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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 130 186 170
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 134 58 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.37% 0.94% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 0.96% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 103 39 51
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average 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
5473 6027 5644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.76% 97.41% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4590 4942 4723
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £55,648
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 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
(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
Gloucestershire +48 59 £47,500 +66.66% 8
Bristol +3 40 £33,000 -22.35% 1
Dorset +16 11 £28,250 -24.66%
Wiltshire +3 11 £40,000 +90.47% 1
Somerset +1 6 £37,500 +70.45% 2
Devon - 4 £36,000 -
Cornwall - 1 £39,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 144 (61.02%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (43.22%) Java
3 91 (38.56%) Software Engineering
3 91 (38.56%) Test Automation
4 77 (32.63%) Selenium
5 74 (31.36%) QA
6 69 (29.24%) Scrum
7 68 (28.81%) Python
8 65 (27.54%) Degree
9 62 (26.27%) Security Cleared
10 59 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 55 (23.31%) Windows
12 50 (21.19%) Automation Testing
13 49 (20.76%) Cucumber
14 48 (20.34%) Functional Testing
14 48 (20.34%) Software Testing
14 48 (20.34%) Unix
15 47 (19.92%) Oracle
16 45 (19.07%) System Testing
16 45 (19.07%) Cybersecurity
17 44 (18.64%) C++
18 43 (18.22%) Finance
19 42 (17.80%) Regression Testing
19 42 (17.80%) SQL Server
20 40 (16.95%) Linux
21 38 (16.10%) SDLC
22 37 (15.68%) OO
22 37 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
22 37 (15.68%) DV Cleared
23 36 (15.25%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 14 (5.93%) MQSeries
2 4 (1.69%) Apache
3 2 (0.85%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.85%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.85%) SAS
3 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Mingle
1 2 (0.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (5.93%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.54%) SaaS
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.81%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.97%) SAN
2 7 (2.97%) SSL
3 5 (2.12%) LTE
4 4 (1.69%) Internet
4 4 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (1.27%) GPRS
5 3 (1.27%) GSM
5 3 (1.27%) UMTS
5 3 (1.27%) WCDMA
6 2 (0.85%) SMS
6 2 (0.85%) SSH
6 2 (0.85%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.42%) 2G
7 1 (0.42%) 3G
7 1 (0.42%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.42%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.93%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.08%) Big Data
4 9 (3.81%) MySQL
5 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.12%) OLTP
7 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.85%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 77 (32.63%) Selenium
2 49 (20.76%) Cucumber
3 30 (12.71%) JUnit
4 26 (11.02%) JBehave
5 12 (5.08%) Jenkins
5 12 (5.08%) JMeter
6 10 (4.24%) JIRA
6 10 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (4.24%) WebDriver
7 8 (3.39%) Maven
8 7 (2.97%) Subversion
9 5 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.12%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.12%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.69%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.69%) TestDirector
11 3 (1.27%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.27%) TestNG
12 2 (0.85%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.85%) WATIR
General
1 59 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 43 (18.22%) Finance
3 32 (13.56%) Banking
4 9 (3.81%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.97%) Electronics
6 6 (2.54%) Marketing
7 5 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.12%) Games
8 2 (0.85%) Advertising
8 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.85%) Billing
8 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Military
9 1 (0.42%) Automotive
9 1 (0.42%) Avionics
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.25%) XML
2 24 (10.17%) J2EE
3 19 (8.05%) Middleware
4 9 (3.81%) HTML
5 7 (2.97%) .NET
6 6 (2.54%) CSS
7 5 (2.12%) SOAP
8 3 (1.27%) HTML5
8 3 (1.27%) REST
8 3 (1.27%) RESTful
9 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.85%) Flash
9 2 (0.85%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.85%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.85%) LAMP
9 2 (0.85%) Spring
9 2 (0.85%) Web Services
10 1 (0.42%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.42%) Java EE
10 1 (0.42%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.63%) Digital Media
3 14 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.51%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.97%) Cybercrime
6 7 (2.97%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.69%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Blog
9 1 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (23.31%) Windows
2 48 (20.34%) Unix
3 40 (16.95%) Linux
4 33 (13.98%) Android
5 26 (11.02%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.54%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (61.02%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (38.56%) Software Engineering
2 91 (38.56%) Test Automation
3 69 (29.24%) Scrum
4 50 (21.19%) Automation Testing
5 48 (20.34%) Functional Testing
5 48 (20.34%) Software Testing
6 45 (19.07%) Cybersecurity
6 45 (19.07%) System Testing
7 42 (17.80%) Regression Testing
8 38 (16.10%) SDLC
9 37 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (15.68%) OO
10 36 (15.25%) Test Scripting
11 34 (14.41%) Automated Testing
11 34 (14.41%) DevOps
11 34 (14.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (13.56%) Validation
13 29 (12.29%) Integration Testing
14 28 (11.86%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (43.22%) Java
2 68 (28.81%) Python
3 44 (18.64%) C++
4 36 (15.25%) Perl
5 30 (12.71%) SQL
6 19 (8.05%) Ruby
7 15 (6.36%) Bash Shell
7 15 (6.36%) VB
8 14 (5.93%) C
9 10 (4.24%) C#
10 8 (3.39%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.12%) XPath
12 2 (0.85%) Go
12 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.85%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.85%) R
13 1 (0.42%) Ada
13 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (27.54%) Degree
2 62 (26.27%) Security Cleared
3 37 (15.68%) DV Cleared
4 34 (14.41%) ISEB
5 25 (10.59%) ISTQB
6 14 (5.93%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (4.24%) PhD
9 5 (2.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (31.36%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) SDET
2 2 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Firmware
1 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (19.92%) Oracle
2 23 (9.75%) HP
3 19 (8.05%) IBM
4 14 (5.93%) Facebook
4 14 (5.93%) Google
4 14 (5.93%) Green Hat
4 14 (5.93%) webMethods
5 7 (2.97%) ForgeRock
5 7 (2.97%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.69%) SAP
7 3 (1.27%) Huawei
7 3 (1.27%) Nokia
7 3 (1.27%) Rally
8 2 (0.85%) Apple
8 2 (0.85%) Telerik
9 1 (0.42%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix
9 1 (0.42%) EMC
9 1 (0.42%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.42%) VMware
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