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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 190 150 157
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 43 74 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 1.25% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.30% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 32 58 57
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £27,500 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +10.44%
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
5460 5673 5015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.81% 95.63% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4601 4723 4418
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,657
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -23 20 £45,000 +9.09% 6
Gloucestershire -8 10 £28,500 -18.57%
Dorset -2 7 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Wiltshire +1 4 £34,000 +3.81%
Somerset +10 1 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Cornwall -8 1 £35,000 - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 57 (57.58%) QA
2 54 (54.55%) Java
3 52 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (43.43%) Test Automation
5 33 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 32 (32.32%) Degree
7 27 (27.27%) Open Source
8 25 (25.25%) Product Management
9 24 (24.24%) Finance
9 24 (24.24%) Test Planning
10 23 (23.23%) ForgeRock
10 23 (23.23%) Identity Management
10 23 (23.23%) Selenium
10 23 (23.23%) Software Testing
11 22 (22.22%) Google
11 22 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 22 (22.22%) Facebook
12 21 (21.21%) Validation
12 21 (21.21%) SQL
13 19 (19.19%) C++
14 17 (17.17%) C#
15 16 (16.16%) Perl
15 16 (16.16%) Windows
15 16 (16.16%) ISEB
15 16 (16.16%) Scrum
15 16 (16.16%) Xbox
16 15 (15.15%) Python
17 14 (14.14%) Microsoft
17 14 (14.14%) Waterfall
18 13 (13.13%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Temenos T24
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.01%) NAS
2 1 (1.01%) VPN
2 1 (1.01%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) OLTP
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.02%) MySQL
3 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (23.23%) Selenium
2 10 (10.10%) WebDriver
3 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (7.07%) MbUnit
3 7 (7.07%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.03%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.03%) JBehave
4 3 (3.03%) Calabash
4 3 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (3.03%) JUnit
5 2 (2.02%) JMeter
5 2 (2.02%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.02%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.02%) eggPlant
5 2 (2.02%) Appium
6 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (24.24%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Military
3 5 (5.05%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.04%) Marketing
5 3 (3.03%) Electronics
6 2 (2.02%) Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Legal
6 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.01%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) .NET
2 6 (6.06%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.05%) Web Services
4 4 (4.04%) SOAP
4 4 (4.04%) REST
5 3 (3.03%) RESTful
5 3 (3.03%) XML
6 2 (2.02%) Middleware
7 1 (1.01%) CSS
7 1 (1.01%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) Xbox
2 12 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.03%) Statistics
5 2 (2.02%) User Experience
5 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.01%) PKI
6 1 (1.01%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.16%) Windows
2 11 (11.11%) Linux
3 8 (8.08%) UNIX
4 2 (2.02%) Solaris
5 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.01%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.43%) Test Automation
3 33 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 27 (27.27%) Open Source
5 25 (25.25%) Product Management
6 24 (24.24%) Test Planning
7 23 (23.23%) Identity Management
7 23 (23.23%) Software Testing
8 22 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 21 (21.21%) Validation
10 16 (16.16%) Scrum
11 14 (14.14%) Waterfall
12 13 (13.13%) Test Management
12 13 (13.13%) V-Model
13 11 (11.11%) OO
13 11 (11.11%) Test Strategy
13 11 (11.11%) DevOps
14 10 (10.10%) SDLC
14 10 (10.10%) Information Security
14 10 (10.10%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (54.55%) Java
2 21 (21.21%) SQL
3 19 (19.19%) C++
4 17 (17.17%) C#
5 16 (16.16%) Perl
6 15 (15.15%) Python
7 12 (12.12%) C
8 6 (6.06%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.06%) VBScript
8 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.04%) Ruby
10 1 (1.01%) Erlang
10 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (32.32%) Degree
2 16 (16.16%) ISEB
3 12 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.04%) HND
6 3 (3.03%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.02%) HNC
7 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (57.58%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (23.23%) ForgeRock
2 22 (22.22%) Google
2 22 (22.22%) Facebook
3 14 (14.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.08%) Oracle
5 2 (2.02%) Green Hat
5 2 (2.02%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.01%) SAP
6 1 (1.01%) HP
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