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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 106 88 82
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 22 37 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.13% 1.86% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.93% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 21 27 36
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +12.12%
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
1879 1919 1678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.41% 96.68% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1633 1553 1455
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 38 (67.86%) Test Automation
2 37 (66.07%) Java
3 33 (58.93%) QA
4 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (57.14%) Software Engineering
5 29 (51.79%) Degree
6 24 (42.86%) Product Management
6 24 (42.86%) Open Source
7 23 (41.07%) ForgeRock
7 23 (41.07%) Identity Management
8 21 (37.50%) Google
8 21 (37.50%) Facebook
9 19 (33.93%) Selenium
10 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
11 16 (28.57%) Xbox
11 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
12 15 (26.79%) V-Model
13 14 (25.00%) Finance
13 14 (25.00%) C#
14 13 (23.21%) Test Management
14 13 (23.21%) Validation
14 13 (23.21%) Test Planning
15 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
16 10 (17.86%) SQL
17 9 (16.07%) Windows
17 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
18 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
18 8 (14.29%) User Stories
18 8 (14.29%) Scrum
19 7 (12.50%) ISEB

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (5.36%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (33.93%) Selenium
2 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 7 (12.50%) MbUnit
3 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.36%) JUnit
5 3 (5.36%) JBehave
5 3 (5.36%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.79%) Calabash
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Web Services
2 4 (7.14%) SOAP
2 4 (7.14%) REST
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.36%) RESTful
4 1 (1.79%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Xbox
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Statistics
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) UNIX
3 3 (5.36%) Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (67.86%) Test Automation
2 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 24 (42.86%) Product Management
3 24 (42.86%) Open Source
4 23 (41.07%) Identity Management
5 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
6 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 15 (26.79%) V-Model
8 13 (23.21%) Test Planning
8 13 (23.21%) Test Management
8 13 (23.21%) Validation
9 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
10 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
11 8 (14.29%) Scrum
11 8 (14.29%) User Stories
12 7 (12.50%) Automation Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Manual Testing
14 3 (5.36%) Kanban
14 3 (5.36%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (66.07%) Java
2 14 (25.00%) C#
3 10 (17.86%) SQL
4 7 (12.50%) C++
5 4 (7.14%) Ruby
6 2 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (51.79%) Degree
2 7 (12.50%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (58.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) ForgeRock
2 21 (37.50%) Google
2 21 (37.50%) Facebook
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
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