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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 200 155 158
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 44 55 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.71% 1.09% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.14% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 31 49 51
Average salary £37,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,300 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,250 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -4.10%
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
5876 4822 5549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.17% 95.20% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4915 4175 4917
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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 -12 18 £38,000 +1.33% 3
Gloucestershire 0 8 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Wiltshire -14 8 £38,750 +25.00% 1
Dorset -4 7 £32,500 -
Somerset -18 3 £52,500 +10.52%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 66 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (37.17%) Java
3 37 (32.74%) Selenium
4 35 (30.97%) Scrum
4 35 (30.97%) Test Automation
5 34 (30.09%) QA
6 27 (23.89%) JUnit
7 26 (23.01%) SQL
8 24 (21.24%) Degree
8 24 (21.24%) Validation
9 23 (20.35%) Windows
9 23 (20.35%) Software Testing
10 21 (18.58%) Software Engineering
11 19 (16.81%) XML
12 18 (15.93%) JBehave
13 17 (15.04%) JSON
14 16 (14.16%) Linux
15 15 (13.27%) ISEB
15 15 (13.27%) Open Source
16 14 (12.39%) Telecoms
17 13 (11.50%) Spring
17 13 (11.50%) jMock
17 13 (11.50%) Manual Testing
17 13 (11.50%) RESTful
17 13 (11.50%) User Stories
18 12 (10.62%) Agile Testing
18 12 (10.62%) Test Strategy
19 11 (9.73%) Automation Testing
19 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (9.73%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 10 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) PaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) SS7
1 6 (5.31%) SIGTRAN
1 6 (5.31%) 4G
2 3 (2.65%) LTE
3 2 (1.77%) Firewall
3 2 (1.77%) WCDMA
3 2 (1.77%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) RIP
4 1 (0.88%) VPN
4 1 (0.88%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.88%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) RDBMS
1 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (32.74%) Selenium
2 27 (23.89%) JUnit
3 18 (15.93%) JBehave
4 13 (11.50%) jMock
5 11 (9.73%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.96%) WebDriver
7 7 (6.19%) Visual Studio
8 6 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.31%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.42%) Hudson
9 5 (4.42%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (3.54%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.54%) JIRA
10 4 (3.54%) Bugzilla
10 4 (3.54%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.65%) MbUnit
11 3 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (1.77%) Maven
13 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (12.39%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.85%) Finance
3 3 (2.65%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.65%) Military
3 3 (2.65%) Avionics
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) XML
2 17 (15.04%) JSON
3 13 (11.50%) Spring
3 13 (11.50%) RESTful
4 7 (6.19%) .NET
4 7 (6.19%) SOAP
4 7 (6.19%) Web Services
5 6 (5.31%) Java EE
6 4 (3.54%) WCF
6 4 (3.54%) REST
7 3 (2.65%) J2EE
8 1 (0.88%) jQuery
8 1 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Open Source
2 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Xbox
5 1 (0.88%) RIA
5 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.88%) Verilog
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.35%) Windows
2 16 (14.16%) Linux
3 7 (6.19%) UNIX
4 6 (5.31%) Solaris
5 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.77%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.97%) Scrum
2 35 (30.97%) Test Automation
3 24 (21.24%) Validation
4 23 (20.35%) Software Testing
5 21 (18.58%) Software Engineering
6 13 (11.50%) Manual Testing
6 13 (11.50%) User Stories
7 12 (10.62%) Agile Testing
7 12 (10.62%) Test Strategy
8 11 (9.73%) Automation Testing
8 11 (9.73%) Test Scripting
9 9 (7.96%) BDD
10 8 (7.08%) Black-Box Testing
11 7 (6.19%) V-Model
11 7 (6.19%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.19%) Test Management
11 7 (6.19%) OO
12 6 (5.31%) Business Analysis
12 6 (5.31%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.17%) Java
2 26 (23.01%) SQL
3 11 (9.73%) C#
4 9 (7.96%) Perl
5 8 (7.08%) VBScript
5 8 (7.08%) C++
6 6 (5.31%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.31%) Erlang
7 4 (3.54%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.54%) Ruby
7 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.65%) Python
8 3 (2.65%) C
9 2 (1.77%) VB
9 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.88%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 24 (21.24%) Degree
2 15 (13.27%) ISEB
3 7 (6.19%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.42%) Sun Certification
5 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.88%) CSQA
7 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.88%) HNC
7 1 (0.88%) HND
7 1 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (30.09%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) DO-160
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle
2 5 (4.42%) Cisco
3 2 (1.77%) Remedy
3 2 (1.77%) Agilent
4 1 (0.88%) Facebook
4 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.88%) VMware
4 1 (0.88%) Google
4 1 (0.88%) HP
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