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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 68 74 81
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.62% 1.22% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.25% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 7
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £22,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
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
653 877 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 96.45% 96.91% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 509 712 604
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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
Bournemouth +3 8 £57,500 +58.62%
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 (80.00%) QA
2 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (33.33%) Statistics
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (33.33%) Test Management
4 5 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (33.33%) Cash Management
4 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (33.33%) Process Architecture
4 5 (33.33%) Temenos T24
4 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Solaris
4 5 (33.33%) ISEB
4 5 (33.33%) TestDirector
4 5 (33.33%) Middleware
4 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (33.33%) OO
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (33.33%) UNIX
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) OLTP
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 5 (33.33%) XML

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Temenos T24
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (33.33%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) TestDirector
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (13.33%) JMeter
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (13.33%) Calabash
3 2 (13.33%) eggPlant
3 2 (13.33%) Appium
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (6.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) XML
1 5 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 5 (33.33%) Statistics
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Solaris
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Management
2 5 (33.33%) OO
2 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (33.33%) Cash Management
2 5 (33.33%) Process Architecture
2 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (33.33%) Resilience Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.67%) API Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
1 5 (33.33%) Green Hat
2 2 (13.33%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (6.67%) EMC