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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 275 252 278
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 163 233 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 1.12% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.16% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 153 223 166
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
17039 20118 20961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.00% 96.59% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14264 16865 16385
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +11 47 £41,250 -17.50% 4
Berkshire +5 31 £40,000 - 1
Hampshire -35 28 £30,000 -27.71% 4
West Sussex +17 18 £36,500 +12.30%
Buckinghamshire +3 12 £37,000 +13.84%
East Sussex +15 7 £30,000 +4.34%
Kent -2 7 £47,500 +11.76%
Oxfordshire 0 6 £27,500 -23.61% 1
Middlesex - 6 £20,000 -
Isle of Wight -1 1 £26,500 -24.28%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 189 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (44.87%) Selenium
3 107 (34.29%) QA
4 106 (33.97%) Test Automation
5 93 (29.81%) ISEB
6 91 (29.17%) Automation Testing
7 84 (26.92%) SQL
7 84 (26.92%) Java
8 79 (25.32%) TDD
8 79 (25.32%) ISTQB
9 73 (23.40%) Regression Testing
9 73 (23.40%) Finance
10 71 (22.76%) C#
11 68 (21.79%) BDD
12 66 (21.15%) Scrum
12 66 (21.15%) Manual Testing
13 60 (19.23%) Test Scripting
13 60 (19.23%) Degree
14 59 (18.91%) Cucumber
15 57 (18.27%) Python
16 53 (16.99%) JIRA
17 52 (16.67%) Performance Testing
18 51 (16.35%) Automated Testing
18 51 (16.35%) WebDriver
19 48 (15.38%) SDLC
19 48 (15.38%) Software Testing
20 45 (14.42%) Computer Science
20 45 (14.42%) User Acceptance Testing
21 44 (14.10%) .NET
22 42 (13.46%) Microsoft

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 12 (3.85%) IIS
2 8 (2.56%) Confluence
3 6 (1.92%) CICS
4 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.64%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.77%) SaaS
2 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.56%) Internet
2 4 (1.28%) ATM
3 3 (0.96%) Wireless
4 2 (0.64%) 3G
4 2 (0.64%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.64%) HTTP
4 2 (0.64%) LTE
4 2 (0.64%) RS-485
4 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.64%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.32%) 4G
5 1 (0.32%) LAN
5 1 (0.32%) Network Security
5 1 (0.32%) UMTS
5 1 (0.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.32%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.24%) Big Data
2 7 (2.24%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.28%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 140 (44.87%) Selenium
2 59 (18.91%) Cucumber
3 53 (16.99%) JIRA
4 51 (16.35%) WebDriver
5 40 (12.82%) SoapUI
6 30 (9.62%) JMeter
7 28 (8.97%) Jenkins
7 28 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (8.01%) HP UFT
9 13 (4.17%) Eclipse
9 13 (4.17%) Robot Framework
9 13 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
9 13 (4.17%) SpecFlow
9 13 (4.17%) Visual Studio
10 12 (3.85%) JUnit
10 12 (3.85%) Maven
11 11 (3.53%) WatiN
12 10 (3.21%) Ant
12 10 (3.21%) Gradle
13 9 (2.88%) Hudson
General
1 73 (23.40%) Finance
2 25 (8.01%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.81%) Back Office
4 12 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.21%) Aerospace
5 10 (3.21%) Marketing
6 9 (2.88%) Retail
7 7 (2.24%) Banking
7 7 (2.24%) Electronics
8 5 (1.60%) Legal
9 3 (0.96%) Automotive
9 3 (0.96%) Games
9 3 (0.96%) Law
9 3 (0.96%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.10%) .NET
2 26 (8.33%) Web Services
3 25 (8.01%) HTML
4 22 (7.05%) XML
5 16 (5.13%) REST
6 14 (4.49%) CSS
7 11 (3.53%) Java EE
8 8 (2.56%) .NET Framework
8 8 (2.56%) Ajax
8 8 (2.56%) Hibernate
8 8 (2.56%) Spring
9 7 (2.24%) JMS
9 7 (2.24%) RESTful
9 7 (2.24%) SOAP
9 7 (2.24%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (2.24%) XHTML
10 4 (1.28%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.28%) J2EE
10 4 (1.28%) Node.js
10 4 (1.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.42%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.53%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.21%) Life Science
5 8 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.24%) Smartcard
7 6 (1.92%) Health Informatics
7 6 (1.92%) Informatics
7 6 (1.92%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.92%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.92%) VSAM
8 5 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.96%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.96%) Fintech
9 3 (0.96%) iPad
9 3 (0.96%) Wiki
10 2 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.22%) Windows
2 29 (9.29%) Linux
3 13 (4.17%) Unix
4 6 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.60%) Android
6 4 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.96%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (33.97%) Test Automation
3 91 (29.17%) Automation Testing
4 79 (25.32%) TDD
5 73 (23.40%) Regression Testing
6 68 (21.79%) BDD
7 66 (21.15%) Manual Testing
7 66 (21.15%) Scrum
8 60 (19.23%) Test Scripting
9 52 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 51 (16.35%) Automated Testing
11 48 (15.38%) SDLC
11 48 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 45 (14.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 41 (13.14%) Test Strategy
14 30 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (8.33%) Functional Testing
15 26 (8.33%) Open Source
16 25 (8.01%) Software Engineering
16 25 (8.01%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (26.92%) Java
1 84 (26.92%) SQL
2 71 (22.76%) C#
3 57 (18.27%) Python
4 33 (10.58%) Ruby
5 29 (9.29%) C++
6 26 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 24 (7.69%) C
8 19 (6.09%) PHP
9 15 (4.81%) Bash Shell
10 14 (4.49%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.56%) Groovy
11 8 (2.56%) Perl
12 7 (2.24%) Embedded C
12 7 (2.24%) Embedded C++
13 6 (1.92%) COBOL
13 6 (1.92%) JCL
14 5 (1.60%) VB
15 4 (1.28%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (29.81%) ISEB
2 79 (25.32%) ISTQB
3 60 (19.23%) Degree
4 20 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (6.09%) Security Cleared
6 17 (5.45%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (34.29%) QA
2 4 (1.28%) SDET
3 2 (0.64%) GAMP
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.56%) Firmware
3 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.64%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.32%) Docker
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.64%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.32%) Ansible
3 1 (0.32%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.69%) HP
3 19 (6.09%) VMware
4 16 (5.13%) Oracle
5 11 (3.53%) IBM
6 7 (2.24%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.92%) Rally
8 5 (1.60%) Cadence
8 5 (1.60%) SAP
9 4 (1.28%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.64%) Sophos
10 2 (0.64%) Telelogic
11 1 (0.32%) Concur
11 1 (0.32%) Google
11 1 (0.32%) Telerik
11 1 (0.32%) TIBCO
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + parking, cycle to work 25 hols
Posted: 11 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
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Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Andover
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Salary: £27000 - £29500 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 11 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Neilson Financial Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Weybridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Share Scheme
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