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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 278 268 279
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 171 176 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.85% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 148 136 155
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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
21093 20797 22222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.72% 95.10% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16614 17166 18964
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +13 59 £38,500 -7.78% 8
Surrey -13 38 £42,750 +6.87% 5
Hampshire +11 28 £39,000 +14.70% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 16 £38,500 +20.31% 2
Kent +10 15 £30,000 -7.69% 4
East Sussex -30 8 £34,500 +15.00%
West Sussex -27 7 £32,500 +1.56%
Oxfordshire +1 4 £26,750 -10.83% 3
Sussex -1 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Middlesex -23 1 £38,500 -23.00%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 157 (41.53%) SQL
2 155 (41.01%) QA
3 137 (36.24%) C#
4 125 (33.07%) ISEB
5 123 (32.54%) Selenium
5 123 (32.54%) Degree
6 119 (31.48%) Test Automation
7 110 (29.10%) .NET
8 104 (27.51%) Software Testing
9 103 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (18.78%) ISTQB
11 66 (17.46%) Regression Testing
12 65 (17.20%) Automated Testing
13 64 (16.93%) Windows
14 61 (16.14%) Microsoft
14 61 (16.14%) Java
15 60 (15.87%) XML
16 59 (15.61%) Manual Testing
17 55 (14.55%) Automation Testing
18 53 (14.02%) System Testing
19 52 (13.76%) Test Scripting
20 51 (13.49%) Computer Science
21 50 (13.23%) SQL Server
21 50 (13.23%) HP Quality Center
21 50 (13.23%) WebDriver
22 48 (12.70%) Scrum
23 47 (12.43%) Finance
24 46 (12.17%) C++
24 46 (12.17%) Test Strategy
25 45 (11.90%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 23 (6.08%) IIS
2 9 (2.38%) Apache
2 9 (2.38%) ColdFusion
3 6 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.53%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (7.67%) MS Office
2 28 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.70%) SaaS
2 13 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.97%) Internet
3 11 (2.91%) SAN
3 11 (2.91%) SMTP
3 11 (2.91%) IMAP
3 11 (2.91%) Wireshark
3 11 (2.91%) NAS
4 7 (1.85%) HTTP
5 6 (1.59%) TDMA
6 5 (1.32%) Network Security
7 4 (1.06%) Firewall
7 4 (1.06%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 4 (1.06%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.06%) CTI
8 3 (0.79%) SNMP
8 3 (0.79%) SSH
8 3 (0.79%) 4G
8 3 (0.79%) Wireless
9 2 (0.53%) GPRS
9 2 (0.53%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.29%) MySQL
3 16 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.12%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.06%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 123 (32.54%) Selenium
2 50 (13.23%) WebDriver
3 40 (10.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 40 (10.58%) Ranorex
4 34 (8.99%) SoapUI
5 30 (7.94%) Visual Studio
5 30 (7.94%) NUnit
6 26 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (4.76%) MbUnit
8 14 (3.70%) TestComplete
8 14 (3.70%) WinRunner
9 13 (3.44%) JUnit
9 13 (3.44%) Behat
9 13 (3.44%) Jenkins
10 12 (3.17%) TestNG
11 11 (2.91%) WebLOAD
11 11 (2.91%) AQtime
11 11 (2.91%) JIRA
12 9 (2.38%) LoadRunner
12 9 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 47 (12.43%) Finance
2 17 (4.50%) Retail
3 15 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.97%) Military
4 13 (3.44%) Electronics
5 12 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.65%) Law
7 3 (0.79%) Banking
7 3 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (29.10%) .NET
2 60 (15.87%) XML
3 29 (7.67%) SOAP
4 25 (6.61%) Web Services
5 24 (6.35%) .NET Framework
6 16 (4.23%) Gherkin
7 11 (2.91%) JSF
7 11 (2.91%) MAPI
8 10 (2.65%) HTML
9 9 (2.38%) XSLT
9 9 (2.38%) WCF
10 6 (1.59%) jQuery
10 6 (1.59%) Middleware
10 6 (1.59%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.32%) JSP
11 5 (1.32%) JSON
11 5 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (1.06%) CGI
13 3 (0.79%) Swing
13 3 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.49%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.61%) Client/Server
3 15 (3.97%) Mathematics
4 12 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.59%) EFT
7 6 (1.59%) CCTV
8 5 (1.32%) Open Source
9 4 (1.06%) Firmware
9 4 (1.06%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.06%) Replication
10 3 (0.79%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.53%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.53%) DTV
11 2 (0.53%) Social Media
11 2 (0.53%) iPad
12 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.26%) Physics
12 1 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 64 (16.93%) Windows
2 38 (10.05%) Linux
3 32 (8.47%) UNIX
4 5 (1.32%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.06%) Android
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (31.48%) Test Automation
2 104 (27.51%) Software Testing
3 103 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (17.46%) Regression Testing
5 65 (17.20%) Automated Testing
6 59 (15.61%) Manual Testing
7 55 (14.55%) Automation Testing
8 53 (14.02%) System Testing
9 52 (13.76%) Test Scripting
10 48 (12.70%) Scrum
11 46 (12.17%) Test Strategy
12 40 (10.58%) Performance Testing
13 33 (8.73%) Software Engineering
14 32 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 32 (8.47%) User Stories
15 26 (6.88%) Unit Testing
16 25 (6.61%) OO
17 23 (6.08%) TDD
17 23 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (5.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 157 (41.53%) SQL
2 137 (36.24%) C#
3 61 (16.14%) Java
4 46 (12.17%) C++
5 45 (11.90%) Python
6 28 (7.41%) PHP
7 23 (6.08%) C
8 16 (4.23%) Ruby
9 15 (3.97%) VBScript
10 12 (3.17%) Perl
11 10 (2.65%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.32%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.32%) VB
12 5 (1.32%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.32%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 125 (33.07%) ISEB
2 123 (32.54%) Degree
3 71 (18.78%) ISTQB
4 32 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (3.97%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.06%) HND
8 2 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (41.01%) QA
2 6 (1.59%) GAMP
3 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) DO-160
System Software
1 14 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.91%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 50 (13.23%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.06%) Opsview
3 2 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (16.14%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.47%) HP
3 28 (7.41%) Oracle
4 14 (3.70%) VMware
5 6 (1.59%) Telerik
6 5 (1.32%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.79%) EMC
7 3 (0.79%) IBM
8 2 (0.53%) SAP
8 2 (0.53%) Adobe
9 1 (0.26%) NEC
9 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.26%) JBoss
9 1 (0.26%) Progress
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco
9 1 (0.26%) Intel
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix
9 1 (0.26%) BMC
9 1 (0.26%) Sage
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