The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Southampton region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 79 81 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.91% 1.10% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.13% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 13
Average salary £42,500 £28,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.12% -24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £25,650 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £30,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
831 887 858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 94.54% 97.37% 97.95%
Number of salaries quoted 738 836 819
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
Hampshire

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 24 July 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 (71.43%) QA
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 8 (38.10%) BDD
4 8 (38.10%) C#
4 8 (38.10%) EFT
4 8 (38.10%) TDD
4 8 (38.10%) Retail
4 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
5 7 (33.33%) ISEB
5 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 7 (33.33%) User Stories
5 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (33.33%) System Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Selenium
6 6 (28.57%) Maven
6 6 (28.57%) Behat
6 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 6 (28.57%) Ant
6 6 (28.57%) Internet
7 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Web Services
7 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Cucumber

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
1 6 (28.57%) Maven
1 6 (28.57%) Behat
1 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 6 (28.57%) Ant
2 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) PHPUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Hudson
4 1 (4.76%) NUnit
General
1 8 (38.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) CGI
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) EFT
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
2 8 (38.10%) BDD
2 8 (38.10%) TDD
2 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
3 7 (33.33%) User Stories
3 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (33.33%) System Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Test Management
8 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (71.43%) QA
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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