The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 46 48
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.85% 0.41% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Median salary £40,000 £27,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.45% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 346 233 285
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 98.30% 95.10% 98.62%
Number of salaries quoted 320 219 247
Median salary £44,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 Portsmouth

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

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 25 June 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 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 8 (80.00%) Matrix Organization
2 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (80.00%) Zephyr
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 8 (80.00%) JIRA Agile
2 8 (80.00%) JMS
2 8 (80.00%) Eclipse
2 8 (80.00%) IntelliJ
2 8 (80.00%) HP
2 8 (80.00%) HP UFT
2 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 8 (80.00%) C
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 8 (80.00%) JMeter
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 8 (80.00%) JIRA
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Kanban
2 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared

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 8 (80.00%) Eclipse
1 8 (80.00%) HP UFT
1 8 (80.00%) IntelliJ
1 8 (80.00%) JIRA
1 8 (80.00%) JIRA Agile
1 8 (80.00%) JMeter
1 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
1 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
1 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (80.00%) WebDriver
1 8 (80.00%) Zephyr
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) JMS
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Kanban
2 8 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Matrix Organization
2 8 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Logistics
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) HP