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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 177 164 141
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 63 65 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 1.06% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.10% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 49 58 72
Average salary £40,000 £37,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.38% +14.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £31,150 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £46,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.97%
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
5646 5888 4979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.09% 95.80% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4809 4890 4300
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 -13 23 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Gloucestershire -18 11 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Dorset +4 9 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Somerset +8 8 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Cornwall - 4 £55,500 -
Wiltshire -4 3 £45,000 +16.12% 2
Devon - 3 £35,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 62 (52.99%) Java
2 61 (52.14%) QA
3 59 (50.43%) Test Automation
4 57 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (31.62%) Open Source
6 33 (28.21%) Test Scripting
7 32 (27.35%) Degree
8 30 (25.64%) Software Engineering
9 28 (23.93%) Selenium
9 28 (23.93%) Product Management
10 25 (21.37%) Software Testing
10 25 (21.37%) Python
11 24 (20.51%) Google
11 24 (20.51%) Facebook
12 23 (19.66%) Finance
12 23 (19.66%) SQL
13 22 (18.80%) C++
13 22 (18.80%) Test Planning
14 21 (17.95%) ISEB
15 20 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (16.24%) Validation
16 19 (16.24%) Identity Management
16 19 (16.24%) Perl
16 19 (16.24%) ForgeRock
17 18 (15.38%) C
18 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
19 16 (13.68%) C#
20 15 (12.82%) Management Information System
21 14 (11.97%) Linux
21 14 (11.97%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (6.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Office
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Temenos T24
1 5 (4.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (4.27%) OLTP
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.71%) MySQL
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (23.93%) Selenium
2 14 (11.97%) WebDriver
3 11 (9.40%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 9 (7.69%) MbUnit
5 8 (6.84%) TestDirector
6 6 (5.13%) JUnit
7 4 (3.42%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.42%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.56%) Maven
8 3 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (2.56%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.56%) Mockito
8 3 (2.56%) Calabash
8 3 (2.56%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.71%) Appium
9 2 (1.71%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.71%) JMeter
10 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 11 (9.40%) Military
3 6 (5.13%) Banking
4 5 (4.27%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.42%) Electronics
5 4 (3.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) Web Services
2 7 (5.98%) XML
2 7 (5.98%) .NET
3 6 (5.13%) SOAP
3 6 (5.13%) Middleware
3 6 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.27%) HTML
5 4 (3.42%) REST
6 3 (2.56%) Java EE
6 3 (2.56%) RESTful
6 3 (2.56%) Twisted
7 1 (0.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.26%) Xbox
3 8 (6.84%) User Experience
3 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.13%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.27%) Statistics
5 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.56%) GIS
7 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) DTV
8 1 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.97%) Linux
2 10 (8.55%) Windows
3 6 (5.13%) UNIX
4 5 (4.27%) Solaris
5 2 (1.71%) Android
5 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.43%) Test Automation
2 57 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (31.62%) Open Source
4 33 (28.21%) Test Scripting
5 30 (25.64%) Software Engineering
6 28 (23.93%) Product Management
7 25 (21.37%) Software Testing
8 22 (18.80%) Test Planning
9 20 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (16.24%) Validation
10 19 (16.24%) Identity Management
11 14 (11.97%) Scrum
11 14 (11.97%) Performance Testing
12 13 (11.11%) Test Strategy
13 12 (10.26%) SDLC
13 12 (10.26%) Test Management
13 12 (10.26%) Automated Testing
14 11 (9.40%) OO
14 11 (9.40%) DevOps
14 11 (9.40%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 62 (52.99%) Java
2 25 (21.37%) Python
3 23 (19.66%) SQL
4 22 (18.80%) C++
5 19 (16.24%) Perl
6 18 (15.38%) C
7 16 (13.68%) C#
8 14 (11.97%) Ruby
9 6 (5.13%) Erlang
9 6 (5.13%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.13%) VB
10 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.56%) VBScript
11 3 (2.56%) Tcl
11 3 (2.56%) Groovy
12 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (27.35%) Degree
2 21 (17.95%) ISEB
3 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 10 (8.55%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.71%) HNC
8 2 (1.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (52.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.27%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (4.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (20.51%) Google
1 24 (20.51%) Facebook
2 19 (16.24%) ForgeRock
3 8 (6.84%) Oracle
3 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.27%) HP
4 5 (4.27%) Green Hat
5 2 (1.71%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.85%) EMC
6 1 (0.85%) SAP
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