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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 89 69 75
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.55% 1.46% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.53% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 9
Average salary £29,500 £29,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.85% +6.36%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
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
881 915 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.07% 95.51% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 680 806 720
Average salary £39,000 £39,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.26% +2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 20 April 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) Java
4 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) QA
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) REST
6 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Kanban
7 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
8 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (8.33%) User Stories
8 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (8.33%) BDD
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) CTI
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft