Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 18 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 > Hampshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 219 164
Rank change year-on-year +37 -55 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 73 55 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.16% 0.80% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.83% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 71 43 98
Hampshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -14.47% -2.56%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £51,625
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.63% +3.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 6052 6664 7083
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 97.06% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5240 5726 5941
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
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 Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Southampton +30 46 £30,000 - 1
Basingstoke +9 6 £44,000 +39.68%
Farnborough -15 5 £47,500 +18.75%
Winchester - 4 £44,000 -
Portsmouth -12 3 £32,000 +16.36%
Andover +4 1 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Fareham +3 1 £25,000 -25.93% 1
Eastleigh - 1 £32,500 - 1
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Hampshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (69.86%) Test Automation
2 46 (63.01%) Selenium
2 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (53.42%) Software Testing
4 36 (49.32%) Performance Testing
5 33 (45.21%) Regression Testing
6 32 (43.84%) ISEB
7 30 (41.10%) Exploratory Testing
8 28 (38.36%) C#
8 28 (38.36%) TDD
9 27 (36.99%) Scrum
9 27 (36.99%) Test Scripting
10 25 (34.25%) Windows
11 23 (31.51%) QA
12 22 (30.14%) BDD
13 21 (28.77%) SQL
13 21 (28.77%) T-SQL
14 20 (27.40%) Retail
14 20 (27.40%) Manual Testing
15 19 (26.03%) SDLC
15 19 (26.03%) Back Office
16 18 (24.66%) SoapUI
17 16 (21.92%) WebDriver
17 16 (21.92%) Java
17 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
18 13 (17.81%) Degree
18 13 (17.81%) Computer Science
19 12 (16.44%) REST
20 11 (15.07%) Computer Science Degree
21 9 (12.33%) Apple iOS

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 2 (2.74%) Confluence
1 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (10.96%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) 2G
1 2 (2.74%) 3G
1 2 (2.74%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (63.01%) Selenium
2 18 (24.66%) SoapUI
3 16 (21.92%) WebDriver
4 9 (12.33%) JUnit
5 7 (9.59%) JIRA
6 6 (8.22%) Cucumber
6 6 (8.22%) SpecFlow
7 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.48%) Appium
8 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
9 3 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (4.11%) RSpec
9 3 (4.11%) TestNG
10 2 (2.74%) JMeter
11 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.37%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.37%) Trac
11 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (27.40%) Retail
2 19 (26.03%) Back Office
3 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) REST
2 8 (10.96%) React Native
3 6 (8.22%) .NET
4 3 (4.11%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (10.96%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.48%) Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (69.86%) Test Automation
2 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (53.42%) Software Testing
4 36 (49.32%) Performance Testing
5 33 (45.21%) Regression Testing
6 30 (41.10%) Exploratory Testing
7 28 (38.36%) TDD
8 27 (36.99%) Scrum
8 27 (36.99%) Test Scripting
9 22 (30.14%) BDD
10 20 (27.40%) Manual Testing
11 19 (26.03%) SDLC
12 9 (12.33%) Test Planning
13 8 (10.96%) Open Source
14 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (8.22%) Unit Testing
16 4 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
16 4 (5.48%) Test Management
16 4 (5.48%) Test Strategy
17 3 (4.11%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) C#
2 21 (28.77%) SQL
2 21 (28.77%) T-SQL
3 16 (21.92%) Java
4 5 (6.85%) Ruby
5 4 (5.48%) Python
6 3 (4.11%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) C++
7 1 (1.37%) F#
Qualifications
1 32 (43.84%) ISEB
2 13 (17.81%) Degree
3 11 (15.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
5 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) CCNA
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.74%) MCSE
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (31.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) VMware
3 1 (1.37%) Xamarin