The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 78 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.01% 0.93% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.96% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 0
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
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 Dorset 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
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
856 728 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 96.18% 96.55% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 690 590 388
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Dorset

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Dorset

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +1 6 £32,500 +8.33%
Bournemouth -10 2 £36,250 -23.68%
Wimborne - 1 - -
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
1 12 (63.16%) Software Testing
1 12 (63.16%) Manual Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) Degree
3 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 7 (36.84%) Perl
4 7 (36.84%) OO
5 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
6 5 (26.32%) MS Office
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco
6 5 (26.32%) ISEB
6 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (26.32%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Avionics
7 3 (15.79%) DO-160
7 3 (15.79%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (15.79%) Aerospace
7 3 (15.79%) Validation
7 3 (15.79%) Military
7 3 (15.79%) Requirements Management
8 2 (10.53%) QA
8 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.26%) Cash Management
9 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 5 (26.32%) MS Office
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (15.79%) Avionics
1 3 (15.79%) Aerospace
1 3 (15.79%) Military
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Software Testing
1 12 (63.16%) Manual Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
3 7 (36.84%) OO
4 5 (26.32%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Validation
5 3 (15.79%) Requirements Management
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Cash Management
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
1 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
1 7 (36.84%) Perl
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) HNC
4 1 (5.26%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) DO-160
2 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco