Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 136 162
Rank change year-on-year +14 +26 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 71 64 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.91% 1.71% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.75% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 59 59 18
Bristol median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +21.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £28,950 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,500 £60,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 3,618 3,657 3,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 97.57% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,977 3,037 2,796
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 62 (87.32%) Test Automation
2 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (49.30%) Selenium
3 35 (49.30%) Java
4 30 (42.25%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (36.62%) QA
6 24 (33.80%) C#
7 22 (30.99%) BDD
8 17 (23.94%) Cucumber
9 16 (22.54%) Jenkins
9 16 (22.54%) Ruby
10 15 (21.13%) SpecFlow
10 15 (21.13%) SDLC
11 14 (19.72%) Python
12 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
12 13 (18.31%) TDD
12 13 (18.31%) SDET
13 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (15.49%) Test Strategy
14 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (15.49%) Degree
14 11 (15.49%) Test Scripting
14 11 (15.49%) Scrum
15 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
15 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
16 9 (12.68%) Functional Testing
16 9 (12.68%) JIRA
16 9 (12.68%) JBehave
16 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
16 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared

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 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) DNS
1 2 (2.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Big Data
2 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.41%) HBase
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (49.30%) Selenium
2 17 (23.94%) Cucumber
3 16 (22.54%) Jenkins
4 15 (21.13%) SpecFlow
5 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
6 9 (12.68%) JBehave
6 9 (12.68%) JIRA
6 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
7 8 (11.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (11.27%) GitLab
7 8 (11.27%) JMeter
7 8 (11.27%) Maven
7 8 (11.27%) Protractor
8 6 (8.45%) Appium
8 6 (8.45%) Jasmine
9 5 (7.04%) JUnit
9 5 (7.04%) UI Automator
10 4 (5.63%) Bitbucket
10 4 (5.63%) TestNG
11 3 (4.23%) Gatling
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
1 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
2 3 (4.23%) Electronics
2 3 (4.23%) Marketing
2 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) CSS
2 5 (7.04%) HTML
3 3 (4.23%) XML
4 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.82%) Middleware
4 2 (2.82%) React
4 2 (2.82%) REST
5 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.41%) JSON
5 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) User Experience
3 4 (5.63%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.41%) Fintech
5 1 (1.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Android
2 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (87.32%) Test Automation
2 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (42.25%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (30.99%) BDD
5 15 (21.13%) SDLC
6 13 (18.31%) SDET
6 13 (18.31%) TDD
7 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (15.49%) Scrum
7 11 (15.49%) Test Scripting
7 11 (15.49%) Test Strategy
8 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.68%) Functional Testing
9 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
10 8 (11.27%) Open Source
11 7 (9.86%) Validation
11 7 (9.86%) Waterfall
12 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (8.45%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (49.30%) Java
2 24 (33.80%) C#
3 16 (22.54%) Ruby
4 14 (19.72%) Python
5 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.68%) SQL
7 5 (7.04%) Apple Swift
7 5 (7.04%) C++
7 5 (7.04%) Kotlin
7 5 (7.04%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.82%) C
8 2 (2.82%) PHP
8 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.41%) Perl
9 1 (1.41%) Scala
9 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Degree
2 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) ISEB
4 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (36.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) BT
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle
1 2 (2.82%) SAP
2 1 (1.41%) Apple
2 1 (1.41%) Google
2 1 (1.41%) IBM
2 1 (1.41%) Informatica
2 1 (1.41%) Rockwell
2 1 (1.41%) Siemens