The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 131 198 160
Rank change year-on-year +67 -38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 53 21 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.59% 0.42% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.45% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 44 21 43
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3164 4679 5148
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 94.90% 94.64% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2575 3816 3820
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +63 27 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Newbury +12 8 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Windsor - 8 £45,000 -
Hungerford - 3 £30,000 -
Bracknell +11 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Slough +27 1 £44,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £25,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 65 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (52.33%) Selenium
3 38 (44.19%) Java
4 34 (39.53%) WebDriver
5 33 (38.37%) SQL
6 32 (37.21%) QA
7 30 (34.88%) BDD
8 26 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (29.07%) Regression Testing
10 24 (27.91%) JIRA
10 24 (27.91%) Test Automation
11 22 (25.58%) TDD
12 21 (24.42%) Scrum
12 21 (24.42%) RESTful
12 21 (24.42%) Degree
13 20 (23.26%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (22.09%) C#
14 19 (22.09%) Software Engineering
15 18 (20.93%) XML
15 18 (20.93%) Test Scripting
15 18 (20.93%) Git (software)
16 17 (19.77%) Cucumber
16 17 (19.77%) Test Strategy
16 17 (19.77%) Functional Testing
16 17 (19.77%) Automated Testing
17 16 (18.60%) Subversion
17 16 (18.60%) Jenkins
18 15 (17.44%) AngularJS
18 15 (17.44%) Automation Testing
18 15 (17.44%) TeamCity

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (8.14%) Confluence
2 5 (5.81%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.65%) 3G
2 4 (4.65%) 4G
2 4 (4.65%) MPLS
2 4 (4.65%) MVNO
2 4 (4.65%) VoLTE
3 2 (2.33%) Network Security
3 2 (2.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) Big Data
3 7 (8.14%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.33%) MySQL
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 45 (52.33%) Selenium
2 34 (39.53%) WebDriver
3 24 (27.91%) JIRA
4 18 (20.93%) Git (software)
5 17 (19.77%) Cucumber
6 16 (18.60%) Jenkins
6 16 (18.60%) Subversion
7 15 (17.44%) TeamCity
8 14 (16.28%) Appium
8 14 (16.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (16.28%) Protractor
9 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (8.14%) SpecFlow
11 6 (6.98%) JMeter
11 6 (6.98%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (4.65%) SoapUI
12 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
13 3 (3.49%) Gradle
13 3 (3.49%) TestNG
14 2 (2.33%) WebLOAD
General
1 9 (10.47%) Marketing
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Electronics
3 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) RESTful
2 18 (20.93%) XML
3 15 (17.44%) AngularJS
4 14 (16.28%) Web Services
5 3 (3.49%) .NET
5 3 (3.49%) REST
6 2 (2.33%) CSS
6 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) JSON
6 2 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.33%) Spring
6 2 (2.33%) XSD
6 2 (2.33%) XSLT
7 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.16%) jQuery
7 1 (1.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (1.16%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (1.16%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.49%) Social Media
3 3 (3.49%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) BBC
5 1 (1.16%) FMCG
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Unix
1 8 (9.30%) Windows
2 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Android
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.88%) BDD
3 26 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (29.07%) Regression Testing
5 24 (27.91%) Test Automation
6 22 (25.58%) TDD
7 21 (24.42%) Scrum
8 19 (22.09%) Software Engineering
9 18 (20.93%) Test Scripting
10 17 (19.77%) Automated Testing
10 17 (19.77%) Functional Testing
10 17 (19.77%) Test Strategy
11 15 (17.44%) Automation Testing
11 15 (17.44%) Manual Testing
12 14 (16.28%) SDLC
12 14 (16.28%) Waterfall
13 13 (15.12%) Unit Testing
13 13 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (13.95%) Open Source
14 12 (13.95%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.19%) Java
2 33 (38.37%) SQL
3 19 (22.09%) C#
4 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.65%) Python
6 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.49%) C
6 3 (3.49%) C++
6 3 (3.49%) Perl
7 2 (2.33%) Groovy
7 2 (2.33%) VB
8 1 (1.16%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) Degree
2 13 (15.12%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.63%) ISEB
4 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (37.21%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (23.26%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (9.30%) HP
3 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle
5 5 (5.81%) VMware
6 4 (4.65%) BroadSoft
6 4 (4.65%) Ericsson
6 4 (4.65%) SAP
7 2 (2.33%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 2 (2.33%) Concur
7 2 (2.33%) Informatica
7 2 (2.33%) Infovista
7 2 (2.33%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.16%) Cadence
8 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.16%) EMC
8 1 (1.16%) Fortinet
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