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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 273 269 286
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 172 204 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.98% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.01% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 163 190 165
Median salary £38,000 £41,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.43% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
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
17659 20145 21905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.07% 96.61% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14951 16605 17140
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +33 56 £43,000 -21.81% 3
Berkshire +11 27 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Hampshire -33 27 £30,000 -27.71% 4
West Sussex +11 19 £47,500 +35.71%
Oxfordshire +3 18 £27,500 -29.48% 2
East Sussex 0 7 £30,000 -
Middlesex - 7 £20,000 -
Kent +11 5 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £37,000 +13.84% 1
Isle of Wight 0 1 £26,500 -24.28% 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 191 (58.95%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (41.98%) Selenium
3 115 (35.49%) QA
4 109 (33.64%) Test Automation
5 95 (29.32%) ISEB
6 89 (27.47%) Regression Testing
6 89 (27.47%) Automation Testing
7 88 (27.16%) SQL
8 83 (25.62%) Java
9 80 (24.69%) C#
10 79 (24.38%) ISTQB
11 77 (23.77%) TDD
12 73 (22.53%) Finance
13 72 (22.22%) Manual Testing
14 69 (21.30%) Degree
14 69 (21.30%) Scrum
15 68 (20.99%) Test Scripting
16 65 (20.06%) BDD
17 63 (19.44%) Software Testing
18 59 (18.21%) Automated Testing
19 57 (17.59%) JIRA
19 57 (17.59%) SDLC
20 55 (16.98%) WebDriver
20 55 (16.98%) Python
21 52 (16.05%) Performance Testing
21 52 (16.05%) Cucumber
22 49 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
22 49 (15.12%) Computer Science
23 46 (14.20%) Microsoft
24 44 (13.58%) Windows

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 15 (4.63%) IIS
2 10 (3.09%) Confluence
3 9 (2.78%) CICS
4 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.86%) SaaS
2 2 (0.62%) GitHub
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.47%) Internet
2 4 (1.23%) ATM
3 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.62%) HTTP
3 2 (0.62%) RS-485
3 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.62%) Wireless
3 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.31%) 3G
4 1 (0.31%) LTE
4 1 (0.31%) Network Security
4 1 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.16%) Big Data
3 6 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.54%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.23%) MySQL
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 136 (41.98%) Selenium
2 57 (17.59%) JIRA
3 55 (16.98%) WebDriver
4 52 (16.05%) Cucumber
5 43 (13.27%) SoapUI
6 32 (9.88%) Jenkins
7 30 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (8.95%) JMeter
9 28 (8.64%) HP UFT
10 16 (4.94%) SpecFlow
11 15 (4.63%) Selenium IDE
11 15 (4.63%) Visual Studio
12 13 (4.01%) Maven
13 11 (3.40%) JUnit
13 11 (3.40%) WatiN
14 10 (3.09%) Gradle
14 10 (3.09%) Protractor
15 9 (2.78%) Ant
15 9 (2.78%) Eclipse
15 9 (2.78%) Hudson
General
1 73 (22.53%) Finance
2 27 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.94%) Back Office
4 15 (4.63%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.70%) Aerospace
5 12 (3.70%) Retail
6 10 (3.09%) Marketing
7 8 (2.47%) Banking
7 8 (2.47%) Electronics
8 7 (2.16%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.54%) Automotive
9 5 (1.54%) Legal
10 3 (0.93%) Games
10 3 (0.93%) Law
10 3 (0.93%) Military
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.27%) .NET
2 28 (8.64%) Web Services
3 25 (7.72%) HTML
4 22 (6.79%) XML
5 13 (4.01%) CSS
5 13 (4.01%) REST
6 11 (3.40%) Java EE
7 8 (2.47%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.47%) Ajax
7 8 (2.47%) Hibernate
7 8 (2.47%) RESTful
7 8 (2.47%) Spring
7 8 (2.47%) XHTML
8 7 (2.16%) JMS
8 7 (2.16%) SOAP
8 7 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.54%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.54%) React
10 4 (1.23%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.12%) Computer Science
2 31 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.01%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.09%) Life Science
5 9 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.78%) VSAM
6 8 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.16%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.85%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.54%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.23%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.23%) Fintech
10 4 (1.23%) Health Informatics
10 4 (1.23%) Informatics
10 4 (1.23%) Wiki
11 2 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.31%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.58%) Windows
2 28 (8.64%) Linux
3 19 (5.86%) Unix
4 6 (1.85%) Android
4 6 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.93%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) HPUX
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (58.95%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (33.64%) Test Automation
3 89 (27.47%) Automation Testing
3 89 (27.47%) Regression Testing
4 77 (23.77%) TDD
5 72 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 69 (21.30%) Scrum
7 68 (20.99%) Test Scripting
8 65 (20.06%) BDD
9 63 (19.44%) Software Testing
10 59 (18.21%) Automated Testing
11 57 (17.59%) SDLC
12 52 (16.05%) Performance Testing
13 49 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (12.65%) Test Strategy
15 31 (9.57%) Functional Testing
16 30 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (7.72%) Integration Testing
18 24 (7.41%) Unit Testing
19 22 (6.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (27.16%) SQL
2 83 (25.62%) Java
3 80 (24.69%) C#
4 55 (16.98%) Python
5 33 (10.19%) Ruby
6 29 (8.95%) C++
6 29 (8.95%) JavaScript
7 24 (7.41%) C
8 22 (6.79%) PHP
9 18 (5.56%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.70%) Bash Shell
11 11 (3.40%) Perl
12 9 (2.78%) COBOL
12 9 (2.78%) JCL
13 8 (2.47%) Groovy
14 6 (1.85%) VB
15 5 (1.54%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.54%) Embedded C++
16 4 (1.23%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (29.32%) ISEB
2 79 (24.38%) ISTQB
3 69 (21.30%) Degree
4 21 (6.48%) Security Cleared
5 18 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) HNC
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (35.49%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) ECSS
3 2 (0.62%) GAMP
3 2 (0.62%) SDET
3 2 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.47%) Firmware
3 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.31%) Ansible
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) SCCM
3 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.41%) HP
3 19 (5.86%) Oracle
4 15 (4.63%) VMware
5 9 (2.78%) IBM
6 6 (1.85%) Rally
6 6 (1.85%) SAP
7 5 (1.54%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.23%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.93%) QNX
9 3 (0.93%) Sophos
10 1 (0.31%) Concur
10 1 (0.31%) Google
10 1 (0.31%) Telelogic
10 1 (0.31%) TIBCO
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £43,000 to £50,000 per annum plus v strong Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 23 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Pro-Quest
Salary: 40000-45000 Per Annum +bonus+benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £40,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Weybridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £500000 per annum + Share Scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 23 days ago
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Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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