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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 281 256 250
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 118 230 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 1.08% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.11% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 105 202 204
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,700 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
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
15690 20732 21361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.91% 97.04% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13081 17473 17056
Median salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Berkshire +48 33 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Hampshire -21 26 £39,000 +4.00% 2
Surrey +7 21 £40,000 -15.78% 1
West Sussex +25 12 £38,250 +39.09% 3
East Sussex +17 8 £31,500 -30.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 7 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Kent -7 5 £50,000 +38.88%
Oxfordshire +28 4 £40,750 +42.98% 1
Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 177 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (44.48%) Selenium
3 86 (29.66%) Java
3 86 (29.66%) QA
3 86 (29.66%) Test Automation
4 84 (28.97%) ISEB
5 81 (27.93%) ISTQB
6 76 (26.21%) SQL
7 74 (25.52%) TDD
7 74 (25.52%) Automation Testing
8 72 (24.83%) BDD
9 68 (23.45%) C#
10 66 (22.76%) Scrum
11 62 (21.38%) Automated Testing
12 59 (20.34%) Test Scripting
13 58 (20.00%) Regression Testing
14 56 (19.31%) Degree
14 56 (19.31%) Cucumber
15 54 (18.62%) Test Strategy
16 53 (18.28%) Finance
17 49 (16.90%) Manual Testing
17 49 (16.90%) Performance Testing
18 48 (16.55%) Computer Science
19 46 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
20 45 (15.52%) WebDriver
21 39 (13.45%) Windows
21 39 (13.45%) SDLC
22 38 (13.10%) Python
22 38 (13.10%) Software Engineering
23 36 (12.41%) User Acceptance 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 7 (2.41%) Confluence
2 6 (2.07%) IIS
3 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) LabWindows
2 3 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.17%) SaaS
2 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.72%) Internet
1 5 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.38%) WAN
3 3 (1.03%) 3G
3 3 (1.03%) LTE
3 3 (1.03%) Network Security
4 2 (0.69%) 4G
4 2 (0.69%) LAN
4 2 (0.69%) UMTS
4 2 (0.69%) WiMAX
4 2 (0.69%) Wireless
4 2 (0.69%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.34%) ATM
5 1 (0.34%) CTI
5 1 (0.34%) Firewall
5 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.14%) Big Data
3 10 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 129 (44.48%) Selenium
2 56 (19.31%) Cucumber
3 45 (15.52%) WebDriver
4 35 (12.07%) Jenkins
5 32 (11.03%) JIRA
6 30 (10.34%) HP UFT
7 28 (9.66%) SoapUI
8 26 (8.97%) JMeter
9 21 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (6.90%) Git (software)
11 16 (5.52%) Robot Framework
12 12 (4.14%) WatiN
13 11 (3.79%) Ant
13 11 (3.79%) Eclipse
13 11 (3.79%) Gradle
13 11 (3.79%) JUnit
13 11 (3.79%) Maven
13 11 (3.79%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (3.79%) Visual Studio
14 10 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 53 (18.28%) Finance
2 14 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.48%) Back Office
4 12 (4.14%) Aerospace
4 12 (4.14%) Retail
5 11 (3.79%) Marketing
6 10 (3.45%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.41%) Electronics
7 7 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.41%) Military
8 3 (1.03%) Banking
8 3 (1.03%) Legal
9 2 (0.69%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.38%) .NET
2 23 (7.93%) XML
3 22 (7.59%) Web Services
4 18 (6.21%) HTML
5 15 (5.17%) REST
6 14 (4.83%) CSS
7 12 (4.14%) RESTful
8 10 (3.45%) SOAP
9 8 (2.76%) Java EE
10 7 (2.41%) Hibernate
10 7 (2.41%) Spring
11 5 (1.72%) Gherkin
12 4 (1.38%) Ajax
12 4 (1.38%) JMS
12 4 (1.38%) Node.js
12 4 (1.38%) React
12 4 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (1.38%) XSD
13 3 (1.03%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.55%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.45%) Smartcard
5 9 (3.10%) Health Informatics
5 9 (3.10%) Informatics
6 7 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.41%) Life Science
7 6 (2.07%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.38%) iPad
9 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.03%) User Experience
10 2 (0.69%) BBC
10 2 (0.69%) Fintech
10 2 (0.69%) Wiki
11 1 (0.34%) RIA
11 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.45%) Windows
2 36 (12.41%) Linux
3 9 (3.10%) Unix
4 4 (1.38%) Android
5 3 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (29.66%) Test Automation
3 74 (25.52%) Automation Testing
3 74 (25.52%) TDD
4 72 (24.83%) BDD
5 66 (22.76%) Scrum
6 62 (21.38%) Automated Testing
7 59 (20.34%) Test Scripting
8 58 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 54 (18.62%) Test Strategy
10 49 (16.90%) Manual Testing
10 49 (16.90%) Performance Testing
11 46 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (13.45%) SDLC
13 38 (13.10%) Software Engineering
14 36 (12.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 33 (11.38%) Software Testing
16 30 (10.34%) Open Source
17 21 (7.24%) Exploratory Testing
18 18 (6.21%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (29.66%) Java
2 76 (26.21%) SQL
3 68 (23.45%) C#
4 38 (13.10%) Python
5 36 (12.41%) C++
6 28 (9.66%) Ruby
7 24 (8.28%) C
8 17 (5.86%) JavaScript
9 15 (5.17%) PHP
10 14 (4.83%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.45%) Embedded C
11 10 (3.45%) Embedded C++
12 9 (3.10%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.76%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.41%) Groovy
15 4 (1.38%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.38%) VB
16 1 (0.34%) Perl
16 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 84 (28.97%) ISEB
2 81 (27.93%) ISTQB
3 56 (19.31%) Degree
4 31 (10.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (6.55%) Security Cleared
6 17 (5.86%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (29.66%) QA
2 7 (2.41%) SDET
3 2 (0.69%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.69%) GAMP
System Software
1 19 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.72%) Firmware
3 3 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.03%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.69%) Docker
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (6.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.69%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.28%) HP
3 20 (6.90%) VMware
4 11 (3.79%) IBM
5 9 (3.10%) Oracle
6 7 (2.41%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.07%) Cadence
8 5 (1.72%) SAP
9 4 (1.38%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.38%) Telelogic
9 4 (1.38%) TOWER Software
10 3 (1.03%) Cisco
10 3 (1.03%) Concur
10 3 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.03%) Telerik
11 2 (0.69%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.69%) EMC
11 2 (0.69%) Informatica
11 2 (0.69%) Infovista
11 2 (0.69%) Riverbed
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Resource Group
Salary: £50-55K + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Noa Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford
Pro-Quest
Salary: 35000-40000 Per Annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Burgess Hill
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Weybridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Share Scheme
Posted: 18 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27,000
Posted: Yesterday