5 (0.28%) Progress
12 5 (0.28%) Citrix
13 4 (0.22%) IBM
13 4 (0.22%) Agilent
14 3 (0.17%) Acme Packet
14 3 (0.17%) SAP
14 3 (0.17%) MicroStrategy
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent salary DOE + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000-36,000 + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: £35k to £40k depending on level of experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
Scotland
Change Recruitment Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum £25,000-£35,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £29000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension,health/life insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago