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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 368 434 368
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 783 587 748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.53% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.56% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 695 476 634
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +63 745 £40,000 - 105
London +67 255 £47,500 +5.55% 33
South East +60 206 £38,500 +5.47% 19
East of England +16 136 £42,500 -5.55% 23
Cambridgeshire +47 97 £42,250 +5.62% 17
Cambridge +32 92 £41,500 +3.75% 16
City of London +64 62 £49,000 -2.00% 15
Surrey +35 57 £38,750 -13.88% 4
Berkshire +36 52 £38,500 -6.66% 8
North West -30 37 £33,000 -5.71% 5
East Midlands +16 32 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Hertfordshire -9 31 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Yorkshire -21 31 £32,500 +3.17% 6
South West -40 29 £42,500 +8.28% 10
Buckinghamshire +17 27 £40,000 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -6 26 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Hampshire +5 25 £32,000 +33.33% 2
Manchester -26 23 £33,000 -14.28% 2
East Sussex +10 21 £35,000 -
High Wycombe - 19 £40,000 -
Scotland -7 17 £34,000 -18.56% 2
Kent +23 16 £39,500 +12.85%
Reading +11 16 £26,000 -20.00% 2
Slough +7 16 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Leicestershire +10 15 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Wales +11 14 £34,000 -6.84% 1
Brighton +10 14 £35,000 -
Warwickshire +2 14 £40,000 +21.21% 1
North Yorkshire +7 13 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Cheshire +1 13 £36,250 +61.11% 1

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 814 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
2 714 (42.58%) QA
3 586 (34.94%) SQL
4 494 (29.46%) Selenium
5 493 (29.40%) Java
6 440 (26.24%) Test Automation
7 434 (25.88%) C#
8 422 (25.16%) Degree
9 399 (23.79%) Automated Testing
10 356 (21.23%) Software Testing
11 337 (20.10%) Finance
12 331 (19.74%) Test Scripting
13 281 (16.76%) Windows
14 274 (16.34%) Python
15 270 (16.10%) ISEB
16 255 (15.21%) Automation Testing
17 243 (14.49%) Manual Testing
18 238 (14.19%) Regression Testing
18 238 (14.19%) Linux
19 236 (14.07%) Scrum
19 236 (14.07%) BDD
20 216 (12.88%) WebDriver
21 203 (12.10%) Ruby
22 199 (11.87%) ISTQB
22 199 (11.87%) TDD
23 193 (11.51%) Computer Science
23 193 (11.51%) C++
24 190 (11.33%) Cucumber
25 187 (11.15%) Software Engineering
26 185 (11.03%) .NET

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (1.49%) IIS
2 23 (1.37%) CMS
3 13 (0.78%) Confluence
3 13 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 11 (0.66%) Apache
5 8 (0.48%) SAS
6 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.42%) WordPress
7 6 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.36%) JBoss
8 5 (0.30%) ColdFusion
9 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.060%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.060%) Drupal
11 1 (0.060%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.060%) Node.js
Applications
1 71 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 60 (3.58%) MS Office
3 8 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.060%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.060%) MS Project
5 1 (0.060%) Simulink
5 1 (0.060%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.060%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.25%) SaaS
2 11 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.42%) Basecamp
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.30%) GitHub
5 3 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.12%) Office 365
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
6 2 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.01%) TCP/IP
2 50 (2.98%) Internet
3 47 (2.80%) HTTP
4 33 (1.97%) Wireshark
5 32 (1.91%) Wireless
6 20 (1.19%) MPLS
7 19 (1.13%) 3G
7 19 (1.13%) BGP
8 18 (1.07%) LTE
9 17 (1.01%) NAS
10 16 (0.95%) Broadband
11 15 (0.89%) SAN
12 14 (0.83%) GPRS
13 13 (0.78%) 2G
14 12 (0.72%) iSCSI
14 12 (0.72%) WAN
14 12 (0.72%) Ethernet
15 11 (0.66%) VoIP
15 11 (0.66%) Firewall
16 10 (0.60%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 36 (2.15%) MySQL
4 26 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (0.54%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.36%) DB2
10 6 (0.36%) Big Data
11 5 (0.30%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.24%) OLAP
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.12%) IBM InfoSphere
14 2 (0.12%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 494 (29.46%) Selenium
2 216 (12.88%) WebDriver
3 190 (11.33%) Cucumber
4 157 (9.36%) JIRA
5 140 (8.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 115 (6.86%) Jenkins
7 87 (5.19%) SoapUI
8 81 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 79 (4.71%) Git (software)
10 77 (4.59%) JUnit
11 66 (3.94%) Subversion
12 59 (3.52%) JMeter
13 56 (3.34%) Bugzilla
14 53 (3.16%) SpecFlow
15 51 (3.04%) Visual Studio
16 50 (2.98%) TeamCity
17 42 (2.50%) Calabash
18 36 (2.15%) Hudson
19 34 (2.03%) Behat
19 34 (2.03%) FitNesse
General
1 337 (20.10%) Finance
2 72 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 52 (3.10%) Games
4 51 (3.04%) Retail
5 50 (2.98%) Banking
6 38 (2.27%) Electronics
7 26 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.37%) Marketing
9 19 (1.13%) Multimedia
10 14 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.83%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.72%) Military
13 11 (0.66%) Automotive
14 10 (0.60%) Legal
15 9 (0.54%) Publishing
16 8 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.36%) Back Office
17 6 (0.36%) Law
18 4 (0.24%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (11.03%) .NET
2 184 (10.97%) XML
3 126 (7.51%) Web Services
3 126 (7.51%) HTML
4 88 (5.25%) SOAP
5 72 (4.29%) Gherkin
6 69 (4.11%) RESTful
7 48 (2.86%) REST
8 44 (2.62%) CSS
9 31 (1.85%) ASP.NET
10 30 (1.79%) J2EE
11 28 (1.67%) WCF
12 25 (1.49%) HTML5
12 25 (1.49%) .NET Framework
13 20 (1.19%) JSON
14 18 (1.07%) jQuery
15 15 (0.89%) LINQ
15 15 (0.89%) Ajax
16 13 (0.78%) JMS
17 10 (0.60%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 193 (11.51%) Computer Science
2 136 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (7.39%) Mobile App
4 75 (4.47%) Open Source
5 58 (3.46%) Mathematics
6 55 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (3.22%) User Experience
8 45 (2.68%) Embedded Systems
9 38 (2.27%) Client/Server
10 26 (1.55%) Cryptography
11 25 (1.49%) Smartcard
12 21 (1.25%) Biometrics
13 15 (0.89%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.72%) Replication
14 12 (0.72%) Video on Demand
15 11 (0.66%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.66%) DTV
16 10 (0.60%) iPad
16 10 (0.60%) Online Games
17 8 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 281 (16.76%) Windows
2 238 (14.19%) Linux
3 170 (10.14%) UNIX
4 69 (4.11%) Android
5 59 (3.52%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (1.73%) Windows XP
8 26 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (1.31%) Windows Vista
10 10 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.54%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.48%) CentOS
13 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.30%) openSUSE
15 4 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.24%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.24%) Solaris
16 3 (0.18%) AIX
16 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (26.24%) Test Automation
3 399 (23.79%) Automated Testing
4 356 (21.23%) Software Testing
5 331 (19.74%) Test Scripting
6 255 (15.21%) Automation Testing
7 243 (14.49%) Manual Testing
8 238 (14.19%) Regression Testing
9 236 (14.07%) Scrum
9 236 (14.07%) BDD
10 199 (11.87%) TDD
11 187 (11.15%) Software Engineering
12 161 (9.60%) Test Strategy
13 156 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
14 135 (8.05%) Validation
15 119 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
16 114 (6.80%) Test Planning
17 107 (6.38%) E-Commerce
18 91 (5.43%) Performance Testing
19 88 (5.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 586 (34.94%) SQL
2 493 (29.40%) Java
3 434 (25.88%) C#
4 274 (16.34%) Python
5 203 (12.10%) Ruby
6 193 (11.51%) C++
7 161 (9.60%) JavaScript
8 127 (7.57%) Perl
9 120 (7.16%) C
10 108 (6.44%) PHP
11 56 (3.34%) Bash Shell
12 48 (2.86%) Groovy
13 36 (2.15%) Shell Script
14 28 (1.67%) VBScript
15 27 (1.61%) Tcl
16 22 (1.31%) PowerShell
16 22 (1.31%) F#
17 20 (1.19%) Delphi
18 19 (1.13%) Korn
19 17 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 422 (25.16%) Degree
2 270 (16.10%) ISEB
3 199 (11.87%) ISTQB
4 83 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 66 (3.94%) Security Cleared
6 42 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 23 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.78%) HND
8 13 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (0.66%) CCNP
10 11 (0.66%) CCIP
10 11 (0.66%) CCNA
11 5 (0.30%) HNC
12 3 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.12%) CSQA
13 2 (0.12%) PhD
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 714 (42.58%) QA
2 23 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 21 (1.25%) TickIT
4 13 (0.78%) GAMP
5 4 (0.24%) SLA
6 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.12%) DO-254
8 1 (0.060%) DO-160
8 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.060%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 25 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.89%) Firmware
4 10 (0.60%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.30%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.30%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.24%) vSphere
6 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.18%) XenApp
7 3 (0.18%) XenServer
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.060%) Xen
8 1 (0.060%) KVM
8 1 (0.060%) NFS
Systems Management
1 73 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.24%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) AppDNA
4 2 (0.12%) Ansible
5 1 (0.060%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.060%) Nagios
5 1 (0.060%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 134 (7.99%) Microsoft
2 91 (5.43%) Oracle
3 64 (3.82%) HP
4 48 (2.86%) VMware
5 24 (1.43%) Cisco
6 15 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 14 (0.83%) Perforce
8 10 (0.60%) TOWER Software
8 10 (0.60%) EMC
9 9 (0.54%) IBM
9 9 (0.54%) Adobe
10 8 (0.48%) Citrix
10 8 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.36%) Telerik
11 6 (0.36%) Fidessa
12 5 (0.30%) Cerillion
12 5 (0.30%) T-Plan
13 4 (0.24%) Informatica
13 4 (0.24%) Google
13 4 (0.24%) TIBCO
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: DOE plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £50000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 days holi
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £25 to £35 per hour Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago