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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 175 148 183
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 52 63 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 1.22% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.28% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 44 60 31
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,850 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £45,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
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
5900 4912 5429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.16% 94.92% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4875 4224 4806
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -6 21 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Gloucestershire -2 11 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Dorset -5 9 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Somerset -21 6 £50,000 +16.95% 1
Wiltshire -8 5 £38,750 +29.16%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 47 (38.21%) Java
2 40 (32.52%) Test Automation
3 39 (31.71%) QA
3 39 (31.71%) Selenium
4 36 (29.27%) Scrum
5 34 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (23.58%) JUnit
7 27 (21.95%) SQL
7 27 (21.95%) Software Engineering
7 27 (21.95%) Degree
8 25 (20.33%) Software Testing
8 25 (20.33%) Windows
9 21 (17.07%) XML
9 21 (17.07%) Validation
10 20 (16.26%) Linux
11 19 (15.45%) JBehave
11 19 (15.45%) Test Scripting
11 19 (15.45%) Manual Testing
12 17 (13.82%) JSON
12 17 (13.82%) C#
12 17 (13.82%) Open Source
13 14 (11.38%) User Stories
13 14 (11.38%) Perl
13 14 (11.38%) Telecoms
14 13 (10.57%) ISEB
14 13 (10.57%) jMock
14 13 (10.57%) Spring
14 13 (10.57%) Automation Testing
14 13 (10.57%) Cucumber
14 13 (10.57%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) SIGTRAN
1 6 (4.88%) SS7
1 6 (4.88%) 4G
2 3 (2.44%) LTE
2 3 (2.44%) WCDMA
3 2 (1.63%) UMTS
3 2 (1.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) Firewall
4 1 (0.81%) RIP
4 1 (0.81%) GPRS
4 1 (0.81%) GSM
4 1 (0.81%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) RDBMS
1 6 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (31.71%) Selenium
2 29 (23.58%) JUnit
3 19 (15.45%) JBehave
4 13 (10.57%) jMock
4 13 (10.57%) Cucumber
5 10 (8.13%) WebDriver
6 9 (7.32%) Visual Studio
7 7 (5.69%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.07%) Hudson
9 5 (4.07%) JIRA
10 4 (3.25%) Bugzilla
10 4 (3.25%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.25%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.25%) MbUnit
11 3 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (2.44%) Maven
12 2 (1.63%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (1.63%) JMeter
13 1 (0.81%) QUnit
General
1 14 (11.38%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.50%) Finance
3 3 (2.44%) Avionics
3 3 (2.44%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.44%) Military
4 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.81%) Electronics
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.07%) XML
2 17 (13.82%) JSON
3 13 (10.57%) Spring
3 13 (10.57%) RESTful
4 10 (8.13%) .NET
5 8 (6.50%) SOAP
5 8 (6.50%) Web Services
6 6 (4.88%) Java EE
7 4 (3.25%) WCF
7 4 (3.25%) J2EE
7 4 (3.25%) Middleware
7 4 (3.25%) REST
8 1 (0.81%) HTML
8 1 (0.81%) jQuery
8 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Open Source
2 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.63%) Xbox
3 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.81%) Verilog
4 1 (0.81%) RIA
4 1 (0.81%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.33%) Windows
2 20 (16.26%) Linux
3 10 (8.13%) UNIX
4 6 (4.88%) Solaris
5 2 (1.63%) Android
5 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.52%) Test Automation
2 36 (29.27%) Scrum
3 34 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (21.95%) Software Engineering
5 25 (20.33%) Software Testing
6 21 (17.07%) Validation
7 19 (15.45%) Test Scripting
7 19 (15.45%) Manual Testing
8 14 (11.38%) User Stories
9 13 (10.57%) Automation Testing
10 12 (9.76%) Agile Testing
11 11 (8.94%) Automated Testing
12 10 (8.13%) OO
12 10 (8.13%) BDD
13 9 (7.32%) Test Strategy
13 9 (7.32%) Black-Box Testing
14 8 (6.50%) Regression Testing
15 7 (5.69%) System Testing
16 6 (4.88%) Business Analysis
16 6 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (38.21%) Java
2 27 (21.95%) SQL
3 17 (13.82%) C#
4 14 (11.38%) Perl
5 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.50%) C++
6 7 (5.69%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.88%) Erlang
8 5 (4.07%) VBScript
8 5 (4.07%) C
8 5 (4.07%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.07%) Ruby
9 4 (3.25%) Python
10 3 (2.44%) VB
11 2 (1.63%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.81%) C-shell
12 1 (0.81%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.81%) Delphi
12 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (21.95%) Degree
2 13 (10.57%) ISEB
3 7 (5.69%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.88%) Sun Certification
5 4 (3.25%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) HNC
7 1 (0.81%) HND
7 1 (0.81%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (31.71%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) DO-160
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.07%) Cisco
2 5 (4.07%) Oracle
3 2 (1.63%) Agilent
3 2 (1.63%) Google
3 2 (1.63%) Facebook
3 2 (1.63%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.81%) Remedy
4 1 (0.81%) HP
4 1 (0.81%) VMware
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