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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 143 101 133
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 36 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% 1.56% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 1.68% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3 28 2
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,750 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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
2124 2143 2054
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.40% 92.61% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1536 1564 1667
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,936 £29,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (77.78%) Waterfall
3 26 (72.22%) Degree
4 23 (63.89%) Test Automation
5 20 (55.56%) Java
6 19 (52.78%) SQL
6 19 (52.78%) TDD
7 18 (50.00%) Validation
8 17 (47.22%) SWT
8 17 (47.22%) Subversion
8 17 (47.22%) Maven
8 17 (47.22%) T-SQL
8 17 (47.22%) Perl
8 17 (47.22%) Struts
8 17 (47.22%) Swing
8 17 (47.22%) UNIX
8 17 (47.22%) Shell Script
8 17 (47.22%) Test Planning
8 17 (47.22%) Git (software)
9 14 (38.89%) Software Engineering
9 14 (38.89%) Selenium
10 13 (36.11%) QA
10 13 (36.11%) Automation Testing
11 11 (30.56%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (27.78%) HTML
12 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
12 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
13 8 (22.22%) CSS
13 8 (22.22%) jQuery

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Subversion
1 17 (47.22%) Maven
1 17 (47.22%) Git (software)
2 14 (38.89%) Selenium
3 11 (30.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.78%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.78%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.78%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) SWT
1 17 (47.22%) Struts
1 17 (47.22%) Swing
2 10 (27.78%) HTML
3 8 (22.22%) CSS
3 8 (22.22%) jQuery
4 4 (11.11%) .NET
5 2 (5.56%) HTML5
5 2 (5.56%) JSON
5 2 (5.56%) WPF
6 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (77.78%) Waterfall
3 23 (63.89%) Test Automation
4 19 (52.78%) TDD
5 18 (50.00%) Validation
6 17 (47.22%) Test Planning
7 14 (38.89%) Software Engineering
8 13 (36.11%) Automation Testing
9 8 (22.22%) System Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Scrum
10 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
11 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Agile Testing
12 1 (2.78%) OOP
12 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
12 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
12 1 (2.78%) Coaching
12 1 (2.78%) Test Management
12 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 19 (52.78%) SQL
3 17 (47.22%) T-SQL
3 17 (47.22%) Perl
3 17 (47.22%) Shell Script
4 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) VBScript
7 1 (2.78%) VB
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Firmware
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Telerik
1 2 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft