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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / South East
Rank 247 283 242
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 141 180 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.94% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.97% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 123 153 189
Median salary £39,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%

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
14395 18609 19573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.84% 96.84% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11928 15813 15865
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -4 39 £39,000 +2.63% 10
Berkshire +61 37 £40,000 -23.80% 4
West Sussex +23 24 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Surrey +20 18 £41,500 -5.14% 2
Buckinghamshire +27 11 £37,500 +7.14% 3
East Sussex +10 8 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Kent -1 3 £47,500 +31.94%
Oxfordshire +26 2 - - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 193 (66.55%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (47.59%) Selenium
3 97 (33.45%) Test Automation
4 93 (32.07%) Java
5 87 (30.00%) SQL
6 82 (28.28%) QA
7 79 (27.24%) ISTQB
8 75 (25.86%) TDD
9 68 (23.45%) C#
10 66 (22.76%) Automated Testing
10 66 (22.76%) Automation Testing
11 65 (22.41%) Degree
12 64 (22.07%) Test Scripting
12 64 (22.07%) BDD
13 63 (21.72%) ISEB
13 63 (21.72%) Scrum
14 61 (21.03%) Regression Testing
15 60 (20.69%) WebDriver
16 55 (18.97%) Performance Testing
17 52 (17.93%) Test Strategy
18 51 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
19 49 (16.90%) Software Engineering
20 48 (16.55%) Computer Science
20 48 (16.55%) Windows
21 44 (15.17%) HP UFT
22 41 (14.14%) Microsoft
22 41 (14.14%) Software Testing
22 41 (14.14%) Cucumber
23 40 (13.79%) Manual Testing
24 39 (13.45%) Finance

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 5 (1.72%) Confluence
2 2 (0.69%) IIS
3 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.76%) MS Excel
1 8 (2.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) LabWindows
2 3 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.52%) SaaS
2 9 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.07%) HTTP
3 4 (1.38%) ATM
3 4 (1.38%) WAN
4 3 (1.03%) Network Security
5 2 (0.69%) 3G
5 2 (0.69%) 4G
5 2 (0.69%) Internet
5 2 (0.69%) LAN
5 2 (0.69%) LTE
5 2 (0.69%) UMTS
5 2 (0.69%) WiMAX
5 2 (0.69%) Wireless
5 2 (0.69%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.34%) CTI
6 1 (0.34%) Firewall
6 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.83%) Big Data
3 12 (4.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 138 (47.59%) Selenium
2 60 (20.69%) WebDriver
3 44 (15.17%) HP UFT
4 41 (14.14%) Cucumber
5 35 (12.07%) Jenkins
5 35 (12.07%) JIRA
6 33 (11.38%) JMeter
7 31 (10.69%) SoapUI
8 27 (9.31%) Visual Studio
9 24 (8.28%) Git (software)
10 18 (6.21%) Robot Framework
11 17 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (4.83%) Eclipse
12 14 (4.83%) JUnit
13 13 (4.48%) Rational DOORS
14 12 (4.14%) IntelliJ
14 12 (4.14%) Subversion
14 12 (4.14%) TeamCity
15 11 (3.79%) Protractor
16 10 (3.45%) Ranorex
General
1 39 (13.45%) Finance
2 15 (5.17%) Retail
3 14 (4.83%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.79%) Aerospace
4 11 (3.79%) Back Office
4 11 (3.79%) Marketing
5 8 (2.76%) Electronics
5 8 (2.76%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.41%) Military
7 2 (0.69%) Advertising
7 2 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.38%) .NET
2 30 (10.34%) XML
3 29 (10.00%) Web Services
4 21 (7.24%) REST
5 20 (6.90%) HTML
6 18 (6.21%) RESTful
7 16 (5.52%) CSS
8 14 (4.83%) SOAP
9 7 (2.41%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.07%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (1.72%) DOM
12 4 (1.38%) Gherkin
12 4 (1.38%) JMS
12 4 (1.38%) Node.js
12 4 (1.38%) React
13 3 (1.03%) XSD
14 2 (0.69%) Hibernate
14 2 (0.69%) Java EE
14 2 (0.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.55%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.10%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.10%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (3.10%) Smartcard
3 8 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.76%) Health Informatics
3 8 (2.76%) Informatics
4 7 (2.41%) iPad
5 5 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.03%) iPhone
7 3 (1.03%) User Experience
8 2 (0.69%) BBC
8 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.69%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.34%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.34%) EPoS
9 1 (0.34%) Life Science
9 1 (0.34%) Telematics
9 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.55%) Windows
2 38 (13.10%) Linux
3 10 (3.45%) Unix
4 6 (2.07%) Android
5 4 (1.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (66.55%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (33.45%) Test Automation
3 75 (25.86%) TDD
4 66 (22.76%) Automated Testing
4 66 (22.76%) Automation Testing
5 64 (22.07%) BDD
5 64 (22.07%) Test Scripting
6 63 (21.72%) Scrum
7 61 (21.03%) Regression Testing
8 55 (18.97%) Performance Testing
9 52 (17.93%) Test Strategy
10 51 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (16.90%) Software Engineering
12 41 (14.14%) Software Testing
13 40 (13.79%) Manual Testing
14 38 (13.10%) SDLC
15 28 (9.66%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (9.31%) Open Source
17 22 (7.59%) Functional Testing
18 20 (6.90%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 93 (32.07%) Java
2 87 (30.00%) SQL
3 68 (23.45%) C#
4 36 (12.41%) C++
5 35 (12.07%) Python
6 22 (7.59%) C
7 19 (6.55%) Ruby
8 17 (5.86%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.45%) Bash Shell
9 10 (3.45%) PHP
9 10 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.10%) Embedded C
10 9 (3.10%) Embedded C++
10 9 (3.10%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.72%) Perl
12 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.69%) Groovy
13 2 (0.69%) VB
14 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 79 (27.24%) ISTQB
2 65 (22.41%) Degree
3 63 (21.72%) ISEB
4 31 (10.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (7.93%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.83%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (28.28%) QA
2 6 (2.07%) SDET
3 2 (0.69%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.69%) GAMP
System Software
1 17 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.38%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.69%) Docker
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.69%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.07%) HP
3 18 (6.21%) VMware
4 9 (3.10%) IBM
5 7 (2.41%) Oracle
5 7 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.41%) Telerik
6 6 (2.07%) Cadence
7 5 (1.72%) SAP
8 4 (1.38%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.38%) Telelogic
9 3 (1.03%) Cisco
10 2 (0.69%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.69%) Concur
10 2 (0.69%) EMC
10 2 (0.69%) Informatica
10 2 (0.69%) Infovista
10 2 (0.69%) Riverbed
10 2 (0.69%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.34%) Fortinet
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30 - 45k plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Iver, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 11 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 13 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27,000
Posted: 4 days ago