Period
to 14 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 192 209
Rank change year-on-year +20 +17 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 64 76 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.13% 1.20% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.26% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 51 56 43
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,250 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 5,386 6,055 5,825
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 95.52% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4,318 4,914 4,689
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 -6 29 £41,000 +2.50% 4
Maidenhead +48 20 £50,000 +21.21% 6
Newbury -4 4 £60,000 +31.15% 1
Bracknell -2 3 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Wokingham -4 3 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 58 (90.63%) Test Automation
2 48 (75.00%) Selenium
3 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (56.25%) TDD
5 28 (43.75%) QA
5 28 (43.75%) BDD
6 24 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 24 (37.50%) WebDriver
7 23 (35.94%) Jenkins
7 23 (35.94%) DevOps
8 22 (34.38%) Cucumber
8 22 (34.38%) Functional Testing
9 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
10 19 (29.69%) Linux
11 17 (26.56%) Java
11 17 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (25.00%) JIRA
13 15 (23.44%) Web Services
13 15 (23.44%) Non-Functional Testing
14 14 (21.88%) HTML
14 14 (21.88%) Degree
14 14 (21.88%) Git (software)
15 13 (20.31%) Oracle
15 13 (20.31%) Python
15 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
16 12 (18.75%) SOAP
16 12 (18.75%) ISTQB
17 11 (17.19%) Waterfall
17 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (17.19%) SDET

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 (7.81%) CMS
1 5 (7.81%) Joomla!
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) AWS
1 9 (14.06%) Azure
2 8 (12.50%) GCP
3 7 (10.94%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (7.81%) BrowserStack
5 3 (4.69%) GitHub
6 2 (3.13%) SaaS
6 2 (3.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (3.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) Skype
2 5 (7.81%) HTTP
3 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) MySQL
2 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.81%) Snowflake Schema
4 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.13%) DB2
5 2 (3.13%) MariaDB
5 2 (3.13%) PowerCenter
5 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (75.00%) Selenium
2 24 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 23 (35.94%) Jenkins
4 22 (34.38%) Cucumber
5 16 (25.00%) JIRA
6 14 (21.88%) Git (software)
7 10 (15.63%) Appium
8 9 (14.06%) JMeter
8 9 (14.06%) Mocha
9 8 (12.50%) Bitbucket
9 8 (12.50%) Jasmine
9 8 (12.50%) TestRail
10 7 (10.94%) JBehave
11 6 (9.38%) JUnit
11 6 (9.38%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (7.81%) Maven
13 4 (6.25%) Hudson
13 4 (6.25%) TeamCity
14 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
14 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (6.25%) Marketing
2 2 (3.13%) Advertising
2 2 (3.13%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) Web Services
2 14 (21.88%) HTML
3 12 (18.75%) SOAP
4 10 (15.63%) REST
5 7 (10.94%) .NET
5 7 (10.94%) CSS
5 7 (10.94%) HTML5
5 7 (10.94%) WebRTC
6 5 (7.81%) CakePHP
6 5 (7.81%) CodeIgniter
6 5 (7.81%) jQuery
6 5 (7.81%) Nightwatchjs
6 5 (7.81%) RESTful
6 5 (7.81%) XML
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.13%) Visualforce
7 2 (3.13%) WCF
8 1 (1.56%) Middleware
8 1 (1.56%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.56%) Smart Home
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) Android
2 7 (10.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.13%) Unix
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (90.63%) Test Automation
2 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (56.25%) TDD
4 28 (43.75%) BDD
5 24 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 23 (35.94%) DevOps
7 22 (34.38%) Functional Testing
8 17 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (23.44%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (17.19%) API Testing
10 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (17.19%) SDET
10 11 (17.19%) Waterfall
11 10 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (15.63%) Visualisation
12 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
12 9 (14.06%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (14.06%) Regression Testing
13 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
2 17 (26.56%) Java
3 13 (20.31%) Python
4 10 (15.63%) SQL
5 5 (7.81%) PHP
6 4 (6.25%) C#
7 2 (3.13%) Apex Code
7 2 (3.13%) C
7 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.13%) SOQL
8 1 (1.56%) BeanShell
8 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Degree
2 12 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 9 (14.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 7 (10.94%) ISEB
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
1 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
1 13 (20.31%) Oracle
2 9 (14.06%) Google
3 8 (12.50%) VMware
4 5 (7.81%) Remedy
4 5 (7.81%) Zend
5 2 (3.13%) Informatica
5 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.56%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (1.56%) IBM