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 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 168 184 172
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 70 64 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 1.06% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.10% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 58 46 55
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
5040 5843 6050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.54% 97.01% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4272 4906 4963
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,150
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 July 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 July 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 +21 38 £50,000 +60.00% 4
Wiltshire +24 10 £27,500 -19.11%
Bristol +5 9 £42,500 - 7
Somerset -3 4 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Devon +3 2 £36,000 +5.88%
Dorset +2 2 £31,750 -33.15%
Cornwall -6 1 £39,000 -29.72%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 139 (64.35%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 83 (38.43%) Java
4 79 (36.57%) Python
5 73 (33.80%) Test Automation
6 70 (32.41%) Security Cleared
7 60 (27.78%) Selenium
8 57 (26.39%) Cybersecurity
9 55 (25.46%) QA
9 55 (25.46%) Scrum
9 55 (25.46%) Telecoms
10 54 (25.00%) Windows
11 53 (24.54%) Degree
12 49 (22.69%) Cucumber
13 48 (22.22%) DV Cleared
13 48 (22.22%) Linux
14 47 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (20.83%) Software Testing
15 45 (20.83%) C++
16 43 (19.91%) Perl
16 43 (19.91%) Automated Testing
16 43 (19.91%) Automation Testing
16 43 (19.91%) SDLC
17 42 (19.44%) Unix
18 41 (18.98%) Oracle
19 40 (18.52%) System Testing
19 40 (18.52%) Test Scripting
20 36 (16.67%) Regression Testing
21 35 (16.20%) Manual Testing
21 35 (16.20%) Android

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 7 (3.24%) MQSeries
2 4 (1.85%) Confluence
2 4 (1.85%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.39%) Apache
4 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Mingle
2 3 (1.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (3.24%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.78%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.56%) SSL
2 8 (3.70%) LTE
3 7 (3.24%) SAN
3 7 (3.24%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (2.31%) GPRS
5 5 (2.31%) GSM
5 5 (2.31%) Internet
5 5 (2.31%) UMTS
5 5 (2.31%) WCDMA
6 4 (1.85%) HTTP
6 4 (1.85%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.85%) SSH
7 3 (1.39%) SMS
7 3 (1.39%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.46%) 3G
8 1 (0.46%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.46%) INAP
8 1 (0.46%) ISUP
8 1 (0.46%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.94%) Big Data
3 9 (4.17%) MySQL
4 7 (3.24%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.93%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 60 (27.78%) Selenium
2 49 (22.69%) Cucumber
3 25 (11.57%) JUnit
4 22 (10.19%) JBehave
5 20 (9.26%) Jenkins
6 16 (7.41%) JIRA
7 15 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (5.56%) JMeter
8 12 (5.56%) Maven
9 9 (4.17%) WebDriver
10 7 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (3.24%) Git (software)
11 6 (2.78%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.78%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.85%) TestNG
12 4 (1.85%) Zephyr
13 3 (1.39%) Appium
13 3 (1.39%) Calabash
13 3 (1.39%) Gatling
13 3 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (25.46%) Telecoms
2 33 (15.28%) Finance
3 17 (7.87%) Banking
4 15 (6.94%) Manufacturing
5 12 (5.56%) Games
6 11 (5.09%) Electronics
7 10 (4.63%) Marketing
8 7 (3.24%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.39%) Billing
10 2 (0.93%) Advertising
10 2 (0.93%) Legal
10 2 (0.93%) Military
11 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.46%) Automotive
11 1 (0.46%) Avionics
11 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.35%) XML
2 26 (12.04%) J2EE
3 12 (5.56%) Middleware
4 9 (4.17%) HTML
5 7 (3.24%) SOAP
6 6 (2.78%) Hibernate
6 6 (2.78%) Spring
7 5 (2.31%) REST
8 4 (1.85%) .NET
8 4 (1.85%) EJB
8 4 (1.85%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.85%) Java EE
8 4 (1.85%) Web Services
9 3 (1.39%) CSS
9 3 (1.39%) RESTful
9 3 (1.39%) STL
10 2 (0.93%) HTML5
11 1 (0.46%) Flash
11 1 (0.46%) LAMP
11 1 (0.46%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 11 (5.09%) Digital Media
5 8 (3.70%) Cybercrime
6 7 (3.24%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.85%) iPhone
7 4 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.85%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.85%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.46%) Blog
10 1 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.46%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.00%) Windows
2 48 (22.22%) Linux
3 42 (19.44%) Unix
4 35 (16.20%) Android
5 23 (10.65%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.78%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (64.35%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 73 (33.80%) Test Automation
4 57 (26.39%) Cybersecurity
5 55 (25.46%) Scrum
6 47 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (20.83%) Software Testing
8 43 (19.91%) Automated Testing
8 43 (19.91%) Automation Testing
8 43 (19.91%) SDLC
9 40 (18.52%) System Testing
9 40 (18.52%) Test Scripting
10 36 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 35 (16.20%) Manual Testing
12 34 (15.74%) Functional Testing
12 34 (15.74%) Integration Testing
13 32 (14.81%) Waterfall
14 31 (14.35%) DevOps
14 31 (14.35%) V-Model
15 29 (13.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 83 (38.43%) Java
2 79 (36.57%) Python
3 45 (20.83%) C++
4 43 (19.91%) Perl
5 31 (14.35%) SQL
6 23 (10.65%) Ruby
7 18 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 18 (8.33%) C
8 17 (7.87%) VB
9 15 (6.94%) C#
10 11 (5.09%) JavaScript
11 7 (3.24%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.93%) Go
12 2 (0.93%) PHP
12 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.46%) Ada
13 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (32.41%) Security Cleared
2 53 (24.54%) Degree
3 48 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 34 (15.74%) ISEB
5 26 (12.04%) ISTQB
6 17 (7.87%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (3.24%) PhD
9 3 (1.39%) CCNA
9 3 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.39%) CISSP
9 3 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.39%) GIAC
9 3 (1.39%) Linux+ Certification
9 3 (1.39%) MCSE
9 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.39%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (1.39%) SANS
9 3 (1.39%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (1.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (25.46%) QA
2 5 (2.31%) SDET
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.46%) DO-160
System Software
1 4 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (18.98%) Oracle
2 23 (10.65%) HP
3 12 (5.56%) IBM
4 9 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.70%) SAP
6 7 (3.24%) Facebook
6 7 (3.24%) Google
6 7 (3.24%) Green Hat
6 7 (3.24%) webMethods
7 5 (2.31%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.31%) Huawei
8 4 (1.85%) Cisco
8 4 (1.85%) Nokia
8 4 (1.85%) Rally
9 2 (0.93%) EMC
9 2 (0.93%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.93%) Telerik
10 1 (0.46%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.46%) Nokia Networks
10 1 (0.46%) VMware
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + employer only pension
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £26,302 to £35,225 per annum
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Posted: 11 days ago
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Salary: £25k - 40k per year + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
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