Period
to 24 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 74 110
Rank change year-on-year -14 +36 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 54 30 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.83% 2.35% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 2.44% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 54 30 18
Southampton median annual salary £32,000 £31,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% -11.43% +32.08%
10th Percentile £24,500 £28,175 £26,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £46,625 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1,855 1,229 1,515
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 96.32% 98.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,675 1,090 1,411
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +4.94% -2.41% +3.75%

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 24 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, 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 33 (61.11%) Selenium
2 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (53.70%) Test Automation
4 28 (51.85%) Performance Testing
5 27 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 26 (48.15%) Regression Testing
7 25 (46.30%) C#
8 24 (44.44%) SQL
9 23 (42.59%) TDD
9 23 (42.59%) Exploratory Testing
10 22 (40.74%) Test Planning
11 20 (37.04%) BDD
11 20 (37.04%) T-SQL
11 20 (37.04%) ISEB
12 19 (35.19%) Scrum
12 19 (35.19%) Windows
12 19 (35.19%) SoapUI
13 17 (31.48%) QA
14 16 (29.63%) Manual Testing
14 16 (29.63%) Test Scripting
15 14 (25.93%) Java
15 14 (25.93%) SDLC
16 13 (24.07%) JUnit
16 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
16 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
17 12 (22.22%) Open Source
17 12 (22.22%) SaaS
17 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
17 12 (22.22%) Degree
17 12 (22.22%) Computer Science

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:

Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (22.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (61.11%) Selenium
2 19 (35.19%) SoapUI
3 13 (24.07%) JUnit
3 13 (24.07%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.85%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.85%) JMeter
5 1 (1.85%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.85%) TestNG
General
1 11 (20.37%) Retail
2 10 (18.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) React Native
1 12 (22.22%) REST
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) CGI
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 12 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
1 12 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) Test Automation
3 28 (51.85%) Performance Testing
4 27 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 26 (48.15%) Regression Testing
6 23 (42.59%) Exploratory Testing
6 23 (42.59%) TDD
7 22 (40.74%) Test Planning
8 20 (37.04%) BDD
9 19 (35.19%) Scrum
10 16 (29.63%) Manual Testing
10 16 (29.63%) Test Scripting
11 14 (25.93%) SDLC
12 12 (22.22%) Open Source
13 3 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
14 2 (3.70%) OO
15 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
15 1 (1.85%) Continuous Integration
15 1 (1.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) C#
2 24 (44.44%) SQL
3 20 (37.04%) T-SQL
4 14 (25.93%) Java
5 2 (3.70%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) ISEB
2 12 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (31.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Google