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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 251 324 252
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -72
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 207 123 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.56% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.59% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 175 102 212
Average salary £38,500 £36,250 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.20% -7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £27,500 £30,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
20949 20937 21739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.14% 94.84% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 16726 17083 18800
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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
Surrey +9 56 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Berkshire +46 53 £38,500 -6.66% 8
Buckinghamshire +5 28 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Hampshire -2 25 £32,000 +16.36% 2
East Sussex +16 21 £35,000 -
Kent +14 16 £39,500 +12.85%
West Sussex +5 10 £35,000 -16.66% 4
Oxfordshire -3 4 £31,000 -4.61%
Middlesex +1 1 £38,500 -30.00%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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%) QA
3 136 (35.42%) C#
4 118 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (29.95%) Software Testing
6 113 (29.43%) Selenium
7 100 (26.04%) Test Automation
8 89 (23.18%) Degree
9 86 (22.40%) Automated Testing
10 82 (21.35%) ISEB
11 81 (21.09%) QuickTest Pro
12 78 (20.31%) Windows
13 71 (18.49%) Test Scripting
14 69 (17.97%) Java
14 69 (17.97%) Finance
15 66 (17.19%) .NET
16 64 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 62 (16.15%) Manual Testing
18 61 (15.89%) C++
19 57 (14.84%) Regression Testing
19 57 (14.84%) Automation Testing
20 56 (14.58%) XML
21 55 (14.32%) Linux
22 53 (13.80%) Computer Science
23 51 (13.28%) HP Quality Center
24 50 (13.02%) Python
24 50 (13.02%) SQL Server
24 50 (13.02%) ISTQB
25 45 (11.72%) Software Engineering
25 45 (11.72%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 16 (4.17%) IIS
2 6 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.30%) ColdFusion
3 5 (1.30%) Apache
4 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.26%) JBoss
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 31 (8.07%) MS Office
2 25 (6.51%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.26%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.34%) SaaS
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.03%) TCP/IP
2 18 (4.69%) Wireshark
3 14 (3.65%) SAN
4 11 (2.86%) Internet
5 10 (2.60%) Ethernet
5 10 (2.60%) VoIP
6 9 (2.34%) SMTP
6 9 (2.34%) NAS
6 9 (2.34%) IMAP
7 7 (1.82%) Network Security
7 7 (1.82%) LTE
8 6 (1.56%) UMTS
8 6 (1.56%) GPRS
8 6 (1.56%) GSM
8 6 (1.56%) CTI
8 6 (1.56%) Wireless
9 5 (1.30%) Frame Relay
9 5 (1.30%) 3G
9 5 (1.30%) MPLS
9 5 (1.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.11%) Oracle Database
3 24 (6.25%) MySQL
4 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 113 (29.43%) Selenium
2 81 (21.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 37 (9.64%) WebDriver
4 35 (9.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (7.81%) SoapUI
6 25 (6.51%) Visual Studio
7 20 (5.21%) Cucumber
8 19 (4.95%) Ranorex
9 17 (4.43%) JIRA
10 15 (3.91%) NUnit
11 12 (3.13%) LoadRunner
11 12 (3.13%) Jenkins
12 11 (2.86%) Git (software)
13 10 (2.60%) JMeter
13 10 (2.60%) WebLOAD
14 9 (2.34%) AQtime
14 9 (2.34%) Selenium IDE
15 8 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
16 7 (1.82%) Subversion
16 7 (1.82%) LabVIEW
General
1 69 (17.97%) Finance
2 26 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.65%) Electronics
4 8 (2.08%) Automotive
5 6 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.56%) Games
5 6 (1.56%) Retail
6 5 (1.30%) Marketing
6 5 (1.30%) Banking
6 5 (1.30%) Legal
6 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.04%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.78%) Billing
8 3 (0.78%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Avionics
9 1 (0.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.19%) .NET
2 56 (14.58%) XML
3 26 (6.77%) HTML
4 21 (5.47%) SOAP
5 18 (4.69%) Web Services
6 13 (3.39%) CSS
7 12 (3.13%) .NET Framework
8 11 (2.86%) jQuery
8 11 (2.86%) Gherkin
9 9 (2.34%) MAPI
10 7 (1.82%) WCF
11 6 (1.56%) CGI
12 5 (1.30%) J2EE
12 5 (1.30%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.30%) HTML5
12 5 (1.30%) CSS3
13 4 (1.04%) WPF
14 3 (0.78%) LAMP
15 2 (0.52%) WinForms
15 2 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.80%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 21 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.86%) Mathematics
6 10 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.56%) Replication
9 5 (1.30%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.04%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.78%) Physics
11 3 (0.78%) Open Source
11 3 (0.78%) User Experience
12 2 (0.52%) Social Media
12 2 (0.52%) Life Science
12 2 (0.52%) Handset
13 1 (0.26%) IPTV
13 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.26%) DTV
13 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.31%) Windows
2 55 (14.32%) Linux
3 31 (8.07%) UNIX
4 8 (2.08%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.30%) openSUSE
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.04%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.78%) AIX
9 2 (0.52%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (29.95%) Software Testing
3 100 (26.04%) Test Automation
4 86 (22.40%) Automated Testing
5 71 (18.49%) Test Scripting
6 62 (16.15%) Manual Testing
7 57 (14.84%) Regression Testing
7 57 (14.84%) Automation Testing
8 45 (11.72%) System Testing
8 45 (11.72%) Software Engineering
9 38 (9.90%) Scrum
10 32 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 29 (7.55%) Validation
12 27 (7.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (6.51%) Test Management
14 24 (6.25%) Performance Testing
14 24 (6.25%) Migration
15 22 (5.73%) Data Migration
15 22 (5.73%) Unit Testing
16 20 (5.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 158 (41.15%) SQL
2 136 (35.42%) C#
3 69 (17.97%) Java
4 61 (15.89%) C++
5 50 (13.02%) Python
6 28 (7.29%) C
7 24 (6.25%) PHP
8 23 (5.99%) JavaScript
9 19 (4.95%) Ruby
10 14 (3.65%) VBScript
11 10 (2.60%) Perl
11 10 (2.60%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.08%) Delphi
13 4 (1.04%) VB
13 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.04%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.52%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 89 (23.18%) Degree
2 82 (21.35%) ISEB
3 50 (13.02%) ISTQB
4 37 (9.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (5.21%) Security Cleared
6 18 (4.69%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.30%) CCNA
9 3 (0.78%) HNC
9 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) HND
10 1 (0.26%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (38.80%) QA
2 13 (3.39%) GAMP
3 4 (1.04%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.34%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.04%) vSphere
5 4 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.78%) XenApp
6 3 (0.78%) XenServer
6 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.52%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (13.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.46%) Oracle
3 33 (8.59%) HP
4 27 (7.03%) VMware
5 8 (2.08%) Cisco
6 6 (1.56%) Fidessa
7 5 (1.30%) Telerik
7 5 (1.30%) IBM
8 4 (1.04%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.78%) Citrix
10 2 (0.52%) EMC
10 2 (0.52%) Adobe
10 2 (0.52%) Huawei
11 1 (0.26%) Zend
11 1 (0.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 1 (0.26%) Nortel
11 1 (0.26%) SAP
11 1 (0.26%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.26%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.26%) BT
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £50000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 days holi
Posted: 5 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intergraph (UK) Limited
Salary: Unspecified Competitive remuneration package
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Southsea, Hampshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Three
Posted: 25 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago