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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 158 191 192
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 94 60 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 1.01% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.04% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 77 46 31
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,850 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
5386 5749 5955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.52% 96.98% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4573 4874 4987
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 46 £40,000 - 5
Wiltshire +22 25 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Devon +6 9 £28,591 -18.31% 1
Dorset +18 6 £28,500 +3.63% 1
Bristol -12 6 £32,500 -27.77%
Somerset -14 2 £36,250 -9.37% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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.

1 113 (68.90%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (54.27%) Python
3 78 (47.56%) Security Cleared
4 69 (42.07%) Java
5 68 (41.46%) Software Engineering
6 61 (37.20%) DV Cleared
7 54 (32.93%) Cybersecurity
8 51 (31.10%) Perl
9 49 (29.88%) Linux
10 48 (29.27%) Degree
11 47 (28.66%) C++
12 43 (26.22%) Software Testing
13 41 (25.00%) C
14 40 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (23.78%) Selenium
16 37 (22.56%) Test Automation
16 37 (22.56%) Windows
17 36 (21.95%) Cucumber
18 34 (20.73%) SQL
19 32 (19.51%) C#
19 32 (19.51%) Scrum
19 32 (19.51%) SDLC
20 31 (18.90%) Test Scripting
21 30 (18.29%) QA
22 29 (17.68%) ISTQB
23 28 (17.07%) Automated Testing
23 28 (17.07%) SC Cleared
23 28 (17.07%) Android
23 28 (17.07%) DevOps
23 28 (17.07%) HP

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 11 (6.71%) Confluence
2 8 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.05%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.22%) Apache
4 2 (1.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Mingle
1 3 (1.83%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (5.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) GitHub
2 3 (1.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.93%) SSL
2 8 (4.88%) HTTP
2 8 (4.88%) HTTPS
3 5 (3.05%) LTE
4 4 (2.44%) SSH
5 3 (1.83%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.22%) 2G
6 2 (1.22%) 3G
6 2 (1.22%) 4G
6 2 (1.22%) GPRS
6 2 (1.22%) GSM
6 2 (1.22%) Internet
6 2 (1.22%) UMTS
6 2 (1.22%) VoLTE
6 2 (1.22%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.61%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.61%) ISUP
7 1 (0.61%) SMS
7 1 (0.61%) SS7
7 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.93%) Big Data
3 5 (3.05%) MySQL
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (23.78%) Selenium
2 36 (21.95%) Cucumber
3 24 (14.63%) JIRA
4 16 (9.76%) Git (software)
4 16 (9.76%) JUnit
5 14 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (7.93%) Jenkins
7 10 (6.10%) JMeter
8 8 (4.88%) JBehave
8 8 (4.88%) Maven
9 7 (4.27%) SpecFlow
9 7 (4.27%) Subversion
10 5 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.05%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.05%) TestNG
10 5 (3.05%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.44%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.44%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.83%) Spock
General
1 27 (16.46%) Telecoms
2 19 (11.59%) Games
3 16 (9.76%) Finance
4 12 (7.32%) Manufacturing
5 11 (6.71%) Electronics
6 9 (5.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.85%) XML
2 24 (14.63%) J2EE
3 19 (11.59%) HTML
4 12 (7.32%) Hibernate
4 12 (7.32%) Spring
5 11 (6.71%) Java EE
5 11 (6.71%) SOAP
5 11 (6.71%) STL
6 9 (5.49%) CSS
7 8 (4.88%) EJB
8 7 (4.27%) .NET
9 6 (3.66%) RESTful
10 5 (3.05%) Gherkin
10 5 (3.05%) REST
11 4 (2.44%) Web Services
12 2 (1.22%) HTML5
12 2 (1.22%) Sass
13 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
13 1 (0.61%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.88%) iPhone
3 8 (4.88%) Visualisation
4 5 (3.05%) Cybercrime
4 5 (3.05%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.44%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.83%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.61%) Blog
8 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 49 (29.88%) Linux
2 37 (22.56%) Windows
3 28 (17.07%) Android
3 28 (17.07%) Unix
4 15 (9.15%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (68.90%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.46%) Software Engineering
3 54 (32.93%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (26.22%) Software Testing
5 40 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (22.56%) Test Automation
7 32 (19.51%) Scrum
7 32 (19.51%) SDLC
8 31 (18.90%) Test Scripting
9 28 (17.07%) Automated Testing
9 28 (17.07%) DevOps
10 26 (15.85%) Waterfall
11 25 (15.24%) Automation Testing
11 25 (15.24%) Validation
12 24 (14.63%) System Testing
13 23 (14.02%) Manual Testing
14 22 (13.41%) Regression Testing
15 21 (12.80%) Mentoring
15 21 (12.80%) TDD
15 21 (12.80%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 89 (54.27%) Python
2 69 (42.07%) Java
3 51 (31.10%) Perl
4 47 (28.66%) C++
5 41 (25.00%) C
6 34 (20.73%) SQL
7 32 (19.51%) C#
8 28 (17.07%) JavaScript
9 26 (15.85%) VB
10 19 (11.59%) Bash Shell
10 19 (11.59%) Objective-C
11 11 (6.71%) PHP
11 11 (6.71%) Ruby
12 8 (4.88%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.22%) Clojure
13 2 (1.22%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.22%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.61%) Ada
14 1 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 78 (47.56%) Security Cleared
2 61 (37.20%) DV Cleared
3 48 (29.27%) Degree
4 29 (17.68%) ISTQB
5 28 (17.07%) SC Cleared
6 26 (15.85%) ISEB
7 11 (6.71%) CCNA
7 11 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (6.71%) CISSP
7 11 (6.71%) CompTIA Security+
7 11 (6.71%) GIAC
7 11 (6.71%) Linux+ Certification
7 11 (6.71%) MCSE
7 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (6.71%) Network+ Certification
7 11 (6.71%) SANS
7 11 (6.71%) Security+ Certification
7 11 (6.71%) SSCP
8 6 (3.66%) PhD
9 5 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.29%) QA
2 5 (3.05%) SDET
3 4 (2.44%) ISO 14001
3 4 (2.44%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.61%) DO-160
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.49%) Hyper-V
1 9 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (9.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (17.07%) HP
2 18 (10.98%) Oracle
3 16 (9.76%) Atlassian
4 9 (5.49%) SAP
4 9 (5.49%) VMware
5 8 (4.88%) Cisco
6 6 (3.66%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.83%) Huawei
8 2 (1.22%) EMC
8 2 (1.22%) Nokia
8 2 (1.22%) Rally
9 1 (0.61%) Nokia Networks
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Medical and Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Ives
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 21 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 23 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive Benefits package
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 23 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Flexible + bonus and benefits
Posted: 25 days ago