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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 102 123 115
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 36 13 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.53% 0.57% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.61% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 26 11 19
Average salary £41,500 £57,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.82% +53.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2183 2136 2077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.62% 94.30% 93.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1563 1708 1761
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
Berkshire

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 25 July 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 39 (62.90%) QA
2 32 (51.61%) Selenium
3 31 (50.00%) SQL
4 28 (45.16%) C#
5 22 (35.48%) .NET
6 20 (32.26%) WebDriver
7 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
8 17 (27.42%) Degree
9 16 (25.81%) C++
9 16 (25.81%) Java
10 15 (24.19%) Python
11 14 (22.58%) Windows
11 14 (22.58%) Computer Science
12 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
13 11 (17.74%) IIS
13 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
13 11 (17.74%) SMTP
13 11 (17.74%) MAPI
13 11 (17.74%) VMware
13 11 (17.74%) VMware ESX
13 11 (17.74%) SAN
13 11 (17.74%) QuickTest Pro
13 11 (17.74%) Benchmarking
13 11 (17.74%) WebLOAD
13 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (17.74%) NAS
13 11 (17.74%) IMAP
13 11 (17.74%) Wireshark
13 11 (17.74%) AQtime

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (17.74%) IIS
2 5 (8.06%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) SaaS
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) SMTP
1 11 (17.74%) SAN
1 11 (17.74%) IMAP
1 11 (17.74%) Wireshark
1 11 (17.74%) NAS
2 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.45%) HTTP
3 3 (4.84%) SNMP
3 3 (4.84%) SSH
4 2 (3.23%) Firewall
5 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.61%) GPRS
5 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (51.61%) Selenium
2 20 (32.26%) WebDriver
3 11 (17.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (17.74%) WebLOAD
3 11 (17.74%) AQtime
4 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
5 5 (8.06%) Selenium IDE
5 5 (8.06%) TestNG
5 5 (8.06%) MSTest
6 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.23%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.61%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) .NET
2 11 (17.74%) MAPI
3 8 (12.90%) XML
4 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Open Source
3 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.61%) Firmware
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Linux
3 9 (14.52%) UNIX
4 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (17.74%) Benchmarking
2 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
2 11 (17.74%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (12.90%) Automation Testing
3 8 (12.90%) Manual Testing
4 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.68%) System Testing
5 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing
5 6 (9.68%) Scrum
5 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.06%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.06%) Web Application Development
6 5 (8.06%) DevOps
7 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 4 (6.45%) Validation
8 3 (4.84%) Test Management
8 3 (4.84%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) SQL
2 28 (45.16%) C#
3 16 (25.81%) C++
3 16 (25.81%) Java
4 15 (24.19%) Python
5 10 (16.13%) PHP
5 10 (16.13%) Ruby
6 7 (11.29%) VBScript
7 5 (8.06%) C
7 5 (8.06%) Perl
8 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.23%) VB
9 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Degree
2 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (62.90%) QA
System Software
1 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
1 11 (17.74%) VMware ESX
1 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.45%) Opsview
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) VMware
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) HP
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