The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 159 137 184
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 65 74 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 1.42% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.49% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 58 71 31
Average salary £37,250 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.61% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,150 £28,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £41,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -10.66%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5883 4957 5378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.66% 95.02% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4887 4278 4749
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -17 25 £42,500 +29.77% 1
Gloucestershire -2 16 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Dorset -1 12 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Somerset -16 9 £47,500 +25.00% 3
Wiltshire -7 2 £38,750 +29.16%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 46 (35.66%) Java
2 42 (32.56%) QA
2 42 (32.56%) Selenium
2 42 (32.56%) Test Automation
3 35 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (27.13%) Scrum
4 29 (22.48%) Degree
4 29 (22.48%) SQL
4 29 (22.48%) JUnit
5 28 (21.71%) Software Engineering
6 26 (20.16%) Software Testing
6 26 (20.16%) Windows
7 25 (19.38%) Test Scripting
8 23 (17.83%) Manual Testing
9 21 (16.28%) XML
9 21 (16.28%) C#
10 20 (15.50%) Validation
10 20 (15.50%) JBehave
11 19 (14.73%) Linux
12 17 (13.18%) Open Source
13 16 (12.40%) JSON
14 15 (11.63%) User Stories
15 14 (10.85%) Cucumber
15 14 (10.85%) Automated Testing
15 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
16 13 (10.08%) ISEB
16 13 (10.08%) jMock
16 13 (10.08%) Automation Testing
17 12 (9.30%) Agile Testing
17 12 (9.30%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) 4G
1 6 (4.65%) SS7
1 6 (4.65%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (3.10%) UMTS
3 3 (2.33%) GPRS
3 3 (2.33%) GSM
3 3 (2.33%) WCDMA
3 3 (2.33%) LTE
4 2 (1.55%) Internet
5 1 (0.78%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.78%) RIP
5 1 (0.78%) Intranet
5 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.65%) Relational Database
1 6 (4.65%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (32.56%) Selenium
2 29 (22.48%) JUnit
3 20 (15.50%) JBehave
4 14 (10.85%) Cucumber
5 13 (10.08%) jMock
6 12 (9.30%) WebDriver
6 12 (9.30%) Visual Studio
7 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.65%) MbUnit
9 5 (3.88%) JIRA
9 5 (3.88%) Hudson
9 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.10%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.10%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.10%) Maven
10 4 (3.10%) Bugzilla
11 3 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (1.55%) TestNG
12 2 (1.55%) JMeter
13 1 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.88%) Finance
3 3 (2.33%) Military
3 3 (2.33%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.33%) Electronics
3 3 (2.33%) Avionics
4 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.28%) XML
2 16 (12.40%) JSON
3 12 (9.30%) RESTful
3 12 (9.30%) Spring
3 12 (9.30%) .NET
4 10 (7.75%) SOAP
4 10 (7.75%) Web Services
5 8 (6.20%) Middleware
6 6 (4.65%) Java EE
7 4 (3.10%) REST
7 4 (3.10%) J2EE
7 4 (3.10%) WCF
8 2 (1.55%) HTML
8 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Open Source
2 2 (1.55%) Xbox
2 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.78%) Verilog
3 1 (0.78%) RIA
3 1 (0.78%) Physics
3 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.16%) Windows
2 19 (14.73%) Linux
3 12 (9.30%) UNIX
4 6 (4.65%) Solaris
5 2 (1.55%) Android
5 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.56%) Test Automation
2 35 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.13%) Scrum
3 28 (21.71%) Software Engineering
4 26 (20.16%) Software Testing
5 25 (19.38%) Test Scripting
6 23 (17.83%) Manual Testing
7 20 (15.50%) Validation
8 15 (11.63%) User Stories
9 14 (10.85%) Automated Testing
10 13 (10.08%) Automation Testing
11 12 (9.30%) Agile Testing
12 11 (8.53%) BDD
12 11 (8.53%) System Testing
12 11 (8.53%) Black-Box Testing
13 10 (7.75%) OO
14 8 (6.20%) Regression Testing
14 8 (6.20%) Unit Testing
15 7 (5.43%) Stress Testing
15 7 (5.43%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.66%) Java
2 29 (22.48%) SQL
3 21 (16.28%) C#
4 12 (9.30%) Perl
5 8 (6.20%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.20%) C++
6 7 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.65%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.65%) Erlang
8 5 (3.88%) Ruby
8 5 (3.88%) C
9 4 (3.10%) VBScript
9 4 (3.10%) Python
10 3 (2.33%) VB
11 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.78%) Delphi
12 1 (0.78%) PHP
12 1 (0.78%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.78%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 29 (22.48%) Degree
2 13 (10.08%) ISEB
3 8 (6.20%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.43%) Sun Certification
5 4 (3.10%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.78%) CSQA
8 1 (0.78%) HNC
8 1 (0.78%) HND
8 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (32.56%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) DO-160
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle
2 5 (3.88%) Cisco
3 2 (1.55%) ForgeRock
3 2 (1.55%) Facebook
3 2 (1.55%) Google
4 1 (0.78%) VMware
4 1 (0.78%) Remedy
4 1 (0.78%) HP
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