The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 108 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 6 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.50% 0.31% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.33% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 23
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £33,000 £42,300
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 Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1715 1805 1831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.33% 92.14% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1404 1647
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Milton Keynes +4 6 £38,750 +29.16%
Aylesbury - 3 £45,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 25 (69.44%) SQL
1 25 (69.44%) Oracle
2 24 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 18 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (36.11%) Java
4 13 (36.11%) Migration
4 13 (36.11%) Scrum
4 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (36.11%) QA
4 13 (36.11%) Data Migration
5 12 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 12 (33.33%) Finance
6 10 (27.78%) Windows
7 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (22.22%) Degree
8 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 8 (22.22%) PHP
8 8 (22.22%) MySQL
9 7 (19.44%) Linux
9 7 (19.44%) HTML
9 7 (19.44%) Subversion
9 7 (19.44%) Test Management
9 7 (19.44%) Selenium
9 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
9 7 (19.44%) SaaS
10 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Load Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 6 (16.67%) Cryptography

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 6 (16.67%) Apache
2 5 (13.89%) Apache ServiceMix
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (2.78%) Network Security
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 8 (22.22%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (19.44%) Subversion
2 7 (19.44%) Selenium
3 6 (16.67%) JIRA
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (13.89%) Trac
4 5 (13.89%) JMeter
4 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.78%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 6 (16.67%) LAMP
2 6 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.78%) Java SE
3 1 (2.78%) Java EE
3 1 (2.78%) jQuery
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 6 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 6 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 5 (13.89%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Migration
1 13 (36.11%) Scrum
1 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (36.11%) Data Migration
2 12 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Test Management
6 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Information Security
6 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.11%) OO
8 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
9 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
11 1 (2.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 8 (22.22%) PHP
4 6 (16.67%) C#
4 6 (16.67%) Python
4 6 (16.67%) Ruby
5 5 (13.89%) C++
6 4 (11.11%) C
6 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.56%) VBScript
8 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (13.89%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 3 (8.33%) XenApp
1 3 (8.33%) XenServer
1 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Xen
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Citrix
2 3 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Zend