The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 187 168 166
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 54 65 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.87% 1.13% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.18% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 36 48 48
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +22.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
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
5935 5488 5196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.07% 95.26% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4877 4609 4580
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

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 Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Bristol -13 32 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Gloucestershire -16 11 £28,500 -25.00% 2
Wiltshire +9 6 £22,000 -32.82%
Dorset -19 5 £37,500 +36.36%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 55 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (50.50%) Java
3 47 (46.53%) QA
4 36 (35.64%) Test Automation
5 34 (33.66%) Software Engineering
5 34 (33.66%) Software Testing
6 32 (31.68%) Test Planning
7 30 (29.70%) Degree
8 29 (28.71%) Finance
8 29 (28.71%) Validation
9 25 (24.75%) Selenium
10 23 (22.77%) Product Management
10 23 (22.77%) Open Source
10 23 (22.77%) C++
11 22 (21.78%) SQL
11 22 (21.78%) Identity Management
11 22 (21.78%) Waterfall
11 22 (21.78%) Google
11 22 (21.78%) ForgeRock
11 22 (21.78%) Facebook
12 21 (20.79%) V-Model
13 20 (19.80%) Test Scripting
14 19 (18.81%) Test Management
15 18 (17.82%) Test Strategy
15 18 (17.82%) Scrum
15 18 (17.82%) Perl
16 17 (16.83%) C#
16 17 (16.83%) Windows
16 17 (16.83%) Xbox
17 16 (15.84%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 (2.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Office
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) VPN
1 2 (1.98%) Firewall
2 1 (0.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (24.75%) Selenium
2 9 (8.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (6.93%) WebDriver
4 6 (5.94%) MbUnit
4 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.96%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.97%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (2.97%) JUnit
6 3 (2.97%) JBehave
7 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.98%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.99%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.99%) Calabash
General
1 29 (28.71%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Military
3 4 (3.96%) Marketing
4 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.97%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.97%) Electronics
5 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Legal
6 1 (0.99%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) .NET
2 7 (6.93%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.96%) Web Services
3 4 (3.96%) REST
4 3 (2.97%) XML
4 3 (2.97%) RESTful
4 3 (2.97%) SOAP
5 2 (1.98%) J2EE
6 1 (0.99%) CSS
6 1 (0.99%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.77%) Open Source
2 17 (16.83%) Xbox
3 10 (9.90%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) PKI
6 1 (0.99%) Statistics
6 1 (0.99%) ASIC
6 1 (0.99%) DTV
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.83%) Windows
2 10 (9.90%) Linux
3 8 (7.92%) UNIX
4 1 (0.99%) Android
4 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (35.64%) Test Automation
3 34 (33.66%) Software Engineering
3 34 (33.66%) Software Testing
4 32 (31.68%) Test Planning
5 29 (28.71%) Validation
6 23 (22.77%) Product Management
7 22 (21.78%) Waterfall
7 22 (21.78%) Identity Management
8 21 (20.79%) V-Model
9 20 (19.80%) Test Scripting
10 19 (18.81%) Test Management
11 18 (17.82%) Scrum
11 18 (17.82%) Test Strategy
12 12 (11.88%) OO
13 10 (9.90%) Information Security
13 10 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (9.90%) Time Management
13 10 (9.90%) DevOps
14 9 (8.91%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (50.50%) Java
2 23 (22.77%) C++
3 22 (21.78%) SQL
4 18 (17.82%) Perl
5 17 (16.83%) C#
6 16 (15.84%) Python
7 13 (12.87%) C
8 8 (7.92%) VBScript
9 7 (6.93%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.93%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.96%) Ruby
11 3 (2.97%) VB
12 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (29.70%) Degree
2 15 (14.85%) ISEB
3 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
4 11 (10.89%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.96%) HND
6 2 (1.98%) HNC
6 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (46.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (21.78%) Google
1 22 (21.78%) Facebook
1 22 (21.78%) ForgeRock
2 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) HP
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