The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 168 192 159
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 59 30 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.99% 0.55% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.59% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 50 22 49
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,350 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5496 5108 5231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.35% 92.97% 94.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3839 3994 4357
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,500 £26,825
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Reading +15 31 £41,500 +18.57%
Bracknell +8 13 £42,500 +25.00%
Slough - 8 £38,500 - 1
Maidenhead -11 6 £38,500 -6.09%
Newbury -5 3 £42,500 +37.09%
Wokingham - 1 £25,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 66 (52.80%) QA
2 47 (37.60%) Selenium
3 46 (36.80%) SQL
4 36 (28.80%) C#
5 34 (27.20%) Java
6 32 (25.60%) Degree
7 30 (24.00%) Windows
8 28 (22.40%) Computer Science
8 28 (22.40%) Test Scripting
8 28 (22.40%) Test Automation
9 27 (21.60%) .NET
9 27 (21.60%) UNIX
10 26 (20.80%) Python
11 25 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (18.40%) TCP/IP
12 23 (18.40%) ISEB
13 22 (17.60%) WebDriver
13 22 (17.60%) Software Testing
14 21 (16.80%) ISTQB
14 21 (16.80%) XML
15 20 (16.00%) Linux
15 20 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
16 19 (15.20%) Scrum
17 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
17 18 (14.40%) HP Quality Center
17 18 (14.40%) Manual Testing
18 17 (13.60%) Microsoft
19 16 (12.80%) C++
19 16 (12.80%) Finance
19 16 (12.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (8.80%) IIS
2 5 (4.00%) Apache
3 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.60%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.80%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) SaaS
2 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.40%) TCP/IP
2 11 (8.80%) SAN
2 11 (8.80%) SMTP
2 11 (8.80%) IMAP
2 11 (8.80%) Wireshark
2 11 (8.80%) NAS
3 5 (4.00%) HTTP
4 4 (3.20%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.20%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 3 (2.40%) SSH
5 3 (2.40%) Network Security
5 3 (2.40%) SNMP
5 3 (2.40%) Internet
6 2 (1.60%) Firewall
6 2 (1.60%) Wireless
6 2 (1.60%) GPRS
6 2 (1.60%) 4G
7 1 (0.80%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.80%) LTE
7 1 (0.80%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.00%) MySQL
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (37.60%) Selenium
2 22 (17.60%) WebDriver
3 20 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (8.80%) AQtime
4 11 (8.80%) WebLOAD
5 10 (8.00%) TestNG
6 7 (5.60%) JUnit
6 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.00%) JMeter
7 5 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (3.20%) MSTest
9 3 (2.40%) Subversion
9 3 (2.40%) JIRA
9 3 (2.40%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.60%) Hudson
10 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (12.80%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.00%) Electronics
3 5 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Marketing
4 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.60%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.60%) .NET
2 21 (16.80%) XML
3 11 (8.80%) MAPI
4 7 (5.60%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.00%) JSON
5 5 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.00%) Middleware
5 5 (4.00%) XSLT
6 3 (2.40%) HTML
7 2 (1.60%) Swing
7 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.60%) JDBC
7 2 (1.60%) JSP
7 2 (1.60%) Web Services
8 1 (0.80%) WAP
8 1 (0.80%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.40%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.80%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.40%) Firmware
3 3 (2.40%) Open Source
4 2 (1.60%) DTV
4 2 (1.60%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.80%) Life Science
5 1 (0.80%) Handset
5 1 (0.80%) iPad
5 1 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.00%) Windows
2 27 (21.60%) UNIX
3 20 (16.00%) Linux
4 5 (4.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.40%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.80%) Android
6 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.40%) Test Scripting
1 28 (22.40%) Test Automation
2 25 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.60%) Software Testing
4 19 (15.20%) Scrum
5 18 (14.40%) Manual Testing
6 14 (11.20%) Regression Testing
6 14 (11.20%) Automation Testing
7 12 (9.60%) Automated Testing
7 12 (9.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (8.80%) Integration Testing
8 11 (8.80%) System Testing
8 11 (8.80%) Software Engineering
8 11 (8.80%) Benchmarking
8 11 (8.80%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (8.00%) Test Management
10 9 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.40%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.40%) Migration
12 7 (5.60%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.80%) SQL
2 36 (28.80%) C#
3 34 (27.20%) Java
4 26 (20.80%) Python
5 16 (12.80%) C++
6 11 (8.80%) VBScript
7 10 (8.00%) Ruby
7 10 (8.00%) PHP
8 7 (5.60%) Perl
9 5 (4.00%) C
9 5 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.40%) VB
10 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (25.60%) Degree
2 23 (18.40%) ISEB
3 21 (16.80%) ISTQB
4 16 (12.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.60%) HND
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (52.80%) QA
2 6 (4.80%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (8.80%) Active Directory
1 11 (8.80%) VMware ESX
1 11 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (14.40%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.20%) Opsview
3 2 (1.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.80%) VMware
3 10 (8.00%) Oracle
4 5 (4.00%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.40%) HP
6 2 (1.60%) SAP
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco
7 1 (0.80%) Sage
7 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks