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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 136 104 120
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 36 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.18% 1.52% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 1.65% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3 28 11
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -27.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £22,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
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
2145 2185 2162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.74% 92.39% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1615 1596 1751
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
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 7 July 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Degree
2 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 13 (50.00%) TDD
3 13 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) SQL
4 12 (46.15%) Validation
4 12 (46.15%) Selenium
5 11 (42.31%) Test Planning
5 11 (42.31%) SDLC
5 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
5 11 (42.31%) SWT
5 11 (42.31%) Subversion
5 11 (42.31%) Maven
5 11 (42.31%) T-SQL
5 11 (42.31%) Perl
5 11 (42.31%) Struts
5 11 (42.31%) Swing
5 11 (42.31%) UNIX
5 11 (42.31%) Shell Script
6 10 (38.46%) QA
6 10 (38.46%) Automation Testing
7 9 (34.62%) HP UFT
8 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
9 7 (26.92%) HTML
9 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
9 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (19.23%) jQuery

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
2 11 (42.31%) Subversion
2 11 (42.31%) Maven
3 9 (34.62%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) Struts
1 11 (42.31%) Swing
1 11 (42.31%) SWT
2 7 (26.92%) HTML
3 5 (19.23%) jQuery
3 5 (19.23%) CSS
4 3 (11.54%) .NET
5 2 (7.69%) HTML5
5 2 (7.69%) JSON
5 2 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 13 (50.00%) TDD
4 12 (46.15%) Validation
5 11 (42.31%) Test Planning
5 11 (42.31%) SDLC
6 10 (38.46%) Automation Testing
7 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
8 5 (19.23%) System Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Scrum
10 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
11 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Energy Management
12 1 (3.85%) Test Management
12 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
12 1 (3.85%) Coaching
12 1 (3.85%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 11 (42.31%) T-SQL
3 11 (42.31%) Perl
3 11 (42.31%) Shell Script
4 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 5 (19.23%) C#
6 2 (7.69%) VBScript
6 2 (7.69%) VB
6 2 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) C
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) HP
1 2 (7.69%) Telerik
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft