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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 101 93 93
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 27 33 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.39% 1.87% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.96% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 27 28 24
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +22.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,250 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £38,500
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
1880 1680 1660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.51% 95.40% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1554 1387 1469
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 27 January 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) Selenium
3 22 (57.89%) Waterfall
4 21 (55.26%) Software Testing
4 21 (55.26%) V-Model
4 21 (55.26%) Finance
5 19 (50.00%) Test Management
5 19 (50.00%) Validation
5 19 (50.00%) Test Planning
6 18 (47.37%) Java
7 17 (44.74%) Test Strategy
8 14 (36.84%) Software Engineering
8 14 (36.84%) Degree
8 14 (36.84%) QA
9 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
10 9 (23.68%) Scrum
11 8 (21.05%) Windows
11 8 (21.05%) User Stories
12 7 (18.42%) C++
12 7 (18.42%) Oracle
13 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
13 6 (15.79%) UNIX
13 6 (15.79%) Identity Management
13 6 (15.79%) Google
13 6 (15.79%) Product Management
13 6 (15.79%) Open Source
13 6 (15.79%) Facebook
13 6 (15.79%) Xbox
13 6 (15.79%) ForgeRock
13 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.63%) UMTS
1 1 (2.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (60.53%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) JUnit
2 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) JBehave
4 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (55.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Open Source
1 6 (15.79%) Xbox
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) E-Learning
2 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (57.89%) Waterfall
3 21 (55.26%) Software Testing
3 21 (55.26%) V-Model
4 19 (50.00%) Test Management
4 19 (50.00%) Validation
4 19 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 17 (44.74%) Test Strategy
6 14 (36.84%) Software Engineering
7 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 9 (23.68%) Scrum
9 8 (21.05%) User Stories
10 6 (15.79%) Identity Management
10 6 (15.79%) Product Management
11 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
11 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
12 3 (7.89%) Scalability Testing
12 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
12 3 (7.89%) Kanban
13 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) C++
3 3 (7.89%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) HND
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) Google
2 6 (15.79%) Facebook
2 6 (15.79%) ForgeRock
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
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