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 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 181 164 152
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 58 67 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.99% 1.10% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.15% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 41 58 69
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £43,250 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
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
5634 5843 5051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.05% 95.90% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4748 4823 4445
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 -15 28 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Gloucestershire -12 12 £28,500 -18.57% 1
Dorset +10 9 £47,500 +57.02%
Somerset +6 3 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Cornwall - 3 £55,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £34,000 -
Devon - 1 £34,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 66 (55.93%) Java
1 66 (55.93%) QA
2 61 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 38 (32.20%) Open Source
5 35 (29.66%) Software Engineering
6 34 (28.81%) Degree
7 31 (26.27%) Test Scripting
8 29 (24.58%) Product Management
9 28 (23.73%) Software Testing
10 27 (22.88%) SQL
11 25 (21.19%) C++
11 25 (21.19%) ISEB
11 25 (21.19%) Google
11 25 (21.19%) Selenium
11 25 (21.19%) Finance
11 25 (21.19%) Facebook
12 22 (18.64%) ForgeRock
12 22 (18.64%) Test Planning
12 22 (18.64%) Identity Management
12 22 (18.64%) Python
13 21 (17.80%) Scrum
14 20 (16.95%) C#
15 19 (16.10%) Perl
15 19 (16.10%) Validation
16 17 (14.41%) C
17 16 (13.56%) Linux
17 16 (13.56%) Windows
17 16 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (12.71%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 5 (4.24%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Office
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Temenos T24
1 5 (4.24%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.24%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) VPN
2 1 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (4.24%) OLTP
3 2 (1.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Selenium
2 14 (11.86%) WebDriver
3 9 (7.63%) MbUnit
3 9 (7.63%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.78%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.93%) TestDirector
6 6 (5.08%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.39%) JUnit
8 3 (2.54%) Calabash
8 3 (2.54%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (2.54%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.69%) JBehave
9 2 (1.69%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.69%) JMeter
9 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.69%) Appium
General
1 25 (21.19%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Military
3 7 (5.93%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.08%) Banking
5 4 (3.39%) Marketing
6 3 (2.54%) Electronics
7 2 (1.69%) Legal
7 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Advertising
8 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) Web Services
2 8 (6.78%) .NET
3 6 (5.08%) HTML
3 6 (5.08%) SOAP
3 6 (5.08%) XML
3 6 (5.08%) Middleware
3 6 (5.08%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.39%) REST
5 3 (2.54%) RESTful
5 3 (2.54%) Twisted
6 1 (0.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Management Information System
1 15 (12.71%) Xbox
2 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.08%) Statistics
5 5 (4.24%) User Experience
6 3 (2.54%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.69%) GIS
8 1 (0.85%) DTV
8 1 (0.85%) Clustering
8 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) Windows
1 16 (13.56%) Linux
2 9 (7.63%) UNIX
3 5 (4.24%) Solaris
4 2 (1.69%) Android
4 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 38 (32.20%) Open Source
4 35 (29.66%) Software Engineering
5 31 (26.27%) Test Scripting
6 29 (24.58%) Product Management
7 28 (23.73%) Software Testing
8 22 (18.64%) Identity Management
8 22 (18.64%) Test Planning
9 21 (17.80%) Scrum
10 19 (16.10%) Validation
11 16 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (12.71%) Waterfall
13 14 (11.86%) V-Model
14 13 (11.02%) Automated Testing
15 12 (10.17%) Performance Testing
15 12 (10.17%) OO
15 12 (10.17%) Test Management
16 11 (9.32%) Test Strategy
16 11 (9.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 66 (55.93%) Java
2 27 (22.88%) SQL
3 25 (21.19%) C++
4 22 (18.64%) Python
5 20 (16.95%) C#
6 19 (16.10%) Perl
7 17 (14.41%) C
8 14 (11.86%) Ruby
9 6 (5.08%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.08%) VB
9 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
10 5 (4.24%) VBScript
11 3 (2.54%) Tcl
11 3 (2.54%) Erlang
11 3 (2.54%) Groovy
12 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (28.81%) Degree
2 25 (21.19%) ISEB
3 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
4 11 (9.32%) DV Cleared
5 8 (6.78%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.39%) HND
6 4 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.54%) HNC
8 2 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (55.93%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (4.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (2.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (21.19%) Google
1 25 (21.19%) Facebook
2 22 (18.64%) ForgeRock
3 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.63%) Oracle
5 5 (4.24%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.69%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) EMC
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
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