The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 94 80 96
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 25 37 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.37% 2.29% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 2.41% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24 36 19
Average salary £42,500 £32,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.77% +0.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,250 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -10.00%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1744 1534 1494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.61% 94.81% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 1357 1301
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
South West

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (38.46%) QA
2 23 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.85%) Selenium
3 22 (33.85%) Test Automation
4 19 (29.23%) Test Scripting
5 17 (26.15%) Java
6 16 (24.62%) Software Engineering
7 15 (23.08%) Validation
7 15 (23.08%) Scrum
8 12 (18.46%) Agile Testing
9 11 (16.92%) User Stories
9 11 (16.92%) Manual Testing
9 11 (16.92%) Degree
9 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
9 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
9 11 (16.92%) C#
10 10 (15.38%) SQL
10 10 (15.38%) JUnit
10 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
11 9 (13.85%) Automation Testing
11 9 (13.85%) UNIX
11 9 (13.85%) Automated Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Linux
12 8 (12.31%) Middleware
12 8 (12.31%) Unit Testing
12 8 (12.31%) JBehave
13 7 (10.77%) System Testing
13 7 (10.77%) Stress Testing
13 7 (10.77%) BDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) SS7
1 6 (9.23%) 4G
1 6 (9.23%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (6.15%) UMTS
3 3 (4.62%) LTE
3 3 (4.62%) WCDMA
3 3 (4.62%) GPRS
3 3 (4.62%) GSM
4 1 (1.54%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Selenium
2 10 (15.38%) JUnit
2 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.31%) JBehave
4 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
5 6 (9.23%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.69%) MbUnit
7 2 (3.08%) Maven
7 2 (3.08%) TestNG
8 1 (1.54%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.54%) JIRA
8 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.54%) jMock
8 1 (1.54%) JMeter
8 1 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Middleware
2 5 (7.69%) SOAP
2 5 (7.69%) Web Services
2 5 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (3.08%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) XML
3 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Open Source
2 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.08%) Xbox
3 1 (1.54%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) UNIX
2 8 (12.31%) Linux
3 7 (10.77%) Windows
4 6 (9.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.85%) Test Automation
3 19 (29.23%) Test Scripting
4 16 (24.62%) Software Engineering
5 15 (23.08%) Validation
5 15 (23.08%) Scrum
6 12 (18.46%) Agile Testing
7 11 (16.92%) User Stories
7 11 (16.92%) Manual Testing
7 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
8 9 (13.85%) Automation Testing
8 9 (13.85%) Automated Testing
9 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
9 8 (12.31%) Unit Testing
10 7 (10.77%) System Testing
10 7 (10.77%) Stress Testing
10 7 (10.77%) BDD
11 6 (9.23%) Black-Box Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Kanban
12 5 (7.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) Java
2 11 (16.92%) C#
3 10 (15.38%) SQL
4 6 (9.23%) Erlang
5 5 (7.69%) C++
6 2 (3.08%) Perl
6 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.54%) C-shell
7 1 (1.54%) Ruby
7 1 (1.54%) Python
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) ISEB
2 7 (10.77%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.08%) Google
3 2 (3.08%) Facebook
3 2 (3.08%) ForgeRock