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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 206 166 155
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 28 49 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.93% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.98% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 43 51
Average salary £37,500 £32,750 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.50% +3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £30,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,000 £46,800
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
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
5997 5024 5316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.21% 95.28% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5028 4376 4693
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 11 £39,000 +4.00% 3
Wiltshire -4 9 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire -4 6 £35,000 +16.66%
Dorset -10 2 £33,250 -30.00% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 60 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.17%) Java
3 33 (35.11%) Scrum
3 33 (35.11%) Selenium
4 31 (32.98%) QA
5 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
6 24 (25.53%) Validation
7 23 (24.47%) SQL
8 20 (21.28%) JUnit
9 19 (20.21%) Windows
9 19 (20.21%) Degree
9 19 (20.21%) Software Testing
10 18 (19.15%) ISEB
11 17 (18.09%) XML
12 16 (17.02%) JSON
13 15 (15.96%) JBehave
14 14 (14.89%) Software Engineering
15 13 (13.83%) Open Source
16 12 (12.77%) Agile Testing
16 12 (12.77%) Spring
16 12 (12.77%) RESTful
16 12 (12.77%) jMock
16 12 (12.77%) MS Excel
17 11 (11.70%) MS Office
17 11 (11.70%) Test Strategy
17 11 (11.70%) User Stories
18 10 (10.64%) VBScript
18 10 (10.64%) Finance
18 10 (10.64%) Test Scripting
18 10 (10.64%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
2 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) LTE
2 2 (2.13%) Internet
2 2 (2.13%) Firewall
2 2 (2.13%) WCDMA
3 1 (1.06%) VPN
3 1 (1.06%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.06%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (35.11%) Selenium
2 20 (21.28%) JUnit
3 15 (15.96%) JBehave
4 12 (12.77%) jMock
5 9 (9.57%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.45%) WebDriver
6 7 (7.45%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.38%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.32%) Hudson
8 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.26%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.26%) JIRA
9 4 (4.26%) Bugzilla
9 4 (4.26%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.19%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (2.13%) Maven
12 1 (1.06%) MbUnit
12 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (10.64%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.19%) Military
3 3 (3.19%) Avionics
4 2 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.09%) XML
2 16 (17.02%) JSON
3 12 (12.77%) Spring
3 12 (12.77%) RESTful
4 7 (7.45%) .NET
5 5 (5.32%) SOAP
5 5 (5.32%) Web Services
6 4 (4.26%) WCF
6 4 (4.26%) REST
7 2 (2.13%) Java EE
7 2 (2.13%) J2EE
8 1 (1.06%) jQuery
8 1 (1.06%) HTML
8 1 (1.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Open Source
2 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.06%) RIA
5 1 (1.06%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.06%) PKI
5 1 (1.06%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.21%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) Linux
3 5 (5.32%) UNIX
4 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.13%) Android
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.11%) Scrum
3 26 (27.66%) Test Automation
4 24 (25.53%) Validation
5 19 (20.21%) Software Testing
6 14 (14.89%) Software Engineering
7 12 (12.77%) Agile Testing
8 11 (11.70%) User Stories
8 11 (11.70%) Test Strategy
9 10 (10.64%) Test Scripting
9 10 (10.64%) Manual Testing
10 9 (9.57%) Automation Testing
11 8 (8.51%) Black-Box Testing
12 7 (7.45%) V-Model
12 7 (7.45%) Test Management
12 7 (7.45%) BDD
12 7 (7.45%) Automated Testing
13 6 (6.38%) Business Analysis
13 6 (6.38%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.17%) Java
2 23 (24.47%) SQL
3 10 (10.64%) VBScript
4 9 (9.57%) C#
5 7 (7.45%) C++
6 4 (4.26%) Perl
6 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.26%) Ruby
7 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.13%) C
8 2 (2.13%) Python
8 2 (2.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) Degree
2 18 (19.15%) ISEB
3 8 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.06%) CSQA
7 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.06%) HNC
7 1 (1.06%) HND
7 1 (1.06%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (32.98%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) DO-160
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle
2 5 (5.32%) Cisco
3 2 (2.13%) Remedy
3 2 (2.13%) Agilent
4 1 (1.06%) VMware
4 1 (1.06%) HP
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