The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 54 74 77
Rank change year-on-year +20 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 20 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.21% 1.25% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 1.27% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 9
Median salary £31,000 £35,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.42% +32.07%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 601 786 935
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 96.47% 98.37% 99.15%
Number of salaries quoted 553 751 718
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 Southampton

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

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Southampton

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Southampton region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (82.61%) Software Testing
2 16 (69.57%) C#
2 16 (69.57%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 15 (65.22%) Scrum
4 14 (60.87%) Selenium
4 14 (60.87%) Test Scripting
5 12 (52.17%) ISEB
5 12 (52.17%) Regression Testing
6 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
6 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 11 (47.83%) SDLC
7 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
7 10 (43.48%) Retail
7 10 (43.48%) SoapUI
8 9 (39.13%) Performance Testing
8 9 (39.13%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
9 7 (30.43%) Back Office
10 6 (26.09%) Degree
10 6 (26.09%) TDD
10 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
10 6 (26.09%) QA
10 6 (26.09%) BDD
10 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
11 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
11 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
11 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
11 5 (21.74%) Java

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 10 (43.48%) SoapUI
3 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Moq
4 1 (4.35%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) PHPUnit
4 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.35%) TestComplete
4 1 (4.35%) TestRail
4 1 (4.35%) WATIR
4 1 (4.35%) YouTrack
General
1 10 (43.48%) Retail
2 7 (30.43%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (82.61%) Software Testing
2 15 (65.22%) Scrum
3 14 (60.87%) Test Scripting
4 12 (52.17%) Regression Testing
5 11 (47.83%) SDLC
6 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
7 9 (39.13%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (39.13%) Performance Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
8 6 (26.09%) BDD
8 6 (26.09%) TDD
9 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Analytics
10 4 (17.39%) Data Analytics
10 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
10 4 (17.39%) OOP
10 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
4 5 (21.74%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) C++
5 4 (17.39%) Perl
5 4 (17.39%) Python
5 4 (17.39%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 6 (26.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Telerik
2 1 (4.35%) Xamarin
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago