Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 92 97
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 49 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.81% 1.29% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 1.34% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 50 15 27
Southampton median annual salary £32,000 £31,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.64% +15.09%
10th Percentile £24,500 £29,400 £27,200
90th Percentile £49,500 £48,500 £43,250
Hampshire median annual salary £32,500 £37,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -12.16% -2.63% +18.75%

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 1,680 1,194 1,398
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.14% 98.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,522 1,058 1,284
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,525 £24,350 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £61,250
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018, 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 Southampton region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (65.31%) Selenium
3 31 (63.27%) Test Automation
4 29 (59.18%) Regression Testing
4 29 (59.18%) Software Testing
5 27 (55.10%) Performance Testing
6 26 (53.06%) Exploratory Testing
7 22 (44.90%) ISEB
8 19 (38.78%) Test Scripting
9 18 (36.73%) C#
9 18 (36.73%) SQL
9 18 (36.73%) T-SQL
9 18 (36.73%) Windows
10 17 (34.69%) TDD
10 17 (34.69%) SDLC
10 17 (34.69%) BDD
10 17 (34.69%) Scrum
11 16 (32.65%) SoapUI
11 16 (32.65%) Retail
12 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
12 15 (30.61%) Back Office
13 14 (28.57%) Test Planning
14 13 (26.53%) QA
14 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
14 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
14 13 (26.53%) JUnit
14 13 (26.53%) Java
15 12 (24.49%) Open Source
15 12 (24.49%) SaaS
15 12 (24.49%) Amazon AWS

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 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (24.49%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (65.31%) Selenium
2 16 (32.65%) SoapUI
3 13 (26.53%) JUnit
3 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.04%) JMeter
4 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 16 (32.65%) Retail
2 15 (30.61%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) React Native
1 12 (24.49%) REST
2 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Computer Science
1 12 (24.49%) Greenfield Project
1 12 (24.49%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) Test Automation
3 29 (59.18%) Regression Testing
3 29 (59.18%) Software Testing
4 27 (55.10%) Performance Testing
5 26 (53.06%) Exploratory Testing
6 19 (38.78%) Test Scripting
7 17 (34.69%) BDD
7 17 (34.69%) Scrum
7 17 (34.69%) SDLC
7 17 (34.69%) TDD
8 14 (28.57%) Test Planning
9 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
10 12 (24.49%) Open Source
11 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
12 1 (2.04%) Acceptance Criteria
12 1 (2.04%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (2.04%) Integration Testing
12 1 (2.04%) Scenario Testing
12 1 (2.04%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) C#
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
1 18 (36.73%) T-SQL
2 13 (26.53%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (2.04%) Python
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (44.90%) ISEB
2 12 (24.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (24.49%) Degree
3 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Google