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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 140 188 185
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 121 55 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.11% 0.92% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 0.94% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 93 47 41
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
5562 5847 5292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.00% 97.45% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4656 4963 4496
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 +10 51 £42,500 - 8
Gloucestershire +24 28 £44,000 +17.33% 7
Dorset +27 25 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Wiltshire +2 8 £26,250 -34.37% 3
Somerset - 6 £26,500 - 1
Devon - 3 £50,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 109 (57.67%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (55.03%) Java
3 89 (47.09%) Test Automation
4 86 (45.50%) QA
5 66 (34.92%) Degree
6 58 (30.69%) Selenium
7 55 (29.10%) Scrum
8 53 (28.04%) Software Engineering
9 49 (25.93%) Functional Testing
10 45 (23.81%) Unix
11 44 (23.28%) Windows
12 41 (21.69%) Software Testing
13 40 (21.16%) Security Cleared
14 38 (20.11%) Open Source
15 35 (18.52%) Oracle
15 35 (18.52%) OO
16 34 (17.99%) Python
16 34 (17.99%) Telecoms
17 33 (17.46%) Finance
17 33 (17.46%) SQL Server
17 33 (17.46%) XML
18 31 (16.40%) Automation Testing
19 30 (15.87%) Product Management
20 29 (15.34%) Cucumber
20 29 (15.34%) Test Scripting
20 29 (15.34%) Regression Testing
21 28 (14.81%) JUnit
21 28 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
22 27 (14.29%) Banking
23 24 (12.70%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (7.41%) MQSeries
2 4 (2.12%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.59%) SAS
4 2 (1.06%) Apache
4 2 (1.06%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (7.41%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.12%) SaaS
2 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.70%) HTTP
3 5 (2.65%) Wireless
3 5 (2.65%) ZigBee
4 4 (2.12%) Internet
5 2 (1.06%) LTE
6 1 (0.53%) 2G
6 1 (0.53%) 3G
6 1 (0.53%) GPRS
6 1 (0.53%) GSM
6 1 (0.53%) LAN
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) SMS
6 1 (0.53%) UMTS
6 1 (0.53%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.99%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.65%) OLTP
5 4 (2.12%) Big Data
6 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.59%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.06%) MySQL
8 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 58 (30.69%) Selenium
2 29 (15.34%) Cucumber
3 28 (14.81%) JUnit
4 20 (10.58%) JBehave
5 6 (3.17%) JIRA
5 6 (3.17%) Subversion
5 6 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.65%) Maven
6 5 (2.65%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.12%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.12%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.12%) JMeter
7 4 (2.12%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.12%) TestDirector
8 3 (1.59%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.59%) TestComplete
8 3 (1.59%) TestNG
8 3 (1.59%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
General
1 34 (17.99%) Telecoms
2 33 (17.46%) Finance
3 27 (14.29%) Banking
4 13 (6.88%) Electronics
5 9 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.65%) Games
8 4 (2.12%) Marketing
9 3 (1.59%) Advertising
9 3 (1.59%) Back Office
10 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.53%) Billing
11 1 (0.53%) Legal
11 1 (0.53%) Military
11 1 (0.53%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.46%) XML
2 20 (10.58%) J2EE
3 15 (7.94%) Middleware
4 8 (4.23%) HTML
5 7 (3.70%) .NET
6 4 (2.12%) CSS
6 4 (2.12%) Web Services
7 3 (1.59%) Java EE
7 3 (1.59%) XML Messaging
8 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.06%) Flash
8 2 (1.06%) HTML5
8 2 (1.06%) LAMP
9 1 (0.53%) .NET Compact Framework
9 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.53%) REST
9 1 (0.53%) RESTful
9 1 (0.53%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.35%) Digital Media
3 9 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.17%) Xbox
7 4 (2.12%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.06%) User Experience
9 1 (0.53%) Clustering
9 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.53%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.81%) Unix
2 44 (23.28%) Windows
3 22 (11.64%) Linux
4 17 (8.99%) Android
5 16 (8.47%) Apple iOS
6 10 (5.29%) Windows Server
6 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.53%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (57.67%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (47.09%) Test Automation
3 55 (29.10%) Scrum
4 53 (28.04%) Software Engineering
5 49 (25.93%) Functional Testing
6 41 (21.69%) Software Testing
7 38 (20.11%) Open Source
8 35 (18.52%) OO
9 31 (16.40%) Automation Testing
10 30 (15.87%) Product Management
11 29 (15.34%) Regression Testing
11 29 (15.34%) Test Scripting
12 28 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
13 24 (12.70%) System Testing
14 21 (11.11%) Configuration Management
15 20 (10.58%) QA Automation
15 20 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (9.52%) DevOps
17 17 (8.99%) Performance Testing
17 17 (8.99%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (55.03%) Java
2 34 (17.99%) Python
3 21 (11.11%) C++
4 17 (8.99%) SQL
5 15 (7.94%) C
6 14 (7.41%) Perl
7 13 (6.88%) C#
8 11 (5.82%) VB
9 9 (4.76%) Ruby
10 7 (3.70%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.70%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.65%) XPath
12 3 (1.59%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.59%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.59%) R
13 2 (1.06%) Erlang
14 1 (0.53%) Groovy
14 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 66 (34.92%) Degree
2 40 (21.16%) Security Cleared
3 22 (11.64%) ISEB
4 20 (10.58%) DV Cleared
4 20 (10.58%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.88%) ISTQB
5 13 (6.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (3.70%) PhD
7 5 (2.65%) HND
7 5 (2.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (45.50%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) JTAG
3 1 (0.53%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (2.12%) Firmware
2 1 (0.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) Ansible
2 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (18.52%) Oracle
2 22 (11.64%) HP
3 21 (11.11%) Facebook
3 21 (11.11%) Google
4 14 (7.41%) Green Hat
4 14 (7.41%) IBM
4 14 (7.41%) webMethods
5 10 (5.29%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.23%) ForgeRock
7 4 (2.12%) VMware
8 3 (1.59%) Apple
8 3 (1.59%) SAP
9 2 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.53%) Citrix
10 1 (0.53%) EMC
10 1 (0.53%) Telerik
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