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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / South East
Rank 207 287 261
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 198 166 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 0.87% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.90% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 169 152 191
Median salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
14358 18405 20249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.75% 96.71% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11906 15802 16555
Median salary £43,500 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.24% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +10 55 £35,000 - 8
Berkshire +78 50 £37,500 -16.66% 7
West Sussex +34 43 £42,500 +54.54% 3
Buckinghamshire +34 18 £38,000 +1.33%
Surrey +34 17 £50,000 +29.03% 2
East Sussex -2 10 £30,750 -12.14%
Oxfordshire +4 5 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Kent +12 2 £46,250 +37.03%
Middlesex - 2 £22,500 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 211 (64.92%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (49.54%) Selenium
3 123 (37.85%) Test Automation
4 98 (30.15%) QA
5 95 (29.23%) Java
6 87 (26.77%) SQL
7 85 (26.15%) Test Scripting
8 79 (24.31%) TDD
9 77 (23.69%) C#
10 75 (23.08%) WebDriver
11 74 (22.77%) ISTQB
12 70 (21.54%) Regression Testing
13 69 (21.23%) Scrum
13 69 (21.23%) Automation Testing
14 67 (20.62%) BDD
15 66 (20.31%) Software Testing
15 66 (20.31%) Automated Testing
16 61 (18.77%) Degree
17 60 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
18 58 (17.85%) Software Engineering
18 58 (17.85%) ISEB
19 55 (16.92%) Windows
20 53 (16.31%) JIRA
21 52 (16.00%) Test Strategy
22 51 (15.69%) HP UFT
23 47 (14.46%) Performance Testing
24 46 (14.15%) Computer Science
24 46 (14.15%) SDLC
25 44 (13.54%) Microsoft
26 42 (12.92%) Manual 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 (4.00%) Confluence
2 4 (1.23%) IIS
3 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.85%) MS Office
2 3 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) LabWindows
1 4 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.38%) SaaS
2 9 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.38%) HTTP
1 11 (3.38%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.77%) Wireless
3 5 (1.54%) 3G
3 5 (1.54%) 4G
4 4 (1.23%) WAN
5 3 (0.92%) ATM
5 3 (0.92%) MPLS
5 3 (0.92%) MVNO
5 3 (0.92%) VoLTE
6 2 (0.62%) Internet
6 2 (0.62%) LAN
6 2 (0.62%) LTE
6 2 (0.62%) Network Security
6 2 (0.62%) UMTS
6 2 (0.62%) WiMAX
7 1 (0.31%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.31%) MIMO
7 1 (0.31%) UWB
7 1 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.69%) Big Data
3 9 (2.77%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.92%) MySQL
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 161 (49.54%) Selenium
2 75 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 53 (16.31%) JIRA
4 51 (15.69%) HP UFT
5 41 (12.62%) JMeter
6 35 (10.77%) Cucumber
6 35 (10.77%) Jenkins
6 35 (10.77%) SoapUI
7 34 (10.46%) Visual Studio
8 29 (8.92%) Git (software)
9 21 (6.46%) TeamCity
10 18 (5.54%) SpecFlow
11 17 (5.23%) Eclipse
11 17 (5.23%) JUnit
12 16 (4.92%) LoadRunner
13 15 (4.62%) IntelliJ
13 15 (4.62%) Subversion
14 14 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (3.38%) Rational DOORS
15 11 (3.38%) WATIR
General
1 24 (7.38%) Finance
2 17 (5.23%) Retail
3 15 (4.62%) Marketing
4 13 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.38%) Electronics
5 11 (3.38%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.08%) Back Office
6 10 (3.08%) Military
7 9 (2.77%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.92%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.46%) Web Services
1 34 (10.46%) XML
2 32 (9.85%) .NET
3 29 (8.92%) REST
4 20 (6.15%) RESTful
5 19 (5.85%) CSS
5 19 (5.85%) HTML
6 17 (5.23%) SOAP
7 11 (3.38%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (3.08%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.08%) DOM
9 6 (1.85%) JMS
10 3 (0.92%) XSD
11 2 (0.62%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.62%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.62%) JSON
11 2 (0.62%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.62%) Spring
11 2 (0.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.15%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.77%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (2.77%) iPad
3 8 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.85%) Smartcard
5 5 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.54%) Life Science
5 5 (1.54%) User Experience
6 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.92%) iPhone
8 2 (0.62%) BBC
8 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.31%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.31%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.31%) Fintech
9 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.31%) Social Media
9 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.92%) Windows
2 41 (12.62%) Linux
3 9 (2.77%) Unix
4 6 (1.85%) Android
5 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (64.92%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (37.85%) Test Automation
3 85 (26.15%) Test Scripting
4 79 (24.31%) TDD
5 70 (21.54%) Regression Testing
6 69 (21.23%) Automation Testing
6 69 (21.23%) Scrum
7 67 (20.62%) BDD
8 66 (20.31%) Automated Testing
8 66 (20.31%) Software Testing
9 60 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (17.85%) Software Engineering
11 52 (16.00%) Test Strategy
12 47 (14.46%) Performance Testing
13 46 (14.15%) SDLC
14 42 (12.92%) Manual Testing
15 35 (10.77%) Functional Testing
16 31 (9.54%) Integration Testing
17 26 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 24 (7.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 95 (29.23%) Java
2 87 (26.77%) SQL
3 77 (23.69%) C#
4 36 (11.08%) C++
5 27 (8.31%) Python
6 19 (5.85%) C
7 16 (4.92%) Ruby
8 15 (4.62%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.77%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.15%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.85%) Embedded C
12 6 (1.85%) Embedded C++
12 6 (1.85%) Perl
13 2 (0.62%) Groovy
14 1 (0.31%) PHP
14 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.31%) Scala
14 1 (0.31%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 74 (22.77%) ISTQB
2 61 (18.77%) Degree
3 58 (17.85%) ISEB
4 26 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (6.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.92%) HND
9 1 (0.31%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (30.15%) QA
2 11 (3.38%) SDET
3 2 (0.62%) Def Stans
System Software
1 10 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Docker
2 2 (0.62%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.00%) HP
3 16 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (3.08%) VMware
5 7 (2.15%) Telerik
6 6 (1.85%) Cadence
6 6 (1.85%) Oracle
6 6 (1.85%) SAP
7 4 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.23%) Cisco
7 4 (1.23%) Telelogic
8 3 (0.92%) BroadSoft
8 3 (0.92%) EMC
8 3 (0.92%) Ericsson
8 3 (0.92%) IBM
8 3 (0.92%) Informatica
9 2 (0.62%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.62%) Concur
9 2 (0.62%) Infovista
9 2 (0.62%) Riverbed
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50K DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £24,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 20 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus + pension + private medical + life assur
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Whiteley - Hampshire
IBS Consulting
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 per year (Depends on Experience)
Posted: 20 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago