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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 212 172 147
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 26 55 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 1.04% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 1.09% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 12 48 54
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,775 £30,000 £18,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £46,000
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
6066 5042 5233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.26% 95.38% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5060 4423 4648
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -24 11 £50,000 +31.57% 4
Wiltshire -7 9 - - 1
Dorset -10 3 £40,000 -15.78%
Gloucestershire -12 3 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 57 (62.64%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.16%) Selenium
3 31 (34.07%) Java
3 31 (34.07%) Scrum
4 30 (32.97%) QA
5 24 (26.37%) Validation
5 24 (26.37%) SQL
6 23 (25.27%) Test Automation
7 19 (20.88%) Degree
7 19 (20.88%) Software Testing
7 19 (20.88%) ISEB
8 18 (19.78%) Windows
9 16 (17.58%) JUnit
10 14 (15.38%) XML
11 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 13 (14.29%) JSON
11 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 12 (13.19%) Test Strategy
12 12 (13.19%) JBehave
12 12 (13.19%) Open Source
12 12 (13.19%) MS Office
13 11 (12.09%) Finance
13 11 (12.09%) Agile Testing
14 10 (10.99%) User Stories
14 10 (10.99%) VBScript
14 10 (10.99%) Spring
14 10 (10.99%) RESTful
14 10 (10.99%) Test Scripting
14 10 (10.99%) jMock
15 9 (9.89%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) PaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Firewall
1 3 (3.30%) LTE
2 2 (2.20%) WCDMA
2 2 (2.20%) VPN
2 2 (2.20%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.10%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (35.16%) Selenium
2 16 (17.58%) JUnit
3 12 (13.19%) JBehave
4 10 (10.99%) jMock
5 8 (8.79%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.59%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.49%) Hudson
9 4 (4.40%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.40%) JIRA
9 4 (4.40%) Bugzilla
9 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.40%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.30%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (2.20%) Maven
12 1 (1.10%) MbUnit
12 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.30%) Military
3 3 (3.30%) Avionics
4 2 (2.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.38%) XML
2 13 (14.29%) JSON
3 10 (10.99%) Spring
3 10 (10.99%) RESTful
4 6 (6.59%) .NET
5 4 (4.40%) SOAP
5 4 (4.40%) Web Services
6 3 (3.30%) WCF
6 3 (3.30%) REST
7 2 (2.20%) J2EE
8 1 (1.10%) jQuery
8 1 (1.10%) Java EE
8 1 (1.10%) HTML
8 1 (1.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Open Source
2 9 (9.89%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) PKI
4 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) Xbox
5 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.10%) Physics
5 1 (1.10%) RIA
5 1 (1.10%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Windows
2 6 (6.59%) Linux
3 5 (5.49%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.20%) Android
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (62.64%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Scrum
3 24 (26.37%) Validation
4 23 (25.27%) Test Automation
5 19 (20.88%) Software Testing
6 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 12 (13.19%) Test Strategy
8 11 (12.09%) Agile Testing
9 10 (10.99%) User Stories
9 10 (10.99%) Test Scripting
10 9 (9.89%) Manual Testing
11 8 (8.79%) V-Model
11 8 (8.79%) Automated Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Test Management
11 8 (8.79%) Automation Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Black-Box Testing
12 7 (7.69%) Test Planning
12 7 (7.69%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.59%) BDD
13 6 (6.59%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.07%) Java
2 24 (26.37%) SQL
3 10 (10.99%) VBScript
4 8 (8.79%) C#
4 8 (8.79%) C++
5 4 (4.40%) Ruby
6 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.30%) Perl
6 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.30%) Python
7 2 (2.20%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.20%) C
8 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) ISEB
1 19 (20.88%) Degree
2 8 (8.79%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.10%) CSQA
5 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) HNC
5 1 (1.10%) HND
5 1 (1.10%) MCSE
5 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (32.97%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) DO-160
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle
2 5 (5.49%) Cisco
3 2 (2.20%) Remedy
3 2 (2.20%) Agilent
4 1 (1.10%) Facebook
4 1 (1.10%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.10%) VMware
4 1 (1.10%) Google
4 1 (1.10%) HP
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