The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 163 165 127
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 62 55 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 1.02% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.06% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 45 52 81
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5532 5200 5378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.36% 96.64% 95.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4661 4586 4654
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Test Engineer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +21 45 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Dorset +4 6 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Somerset -8 4 £53,000 +63.07% 2
Gloucestershire +11 3 £38,000 +16.92% 4
Wiltshire -13 2 £32,750 -0.38% 2
Cornwall - 1 £35,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (44.95%) Selenium
2 44 (40.37%) SQL
3 41 (37.61%) Test Automation
4 38 (34.86%) Test Scripting
5 37 (33.94%) Software Testing
6 28 (25.69%) QA
7 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (23.85%) Software Engineering
8 26 (23.85%) Java
9 25 (22.94%) C#
10 22 (20.18%) Degree
11 20 (18.35%) Linux
12 18 (16.51%) WebDriver
13 17 (15.60%) Web Services
14 16 (14.68%) Automated Testing
14 16 (14.68%) Visual Studio
14 16 (14.68%) UNIX
15 15 (13.76%) SOAP
15 15 (13.76%) Validation
15 15 (13.76%) Scrum
16 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
16 14 (12.84%) Manual Testing
16 14 (12.84%) Telecoms
16 14 (12.84%) Finance
16 14 (12.84%) Windows
16 14 (12.84%) .NET
16 14 (12.84%) ISEB
17 13 (11.93%) JUnit
17 13 (11.93%) MbUnit
18 12 (11.01%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) SIGTRAN
1 6 (5.50%) SS7
1 6 (5.50%) 4G
2 5 (4.59%) GPRS
2 5 (4.59%) GSM
2 5 (4.59%) UMTS
2 5 (4.59%) WCDMA
3 4 (3.67%) LTE
4 2 (1.83%) SMS
5 1 (0.92%) Intranet
5 1 (0.92%) Internet
5 1 (0.92%) WAN
5 1 (0.92%) LAN
5 1 (0.92%) DHCP
5 1 (0.92%) RIP
5 1 (0.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.92%) MySQL
2 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (44.95%) Selenium
2 18 (16.51%) WebDriver
3 16 (14.68%) Visual Studio
4 13 (11.93%) JUnit
4 13 (11.93%) MbUnit
5 10 (9.17%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.34%) JBehave
7 5 (4.59%) TestNG
7 5 (4.59%) Maven
8 3 (2.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.75%) NUnit
9 2 (1.83%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.83%) jMock
9 2 (1.83%) MSTest
10 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.92%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.92%) JIRA
10 1 (0.92%) WATIR
10 1 (0.92%) JMeter
General
1 14 (12.84%) Telecoms
1 14 (12.84%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Electronics
3 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Games
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.60%) Web Services
2 15 (13.76%) SOAP
3 14 (12.84%) .NET
4 9 (8.26%) Middleware
5 6 (5.50%) XML
6 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.67%) Java EE
8 3 (2.75%) HTML
8 3 (2.75%) J2EE
9 2 (1.83%) REST
10 1 (0.92%) RESTful
10 1 (0.92%) JSON
10 1 (0.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.50%) Open Source
2 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.83%) NHS
3 2 (1.83%) Xbox
4 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.92%) FMCG
4 1 (0.92%) iPhone
4 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.92%) IPTV
4 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.92%) Clustering
4 1 (0.92%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.35%) Linux
2 16 (14.68%) UNIX
3 14 (12.84%) Windows
4 6 (5.50%) Solaris
5 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) Test Automation
2 38 (34.86%) Test Scripting
3 37 (33.94%) Software Testing
4 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (23.85%) Software Engineering
6 16 (14.68%) Automated Testing
7 15 (13.76%) Validation
7 15 (13.76%) Scrum
8 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
8 14 (12.84%) Manual Testing
9 10 (9.17%) Automation Testing
9 10 (9.17%) V-Model
10 9 (8.26%) System Testing
10 9 (8.26%) Regression Testing
10 9 (8.26%) OO
11 8 (7.34%) BDD
12 7 (6.42%) Unit Testing
12 7 (6.42%) User Stories
12 7 (6.42%) Stress Testing
13 5 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.37%) SQL
2 26 (23.85%) Java
3 25 (22.94%) C#
4 11 (10.09%) Perl
5 8 (7.34%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.50%) Erlang
6 6 (5.50%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.67%) C
7 4 (3.67%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.75%) Python
8 3 (2.75%) C++
9 2 (1.83%) Ruby
9 2 (1.83%) VB
9 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.92%) C-shell
10 1 (0.92%) Scala
10 1 (0.92%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.92%) Delphi
10 1 (0.92%) PHP
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (20.18%) Degree
2 14 (12.84%) ISEB
3 10 (9.17%) HND
4 5 (4.59%) Sun Certification
5 4 (3.67%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.92%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.92%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.69%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) GAMP
2 1 (0.92%) GMP
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle
3 2 (1.83%) Google
3 2 (1.83%) SAP
3 2 (1.83%) ForgeRock
3 2 (1.83%) Facebook
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