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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 295 308 269
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 155 160 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.77% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.79% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 137 122 191
Median salary £35,000 £43,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
17907 20200 22149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.81% 97.10% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15174 16297 17929
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Surrey +1 43 £37,500 -25.00% 6
Hampshire +22 35 £32,500 -16.12% 6
Berkshire +6 30 £42,500 -5.55% 6
West Sussex +2 16 £35,000 +40.00%
Oxfordshire +4 15 £32,500 +14.03% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 8 £32,500 +0.77%
Kent -5 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Sussex +14 2 £41,250 +22.22% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 156 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (45.51%) Selenium
3 126 (40.38%) QA
4 113 (36.22%) Test Automation
5 90 (28.85%) C#
5 90 (28.85%) SQL
6 86 (27.56%) Java
7 85 (27.24%) Software Testing
8 71 (22.76%) Automation Testing
9 70 (22.44%) WebDriver
9 70 (22.44%) JIRA
10 65 (20.83%) Degree
10 65 (20.83%) ISTQB
11 64 (20.51%) Manual Testing
12 62 (19.87%) Test Scripting
13 60 (19.23%) Windows
14 59 (18.91%) ISEB
15 56 (17.95%) .NET
15 56 (17.95%) Finance
16 55 (17.63%) TDD
17 53 (16.99%) Scrum
17 53 (16.99%) Functional Testing
17 53 (16.99%) SDLC
18 52 (16.67%) Python
18 52 (16.67%) Automated Testing
19 51 (16.35%) Microsoft
19 51 (16.35%) BDD
20 46 (14.74%) Regression Testing
20 46 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
21 45 (14.42%) SQL Server

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 11 (3.53%) IIS
2 9 (2.88%) CICS
3 6 (1.92%) ColdFusion
4 3 (0.96%) Confluence
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.64%) MS Office
4 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.69%) SaaS
2 2 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.96%) ATM
1 3 (0.96%) HTTP
1 3 (0.96%) Internet
1 3 (0.96%) VLAN
2 2 (0.64%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.64%) Modbus
2 2 (0.64%) Profibus
2 2 (0.64%) RS-485
2 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.64%) VoIP
2 2 (0.64%) Wireless
3 1 (0.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.81%) MySQL
3 7 (2.24%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.96%) Big Data
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 142 (45.51%) Selenium
2 70 (22.44%) JIRA
2 70 (22.44%) WebDriver
3 43 (13.78%) SoapUI
4 40 (12.82%) HP UFT
5 39 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 31 (9.94%) Jenkins
7 27 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (6.09%) JMeter
9 18 (5.77%) Bugzilla
10 17 (5.45%) Git (software)
11 13 (4.17%) Maven
12 10 (3.21%) Protractor
12 10 (3.21%) Ranorex
12 10 (3.21%) Testopia
12 10 (3.21%) Visual Studio
13 9 (2.88%) NUnit
13 9 (2.88%) Selenium IDE
14 8 (2.56%) Subversion
15 7 (2.24%) FitNesse
General
1 56 (17.95%) Finance
2 43 (13.78%) Telecoms
3 24 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 16 (5.13%) Electronics
5 14 (4.49%) Marketing
6 9 (2.88%) Banking
7 7 (2.24%) Back Office
8 6 (1.92%) Retail
9 4 (1.28%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.28%) Automotive
9 4 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.28%) Games
10 2 (0.64%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Law
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (17.95%) .NET
2 34 (10.90%) Web Services
3 15 (4.81%) HTML
3 15 (4.81%) XML
4 14 (4.49%) RESTful
5 12 (3.85%) SOAP
6 9 (2.88%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.56%) XHTML
8 7 (2.24%) CSS
9 6 (1.92%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.92%) JSON
10 5 (1.60%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (1.60%) LAMP
10 5 (1.60%) React
11 4 (1.28%) REST
12 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.96%) Gherkin
12 3 (0.96%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.96%) J2EE
12 3 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.37%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.53%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.88%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.88%) VSAM
6 7 (2.24%) IVR
7 5 (1.60%) Wiki
8 4 (1.28%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.96%) Fintech
9 3 (0.96%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.64%) Handset
10 2 (0.64%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.64%) Social Media
11 1 (0.32%) Contactless
11 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (19.23%) Windows
2 39 (12.50%) Linux
3 19 (6.09%) Unix
4 6 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.60%) Android
5 5 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.28%) Solaris
6 4 (1.28%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.96%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.64%) AIX
8 2 (0.64%) HPUX
8 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (36.22%) Test Automation
3 85 (27.24%) Software Testing
4 71 (22.76%) Automation Testing
5 64 (20.51%) Manual Testing
6 62 (19.87%) Test Scripting
7 55 (17.63%) TDD
8 53 (16.99%) Functional Testing
8 53 (16.99%) Scrum
8 53 (16.99%) SDLC
9 52 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 51 (16.35%) BDD
11 46 (14.74%) Regression Testing
11 46 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 42 (13.46%) Software Engineering
13 38 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (10.58%) Web Testing
15 29 (9.29%) Test Strategy
15 29 (9.29%) Waterfall
16 25 (8.01%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (28.85%) C#
1 90 (28.85%) SQL
2 86 (27.56%) Java
3 52 (16.67%) Python
4 35 (11.22%) Ruby
5 34 (10.90%) JavaScript
6 28 (8.97%) PHP
7 27 (8.65%) C
8 23 (7.37%) C++
9 22 (7.05%) T-SQL
10 16 (5.13%) Perl
11 13 (4.17%) Groovy
12 9 (2.88%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.88%) COBOL
12 9 (2.88%) JCL
13 4 (1.28%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.64%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.64%) VB
15 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (20.83%) Degree
1 65 (20.83%) ISTQB
2 59 (18.91%) ISEB
3 28 (8.97%) Security Cleared
4 17 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (40.38%) QA
2 8 (2.56%) SDET
3 3 (0.96%) ECSS
4 2 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) Ansible
2 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 51 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.45%) Oracle
3 13 (4.17%) SAP
4 12 (3.85%) HP
5 6 (1.92%) Telelogic
6 4 (1.28%) Sophos
7 3 (0.96%) QNX
7 3 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.64%) IBM
8 2 (0.64%) Rally
8 2 (0.64%) VMware
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.32%) Tableau
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life assurance an
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum internal/external training, tech con
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cowes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 25 days ago
Woking
Mint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Weybridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £500000 per annum + Share Scheme
Posted: 8 days ago