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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 122 127 189
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 125 131 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.46% 2.26% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.33% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 94 95 45
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
4905 5628 5819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.52% 97.12% 97.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4073 4686 4933
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,805 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +5 42 £44,250 +0.56% 4
Somerset +27 30 £34,000 +28.30% 5
Bristol -27 16 £52,500 +23.52% 5
Wiltshire +22 13 £31,250 +19.04% 4
Cornwall - 13 £40,000 - 1
Devon +10 9 £28,591 -42.81%
Dorset +8 2 £24,500 -45.55%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 133 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (48.18%) Java
3 86 (39.09%) Python
4 83 (37.73%) Selenium
5 80 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 73 (33.18%) Security Cleared
7 61 (27.73%) ISTQB
8 59 (26.82%) DV Cleared
9 58 (26.36%) C#
10 57 (25.91%) Linux
11 56 (25.45%) Cucumber
12 55 (25.00%) Test Scripting
13 54 (24.55%) C++
14 50 (22.73%) BDD
15 49 (22.27%) Degree
15 49 (22.27%) ISEB
16 48 (21.82%) Software Testing
17 47 (21.36%) Software Engineering
18 46 (20.91%) Cybersecurity
19 44 (20.00%) Perl
20 43 (19.55%) SQL
21 42 (19.09%) JMeter
22 41 (18.64%) C
23 39 (17.73%) Windows
24 37 (16.82%) TDD
25 35 (15.91%) JIRA
25 35 (15.91%) Automation Testing
26 31 (14.09%) Non-Functional Testing
26 31 (14.09%) Scrum
26 31 (14.09%) HP

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 15 (6.82%) Confluence
2 9 (4.09%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.45%) FileNet
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Mingle
2 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.36%) GitHub
2 3 (1.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.45%) IaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.09%) Internet
2 4 (1.82%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.82%) RS-232
3 3 (1.36%) SSL
4 2 (0.91%) FTP
4 2 (0.91%) HTTP
4 2 (0.91%) LTE
4 2 (0.91%) SSH
5 1 (0.45%) 2G
5 1 (0.45%) 3G
5 1 (0.45%) 4G
5 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.45%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.55%) Big Data
2 6 (2.73%) RDBMS
2 6 (2.73%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.73%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.91%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 83 (37.73%) Selenium
2 56 (25.45%) Cucumber
3 42 (19.09%) JMeter
4 35 (15.91%) JIRA
5 30 (13.64%) Git (software)
6 28 (12.73%) SpecFlow
7 23 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (10.00%) LoadRunner
9 17 (7.73%) JUnit
10 15 (6.82%) SoapUI
11 13 (5.91%) Eclipse
12 12 (5.45%) LoadUI
12 12 (5.45%) Ranorex
13 11 (5.00%) Spock
14 10 (4.55%) Jenkins
14 10 (4.55%) Visual Studio
15 9 (4.09%) Subversion
16 5 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 5 (2.27%) Geb
16 5 (2.27%) Travis CI
General
1 28 (12.73%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.27%) Finance
3 21 (9.55%) Electronics
4 13 (5.91%) Banking
5 11 (5.00%) Games
6 8 (3.64%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.73%) Back Office
7 6 (2.73%) Marketing
8 3 (1.36%) Advertising
8 3 (1.36%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.91%) Automotive
9 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.45%) XML
2 20 (9.09%) J2EE
3 19 (8.64%) SOAP
4 13 (5.91%) Gherkin
5 11 (5.00%) .NET
6 10 (4.55%) RESTful
7 9 (4.09%) Java EE
7 9 (4.09%) STL
8 6 (2.73%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.73%) XML Messaging
9 5 (2.27%) HTML
10 4 (1.82%) Web Services
11 3 (1.36%) HTML5
11 3 (1.36%) REST
12 2 (0.91%) CSS
13 1 (0.45%) Behat
13 1 (0.45%) EJB
13 1 (0.45%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.45%) JSON
13 1 (0.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.45%) Computer Science
2 19 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.09%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (1.82%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.91%) Cybercrime
6 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.91%) Fintech
6 2 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.91%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.91%) Linux
2 39 (17.73%) Windows
3 27 (12.27%) Android
3 27 (12.27%) Unix
4 25 (11.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (60.45%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 55 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 50 (22.73%) BDD
5 48 (21.82%) Software Testing
6 47 (21.36%) Software Engineering
7 46 (20.91%) Cybersecurity
8 37 (16.82%) TDD
9 35 (15.91%) Automation Testing
10 31 (14.09%) Non-Functional Testing
10 31 (14.09%) Scrum
11 30 (13.64%) Waterfall
12 26 (11.82%) ITIL
12 26 (11.82%) User Stories
13 25 (11.36%) SDLC
14 23 (10.45%) DevOps
14 23 (10.45%) Validation
15 22 (10.00%) Incident Management
15 22 (10.00%) Service Management
16 21 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 106 (48.18%) Java
2 86 (39.09%) Python
3 58 (26.36%) C#
4 54 (24.55%) C++
5 44 (20.00%) Perl
6 43 (19.55%) SQL
7 41 (18.64%) C
8 23 (10.45%) VB
9 22 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 20 (9.09%) Bash Shell
11 19 (8.64%) PHP
11 19 (8.64%) Ruby
12 15 (6.82%) PowerShell
13 9 (4.09%) Objective-C
14 5 (2.27%) Groovy
15 4 (1.82%) VC++
16 2 (0.91%) Ada
16 2 (0.91%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.91%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 73 (33.18%) Security Cleared
2 61 (27.73%) ISTQB
3 59 (26.82%) DV Cleared
4 49 (22.27%) Degree
4 49 (22.27%) ISEB
5 20 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.09%) CCNA
8 9 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.09%) CISSP
8 9 (4.09%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (4.09%) GIAC
8 9 (4.09%) Linux+ Certification
8 9 (4.09%) MCSE
8 9 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.09%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (4.09%) SANS
8 9 (4.09%) Security+ Certification
8 9 (4.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.45%) QA
2 4 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.36%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.91%) Def Stans
System Software
1 12 (5.45%) Hyper-V
1 12 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (14.09%) HP
2 27 (12.27%) Atlassian
3 14 (6.36%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.45%) VMware
5 8 (3.64%) Oracle
6 6 (2.73%) SAP
7 1 (0.45%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.45%) EMC
7 1 (0.45%) Huawei
7 1 (0.45%) Nokia
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Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
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Salary: £38000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Somerset
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Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cirencester
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum + excllenent benefits package
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Taunton
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus,
Posted: 16 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
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Salary: £30000 - £34157 per annum
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