Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 104 88
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 46 10 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.34% 0.74% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 0.77% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 45 9 32
Southampton median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £24,500 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £42,000 £30,000 £43,250
Hampshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year - -14.47% -2.56%

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 1333 1307 1371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 97.25% 98.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1169 1214
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,538 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,900 £58,000 £61,250
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (69.57%) Regression Testing
2 32 (69.57%) Test Automation
3 31 (67.39%) Performance Testing
4 30 (65.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 29 (63.04%) Software Testing
6 28 (60.87%) Selenium
7 26 (56.52%) ISEB
8 23 (50.00%) Test Scripting
9 22 (47.83%) Windows
10 21 (45.65%) SQL
10 21 (45.65%) T-SQL
10 21 (45.65%) Scrum
11 20 (43.48%) Retail
12 19 (41.30%) C#
12 19 (41.30%) Back Office
13 18 (39.13%) TDD
13 18 (39.13%) SoapUI
13 18 (39.13%) BDD
13 18 (39.13%) SDLC
14 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
15 12 (26.09%) Manual Testing
16 9 (19.57%) QA
16 9 (19.57%) Test Planning
17 8 (17.39%) React Native
17 8 (17.39%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
17 8 (17.39%) Apple iOS
17 8 (17.39%) REST
17 8 (17.39%) Mobile App

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 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (17.39%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (60.87%) Selenium
2 18 (39.13%) SoapUI
3 8 (17.39%) JUnit
3 8 (17.39%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.17%) JMeter
4 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (43.48%) Retail
2 19 (41.30%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) React Native
1 8 (17.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
1 8 (17.39%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (17.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (69.57%) Regression Testing
2 32 (69.57%) Test Automation
3 31 (67.39%) Performance Testing
4 30 (65.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 29 (63.04%) Software Testing
6 23 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 21 (45.65%) Scrum
8 18 (39.13%) BDD
8 18 (39.13%) SDLC
8 18 (39.13%) TDD
9 12 (26.09%) Manual Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Test Planning
11 8 (17.39%) Open Source
12 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
13 1 (2.17%) Acceptance Criteria
13 1 (2.17%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) SQL
1 21 (45.65%) T-SQL
2 19 (41.30%) C#
3 8 (17.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) ISEB
2 8 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (17.39%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft