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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 158 186 152
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 67 39 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.21% 0.72% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.77% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 47 23 62
Average salary £36,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.87% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,000 £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
5184 5073 4883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.85% 93.98% 93.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3902 3712 3972
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 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(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 32 £37,500 -21.46% 1
Bracknell -4 15 £40,000 +48.14% 1
Newbury +1 8 £35,250 -10.19% 1
Slough +7 2 £35,000 - 1
Hungerford - 2 £31,250 -
Maidenhead -5 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 55 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (40.00%) UNIX
3 47 (39.17%) QA
4 42 (35.00%) Degree
5 39 (32.50%) SQL
6 34 (28.33%) Waterfall
7 32 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 30 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (23.33%) Selenium
9 28 (23.33%) Software Testing
10 27 (22.50%) Test Scripting
10 27 (22.50%) QuickTest Pro
11 26 (21.67%) Windows
12 23 (19.17%) Java
12 23 (19.17%) Validation
13 22 (18.33%) Perl
13 22 (18.33%) Linux
13 22 (18.33%) Automation Testing
14 21 (17.50%) Computer Science
14 21 (17.50%) Telecoms
15 20 (16.67%) Shell Script
16 19 (15.83%) Test Planning
16 19 (15.83%) Subversion
16 19 (15.83%) Git (software)
16 19 (15.83%) TCP/IP
16 19 (15.83%) TDD
17 18 (15.00%) HTML
17 18 (15.00%) T-SQL
17 18 (15.00%) Maven
18 17 (14.17%) SWT

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.67%) Lync
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Office
1 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Exchequer
1 2 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
1 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.83%) TCP/IP
2 13 (10.83%) Wireshark
3 12 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 9 (7.50%) LTE
5 8 (6.67%) VPN
5 8 (6.67%) 3G
5 8 (6.67%) MPLS
6 7 (5.83%) SAN
6 7 (5.83%) LAN
6 7 (5.83%) Network Security
6 7 (5.83%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 6 (5.00%) GPRS
7 6 (5.00%) GSM
8 5 (4.17%) ATM
8 5 (4.17%) Broadband
8 5 (4.17%) SDH
8 5 (4.17%) UMTS
8 5 (4.17%) Internet
8 5 (4.17%) WAN
8 5 (4.17%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (23.33%) Selenium
2 27 (22.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (15.83%) Subversion
3 19 (15.83%) Git (software)
4 18 (15.00%) Maven
5 4 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.50%) JIRA
6 3 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.67%) MSTest
7 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.67%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.83%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.83%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.83%) Calabash
General
1 21 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.83%) Finance
3 4 (3.33%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Billing
4 3 (2.50%) Marketing
4 3 (2.50%) Automotive
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.00%) HTML
2 17 (14.17%) Struts
2 17 (14.17%) Swing
2 17 (14.17%) SWT
3 13 (10.83%) jQuery
3 13 (10.83%) CSS
4 8 (6.67%) .NET
5 4 (3.33%) XML
6 3 (2.50%) Web Services
7 2 (1.67%) XMPP
7 2 (1.67%) JSON
7 2 (1.67%) WPF
7 2 (1.67%) HTML5
8 1 (0.83%) Middleware
8 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (17.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.17%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.50%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) IPTV
6 1 (0.83%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (40.00%) UNIX
2 26 (21.67%) Windows
3 22 (18.33%) Linux
4 3 (2.50%) AIX
5 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.83%) Android
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.33%) Waterfall
3 32 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 28 (23.33%) Software Testing
5 27 (22.50%) Test Scripting
6 23 (19.17%) Validation
7 22 (18.33%) Automation Testing
8 19 (15.83%) Test Planning
8 19 (15.83%) TDD
9 15 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 14 (11.67%) System Testing
11 13 (10.83%) Scrum
12 8 (6.67%) OpenUP
13 7 (5.83%) V-Model
14 6 (5.00%) Manual Testing
14 6 (5.00%) Data Migration
14 6 (5.00%) Automated Testing
14 6 (5.00%) Migration
14 6 (5.00%) Regression Testing
14 6 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.50%) SQL
2 23 (19.17%) Java
3 22 (18.33%) Perl
4 20 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 18 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
7 16 (13.33%) C#
8 7 (5.83%) Python
9 3 (2.50%) C
10 2 (1.67%) C++
11 1 (0.83%) COBOL
11 1 (0.83%) VBScript
11 1 (0.83%) VB
11 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (35.00%) Degree
2 12 (10.00%) ISEB
3 11 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (7.50%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.17%) CCNA
5 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.33%) VCP4
7 2 (1.67%) AAT
7 2 (1.67%) HND
8 1 (0.83%) HNC
8 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (39.17%) QA
2 7 (5.83%) GAMP
3 5 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Firmware
1 3 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.33%) HP
3 9 (7.50%) Cisco
4 8 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (1.67%) Huawei
5 2 (1.67%) Panasonic
5 2 (1.67%) EMC
5 2 (1.67%) Sage
5 2 (1.67%) VMware
5 2 (1.67%) Mitel
5 2 (1.67%) Telerik
5 2 (1.67%) NetHawk
6 1 (0.83%) Google
6 1 (0.83%) Nortel
6 1 (0.83%) Ericsson
Reading, South East, United Kingdom
Cisco Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
Wa Consultants
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 9 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago