The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Slough 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 51 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.55% 0.16% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.16% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% -15.00%
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 Slough 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
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
493 615 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 95.73% 96.24% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 436 531 479
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £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 Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Slough region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Slough

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) Selenium
4 6 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (50.00%) Migration
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle
4 6 (50.00%) Client/Server
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) QA
6 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) OO
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) Subversion
7 2 (16.67%) SaaS
7 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
8 1 (8.33%) Web Development
8 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 4G
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) GPRS
1 1 (8.33%) GSM
1 1 (8.33%) UMTS
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) Capybara
5 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) WML
2 1 (8.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Scrum
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) E-business
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco