The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Farnborough during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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

Test Engineer
Hampshire / Farnborough
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 49 41
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 0.33% 1.43% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.45% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 4
Median salary £52,500 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.83% -15.29%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Farnborough. 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
Farnborough
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 294 346 232
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 97.67% 98.86% 98.31%
Number of salaries quoted 244 300 198
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Farnborough

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Farnborough

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Farnborough

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Farnborough region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (42.86%) WatiN
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Polycom
4 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) CTI
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco

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

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) CTI
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) WatiN
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Polycom