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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 163 185 156
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 61 33 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.03% 0.60% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.64% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 50 24 63
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £53,050 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
5441 5117 5178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.78% 93.19% 93.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3746 3943 4322
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +11 32 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Slough - 10 £38,500 - 2
Bracknell 0 9 £42,500 +25.00% 2
Maidenhead -11 7 £38,500 -6.09%
Newbury +9 3 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Wokingham -5 2 £25,000 -39.75% 1
Windsor - 1 £31,500 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 62 (48.06%) QA
2 48 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (34.88%) SQL
4 43 (33.33%) Selenium
5 36 (27.91%) C#
6 33 (25.58%) Degree
6 33 (25.58%) Test Scripting
7 31 (24.03%) Java
7 31 (24.03%) Windows
8 29 (22.48%) UNIX
8 29 (22.48%) Test Automation
9 28 (21.71%) Computer Science
10 27 (20.93%) ISEB
11 26 (20.16%) Software Testing
12 25 (19.38%) ISTQB
12 25 (19.38%) Python
12 25 (19.38%) .NET
13 24 (18.60%) TCP/IP
14 22 (17.05%) Linux
15 21 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
16 20 (15.50%) Scrum
16 20 (15.50%) XML
16 20 (15.50%) HP Quality Center
16 20 (15.50%) Manual Testing
16 20 (15.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (14.73%) WebDriver
18 18 (13.95%) Finance
18 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
19 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
20 16 (12.40%) C++

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (8.53%) IIS
2 5 (3.88%) Apache
3 2 (1.55%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) SaaS
2 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.60%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.30%) SAN
2 12 (9.30%) Wireshark
3 11 (8.53%) NAS
3 11 (8.53%) IMAP
3 11 (8.53%) SMTP
4 5 (3.88%) Ethernet
4 5 (3.88%) HTTP
5 4 (3.10%) SNMP
5 4 (3.10%) SSH
5 4 (3.10%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 3 (2.33%) Network Security
6 3 (2.33%) Firewall
6 3 (2.33%) Internet
6 3 (2.33%) GPRS
7 2 (1.55%) GSM
7 2 (1.55%) UMTS
7 2 (1.55%) Wireless
7 2 (1.55%) 4G
7 2 (1.55%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.88%) MySQL
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.78%) Big Data
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (33.33%) Selenium
2 21 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (14.73%) WebDriver
4 11 (8.53%) AQtime
4 11 (8.53%) WebLOAD
5 10 (7.75%) TestNG
6 5 (3.88%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.88%) JMeter
6 5 (3.88%) JUnit
7 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.10%) JIRA
8 3 (2.33%) Subversion
8 3 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.55%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.55%) Hudson
9 2 (1.55%) MSTest
9 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (13.95%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.88%) Electronics
4 3 (2.33%) Banking
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 2 (1.55%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.38%) .NET
2 20 (15.50%) XML
3 11 (8.53%) MAPI
4 7 (5.43%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.88%) JSON
5 5 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (3.88%) Middleware
5 5 (3.88%) XSLT
6 2 (1.55%) Web Services
7 1 (0.78%) HTML
7 1 (0.78%) WML
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.71%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.43%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.33%) Open Source
4 3 (2.33%) Firmware
5 2 (1.55%) DTV
5 2 (1.55%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.55%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.03%) Windows
2 29 (22.48%) UNIX
3 22 (17.05%) Linux
4 6 (4.65%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.10%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.78%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.58%) Test Scripting
3 29 (22.48%) Test Automation
4 26 (20.16%) Software Testing
5 20 (15.50%) Scrum
5 20 (15.50%) Manual Testing
6 15 (11.63%) Automation Testing
7 13 (10.08%) Automated Testing
7 13 (10.08%) Regression Testing
8 12 (9.30%) System Testing
8 12 (9.30%) Integration Testing
9 11 (8.53%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (8.53%) Test Management
9 11 (8.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (8.53%) V-Model
9 11 (8.53%) Software Engineering
9 11 (8.53%) Benchmarking
10 9 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.98%) Migration
11 8 (6.20%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.88%) SQL
2 36 (27.91%) C#
3 31 (24.03%) Java
4 25 (19.38%) Python
5 16 (12.40%) C++
6 12 (9.30%) VBScript
7 9 (6.98%) Ruby
7 9 (6.98%) PHP
8 7 (5.43%) Perl
9 6 (4.65%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.88%) C
11 2 (1.55%) VB
11 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (25.58%) Degree
2 27 (20.93%) ISEB
3 25 (19.38%) ISTQB
4 20 (15.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.55%) HND
6 1 (0.78%) AAT
6 1 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (48.06%) QA
2 10 (7.75%) GAMP
3 2 (1.55%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (8.53%) Active Directory
1 11 (8.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (15.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.10%) Opsview
3 2 (1.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.08%) VMware
3 10 (7.75%) Oracle
4 5 (3.88%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.33%) HP
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco
6 2 (1.55%) SAP
7 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.78%) Huawei
7 1 (0.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.78%) Sage
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
set2recruit
Salary: £21000 - £27000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Argyll Scott
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefónica
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
DP Connect
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago