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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 72 85 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.18% 1.12% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.15% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 14
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 £38,000 £25,650 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £30,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
803 872 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 94.81% 97.32% 98.16%
Number of salaries quoted 709 822 817
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
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 1 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 17 (77.27%) QA
2 9 (40.91%) BDD
2 9 (40.91%) TDD
3 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) ISEB
3 8 (36.36%) Gherkin
3 8 (36.36%) User Stories
3 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) System Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Selenium
4 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
4 7 (31.82%) C#
4 7 (31.82%) EFT
4 7 (31.82%) Retail
5 6 (27.27%) Maven
5 6 (27.27%) Internet
5 6 (27.27%) Ant
5 6 (27.27%) Behat
5 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Web Services
6 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) PHP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) Maven
2 6 (27.27%) Ant
2 6 (27.27%) Behat
2 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.64%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.55%) Hudson
6 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
6 1 (4.55%) NUnit
General
1 7 (31.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Gherkin
2 5 (22.73%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) EFT
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) BDD
1 9 (40.91%) TDD
2 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 8 (36.36%) User Stories
2 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 8 (36.36%) System Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
4 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Web Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Management
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) PHP
4 3 (13.64%) Python
5 2 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (77.27%) QA