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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 125 101 88
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 26 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.53% 1.52% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.61% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 20
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,875 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,200 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +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
1789 1617 1510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.26% 94.67% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1493 1415 1308
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 23 October 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) Validation
3 13 (37.14%) Selenium
4 12 (34.29%) Agile Testing
5 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
6 9 (25.71%) Scrum
6 9 (25.71%) Java
7 8 (22.86%) QA
7 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
8 7 (20.00%) Finance
8 7 (20.00%) Degree
9 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
9 6 (17.14%) V-Model
9 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
9 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
9 6 (17.14%) ISEB
9 6 (17.14%) User Stories
9 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
9 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (14.29%) C++
10 5 (14.29%) Oracle
10 5 (14.29%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) Test Management
10 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
11 4 (11.43%) UNIX
11 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
11 4 (11.43%) JUnit
11 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
1 1 (2.86%) PaaS
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.86%) UMTS
1 1 (2.86%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) JUnit
2 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.71%) JBehave
3 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) MbUnit
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
1 1 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) Validation
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Scrum
5 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
6 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
7 6 (17.14%) User Stories
7 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
7 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
7 6 (17.14%) V-Model
7 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) Test Management
8 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Black-Box Testing
11 2 (5.71%) BDD
11 2 (5.71%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) C++
3 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) HND
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
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