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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 143 178 218
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 94 75 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.82% 1.30% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.34% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 81 66 27
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
5028 5584 6295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.14% 96.89% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4229 4737 5233
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +15 38 £40,000 +3.89% 8
Wiltshire +39 21 £30,000 +9.09% 3
Devon -12 12 £28,591 -12.02%
Bristol -16 11 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Somerset +7 8 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Cornwall - 3 £40,000 -
Dorset +9 1 £28,500 -28.30% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 120 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (50.86%) Python
3 81 (46.29%) Security Cleared
4 76 (43.43%) Java
5 68 (38.86%) DV Cleared
6 55 (31.43%) C++
7 53 (30.29%) C
7 53 (30.29%) Software Engineering
8 51 (29.14%) Linux
9 50 (28.57%) Perl
10 49 (28.00%) Degree
11 45 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
12 43 (24.57%) Software Testing
12 43 (24.57%) Selenium
13 39 (22.29%) C#
14 35 (20.00%) Test Scripting
14 35 (20.00%) Test Automation
15 33 (18.86%) JavaScript
16 32 (18.29%) Cucumber
16 32 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (17.71%) TDD
18 30 (17.14%) SQL
18 30 (17.14%) HP
18 30 (17.14%) ISTQB
19 29 (16.57%) Windows
20 28 (16.00%) QA
20 28 (16.00%) DevOps
20 28 (16.00%) SDLC
21 27 (15.43%) BDD
21 27 (15.43%) Unix

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 17 (9.71%) Confluence
2 8 (4.57%) GlassFish
3 6 (3.43%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.29%) GitHub
1 4 (2.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.57%) SSL
2 7 (4.00%) HTTP
3 6 (3.43%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.71%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.71%) Internet
4 3 (1.71%) RS-232
5 1 (0.57%) 2G
5 1 (0.57%) 3G
5 1 (0.57%) 4G
5 1 (0.57%) LTE
5 1 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.57%) SSH
5 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.57%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) Big Data
2 7 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (24.57%) Selenium
2 32 (18.29%) Cucumber
3 26 (14.86%) JIRA
4 22 (12.57%) Git (software)
5 17 (9.71%) JMeter
6 13 (7.43%) JUnit
6 13 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (6.29%) SpecFlow
8 8 (4.57%) Eclipse
8 8 (4.57%) Subversion
9 4 (2.29%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.71%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.71%) Protractor
10 3 (1.71%) Spock
10 3 (1.71%) TestNG
10 3 (1.71%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.14%) JBehave
11 2 (1.14%) WATIR
General
1 19 (10.86%) Games
1 19 (10.86%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.86%) Electronics
2 12 (6.86%) Finance
3 7 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.86%) Banking
5 4 (2.29%) Marketing
6 3 (1.71%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (1.14%) Automotive
7 2 (1.14%) Back Office
7 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.14%) J2EE
1 23 (13.14%) XML
2 16 (9.14%) HTML
3 13 (7.43%) SOAP
4 12 (6.86%) Java EE
4 12 (6.86%) STL
5 8 (4.57%) .NET
5 8 (4.57%) Hibernate
5 8 (4.57%) RESTful
5 8 (4.57%) Spring
6 7 (4.00%) Gherkin
7 6 (3.43%) CSS
7 6 (3.43%) EJB
8 3 (1.71%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.71%) HTML5
9 2 (1.14%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.57%) REST
10 1 (0.57%) Sass
10 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 24 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.43%) iPhone
3 6 (3.43%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.29%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.71%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.71%) Physics
7 2 (1.14%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.14%) Fintech
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 51 (29.14%) Linux
2 29 (16.57%) Windows
3 27 (15.43%) Unix
4 26 (14.86%) Android
5 18 (10.29%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.43%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (30.29%) Software Engineering
3 45 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (24.57%) Software Testing
5 35 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 35 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 32 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (17.71%) TDD
8 28 (16.00%) DevOps
8 28 (16.00%) SDLC
9 27 (15.43%) BDD
10 26 (14.86%) User Stories
10 26 (14.86%) Waterfall
11 24 (13.71%) Scrum
11 24 (13.71%) Test Planning
12 22 (12.57%) Automation Testing
12 22 (12.57%) Validation
13 20 (11.43%) V-Model
14 19 (10.86%) ITIL
14 19 (10.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 89 (50.86%) Python
2 76 (43.43%) Java
3 55 (31.43%) C++
4 53 (30.29%) C
5 50 (28.57%) Perl
6 39 (22.29%) C#
7 33 (18.86%) JavaScript
8 30 (17.14%) SQL
9 27 (15.43%) VB
10 26 (14.86%) Bash Shell
11 19 (10.86%) PHP
12 18 (10.29%) Objective-C
13 17 (9.71%) PowerShell
14 7 (4.00%) Ruby
15 3 (1.71%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.71%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.71%) VC++
16 2 (1.14%) Ada
16 2 (1.14%) Clojure
17 1 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 81 (46.29%) Security Cleared
2 68 (38.86%) DV Cleared
3 49 (28.00%) Degree
4 30 (17.14%) ISTQB
5 24 (13.71%) ISEB
6 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
7 12 (6.86%) CCNA
7 12 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (6.86%) CISSP
7 12 (6.86%) CompTIA Security+
7 12 (6.86%) GIAC
7 12 (6.86%) Linux+ Certification
7 12 (6.86%) MCSE
7 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (6.86%) Network+ Certification
7 12 (6.86%) SANS
7 12 (6.86%) Security+ Certification
7 12 (6.86%) SSCP
8 9 (5.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (3.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.00%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) ISO 14001
2 4 (2.29%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.14%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.57%) DO-160
System Software
1 14 (8.00%) Hyper-V
1 14 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (6.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (17.14%) HP
2 24 (13.71%) Atlassian
3 14 (8.00%) VMware
4 10 (5.71%) Oracle
5 6 (3.43%) Cisco
6 5 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.29%) SAP
8 2 (1.14%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.57%) EMC
9 1 (0.57%) Huawei
9 1 (0.57%) Nokia
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Salary: 25,000 - 28,000
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