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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 303 277 291
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 156 181 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.76% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.80% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 117 156 159
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,500
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
20471 22682 21700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.04% 94.69% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16465 18087 17977
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +9 49 £36,500 -2.66% 8
Hampshire +16 41 £45,000 +50.00% 7
Surrey -16 24 £40,000 -15.78% 3
West Sussex +16 14 £29,000 -27.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 10 £38,000 +26.66% 2
Middlesex +7 6 £25,000 -54.54% 1
Kent +12 5 £40,000 +8.84%
East Sussex -13 4 £43,000 +72.00% 2
Oxfordshire -4 1 £26,000 -32.46% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 148 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (37.17%) QA
3 113 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 112 (33.04%) Selenium
5 103 (30.38%) Java
6 98 (28.91%) SQL
7 93 (27.43%) Degree
8 87 (25.66%) Software Testing
9 83 (24.48%) C#
10 71 (20.94%) Automated Testing
11 67 (19.76%) Windows
12 64 (18.88%) Linux
13 59 (17.40%) UNIX
14 56 (16.52%) Finance
15 55 (16.22%) Software Engineering
16 54 (15.93%) Test Scripting
17 50 (14.75%) Validation
18 49 (14.45%) Computer Science
19 47 (13.86%) ISTQB
20 45 (13.27%) Automation Testing
21 44 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
21 44 (12.98%) Scrum
22 43 (12.68%) ISEB
22 43 (12.68%) QuickTest Pro
22 43 (12.68%) Python
23 41 (12.09%) Manual Testing
23 41 (12.09%) WebDriver
24 40 (11.80%) SoapUI
24 40 (11.80%) User Acceptance Testing
24 40 (11.80%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.36%) Apache
2 6 (1.77%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (0.88%) IIS
3 3 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.59%) Lync
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.29%) Drupal
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (2.06%) MS Office
2 7 (2.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.29%) Abaqus
3 1 (0.29%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.29%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.59%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.72%) SaaS
2 5 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.08%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.24%) Wireshark
3 10 (2.95%) 3G
3 10 (2.95%) Wireless
4 9 (2.65%) Network Security
5 8 (2.36%) Ethernet
6 7 (2.06%) Internet
6 7 (2.06%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 5 (1.47%) LTE
7 5 (1.47%) RTP
7 5 (1.47%) VoIP
7 5 (1.47%) Broadband
8 4 (1.18%) VPN
8 4 (1.18%) ISUP
8 4 (1.18%) INAP
8 4 (1.18%) 4G
8 4 (1.18%) VoLTE
9 3 (0.88%) M3UA
9 3 (0.88%) MGW
9 3 (0.88%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.37%) MySQL
3 17 (5.01%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.59%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 112 (33.04%) Selenium
2 43 (12.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 41 (12.09%) WebDriver
4 40 (11.80%) SoapUI
5 35 (10.32%) Subversion
6 27 (7.96%) JMeter
7 25 (7.37%) Git (software)
8 21 (6.19%) Maven
9 20 (5.90%) NUnit
9 20 (5.90%) Rational DOORS
10 17 (5.01%) JIRA
11 16 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (4.13%) Jenkins
13 12 (3.54%) LoadUI
14 11 (3.24%) LoadRunner
15 10 (2.95%) Cucumber
16 9 (2.65%) Eclipse
17 8 (2.36%) Bugzilla
18 7 (2.06%) PyUnit
18 7 (2.06%) TestDirector
General
1 56 (16.52%) Finance
2 26 (7.67%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.42%) Electronics
4 9 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.65%) Games
5 5 (1.47%) Automotive
6 4 (1.18%) Marketing
6 4 (1.18%) Banking
7 3 (0.88%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 2 (0.59%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Avionics
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.80%) .NET
2 33 (9.73%) HTML
3 22 (6.49%) CSS
4 17 (5.01%) Struts
4 17 (5.01%) Swing
4 17 (5.01%) SWT
5 16 (4.72%) XML
6 14 (4.13%) jQuery
7 12 (3.54%) Web Services
8 10 (2.95%) .NET Framework
9 9 (2.65%) LAMP
10 8 (2.36%) SOAP
11 7 (2.06%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (1.77%) J2EE
12 6 (1.77%) HTML5
12 6 (1.77%) WPF
13 3 (0.88%) REST
13 3 (0.88%) Gherkin
13 3 (0.88%) WinForms
14 2 (0.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.45%) Computer Science
2 44 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.54%) Mathematics
5 11 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.95%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.06%) Open Source
8 6 (1.77%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.47%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.18%) Physics
11 3 (0.88%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.88%) User Experience
11 3 (0.88%) GIS
12 2 (0.59%) iPad
13 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.29%) Mobile Computing
13 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.29%) CPLD
13 1 (0.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (19.76%) Windows
2 64 (18.88%) Linux
3 59 (17.40%) UNIX
4 9 (2.65%) Android
5 8 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.18%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.18%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 87 (25.66%) Software Testing
4 71 (20.94%) Automated Testing
5 55 (16.22%) Software Engineering
6 54 (15.93%) Test Scripting
7 50 (14.75%) Validation
8 45 (13.27%) Automation Testing
9 44 (12.98%) Scrum
10 41 (12.09%) Manual Testing
11 40 (11.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 37 (10.91%) Waterfall
12 37 (10.91%) Test Strategy
13 35 (10.32%) Test Planning
14 33 (9.73%) Performance Testing
15 32 (9.44%) TDD
16 19 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (5.31%) System Testing
17 18 (5.31%) Load Testing
18 17 (5.01%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (30.38%) Java
2 98 (28.91%) SQL
3 83 (24.48%) C#
4 43 (12.68%) Python
5 38 (11.21%) C
6 37 (10.91%) C++
7 36 (10.62%) Perl
8 31 (9.14%) PHP
9 30 (8.85%) JavaScript
10 24 (7.08%) Shell Script
11 21 (6.19%) T-SQL
12 16 (4.72%) Ruby
13 10 (2.95%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.88%) Tcl
15 2 (0.59%) COBOL
15 2 (0.59%) Delphi
16 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.29%) VBScript
16 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 93 (27.43%) Degree
2 47 (13.86%) ISTQB
3 43 (12.68%) ISEB
4 29 (8.55%) Security Cleared
5 24 (7.08%) SC Cleared
6 21 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.88%) HNC
8 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.59%) AAT
9 2 (0.59%) HND
9 2 (0.59%) CSQA
10 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.29%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (37.17%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.18%) Firmware
3 3 (0.88%) vSphere
4 2 (0.59%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.59%) KVM
5 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.59%) Iperf
3 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.08%) Oracle
3 21 (6.19%) HP
4 14 (4.13%) Telelogic
5 8 (2.36%) VMware
6 5 (1.47%) EMC
7 4 (1.18%) Cisco
7 4 (1.18%) Google
8 3 (0.88%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.59%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.59%) Panasonic
9 2 (0.59%) IBM
9 2 (0.59%) Mitel
9 2 (0.59%) Telerik
9 2 (0.59%) NetHawk
9 2 (0.59%) Apple
9 2 (0.59%) Sage
10 1 (0.29%) Sun
10 1 (0.29%) SAP
10 1 (0.29%) Trillium
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Harris Global
Salary: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
East Sussex
Explore Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CISCO SYSTEMS LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Clearview Traffic Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum +pension & 25 days holiday
Posted: 26 days ago