Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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

Test Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 129 160
Rank change year-on-year +5 +31 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 62 76 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.70% 2.01% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.06% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 48 66 14
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,575 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £58,625 £55,000 £65,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -17.65%

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 3,516 3,698 3,170
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 97.62% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2,858 3,081 2,690
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Bristol

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Bristol

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (80.65%) Test Automation
2 29 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (40.32%) Java
4 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (37.10%) Selenium
5 23 (37.10%) C#
6 19 (30.65%) Exploratory Testing
7 18 (29.03%) SpecFlow
7 18 (29.03%) QA
7 18 (29.03%) BDD
8 17 (27.42%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
10 15 (24.19%) Web Services
10 15 (24.19%) Ruby
10 15 (24.19%) REST
11 14 (22.58%) Software Testing
11 14 (22.58%) Cucumber
12 13 (20.97%) Functional Testing
12 13 (20.97%) Chatbot
12 13 (20.97%) Conversational UI
13 11 (17.74%) Algorithms
13 11 (17.74%) Mentoring
13 11 (17.74%) Coaching
13 11 (17.74%) DNA
13 11 (17.74%) HTTP
13 11 (17.74%) B2B
14 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
15 9 (14.52%) SQL
15 9 (14.52%) ISEB
15 9 (14.52%) Protractor

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) GitHub
3 1 (1.61%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) HTTP
2 4 (6.45%) LTE
3 3 (4.84%) GPRS
3 3 (4.84%) GSM
3 3 (4.84%) SMS
3 3 (4.84%) UMTS
3 3 (4.84%) WCDMA
4 1 (1.61%) 2G
4 1 (1.61%) 3G
4 1 (1.61%) 4G
4 1 (1.61%) GGSN
4 1 (1.61%) MGW
4 1 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.61%) SGSN
4 1 (1.61%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.61%) Big Data
2 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.61%) HBase
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (37.10%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) SpecFlow
3 14 (22.58%) Cucumber
4 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
5 9 (14.52%) Protractor
6 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
6 8 (12.90%) JBehave
6 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
7 7 (11.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (11.29%) GitLab
7 7 (11.29%) Maven
8 4 (6.45%) JIRA
9 2 (3.23%) JUnit
9 2 (3.23%) PHPUnit
9 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.61%) JMeter
10 1 (1.61%) NUnit
10 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.61%) TestNG
10 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.68%) Marketing
3 5 (8.06%) Finance
4 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.84%) Electronics
6 2 (3.23%) Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) REST
1 15 (24.19%) Web Services
2 5 (8.06%) .NET
3 3 (4.84%) XML
4 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.23%) CSS
4 2 (3.23%) HTML
4 2 (3.23%) WebdriverIO
5 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) RESTful
5 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.06%) User Experience
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (80.65%) Test Automation
2 29 (46.77%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (30.65%) Exploratory Testing
5 18 (29.03%) BDD
6 14 (22.58%) Software Testing
7 13 (20.97%) Conversational UI
7 13 (20.97%) Functional Testing
8 11 (17.74%) B2B
8 11 (17.74%) Coaching
8 11 (17.74%) DNA
8 11 (17.74%) Mentoring
9 8 (12.90%) Scrum
9 8 (12.90%) SDET
9 8 (12.90%) TDD
10 7 (11.29%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
11 6 (9.68%) OO
11 6 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) Java
2 23 (37.10%) C#
3 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 15 (24.19%) Ruby
5 9 (14.52%) SQL
6 5 (8.06%) TypeScript
7 4 (6.45%) C++
7 4 (6.45%) PHP
7 4 (6.45%) Python
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) Scala
8 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) ISEB
2 8 (12.90%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Degree
5 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) SAP
2 2 (3.23%) BT
3 1 (1.61%) Anite
3 1 (1.61%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Informatica
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle