Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 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.

Test Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 171 136
Rank change year-on-year +35 -35 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 70 13 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.83% 0.40% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 0.42% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62 11 51
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £53,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%

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%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 62 (88.57%) Test Automation
2 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (35.71%) Java
5 24 (34.29%) Selenium
6 23 (32.86%) QA
7 22 (31.43%) SQL
7 22 (31.43%) .NET
8 19 (27.14%) C#
8 19 (27.14%) Manual Testing
9 18 (25.71%) Software Testing
10 17 (24.29%) Test Scripting
10 17 (24.29%) Validation
11 16 (22.86%) JUnit
11 16 (22.86%) SDLC
12 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
13 14 (20.00%) Waterfall
13 14 (20.00%) ISTQB
13 14 (20.00%) TDD
14 12 (17.14%) ISEB
14 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
14 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
14 12 (17.14%) JIRA
15 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
16 10 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
16 10 (14.29%) SpecFlow
16 10 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (14.29%) ETL
17 9 (12.86%) Open Source
17 9 (12.86%) JBehave

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 (1.43%) Apache
1 1 (1.43%) CMS
1 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.29%) IaaS
2 3 (4.29%) PaaS
2 3 (4.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) SMS
1 2 (2.86%) SSL
2 1 (1.43%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.43%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (34.29%) Selenium
2 16 (22.86%) JUnit
3 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 12 (17.14%) JIRA
5 10 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 9 (12.86%) Jasmine
6 9 (12.86%) JBehave
6 9 (12.86%) Protractor
7 7 (10.00%) TestNG
8 5 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.14%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.86%) Capybara
10 2 (2.86%) JMeter
10 2 (2.86%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.86%) WATIR
10 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (12.86%) Marketing
2 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.86%) Banking
2 2 (2.86%) Electronics
2 2 (2.86%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.43%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) HTML
3 6 (8.57%) CSS
4 5 (7.14%) Behat
5 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.71%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.29%) React
6 3 (4.29%) REST
7 2 (2.86%) JSON
7 2 (2.86%) Web Services
8 1 (1.43%) HTML5
8 1 (1.43%) Laravel
8 1 (1.43%) Sass
8 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.43%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.43%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.43%) Linux
1 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (1.43%) Windows
1 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
1 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (88.57%) Test Automation
2 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (27.14%) Manual Testing
5 18 (25.71%) Software Testing
6 17 (24.29%) Test Scripting
6 17 (24.29%) Validation
7 16 (22.86%) SDLC
8 14 (20.00%) TDD
8 14 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
10 10 (14.29%) ETL
10 10 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
11 9 (12.86%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (12.86%) Open Source
12 8 (11.43%) BDD
12 8 (11.43%) Kanban
12 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (10.00%) Functional Testing
14 6 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) Java
2 22 (31.43%) SQL
3 19 (27.14%) C#
4 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.43%) Ruby
6 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.71%) C
7 4 (5.71%) Python
8 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.43%) C++
9 1 (1.43%) F#
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (17.14%) ISEB
3 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
4 9 (12.86%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.86%) QA
2 3 (4.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.86%) SAP
2 1 (1.43%) Google
2 1 (1.43%) HP
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle
2 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.43%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.43%) Software AG
2 1 (1.43%) VMware
2 1 (1.43%) webMethods