Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 66 105
Rank change year-on-year -24 +39 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 25 32 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.83% 2.94% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 3.06% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 11
Southampton median annual salary £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -27.71%

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 1,300 1,047 1,301
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 96.23% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,104 959 1,213
Southampton median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,875 £61,400 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -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 15 October 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 15 October 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 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (64.00%) SQL
3 13 (52.00%) Regression Testing
3 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Selenium
6 9 (36.00%) TDD
6 9 (36.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (32.00%) C#
8 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (28.00%) QA
8 7 (28.00%) BDD
8 7 (28.00%) Test Planning
9 6 (24.00%) ISEB
10 5 (20.00%) Windows
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.00%) SDLC
11 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
11 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (16.00%) Replication
12 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
12 3 (12.00%) OOP
12 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
12 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
12 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
12 3 (12.00%) SDET
12 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
12 3 (12.00%) Robot Framework

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 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) Robot Framework
2 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) Ant
3 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) Maven
3 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (52.00%) Regression Testing
2 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
4 9 (36.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 9 (36.00%) TDD
5 7 (28.00%) BDD
5 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) OOP
7 3 (12.00%) SDET
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) OO
8 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft