Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Test Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 177 190
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 22 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.57% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 3
Bristol median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -27.78% +68.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £30,600
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,250 £49,500
South West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +31.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Permanent vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 3734 3125 3676
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.52% 96.96% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3107 2679 3184
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,650 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Bristol

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Bristol

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Test Engineer in Bristol

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software 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 Bristol region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 13 (59.09%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (59.09%) Validation
3 12 (54.55%) Java
3 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 10 (45.45%) Requirements Engineering
5 9 (40.91%) JBehave
6 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (36.36%) JUnit
7 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (31.82%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (27.27%) SDET
8 6 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 6 (27.27%) .NET
9 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
9 5 (22.73%) Big Data
9 5 (22.73%) BDD
10 4 (18.18%) TDD
10 4 (18.18%) QA
11 3 (13.64%) C
12 2 (9.09%) C#
12 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
13 1 (4.55%) Degree
13 1 (4.55%) JIRA
13 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
13 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) JBehave
2 8 (36.36%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.55%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 13 (59.09%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (59.09%) Validation
3 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 10 (45.45%) Requirements Engineering
5 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (27.27%) SDET
7 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 5 (22.73%) BDD
8 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
9 4 (18.18%) TDD
10 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
11 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (4.55%) Defect Management
11 1 (4.55%) Game Development
11 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) C
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA