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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 422 344 426
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 650 930 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.78% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.82% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 555 818 453
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 2 July 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 2 July 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
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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 -44 601 £40,750 +1.87% 78
London -52 190 £50,000 - 14
South East -56 134 £40,000 +3.89% 14
East of England -26 85 £40,000 - 15
City of London +49 71 £51,500 +4.04% 1
South West -24 58 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Cambridgeshire -11 53 £45,000 +16.12% 11
Yorkshire +3 51 £35,000 +7.69% 9
North West +26 41 £37,500 +28.20% 10
Cambridge -13 40 £45,000 +26.76% 10
Surrey -15 37 £55,000 +22.22% 6
West Yorkshire +3 36 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Hampshire +7 33 £41,500 +6.41% 2
Leeds +29 30 £35,000 -26.31% 5
Manchester +34 29 £37,500 +33.92% 4
Bristol -19 27 £42,500 -
Scotland +2 23 £40,000 +11.88% 13
Hertfordshire -6 20 £27,500 -31.25% 2
East Midlands -18 20 £36,000 +2.85% 5
Wales -45 20 £35,000 +6.06%
Berkshire -53 18 £40,000 +14.28%
South Wales -24 16 £35,000 +9.37%
West Midlands -13 15 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 14 £31,500 -28.00% 1
Guildford -8 13 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Gloucestershire -11 13 £28,500 -18.57% 2
Torfaen -3 12 £35,000 +12.00%
Cwmbran -3 12 £35,000 +12.00%
North Yorkshire +1 11 £32,500 - 1
Glasgow 0 11 £40,000 +6.66% 1

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 704 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (38.56%) Test Automation
3 490 (37.87%) QA
4 478 (36.94%) Selenium
5 451 (34.85%) Java
6 347 (26.82%) SQL
7 329 (25.43%) Degree
8 287 (22.18%) Test Scripting
9 281 (21.72%) Finance
10 263 (20.32%) Scrum
11 253 (19.55%) Python
12 249 (19.24%) C#
13 218 (16.85%) Linux
14 209 (16.15%) Automated Testing
15 208 (16.07%) Software Testing
16 206 (15.92%) WebDriver
16 206 (15.92%) Automation Testing
17 192 (14.84%) ISEB
18 176 (13.60%) BDD
19 174 (13.45%) Software Engineering
20 170 (13.14%) Manual Testing
21 168 (12.98%) Cucumber
22 157 (12.13%) Windows
23 156 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
24 153 (11.82%) SDLC
25 151 (11.67%) JIRA
26 144 (11.13%) ISTQB
27 137 (10.59%) TDD
28 133 (10.28%) Computer Science
28 133 (10.28%) UNIX

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 19 (1.47%) Confluence
2 14 (1.08%) Node.js
2 14 (1.08%) WebLogic
3 10 (0.77%) Apache
4 6 (0.46%) IIS
4 6 (0.46%) JBoss
4 6 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.39%) CMS
5 5 (0.39%) Drupal
6 4 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
6 4 (0.31%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.15%) WordPress
8 2 (0.15%) lighttpd
8 2 (0.15%) Lync
8 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.077%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.077%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.077%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.077%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.85%) MS Office
3 10 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) LabWindows
2 5 (0.39%) Temenos T24
2 5 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.077%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.70%) SaaS
2 15 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.23%) GitHub
6 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.15%) Office 365
7 1 (0.077%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.09%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.62%) Wireless
3 18 (1.39%) HTTP
4 17 (1.31%) Internet
5 13 (1.00%) VPN
6 12 (0.93%) Wireshark
7 11 (0.85%) LTE
7 11 (0.85%) Network Security
7 11 (0.85%) 3G
8 9 (0.70%) DVB
9 8 (0.62%) MPLS
10 6 (0.46%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.46%) ICMP
10 6 (0.46%) LAN
10 6 (0.46%) 4G
11 5 (0.39%) CTI
11 5 (0.39%) Firewall
12 4 (0.31%) INAP
12 4 (0.31%) VoLTE
12 4 (0.31%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.09%) MySQL
3 21 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (0.93%) Big Data
4 12 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 11 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (0.77%) OLTP
6 10 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.77%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.46%) DB2
9 6 (0.46%) Redis
9 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.39%) OLAP
10 5 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.31%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 478 (36.94%) Selenium
2 206 (15.92%) WebDriver
3 168 (12.98%) Cucumber
4 151 (11.67%) JIRA
5 97 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 94 (7.26%) JUnit
7 92 (7.11%) HP UFT
8 81 (6.26%) JMeter
9 72 (5.56%) Git (software)
10 56 (4.33%) Subversion
11 45 (3.48%) SoapUI
12 42 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 42 (3.25%) Visual Studio
13 40 (3.09%) NUnit
14 39 (3.01%) WATIR
15 38 (2.94%) FitNesse
15 38 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
16 32 (2.47%) Maven
17 31 (2.40%) Bugzilla
17 31 (2.40%) LoadRunner
General
1 281 (21.72%) Finance
2 52 (4.02%) Telecoms
2 52 (4.02%) Banking
3 43 (3.32%) Electronics
4 29 (2.24%) Marketing
5 28 (2.16%) Games
6 24 (1.85%) Retail
6 24 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.24%) Legal
9 15 (1.16%) Law
10 13 (1.00%) Military
11 9 (0.70%) Back Office
12 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.46%) Automotive
15 4 (0.31%) Advertising
16 2 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (8.35%) .NET
2 77 (5.95%) Web Services
3 67 (5.18%) HTML
4 60 (4.64%) XML
5 41 (3.17%) Gherkin
6 39 (3.01%) RESTful
7 29 (2.24%) CSS
8 25 (1.93%) SOAP
8 25 (1.93%) REST
9 20 (1.55%) jQuery
9 20 (1.55%) Spring
10 14 (1.08%) HTML5
11 13 (1.00%) FIX Protocol
11 13 (1.00%) Swing
12 12 (0.93%) Struts
12 12 (0.93%) ASP.NET
12 12 (0.93%) .NET Framework
12 12 (0.93%) QuickFIX
12 12 (0.93%) SWT
13 11 (0.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.28%) Computer Science
2 107 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (6.57%) Mobile App
4 54 (4.17%) User Experience
5 45 (3.48%) Mathematics
6 27 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (1.39%) GIS
8 18 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.16%) DTV
10 15 (1.16%) Statistics
10 15 (1.16%) Xbox
10 15 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
11 14 (1.08%) Physics
12 12 (0.93%) W3C
12 12 (0.93%) Blog
12 12 (0.93%) iPhone
13 11 (0.85%) Internet of Things
13 11 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 218 (16.85%) Linux
2 157 (12.13%) Windows
3 133 (10.28%) UNIX
4 96 (7.42%) Android
5 69 (5.33%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.93%) CentOS
7 12 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.39%) Solaris
11 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.39%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (38.56%) Test Automation
3 287 (22.18%) Test Scripting
4 263 (20.32%) Scrum
5 209 (16.15%) Automated Testing
6 208 (16.07%) Software Testing
7 206 (15.92%) Automation Testing
8 176 (13.60%) BDD
9 174 (13.45%) Software Engineering
10 170 (13.14%) Manual Testing
11 156 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
12 153 (11.82%) SDLC
13 137 (10.59%) TDD
14 126 (9.74%) Regression Testing
15 103 (7.96%) Test Strategy
16 100 (7.73%) Performance Testing
17 92 (7.11%) Validation
18 88 (6.80%) OO
19 86 (6.65%) User Acceptance Testing
20 85 (6.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 451 (34.85%) Java
2 347 (26.82%) SQL
3 253 (19.55%) Python
4 249 (19.24%) C#
5 132 (10.20%) Ruby
6 112 (8.66%) JavaScript
7 111 (8.58%) C++
8 99 (7.65%) Perl
9 95 (7.34%) C
10 69 (5.33%) PHP
11 44 (3.40%) Bash Shell
12 29 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.01%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.62%) VB
14 21 (1.62%) Groovy
15 19 (1.47%) VBScript
16 13 (1.00%) Korn
17 12 (0.93%) VBA
18 10 (0.77%) Delphi
18 10 (0.77%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 329 (25.43%) Degree
2 192 (14.84%) ISEB
3 144 (11.13%) ISTQB
4 79 (6.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 74 (5.72%) Security Cleared
6 50 (3.86%) SC Cleared
7 28 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.85%) HND
8 11 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (0.77%) HNC
10 6 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.31%) CCNA
11 4 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.15%) CCNP
14 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.077%) MCAD
14 1 (0.077%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.077%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 490 (37.87%) QA
2 12 (0.93%) WCAG
3 10 (0.77%) JTAG
4 9 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.31%) SLA
6 3 (0.23%) TickIT
7 2 (0.15%) WAI
8 1 (0.077%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.077%) DO-254
System Software
1 17 (1.31%) Firmware
2 14 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.54%) Docker
6 6 (0.46%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.15%) KVM
9 1 (0.077%) NDS
9 1 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.077%) XenApp
9 1 (0.077%) XenServer
9 1 (0.077%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (3.40%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.77%) Puppet
3 8 (0.62%) WMI
4 3 (0.23%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.23%) Iperf
5 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.15%) Nagios
5 2 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.077%) Ansible
6 1 (0.077%) Salt
Vendors
1 85 (6.57%) Microsoft
2 39 (3.01%) Oracle
3 35 (2.70%) Google
4 31 (2.40%) HP
5 26 (2.01%) VMware
6 24 (1.85%) Facebook
7 22 (1.70%) ForgeRock
8 21 (1.62%) Perforce
9 14 (1.08%) Atlassian
10 12 (0.93%) EMC
11 11 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.85%) Telelogic
12 8 (0.62%) Cisco
13 5 (0.39%) SAP
13 5 (0.39%) Apple
13 5 (0.39%) Green Hat
14 4 (0.31%) GoldenSource
14 4 (0.31%) TOWER Software
15 3 (0.23%) Citrix
15 3 (0.23%) Tableau
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