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

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 387 343 422
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 720 932 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.84% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 625 835 447
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%

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
103565 111264 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90957 85091
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 £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 £38,500
% 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 27 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 27 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 -25 672 £42,500 +6.25% 101
London -53 214 £50,000 +1.01% 33
South East -17 154 £41,250 +7.14% 28
East of England -25 85 £37,500 +2.04% 11
City of London +9 75 £51,500 +5.10% 11
Yorkshire +18 65 £35,000 +7.69% 12
South West -17 61 £40,000 +8.10% 7
Cambridgeshire -14 54 £45,000 +20.00% 6
West Yorkshire +27 50 £40,000 +23.07% 7
North West +25 46 £40,000 +42.85% 4
Hampshire +18 45 £40,750 +4.48% 8
Surrey +7 44 £55,000 +15.78% 8
Leeds +31 41 £42,500 -10.52% 4
Cambridge -18 41 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Manchester +29 37 £37,500 +33.92% 2
Scotland -2 25 £38,250 +2.00% 5
Bristol -23 23 £45,000 +5.88%
Hertfordshire +7 22 £27,500 -29.03% 2
East Midlands -21 21 £36,000 +2.85% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £32,500 -15.58% 3
West Midlands -14 18 £32,500 -18.75% 1
South Wales -37 17 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Wales -51 17 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Berkshire -63 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Southampton +15 14 £30,250 -28.82% 5
Edinburgh +6 13 £39,500 +31.66% 4
Guildford +2 13 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Milton Keynes -2 13 £32,750 -27.22% 2
Kent +7 12 £45,000 +20.00%
Borehamwood - 12 £27,500 -

