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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 105 124 106
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 32 11 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.29% 0.48% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.51% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 25
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,750 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
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
2277 2156 1942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.63% 93.90% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1615 1717 1633
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 37 (53.62%) QA
2 30 (43.48%) Selenium
3 29 (42.03%) SQL
4 28 (40.58%) C#
5 21 (30.43%) .NET
6 20 (28.99%) WebDriver
7 16 (23.19%) C++
7 16 (23.19%) Java
7 16 (23.19%) Degree
8 15 (21.74%) Python
8 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 14 (20.29%) Windows
9 14 (20.29%) Computer Science
9 14 (20.29%) Automation Testing
10 13 (18.84%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
10 13 (18.84%) QuickTest Pro
11 12 (17.39%) Finance
11 12 (17.39%) XML
11 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
11 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (17.39%) Test Automation
12 11 (15.94%) NAS
12 11 (15.94%) AQtime
12 11 (15.94%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (15.94%) WebLOAD
12 11 (15.94%) IMAP
12 11 (15.94%) Wireshark
12 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (15.94%) ISTQB

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (15.94%) IIS
2 5 (7.25%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) SaaS
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) SMTP
1 11 (15.94%) SAN
1 11 (15.94%) IMAP
1 11 (15.94%) Wireshark
1 11 (15.94%) NAS
2 4 (5.80%) HTTP
3 3 (4.35%) SNMP
3 3 (4.35%) SSH
4 2 (2.90%) Firewall
5 1 (1.45%) GPRS
5 1 (1.45%) SMS
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 30 (43.48%) Selenium
2 20 (28.99%) WebDriver
3 13 (18.84%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (15.94%) WebLOAD
4 11 (15.94%) AQtime
5 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 5 (7.25%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (7.25%) TestNG
6 5 (7.25%) MSTest
7 3 (4.35%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.45%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.43%) .NET
2 12 (17.39%) XML
3 11 (15.94%) MAPI
4 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.90%) Open Source
3 1 (1.45%) iPad
3 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Linux
3 9 (13.04%) UNIX
4 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Automation Testing
2 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
3 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 11 (15.94%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (15.94%) Benchmarking
5 10 (14.49%) System Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Integration Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Test Scripting
6 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.14%) Regression Testing
6 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Scrum
7 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.25%) V-Model
8 5 (7.25%) DevOps
8 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Web Application Development
9 4 (5.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) SQL
2 28 (40.58%) C#
3 16 (23.19%) C++
3 16 (23.19%) Java
4 15 (21.74%) Python
5 11 (15.94%) VBScript
6 10 (14.49%) PHP
6 10 (14.49%) Ruby
7 5 (7.25%) C
7 5 (7.25%) Perl
8 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.90%) VB
9 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Degree
2 11 (15.94%) ISTQB
3 10 (14.49%) ISEB
4 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (53.62%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
1 11 (15.94%) VMware ESX
1 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.80%) Opsview
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.94%) VMware
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle
4 2 (2.90%) HP