The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 278 297 232
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 177 123 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.61% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.64% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 152 97 229
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19809 19148 20813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.58% 94.69% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16141 15338 18097
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +26 61 £37,500 - 8
Surrey -1 45 £37,500 -16.66% 8
Hampshire -2 32 £26,500 -11.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £41,250 +28.90%
West Sussex -6 13 £35,000 -12.50% 3
East Sussex - 4 £35,000 - 1
Middlesex +10 3 £50,000 -9.09%
Kent +1 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Oxfordshire -11 2 £31,750 -12.41% 1
Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 154 (41.73%) SQL
2 142 (38.48%) QA
3 130 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (30.62%) C#
5 111 (30.08%) Test Automation
6 110 (29.81%) Selenium
7 105 (28.46%) Software Testing
8 94 (25.47%) Degree
9 90 (24.39%) Java
10 80 (21.68%) Automated Testing
11 78 (21.14%) Windows
12 74 (20.05%) QuickTest Pro
13 69 (18.70%) ISEB
13 69 (18.70%) Linux
14 66 (17.89%) Finance
15 63 (17.07%) .NET
16 62 (16.80%) Test Scripting
17 61 (16.53%) ISTQB
18 58 (15.72%) Computer Science
19 52 (14.09%) Microsoft
19 52 (14.09%) Software Engineering
20 51 (13.82%) Automation Testing
21 49 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
21 49 (13.28%) UNIX
22 46 (12.47%) Python
22 46 (12.47%) Manual Testing
23 44 (11.92%) Oracle
23 44 (11.92%) SQL Server
24 43 (11.65%) C++
25 42 (11.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 8 (2.17%) IIS
2 6 (1.63%) Apache
3 5 (1.36%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (5.15%) MS Office
2 15 (4.07%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.52%) SaaS
2 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.40%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.79%) Ethernet
3 11 (2.98%) Wireshark
4 10 (2.71%) VoIP
5 8 (2.17%) Internet
5 8 (2.17%) LTE
6 7 (1.90%) Network Security
6 7 (1.90%) 3G
7 6 (1.63%) VPN
7 6 (1.63%) SAN
7 6 (1.63%) ATM
7 6 (1.63%) Wireless
7 6 (1.63%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 5 (1.36%) Frame Relay
8 5 (1.36%) UMTS
8 5 (1.36%) Broadband
8 5 (1.36%) GPRS
8 5 (1.36%) GSM
8 5 (1.36%) LAN
8 5 (1.36%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (10.03%) Oracle Database
3 31 (8.40%) MySQL
4 6 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.27%) Big Data
7 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 110 (29.81%) Selenium
2 74 (20.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 37 (10.03%) WebDriver
4 31 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (8.13%) SoapUI
6 21 (5.69%) Git (software)
6 21 (5.69%) Subversion
7 19 (5.15%) JIRA
7 19 (5.15%) JMeter
7 19 (5.15%) Cucumber
8 18 (4.88%) NUnit
9 14 (3.79%) LoadRunner
9 14 (3.79%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.98%) Maven
10 11 (2.98%) Jenkins
11 8 (2.17%) Ranorex
12 7 (1.90%) Selenium IDE
12 7 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (1.90%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.63%) LabVIEW
General
1 66 (17.89%) Finance
2 24 (6.50%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.34%) Electronics
4 12 (3.25%) Games
5 9 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.17%) Automotive
7 5 (1.36%) Legal
7 5 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.08%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.08%) Marketing
8 4 (1.08%) Banking
9 3 (0.81%) Military
9 3 (0.81%) Billing
10 2 (0.54%) Retail
11 1 (0.27%) Avionics
11 1 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (17.07%) .NET
2 38 (10.30%) HTML
2 38 (10.30%) XML
3 20 (5.42%) Web Services
3 20 (5.42%) CSS
4 14 (3.79%) SOAP
4 14 (3.79%) jQuery
5 10 (2.71%) .NET Framework
6 9 (2.44%) Swing
6 9 (2.44%) Struts
6 9 (2.44%) SWT
7 8 (2.17%) LAMP
8 6 (1.63%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (1.63%) WCF
8 6 (1.63%) WPF
9 5 (1.36%) HTML5
9 5 (1.36%) CGI
9 5 (1.36%) J2EE
10 4 (1.08%) CSS3
11 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.72%) Computer Science
2 49 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (4.61%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.44%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.36%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.36%) Replication
6 5 (1.36%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.81%) User Experience
8 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.81%) GIS
8 3 (0.81%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.54%) Physics
9 2 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.54%) Open Source
10 1 (0.27%) Social Media
10 1 (0.27%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 78 (21.14%) Windows
2 69 (18.70%) Linux
3 49 (13.28%) UNIX
4 6 (1.63%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
5 5 (1.36%) openSUSE
6 4 (1.08%) Android
6 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.08%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.81%) AIX
7 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (30.08%) Test Automation
3 105 (28.46%) Software Testing
4 80 (21.68%) Automated Testing
5 62 (16.80%) Test Scripting
6 52 (14.09%) Software Engineering
7 51 (13.82%) Automation Testing
8 46 (12.47%) Manual Testing
9 41 (11.11%) Scrum
10 39 (10.57%) Validation
11 36 (9.76%) Regression Testing
12 35 (9.49%) Performance Testing
13 33 (8.94%) System Testing
14 32 (8.67%) Test Planning
15 31 (8.40%) Test Strategy
16 25 (6.78%) Waterfall
16 25 (6.78%) TDD
17 24 (6.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (5.69%) Web Testing
19 20 (5.42%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (41.73%) SQL
2 113 (30.62%) C#
3 90 (24.39%) Java
4 46 (12.47%) Python
5 43 (11.65%) C++
6 30 (8.13%) JavaScript
7 28 (7.59%) C
8 24 (6.50%) Perl
9 19 (5.15%) PHP
10 17 (4.61%) Ruby
11 14 (3.79%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.52%) Shell Script
13 12 (3.25%) T-SQL
14 8 (2.17%) VBScript
14 8 (2.17%) Delphi
15 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.81%) Tcl
17 2 (0.54%) VB
18 1 (0.27%) VC++
18 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (25.47%) Degree
2 69 (18.70%) ISEB
3 61 (16.53%) ISTQB
4 42 (11.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (6.78%) Security Cleared
6 21 (5.69%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.63%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.36%) CCNA
8 5 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.36%) HNC
9 3 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.54%) CSQA
11 1 (0.27%) HND
11 1 (0.27%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (38.48%) QA
2 12 (3.25%) GAMP
3 4 (1.08%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.90%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.08%) Firmware
3 4 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.81%) XenApp
4 3 (0.81%) XenServer
4 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.81%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (8.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.92%) Oracle
3 25 (6.78%) HP
4 19 (5.15%) VMware
5 7 (1.90%) Cisco
6 6 (1.63%) Fidessa
7 4 (1.08%) Telelogic
7 4 (1.08%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.81%) Citrix
9 2 (0.54%) IBM
9 2 (0.54%) Huawei
10 1 (0.27%) Zend
10 1 (0.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (0.27%) Telerik
10 1 (0.27%) Google
10 1 (0.27%) SAP
10 1 (0.27%) EMC
10 1 (0.27%) Intel
10 1 (0.27%) Nortel
10 1 (0.27%) BMC
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Resource Solutions - Visa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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IT Connections
Salary: to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Car Allowance, Company Pension, Priv
Posted: 5 days ago
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Negotiable
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Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chertsey
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
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West Sussex
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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West Sussex
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