The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 115 127 119
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 24 12 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 0.56% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.60% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 20
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £56,695 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2324 2015 2254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.11% 94.38% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1733 1614 1960
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Test Engineer
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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 18 April 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (70.83%) Selenium
2 16 (66.67%) QA
3 14 (58.33%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 8 (33.33%) Java
6 7 (29.17%) C#
6 7 (29.17%) .NET
6 7 (29.17%) Python
7 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (25.00%) UNIX
7 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
8 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (20.83%) MSTest
8 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.83%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (16.67%) Web Application Development
9 4 (16.67%) Validation
9 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.67%) TestNG
9 4 (16.67%) SaaS
9 4 (16.67%) HTTP
9 4 (16.67%) C
9 4 (16.67%) Apache
9 4 (16.67%) C++
9 4 (16.67%) Perl
10 3 (12.50%) PHP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) SMS
3 1 (4.17%) SNMP
3 1 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (70.83%) Selenium
2 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
3 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (20.83%) MSTest
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (16.67%) TestNG
5 2 (8.33%) Ranorex
5 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) UNIX
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 4 (16.67%) Validation
3 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.17%) System Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) Python
4 4 (16.67%) C
4 4 (16.67%) C++
4 4 (16.67%) Perl
5 3 (12.50%) PHP
5 3 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (8.33%) VBScript
6 2 (8.33%) VB
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) HP
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