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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 253 283 271
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 202 175 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.78% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.82% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 189 152 124
Average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.49% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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
20035 21405 20219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.57% 94.86% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16668 16840 16661
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 +59 66 £41,500 +6.41% 8
Surrey +17 49 £55,000 +35.80% 4
Berkshire -13 29 £40,000 +3.89% 4
Buckinghamshire -17 19 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Kent -1 13 £45,000 +50.00% 1
West Sussex -3 13 £32,500 -13.33% 1
East Sussex +15 6 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Oxfordshire +7 4 £38,000 +46.15% 1
Isle of Wight - 4 £35,000 - 4
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 155 (48.59%) Selenium
2 123 (38.56%) QA
3 120 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (32.60%) Test Automation
5 89 (27.90%) Software Testing
6 80 (25.08%) Scrum
7 77 (24.14%) Degree
8 75 (23.51%) ISTQB
9 72 (22.57%) Linux
10 69 (21.63%) Automation Testing
11 67 (21.00%) Java
12 65 (20.38%) UNIX
13 63 (19.75%) Windows
14 62 (19.44%) SQL
15 61 (19.12%) Manual Testing
16 60 (18.81%) TDD
17 57 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
18 55 (17.24%) C#
19 53 (16.61%) Test Scripting
19 53 (16.61%) Automated Testing
20 48 (15.05%) Jenkins
21 47 (14.73%) ISEB
22 43 (13.48%) Regression Testing
23 42 (13.17%) Python
24 41 (12.85%) Performance Testing
24 41 (12.85%) WebDriver
25 40 (12.54%) Finance
25 40 (12.54%) Ruby
26 39 (12.23%) HP Quality Center
27 38 (11.91%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 4 (1.25%) ColdFusion
2 2 (0.63%) JBoss
2 2 (0.63%) Apache
2 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.31%) Drupal
3 1 (0.31%) lighttpd
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) LabWindows
1 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.76%) SaaS
2 4 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 11 (3.45%) CTI
2 8 (2.51%) Wireless
3 7 (2.19%) 3G
4 5 (1.57%) ZigBee
5 4 (1.25%) VoIP
5 4 (1.25%) LTE
6 3 (0.94%) ATM
6 3 (0.94%) HTTP
6 3 (0.94%) 4G
7 2 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.63%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.63%) RTP
7 2 (0.63%) UMTS
7 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.63%) Internet
7 2 (0.63%) Broadband
7 2 (0.63%) GSM
7 2 (0.63%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.70%) MySQL
3 7 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.25%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) DB2
6 1 (0.31%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 155 (48.59%) Selenium
2 48 (15.05%) Jenkins
3 41 (12.85%) WebDriver
4 32 (10.03%) RSpec
5 31 (9.72%) JMeter
6 30 (9.40%) JIRA
7 27 (8.46%) WATIR
8 20 (6.27%) HP UFT
8 20 (6.27%) SoapUI
9 19 (5.96%) NUnit
10 18 (5.64%) Cucumber
11 15 (4.70%) Robot Framework
12 14 (4.39%) RubyGems
13 11 (3.45%) LoadRunner
13 11 (3.45%) JUnit
14 9 (2.82%) Subversion
15 8 (2.51%) Maven
15 8 (2.51%) Git (software)
16 7 (2.19%) Eclipse
16 7 (2.19%) eggPlant
General
1 40 (12.54%) Finance
2 16 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.13%) Electronics
4 8 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.88%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.94%) Banking
6 3 (0.94%) Retail
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.64%) HTML
2 16 (5.02%) .NET
3 15 (4.70%) XML
4 12 (3.76%) Web Services
5 11 (3.45%) CGI
6 9 (2.82%) CSS
7 8 (2.51%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.25%) HTML5
8 4 (1.25%) GWT
9 3 (0.94%) J2EE
10 2 (0.63%) SOAP
10 2 (0.63%) jQuery
10 2 (0.63%) WCF
10 2 (0.63%) LAMP
11 1 (0.31%) Spring
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.31%) Middleware
11 1 (0.31%) WPF
11 1 (0.31%) Qt
11 1 (0.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.97%) Computer Science
2 22 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.39%) Mathematics
4 11 (3.45%) Replication
5 5 (1.57%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.25%) Telematics
6 4 (1.25%) User Experience
7 2 (0.63%) DTV
7 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.63%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.63%) iPad
7 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.63%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.31%) Physics
8 1 (0.31%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.31%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 72 (22.57%) Linux
2 65 (20.38%) UNIX
3 63 (19.75%) Windows
4 8 (2.51%) Android
5 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.94%) Solaris
7 2 (0.63%) AIX
7 2 (0.63%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (32.60%) Test Automation
3 89 (27.90%) Software Testing
4 80 (25.08%) Scrum
5 69 (21.63%) Automation Testing
6 61 (19.12%) Manual Testing
7 60 (18.81%) TDD
8 57 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (16.61%) Test Scripting
9 53 (16.61%) Automated Testing
10 43 (13.48%) Regression Testing
11 41 (12.85%) Performance Testing
12 38 (11.91%) SDLC
13 36 (11.29%) Test Strategy
14 30 (9.40%) Software Engineering
15 27 (8.46%) BDD
16 22 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (6.58%) Test Management
18 20 (6.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (21.00%) Java
2 62 (19.44%) SQL
3 55 (17.24%) C#
4 42 (13.17%) Python
5 40 (12.54%) Ruby
6 30 (9.40%) PHP
7 26 (8.15%) C
8 21 (6.58%) C++
9 18 (5.64%) JavaScript
9 18 (5.64%) Perl
10 12 (3.76%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.51%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.51%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.88%) VB
13 4 (1.25%) Delphi
14 3 (0.94%) VBScript
15 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.31%) VC++
15 1 (0.31%) AWK
15 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 77 (24.14%) Degree
2 75 (23.51%) ISTQB
3 47 (14.73%) ISEB
4 34 (10.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (10.34%) Security Cleared
6 31 (9.72%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.31%) IC3 Certification
8 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (38.56%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.63%) JTAG
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (0.94%) Firmware
1 3 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.63%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.63%) KVM
3 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 39 (12.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.31%) Puppet
2 1 (0.31%) Iperf
2 1 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (8.46%) HP
2 26 (8.15%) Oracle
3 20 (6.27%) Microsoft
4 18 (5.64%) VMware
5 5 (1.57%) Google
5 5 (1.57%) SAP
6 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.25%) TOWER Software
7 3 (0.94%) IBM
7 3 (0.94%) Telelogic
8 2 (0.63%) Apple
8 2 (0.63%) QNX
8 2 (0.63%) EMC
8 2 (0.63%) Citrix
9 1 (0.31%) Juniper
9 1 (0.31%) Trillium
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco
9 1 (0.31%) Sun
9 1 (0.31%) Agilent
9 1 (0.31%) DataFlux
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Millingham Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Horley, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 22-30 days hol, pension and more
Posted: 8 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago