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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 251 320 240
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -80
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 209 131 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.60% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.64% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 175 103 229
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £30,000
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
20849 20546 22294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.41% 94.88% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16807 16500 19440
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +21 59 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Berkshire +19 58 £39,500 -12.22% 7
Hampshire -9 33 £33,750 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 23 £40,000 +25.00%
East Sussex - 15 £35,000 -
West Sussex +1 12 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Kent +3 9 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Oxfordshire -8 3 £31,500 -3.07% 1
Sussex +9 1 £35,000 -30.00%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 164 (43.04%) SQL
2 150 (39.37%) QA
3 132 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (34.12%) C#
5 123 (32.28%) Selenium
6 110 (28.87%) Software Testing
7 108 (28.35%) Test Automation
8 99 (25.98%) Degree
9 89 (23.36%) Automated Testing
10 81 (21.26%) ISEB
11 79 (20.73%) QuickTest Pro
12 77 (20.21%) Java
12 77 (20.21%) Windows
13 71 (18.64%) Finance
14 69 (18.11%) Test Scripting
15 67 (17.59%) .NET
16 62 (16.27%) Linux
17 61 (16.01%) ISTQB
17 61 (16.01%) Computer Science
18 60 (15.75%) Automation Testing
19 58 (15.22%) Microsoft
20 56 (14.70%) Manual Testing
21 55 (14.44%) Python
22 54 (14.17%) XML
23 53 (13.91%) C++
23 53 (13.91%) Regression Testing
24 49 (12.86%) SQL Server
25 48 (12.60%) Software Engineering
26 46 (12.07%) HP Quality Center
27 45 (11.81%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (3.41%) IIS
2 4 (1.05%) Apache
3 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.52%) ColdFusion
3 2 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (7.61%) MS Office
2 18 (4.72%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.31%) 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%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.89%) SaaS
2 4 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 16 (4.20%) Wireshark
3 12 (3.15%) Internet
4 11 (2.89%) SAN
4 11 (2.89%) Ethernet
5 10 (2.62%) VoIP
6 8 (2.10%) Wireless
6 8 (2.10%) LTE
7 7 (1.84%) 3G
8 6 (1.57%) CTI
8 6 (1.57%) GPRS
8 6 (1.57%) GSM
8 6 (1.57%) UMTS
8 6 (1.57%) SMTP
8 6 (1.57%) VPN
8 6 (1.57%) NAS
8 6 (1.57%) IMAP
8 6 (1.57%) Network Security
9 5 (1.31%) Frame Relay
9 5 (1.31%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.71%) Oracle Database
3 25 (6.56%) MySQL
4 6 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 123 (32.28%) Selenium
2 79 (20.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 43 (11.29%) WebDriver
4 36 (9.45%) SoapUI
5 34 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (6.04%) Cucumber
7 20 (5.25%) NUnit
8 18 (4.72%) JIRA
8 18 (4.72%) Visual Studio
9 16 (4.20%) LoadRunner
9 16 (4.20%) JMeter
9 16 (4.20%) Git (software)
9 16 (4.20%) Ranorex
10 13 (3.41%) Jenkins
10 13 (3.41%) Subversion
11 9 (2.36%) WebLOAD
11 9 (2.36%) Selenium IDE
12 7 (1.84%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.84%) Maven
12 7 (1.84%) LabVIEW
General
1 71 (18.64%) Finance
2 26 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.46%) Electronics
4 8 (2.10%) Automotive
4 8 (2.10%) Games
5 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.31%) Marketing
6 5 (1.31%) Banking
6 5 (1.31%) Legal
6 5 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.05%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.05%) Retail
8 3 (0.79%) Billing
8 3 (0.79%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Avionics
9 1 (0.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (17.59%) .NET
2 54 (14.17%) XML
3 31 (8.14%) HTML
4 21 (5.51%) SOAP
5 19 (4.99%) Web Services
6 17 (4.46%) CSS
7 12 (3.15%) jQuery
8 11 (2.89%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.10%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.57%) WCF
10 6 (1.57%) MAPI
10 6 (1.57%) CGI
11 5 (1.31%) LAMP
11 5 (1.31%) J2EE
11 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.31%) WPF
11 5 (1.31%) CSS3
11 5 (1.31%) HTML5
12 4 (1.05%) SWT
12 4 (1.05%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.01%) Computer Science
2 40 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (6.04%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.62%) Mathematics
6 7 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (1.84%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.57%) Replication
8 5 (1.31%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.31%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.79%) Physics
9 3 (0.79%) User Experience
10 2 (0.52%) Handset
10 2 (0.52%) Open Source
10 2 (0.52%) Social Media
10 2 (0.52%) Life Science
11 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.26%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.26%) CPLD
11 1 (0.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 77 (20.21%) Windows
2 62 (16.27%) Linux
3 37 (9.71%) UNIX
4 8 (2.10%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.31%) openSUSE
6 5 (1.31%) Android
7 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.05%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.79%) AIX
8 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (28.87%) Software Testing
3 108 (28.35%) Test Automation
4 89 (23.36%) Automated Testing
5 69 (18.11%) Test Scripting
6 60 (15.75%) Automation Testing
7 56 (14.70%) Manual Testing
8 53 (13.91%) Regression Testing
9 48 (12.60%) Software Engineering
10 45 (11.81%) System Testing
11 43 (11.29%) Scrum
12 33 (8.66%) Test Strategy
13 30 (7.87%) Validation
14 26 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (6.82%) Performance Testing
14 26 (6.82%) Test Planning
15 25 (6.56%) Test Management
16 24 (6.30%) Migration
16 24 (6.30%) TDD
17 22 (5.77%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 164 (43.04%) SQL
2 130 (34.12%) C#
3 77 (20.21%) Java
4 55 (14.44%) Python
5 53 (13.91%) C++
6 29 (7.61%) C
7 26 (6.82%) JavaScript
8 21 (5.51%) PHP
9 19 (4.99%) Perl
10 15 (3.94%) Ruby
11 13 (3.41%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.89%) VBScript
13 10 (2.62%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.10%) Delphi
15 7 (1.84%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.05%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.79%) Tcl
18 2 (0.52%) VB
18 2 (0.52%) Embedded C
19 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 99 (25.98%) Degree
2 81 (21.26%) ISEB
3 61 (16.01%) ISTQB
4 41 (10.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (5.25%) Security Cleared
6 16 (4.20%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.31%) CCNA
9 4 (1.05%) HNC
10 3 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.52%) HND
11 2 (0.52%) CSQA
12 1 (0.26%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (39.37%) QA
2 13 (3.41%) GAMP
3 4 (1.05%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.57%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.79%) XenApp
5 3 (0.79%) XenServer
5 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.79%) vSphere
5 3 (0.79%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (12.07%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) Puppet
2 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 45 (11.81%) Oracle
3 32 (8.40%) HP
4 23 (6.04%) VMware
5 8 (2.10%) Cisco
6 6 (1.57%) Fidessa
7 4 (1.05%) IBM
7 4 (1.05%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.79%) Citrix
9 2 (0.52%) Telelogic
9 2 (0.52%) Adobe
9 2 (0.52%) EMC
9 2 (0.52%) Telerik
9 2 (0.52%) Huawei
10 1 (0.26%) Zend
10 1 (0.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (0.26%) Google
10 1 (0.26%) Intel
10 1 (0.26%) Nortel
10 1 (0.26%) SAP
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