The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 297 318
Rank change year-on-year +70 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 179 149 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.24% 0.81% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.83% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 150 133 135
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  

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 13973 17912 20759
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.60% 96.94% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11705 15216 16890
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +37 51 £37,500 +17.18% 10
Oxfordshire +19 26 £40,000 +28.00% 7
West Sussex +19 25 £41,875 +19.64% 4
Surrey +9 25 £36,000 -10.00% 3
East Sussex +30 20 £35,500 -21.11% 1
Berkshire +22 18 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £37,500 +20.00% 1
Kent +10 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £21,500 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 328 (84.10%) Test Automation
2 260 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (51.28%) Selenium
4 133 (34.10%) QA
4 133 (34.10%) Test Scripting
5 123 (31.54%) Software Testing
6 111 (28.46%) C#
7 109 (27.95%) Java
8 98 (25.13%) SQL
9 94 (24.10%) WebDriver
10 88 (22.56%) JIRA
11 87 (22.31%) Python
12 84 (21.54%) ISTQB
12 84 (21.54%) Test Strategy
13 83 (21.28%) Regression Testing
14 80 (20.51%) Degree
15 79 (20.26%) Scrum
16 76 (19.49%) TDD
17 73 (18.72%) BDD
18 70 (17.95%) Jenkins
19 66 (16.92%) ISEB
20 62 (15.90%) Windows
20 62 (15.90%) Manual Testing
21 57 (14.62%) Microsoft
22 56 (14.36%) HP UFT
22 56 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
23 52 (13.33%) Linux
24 51 (13.08%) Functional Testing
25 50 (12.82%) Visual Studio
25 50 (12.82%) XML

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 14 (3.59%) Confluence
2 5 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) SAP CAR
2 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.03%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.38%) Wireless
2 11 (2.82%) HTTP
2 11 (2.82%) VoIP
3 7 (1.79%) VoLTE
4 5 (1.28%) 4G
4 5 (1.28%) GPRS
5 4 (1.03%) 3G
5 4 (1.03%) GSM
5 4 (1.03%) MPLS
5 4 (1.03%) MVNO
5 4 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.03%) UMTS
6 3 (0.77%) LTE
7 2 (0.51%) ATM
7 2 (0.51%) Internet
7 2 (0.51%) Skype
8 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.26%) DAB
8 1 (0.26%) VLAN
8 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.05%) Big Data
3 7 (1.79%) MySQL
4 6 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 200 (51.28%) Selenium
2 94 (24.10%) WebDriver
3 88 (22.56%) JIRA
4 70 (17.95%) Jenkins
5 56 (14.36%) HP UFT
6 50 (12.82%) Visual Studio
7 47 (12.05%) SoapUI
8 42 (10.77%) JMeter
9 40 (10.26%) Git (software)
10 31 (7.95%) Cucumber
11 24 (6.15%) Eclipse
12 22 (5.64%) LoadRunner
12 22 (5.64%) TeamCity
13 19 (4.87%) SpecFlow
14 17 (4.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (4.10%) IntelliJ
16 15 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
16 15 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (3.33%) Appium
17 13 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 46 (11.79%) Finance
2 23 (5.90%) Retail
2 23 (5.90%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.59%) Aerospace
4 13 (3.33%) Back Office
5 12 (3.08%) Automotive
6 10 (2.56%) Electronics
6 10 (2.56%) Marketing
7 9 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.28%) Military
9 3 (0.77%) Games
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.82%) XML
2 37 (9.49%) REST
3 35 (8.97%) Web Services
4 23 (5.90%) .NET
4 23 (5.90%) HTML
4 23 (5.90%) RESTful
5 22 (5.64%) CSS
6 21 (5.38%) SOAP
7 20 (5.13%) DOM
8 11 (2.82%) AngularJS
8 11 (2.82%) JMS
9 10 (2.56%) ASP.NET
10 9 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.03%) Gherkin
11 4 (1.03%) WAP
12 3 (0.77%) Behat
13 2 (0.51%) JSON
13 2 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.23%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.82%) Algorithms
4 6 (1.54%) Life Science
5 5 (1.28%) iPad
5 5 (1.28%) Social Media
5 5 (1.28%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.03%) Handset
6 4 (1.03%) User Experience
7 3 (0.77%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.26%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.26%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.26%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.26%) Fintech
9 1 (0.26%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.26%) Robotics
9 1 (0.26%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.90%) Windows
2 52 (13.33%) Linux
3 18 (4.62%) Unix
4 11 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (2.82%) Solaris
5 6 (1.54%) Android
6 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (84.10%) Test Automation
2 260 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (34.10%) Test Scripting
4 123 (31.54%) Software Testing
5 84 (21.54%) Test Strategy
6 83 (21.28%) Regression Testing
7 79 (20.26%) Scrum
8 76 (19.49%) TDD
9 73 (18.72%) BDD
10 62 (15.90%) Manual Testing
11 56 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (13.08%) Functional Testing
13 46 (11.79%) Performance Testing
13 46 (11.79%) Software Engineering
14 44 (11.28%) SDLC
15 43 (11.03%) Non-Functional Testing
15 43 (11.03%) Unit Testing
16 39 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (7.95%) Integration Testing
18 27 (6.92%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (28.46%) C#
2 109 (27.95%) Java
3 98 (25.13%) SQL
4 87 (22.31%) Python
5 38 (9.74%) Ruby
6 35 (8.97%) C++
7 22 (5.64%) C
8 19 (4.87%) T-SQL
9 17 (4.36%) Perl
10 15 (3.85%) JavaScript
11 14 (3.59%) PHP
12 12 (3.08%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.03%) VBScript
14 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.51%) VB
16 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.26%) Go
16 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 84 (21.54%) ISTQB
2 80 (20.51%) Degree
3 66 (16.92%) ISEB
4 22 (5.64%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.28%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.03%) HND
9 4 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.26%) HNC
10 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (34.10%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Firmware
1 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (14.62%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.31%) HP
3 16 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (2.82%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.05%) Oracle
6 5 (1.28%) SAP
7 4 (1.03%) BroadSoft
7 4 (1.03%) Ericsson
8 2 (0.51%) Cisco
8 2 (0.51%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.51%) Telerik
8 2 (0.51%) VMware
8 2 (0.51%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.26%) EMC
9 1 (0.26%) Facebook
9 1 (0.26%) Huawei
9 1 (0.26%) Informatica
9 1 (0.26%) Juniper
9 1 (0.26%) Meraki
9 1 (0.26%) Ruckus Wireless
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