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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 109 124 110
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 32 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.27% 0.57% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.61% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 23
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
2295 2135 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.25% 93.15% 94.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1694 1561
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £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 19 September 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (49.25%) QA
2 26 (38.81%) C#
2 26 (38.81%) SQL
3 23 (34.33%) Selenium
4 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (25.37%) .NET
5 17 (25.37%) Degree
6 16 (23.88%) C++
7 15 (22.39%) Java
7 15 (22.39%) Windows
7 15 (22.39%) Automation Testing
8 14 (20.90%) WebDriver
8 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
8 14 (20.90%) Computer Science
8 14 (20.90%) Python
8 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
9 13 (19.40%) ISEB
9 13 (19.40%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (19.40%) Manual Testing
9 13 (19.40%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
10 12 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (17.91%) VMware
10 12 (17.91%) Finance
10 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
10 12 (17.91%) XML
11 11 (16.42%) IIS
11 11 (16.42%) VBScript
11 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
11 11 (16.42%) MAPI

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (16.42%) IIS
2 5 (7.46%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) SaaS
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) SMTP
1 11 (16.42%) SAN
1 11 (16.42%) IMAP
1 11 (16.42%) Wireshark
1 11 (16.42%) NAS
2 4 (5.97%) SSH
2 4 (5.97%) HTTP
2 4 (5.97%) SNMP
3 3 (4.48%) Firewall
4 1 (1.49%) GPRS
4 1 (1.49%) SMS
4 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (34.33%) Selenium
2 14 (20.90%) WebDriver
3 13 (19.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (16.42%) AQtime
4 11 (16.42%) WebLOAD
5 5 (7.46%) TestNG
6 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Electronics
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) .NET
2 12 (17.91%) XML
3 11 (16.42%) MAPI
4 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Linux
3 10 (14.93%) UNIX
4 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.39%) Automation Testing
3 13 (19.40%) Manual Testing
4 12 (17.91%) Test Scripting
5 11 (16.42%) Integration Testing
5 11 (16.42%) Software Testing
5 11 (16.42%) Benchmarking
5 11 (16.42%) System Testing
5 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
5 11 (16.42%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (11.94%) V-Model
8 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.96%) Scrum
9 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.46%) Web Application Development
9 5 (7.46%) DevOps
10 4 (5.97%) Regression Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Automated Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) C#
1 26 (38.81%) SQL
2 16 (23.88%) C++
3 15 (22.39%) Java
4 14 (20.90%) Python
5 11 (16.42%) VBScript
6 9 (13.43%) PHP
6 9 (13.43%) Ruby
7 5 (7.46%) C
7 5 (7.46%) Perl
8 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) Degree
2 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
3 13 (19.40%) ISEB
4 12 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (49.25%) QA
2 8 (11.94%) GAMP
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
1 11 (16.42%) VMware ESX
1 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.97%) Opsview
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.91%) VMware
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) Huawei
4 1 (1.49%) HP
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