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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 175 184 203
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 49 43 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.73% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.79% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 29 31 27
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,200 £55,000 £51,000
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
5213 5459 5060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.19% 93.05% 93.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3853 3961 3977
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -14 17 £42,000 -6.66% 5
Newbury +9 8 £35,000 -
Bracknell +7 5 £37,500 +36.36%
Slough +15 3 - - 3
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
Hungerford - 1 £30,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (45.79%) QA
3 44 (41.12%) UNIX
4 41 (38.32%) Degree
5 35 (32.71%) Waterfall
6 34 (31.78%) SQL
7 33 (30.84%) Test Automation
8 27 (25.23%) Windows
9 26 (24.30%) Selenium
10 25 (23.36%) Java
11 24 (22.43%) Perl
11 24 (22.43%) Software Testing
12 23 (21.50%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (20.56%) Test Scripting
13 22 (20.56%) Validation
14 21 (19.63%) QuickTest Pro
14 21 (19.63%) Computer Science
15 20 (18.69%) Automation Testing
15 20 (18.69%) Shell Script
15 20 (18.69%) Telecoms
16 19 (17.76%) TDD
16 19 (17.76%) Subversion
16 19 (17.76%) Test Planning
16 19 (17.76%) Git (software)
17 18 (16.82%) Maven
17 18 (16.82%) TCP/IP
17 18 (16.82%) T-SQL
18 17 (15.89%) Struts
18 17 (15.89%) Linux
18 17 (15.89%) Swing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.87%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.87%) Lync
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Office
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Exchequer
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.82%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.28%) Wireshark
3 9 (8.41%) 3G
4 7 (6.54%) Ethernet
4 7 (6.54%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 7 (6.54%) Network Security
5 5 (4.67%) LTE
5 5 (4.67%) Wireless
5 5 (4.67%) RTP
5 5 (4.67%) Internet
5 5 (4.67%) Broadband
6 4 (3.74%) ISUP
6 4 (3.74%) INAP
6 4 (3.74%) 4G
6 4 (3.74%) VoLTE
7 3 (2.80%) M3UA
7 3 (2.80%) MGW
7 3 (2.80%) SCCP
7 3 (2.80%) TCAP
7 3 (2.80%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (24.30%) Selenium
2 21 (19.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (17.76%) Git (software)
3 19 (17.76%) Subversion
4 18 (16.82%) Maven
5 3 (2.80%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.87%) JIRA
6 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.87%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.93%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.93%) Sahi
7 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.93%) Calabash
7 1 (0.93%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
General
1 20 (18.69%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.15%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Automotive
3 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.80%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Billing
4 2 (1.87%) Electronics
4 2 (1.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.89%) Struts
1 17 (15.89%) Swing
1 17 (15.89%) SWT
2 16 (14.95%) HTML
3 11 (10.28%) CSS
3 11 (10.28%) jQuery
4 8 (7.48%) .NET
5 3 (2.80%) Web Services
5 3 (2.80%) XML
6 2 (1.87%) Middleware
6 2 (1.87%) XMPP
6 2 (1.87%) HTML5
6 2 (1.87%) JSON
6 2 (1.87%) WPF
7 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.50%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (19.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.67%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.80%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) IPTV
6 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (41.12%) UNIX
2 27 (25.23%) Windows
3 17 (15.89%) Linux
4 3 (2.80%) AIX
5 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.71%) Waterfall
3 33 (30.84%) Test Automation
4 24 (22.43%) Software Testing
5 22 (20.56%) Validation
5 22 (20.56%) Test Scripting
6 20 (18.69%) Automation Testing
7 19 (17.76%) Test Planning
7 19 (17.76%) TDD
8 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.28%) System Testing
10 9 (8.41%) Scrum
11 5 (4.67%) Automated Testing
11 5 (4.67%) Regression Testing
11 5 (4.67%) Performance Testing
11 5 (4.67%) Web Testing
12 4 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (2.80%) BDD
13 3 (2.80%) V-Model
13 3 (2.80%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.78%) SQL
2 25 (23.36%) Java
3 24 (22.43%) Perl
4 20 (18.69%) Shell Script
5 18 (16.82%) T-SQL
6 17 (15.89%) C#
7 14 (13.08%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.54%) Python
9 4 (3.74%) C
10 3 (2.80%) C++
11 2 (1.87%) COBOL
11 2 (1.87%) Ruby
12 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.93%) PHP
12 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (38.32%) Degree
2 8 (7.48%) ISEB
3 4 (3.74%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.87%) HND
4 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.87%) AAT
5 1 (0.93%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (45.79%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Firmware
1 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.87%) Iperf
3 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (11.21%) HP
2 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.74%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) Cisco
4 2 (1.87%) Sage
4 2 (1.87%) EMC
4 2 (1.87%) Panasonic
4 2 (1.87%) Mitel
4 2 (1.87%) Telerik
4 2 (1.87%) NetHawk
5 1 (0.93%) Google
5 1 (0.93%) Huawei
5 1 (0.93%) Nortel
5 1 (0.93%) Ericsson
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CISCO SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago