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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 112 112 124
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.86% 0.86% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.89% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 4
Average salary £38,500 £32,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.31% -17.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,450 £25,400 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £40,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
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
1970 1793 1772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.62% 95.99% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1484 1486 1494
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
High Wycombe - 9 £38,500 -
Milton Keynes -17 6 £45,000 +60.71% 2
Beaconsfield - 6 £38,500 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 10 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 10 (41.67%) Selenium
4 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 10 (41.67%) Oracle Database
5 8 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 8 (33.33%) Migration
6 6 (25.00%) Behat
6 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Client/Server
6 6 (25.00%) PHPUnit
6 6 (25.00%) Telerik
7 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Subversion
8 4 (16.67%) QA
8 4 (16.67%) jQuery
8 4 (16.67%) Apache
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) PHP
8 4 (16.67%) MySQL
9 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
9 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (12.50%) ITIL
9 3 (12.50%) Relational Database

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) MySQL
3 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 10 (41.67%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) Behat
2 6 (25.00%) PHPUnit
3 4 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Military
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (16.67%) jQuery
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 8 (33.33%) Migration
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) WFM
7 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Management
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (4.17%) Validation
8 1 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) Telerik
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft