The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire 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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 180 184 139
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 9 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.46% 0.24% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.25% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 46
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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 Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3697 3606 4034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.75% 95.20% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3081 3086 3476
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 1 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
(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
Southampton +11 11 £42,500 +63.46% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £22,500 -
Portsmouth -16 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Aldershot - 1 £38,500 -
Fareham - 1 £32,500 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 18 (38.30%) Windows
1 18 (38.30%) Software Testing
2 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.04%) QA
4 14 (29.79%) Selenium
4 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (23.40%) C++
5 11 (23.40%) ISEB
5 11 (23.40%) User Stories
5 11 (23.40%) Automation Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Unit Testing
6 10 (21.28%) System Testing
6 10 (21.28%) BDD
6 10 (21.28%) Gherkin
6 10 (21.28%) Regression Testing
6 10 (21.28%) C
6 10 (21.28%) TDD
6 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
8 8 (17.02%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
8 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
8 8 (17.02%) Internet
9 7 (14.89%) Ant
9 7 (14.89%) Web Services
9 7 (14.89%) Maven
9 7 (14.89%) Behat
10 6 (12.77%) Test Planning

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Internet
2 6 (12.77%) TDMA
2 6 (12.77%) CTI
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.89%) Ant
3 7 (14.89%) Maven
3 7 (14.89%) Behat
4 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.51%) JIRA
6 3 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.38%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.26%) TestNG
7 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.26%) JUnit
7 2 (4.26%) JMeter
8 1 (2.13%) LabVIEW
8 1 (2.13%) NUnit
8 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (8.51%) Electronics
2 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.13%) Military
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Gherkin
2 7 (14.89%) Web Services
3 6 (12.77%) CGI
4 2 (4.26%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (12.77%) Replication
3 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Handset
4 1 (2.13%) Physics
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) UNIX
4 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Software Testing
2 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (23.40%) User Stories
4 11 (23.40%) Automation Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Unit Testing
5 10 (21.28%) System Testing
5 10 (21.28%) BDD
5 10 (21.28%) Regression Testing
5 10 (21.28%) TDD
5 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
6 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Test Management
9 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
10 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) C++
2 10 (21.28%) C
3 6 (12.77%) Python
4 5 (10.64%) Java
5 3 (6.38%) PHP
5 3 (6.38%) SQL
5 3 (6.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) HNC
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) VMware
2 1 (2.13%) NEC
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
Southampton, Hampshire
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