The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 64 80 79
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.52% 1.04% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 1.10% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 11
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +49.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £38,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £43,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.97%
Test Engineer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
691 817 885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.78% 94.78% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 573 722 836
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,700 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Southampton region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Southampton

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
2 14 (63.64%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) QA
4 11 (50.00%) ISEB
4 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (45.45%) Scrum
5 10 (45.45%) Test Planning
6 9 (40.91%) BDD
6 9 (40.91%) TDD
7 8 (36.36%) SQL
7 8 (36.36%) T-SQL
7 8 (36.36%) Selenium
8 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
8 7 (31.82%) CTI
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
8 7 (31.82%) CGI
8 7 (31.82%) Replication
8 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
9 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 6 (27.27%) C#
9 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (27.27%) User Stories
10 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
10 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
10 5 (22.73%) Test Management
10 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
10 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
10 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
10 5 (22.73%) Linux

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) CTI
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
2 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
2 5 (22.73%) Maven
2 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) CGI
2 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) Scrum
3 10 (45.45%) Test Planning
4 9 (40.91%) BDD
4 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
6 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (27.27%) User Stories
7 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (22.73%) Test Management
7 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
8 4 (18.18%) SDLC
9 2 (9.09%) System Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
10 1 (4.55%) CRM
10 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
1 8 (36.36%) T-SQL
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
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