The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 84 140 124
Rank change year-on-year +56 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 27 5 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.17% 0.26% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 0.27% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 13
Median salary £52,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £46,780
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  

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 1211 1824 2254
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.27% 93.78% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1474 1541
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Reading

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) Selenium
3 29 (69.05%) Java
4 22 (52.38%) WebDriver
4 22 (52.38%) BDD
5 21 (50.00%) RESTful
6 18 (42.86%) SQL
7 17 (40.48%) Regression Testing
7 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (38.10%) Cucumber
8 16 (38.10%) JIRA
9 15 (35.71%) TDD
9 15 (35.71%) TeamCity
9 15 (35.71%) AngularJS
10 14 (33.33%) Jenkins
10 14 (33.33%) Appium
10 14 (33.33%) Protractor
10 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 14 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (33.33%) Degree
10 14 (33.33%) Subversion
10 14 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (33.33%) XML
11 13 (30.95%) QA
12 12 (28.57%) Open Source
12 12 (28.57%) Web Services
13 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
13 11 (26.19%) Big Data
14 9 (21.43%) Automation Testing
14 9 (21.43%) Computer Science

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (11.90%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) Big Data
2 7 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (71.43%) Selenium
2 22 (52.38%) WebDriver
3 16 (38.10%) Cucumber
3 16 (38.10%) JIRA
4 15 (35.71%) TeamCity
5 14 (33.33%) Appium
5 14 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 14 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 14 (33.33%) Protractor
5 14 (33.33%) Subversion
6 6 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.76%) MSTest
8 2 (4.76%) WebLOAD
9 1 (2.38%) Gradle
9 1 (2.38%) Maven
9 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.38%) TestNG
General
1 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) RESTful
2 15 (35.71%) AngularJS
3 14 (33.33%) XML
4 12 (28.57%) Web Services
5 3 (7.14%) REST
6 2 (4.76%) .NET
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.14%) Social Media
2 3 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
1 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) BDD
3 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (40.48%) Regression Testing
4 15 (35.71%) TDD
5 12 (28.57%) Open Source
6 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
7 9 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Scrum
8 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
9 7 (16.67%) Information Governance
9 7 (16.67%) Secure Coding
10 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 6 (14.29%) SDLC
10 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.90%) System Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) Java
2 18 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.52%) C#
5 2 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (11.90%) HP
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
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