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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 169 191 158
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 56 41 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.98% 0.71% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.76% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 39 14 67
Average salary £39,750 £38,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.58% -0.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,400 £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
5382 5410 5053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.03% 93.50% 93.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3808 3972 4210
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 29 December 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 December 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 +10 17 £19,000 -22.44% 2
Slough - 14 £40,000 - 2
Maidenhead +16 10 £40,000 -20.00%
Bracknell -17 8 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Newbury +5 5 £39,500 +1.93% 1
Hungerford - 1 £32,500 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (39.66%) QA
3 38 (32.76%) Test Scripting
4 37 (31.90%) SQL
5 32 (27.59%) QuickTest Pro
6 31 (26.72%) Software Testing
7 27 (23.28%) Selenium
8 26 (22.41%) UNIX
9 24 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (19.83%) Degree
10 23 (19.83%) Windows
10 23 (19.83%) Linux
11 22 (18.97%) Automation Testing
12 21 (18.10%) Scrum
13 20 (17.24%) ISEB
13 20 (17.24%) C#
13 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
13 20 (17.24%) Test Automation
14 19 (16.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (16.38%) ISTQB
15 18 (15.52%) Computer Science
15 18 (15.52%) Telecoms
15 18 (15.52%) Finance
16 16 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (12.93%) System Testing
17 15 (12.93%) Wireshark
17 15 (12.93%) Java
18 14 (12.07%) .NET
18 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
18 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 5 (4.31%) IIS
2 1 (0.86%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) MS Office
2 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.86%) SaaS
1 1 (0.86%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.93%) Wireshark
2 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.62%) SAN
4 8 (6.90%) Internet
4 8 (6.90%) Ethernet
4 8 (6.90%) LTE
5 6 (5.17%) GPRS
5 6 (5.17%) GSM
5 6 (5.17%) UMTS
5 6 (5.17%) 3G
6 5 (4.31%) MPLS
6 5 (4.31%) Frame Relay
6 5 (4.31%) ATM
6 5 (4.31%) Broadband
6 5 (4.31%) LAN
6 5 (4.31%) SDH
6 5 (4.31%) WAN
6 5 (4.31%) SMTP
6 5 (4.31%) VPN
6 5 (4.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.86%) MySQL
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (27.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 27 (23.28%) Selenium
3 7 (6.03%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.31%) WebLOAD
4 5 (4.31%) Subversion
4 5 (4.31%) AQtime
5 4 (3.45%) Maven
6 3 (2.59%) JIRA
6 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.59%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.72%) MSTest
7 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.86%) TestNG
8 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.86%) Sahi
8 1 (0.86%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (15.52%) Telecoms
1 18 (15.52%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Marketing
4 3 (2.59%) Billing
4 3 (2.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.86%) Law
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Electronics
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.07%) .NET
2 13 (11.21%) XML
3 11 (9.48%) HTML
4 8 (6.90%) CSS
4 8 (6.90%) jQuery
5 5 (4.31%) MAPI
6 4 (3.45%) SWT
6 4 (3.45%) Swing
6 4 (3.45%) Struts
7 3 (2.59%) Web Services
8 1 (0.86%) SOAP
8 1 (0.86%) WML
8 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.86%) WAP
8 1 (0.86%) XSLT
8 1 (0.86%) JSON
8 1 (0.86%) Middleware
8 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (15.52%) Computer Science
3 12 (10.34%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.31%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.72%) Life Science
6 1 (0.86%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.86%) DTV
6 1 (0.86%) Handset
6 1 (0.86%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) UNIX
2 23 (19.83%) Windows
2 23 (19.83%) Linux
3 3 (2.59%) AIX
4 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (32.76%) Test Scripting
3 31 (26.72%) Software Testing
4 22 (18.97%) Automation Testing
5 21 (18.10%) Scrum
6 20 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 15 (12.93%) System Testing
8 13 (11.21%) V-Model
8 13 (11.21%) Manual Testing
8 13 (11.21%) Migration
8 13 (11.21%) Waterfall
9 12 (10.34%) Data Migration
10 8 (6.90%) Test Management
10 8 (6.90%) Integration Testing
10 8 (6.90%) Automated Testing
10 8 (6.90%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.03%) OpenUP
11 7 (6.03%) Validation
11 7 (6.03%) Regression Testing
12 6 (5.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.90%) SQL
2 20 (17.24%) C#
3 15 (12.93%) Java
4 10 (8.62%) Python
5 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.03%) VBScript
7 6 (5.17%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.17%) Perl
7 6 (5.17%) C++
8 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.86%) Ruby
9 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.86%) VB
9 1 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (19.83%) Degree
2 20 (17.24%) ISEB
3 19 (16.38%) ISTQB
3 19 (16.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.31%) CCNA
6 1 (0.86%) HND
6 1 (0.86%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (39.66%) QA
2 13 (11.21%) GAMP
3 4 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.31%) VMware ESX
1 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.86%) Puppet
2 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.21%) Oracle
3 10 (8.62%) HP
4 8 (6.90%) Cisco
5 7 (6.03%) VMware
6 2 (1.72%) Huawei
7 1 (0.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.86%) Google
7 1 (0.86%) SAP
7 1 (0.86%) Nortel
7 1 (0.86%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.86%) Sage
7 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
Reading, Berkshire
Resource Solutions - Visa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £50000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 days holi
Posted: 10 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago