The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 119 123 120
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.95% 0.77% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.83% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 13
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,780 £57,040 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Test Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2247 2174 1929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.36% 92.87% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1540 1637 1586
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £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 Reading

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Reading

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 30 (75.00%) Degree
4 22 (55.00%) Test Automation
5 19 (47.50%) TDD
5 19 (47.50%) Java
5 19 (47.50%) SQL
6 18 (45.00%) Validation
7 17 (42.50%) Shell Script
7 17 (42.50%) Subversion
7 17 (42.50%) SWT
7 17 (42.50%) Maven
7 17 (42.50%) T-SQL
7 17 (42.50%) Perl
7 17 (42.50%) Struts
7 17 (42.50%) UNIX
7 17 (42.50%) Swing
7 17 (42.50%) Test Planning
7 17 (42.50%) Git (software)
8 15 (37.50%) Automation Testing
8 15 (37.50%) QA
8 15 (37.50%) Selenium
9 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
9 14 (35.00%) HTML
9 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
9 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
11 12 (30.00%) CSS
11 12 (30.00%) Computer Science
11 12 (30.00%) jQuery

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) Git (software)
1 17 (42.50%) Subversion
1 17 (42.50%) Maven
2 15 (37.50%) Selenium
3 13 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) Calabash
5 1 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (2.50%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) Struts
1 17 (42.50%) Swing
1 17 (42.50%) SWT
2 14 (35.00%) HTML
3 12 (30.00%) CSS
3 12 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
5 2 (5.00%) JSON
5 2 (5.00%) WPF
5 2 (5.00%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) UNIX
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 22 (55.00%) Test Automation
4 19 (47.50%) TDD
5 18 (45.00%) Validation
6 17 (42.50%) Test Planning
7 15 (37.50%) Automation Testing
8 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
9 12 (30.00%) System Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 2 (5.00%) V-Model
11 2 (5.00%) BDD
11 2 (5.00%) Agile Testing
12 1 (2.50%) Regression Testing
12 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (2.50%) Scrum
12 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (2.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) Java
1 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 17 (42.50%) T-SQL
2 17 (42.50%) Shell Script
2 17 (42.50%) Perl
3 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) HNC
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Telerik
2 1 (2.50%) Google
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) HP