The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 67 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.09% 2.07% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 2.13% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 1
Average salary £38,750 £32,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.09% +28.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
Test Engineer
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Swindon 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
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
704 610 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 96.31% 97.29% 94.58%
Number of salaries quoted 567 499 425
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £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 Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Swindon region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Swindon

Test Engineer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) VBScript
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) LTE
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Agilent
2 2 (25.00%) WCDMA
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (50.00%) MS Office
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) WCDMA
1 2 (25.00%) LTE
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Agilent