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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 119 107 98
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 31 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.80% 1.60% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.68% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16 27 20
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +18.51%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1915 1845 1652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.65% 95.40% 97.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1567 1540 1439
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 22 December 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) Software Testing
3 21 (61.76%) Validation
4 20 (58.82%) Selenium
4 20 (58.82%) Test Strategy
5 19 (55.88%) Finance
6 18 (52.94%) Waterfall
6 18 (52.94%) V-Model
6 18 (52.94%) Test Planning
7 17 (50.00%) Test Management
8 8 (23.53%) Degree
8 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
8 8 (23.53%) Java
9 7 (20.59%) QA
10 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
11 5 (14.71%) Scrum
12 4 (11.76%) ISEB
12 4 (11.76%) Open Source
12 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
12 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
13 3 (8.82%) Google
13 3 (8.82%) Product Management
13 3 (8.82%) Windows
13 3 (8.82%) C++
13 3 (8.82%) Oracle
13 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
13 3 (8.82%) Identity Management
13 3 (8.82%) Facebook
13 3 (8.82%) Agile Testing
13 3 (8.82%) Xbox

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.94%) UMTS
1 1 (2.94%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Selenium
2 2 (5.88%) JUnit
2 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Open Source
2 3 (8.82%) Xbox
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) Software Testing
3 21 (61.76%) Validation
4 20 (58.82%) Test Strategy
5 18 (52.94%) Waterfall
5 18 (52.94%) Test Planning
5 18 (52.94%) V-Model
6 17 (50.00%) Test Management
7 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
8 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 5 (14.71%) Scrum
10 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
10 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
11 3 (8.82%) Agile Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Black-Box Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Identity Management
11 3 (8.82%) Product Management
12 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
12 2 (5.88%) User Stories
12 2 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) C++
3 2 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) HND
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.82%) Google
1 3 (8.82%) Facebook
1 3 (8.82%) ForgeRock
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits pension, healthcare, free parking
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