The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 80 101 74
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 45 25 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.23% 1.38% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 1.43% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 30 23 33
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £44,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1956 1753 1734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.74% 96.80% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1515 1520
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Bristol region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Bristol

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 44 (55.70%) Selenium
2 37 (46.84%) Test Scripting
2 37 (46.84%) SQL
3 34 (43.04%) Test Automation
4 31 (39.24%) Software Testing
5 24 (30.38%) C#
6 23 (29.11%) QA
7 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (22.78%) Software Engineering
8 17 (21.52%) WebDriver
8 17 (21.52%) Web Services
9 16 (20.25%) Visual Studio
10 15 (18.99%) Java
10 15 (18.99%) SOAP
10 15 (18.99%) Automated Testing
11 14 (17.72%) Waterfall
11 14 (17.72%) Validation
11 14 (17.72%) .NET
12 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
12 13 (16.46%) ISEB
12 13 (16.46%) MbUnit
12 13 (16.46%) Degree
13 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.66%) Finance
14 10 (12.66%) Scrum
14 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
14 10 (12.66%) V-Model
15 9 (11.39%) System Testing
15 9 (11.39%) Middleware
15 9 (11.39%) HND

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) SS7
1 6 (7.59%) SIGTRAN
1 6 (7.59%) 4G
2 5 (6.33%) GPRS
2 5 (6.33%) GSM
2 5 (6.33%) UMTS
2 5 (6.33%) WCDMA
3 4 (5.06%) LTE
4 2 (2.53%) SMS
5 1 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 44 (55.70%) Selenium
2 17 (21.52%) WebDriver
3 16 (20.25%) Visual Studio
4 13 (16.46%) MbUnit
5 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.13%) JUnit
7 7 (8.86%) JBehave
8 5 (6.33%) TestNG
8 5 (6.33%) Maven
9 3 (3.80%) NUnit
10 2 (2.53%) MSTest
11 1 (1.27%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.27%) JIRA
11 1 (1.27%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.27%) jMock
11 1 (1.27%) JMeter
General
1 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.66%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) Electronics
4 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.53%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Games
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) Web Services
2 15 (18.99%) SOAP
3 14 (17.72%) .NET
4 9 (11.39%) Middleware
5 5 (6.33%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.80%) HTML
6 3 (3.80%) XML
7 2 (2.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Open Source
2 2 (2.53%) NHS
2 2 (2.53%) Smartphone
2 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.53%) Xbox
3 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.27%) FMCG
3 1 (1.27%) IPTV
3 1 (1.27%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.39%) UNIX
2 8 (10.13%) Linux
3 7 (8.86%) Windows
4 6 (7.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Test Scripting
2 34 (43.04%) Test Automation
3 31 (39.24%) Software Testing
4 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (22.78%) Software Engineering
5 15 (18.99%) Automated Testing
6 14 (17.72%) Waterfall
6 14 (17.72%) Validation
7 10 (12.66%) Scrum
7 10 (12.66%) V-Model
8 9 (11.39%) System Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Regression Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Manual Testing
9 8 (10.13%) BDD
10 7 (8.86%) Stress Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.86%) User Stories
10 7 (8.86%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (5.06%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) SQL
2 24 (30.38%) C#
3 15 (18.99%) Java
4 6 (7.59%) Erlang
5 4 (5.06%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.53%) Perl
6 2 (2.53%) Ruby
7 1 (1.27%) C-shell
7 1 (1.27%) PHP
7 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.27%) C
7 1 (1.27%) C++
7 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) ISEB
1 13 (16.46%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) HND
3 5 (6.33%) Sun Certification
4 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.11%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) GAMP
2 1 (1.27%) GMP
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) SAP
3 2 (2.53%) Google
3 2 (2.53%) ForgeRock
3 2 (2.53%) Facebook
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