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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 173 190 172
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 65 62 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.20% 1.05% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.09% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 50 47 58
Median salary £36,250 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,200 £43,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
5257 5707 5930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.19% 96.98% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 4859 4897
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 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,648
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 27 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 27 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 +17 33 £51,250 +64.00% 9
Wiltshire +26 12 £27,500 -30.37% 5
Bristol +8 10 £38,750 -13.88% 1
Dorset +6 3 £30,000 -36.84% 2
Somerset -12 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 134 (66.34%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (43.56%) Software Engineering
3 81 (40.10%) Python
4 74 (36.63%) Java
5 71 (35.15%) Security Cleared
6 63 (31.19%) Test Automation
7 57 (28.22%) Cybersecurity
8 56 (27.72%) Selenium
9 53 (26.24%) Scrum
10 52 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (24.75%) DV Cleared
12 49 (24.26%) Degree
13 48 (23.76%) Cucumber
13 48 (23.76%) Telecoms
13 48 (23.76%) Windows
14 47 (23.27%) C++
14 47 (23.27%) Automated Testing
15 46 (22.77%) QA
15 46 (22.77%) Perl
15 46 (22.77%) Linux
16 43 (21.29%) Software Testing
16 43 (21.29%) SDLC
17 40 (19.80%) Regression Testing
18 37 (18.32%) Oracle
18 37 (18.32%) Test Scripting
19 36 (17.82%) SQL
20 34 (16.83%) Manual Testing
20 34 (16.83%) System Testing
20 34 (16.83%) Automation Testing
21 33 (16.34%) Waterfall

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 6 (2.97%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.48%) Confluence
3 3 (1.49%) Apache
3 3 (1.49%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.99%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Mingle
2 3 (1.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.49%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.48%) SaaS
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.93%) SSL
2 8 (3.96%) LTE
3 6 (2.97%) HTTP
3 6 (2.97%) HTTPS
3 6 (2.97%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (2.97%) SAN
4 5 (2.48%) GPRS
4 5 (2.48%) GSM
4 5 (2.48%) UMTS
4 5 (2.48%) WCDMA
5 4 (1.98%) Internet
5 4 (1.98%) SSH
5 4 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.49%) SMS
6 3 (1.49%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.50%) 3G
7 1 (0.50%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.50%) INAP
7 1 (0.50%) ISUP
7 1 (0.50%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.42%) Big Data
3 9 (4.46%) MySQL
4 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 56 (27.72%) Selenium
2 48 (23.76%) Cucumber
3 24 (11.88%) JUnit
4 19 (9.41%) JBehave
5 18 (8.91%) Jenkins
6 17 (8.42%) JIRA
7 15 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (5.94%) JMeter
9 11 (5.45%) Maven
10 8 (3.96%) WebDriver
11 7 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (3.47%) Git (software)
11 7 (3.47%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.97%) TestNG
13 5 (2.48%) SpecFlow
14 4 (1.98%) Zephyr
15 3 (1.49%) Appium
15 3 (1.49%) Calabash
15 3 (1.49%) eggPlant
15 3 (1.49%) Jasmine
General
1 48 (23.76%) Telecoms
2 26 (12.87%) Finance
3 15 (7.43%) Games
4 14 (6.93%) Manufacturing
5 12 (5.94%) Electronics
6 11 (5.45%) Marketing
7 9 (4.46%) Banking
8 3 (1.49%) Billing
8 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.99%) Advertising
9 2 (0.99%) Legal
9 2 (0.99%) Military
10 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.50%) Automotive
10 1 (0.50%) Avionics
10 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.86%) XML
2 27 (13.37%) J2EE
3 16 (7.92%) HTML
4 8 (3.96%) .NET
4 8 (3.96%) Hibernate
4 8 (3.96%) Middleware
4 8 (3.96%) Spring
5 7 (3.47%) SOAP
6 6 (2.97%) CSS
6 6 (2.97%) EJB
7 5 (2.48%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.48%) Java EE
7 5 (2.48%) REST
8 4 (1.98%) STL
8 4 (1.98%) Web Services
9 2 (0.99%) HTML5
9 2 (0.99%) RESTful
10 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.50%) Flash
10 1 (0.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.44%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.46%) Digital Media
3 9 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.96%) Cybercrime
4 8 (3.96%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.97%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.97%) iPhone
5 6 (2.97%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.98%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.98%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.50%) Blog
8 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (23.76%) Windows
2 46 (22.77%) Linux
3 33 (16.34%) Unix
4 32 (15.84%) Android
5 18 (8.91%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.97%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (66.34%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (43.56%) Software Engineering
3 63 (31.19%) Test Automation
4 57 (28.22%) Cybersecurity
5 53 (26.24%) Scrum
6 52 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (23.27%) Automated Testing
8 43 (21.29%) SDLC
8 43 (21.29%) Software Testing
9 40 (19.80%) Regression Testing
10 37 (18.32%) Test Scripting
11 34 (16.83%) Automation Testing
11 34 (16.83%) Manual Testing
11 34 (16.83%) System Testing
12 33 (16.34%) Waterfall
13 32 (15.84%) V-Model
14 30 (14.85%) Integration Testing
14 30 (14.85%) Validation
15 29 (14.36%) DevOps
16 28 (13.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 81 (40.10%) Python
2 74 (36.63%) Java
3 47 (23.27%) C++
4 46 (22.77%) Perl
5 36 (17.82%) SQL
6 23 (11.39%) C
7 22 (10.89%) Ruby
8 20 (9.90%) C#
9 19 (9.41%) Bash Shell
9 19 (9.41%) JavaScript
10 18 (8.91%) VB
11 10 (4.95%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.49%) PHP
13 2 (0.99%) Go
13 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.50%) Ada
Qualifications
1 71 (35.15%) Security Cleared
2 50 (24.75%) DV Cleared
3 49 (24.26%) Degree
4 27 (13.37%) ISEB
5 24 (11.88%) ISTQB
6 17 (8.42%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.97%) PhD
9 4 (1.98%) CCNA
9 4 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.98%) CISSP
9 4 (1.98%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (1.98%) GIAC
9 4 (1.98%) Linux+ Certification
9 4 (1.98%) MCSE
9 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (1.98%) SANS
9 4 (1.98%) Security+ Certification
9 4 (1.98%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (22.77%) QA
2 5 (2.48%) SDET
3 2 (0.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.50%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (6.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (18.32%) Oracle
2 22 (10.89%) HP
3 10 (4.95%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.46%) SAP
5 8 (3.96%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.96%) IBM
6 6 (2.97%) Cisco
7 5 (2.48%) Facebook
7 5 (2.48%) Google
7 5 (2.48%) Huawei
8 4 (1.98%) Nokia
8 4 (1.98%) Rally
9 3 (1.49%) Green Hat
9 3 (1.49%) webMethods
10 2 (0.99%) EMC
10 2 (0.99%) Telerik
10 2 (0.99%) VMware
11 1 (0.50%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.50%) Nokia Networks
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 42,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 28,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Westbury, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
CSC
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Chippenham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago