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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 113 100 80
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 25 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.22% 1.37% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.43% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 36
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +29.77%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.97%
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
1817 1746 1531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.75% 95.99% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1574 1387 1357
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 48 (87.27%) Test Automation
2 39 (70.91%) Java
3 35 (63.64%) Open Source
4 33 (60.00%) QA
5 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (52.73%) Software Engineering
6 28 (50.91%) Product Management
7 26 (47.27%) Degree
8 24 (43.64%) Google
8 24 (43.64%) Facebook
9 19 (34.55%) ForgeRock
9 19 (34.55%) Identity Management
10 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
11 16 (29.09%) SQL
12 14 (25.45%) C#
12 14 (25.45%) Test Scripting
13 13 (23.64%) Ruby
14 12 (21.82%) Xbox
15 11 (20.00%) Waterfall
15 11 (20.00%) V-Model
15 11 (20.00%) Selenium
16 10 (18.18%) WebDriver
17 9 (16.36%) MbUnit
17 9 (16.36%) TDD
17 9 (16.36%) C++
17 9 (16.36%) Visual Studio
18 8 (14.55%) ISEB
18 8 (14.55%) Scrum
18 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
19 7 (12.73%) Web Services

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Selenium
2 10 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 9 (16.36%) MbUnit
3 9 (16.36%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.45%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.82%) JUnit
5 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.82%) Calabash
5 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.82%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.82%) Maven
5 1 (1.82%) TestNG
5 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) Web Services
2 6 (10.91%) SOAP
3 5 (9.09%) HTML
4 4 (7.27%) REST
5 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.45%) RESTful
5 3 (5.45%) Twisted
5 3 (5.45%) .NET
6 1 (1.82%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Xbox
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Clustering
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Windows
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
1 2 (3.64%) Android
1 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (87.27%) Test Automation
2 35 (63.64%) Open Source
3 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (52.73%) Software Engineering
4 28 (50.91%) Product Management
5 19 (34.55%) Identity Management
6 17 (30.91%) Software Testing
7 14 (25.45%) Test Scripting
8 11 (20.00%) V-Model
8 11 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 9 (16.36%) TDD
10 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Scrum
11 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.91%) Validation
11 6 (10.91%) Test Planning
12 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 5 (9.09%) Automation Testing
12 5 (9.09%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 39 (70.91%) Java
2 16 (29.09%) SQL
3 14 (25.45%) C#
4 13 (23.64%) Ruby
5 9 (16.36%) C++
6 6 (10.91%) Python
6 6 (10.91%) C
7 5 (9.09%) VB
8 4 (7.27%) Perl
9 3 (5.45%) Tcl
9 3 (5.45%) Groovy
10 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (47.27%) Degree
2 8 (14.55%) ISEB
3 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Google
1 24 (43.64%) Facebook
2 19 (34.55%) ForgeRock
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
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