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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 292 257 310
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 177 214 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 1.04% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.08% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 160 185 104
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,950
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
18660 19881 19366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.41% 97.06% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15961 16195 15375
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Hampshire +38 62 £37,500 +41.50% 6
Surrey -33 34 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Berkshire -43 22 £45,000 +12.50% 8
East Sussex +18 16 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Sussex +2 16 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Oxfordshire +5 12 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Kent +19 10 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 3 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 198 (47.14%) Selenium
2 196 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (39.76%) QA
4 165 (39.29%) Test Automation
5 132 (31.43%) SQL
6 117 (27.86%) Software Testing
7 113 (26.90%) Java
8 95 (22.62%) C#
8 95 (22.62%) Test Scripting
9 92 (21.90%) WebDriver
10 91 (21.67%) Degree
11 89 (21.19%) Linux
12 88 (20.95%) ISTQB
12 88 (20.95%) Automated Testing
13 81 (19.29%) Functional Testing
13 81 (19.29%) Windows
14 78 (18.57%) Scrum
15 77 (18.33%) Software Engineering
15 77 (18.33%) Automation Testing
16 75 (17.86%) Python
17 73 (17.38%) Manual Testing
18 67 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
18 67 (15.95%) Ruby
19 63 (15.00%) JIRA
20 62 (14.76%) SQL Server
20 62 (14.76%) Finance
21 60 (14.29%) .NET
22 59 (14.05%) TDD
22 59 (14.05%) Test Strategy
23 57 (13.57%) HP UFT

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (3.57%) ColdFusion
2 7 (1.67%) Apache
2 7 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.95%) Confluence
4 2 (0.48%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 29 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.90%) VoIP
2 7 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.43%) CTI
4 2 (0.48%) 2G
4 2 (0.48%) 3G
4 2 (0.48%) 4G
4 2 (0.48%) Firewall
4 2 (0.48%) GPRS
4 2 (0.48%) GSM
4 2 (0.48%) HTTP
4 2 (0.48%) LTE
4 2 (0.48%) SMS
5 1 (0.24%) M3UA
5 1 (0.24%) MGW
5 1 (0.24%) Modbus
5 1 (0.24%) NAS
5 1 (0.24%) Profibus
5 1 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.24%) SCTP
5 1 (0.24%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.76%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.00%) MySQL
3 12 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.19%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.19%) SQLPlus
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.48%) Big Data
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 198 (47.14%) Selenium
2 92 (21.90%) WebDriver
3 63 (15.00%) JIRA
4 57 (13.57%) HP UFT
5 52 (12.38%) Jenkins
6 50 (11.90%) Cucumber
7 37 (8.81%) JMeter
8 36 (8.57%) Git (software)
8 36 (8.57%) SoapUI
9 30 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (6.19%) Protractor
11 23 (5.48%) Bugzilla
12 18 (4.29%) Subversion
13 14 (3.33%) FitNesse
13 14 (3.33%) Maven
13 14 (3.33%) Visual Studio
14 11 (2.62%) Ranorex
15 10 (2.38%) LoadRunner
15 10 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
15 10 (2.38%) Testopia
General
1 62 (14.76%) Finance
2 52 (12.38%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.33%) Electronics
5 9 (2.14%) Marketing
6 7 (1.67%) Games
7 6 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.95%) Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Automotive
10 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (14.29%) .NET
2 54 (12.86%) Web Services
3 30 (7.14%) LAMP
4 24 (5.71%) XML
5 19 (4.52%) HTML
6 15 (3.57%) SOAP
7 10 (2.38%) JSON
8 8 (1.90%) RESTful
9 6 (1.43%) CGI
9 6 (1.43%) CSS
9 6 (1.43%) Gherkin
10 5 (1.19%) Spring
11 4 (0.95%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.95%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (0.95%) Protocol Buffers
11 4 (0.95%) React
12 3 (0.71%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.71%) HTML5
12 3 (0.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.86%) IVR
5 8 (1.90%) Mathematics
6 7 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 7 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
6 7 (1.67%) Wiki
7 6 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.43%) Replication
8 5 (1.19%) Social Media
9 4 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.71%) Telematics
11 2 (0.48%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.48%) Handset
11 2 (0.48%) IPTV
12 1 (0.24%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.24%) iDTV
12 1 (0.24%) STB
Operating Systems
1 89 (21.19%) Linux
2 81 (19.29%) Windows
3 41 (9.76%) Unix
4 10 (2.38%) Solaris
5 9 (2.14%) Android
6 7 (1.67%) AIX
7 6 (1.43%) Windows NT
7 6 (1.43%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.48%) HPUX
9 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.24%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (39.29%) Test Automation
3 117 (27.86%) Software Testing
4 95 (22.62%) Test Scripting
5 88 (20.95%) Automated Testing
6 81 (19.29%) Functional Testing
7 78 (18.57%) Scrum
8 77 (18.33%) Automation Testing
8 77 (18.33%) Software Engineering
9 73 (17.38%) Manual Testing
10 67 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (14.05%) TDD
11 59 (14.05%) Test Strategy
12 52 (12.38%) SDLC
13 50 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (11.67%) BDD
14 49 (11.67%) Web Testing
15 48 (11.43%) Regression Testing
16 35 (8.33%) Test Management
17 31 (7.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (31.43%) SQL
2 113 (26.90%) Java
3 95 (22.62%) C#
4 75 (17.86%) Python
5 67 (15.95%) Ruby
6 57 (13.57%) JavaScript
7 55 (13.10%) PHP
8 37 (8.81%) C
9 27 (6.43%) Bash Shell
10 24 (5.71%) C++
11 20 (4.76%) T-SQL
12 19 (4.52%) PowerShell
13 13 (3.10%) Groovy
13 13 (3.10%) Perl
14 6 (1.43%) VBScript
15 5 (1.19%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.19%) VB
16 3 (0.71%) Delphi
17 1 (0.24%) Lua
17 1 (0.24%) VC++
Qualifications
1 91 (21.67%) Degree
2 88 (20.95%) ISTQB
3 57 (13.57%) ISEB
4 36 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (7.62%) Security Cleared
6 19 (4.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (39.76%) QA
2 11 (2.62%) SDET
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.71%) Firmware
1 3 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (7.38%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 50 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.29%) Oracle
3 24 (5.71%) HP
4 17 (4.05%) SAP
5 10 (2.38%) Telelogic
6 9 (2.14%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.43%) Citrix
7 6 (1.43%) IBM
8 4 (0.95%) VMware
9 3 (0.71%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.48%) EMC
10 2 (0.48%) Sophos
11 1 (0.24%) Cisco
11 1 (0.24%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.24%) Perforce
11 1 (0.24%) Symbian
11 1 (0.24%) Tableau
11 1 (0.24%) Telerik
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £39,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £34,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: GBP Negotiable on experience +Many benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum, BUPA, pension + multiple perks!
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + pension + health
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, Incentives & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Winchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Pension
Posted: 11 days ago
Middlesex
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Guildford
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Woking
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Brighton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago