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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 160 151 135
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 33 17 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.85% 0.51% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.53% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 29 16 63
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,750 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,100 £40,000 £44,500
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 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
3681 3209 4057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.26% 96.37% 94.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3166 2673 3516
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Basingstoke +9 9 £37,500 +25.00%
Farnborough - 9 £22,000 -
Havant +3 5 £36,000 -10.00%
Southampton +3 4 £40,000 +77.77%
Waterlooville - 1 £52,000 -
Eastleigh - 1 £26,500 -
Fareham - 1 £24,000 -
Hook - 1 £22,500 - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (30.36%) Software Testing
1 17 (30.36%) Python
2 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.00%) QA
3 14 (25.00%) Selenium
4 13 (23.21%) Degree
4 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
4 13 (23.21%) Linux
4 13 (23.21%) C
4 13 (23.21%) SQL
4 13 (23.21%) Test Planning
5 12 (21.43%) C#
6 10 (17.86%) User Stories
6 10 (17.86%) ISEB
6 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 10 (17.86%) Electronics
7 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
7 9 (16.07%) Test Strategy
7 9 (16.07%) C++
7 9 (16.07%) Java
8 8 (14.29%) MySQL
8 8 (14.29%) Games
8 8 (14.29%) .NET
9 7 (12.50%) JIRA
9 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 7 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) SaaS
2 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) CTI
2 3 (5.36%) Internet
3 1 (1.79%) MGCP
3 1 (1.79%) RTP
3 1 (1.79%) SS7
3 1 (1.79%) Megaco
3 1 (1.79%) ISUP
3 1 (1.79%) H.323
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) Network Security
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) MySQL
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (12.50%) JIRA
3 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
3 5 (8.93%) PyUnit
3 5 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (8.93%) NUnit
4 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.57%) TestNG
6 2 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.57%) Behat
6 2 (3.57%) JMeter
6 2 (3.57%) LabVIEW
6 2 (3.57%) Maven
6 2 (3.57%) Ant
6 2 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 10 (17.86%) Electronics
2 8 (14.29%) Games
3 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.14%) Aerospace
5 3 (5.36%) Military
5 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.57%) Finance
7 1 (1.79%) Law
7 1 (1.79%) Legal
7 1 (1.79%) Billing
7 1 (1.79%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (10.71%) CGI
2 6 (10.71%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.14%) J2EE
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
4 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.71%) Replication
3 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.57%) Physics
5 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) IPTV
6 1 (1.79%) CPLD
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Linux
3 6 (10.71%) UNIX
4 4 (7.14%) Windows NT
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.14%) Android
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Software Testing
2 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
3 13 (23.21%) Test Planning
4 10 (17.86%) User Stories
5 9 (16.07%) Test Strategy
6 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 6 (10.71%) TDD
7 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.71%) System Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (10.71%) BDD
7 6 (10.71%) Automation Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.93%) Scrum
9 4 (7.14%) Programme Management
9 4 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) Python
2 13 (23.21%) C
2 13 (23.21%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) C#
4 9 (16.07%) C++
4 9 (16.07%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) Perl
6 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Degree
2 10 (17.86%) ISEB
2 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.36%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) Telelogic
4 1 (1.79%) Huawei
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Intel
4 1 (1.79%) Nortel
4 1 (1.79%) BMC
4 1 (1.79%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.79%) NEC