The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Engineer
Rank 234 215 214
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 7 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.094% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.098% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 5
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -11.11%
Senior Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6052 5079 5242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.25% 95.34% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5067 4447 4635
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Senior Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Senior Test Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Senior Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Senior Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Bristol +6 6 £55,000 +39.24%
Dorset - 1 £40,000 -
Senior Test Engineer
England

Senior Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Engineer in their job title.

1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (74.19%) Validation
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
4 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Selenium
5 7 (22.58%) V-Model
6 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
6 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
7 5 (16.13%) Test Management
7 5 (16.13%) Finance
7 5 (16.13%) Windows
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.90%) Java
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) Degree
9 3 (9.68%) JSON
9 3 (9.68%) WCF
9 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.68%) System Testing
9 3 (9.68%) VBScript
9 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
9 3 (9.68%) .NET
9 3 (9.68%) JUnit
9 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
9 3 (9.68%) SOAP
9 3 (9.68%) Web Services
9 3 (9.68%) XML
9 3 (9.68%) C#

Senior Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) JUnit
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.45%) Military
2 2 (6.45%) Avionics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
1 3 (9.68%) XML
1 3 (9.68%) JSON
1 3 (9.68%) WCF
1 3 (9.68%) REST
2 2 (6.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (74.19%) Validation
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Test Strategy
4 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
5 7 (22.58%) V-Model
6 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
6 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
7 5 (16.13%) Test Management
8 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) System Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Scrum
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.45%) Requirements Management
9 2 (6.45%) Black-Box Testing
10 1 (3.23%) Cyber Security
10 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) VBScript
2 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
2 3 (9.68%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.23%) HND
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) DO-160
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft