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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 74 82 75
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.88% 0.51% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.52% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 14
Average salary £37,500 £25,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -31.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £27,500 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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
766 776 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.72% 97.98% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 681 740 786
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) QA
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) TDD
3 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Regression Testing
3 8 (53.33%) System Testing
3 8 (53.33%) BDD
3 8 (53.33%) Gherkin
3 8 (53.33%) User Stories
4 7 (46.67%) Automation Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Selenium
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Replication
5 6 (40.00%) CTI
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) CGI
5 6 (40.00%) ISEB
5 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
6 5 (33.33%) Internet
6 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Web Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Test Management
7 4 (26.67%) JIRA
7 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Maven

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) CTI
2 5 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Maven
2 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (26.67%) Ant
2 4 (26.67%) Behat
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Gherkin
2 6 (40.00%) CGI
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Replication
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) TDD
2 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Regression Testing
2 8 (53.33%) System Testing
2 8 (53.33%) BDD
2 8 (53.33%) User Stories
3 7 (46.67%) Automation Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Web Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Test Management
6 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PHP
1 4 (26.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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