The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 66 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.31% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 0
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Test Engineer
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
576 365 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 94.58% 98.38% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 429 283 319
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Watford

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Watford region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Watford

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 19 (90.48%) Software Testing
2 18 (85.71%) Java
2 18 (85.71%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) Selenium
3 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) C#
4 9 (42.86%) JUnit
4 9 (42.86%) Web Services
4 9 (42.86%) XML
4 9 (42.86%) UNIX
4 9 (42.86%) Finance
4 9 (42.86%) NUnit
4 9 (42.86%) Banking
4 9 (42.86%) Ruby
4 9 (42.86%) Degree
4 9 (42.86%) WATIR
4 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 9 (42.86%) RESTful
4 9 (42.86%) JBehave
4 9 (42.86%) Open Source
4 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 9 (42.86%) BDD
4 9 (42.86%) SpecFlow
4 9 (42.86%) Gherkin
4 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 9 (42.86%) Calabash
5 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (33.33%) J2EE
6 7 (33.33%) Oracle
6 7 (33.33%) Linux

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 (4.76%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) JBehave
2 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 9 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 9 (42.86%) Calabash
2 9 (42.86%) JUnit
2 9 (42.86%) NUnit
2 9 (42.86%) WATIR
3 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
1 9 (42.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Web Services
1 9 (42.86%) XML
1 9 (42.86%) RESTful
1 9 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 7 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Open Source
2 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) EFT
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) UNIX
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Software Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 9 (42.86%) BDD
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) Quality Management
5 7 (33.33%) Validation
5 7 (33.33%) Data Validation
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) Java
1 18 (85.71%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) Ruby
3 7 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) HND
3 1 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft