The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 142 194 160
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 72 25 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.30% 0.45% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.49% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 57 21 62
Average salary £37,500 £48,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.68% +25.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5162 5141 5635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.93% 93.29% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3694 4093 4745
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
South East

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 36 £41,500 -27.82% 4
Bracknell - 18 £32,500 - 2
Slough +13 6 £38,500 -9.41%
Newbury +7 2 £37,500 +20.96%
Maidenhead -7 2 £38,500 -19.79% 1
Hungerford - 1 £30,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £25,000 - 2
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 65 (57.52%) QA
2 48 (42.48%) Selenium
2 48 (42.48%) SQL
3 34 (30.09%) C#
4 32 (28.32%) Degree
5 31 (27.43%) Windows
6 30 (26.55%) Java
7 27 (23.89%) .NET
7 27 (23.89%) Computer Science
8 26 (23.01%) Test Automation
8 26 (23.01%) UNIX
9 24 (21.24%) TCP/IP
10 23 (20.35%) Python
10 23 (20.35%) WebDriver
11 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
12 19 (16.81%) Linux
13 18 (15.93%) XML
13 18 (15.93%) SQL Server
13 18 (15.93%) Test Scripting
14 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (14.16%) C++
15 16 (14.16%) ISEB
15 16 (14.16%) ISTQB
16 15 (13.27%) Software Testing
17 14 (12.39%) QuickTest Pro
18 13 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (11.50%) HP Quality Center
18 13 (11.50%) Manual Testing
19 12 (10.62%) Finance
19 12 (10.62%) VMware

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (9.73%) IIS
2 5 (4.42%) Apache
3 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) SaaS
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.24%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.73%) SAN
2 11 (9.73%) SMTP
2 11 (9.73%) IMAP
2 11 (9.73%) Wireshark
2 11 (9.73%) NAS
3 5 (4.42%) HTTP
4 4 (3.54%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.54%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 3 (2.65%) SSH
5 3 (2.65%) Network Security
5 3 (2.65%) SNMP
6 2 (1.77%) GPRS
6 2 (1.77%) Firewall
6 2 (1.77%) Wireless
6 2 (1.77%) 4G
7 1 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.88%) LTE
7 1 (0.88%) GSM
7 1 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.54%) MySQL
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (42.48%) Selenium
2 23 (20.35%) WebDriver
3 14 (12.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (9.73%) AQtime
4 11 (9.73%) WebLOAD
5 9 (7.96%) TestNG
6 7 (6.19%) JUnit
7 6 (5.31%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.42%) MSTest
8 5 (4.42%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (3.54%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.54%) JMeter
10 3 (2.65%) Subversion
10 3 (2.65%) JIRA
10 3 (2.65%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.77%) Ranorex
12 1 (0.88%) Capybara
12 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (10.62%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 4 (3.54%) Electronics
5 3 (2.65%) Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.89%) .NET
2 18 (15.93%) XML
3 11 (9.73%) MAPI
4 7 (6.19%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.54%) JSON
5 4 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (3.54%) Middleware
5 4 (3.54%) XSLT
5 4 (3.54%) HTML
6 3 (2.65%) Swing
6 3 (2.65%) JDBC
6 3 (2.65%) JSP
7 2 (1.77%) Web Services
7 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.88%) WML
8 1 (0.88%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.89%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.42%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.42%) Open Source
3 3 (2.65%) Firmware
4 2 (1.77%) iPad
4 2 (1.77%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) DTV
5 1 (0.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.43%) Windows
2 26 (23.01%) UNIX
3 19 (16.81%) Linux
4 5 (4.42%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.65%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.01%) Test Automation
2 18 (15.93%) Test Scripting
3 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (13.27%) Software Testing
5 13 (11.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (11.50%) Manual Testing
6 11 (9.73%) Software Engineering
6 11 (9.73%) Scrum
6 11 (9.73%) Benchmarking
6 11 (9.73%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (8.85%) Regression Testing
8 9 (7.96%) Automated Testing
9 8 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.08%) Automation Testing
10 7 (6.19%) Test Strategy
10 7 (6.19%) Test Management
10 7 (6.19%) Integration Testing
10 7 (6.19%) System Testing
11 6 (5.31%) Performance Testing
12 5 (4.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (42.48%) SQL
2 34 (30.09%) C#
3 30 (26.55%) Java
4 23 (20.35%) Python
5 16 (14.16%) C++
6 10 (8.85%) Ruby
6 10 (8.85%) PHP
7 8 (7.08%) VBScript
8 6 (5.31%) Perl
9 5 (4.42%) C
9 5 (4.42%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.65%) VB
10 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (28.32%) Degree
2 16 (14.16%) ISEB
2 16 (14.16%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.77%) HND
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (57.52%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) GAMP
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.73%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (11.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.54%) Opsview
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) VMware
3 6 (5.31%) Oracle
4 4 (3.54%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.65%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix
6 1 (0.88%) Sage
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco
6 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £33000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: Pension
Posted: Yesterday
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