Period
to 25 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 80 66
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.66% 0.34% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.35% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 7
Portsmouth median annual salary £35,000 - £40,000
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -

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 739 579 618
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.62% 96.98% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 555 465 552
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,350 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £59,750
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Portsmouth region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) PowerCLI
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Critical Thinking
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Thinking

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:

General
1 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Critical Thinking
2 2 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware