The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 261 293 250
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 194 151 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.68% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.72% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 168 119 187
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.00%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21473 20949 22153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.84% 95.00% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17169 17278 18929
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Berkshire +48 70 £37,500 -22.68% 10
Surrey -13 38 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Hampshire +21 33 £39,000 +32.20% 1
Kent 0 16 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 12 £38,500 +37.50% 6
West Sussex -8 10 £35,000 +9.37%
East Sussex -20 9 £34,000 +13.33%
Oxfordshire -3 8 £38,500 +28.33% 1
Sussex +6 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 159 (41.73%) SQL
2 153 (40.16%) QA
3 136 (35.70%) C#
4 131 (34.38%) Selenium
5 122 (32.02%) Degree
5 122 (32.02%) Test Automation
6 117 (30.71%) .NET
7 116 (30.45%) ISEB
8 107 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (25.72%) Software Testing
10 69 (18.11%) Microsoft
10 69 (18.11%) Windows
11 68 (17.85%) ISTQB
12 64 (16.80%) Java
13 59 (15.49%) Automated Testing
14 57 (14.96%) Manual Testing
15 54 (14.17%) WebDriver
16 51 (13.39%) Test Strategy
17 50 (13.12%) Automation Testing
17 50 (13.12%) C++
18 49 (12.86%) XML
18 49 (12.86%) Computer Science
19 48 (12.60%) SQL Server
19 48 (12.60%) System Testing
20 47 (12.34%) Test Scripting
21 46 (12.07%) Finance
21 46 (12.07%) Scrum
22 44 (11.55%) HP Quality Center
23 43 (11.29%) Linux
24 42 (11.02%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (5.77%) IIS
2 11 (2.89%) Apache
3 9 (2.36%) ColdFusion
4 7 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) SAS
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (7.61%) MS Office
2 26 (6.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (4.20%) SaaS
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.56%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.94%) Internet
3 11 (2.89%) SAN
3 11 (2.89%) SMTP
3 11 (2.89%) IMAP
3 11 (2.89%) Wireshark
3 11 (2.89%) NAS
4 7 (1.84%) HTTP
5 6 (1.57%) TDMA
6 5 (1.31%) Wireless
6 5 (1.31%) Network Security
7 4 (1.05%) Firewall
7 4 (1.05%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 4 (1.05%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.79%) SNMP
8 3 (0.79%) SSH
8 3 (0.79%) 4G
9 2 (0.52%) GPRS
9 2 (0.52%) CTI
9 2 (0.52%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.04%) MySQL
3 10 (2.62%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.57%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 131 (34.38%) Selenium
2 54 (14.17%) WebDriver
3 41 (10.76%) Ranorex
4 34 (8.92%) Visual Studio
5 31 (8.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 30 (7.87%) NUnit
6 30 (7.87%) SoapUI
7 21 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (4.72%) MbUnit
9 17 (4.46%) TestComplete
9 17 (4.46%) WinRunner
10 15 (3.94%) JUnit
11 14 (3.67%) Behat
12 12 (3.15%) Selenium IDE
12 12 (3.15%) Jenkins
13 11 (2.89%) TestNG
13 11 (2.89%) WebLOAD
13 11 (2.89%) AQtime
14 10 (2.62%) JMeter
14 10 (2.62%) JIRA
General
1 46 (12.07%) Finance
2 23 (6.04%) Retail
3 18 (4.72%) Military
4 17 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.15%) Electronics
6 11 (2.89%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.62%) Law
8 4 (1.05%) Back Office
8 4 (1.05%) Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (30.71%) .NET
2 49 (12.86%) XML
3 30 (7.87%) Web Services
4 27 (7.09%) .NET Framework
5 26 (6.82%) SOAP
6 16 (4.20%) Gherkin
7 15 (3.94%) JSF
8 11 (2.89%) MAPI
9 10 (2.62%) ASP.NET
10 9 (2.36%) HTML
11 8 (2.10%) XSLT
11 8 (2.10%) WCF
11 8 (2.10%) jQuery
12 5 (1.31%) Middleware
12 5 (1.31%) CSS
12 5 (1.31%) JSP
13 4 (1.05%) JSON
13 4 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.79%) JDBC
14 3 (0.79%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.86%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.82%) Client/Server
3 19 (4.99%) Mathematics
4 13 (3.41%) Embedded Systems
5 10 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.36%) Open Source
6 9 (2.36%) EFT
7 6 (1.57%) CCTV
8 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.05%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.05%) Firmware
9 4 (1.05%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.52%) GIS
10 2 (0.52%) Replication
10 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.52%) iPad
11 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.26%) Social Media
11 1 (0.26%) Life Science
11 1 (0.26%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 69 (18.11%) Windows
2 43 (11.29%) Linux
3 35 (9.19%) UNIX
4 5 (1.31%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.05%) Android
6 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (32.02%) Test Automation
2 107 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (25.72%) Software Testing
4 59 (15.49%) Automated Testing
5 57 (14.96%) Manual Testing
6 51 (13.39%) Test Strategy
7 50 (13.12%) Automation Testing
8 48 (12.60%) System Testing
9 47 (12.34%) Test Scripting
10 46 (12.07%) Scrum
11 41 (10.76%) Performance Testing
12 33 (8.66%) Software Engineering
13 32 (8.40%) User Stories
14 31 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (7.35%) OO
16 27 (7.09%) Unit Testing
17 26 (6.82%) Regression Testing
18 25 (6.56%) TDD
19 22 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
20 19 (4.99%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 159 (41.73%) SQL
2 136 (35.70%) C#
3 64 (16.80%) Java
4 50 (13.12%) C++
5 42 (11.02%) Python
6 32 (8.40%) PHP
7 22 (5.77%) C
8 14 (3.67%) Ruby
9 12 (3.15%) VBScript
9 12 (3.15%) JavaScript
9 12 (3.15%) Perl
10 5 (1.31%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.31%) VB
10 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.52%) VC++
13 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 122 (32.02%) Degree
2 116 (30.45%) ISEB
3 68 (17.85%) ISTQB
4 27 (7.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (6.04%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.94%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.05%) HND
8 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (40.16%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.52%) GAMP
4 1 (0.26%) TickIT
4 1 (0.26%) DO-160
System Software
1 15 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.89%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.52%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) KVM
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 44 (11.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.05%) Opsview
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (18.11%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.35%) HP
3 25 (6.56%) Oracle
4 15 (3.94%) VMware
5 6 (1.57%) Telerik
6 4 (1.05%) IBM
6 4 (1.05%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.05%) EMC
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe
7 2 (0.52%) Citrix
8 1 (0.26%) BMC
8 1 (0.26%) Sage
8 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.26%) Intel
8 1 (0.26%) SAP
8 1 (0.26%) JBoss
8 1 (0.26%) Progress
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco
Kent
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £37500 - £42500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £33000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Candidate Source
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham
The People Network
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
High Wycombe
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
High Wycombe
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £42,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
DP Connect
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading Street
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 26 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago