The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 252 282 252
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 202 151 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.68% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.72% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 176 120 185
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,750 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21394 21069 22182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.95% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 17161 17397 18944
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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
Berkshire +56 72 £37,500 -31.81% 9
Surrey -1 41 £47,500 +21.79% 3
Hampshire +19 32 £39,000 +32.20% 1
Kent +9 16 £37,500 +15.38%
Buckinghamshire 0 14 £38,500 +37.50% 5
West Sussex -4 10 £35,000 +9.37%
Oxfordshire +7 9 £38,500 +28.33%
East Sussex -22 9 £34,000 +13.33%
Sussex +6 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 161 (41.82%) SQL
2 151 (39.22%) QA
3 138 (35.84%) C#
4 134 (34.81%) Selenium
5 126 (32.73%) Test Automation
6 122 (31.69%) Degree
7 121 (31.43%) .NET
8 115 (29.87%) ISEB
9 109 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
10 98 (25.45%) Software Testing
11 71 (18.44%) Microsoft
12 70 (18.18%) Java
13 69 (17.92%) Windows
14 68 (17.66%) ISTQB
15 63 (16.36%) Automated Testing
16 57 (14.81%) Manual Testing
17 54 (14.03%) WebDriver
18 52 (13.51%) C++
19 51 (13.25%) Test Strategy
20 49 (12.73%) Automation Testing
20 49 (12.73%) XML
21 48 (12.47%) Computer Science
21 48 (12.47%) Finance
21 48 (12.47%) System Testing
21 48 (12.47%) Test Scripting
22 47 (12.21%) SQL Server
23 46 (11.95%) Scrum
24 45 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
25 43 (11.17%) Linux
26 42 (10.91%) Ranorex

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 21 (5.45%) IIS
2 11 (2.86%) Apache
3 9 (2.34%) ColdFusion
4 7 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) SAS
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (7.53%) MS Office
2 27 (7.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.90%) SaaS
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.90%) Internet
3 10 (2.60%) SAN
3 10 (2.60%) SMTP
3 10 (2.60%) IMAP
3 10 (2.60%) Wireshark
3 10 (2.60%) NAS
4 7 (1.82%) HTTP
5 6 (1.56%) TDMA
6 5 (1.30%) Wireless
6 5 (1.30%) Network Security
7 4 (1.04%) Firewall
7 4 (1.04%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 4 (1.04%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.78%) SNMP
8 3 (0.78%) SSH
9 2 (0.52%) 4G
9 2 (0.52%) GPRS
10 1 (0.26%) GSM
10 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.49%) MySQL
3 10 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.26%) Big Data
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 134 (34.81%) Selenium
2 54 (14.03%) WebDriver
3 42 (10.91%) Ranorex
4 35 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 30 (7.79%) QuickTest Pro
5 30 (7.79%) NUnit
5 30 (7.79%) SoapUI
6 21 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (4.68%) WinRunner
7 18 (4.68%) MbUnit
7 18 (4.68%) TestComplete
8 15 (3.90%) JUnit
9 14 (3.64%) Behat
10 12 (3.12%) Jenkins
11 11 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
11 11 (2.86%) TestNG
12 10 (2.60%) WebLOAD
12 10 (2.60%) AQtime
12 10 (2.60%) JMeter
12 10 (2.60%) JIRA
General
1 48 (12.47%) Finance
2 23 (5.97%) Retail
3 20 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.68%) Military
5 12 (3.12%) Electronics
6 11 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.60%) Law
8 4 (1.04%) Back Office
8 4 (1.04%) Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (31.43%) .NET
2 49 (12.73%) XML
3 32 (8.31%) Web Services
4 29 (7.53%) .NET Framework
5 26 (6.75%) SOAP
6 17 (4.42%) JSF
7 15 (3.90%) Gherkin
8 10 (2.60%) ASP.NET
8 10 (2.60%) MAPI
9 9 (2.34%) HTML
10 8 (2.08%) XSLT
10 8 (2.08%) WCF
10 8 (2.08%) jQuery
11 6 (1.56%) CSS
12 5 (1.30%) JSP
12 5 (1.30%) Middleware
13 4 (1.04%) JSON
13 4 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.78%) Swing
14 3 (0.78%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.47%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.75%) Client/Server
3 20 (5.19%) Mathematics
4 13 (3.38%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.34%) Open Source
5 9 (2.34%) EFT
6 6 (1.56%) CCTV
7 5 (1.30%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.04%) Firmware
9 3 (0.78%) GIS
10 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.52%) iPad
10 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.26%) Social Media
11 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.26%) Handset
11 1 (0.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.92%) Windows
2 43 (11.17%) Linux
3 35 (9.09%) UNIX
4 5 (1.30%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.04%) Android
6 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (32.73%) Test Automation
2 109 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (25.45%) Software Testing
4 63 (16.36%) Automated Testing
5 57 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 51 (13.25%) Test Strategy
7 49 (12.73%) Automation Testing
8 48 (12.47%) System Testing
8 48 (12.47%) Test Scripting
9 46 (11.95%) Scrum
10 41 (10.65%) Performance Testing
11 33 (8.57%) Software Engineering
12 31 (8.05%) User Stories
13 30 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (7.53%) OO
15 28 (7.27%) Unit Testing
16 26 (6.75%) Regression Testing
17 24 (6.23%) TDD
17 24 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (4.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 161 (41.82%) SQL
2 138 (35.84%) C#
3 70 (18.18%) Java
4 52 (13.51%) C++
5 41 (10.65%) Python
6 31 (8.05%) PHP
7 22 (5.71%) C
8 15 (3.90%) JavaScript
9 14 (3.64%) Ruby
10 13 (3.38%) VBScript
11 12 (3.12%) Perl
12 6 (1.56%) VB
13 5 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.78%) VC++
16 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 122 (31.69%) Degree
2 115 (29.87%) ISEB
3 68 (17.66%) ISTQB
4 26 (6.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (6.49%) Security Cleared
6 16 (4.16%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.04%) HND
8 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (39.22%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) TickIT
3 1 (0.26%) DO-160
3 1 (0.26%) GAMP
System Software
1 14 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.60%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.52%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) KVM
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 45 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.04%) Opsview
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (18.44%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.53%) HP
3 25 (6.49%) Oracle
4 14 (3.64%) VMware
5 6 (1.56%) Telerik
6 5 (1.30%) IBM
7 4 (1.04%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.04%) EMC
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe
8 2 (0.52%) Citrix
9 1 (0.26%) BMC
9 1 (0.26%) Sage
9 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.26%) Intel
9 1 (0.26%) SAP
9 1 (0.26%) JBoss
9 1 (0.26%) Progress
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: excellent day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Car Allowance and mu
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 to £45000 per annum - Flexi hours, 12% Bonus, Health/Dental
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
High Wycombe
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £42,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
DP Connect
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading Street
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago