The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 51 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.24% 0.70% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.74% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Test Engineer
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
374 408 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 93.03% 95.77% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 245 339 219
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cheltenham region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 9 (60.00%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Validation
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) ZigBee
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) HND
4 5 (33.33%) Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) Electronics
4 5 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) Python
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) SDLC
6 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) DevOps
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) XML Messaging
6 3 (20.00%) Back Office
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) MS Office
6 3 (20.00%) XML

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Wireless
1 5 (33.33%) ZigBee
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (20.00%) Back Office
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) XML
1 3 (20.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Validation
3 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) Ruby
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) HND
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle