The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 288 316 253
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 150 160 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.76% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.78% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 134 132 195
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,550 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.33%
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
17793 20422 22303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.92% 97.10% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15163 16650 18011
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +23 47 £40,000 -23.80% 11
Hampshire +4 29 £30,000 -27.71% 6
Berkshire +15 28 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Oxfordshire +6 23 £31,250 +9.64% 5
West Sussex -1 16 £37,500 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £30,000 -4.76% 2
Kent +10 2 £45,000 -
Middlesex +8 1 £20,000 -20.00% 1
East Sussex -2 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 159 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (43.61%) Selenium
3 122 (40.00%) QA
4 112 (36.72%) Test Automation
5 80 (26.23%) Automation Testing
5 80 (26.23%) Software Testing
6 79 (25.90%) Java
7 78 (25.57%) SQL
8 77 (25.25%) JIRA
9 73 (23.93%) C#
10 71 (23.28%) Manual Testing
11 70 (22.95%) ISEB
12 65 (21.31%) ISTQB
12 65 (21.31%) Degree
13 61 (20.00%) WebDriver
14 59 (19.34%) Test Scripting
15 57 (18.69%) TDD
16 56 (18.36%) Windows
17 54 (17.70%) Scrum
18 52 (17.05%) Finance
18 52 (17.05%) BDD
19 51 (16.72%) Automated Testing
20 50 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
20 50 (16.39%) Python
21 49 (16.07%) Microsoft
21 49 (16.07%) Regression Testing
22 48 (15.74%) SDLC
23 47 (15.41%) .NET
24 43 (14.10%) Cucumber
25 40 (13.11%) Functional Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (4.26%) IIS
2 9 (2.95%) CICS
3 6 (1.97%) Confluence
4 4 (1.31%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.98%) MS Office
4 1 (0.33%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.21%) SaaS
2 2 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.64%) Internet
2 3 (0.98%) ATM
2 3 (0.98%) HTTP
2 3 (0.98%) VLAN
3 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.66%) Modbus
3 2 (0.66%) Profibus
3 2 (0.66%) RS-485
3 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.66%) VoIP
3 2 (0.66%) Wireless
4 1 (0.33%) 3G
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.61%) MySQL
3 8 (2.62%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.30%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.31%) Big Data
5 4 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 133 (43.61%) Selenium
2 77 (25.25%) JIRA
3 61 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 43 (14.10%) Cucumber
5 35 (11.48%) SoapUI
6 30 (9.84%) Jenkins
7 29 (9.51%) HP UFT
8 23 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (6.56%) JMeter
10 13 (4.26%) Maven
11 10 (3.28%) Git (software)
11 10 (3.28%) Selenium IDE
12 9 (2.95%) SpecFlow
13 8 (2.62%) Bugzilla
13 8 (2.62%) JUnit
13 8 (2.62%) WatiN
14 7 (2.30%) Protractor
14 7 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (2.30%) Visual Studio
15 6 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 52 (17.05%) Finance
2 36 (11.80%) Telecoms
3 25 (8.20%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.59%) Electronics
4 14 (4.59%) Marketing
5 10 (3.28%) Back Office
6 9 (2.95%) Banking
7 7 (2.30%) Retail
8 6 (1.97%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.64%) Automotive
10 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.98%) Games
10 3 (0.98%) Law
11 2 (0.66%) Legal
12 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.41%) .NET
2 33 (10.82%) Web Services
3 16 (5.25%) HTML
3 16 (5.25%) XML
4 14 (4.59%) RESTful
5 12 (3.93%) SOAP
6 9 (2.95%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.62%) CSS
7 8 (2.62%) XHTML
8 7 (2.30%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.30%) REST
9 6 (1.97%) Ajax
9 6 (1.97%) JSON
10 5 (1.64%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.64%) Java EE
10 5 (1.64%) JMS
10 5 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (1.64%) React
10 5 (1.64%) Spring
10 5 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.82%) Computer Science
2 26 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.28%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.95%) Mainframe
4 9 (2.95%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.95%) VSAM
5 8 (2.62%) Life Science
6 6 (1.97%) Wiki
7 4 (1.31%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.31%) IVR
8 3 (0.98%) Fintech
8 3 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.98%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.33%) Contactless
10 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.36%) Windows
2 29 (9.51%) Linux
3 20 (6.56%) Unix
4 6 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.64%) Android
5 5 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.31%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.98%) Solaris
7 3 (0.98%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) AIX
9 1 (0.33%) HPUX
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (36.72%) Test Automation
3 80 (26.23%) Automation Testing
3 80 (26.23%) Software Testing
4 71 (23.28%) Manual Testing
5 59 (19.34%) Test Scripting
6 57 (18.69%) TDD
7 54 (17.70%) Scrum
8 52 (17.05%) BDD
9 51 (16.72%) Automated Testing
10 50 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 49 (16.07%) Regression Testing
12 48 (15.74%) SDLC
13 40 (13.11%) Functional Testing
14 34 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (10.49%) Software Engineering
16 27 (8.85%) Test Strategy
17 26 (8.52%) Performance Testing
17 26 (8.52%) System Integration Testing
18 25 (8.20%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (25.90%) Java
2 78 (25.57%) SQL
3 73 (23.93%) C#
4 50 (16.39%) Python
5 33 (10.82%) Ruby
6 30 (9.84%) JavaScript
7 29 (9.51%) C++
8 28 (9.18%) C
9 25 (8.20%) PHP
10 22 (7.21%) T-SQL
11 16 (5.25%) Perl
12 9 (2.95%) COBOL
12 9 (2.95%) JCL
13 7 (2.30%) Groovy
14 6 (1.97%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.31%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.66%) VB
16 2 (0.66%) VC++
Qualifications
1 70 (22.95%) ISEB
2 65 (21.31%) Degree
2 65 (21.31%) ISTQB
3 28 (9.18%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.23%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (1.31%) SDET
3 3 (0.98%) ECSS
4 2 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.62%) Firmware
2 4 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) Ansible
2 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.33%) SCCM
2 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.57%) Oracle
3 13 (4.26%) HP
3 13 (4.26%) SAP
4 6 (1.97%) VMware
5 5 (1.64%) Telelogic
6 4 (1.31%) Rally
7 3 (0.98%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.98%) IBM
7 3 (0.98%) QNX
7 3 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.98%) Sophos
8 1 (0.33%) Google
8 1 (0.33%) Tableau
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 32,000 to £42,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: 2 days ago
Horley, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £44,000 to £50,000 per annum + v strong Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking
Mint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago