Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 24 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 171 191
Rank change year-on-year +39 +20 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 25 25 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.05% 0.72% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.75% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 28 24 24
Reading median annual salary £44,500 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.71% -2.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,625 £53,750
Berkshire median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2288 3350 4455
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.13% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1877 2508 3542
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £49,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.52% +10.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £74,250 £71,250 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 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 Reading region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (72.00%) Selenium
3 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (64.00%) WebDriver
5 15 (60.00%) Java
6 12 (48.00%) C#
7 11 (44.00%) Degree
8 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
8 9 (36.00%) BDD
9 8 (32.00%) .NET
10 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
10 7 (28.00%) JMeter
11 6 (24.00%) Open Source
12 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (20.00%) Client/Server
13 4 (16.00%) Linux
13 4 (16.00%) OO
13 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
13 4 (16.00%) JIRA
13 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
13 4 (16.00%) SQL
13 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
13 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
13 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (16.00%) SDLC
14 3 (12.00%) Digital Currency
14 3 (12.00%) Protractor
14 3 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
14 3 (12.00%) Context-Driven Testing
14 3 (12.00%) Agile Testing

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 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (72.00%) Selenium
2 16 (64.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (28.00%) JMeter
5 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.00%) JIRA
6 3 (12.00%) Capybara
6 3 (12.00%) Jasmine
6 3 (12.00%) JUnit
6 3 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (12.00%) Protractor
6 3 (12.00%) RSpec
6 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (12.00%) WATIR
7 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
8 1 (4.00%) Ranorex
8 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Flex
3 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (12.00%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Digital Currency
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (8.00%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Android
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) BDD
4 6 (24.00%) Open Source
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) OO
6 4 (16.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.00%) Agile Testing
7 3 (12.00%) ATDD
7 3 (12.00%) Context-Driven Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (12.00%) High Availability
7 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (12.00%) TDD
8 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
9 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Java
2 12 (48.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.00%) HP