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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 168 191 159
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 56 41 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 0.70% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.75% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 45 25 62
Average salary £38,500 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.09% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,500 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
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
5543 5447 5133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.58% 93.10% 94.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3814 4129 4221
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,225 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 24 £29,000 -17.14% 4
Slough +11 16 £38,500 -23.00%
Maidenhead -14 8 £38,500 -10.46%
Bracknell -8 5 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Newbury - 4 £40,500 - 1
Wokingham -6 2 £25,000 -39.75%
Windsor - 1 £31,500 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 54 (42.19%) QA
2 46 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.25%) SQL
3 40 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 34 (26.56%) Selenium
5 33 (25.78%) C#
6 30 (23.44%) Degree
7 29 (22.66%) Windows
8 26 (20.31%) Software Testing
8 26 (20.31%) Computer Science
9 25 (19.53%) ISEB
10 24 (18.75%) UNIX
10 24 (18.75%) .NET
10 24 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
11 23 (17.97%) ISTQB
12 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
13 21 (16.41%) TCP/IP
14 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
14 20 (15.63%) Java
14 20 (15.63%) Linux
14 20 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
15 19 (14.84%) Manual Testing
15 19 (14.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 19 (14.84%) Python
15 19 (14.84%) Scrum
16 18 (14.06%) Finance
16 18 (14.06%) Wireshark
17 17 (13.28%) SQL Server
18 16 (12.50%) SAN
18 16 (12.50%) WebDriver

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (8.59%) IIS
2 1 (0.78%) Apache
2 1 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) SaaS
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.41%) TCP/IP
2 18 (14.06%) Wireshark
3 16 (12.50%) SAN
4 11 (8.59%) SMTP
4 11 (8.59%) IMAP
4 11 (8.59%) NAS
5 9 (7.03%) Ethernet
6 7 (5.47%) GPRS
7 6 (4.69%) GSM
7 6 (4.69%) UMTS
7 6 (4.69%) LTE
8 5 (3.91%) Frame Relay
8 5 (3.91%) MPLS
8 5 (3.91%) WAN
8 5 (3.91%) LAN
8 5 (3.91%) SDH
8 5 (3.91%) ATM
8 5 (3.91%) VPN
9 4 (3.13%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 4 (3.13%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.56%) MySQL
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Big Data
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (26.56%) Selenium
2 24 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 11 (8.59%) WebLOAD
4 11 (8.59%) AQtime
5 4 (3.13%) JIRA
5 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.34%) Subversion
6 3 (2.34%) TestNG
6 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.34%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.56%) MSTest
7 2 (1.56%) JUnit
7 2 (1.56%) JMeter
8 1 (0.78%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (14.06%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.13%) Electronics
3 4 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.75%) .NET
2 15 (11.72%) XML
3 11 (8.59%) MAPI
4 7 (5.47%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.56%) JSON
5 2 (1.56%) jQuery
5 2 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.56%) Middleware
5 2 (1.56%) XSLT
5 2 (1.56%) CSS
5 2 (1.56%) Web Services
5 2 (1.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.78%) WML
6 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.31%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.81%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.56%) Life Science
4 2 (1.56%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.56%) Open Source
5 1 (0.78%) iPad
5 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
5 1 (0.78%) DTV
5 1 (0.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.66%) Windows
2 24 (18.75%) UNIX
3 20 (15.63%) Linux
4 5 (3.91%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.34%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.78%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 26 (20.31%) Software Testing
4 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
5 19 (14.84%) Manual Testing
5 19 (14.84%) Scrum
6 15 (11.72%) Automation Testing
7 14 (10.94%) V-Model
8 13 (10.16%) System Testing
8 13 (10.16%) Automated Testing
8 13 (10.16%) Regression Testing
9 12 (9.38%) Migration
9 12 (9.38%) Test Management
10 11 (8.59%) Integration Testing
10 11 (8.59%) Benchmarking
10 11 (8.59%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (7.81%) Data Migration
12 9 (7.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.03%) Test Strategy
13 7 (5.47%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.25%) SQL
2 33 (25.78%) C#
3 20 (15.63%) Java
4 19 (14.84%) Python
5 12 (9.38%) C++
6 11 (8.59%) VBScript
7 7 (5.47%) PHP
7 7 (5.47%) Ruby
8 5 (3.91%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.56%) Perl
10 2 (1.56%) VB
11 1 (0.78%) C
11 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (23.44%) Degree
2 25 (19.53%) ISEB
3 23 (17.97%) ISTQB
4 19 (14.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.91%) CCNA
7 2 (1.56%) HND
8 1 (0.78%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (42.19%) QA
2 13 (10.16%) GAMP
3 4 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.59%) Active Directory
1 11 (8.59%) VMware ESX
1 11 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.34%) Opsview
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.16%) VMware
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle
4 6 (4.69%) Cisco
5 3 (2.34%) HP
6 2 (1.56%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.78%) Sage
7 1 (0.78%) SAP
7 1 (0.78%) Huawei
7 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire, England
CDK Group
Posted: 18 days ago