Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 248 264
Rank change year-on-year +44 +16 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 52 63 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.83% 0.73% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.76% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 45 56 69
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,125 £58,750
South East median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +3.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 5955 8281 10615
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.65% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4775 6489 8425
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +34 24 £44,000 +3.53% 2
Newbury -9 8 £45,000 +28.57%
Maidenhead +22 6 - -
Slough +3 6 £32,500 -18.75%
Wokingham +6 2 £55,000 +66.67%
Bracknell +3 2 £40,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (78.85%) Test Automation
2 34 (65.38%) Java
2 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (51.92%) Selenium
4 24 (46.15%) C#
5 21 (40.38%) WebDriver
6 18 (34.62%) Degree
7 15 (28.85%) .NET
8 14 (26.92%) Scrum
9 13 (25.00%) JMeter
9 13 (25.00%) Linux
9 13 (25.00%) OO
9 13 (25.00%) QA
10 12 (23.08%) BDD
10 12 (23.08%) Gherkin
10 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
11 11 (21.15%) Cucumber
11 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
12 10 (19.23%) Gradle
12 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
12 10 (19.23%) SQL
13 9 (17.31%) SAP
13 9 (17.31%) Workflow
13 9 (17.31%) Apache Flex
13 9 (17.31%) SpecFlow
14 8 (15.38%) Unix
14 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
14 8 (15.38%) Shell Script

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (51.92%) Selenium
2 21 (40.38%) WebDriver
3 13 (25.00%) JMeter
4 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 11 (21.15%) Cucumber
5 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
6 10 (19.23%) Gradle
7 9 (17.31%) SpecFlow
8 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
9 7 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (11.54%) Eclipse
10 6 (11.54%) IntelliJ
10 6 (11.54%) JIRA
11 4 (7.69%) JUnit
11 4 (7.69%) Maven
12 3 (5.77%) Capybara
12 3 (5.77%) Jasmine
12 3 (5.77%) RSpec
12 3 (5.77%) Vagrant
12 3 (5.77%) WATIR
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
1 6 (11.54%) Publishing
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Electronics
3 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) .NET
2 12 (23.08%) Gherkin
3 9 (17.31%) Apache Flex
4 6 (11.54%) Hibernate
4 6 (11.54%) RESTful
4 6 (11.54%) Spring
4 6 (11.54%) Web Services
4 6 (11.54%) XML
4 6 (11.54%) XSD
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.77%) GWT
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.92%) CSS
7 1 (1.92%) DOM
7 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Client/Server
2 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.77%) Digital Currency
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Unix
3 7 (13.46%) Windows
4 6 (11.54%) Android
5 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (78.85%) Test Automation
2 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.92%) Scrum
4 13 (25.00%) OO
5 12 (23.08%) BDD
6 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (17.31%) Workflow
8 7 (13.46%) SDET
8 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
9 6 (11.54%) Coaching
9 6 (11.54%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (11.54%) DevOps
9 6 (11.54%) Kanban
9 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Open Source
9 6 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (9.62%) SDLC
10 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) Java
2 24 (46.15%) C#
3 10 (19.23%) SQL
4 8 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 7 (13.46%) Python
6 6 (11.54%) Groovy
6 6 (11.54%) VB.NET
7 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.62%) PHP
7 5 (9.62%) Ruby
8 4 (7.69%) C++
9 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Degree
2 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.69%) ISEB
5 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) SAP
2 6 (11.54%) Concur
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) HP