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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 277 282 297
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 172 188 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.84% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.88% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 155 161 120
Average salary £41,250 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
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
19643 21374 20828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.91% 95.00% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 16206 17040 17156
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £60,000
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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
Hampshire +30 52 £40,000 +2.56% 8
Surrey +13 47 £55,000 +20.87% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 22 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Berkshire -36 21 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Kent +2 12 £45,000 +25.87% 1
East Sussex +21 8 £30,000 -11.76% 1
West Sussex -8 7 £41,000 +17.14% 1
Oxfordshire +6 4 £28,500 -16.17% 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 139 (45.28%) Selenium
2 123 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (36.81%) QA
4 100 (32.57%) Test Automation
5 75 (24.43%) Software Testing
5 75 (24.43%) Java
6 71 (23.13%) Scrum
7 69 (22.48%) Degree
8 61 (19.87%) UNIX
9 60 (19.54%) Linux
10 58 (18.89%) Automation Testing
11 57 (18.57%) ISTQB
12 55 (17.92%) TDD
12 55 (17.92%) Test Scripting
13 53 (17.26%) Automated Testing
13 53 (17.26%) SQL
14 52 (16.94%) Manual Testing
15 51 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (15.96%) Windows
17 46 (14.98%) Finance
18 43 (14.01%) Jenkins
19 41 (13.36%) ISEB
20 40 (13.03%) C#
21 39 (12.70%) Python
22 37 (12.05%) Security Cleared
23 36 (11.73%) Performance Testing
23 36 (11.73%) SDLC
24 35 (11.40%) Test Strategy
24 35 (11.40%) SC Cleared
25 34 (11.07%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.65%) JBoss
2 2 (0.65%) Apache
2 2 (0.65%) Lync
3 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.33%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.33%) Drupal
3 1 (0.33%) lighttpd
Applications
1 8 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.58%) SaaS
2 4 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.26%) 3G
2 9 (2.93%) Wireless
3 8 (2.61%) CTI
3 8 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.61%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.63%) ZigBee
4 5 (1.63%) LTE
4 5 (1.63%) 4G
5 4 (1.30%) VoLTE
5 4 (1.30%) RTP
5 4 (1.30%) INAP
6 3 (0.98%) TCAP
6 3 (0.98%) ISUP
6 3 (0.98%) SCCP
6 3 (0.98%) MPLS
6 3 (0.98%) VPN
6 3 (0.98%) HTTP
6 3 (0.98%) GSM
6 3 (0.98%) ATM
6 3 (0.98%) M3UA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.21%) MySQL
1 16 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.28%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.30%) Big Data
4 4 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 139 (45.28%) Selenium
2 43 (14.01%) Jenkins
3 34 (11.07%) WebDriver
4 31 (10.10%) JIRA
5 27 (8.79%) RSpec
6 26 (8.47%) JMeter
7 24 (7.82%) WATIR
8 21 (6.84%) SoapUI
9 19 (6.19%) Subversion
10 18 (5.86%) HP UFT
11 17 (5.54%) NUnit
12 15 (4.89%) Git (software)
12 15 (4.89%) Maven
13 13 (4.23%) RubyGems
13 13 (4.23%) Cucumber
13 13 (4.23%) Robot Framework
14 12 (3.91%) Rational DOORS
15 10 (3.26%) JUnit
16 8 (2.61%) Eclipse
16 8 (2.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 46 (14.98%) Finance
2 17 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.26%) Electronics
4 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.63%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.98%) Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.86%) HTML
2 15 (4.89%) .NET
3 12 (3.91%) CSS
4 10 (3.26%) XML
5 8 (2.61%) CGI
6 7 (2.28%) Web Services
6 7 (2.28%) Gherkin
7 6 (1.95%) Struts
7 6 (1.95%) SWT
7 6 (1.95%) Swing
8 5 (1.63%) HTML5
9 4 (1.30%) GWT
10 3 (0.98%) jQuery
11 2 (0.65%) WPF
11 2 (0.65%) Middleware
11 2 (0.65%) XMPP
11 2 (0.65%) J2EE
12 1 (0.33%) SOAP
12 1 (0.33%) XSD
12 1 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.10%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.56%) Mathematics
2 14 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.61%) Replication
3 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.63%) User Experience
4 5 (1.63%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.98%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.65%) Physics
7 2 (0.65%) iPad
7 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.65%) DTV
7 2 (0.65%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.65%) Telematics
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.33%) iDTV
8 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 61 (19.87%) UNIX
2 60 (19.54%) Linux
3 49 (15.96%) Windows
4 6 (1.95%) Android
5 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) AIX
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (32.57%) Test Automation
3 75 (24.43%) Software Testing
4 71 (23.13%) Scrum
5 58 (18.89%) Automation Testing
6 55 (17.92%) TDD
6 55 (17.92%) Test Scripting
7 53 (17.26%) Automated Testing
8 52 (16.94%) Manual Testing
9 51 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (11.73%) Performance Testing
10 36 (11.73%) SDLC
11 35 (11.40%) Test Strategy
12 34 (11.07%) Regression Testing
13 30 (9.77%) Validation
14 29 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (8.79%) Software Engineering
16 24 (7.82%) Test Planning
17 23 (7.49%) BDD
18 20 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 75 (24.43%) Java
2 53 (17.26%) SQL
3 40 (13.03%) C#
4 39 (12.70%) Python
5 31 (10.10%) PHP
5 31 (10.10%) Ruby
6 30 (9.77%) C
7 27 (8.79%) Perl
8 19 (6.19%) JavaScript
8 19 (6.19%) C++
9 16 (5.21%) Shell Script
9 16 (5.21%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.28%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.30%) VBScript
11 4 (1.30%) VB
12 2 (0.65%) COBOL
12 2 (0.65%) Delphi
13 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) VC++
13 1 (0.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 69 (22.48%) Degree
2 57 (18.57%) ISTQB
3 41 (13.36%) ISEB
4 37 (12.05%) Security Cleared
5 35 (11.40%) SC Cleared
6 30 (9.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.33%) IC3 Certification
8 1 (0.33%) AAT
8 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (36.81%) QA
2 4 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.98%) SLA
4 2 (0.65%) JTAG
5 1 (0.33%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) Firmware
2 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.65%) KVM
3 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (10.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.33%) Iperf
3 1 (0.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (6.51%) HP
2 18 (5.86%) Oracle
3 16 (5.21%) VMware
4 15 (4.89%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.61%) Telelogic
6 5 (1.63%) EMC
6 5 (1.63%) Google
7 3 (0.98%) SAP
7 3 (0.98%) Cisco
8 2 (0.65%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.65%) Mitel
8 2 (0.65%) Apple
8 2 (0.65%) QNX
8 2 (0.65%) NetHawk
8 2 (0.65%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.33%) Agilent
9 1 (0.33%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.33%) Sage
9 1 (0.33%) Sun
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, plus Bonus, Medical, Pension + More!
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 12 days ago