Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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

Test Engineer
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 85 99
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 22 50 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.69% 2.89% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 3.00% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 19 52 11
Southampton median annual salary £31,000 £32,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% -20.00% +26.98%
10th Percentile £28,150 £24,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £41,500 £47,500 £50,000
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% -1.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Permanent vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 1,248 1,665 1,192
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.35% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 1,509 1,055
Southampton median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Southampton

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Southampton

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Southampton over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Southampton region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 15 (68.18%) Test Automation
3 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 10 (45.45%) SDLC
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 9 (40.91%) C#
7 8 (36.36%) ISEB
7 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
9 6 (27.27%) Selenium
9 6 (27.27%) Windows
10 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
10 5 (22.73%) TDD
10 5 (22.73%) Scrum
10 5 (22.73%) BDD
11 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
12 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
12 3 (13.64%) QA
12 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
12 3 (13.64%) Back Office
12 3 (13.64%) Retail
12 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
12 3 (13.64%) Python
13 2 (9.09%) PHP
13 2 (9.09%) OOP
13 2 (9.09%) OO

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (4.55%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.09%) Ant
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
3 2 (9.09%) Robot Framework
3 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Back Office
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Replication
1 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Test Automation
3 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 10 (45.45%) SDLC
6 8 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
8 5 (22.73%) BDD
8 5 (22.73%) Scrum
8 5 (22.73%) TDD
9 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
10 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (9.09%) OO
10 2 (9.09%) OOP
10 2 (9.09%) Product Management
10 2 (9.09%) Project Management
10 2 (9.09%) SDET
11 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Python
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft