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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 74 83 70
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.29% 0.67% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.69% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 14
Average salary £42,500 £28,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.78% -25.33%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
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
808 875 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.06% 97.11% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 714 835 798
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 15 (78.95%) QA
2 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
2 8 (42.11%) TDD
2 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (42.11%) System Testing
2 8 (42.11%) BDD
2 8 (42.11%) Gherkin
2 8 (42.11%) User Stories
3 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
3 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
3 7 (36.84%) ISEB
4 6 (31.58%) Internet
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Behat
5 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
5 5 (26.32%) Maven
5 5 (26.32%) Replication
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) Ant
5 5 (26.32%) Web Services
5 5 (26.32%) CTI
5 5 (26.32%) CGI
6 4 (21.05%) EFT
6 4 (21.05%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) SQL

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Internet
2 5 (26.32%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) Behat
2 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (26.32%) Maven
2 5 (26.32%) Ant
3 3 (15.79%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
4 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Gherkin
2 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Replication
2 4 (21.05%) EFT
2 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
1 8 (42.11%) TDD
1 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (42.11%) System Testing
1 8 (42.11%) BDD
1 8 (42.11%) User Stories
2 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
2 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C#
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PHP
2 3 (15.79%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (78.95%) QA