The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 118 138
Rank change year-on-year +18 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.54% 0.62% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.65% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 3
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £44,000
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1260 1704 2217
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.07% 96.49% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1039 1349 1666
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £24,936
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £69,200
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 Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Reading

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Reading

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Reading over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Reading

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

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 Reading region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (82.35%) Selenium
2 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (67.65%) Test Automation
4 21 (61.76%) Java
5 20 (58.82%) WebDriver
6 15 (44.12%) Regression Testing
7 14 (41.18%) JIRA
7 14 (41.18%) BDD
7 14 (41.18%) QA
8 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (38.24%) Degree
9 12 (35.29%) SQL
9 12 (35.29%) RESTful
10 11 (32.35%) AngularJS
10 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
10 11 (32.35%) TeamCity
10 11 (32.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
11 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
11 10 (29.41%) Appium
11 10 (29.41%) SDET
11 10 (29.41%) Protractor
11 10 (29.41%) XML
11 10 (29.41%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (29.41%) Subversion
12 8 (23.53%) Open Source
12 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
12 8 (23.53%) Big Data
12 8 (23.53%) TDD
12 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 5 (14.71%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Big Data
2 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (82.35%) Selenium
2 20 (58.82%) WebDriver
3 14 (41.18%) JIRA
4 11 (32.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
4 11 (32.35%) TeamCity
5 10 (29.41%) Appium
5 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 10 (29.41%) Protractor
5 10 (29.41%) Subversion
6 6 (17.65%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (5.88%) MSTest
7 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.94%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.94%) JMeter
8 1 (2.94%) NUnit
8 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) RESTful
2 11 (32.35%) AngularJS
3 10 (29.41%) XML
4 7 (20.59%) Web Services
5 5 (14.71%) REST
6 2 (5.88%) .NET
7 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Algorithms
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
1 5 (14.71%) Social Media
1 5 (14.71%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Test Automation
3 15 (44.12%) Regression Testing
4 14 (41.18%) BDD
5 13 (38.24%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (29.41%) SDET
7 8 (23.53%) Open Source
7 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 8 (23.53%) TDD
7 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 7 (20.59%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Scrum
9 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
9 6 (17.65%) SDLC
9 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
9 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
10 5 (14.71%) Machine Learning
10 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
10 5 (14.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) C#
4 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) VB
6 1 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Degree
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 6 (17.65%) ISEB
4 5 (14.71%) Master's Degree
5 3 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (14.71%) HP
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
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