The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

Test Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 308 279
Rank change year-on-year +113 -29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 213 152 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 0.79% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.82% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 179 143 154
Median salary £38,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14386 18632 20289
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.50% 96.66% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12028 15887 16329
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the South East

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the South East

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the South East

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +38 65 £35,000 - 7
Berkshire +73 54 £42,500 -5.55% 4
West Sussex +36 43 £43,750 +29.62% 2
Surrey +31 22 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 14 £38,500 +5.47%
Oxfordshire +2 8 £36,250 -19.44% 1
East Sussex +6 7 £30,000 -14.28%
Kent +20 2 £46,250 +15.62%
Middlesex - 2 £22,500 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 221 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (49.71%) Selenium
3 131 (38.30%) Test Automation
4 109 (31.87%) QA
4 109 (31.87%) Java
5 90 (26.32%) WebDriver
6 89 (26.02%) SQL
6 89 (26.02%) Test Scripting
7 87 (25.44%) Software Testing
8 86 (25.15%) C#
9 80 (23.39%) Test Strategy
10 78 (22.81%) ISTQB
11 77 (22.51%) Regression Testing
12 76 (22.22%) TDD
13 75 (21.93%) Scrum
14 73 (21.35%) Automated Testing
15 70 (20.47%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (20.18%) Degree
17 67 (19.59%) Automation Testing
18 64 (18.71%) BDD
19 61 (17.84%) JIRA
19 61 (17.84%) Windows
20 57 (16.67%) Software Engineering
21 53 (15.50%) ISEB
22 52 (15.20%) HP UFT
23 49 (14.33%) Manual Testing
24 48 (14.04%) JMeter
25 47 (13.74%) Microsoft
25 47 (13.74%) Computer Science
25 47 (13.74%) SDLC

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (3.80%) Confluence
2 5 (1.46%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.46%) MS Office
2 3 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.58%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.92%) SaaS
2 8 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.39%) Wireless
2 14 (4.09%) HTTP
3 11 (3.22%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.46%) 3G
4 5 (1.46%) 4G
4 5 (1.46%) VoLTE
5 4 (1.17%) MPLS
5 4 (1.17%) MVNO
5 4 (1.17%) VoIP
6 3 (0.88%) ATM
6 3 (0.88%) WAN
7 2 (0.58%) LTE
7 2 (0.58%) Network Security
7 2 (0.58%) UMTS
8 1 (0.29%) CTI
8 1 (0.29%) Firewall
8 1 (0.29%) Internet
8 1 (0.29%) MIMO
8 1 (0.29%) Skype
8 1 (0.29%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.51%) Big Data
3 7 (2.05%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.88%) MySQL
6 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 170 (49.71%) Selenium
2 90 (26.32%) WebDriver
3 61 (17.84%) JIRA
4 52 (15.20%) HP UFT
5 48 (14.04%) JMeter
6 44 (12.87%) Visual Studio
7 43 (12.57%) Jenkins
8 42 (12.28%) SoapUI
9 32 (9.36%) Git (software)
10 28 (8.19%) Cucumber
10 28 (8.19%) TeamCity
11 22 (6.43%) LoadRunner
12 21 (6.14%) IntelliJ
13 20 (5.85%) SpecFlow
14 18 (5.26%) Eclipse
14 18 (5.26%) JUnit
14 18 (5.26%) Subversion
15 16 (4.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (4.39%) JIRA Agile
17 14 (4.09%) Protractor
General
1 24 (7.02%) Finance
2 22 (6.43%) Retail
3 17 (4.97%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.80%) Marketing
5 11 (3.22%) Aerospace
5 11 (3.22%) Electronics
5 11 (3.22%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.63%) Military
7 7 (2.05%) Back Office
8 5 (1.46%) Automotive
9 3 (0.88%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.16%) XML
2 37 (10.82%) Web Services
3 32 (9.36%) REST
4 29 (8.48%) .NET
5 22 (6.43%) HTML
6 21 (6.14%) CSS
6 21 (6.14%) RESTful
7 18 (5.26%) SOAP
8 15 (4.39%) AngularJS
9 13 (3.80%) ASP.NET
9 13 (3.80%) DOM
10 12 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (2.92%) JMS
12 2 (0.58%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.58%) JSON
12 2 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.58%) Spring
12 2 (0.58%) XSD
12 2 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.74%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (2.05%) iPad
4 7 (2.05%) User Experience
5 6 (1.75%) Life Science
6 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.88%) iPhone
7 3 (0.88%) Smartcard
7 3 (0.88%) Social Media
7 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.58%) BBC
9 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.29%) FMCG
9 1 (0.29%) Handset
9 1 (0.29%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.29%) Social Network
9 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (17.84%) Windows
2 44 (12.87%) Linux
3 13 (3.80%) Unix
4 7 (2.05%) Android
5 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.17%) Solaris
6 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (38.30%) Test Automation
3 89 (26.02%) Test Scripting
4 87 (25.44%) Software Testing
5 80 (23.39%) Test Strategy
6 77 (22.51%) Regression Testing
7 76 (22.22%) TDD
8 75 (21.93%) Scrum
9 73 (21.35%) Automated Testing
10 70 (20.47%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (19.59%) Automation Testing
12 64 (18.71%) BDD
13 57 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 49 (14.33%) Manual Testing
15 47 (13.74%) SDLC
16 46 (13.45%) Performance Testing
17 42 (12.28%) Functional Testing
18 36 (10.53%) Unit Testing
19 30 (8.77%) Integration Testing
19 30 (8.77%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (31.87%) Java
2 89 (26.02%) SQL
3 86 (25.15%) C#
4 36 (10.53%) C++
5 35 (10.23%) Python
6 21 (6.14%) C
7 19 (5.56%) Ruby
8 18 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 12 (3.51%) Perl
9 12 (3.51%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.88%) Embedded C
12 3 (0.88%) Embedded C++
12 3 (0.88%) PHP
13 2 (0.58%) Groovy
13 2 (0.58%) VB
14 1 (0.29%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 78 (22.81%) ISTQB
2 69 (20.18%) Degree
3 53 (15.50%) ISEB
4 25 (7.31%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (4.09%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.88%) HND
9 1 (0.29%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (31.87%) QA
2 13 (3.80%) SDET
3 2 (0.58%) Def Stans
System Software
1 5 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.45%) HP
3 20 (5.85%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.05%) Oracle
5 6 (1.75%) Telerik
6 5 (1.46%) SAP
6 5 (1.46%) VMware
7 4 (1.17%) BroadSoft
7 4 (1.17%) Cisco
7 4 (1.17%) Ericsson
7 4 (1.17%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.88%) EMC
8 3 (0.88%) Informatica
9 2 (0.58%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.58%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.58%) Concur
9 2 (0.58%) Infovista
9 2 (0.58%) Riverbed
9 2 (0.58%) Telelogic
10 1 (0.29%) Polycom
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