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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 185 178 156
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 57 47 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 0.89% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.93% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 44 38 67
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £35,000
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
5745 5066 5160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.12% 95.57% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4845 4317 4581
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £23,500
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 4 March 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 4 March 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
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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 -7 36 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Gloucestershire -2 9 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Wiltshire +9 6 £22,000 -26.66% 1
Dorset -20 6 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 49 (54.44%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (41.11%) QA
3 35 (38.89%) Software Testing
4 33 (36.67%) Java
5 31 (34.44%) Finance
6 29 (32.22%) Test Planning
7 27 (30.00%) Validation
8 25 (27.78%) Software Engineering
8 25 (27.78%) Selenium
8 25 (27.78%) Test Automation
9 24 (26.67%) V-Model
9 24 (26.67%) Waterfall
10 22 (24.44%) Test Management
11 21 (23.33%) Degree
11 21 (23.33%) Test Strategy
11 21 (23.33%) SQL
12 20 (22.22%) Scrum
13 19 (21.11%) C++
14 17 (18.89%) ISEB
15 16 (17.78%) Windows
16 14 (15.56%) Test Scripting
16 14 (15.56%) Open Source
17 13 (14.44%) Product Management
17 13 (14.44%) Google
17 13 (14.44%) C#
17 13 (14.44%) Identity Management
17 13 (14.44%) ForgeRock
17 13 (14.44%) Facebook
17 13 (14.44%) Xbox
18 12 (13.33%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Firewall
1 3 (3.33%) VPN
2 1 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (27.78%) Selenium
2 11 (12.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.33%) JUnit
3 3 (3.33%) JBehave
3 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.33%) MbUnit
4 1 (1.11%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium IDE
General
1 31 (34.44%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Military
3 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.44%) Electronics
4 3 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 2 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) .NET
2 5 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.33%) XML
4 2 (2.22%) SOAP
4 2 (2.22%) Web Services
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
4 2 (2.22%) J2EE
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) REST
5 1 (1.11%) RESTful
5 1 (1.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Open Source
2 13 (14.44%) Xbox
3 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.33%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.11%) ASIC
7 1 (1.11%) DTV
7 1 (1.11%) Statistics
7 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.78%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) Linux
3 8 (8.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (54.44%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.89%) Software Testing
3 29 (32.22%) Test Planning
4 27 (30.00%) Validation
5 25 (27.78%) Software Engineering
5 25 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 24 (26.67%) V-Model
6 24 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 22 (24.44%) Test Management
8 21 (23.33%) Test Strategy
9 20 (22.22%) Scrum
10 14 (15.56%) Test Scripting
11 13 (14.44%) Product Management
11 13 (14.44%) Identity Management
12 10 (11.11%) OO
13 8 (8.89%) User Stories
14 7 (7.78%) Automation Testing
14 7 (7.78%) Manual Testing
15 6 (6.67%) Automated Testing
16 5 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.67%) Java
2 21 (23.33%) SQL
3 19 (21.11%) C++
4 13 (14.44%) C#
5 12 (13.33%) Perl
5 12 (13.33%) Python
6 10 (11.11%) VBScript
7 8 (8.89%) C
8 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
9 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.33%) VB
11 2 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (23.33%) Degree
2 17 (18.89%) ISEB
3 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.33%) HND
6 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.22%) HNC
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.11%) MCSE
7 1 (1.11%) VCP4
7 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (41.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Google
1 13 (14.44%) ForgeRock
1 13 (14.44%) Facebook
2 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) HP
4 1 (1.11%) Remedy
4 1 (1.11%) SAP
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