The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Southampton region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 75 61 79
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.36% 3.02% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 3.06% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 6
Median salary £30,000 £30,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.82% -28.82%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
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
717 653 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 97.55% 98.49% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 678 571 726
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Southampton region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (78.95%) SDLC
2 14 (73.68%) Performance Testing
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) T-SQL
2 14 (73.68%) Regression Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Software Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) Selenium
3 13 (68.42%) Test Planning
4 12 (63.16%) Exploratory Testing
4 12 (63.16%) BDD
4 12 (63.16%) SoapUI
4 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 12 (63.16%) TDD
5 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
6 9 (47.37%) Scrum
6 9 (47.37%) ISEB
7 8 (42.11%) C#
8 6 (31.58%) Retail
9 3 (15.79%) SysML
9 3 (15.79%) UML
9 3 (15.79%) QA
10 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
10 2 (10.53%) SAP

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) ATM
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (31.58%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) SDLC
2 14 (73.68%) Performance Testing
2 14 (73.68%) Regression Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Software Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Test Planning
4 12 (63.16%) BDD
4 12 (63.16%) Exploratory Testing
4 12 (63.16%) TDD
5 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
6 9 (47.37%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) SysML
7 3 (15.79%) UML
8 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
9 1 (5.26%) DevOps
9 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
1 14 (73.68%) T-SQL
2 8 (42.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) SAP