Period
to 4 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £46,750 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 162 195
Rank change year-on-year +5 +33 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 72 72
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.69% 1.28% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.35% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 22 52 79
Median annual salary £46,750 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.02% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,350 £31,750
90th Percentile £71,750 £60,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £48,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.94% +6.25% +5.26%

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 3,149 5,349 6,556
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.97% 95.18% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,438 4,437 5,304
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.58% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,650 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +30 17 £42,500 +3.66%
Newbury +21 3 £60,000 -
Slough +18 1 £48,500 - 3
Bracknell +16 1 - -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) TDD
3 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (52.17%) Selenium
5 11 (47.83%) Degree
5 11 (47.83%) Linux
5 11 (47.83%) QA
5 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
6 9 (39.13%) Python
7 8 (34.78%) Web Services
7 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
7 8 (34.78%) SDET
7 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
7 8 (34.78%) Sprint Planning
8 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (30.43%) BDD
8 7 (30.43%) ISEB
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) HP
9 6 (26.09%) OOP
9 6 (26.09%) C#
9 6 (26.09%) Java
9 6 (26.09%) VMware
9 6 (26.09%) JIRA
9 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
9 6 (26.09%) High Availability
9 6 (26.09%) WebRTC
9 6 (26.09%) Docker
9 6 (26.09%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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 5 (21.74%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) AWS
1 5 (21.74%) Azure
1 5 (21.74%) GCP
2 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (17.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Skype
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) 2G
3 1 (4.35%) 3G
3 1 (4.35%) 4G
3 1 (4.35%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) GSM
3 1 (4.35%) H.323
3 1 (4.35%) SCCP
3 1 (4.35%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (4.35%) SMPP
3 1 (4.35%) SMS
3 1 (4.35%) SNMP
3 1 (4.35%) SS7
3 1 (4.35%) TCAP
3 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
3 6 (26.09%) JIRA
4 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.70%) Jasmine
6 2 (8.70%) Mocha
7 1 (4.35%) JBehave
7 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (13.04%) Norwegian Language
2 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) WebRTC
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 3 (13.04%) Android
3 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 17 (73.91%) TDD
3 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
5 8 (34.78%) SDET
5 8 (34.78%) Sprint Planning
6 7 (30.43%) BDD
6 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
7 6 (26.09%) High Availability
7 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Automation
7 6 (26.09%) OOP
8 5 (21.74%) ETL
8 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
8 5 (21.74%) OO
8 5 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Sprint Review
8 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Python
2 6 (26.09%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) Go
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Degree
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 7 (30.43%) ISEB
4 4 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Docker
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) HP ALM
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) HP
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) Remedy
4 3 (13.04%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) Mavenir