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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 182 179 156
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 47 41 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.74% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.78% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 42 35 72
Average salary £37,750 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.62% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
5729 5287 5497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.95% 95.48% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4881 4476 4897
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 -9 27 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Gloucestershire -2 7 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Dorset -15 7 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Wiltshire +3 6 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.00%) Finance
3 29 (38.67%) QA
4 28 (37.33%) Software Testing
5 27 (36.00%) Selenium
6 24 (32.00%) Scrum
7 22 (29.33%) Java
7 22 (29.33%) SQL
7 22 (29.33%) V-Model
7 22 (29.33%) Waterfall
7 22 (29.33%) Test Planning
8 20 (26.67%) Test Management
8 20 (26.67%) Validation
9 19 (25.33%) ISEB
10 18 (24.00%) Software Engineering
10 18 (24.00%) Test Strategy
10 18 (24.00%) Test Automation
11 15 (20.00%) Windows
11 15 (20.00%) Degree
12 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
12 13 (17.33%) C++
13 12 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
13 12 (16.00%) VBScript
13 12 (16.00%) MS Office
13 12 (16.00%) Computer Science
14 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
15 8 (10.67%) UNIX
15 8 (10.67%) C#
15 8 (10.67%) User Stories
16 7 (9.33%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Firewall
2 3 (4.00%) LTE
2 3 (4.00%) VPN
3 2 (2.67%) WCDMA
4 1 (1.33%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (36.00%) Selenium
2 12 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (6.67%) JUnit
4 4 (5.33%) JBehave
4 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.33%) jMock
6 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.33%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.00%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) J2EE
4 2 (2.67%) HTML
5 1 (1.33%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) Spring
5 1 (1.33%) JSON
5 1 (1.33%) RESTful
5 1 (1.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.33%) Open Source
3 6 (8.00%) Xbox
3 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) PKI
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) ASIC
5 1 (1.33%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) UNIX
3 7 (9.33%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (37.33%) Software Testing
3 24 (32.00%) Scrum
4 22 (29.33%) V-Model
4 22 (29.33%) Waterfall
4 22 (29.33%) Test Planning
5 20 (26.67%) Test Management
5 20 (26.67%) Validation
6 18 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 18 (24.00%) Test Strategy
6 18 (24.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.67%) User Stories
8 7 (9.33%) Automation Testing
9 6 (8.00%) Product Management
9 6 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (8.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (8.00%) Identity Management
9 6 (8.00%) OO
10 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) Java
1 22 (29.33%) SQL
2 13 (17.33%) C++
3 12 (16.00%) VBScript
4 8 (10.67%) C#
5 5 (6.67%) Perl
5 5 (6.67%) Python
6 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.00%) VB
7 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.67%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) ISEB
2 15 (20.00%) Degree
3 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) HND
5 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.33%) HNC
6 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) MCSE
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (38.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle
3 6 (8.00%) Google
3 6 (8.00%) Facebook
3 6 (8.00%) ForgeRock
4 2 (2.67%) Agilent
4 2 (2.67%) Remedy
5 1 (1.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.33%) HP
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