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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 115 - 117
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 24 0 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% - 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% - 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15 0 17
Average salary £19,000 - £35,000
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
2218 2110 1854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.98% 91.66% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1537 1607 1577
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 29 January 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) Waterfall
3 22 (48.89%) Degree
4 19 (42.22%) Automation Testing
5 16 (35.56%) System Testing
5 16 (35.56%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (31.11%) Software Testing
7 13 (28.89%) QA
7 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (26.67%) Selenium
8 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 12 (26.67%) ISEB
8 12 (26.67%) HTML
8 12 (26.67%) SQL
8 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 11 (24.44%) CSS
9 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
9 11 (24.44%) Validation
9 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
9 11 (24.44%) jQuery
10 10 (22.22%) V-Model
10 10 (22.22%) TDD
10 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
10 10 (22.22%) UNIX
10 10 (22.22%) GAMP
10 10 (22.22%) Java
11 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
11 9 (20.00%) Struts

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
1 1 (2.22%) SNMP
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Big Data
1 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (26.67%) Selenium
3 9 (20.00%) Maven
3 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) Calabash
4 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) HTML
2 11 (24.44%) CSS
2 11 (24.44%) jQuery
3 9 (20.00%) Struts
3 9 (20.00%) Swing
3 9 (20.00%) SWT
4 5 (11.11%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) .NET
6 1 (2.22%) HTML5
6 1 (2.22%) WPF
6 1 (2.22%) JSON
6 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) Waterfall
3 19 (42.22%) Automation Testing
4 16 (35.56%) System Testing
5 14 (31.11%) Software Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 11 (24.44%) Validation
8 10 (22.22%) V-Model
8 10 (22.22%) TDD
9 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (20.00%) Test Planning
10 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
12 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
13 2 (4.44%) Agile Testing
14 1 (2.22%) BDD
14 1 (2.22%) Information Assurance
14 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
14 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
1 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 10 (22.22%) Java
3 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (20.00%) Perl
4 5 (11.11%) VBScript
4 5 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) Degree
2 12 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (26.67%) ISEB
3 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
2 10 (22.22%) GAMP
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) VMware
1 1 (2.22%) Google
1 1 (2.22%) Huawei
1 1 (2.22%) Telerik
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago