Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 20 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
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 75 89
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.43% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Portsmouth median annual salary £32,000 £27,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.36% - -
Hampshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,250 £38,000
% change year-on-year +0.78% -15.13% -2.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Permanent vacancies in Portsmouth with a recognized job title 689 644 792
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.28% 97.43% 97.90%
Number of salaries quoted 605 621 688
Portsmouth median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £58,750
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Portsmouth

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Portsmouth

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Portsmouth

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 20 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 Portsmouth region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Trac
2 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB

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

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Trac
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared