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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 136 144 122
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 0.20% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.21% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 14
Average salary £19,000 £24,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.44% -28.98%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
2411 2333 1967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.70% 92.29% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1555 1768 1674
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
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 22 December 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Degree
2 18 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 17 (35.42%) QA
4 15 (31.25%) System Testing
4 15 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (29.17%) SQL
5 14 (29.17%) ISTQB
6 13 (27.08%) Software Testing
6 13 (27.08%) Computer Science
6 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
6 13 (27.08%) Waterfall
6 13 (27.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (27.08%) ISEB
7 12 (25.00%) Selenium
8 11 (22.92%) V-Model
8 11 (22.92%) GAMP
9 10 (20.83%) C#
9 10 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (18.75%) Manual Testing
10 9 (18.75%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) HTML
11 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 8 (16.67%) .NET
11 8 (16.67%) CSS
11 8 (16.67%) XML
11 8 (16.67%) jQuery
11 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
12 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 5 (10.42%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) SMTP
1 5 (10.42%) SAN
1 5 (10.42%) IMAP
1 5 (10.42%) Wireshark
1 5 (10.42%) NAS
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) SSH
2 1 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (25.00%) Selenium
3 5 (10.42%) WebLOAD
3 5 (10.42%) AQtime
4 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.33%) Subversion
4 4 (8.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.08%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.08%) Calabash
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Billing
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) HTML
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
1 8 (16.67%) CSS
1 8 (16.67%) XML
1 8 (16.67%) jQuery
2 5 (10.42%) MAPI
3 4 (8.33%) SWT
3 4 (8.33%) Swing
3 4 (8.33%) Struts
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 15 (31.25%) System Testing
4 13 (27.08%) Waterfall
4 13 (27.08%) Software Testing
4 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.92%) V-Model
6 9 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (10.42%) Benchmarking
9 4 (8.33%) Validation
9 4 (8.33%) TDD
9 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.33%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.25%) Agile Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.17%) Test Management
11 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) C#
3 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) VBScript
5 6 (12.50%) Java
6 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.42%) C++
7 4 (8.33%) Perl
7 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby
9 1 (2.08%) Python
9 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Degree
2 14 (29.17%) ISTQB
3 13 (27.08%) ISEB
3 13 (27.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) QA
2 11 (22.92%) GAMP
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.42%) VMware ESX
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) VMware
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) Huawei
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