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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 279 272 259
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 168 164 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.77% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.82% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 149 133 173
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,250 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -5.40%
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
20745 20114 21777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.57% 94.97% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 16266 16627 18645
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 +22 58 £38,500 -4.93% 12
Surrey -21 33 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Hampshire +7 23 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 20 £38,500 +6.94%
Kent +17 19 £30,000 - 2
East Sussex -24 11 £35,000 +16.66% 2
West Sussex -24 5 £40,000 -4.76% 2
Oxfordshire -3 4 £24,250 -20.49%
Middlesex -13 3 £38,500 -26.66%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 158 (41.15%) SQL
2 149 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (38.54%) QA
4 134 (34.90%) C#
5 119 (30.99%) Degree
6 118 (30.73%) Selenium
7 117 (30.47%) ISEB
7 117 (30.47%) Test Automation
8 111 (28.91%) Software Testing
9 104 (27.08%) .NET
10 78 (20.31%) Automated Testing
11 76 (19.79%) Manual Testing
12 74 (19.27%) Windows
13 68 (17.71%) Regression Testing
14 66 (17.19%) Java
15 61 (15.89%) XML
15 61 (15.89%) ISTQB
16 57 (14.84%) Automation Testing
17 56 (14.58%) System Testing
17 56 (14.58%) Test Scripting
17 56 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
17 56 (14.58%) Microsoft
18 54 (14.06%) SQL Server
18 54 (14.06%) Finance
18 54 (14.06%) Scrum
19 53 (13.80%) QuickTest Pro
20 52 (13.54%) C++
21 51 (13.28%) Computer Science
22 45 (11.72%) Python
23 42 (10.94%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 26 (6.77%) IIS
2 9 (2.34%) Apache
2 9 (2.34%) ColdFusion
3 6 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.26%) SAS
6 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.29%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.65%) SaaS
2 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Trello
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.29%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.91%) Internet
3 12 (3.13%) Wireshark
3 12 (3.13%) SAN
4 11 (2.86%) SMTP
4 11 (2.86%) IMAP
4 11 (2.86%) NAS
5 7 (1.82%) Ethernet
5 7 (1.82%) HTTP
6 6 (1.56%) TDMA
6 6 (1.56%) CTI
7 5 (1.30%) Firewall
7 5 (1.30%) Network Security
8 4 (1.04%) SSH
8 4 (1.04%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 4 (1.04%) SNMP
9 3 (0.78%) GPRS
10 2 (0.52%) Modbus
10 2 (0.52%) Profibus
10 2 (0.52%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.51%) MySQL
3 21 (5.47%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 118 (30.73%) Selenium
2 53 (13.80%) QuickTest Pro
3 41 (10.68%) WebDriver
4 35 (9.11%) Ranorex
5 34 (8.85%) SoapUI
6 29 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (7.29%) Visual Studio
8 21 (5.47%) NUnit
9 13 (3.39%) Behat
9 13 (3.39%) Jenkins
10 12 (3.13%) Cucumber
10 12 (3.13%) MbUnit
10 12 (3.13%) TestNG
10 12 (3.13%) JIRA
11 11 (2.86%) WebLOAD
11 11 (2.86%) AQtime
12 10 (2.60%) TestComplete
12 10 (2.60%) WinRunner
13 8 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
13 8 (2.08%) JMeter
General
1 54 (14.06%) Finance
2 17 (4.43%) Electronics
3 16 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.13%) Military
5 11 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.82%) Retail
6 7 (1.82%) Law
7 4 (1.04%) Banking
8 3 (0.78%) Marketing
9 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.52%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (27.08%) .NET
2 61 (15.89%) XML
3 26 (6.77%) SOAP
4 22 (5.73%) Web Services
5 20 (5.21%) .NET Framework
6 16 (4.17%) Gherkin
7 14 (3.65%) WCF
8 11 (2.86%) MAPI
9 10 (2.60%) JSF
10 9 (2.34%) HTML
10 9 (2.34%) XSLT
11 7 (1.82%) jQuery
12 6 (1.56%) CGI
12 6 (1.56%) Middleware
12 6 (1.56%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.30%) JSON
13 5 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (1.04%) CSS
15 2 (0.52%) WPF
15 2 (0.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.28%) Computer Science
2 29 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.21%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 11 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.56%) Replication
6 6 (1.56%) CCTV
7 4 (1.04%) Open Source
7 4 (1.04%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.04%) Firmware
7 4 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.52%) Social Media
8 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.52%) Handset
8 2 (0.52%) Life Science
8 2 (0.52%) DTV
9 1 (0.26%) EFT
9 1 (0.26%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.27%) Windows
2 42 (10.94%) Linux
3 33 (8.59%) UNIX
4 8 (2.08%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.04%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.52%) Android
7 2 (0.52%) openSUSE
8 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (30.47%) Test Automation
3 111 (28.91%) Software Testing
4 78 (20.31%) Automated Testing
5 76 (19.79%) Manual Testing
6 68 (17.71%) Regression Testing
7 57 (14.84%) Automation Testing
8 56 (14.58%) System Testing
8 56 (14.58%) Test Scripting
9 54 (14.06%) Scrum
10 40 (10.42%) Test Strategy
11 39 (10.16%) Software Engineering
12 32 (8.33%) Performance Testing
13 31 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 28 (7.29%) User Stories
15 27 (7.03%) TDD
16 26 (6.77%) OO
17 23 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (5.99%) Integration Testing
18 22 (5.73%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (41.15%) SQL
2 134 (34.90%) C#
3 66 (17.19%) Java
4 52 (13.54%) C++
5 45 (11.72%) Python
6 27 (7.03%) C
6 27 (7.03%) PHP
7 19 (4.95%) VBScript
8 15 (3.91%) Ruby
9 14 (3.65%) JavaScript
10 12 (3.13%) Perl
11 6 (1.56%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.04%) Delphi
13 4 (1.04%) VB
14 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 119 (30.99%) Degree
2 117 (30.47%) ISEB
3 61 (15.89%) ISTQB
4 39 (10.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (4.69%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.04%) HND
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) HNC
9 1 (0.26%) CCNA
9 1 (0.26%) AAT
9 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (38.54%) QA
2 10 (2.60%) GAMP
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) DO-160
System Software
1 13 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.52%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.04%) Opsview
3 2 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.11%) HP
3 34 (8.85%) Oracle
4 16 (4.17%) VMware
5 6 (1.56%) Telerik
6 5 (1.30%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.04%) IBM
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe
8 2 (0.52%) EMC
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco
8 2 (0.52%) SAP
9 1 (0.26%) Progress
9 1 (0.26%) JBoss
9 1 (0.26%) Intel
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix
9 1 (0.26%) BMC
9 1 (0.26%) Sage
9 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.26%) Huawei
9 1 (0.26%) BT
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
set2recruit
Salary: £21000 - £27000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 6 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Argyll Scott
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefónica
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Wokingham
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
DP Connect
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
DP Connect
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Tonbridge
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefit
Posted: 14 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Required IT
Salary: £35-43k
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago