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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 129 111 123
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 30 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.40% 1.20% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 1.30% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 8
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.02% +5.71%
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
2097 2305 2138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.78% 92.24% 93.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1654 1625 1701
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (61.54%) Selenium
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
5 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) VB
5 3 (23.08%) Python
5 3 (23.08%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 2 (15.38%) Electronics
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) PHP
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Broadband
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) WiMAX
1 1 (7.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) HP UFT
3 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (15.38%) JMeter
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.69%) JBehave
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
5 1 (7.69%) MSTest
5 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Demand Management
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) OOP
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Validation
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
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