Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 88 73
Rank change year-on-year +27 -15 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 21 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.17% 0.43% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 0.44% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 1
Portsmouth median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +16.36% -
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year +15.38% -6.47% -8.55%

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 650 688 643
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.19% 99.57% 97.87%
Number of salaries quoted 543 597 620
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,650 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -5.88%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (42.86%) QA
3 9 (42.86%) Linux
3 9 (42.86%) Ruby
4 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Degree
5 7 (33.33%) JIRA
5 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 6 (28.57%) Web Services
6 6 (28.57%) Python
6 6 (28.57%) Eclipse
6 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 6 (28.57%) JMeter
6 6 (28.57%) Selenium
6 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Kanban
6 6 (28.57%) Robot Framework
6 6 (28.57%) JIRA Agile
6 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 6 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (28.57%) Open Source
6 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 6 (28.57%) SoapUI

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 6 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA Agile
2 6 (28.57%) JMeter
2 6 (28.57%) Robot Framework
2 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 6 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (28.57%) Kanban
5 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Open Source
5 6 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (9.52%) Critical Thinking
6 2 (9.52%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) SysML
7 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Ruby
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle