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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 167 177 146
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 61 38 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.11% 0.72% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.77% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 45 16 71
Average salary £37,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
5178 4957 4806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.23% 93.56% 93.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3827 3669 3993
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 - 24 £19,000 - 2
Bracknell -10 14 £40,000 +48.14% 3
Newbury -4 7 £39,500 -7.05% 2
Maidenhead +8 6 £43,500 -13.00%
Slough +2 4 £35,000 -
Hungerford - 1 £32,500 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 47 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (39.64%) QA
3 37 (33.33%) UNIX
4 32 (28.83%) SQL
4 32 (28.83%) Software Testing
4 32 (28.83%) Test Scripting
5 30 (27.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 30 (27.03%) Degree
6 28 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (22.52%) Selenium
8 24 (21.62%) Test Automation
9 23 (20.72%) Waterfall
9 23 (20.72%) Automation Testing
10 22 (19.82%) Windows
11 20 (18.02%) Linux
12 19 (17.12%) TCP/IP
13 18 (16.22%) Scrum
13 18 (16.22%) Computer Science
14 17 (15.32%) Telecoms
14 17 (15.32%) ISEB
15 16 (14.41%) C#
15 16 (14.41%) Java
15 16 (14.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (14.41%) System Testing
16 15 (13.51%) HTML
16 15 (13.51%) Microsoft
17 14 (12.61%) Finance
17 14 (12.61%) Validation
17 14 (12.61%) JavaScript
17 14 (12.61%) ISTQB

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.90%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.90%) SaaS
1 1 (0.90%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.91%) Ethernet
3 10 (9.01%) Wireshark
4 7 (6.31%) LTE
4 7 (6.31%) Internet
5 6 (5.41%) Network Security
5 6 (5.41%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 5 (4.50%) Frame Relay
6 5 (4.50%) 3G
6 5 (4.50%) MPLS
6 5 (4.50%) WAN
6 5 (4.50%) UMTS
6 5 (4.50%) ATM
6 5 (4.50%) Broadband
6 5 (4.50%) GPRS
6 5 (4.50%) GSM
6 5 (4.50%) LAN
6 5 (4.50%) SDH
6 5 (4.50%) VPN
6 5 (4.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.90%) Big Data
3 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (27.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (22.52%) Selenium
3 10 (9.01%) Subversion
3 10 (9.01%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.11%) Maven
5 4 (3.60%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.70%) JIRA
6 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.80%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.80%) MSTest
7 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.90%) TestNG
8 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.90%) Calabash
8 1 (0.90%) Sahi
8 1 (0.90%) Hudson
General
1 17 (15.32%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.61%) Finance
3 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Marketing
4 3 (2.70%) Billing
4 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.70%) Automotive
5 2 (1.80%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.51%) HTML
2 11 (9.91%) jQuery
2 11 (9.91%) CSS
3 9 (8.11%) SWT
3 9 (8.11%) Struts
3 9 (8.11%) XML
3 9 (8.11%) Swing
4 8 (7.21%) .NET
5 3 (2.70%) Web Services
6 2 (1.80%) JSON
7 1 (0.90%) WPF
7 1 (0.90%) HTML5
7 1 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.90%) Middleware
7 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.90%) SOAP
7 1 (0.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (16.22%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.11%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.50%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.70%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.90%) IPTV
6 1 (0.90%) Life Science
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) Handset
6 1 (0.90%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.33%) UNIX
2 22 (19.82%) Windows
3 20 (18.02%) Linux
4 3 (2.70%) AIX
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.90%) Android
5 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.83%) Software Testing
2 32 (28.83%) Test Scripting
3 24 (21.62%) Test Automation
4 23 (20.72%) Waterfall
4 23 (20.72%) Automation Testing
5 18 (16.22%) Scrum
6 16 (14.41%) System Testing
7 14 (12.61%) Validation
8 12 (10.81%) TDD
9 10 (9.01%) Manual Testing
9 10 (9.01%) V-Model
9 10 (9.01%) Software Engineering
9 10 (9.01%) Test Planning
10 9 (8.11%) Data Migration
10 9 (8.11%) Migration
11 8 (7.21%) Automated Testing
12 7 (6.31%) OpenUP
12 7 (6.31%) Test Strategy
13 6 (5.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.83%) SQL
2 16 (14.41%) C#
2 16 (14.41%) Java
3 14 (12.61%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.91%) Perl
5 10 (9.01%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.11%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.31%) Python
8 5 (4.50%) VBScript
9 2 (1.80%) C
10 1 (0.90%) Ruby
10 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.90%) C++
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (27.03%) Degree
2 17 (15.32%) ISEB
3 16 (14.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (12.61%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.50%) CCNA
5 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.90%) AAT
6 1 (0.90%) HNC
6 1 (0.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (39.64%) QA
2 10 (9.01%) GAMP
3 4 (3.60%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
2 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.01%) Oracle
3 8 (7.21%) HP
4 7 (6.31%) Cisco
5 2 (1.80%) VMware
5 2 (1.80%) Huawei
6 1 (0.90%) Google
6 1 (0.90%) Telerik
6 1 (0.90%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.90%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.90%) Nortel
6 1 (0.90%) Sage
6 1 (0.90%) SAP
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