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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 180 182 157
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 71 47 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.19% 0.77% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.81% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 50 39 56
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £32,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £52,500 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
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
5751 5796 4821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.17% 95.27% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4841 4792 4152
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,916 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -15 23 £45,000 +5.88%
Gloucestershire -11 15 £35,750 +2.14% 3
Somerset +13 14 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Dorset +3 6 £32,500 -
Wiltshire -3 4 £45,000 +16.12%
Cornwall - 4 £55,500 -
Devon - 3 £35,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 60 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 59 (52.68%) QA
3 58 (51.79%) Java
4 54 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (30.36%) Selenium
6 33 (29.46%) Degree
6 33 (29.46%) Open Source
7 31 (27.68%) Test Scripting
8 26 (23.21%) Software Engineering
9 24 (21.43%) Product Management
10 23 (20.54%) Python
11 22 (19.64%) ISEB
11 22 (19.64%) SQL
12 20 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (17.86%) Software Testing
12 20 (17.86%) Google
12 20 (17.86%) Facebook
13 19 (16.96%) Finance
13 19 (16.96%) C++
14 18 (16.07%) Performance Testing
15 17 (15.18%) Scrum
16 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 16 (14.29%) Cucumber
17 14 (12.50%) C
17 14 (12.50%) Perl
17 14 (12.50%) Validation
18 13 (11.61%) Automated Testing
18 13 (11.61%) Ruby
18 13 (11.61%) C#
18 13 (11.61%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Office
1 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Temenos T24
1 5 (4.46%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.68%) Wireless
2 3 (2.68%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (4.46%) OLTP
2 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.89%) MySQL
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (30.36%) Selenium
2 16 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 12 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 9 (8.04%) JUnit
5 8 (7.14%) TestDirector
6 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.36%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.36%) MbUnit
7 5 (4.46%) Maven
8 3 (2.68%) Calabash
8 3 (2.68%) Mockito
8 3 (2.68%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (2.68%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.68%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.79%) JMeter
9 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.79%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.79%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.79%) Appium
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Military
3 6 (5.36%) Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.57%) Electronics
6 3 (2.68%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.79%) Back Office
7 2 (1.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.89%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) Web Services
1 8 (7.14%) XML
2 7 (6.25%) Middleware
3 6 (5.36%) .NET
3 6 (5.36%) Java EE
4 5 (4.46%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.46%) HTML
5 4 (3.57%) SOAP
5 4 (3.57%) Twisted
6 3 (2.68%) REST
7 2 (1.79%) RESTful
7 2 (1.79%) J2EE
7 2 (1.79%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.93%) User Experience
3 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.14%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.46%) Statistics
4 5 (4.46%) Xbox
5 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.68%) GIS
7 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.79%) Clustering
8 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.71%) Linux
2 7 (6.25%) Windows
3 6 (5.36%) UNIX
4 5 (4.46%) Solaris
5 2 (1.79%) Android
5 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 54 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (29.46%) Open Source
4 31 (27.68%) Test Scripting
5 26 (23.21%) Software Engineering
6 24 (21.43%) Product Management
7 20 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (17.86%) Software Testing
8 18 (16.07%) Performance Testing
9 17 (15.18%) Scrum
10 14 (12.50%) Validation
11 13 (11.61%) Automated Testing
11 13 (11.61%) Test Planning
12 12 (10.71%) Identity Management
13 11 (9.82%) TDD
13 11 (9.82%) SDLC
14 9 (8.04%) DevOps
14 9 (8.04%) BDD
14 9 (8.04%) Test Management
15 8 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 58 (51.79%) Java
2 23 (20.54%) Python
3 22 (19.64%) SQL
4 19 (16.96%) C++
5 14 (12.50%) Perl
5 14 (12.50%) C
6 13 (11.61%) C#
6 13 (11.61%) Ruby
7 8 (7.14%) Erlang
8 6 (5.36%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.36%) VB
9 4 (3.57%) Tcl
9 4 (3.57%) Groovy
10 3 (2.68%) VBScript
11 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.89%) PHP
12 1 (0.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 33 (29.46%) Degree
2 22 (19.64%) ISEB
3 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (9.82%) ISTQB
4 11 (9.82%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.57%) HND
7 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.89%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (52.68%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (4.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (3.57%) Docker
3 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (17.86%) Google
1 20 (17.86%) Facebook
2 12 (10.71%) Oracle
2 12 (10.71%) ForgeRock
3 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.25%) HP
5 5 (4.46%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.79%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.89%) EMC
7 1 (0.89%) VMware
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