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 722 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (39.89%) Test Automation
3 508 (38.17%) Selenium
4 506 (38.02%) QA
5 461 (34.64%) Java
6 318 (23.89%) SQL
7 313 (23.52%) Degree
8 301 (22.61%) Test Scripting
9 291 (21.86%) Finance
10 272 (20.44%) Python
11 258 (19.38%) Scrum
12 248 (18.63%) C#
13 222 (16.68%) WebDriver
14 217 (16.30%) Automated Testing
15 214 (16.08%) Linux
16 206 (15.48%) Software Testing
17 205 (15.40%) Automation Testing
18 201 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
19 195 (14.65%) BDD
20 194 (14.58%) ISEB
21 182 (13.67%) Manual Testing
22 174 (13.07%) Cucumber
23 170 (12.77%) SDLC
24 157 (11.80%) JIRA
25 150 (11.27%) Software Engineering
25 150 (11.27%) Windows
26 149 (11.19%) ISTQB
27 148 (11.12%) TDD
28 145 (10.89%) Ruby
29 137 (10.29%) Regression Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 18 (1.35%) WebLogic
2 17 (1.28%) Confluence
3 11 (0.83%) JBoss
4 9 (0.68%) Node.js
5 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.38%) Drupal
6 5 (0.38%) CMS
6 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.30%) Apache
8 3 (0.23%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.15%) IIS
9 2 (0.15%) Lync
9 2 (0.15%) WordPress
9 2 (0.15%) lighttpd
9 2 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.075%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.075%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.075%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.075%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.075%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.58%) MS Office
3 9 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) LabWindows
2 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.38%) Temenos T24
2 5 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.15%) Magento
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.075%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.28%) SaaS
2 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.88%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.58%) Wireless
3 20 (1.50%) HTTP
4 16 (1.20%) Internet
5 15 (1.13%) Wireshark
6 12 (0.90%) VPN
7 11 (0.83%) 3G
7 11 (0.83%) CTI
7 11 (0.83%) LTE
8 9 (0.68%) Network Security
8 9 (0.68%) MPLS
8 9 (0.68%) DVB
9 7 (0.53%) BGP
10 6 (0.45%) Broadband
10 6 (0.45%) LAN
10 6 (0.45%) 4G
11 5 (0.38%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.38%) ICMP
11 5 (0.38%) IPv4
11 5 (0.38%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.48%) MySQL
3 18 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.05%) Big Data
5 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.68%) OLTP
7 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.38%) DB2
10 4 (0.30%) OLAP
10 4 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (0.23%) SQLite
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 508 (38.17%) Selenium
2 222 (16.68%) WebDriver
3 174 (13.07%) Cucumber
4 157 (11.80%) JIRA
5 116 (8.72%) JUnit
6 102 (7.66%) Jenkins
7 93 (6.99%) HP UFT
8 83 (6.24%) JMeter
9 67 (5.03%) Git (software)
10 56 (4.21%) Subversion
11 54 (4.06%) NUnit
12 49 (3.68%) SoapUI
13 47 (3.53%) Visual Studio
14 46 (3.46%) LoadRunner
14 46 (3.46%) FitNesse
15 41 (3.08%) WATIR
16 36 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
17 32 (2.40%) RSpec
18 31 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
19 28 (2.10%) Maven
General
1 291 (21.86%) Finance
2 62 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 61 (4.58%) Banking
4 45 (3.38%) Electronics
5 30 (2.25%) Marketing
6 28 (2.10%) Retail
7 24 (1.80%) Games
8 22 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.20%) Law
11 14 (1.05%) Legal
12 12 (0.90%) Military
13 9 (0.68%) Back Office
13 9 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.60%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.60%) Automotive
15 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.30%) Advertising
16 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (7.36%) .NET
2 82 (6.16%) Web Services
3 63 (4.73%) HTML
4 57 (4.28%) XML
5 44 (3.31%) Gherkin
6 36 (2.70%) REST
7 35 (2.63%) RESTful
8 32 (2.40%) SOAP
8 32 (2.40%) CSS
9 24 (1.80%) jQuery
10 21 (1.58%) Spring
11 14 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
12 13 (0.98%) HTML5
12 13 (0.98%) JMS
13 12 (0.90%) QuickFIX
14 11 (0.83%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.75%) Dojo
16 9 (0.68%) JSON
16 9 (0.68%) FIXML
16 9 (0.68%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 129 (9.69%) Computer Science
2 107 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (6.46%) Mobile App
4 55 (4.13%) User Experience
5 40 (3.01%) Mathematics
6 27 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.43%) DTV
9 18 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
11 14 (1.05%) N-Tier
11 14 (1.05%) GIS
11 14 (1.05%) Statistics
12 13 (0.98%) Physics
13 12 (0.90%) iPhone
13 12 (0.90%) Xbox
14 11 (0.83%) Internet of Things
14 11 (0.83%) iPad
14 11 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 214 (16.08%) Linux
2 150 (11.27%) Windows
3 136 (10.22%) UNIX
4 102 (7.66%) Android
5 77 (5.79%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.90%) CentOS
7 11 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.38%) Solaris
11 5 (0.38%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.30%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.23%) OpenWrt
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (39.89%) Test Automation
3 301 (22.61%) Test Scripting
4 258 (19.38%) Scrum
5 217 (16.30%) Automated Testing
6 206 (15.48%) Software Testing
7 205 (15.40%) Automation Testing
8 201 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
9 195 (14.65%) BDD
10 182 (13.67%) Manual Testing
11 170 (12.77%) SDLC
12 150 (11.27%) Software Engineering
13 148 (11.12%) TDD
14 137 (10.29%) Regression Testing
15 110 (8.26%) Test Strategy
16 100 (7.51%) Performance Testing
17 95 (7.14%) OO
18 93 (6.99%) Test Management
19 92 (6.91%) Open Source
20 87 (6.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 461 (34.64%) Java
2 318 (23.89%) SQL
3 272 (20.44%) Python
4 248 (18.63%) C#
5 145 (10.89%) Ruby
6 116 (8.72%) C++
7 109 (8.19%) JavaScript
8 100 (7.51%) Perl
9 98 (7.36%) C
10 74 (5.56%) PHP
11 46 (3.46%) Bash Shell
12 28 (2.10%) Groovy
13 26 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 26 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.65%) VB
15 18 (1.35%) VBScript
16 13 (0.98%) VBA
16 13 (0.98%) Korn
16 13 (0.98%) Tcl
17 10 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 313 (23.52%) Degree
2 194 (14.58%) ISEB
3 149 (11.19%) ISTQB
4 90 (6.76%) Security Cleared
5 81 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 65 (4.88%) SC Cleared
7 23 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.60%) HNC
8 8 (0.60%) HND
8 8 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.30%) CCNP
10 4 (0.30%) CCNA
10 4 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.15%) CCIP
13 1 (0.075%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.075%) MCAD
13 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 506 (38.02%) QA
2 10 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.60%) WCAG
4 7 (0.53%) JTAG
5 5 (0.38%) SLA
6 2 (0.15%) TickIT
6 2 (0.15%) WAI
7 1 (0.075%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.075%) DO-254
7 1 (0.075%) DICOM
System Software
1 15 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.75%) Hyper-V
2 10 (0.75%) Firmware
3 9 (0.68%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.53%) Docker
5 6 (0.45%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.15%) KVM
8 1 (0.075%) NDS
8 1 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.075%) XenApp
8 1 (0.075%) XenServer
8 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.75%) Puppet
3 9 (0.68%) 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 (0.075%) Ansible
6 1 (0.075%) Salt
Vendors
1 79 (5.94%) Microsoft
2 46 (3.46%) Oracle
3 39 (2.93%) HP
4 36 (2.70%) Google
5 29 (2.18%) VMware
6 24 (1.80%) Facebook
7 20 (1.50%) Perforce
8 19 (1.43%) ForgeRock
9 16 (1.20%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.98%) EMC
11 11 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.75%) Cisco
12 10 (0.75%) Telelogic
13 7 (0.53%) SAP
14 6 (0.45%) GoldenSource
14 6 (0.45%) Tableau
15 5 (0.38%) Green Hat
15 5 (0.38%) Apple
16 3 (0.23%) Citrix
16 3 (0.23%) TOWER Software
Halifax, Yorkshire
4it Recruitment
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Highly Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + extensive package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £34,000 to £40,000 per annum + v strong Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 32,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
CBS butler
Salary: Car, Bonus, Joining Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sectra
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago