The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield region. 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 36 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 0.82% 1.00% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.02% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £22,500 £26,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% +15.55%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
Test Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wakefield region. 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
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
212 98 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 87.24% 98.00% 99.06%
Number of salaries quoted 136 88 95
Average salary £27,500 £37,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.67% +17.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Wakefield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Wakefield region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Wakefield

Test Engineer
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft