Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 148 119
Rank change year-on-year +35 -29 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 89 46 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.28% 1.27% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.30% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 63 42 59
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,875 £53,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3,792 3,538 3,360
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.06% 97.36% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,161 2,939 2,935
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,200 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 82 (92.13%) Test Automation
2 56 (62.92%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (61.80%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (61.80%) Java
4 40 (44.94%) Selenium
5 33 (37.08%) C#
6 31 (34.83%) BDD
7 26 (29.21%) SDLC
8 24 (26.97%) QA
9 23 (25.84%) TDD
10 21 (23.60%) Validation
11 20 (22.47%) Scrum
11 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
11 20 (22.47%) SQL
11 20 (22.47%) .NET
12 19 (21.35%) Protractor
13 18 (20.22%) Jasmine
13 18 (20.22%) JUnit
14 17 (19.10%) Software Testing
14 17 (19.10%) Degree
14 17 (19.10%) Open Source
15 16 (17.98%) Requirements Engineering
16 15 (16.85%) Cucumber
16 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
17 14 (15.73%) TestNG
17 14 (15.73%) Python
17 14 (15.73%) CSS
17 14 (15.73%) HTML
18 13 (14.61%) Ruby
18 13 (14.61%) Jenkins

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 (1.12%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.12%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) IaaS
3 1 (1.12%) PaaS
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
3 1 (1.12%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) DNS
1 2 (2.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.12%) MQTT
2 1 (1.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.12%) HBase
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (44.94%) Selenium
2 19 (21.35%) Protractor
3 18 (20.22%) Jasmine
3 18 (20.22%) JUnit
4 15 (16.85%) Cucumber
5 14 (15.73%) TestNG
6 13 (14.61%) Jenkins
7 11 (12.36%) SpecFlow
8 8 (8.99%) JBehave
8 8 (8.99%) JMeter
9 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
9 7 (7.87%) JIRA
10 6 (6.74%) Appium
10 6 (6.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (6.74%) WebDriver
11 5 (5.62%) UI Automator
12 4 (4.49%) Bitbucket
12 4 (4.49%) GitLab
12 4 (4.49%) Maven
13 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
1 6 (6.74%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.62%) Electronics
2 5 (5.62%) Marketing
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) .NET
2 14 (15.73%) CSS
2 14 (15.73%) HTML
3 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.49%) React
3 4 (4.49%) REST
4 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.25%) Middleware
5 1 (1.12%) Behat
5 1 (1.12%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.12%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.12%) HTML5
5 1 (1.12%) JSON
5 1 (1.12%) Node.js
5 1 (1.12%) Web Services
5 1 (1.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (6.74%) User Experience
4 5 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.12%) Fintech
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.12%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Android
1 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
1 7 (7.87%) Linux
2 2 (2.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (92.13%) Test Automation
2 56 (62.92%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (61.80%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (34.83%) BDD
5 26 (29.21%) SDLC
6 23 (25.84%) TDD
7 21 (23.60%) Validation
8 20 (22.47%) Scrum
9 17 (19.10%) Open Source
9 17 (19.10%) Software Testing
10 16 (17.98%) Requirements Engineering
11 12 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (12.36%) Manual Testing
12 11 (12.36%) Test Scripting
12 11 (12.36%) Test Strategy
13 9 (10.11%) Context-Driven Testing
14 8 (8.99%) SDET
14 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
15 7 (7.87%) Regression Testing
15 7 (7.87%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 55 (61.80%) Java
2 33 (37.08%) C#
3 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
3 20 (22.47%) SQL
4 14 (15.73%) Python
5 13 (14.61%) Ruby
6 5 (5.62%) Apple Swift
6 5 (5.62%) C
6 5 (5.62%) Kotlin
6 5 (5.62%) Objective-C
7 4 (4.49%) C++
8 2 (2.25%) Perl
8 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.12%) PHP
9 1 (1.12%) Scala
9 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) Degree
2 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.62%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.49%) ISEB
6 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) HockeyApp
1 1 (1.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle
2 4 (4.49%) SAP
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.12%) Apple
4 1 (1.12%) Capita
4 1 (1.12%) Google
4 1 (1.12%) IBM
4 1 (1.12%) Informatica
4 1 (1.12%) Rockwell
4 1 (1.12%) Siemens
4 1 (1.12%) Xamarin