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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 217 189 163
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 33 48 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.81% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.85% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24 42 55
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,550 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,250 £42,500
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
6086 5641 5512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.84% 95.24% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5096 4818 4904
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,500 £22,614
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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -11 15 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Wiltshire -2 8 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Dorset -12 5 £34,000 -32.00% 1
Gloucestershire -17 5 £37,500 +20.00% 4
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.96%) Selenium
3 29 (37.66%) Software Testing
4 25 (32.47%) SQL
4 25 (32.47%) Scrum
4 25 (32.47%) QA
5 23 (29.87%) Finance
6 21 (27.27%) Validation
6 21 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 20 (25.97%) Java
8 19 (24.68%) ISEB
8 19 (24.68%) Test Planning
9 17 (22.08%) Test Management
9 17 (22.08%) V-Model
9 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
10 16 (20.78%) Waterfall
11 14 (18.18%) MS Excel
12 13 (16.88%) MS Office
13 12 (15.58%) Software Engineering
13 12 (15.58%) Degree
14 11 (14.29%) Windows
14 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
15 10 (12.99%) VBScript
15 10 (12.99%) QuickTest Pro
15 10 (12.99%) Computer Science
16 9 (11.69%) Open Source
17 8 (10.39%) C++
17 8 (10.39%) Automated Testing
17 8 (10.39%) Automation Testing
18 7 (9.09%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 14 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) LTE
1 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) WCDMA
2 2 (2.60%) VPN
3 1 (1.30%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.30%) UMTS
3 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (38.96%) Selenium
2 10 (12.99%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (9.09%) JUnit
4 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.49%) JBehave
4 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
4 5 (6.49%) jMock
5 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.19%) Hudson
6 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.90%) JIRA
6 3 (3.90%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.30%) QUnit
7 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.30%) Maven
7 1 (1.30%) JMeter
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) XML
2 5 (6.49%) RESTful
2 5 (6.49%) JSON
2 5 (6.49%) Spring
3 4 (5.19%) .NET
4 3 (3.90%) J2EE
5 1 (1.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.30%) jQuery
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.69%) Open Source
3 3 (3.90%) Xbox
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.30%) RIA
5 1 (1.30%) ASIC
5 1 (1.30%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) UNIX
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.66%) Software Testing
3 25 (32.47%) Scrum
4 21 (27.27%) Validation
4 21 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 19 (24.68%) Test Planning
6 17 (22.08%) V-Model
6 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
6 17 (22.08%) Test Management
7 16 (20.78%) Waterfall
8 12 (15.58%) Software Engineering
9 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.39%) Automated Testing
10 8 (10.39%) Automation Testing
11 6 (7.79%) Black-Box Testing
12 5 (6.49%) User Stories
12 5 (6.49%) Manual Testing
13 4 (5.19%) OO
13 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) SQL
2 20 (25.97%) Java
3 10 (12.99%) VBScript
4 8 (10.39%) C++
5 5 (6.49%) C#
6 4 (5.19%) Perl
6 4 (5.19%) Python
7 3 (3.90%) Ruby
7 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.60%) VB
8 2 (2.60%) C
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (24.68%) ISEB
2 12 (15.58%) Degree
3 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.30%) MCSE
6 1 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.90%) Facebook
2 3 (3.90%) ForgeRock
2 3 (3.90%) Google
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle
2 3 (3.90%) Cisco
3 2 (2.60%) Remedy
3 2 (2.60%) HP
3 2 (2.60%) Agilent
4 1 (1.30%) VMware
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