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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 311 248 312
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 133 217 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.95% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.00% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 112 185 111
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +11.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +10.44%
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
19955 21746 21098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.20% 94.94% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16310 17614 17489
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Surrey -4 38 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Hampshire +3 31 £40,000 +2.56% 4
Berkshire -55 17 £40,000 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire +5 15 £31,500 -30.00% 2
West Sussex +3 10 £25,000 -28.57% 2
Kent +2 10 £45,000 +20.00%
East Sussex +20 7 £35,000 +5.26% 4
Oxfordshire -1 3 £28,500 -25.97% 1
Middlesex +12 1 £25,000 -41.17%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 127 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (42.23%) Selenium
3 106 (35.81%) QA
4 99 (33.45%) Test Automation
5 81 (27.36%) Degree
5 81 (27.36%) Java
6 63 (21.28%) Software Testing
7 61 (20.61%) Linux
8 60 (20.27%) UNIX
9 58 (19.59%) Scrum
10 55 (18.58%) SQL
10 55 (18.58%) Automation Testing
11 49 (16.55%) Automated Testing
12 46 (15.54%) Test Scripting
13 43 (14.53%) ISTQB
13 43 (14.53%) Finance
14 42 (14.19%) Validation
14 42 (14.19%) TDD
14 42 (14.19%) Windows
14 42 (14.19%) Manual Testing
15 41 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (13.51%) Software Engineering
17 39 (13.18%) Python
17 39 (13.18%) C#
18 36 (12.16%) Jenkins
19 35 (11.82%) Computer Science
20 34 (11.49%) Test Strategy
20 34 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
21 33 (11.15%) Perl
22 32 (10.81%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 4 (1.35%) Apache
1 4 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.01%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (0.68%) Lync
3 2 (0.68%) JBoss
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) Drupal
4 1 (0.34%) lighttpd
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.39%) SaaS
2 4 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.72%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.04%) Wireless
3 8 (2.70%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.69%) Network Security
4 5 (1.69%) LTE
4 5 (1.69%) 4G
4 5 (1.69%) 3G
4 5 (1.69%) CTI
4 5 (1.69%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.35%) ATM
5 4 (1.35%) RTP
5 4 (1.35%) INAP
5 4 (1.35%) VoLTE
6 3 (1.01%) M3UA
6 3 (1.01%) MGW
6 3 (1.01%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 3 (1.01%) TCAP
6 3 (1.01%) ISUP
6 3 (1.01%) SCCP
6 3 (1.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.42%) MySQL
3 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.01%) Big Data
6 1 (0.34%) DB2
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 125 (42.23%) Selenium
2 36 (12.16%) Jenkins
3 32 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 29 (9.80%) JIRA
5 27 (9.12%) JMeter
6 26 (8.78%) Subversion
7 24 (8.11%) HP UFT
8 22 (7.43%) SoapUI
9 20 (6.76%) RSpec
9 20 (6.76%) Git (software)
9 20 (6.76%) Maven
10 18 (6.08%) Rational DOORS
11 17 (5.74%) WATIR
12 14 (4.73%) NUnit
12 14 (4.73%) RubyGems
13 11 (3.72%) Robot Framework
14 10 (3.38%) LoadUI
15 9 (3.04%) Cucumber
15 9 (3.04%) Eclipse
15 9 (3.04%) JUnit
General
1 43 (14.53%) Finance
2 15 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.05%) Electronics
4 10 (3.38%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.69%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.01%) Games
6 3 (1.01%) Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.77%) .NET
2 22 (7.43%) HTML
3 15 (5.07%) CSS
4 11 (3.72%) XML
4 11 (3.72%) Swing
4 11 (3.72%) Struts
4 11 (3.72%) SWT
5 7 (2.36%) Gherkin
5 7 (2.36%) jQuery
6 6 (2.03%) Web Services
7 5 (1.69%) CGI
7 5 (1.69%) HTML5
8 3 (1.01%) WPF
8 3 (1.01%) GWT
8 3 (1.01%) LAMP
8 3 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.68%) JSON
9 2 (0.68%) XMPP
9 2 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.82%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.39%) Mathematics
4 10 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.69%) Replication
5 5 (1.69%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.35%) User Experience
7 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.01%) GIS
7 3 (1.01%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.68%) iPad
8 2 (0.68%) Physics
8 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.68%) Telematics
8 2 (0.68%) DTV
8 2 (0.68%) iDTV
9 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 61 (20.61%) Linux
2 60 (20.27%) UNIX
3 42 (14.19%) Windows
4 6 (2.03%) Android
5 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) AIX
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) CentOS
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (33.45%) Test Automation
3 63 (21.28%) Software Testing
4 58 (19.59%) Scrum
5 55 (18.58%) Automation Testing
6 49 (16.55%) Automated Testing
7 46 (15.54%) Test Scripting
8 42 (14.19%) Manual Testing
8 42 (14.19%) Validation
8 42 (14.19%) TDD
9 41 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (13.51%) Software Engineering
11 34 (11.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (11.49%) Test Strategy
12 29 (9.80%) Performance Testing
13 26 (8.78%) SDLC
14 25 (8.45%) Test Planning
14 25 (8.45%) Waterfall
15 24 (8.11%) Regression Testing
16 18 (6.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.36%) Java
2 55 (18.58%) SQL
3 39 (13.18%) Python
3 39 (13.18%) C#
4 33 (11.15%) Perl
5 32 (10.81%) PHP
6 29 (9.80%) C
7 26 (8.78%) Ruby
8 24 (8.11%) JavaScript
9 20 (6.76%) Shell Script
10 17 (5.74%) C++
11 12 (4.05%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.35%) VBScript
14 3 (1.01%) VB
15 2 (0.68%) VC++
15 2 (0.68%) COBOL
15 2 (0.68%) Delphi
16 1 (0.34%) AWK
Qualifications
1 81 (27.36%) Degree
2 43 (14.53%) ISTQB
3 31 (10.47%) Security Cleared
4 30 (10.14%) ISEB
5 28 (9.46%) SC Cleared
6 27 (9.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) IC3 Certification
9 1 (0.34%) AAT
9 1 (0.34%) HNC
9 1 (0.34%) HND
9 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (35.81%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) JTAG
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.03%) Firmware
2 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.68%) KVM
3 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.34%) Iperf
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (4.73%) HP
1 14 (4.73%) VMware
2 11 (3.72%) Telelogic
3 10 (3.38%) Oracle
4 8 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.69%) EMC
6 4 (1.35%) Google
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco
8 2 (0.68%) SAP
8 2 (0.68%) Apple
8 2 (0.68%) Mitel
8 2 (0.68%) Telerik
8 2 (0.68%) NetHawk
8 2 (0.68%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.68%) Panasonic
8 2 (0.68%) QNX
9 1 (0.34%) DataCash
9 1 (0.34%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.34%) Sage
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to 30 - 50k plus package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Base+Propects
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Limited
Posted: 5 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits and Perks
Posted: 6 days ago
Chertsey
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago