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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 133 153 202
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 102 92 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 1.68% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.73% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 87 78 40
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%

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
4820 5325 5868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.63% 97.26% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4024 4551 4970
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +12 43 £40,000 -9.09% 7
Bristol -20 17 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Wiltshire +34 16 £28,750 +25.00% 2
Somerset +10 11 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Devon +2 7 £22,500 -55.00%
Cornwall - 6 £40,000 -
Dorset +2 2 £24,500 -45.55% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 134 (67.34%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (50.25%) Python
3 93 (46.73%) Java
4 89 (44.72%) Security Cleared
5 75 (37.69%) DV Cleared
6 64 (32.16%) C++
7 62 (31.16%) Linux
8 58 (29.15%) Selenium
9 57 (28.64%) Degree
10 55 (27.64%) Perl
11 52 (26.13%) C
12 50 (25.13%) Software Engineering
12 50 (25.13%) Cybersecurity
13 47 (23.62%) Test Scripting
14 46 (23.12%) Test Automation
15 43 (21.61%) Cucumber
16 42 (21.11%) ISTQB
16 42 (21.11%) C#
17 41 (20.60%) TDD
18 40 (20.10%) Software Testing
19 38 (19.10%) HP
20 37 (18.59%) BDD
21 35 (17.59%) ISEB
22 32 (16.08%) Windows
22 32 (16.08%) JIRA
23 30 (15.08%) VB
23 30 (15.08%) Unix
24 28 (14.07%) JavaScript
24 28 (14.07%) JMeter
24 28 (14.07%) Computer Science

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 19 (9.55%) Confluence
2 10 (5.03%) GlassFish
3 3 (1.51%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Mingle
1 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.01%) GitHub
2 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.52%) Internet
2 5 (2.51%) SSL
3 4 (2.01%) HTTP
4 3 (1.51%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.51%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.51%) RS-232
4 3 (1.51%) SSH
5 2 (1.01%) FTP
5 2 (1.01%) LTE
6 1 (0.50%) 2G
6 1 (0.50%) 3G
6 1 (0.50%) 4G
6 1 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.50%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.03%) Big Data
2 5 (2.51%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.51%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.01%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.01%) MySQL
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (29.15%) Selenium
2 43 (21.61%) Cucumber
3 32 (16.08%) JIRA
4 28 (14.07%) JMeter
5 27 (13.57%) Git (software)
6 16 (8.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (7.04%) SpecFlow
8 13 (6.53%) JUnit
9 11 (5.53%) Eclipse
9 11 (5.53%) LoadRunner
10 10 (5.03%) Subversion
11 6 (3.02%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.51%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.01%) LoadUI
13 4 (2.01%) Ranorex
13 4 (2.01%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.51%) Spock
14 3 (1.51%) WebDriver
14 3 (1.51%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (12.56%) Telecoms
2 19 (9.55%) Finance
3 18 (9.05%) Electronics
4 16 (8.04%) Games
5 10 (5.03%) Banking
6 8 (4.02%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.02%) Marketing
8 3 (1.51%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.01%) Advertising
9 2 (1.01%) Automotive
9 2 (1.01%) Back Office
9 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.56%) J2EE
1 25 (12.56%) XML
2 17 (8.54%) SOAP
3 12 (6.03%) Java EE
3 12 (6.03%) STL
4 10 (5.03%) Gherkin
4 10 (5.03%) HTML
4 10 (5.03%) RESTful
5 8 (4.02%) .NET
6 5 (2.51%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.51%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.51%) Spring
7 4 (2.01%) CSS
8 3 (1.51%) EJB
8 3 (1.51%) HTML5
8 3 (1.51%) REST
8 3 (1.51%) Web Services
9 2 (1.01%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.07%) Computer Science
2 21 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.52%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.51%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.01%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.01%) Physics
6 3 (1.51%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.51%) iPhone
6 3 (1.51%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.01%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.01%) Fintech
7 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.50%) Mechatronics
8 1 (0.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 62 (31.16%) Linux
2 32 (16.08%) Windows
3 30 (15.08%) Unix
4 28 (14.07%) Android
5 23 (11.56%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.51%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (67.34%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (25.13%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (25.13%) Software Engineering
3 47 (23.62%) Test Scripting
4 46 (23.12%) Test Automation
5 41 (20.60%) TDD
6 40 (20.10%) Software Testing
7 37 (18.59%) BDD
8 28 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (13.57%) DevOps
10 26 (13.07%) SDLC
10 26 (13.07%) Test Planning
10 26 (13.07%) Validation
11 25 (12.56%) Automation Testing
11 25 (12.56%) User Stories
11 25 (12.56%) Waterfall
12 24 (12.06%) ITIL
13 23 (11.56%) Incident Management
13 23 (11.56%) Scrum
13 23 (11.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (50.25%) Python
2 93 (46.73%) Java
3 64 (32.16%) C++
4 55 (27.64%) Perl
5 52 (26.13%) C
6 42 (21.11%) C#
7 30 (15.08%) VB
8 28 (14.07%) JavaScript
9 27 (13.57%) Bash Shell
9 27 (13.57%) SQL
10 21 (10.55%) PHP
11 19 (9.55%) PowerShell
12 15 (7.54%) Objective-C
12 15 (7.54%) Ruby
13 3 (1.51%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.51%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.51%) VC++
14 2 (1.01%) Ada
14 2 (1.01%) Clojure
14 2 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 89 (44.72%) Security Cleared
2 75 (37.69%) DV Cleared
3 57 (28.64%) Degree
4 42 (21.11%) ISTQB
5 35 (17.59%) ISEB
6 20 (10.05%) SC Cleared
7 12 (6.03%) CCNA
7 12 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (6.03%) CISSP
7 12 (6.03%) CompTIA Security+
7 12 (6.03%) GIAC
7 12 (6.03%) Linux+ Certification
7 12 (6.03%) MCSE
7 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (6.03%) Network+ Certification
7 12 (6.03%) SANS
7 12 (6.03%) Security+ Certification
7 12 (6.03%) SSCP
8 9 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (3.02%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.06%) QA
2 5 (2.51%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.01%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.01%) Def Stans
System Software
1 17 (8.54%) Hyper-V
1 17 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (7.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (19.10%) HP
2 26 (13.07%) Atlassian
3 17 (8.54%) VMware
4 6 (3.02%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.02%) SAP
5 5 (2.51%) Oracle
6 3 (1.51%) Cisco
7 2 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.50%) EMC
8 1 (0.50%) Huawei
8 1 (0.50%) Nokia
Gloucestershire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Icore Tech
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Matched Pension, Performance Related Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Great Bens & Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Warminster, Wiltshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitve salary plus benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheltenham
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago