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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 210 181 158
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 32 52 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.91% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.95% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 21 43 62
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,200 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £43,500
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
6312 5469 5418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.74% 95.63% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5288 4729 4804
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 £23,000 £23,000 £22,614
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -21 13 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Wiltshire -5 8 £35,000 +3.32% 5
Dorset -12 6 £34,000 -28.42%
Gloucestershire -10 5 £37,500 +74.41% 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 51 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.71%) Selenium
3 28 (35.44%) Scrum
4 26 (32.91%) Software Testing
5 25 (31.65%) QA
5 25 (31.65%) SQL
6 23 (29.11%) Java
7 20 (25.32%) ISEB
7 20 (25.32%) Finance
7 20 (25.32%) Validation
8 17 (21.52%) Test Automation
9 16 (20.25%) Test Strategy
10 15 (18.99%) Test Planning
11 14 (17.72%) MS Excel
12 13 (16.46%) Windows
12 13 (16.46%) MS Office
12 13 (16.46%) V-Model
12 13 (16.46%) Degree
12 13 (16.46%) Test Management
13 12 (15.19%) Test Scripting
13 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
13 12 (15.19%) Waterfall
14 10 (12.66%) Open Source
14 10 (12.66%) Computer Science
14 10 (12.66%) QuickTest Pro
15 9 (11.39%) Automation Testing
15 9 (11.39%) XML
15 9 (11.39%) JUnit
15 9 (11.39%) VBScript
15 9 (11.39%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 14 (17.72%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
2 1 (1.27%) PaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Firewall
1 3 (3.80%) LTE
2 2 (2.53%) WCDMA
2 2 (2.53%) VPN
2 2 (2.53%) Internet
3 1 (1.27%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.27%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (36.71%) Selenium
2 10 (12.66%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (11.39%) JUnit
4 7 (8.86%) JBehave
4 7 (8.86%) jMock
5 6 (7.59%) WebDriver
5 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.33%) Hudson
6 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.06%) JIRA
7 4 (5.06%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.06%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.27%) Maven
8 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.27%) JMeter
8 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.27%) QUnit
General
1 20 (25.32%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) XML
2 7 (8.86%) Spring
2 7 (8.86%) JSON
2 7 (8.86%) RESTful
3 4 (5.06%) .NET
4 3 (3.80%) J2EE
5 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.27%) jQuery
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Computer Science
1 10 (12.66%) Open Source
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) PKI
3 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) Xbox
4 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.27%) RIA
4 1 (1.27%) ASIC
4 1 (1.27%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 6 (7.59%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) UNIX
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.44%) Scrum
3 26 (32.91%) Software Testing
4 20 (25.32%) Validation
5 17 (21.52%) Test Automation
6 16 (20.25%) Test Strategy
7 15 (18.99%) Test Planning
8 13 (16.46%) V-Model
8 13 (16.46%) Test Management
9 12 (15.19%) Test Scripting
9 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
9 12 (15.19%) Waterfall
10 9 (11.39%) Automation Testing
10 9 (11.39%) Automated Testing
11 7 (8.86%) Black-Box Testing
11 7 (8.86%) Agile Testing
11 7 (8.86%) User Stories
11 7 (8.86%) Manual Testing
12 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) SQL
2 23 (29.11%) Java
3 9 (11.39%) VBScript
3 9 (11.39%) C++
4 6 (7.59%) C#
5 4 (5.06%) Perl
5 4 (5.06%) Python
5 4 (5.06%) Ruby
6 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.53%) C
7 2 (2.53%) VB
8 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) ISEB
2 13 (16.46%) Degree
3 7 (8.86%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) CSQA
6 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.27%) HND
6 1 (1.27%) MCSE
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (31.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle
1 4 (5.06%) Cisco
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.53%) Google
2 2 (2.53%) Agilent
2 2 (2.53%) Facebook
2 2 (2.53%) ForgeRock
2 2 (2.53%) Remedy
3 1 (1.27%) VMware
3 1 (1.27%) HP
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