The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 84 103 83
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 49 28 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.70% 1.44% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 1.48% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 47 27 31
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £31,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Test Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1757 1893 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.91% 97.33% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1570 1566 1382
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 61 (73.49%) Java
2 59 (71.08%) Test Automation
3 52 (62.65%) QA
4 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (44.58%) Software Engineering
5 37 (44.58%) Open Source
6 36 (43.37%) Degree
7 30 (36.14%) Windows
8 29 (34.94%) Product Management
9 27 (32.53%) SQL Server
10 22 (26.51%) Scrum
11 21 (25.30%) Facebook
11 21 (25.30%) Functional Testing
11 21 (25.30%) Selenium
11 21 (25.30%) Google
12 20 (24.10%) Non-Functional Testing
13 19 (22.89%) JUnit
14 18 (21.69%) Oracle
14 18 (21.69%) Unix
15 17 (20.48%) OO
15 17 (20.48%) Cucumber
15 17 (20.48%) JBehave
15 17 (20.48%) QA Automation
16 14 (16.87%) Telecoms
17 12 (14.46%) Digital Media
17 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
18 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
19 10 (12.05%) Windows Server
19 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2012
19 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.41%) Apache
1 2 (2.41%) Apache Solr
1 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) GPRS
2 1 (1.20%) GSM
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) LTE
2 1 (1.20%) SMS
2 1 (1.20%) UMTS
2 1 (1.20%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.41%) Big Data
3 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (25.30%) Selenium
2 19 (22.89%) JUnit
3 17 (20.48%) Cucumber
3 17 (20.48%) JBehave
4 4 (4.82%) JMeter
5 3 (3.61%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.41%) TestNG
7 1 (1.20%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.20%) Maven
7 1 (1.20%) Protractor
7 1 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (16.87%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Games
3 3 (3.61%) Advertising
3 3 (3.61%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.20%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) J2EE
2 3 (3.61%) HTML
3 2 (2.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.41%) Flash
3 2 (2.41%) HTML5
3 2 (2.41%) LAMP
4 1 (1.20%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) Middleware
4 1 (1.20%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Digital Media
2 6 (7.23%) Xbox
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.14%) Windows
2 18 (21.69%) Unix
3 10 (12.05%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (9.64%) Linux
5 3 (3.61%) Android
5 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (71.08%) Test Automation
2 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (44.58%) Open Source
3 37 (44.58%) Software Engineering
4 29 (34.94%) Product Management
5 22 (26.51%) Scrum
6 21 (25.30%) Functional Testing
7 20 (24.10%) Non-Functional Testing
8 17 (20.48%) OO
8 17 (20.48%) QA Automation
9 9 (10.84%) Identity Management
10 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
11 7 (8.43%) Automation Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Performance Engineering
13 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (4.82%) Manual Testing
14 4 (4.82%) Test Scripting
15 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
15 3 (3.61%) Software Testing
16 2 (2.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (73.49%) Java
2 8 (9.64%) Python
3 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.61%) Ruby
5 2 (2.41%) C++
6 1 (1.20%) C
6 1 (1.20%) C#
6 1 (1.20%) Groovy
6 1 (1.20%) Perl
6 1 (1.20%) SQL
6 1 (1.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (43.37%) Degree
2 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) ISEB
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (62.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
1 1 (1.20%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (25.30%) Facebook
1 21 (25.30%) Google
2 18 (21.69%) Oracle
3 8 (9.64%) ForgeRock
4 3 (3.61%) VMware
5 1 (1.20%) Citrix
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
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