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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 173 177 195
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 74 72 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.33% 1.22% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.26% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 57 52 41
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
5369 5725 5979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.74% 97.10% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4535 4825 4922
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +25 43 £42,000 +21.73% 8
Wiltshire +31 20 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Dorset +6 5 £28,500 -5.00% 1
Bristol -6 4 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Devon 0 1 £27,500 -21.42%
Somerset -20 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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.

1 121 (67.22%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (48.89%) Python
2 88 (48.89%) Software Engineering
3 83 (46.11%) Security Cleared
4 72 (40.00%) Java
5 66 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
6 62 (34.44%) DV Cleared
7 59 (32.78%) C++
8 54 (30.00%) Perl
9 53 (29.44%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (25.56%) Selenium
10 46 (25.56%) Degree
10 46 (25.56%) Linux
11 45 (25.00%) Cucumber
12 42 (23.33%) Test Automation
13 41 (22.78%) Automated Testing
14 40 (22.22%) Telecoms
14 40 (22.22%) SDLC
15 39 (21.67%) Scrum
15 39 (21.67%) Windows
16 37 (20.56%) Software Testing
17 35 (19.44%) C
17 35 (19.44%) SQL
18 34 (18.89%) Android
19 32 (17.78%) Validation
19 32 (17.78%) DevOps
20 31 (17.22%) J2EE
21 30 (16.67%) Regression Testing
21 30 (16.67%) Manual Testing
21 30 (16.67%) Waterfall

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 9 (5.00%) Confluence
2 8 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.11%) Apache
4 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Mingle
2 3 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.33%) SSL
2 8 (4.44%) HTTP
2 8 (4.44%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.89%) LTE
4 5 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (2.78%) SSH
5 3 (1.67%) GPRS
5 3 (1.67%) GSM
5 3 (1.67%) SAN
5 3 (1.67%) UMTS
5 3 (1.67%) WCDMA
6 2 (1.11%) 2G
6 2 (1.11%) 3G
6 2 (1.11%) 4G
6 2 (1.11%) Internet
6 2 (1.11%) SMS
6 2 (1.11%) VoLTE
6 2 (1.11%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.56%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.33%) Big Data
3 7 (3.89%) MySQL
4 3 (1.67%) Apache Accumulo
4 3 (1.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 46 (25.56%) Selenium
2 45 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 23 (12.78%) JIRA
4 19 (10.56%) JUnit
5 17 (9.44%) Jenkins
6 14 (7.78%) JBehave
7 13 (7.22%) JMeter
7 13 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (6.11%) Git (software)
9 10 (5.56%) Maven
10 8 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (4.44%) WebDriver
11 5 (2.78%) TestNG
11 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.78%) Zephyr
12 4 (2.22%) SpecFlow
12 4 (2.22%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.67%) Jasmine
13 3 (1.67%) Subversion
13 3 (1.67%) WATIR
General
1 40 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 21 (11.67%) Finance
2 21 (11.67%) Games
3 15 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.67%) Electronics
5 10 (5.56%) Marketing
6 4 (2.22%) Banking
7 2 (1.11%) Advertising
7 2 (1.11%) Billing
7 2 (1.11%) Military
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.22%) J2EE
2 29 (16.11%) XML
3 17 (9.44%) HTML
4 11 (6.11%) Hibernate
4 11 (6.11%) Spring
5 9 (5.00%) Java EE
5 9 (5.00%) SOAP
6 8 (4.44%) EJB
6 8 (4.44%) STL
7 7 (3.89%) .NET
7 7 (3.89%) CSS
8 6 (3.33%) Gherkin
8 6 (3.33%) REST
9 5 (2.78%) Web Services
10 2 (1.11%) Middleware
10 2 (1.11%) RESTful
11 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.56%) HTML5
11 1 (0.56%) Sass
11 1 (0.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.44%) iPhone
3 8 (4.44%) Visualisation
4 7 (3.89%) Cybercrime
4 7 (3.89%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.33%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.11%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.56%) Blog
9 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 46 (25.56%) Linux
2 39 (21.67%) Windows
3 34 (18.89%) Android
4 29 (16.11%) Unix
5 19 (10.56%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (67.22%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (48.89%) Software Engineering
3 66 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (29.44%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (23.33%) Test Automation
6 41 (22.78%) Automated Testing
7 40 (22.22%) SDLC
8 39 (21.67%) Scrum
9 37 (20.56%) Software Testing
10 32 (17.78%) DevOps
10 32 (17.78%) Validation
11 30 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 30 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 30 (16.67%) Waterfall
12 29 (16.11%) System Testing
13 28 (15.56%) Test Scripting
14 27 (15.00%) Automation Testing
14 27 (15.00%) V-Model
15 25 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 88 (48.89%) Python
2 72 (40.00%) Java
3 59 (32.78%) C++
4 54 (30.00%) Perl
5 35 (19.44%) C
5 35 (19.44%) SQL
6 25 (13.89%) C#
7 24 (13.33%) VB
8 23 (12.78%) JavaScript
9 20 (11.11%) Bash Shell
10 19 (10.56%) Ruby
11 16 (8.89%) Objective-C
12 7 (3.89%) PHP
13 6 (3.33%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.11%) Go
14 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.56%) Ada
15 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 83 (46.11%) Security Cleared
2 62 (34.44%) DV Cleared
3 46 (25.56%) Degree
4 26 (14.44%) SC Cleared
5 24 (13.33%) ISTQB
6 23 (12.78%) ISEB
7 8 (4.44%) CCNA
7 8 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.44%) CISSP
7 8 (4.44%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (4.44%) GIAC
7 8 (4.44%) Linux+ Certification
7 8 (4.44%) MCSE
7 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (4.44%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (4.44%) PhD
7 8 (4.44%) SANS
7 8 (4.44%) Security+ Certification
7 8 (4.44%) SSCP
8 4 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.11%) QA
2 5 (2.78%) SDET
3 2 (1.11%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.56%) DO-160
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 6 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (7.22%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.67%) Puppet
3 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (13.89%) HP
1 25 (13.89%) Oracle
2 14 (7.78%) Atlassian
3 10 (5.56%) SAP
4 8 (4.44%) Cisco
5 7 (3.89%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.33%) VMware
7 4 (2.22%) Huawei
7 4 (2.22%) Rally
8 3 (1.67%) Nokia
9 2 (1.11%) EMC
9 2 (1.11%) IBM
10 1 (0.56%) Facebook
10 1 (0.56%) Google
10 1 (0.56%) Nokia Networks
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Westbury, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Flexible + bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucester
aap3
Salary: £30000 - £46000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago