The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 139 193 162
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 106 50 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.99% 0.86% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 0.89% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 92 37 59
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
5186 5632 5751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.21% 97.19% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4395 4725 4802
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,600 £55,000 £55,648
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +38 50 £50,000 +75.43% 5
Bristol +7 28 £33,000 -22.35% 3
Wiltshire +16 11 £40,000 +48.14% 1
Somerset -4 5 £37,500 +70.45% 2
Dorset +6 4 £29,500 -21.33% 1
Devon - 2 £36,000 - 3
Cornwall - 1 £39,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 152 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (42.98%) Java
3 98 (40.50%) Software Engineering
4 87 (35.95%) Test Automation
5 80 (33.06%) Python
6 72 (29.75%) Selenium
7 68 (28.10%) QA
7 68 (28.10%) Security Cleared
8 66 (27.27%) Scrum
9 65 (26.86%) Telecoms
9 65 (26.86%) Degree
10 55 (22.73%) Windows
11 54 (22.31%) Cybersecurity
12 52 (21.49%) Automation Testing
12 52 (21.49%) Unix
13 51 (21.07%) Cucumber
14 49 (20.25%) C++
15 48 (19.83%) Linux
16 45 (18.60%) Oracle
17 44 (18.18%) Finance
18 43 (17.77%) Perl
18 43 (17.77%) System Testing
18 43 (17.77%) DV Cleared
18 43 (17.77%) Software Testing
19 42 (17.36%) Functional Testing
19 42 (17.36%) SDLC
20 41 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (16.94%) Regression Testing
21 40 (16.53%) Automated Testing
22 39 (16.12%) Test Scripting

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.13%) MQSeries
2 4 (1.65%) Apache
3 3 (1.24%) Confluence
4 2 (0.83%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.83%) SAS
4 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Mingle
2 3 (1.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (4.13%) Temenos T24
2 8 (3.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.48%) SaaS
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.72%) SSL
1 9 (3.72%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.31%) LTE
3 7 (2.89%) SAN
4 6 (2.48%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (2.07%) GPRS
5 5 (2.07%) GSM
5 5 (2.07%) Internet
5 5 (2.07%) UMTS
5 5 (2.07%) WCDMA
6 4 (1.65%) SSH
7 3 (1.24%) SMS
7 3 (1.24%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.41%) 3G
8 1 (0.41%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.41%) HTTP
8 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.41%) INAP
8 1 (0.41%) ISUP
8 1 (0.41%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.37%) Big Data
3 10 (4.13%) MySQL
3 10 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.41%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 72 (29.75%) Selenium
2 51 (21.07%) Cucumber
3 29 (11.98%) JUnit
4 26 (10.74%) JBehave
5 19 (7.85%) Jenkins
6 17 (7.02%) JIRA
7 15 (6.20%) JMeter
7 15 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (4.96%) Maven
9 9 (3.72%) WebDriver
10 7 (2.89%) Git (software)
10 7 (2.89%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.48%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.65%) TestDirector
12 4 (1.65%) TestNG
12 4 (1.65%) Zephyr
13 3 (1.24%) Subversion
13 3 (1.24%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.24%) TestComplete
General
1 65 (26.86%) Telecoms
2 44 (18.18%) Finance
3 28 (11.57%) Banking
4 14 (5.79%) Manufacturing
5 11 (4.55%) Electronics
6 10 (4.13%) Marketing
7 9 (3.72%) Investment Banking
8 8 (3.31%) Games
9 3 (1.24%) Billing
10 2 (0.83%) Advertising
10 2 (0.83%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.83%) Legal
10 2 (0.83%) Military
11 1 (0.41%) Automotive
11 1 (0.41%) Avionics
11 1 (0.41%) Back Office
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.88%) XML
2 28 (11.57%) J2EE
3 15 (6.20%) Middleware
4 9 (3.72%) HTML
5 7 (2.89%) SOAP
6 5 (2.07%) .NET
6 5 (2.07%) CSS
6 5 (2.07%) REST
7 4 (1.65%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.65%) Web Services
8 3 (1.24%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.24%) HTML5
8 3 (1.24%) Java EE
8 3 (1.24%) RESTful
8 3 (1.24%) Spring
9 2 (0.83%) Flash
9 2 (0.83%) LAMP
9 2 (0.83%) STL
10 1 (0.41%) EJB
10 1 (0.41%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.20%) Digital Media
3 14 (5.79%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.79%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.31%) Cybercrime
5 7 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.65%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.41%) Blog
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.41%) iPhone
7 1 (0.41%) Statistics
7 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.73%) Windows
2 52 (21.49%) Unix
3 48 (19.83%) Linux
4 38 (15.70%) Android
5 29 (11.98%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (40.50%) Software Engineering
3 87 (35.95%) Test Automation
4 66 (27.27%) Scrum
5 54 (22.31%) Cybersecurity
6 52 (21.49%) Automation Testing
7 43 (17.77%) Software Testing
7 43 (17.77%) System Testing
8 42 (17.36%) Functional Testing
8 42 (17.36%) SDLC
9 41 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (16.94%) Regression Testing
10 40 (16.53%) Automated Testing
11 39 (16.12%) Test Scripting
12 37 (15.29%) OO
13 36 (14.88%) DevOps
14 32 (13.22%) Integration Testing
14 32 (13.22%) Manual Testing
15 31 (12.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (12.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 104 (42.98%) Java
2 80 (33.06%) Python
3 49 (20.25%) C++
4 43 (17.77%) Perl
5 31 (12.81%) SQL
6 24 (9.92%) Ruby
7 20 (8.26%) VB
8 18 (7.44%) C
9 16 (6.61%) Bash Shell
10 13 (5.37%) C#
11 8 (3.31%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.07%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.83%) Go
13 2 (0.83%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.83%) R
14 1 (0.41%) Ada
14 1 (0.41%) PHP
14 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 68 (28.10%) Security Cleared
2 65 (26.86%) Degree
3 43 (17.77%) DV Cleared
4 34 (14.05%) ISEB
5 25 (10.33%) ISTQB
6 15 (6.20%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (4.55%) PhD
9 2 (0.83%) CCNA
9 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.83%) CISSP
9 2 (0.83%) GIAC
9 2 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.83%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (0.83%) MCSE
9 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.83%) SANS
9 2 (0.83%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (0.83%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (28.10%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) SDET
3 2 (0.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Firmware
1 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (4.96%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (18.60%) Oracle
2 23 (9.50%) HP
3 15 (6.20%) IBM
4 11 (4.55%) Facebook
4 11 (4.55%) Google
5 10 (4.13%) Green Hat
5 10 (4.13%) webMethods
6 9 (3.72%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.31%) SAP
8 6 (2.48%) ForgeRock
9 5 (2.07%) Huawei
10 4 (1.65%) Nokia
10 4 (1.65%) Rally
11 2 (0.83%) Apple
11 2 (0.83%) Telerik
12 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.41%) Cisco
12 1 (0.41%) Citrix
12 1 (0.41%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.41%) Nokia Networks
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