The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 41 45 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 4.04% 2.91% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 3.11% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 1
Median salary £46,250 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheltenham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 209 482 375
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 93.72% 93.59% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 162 288 309
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Cheltenham

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Cheltenham region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) SQL
1 9 (60.00%) XML
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) Python
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Functional Testing
4 6 (40.00%) QA
4 6 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (40.00%) XML Messaging
4 6 (40.00%) Back Office
4 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) Android
5 5 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Perl
6 4 (26.67%) SOAP
7 3 (20.00%) SAP
7 3 (20.00%) Unix
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) C++
7 3 (20.00%) VB
7 3 (20.00%) J2EE

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 (6.67%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) Gatling
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.67%) WATIR
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Back Office
2 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (20.00%) Electronics
4 3 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) XML
2 6 (40.00%) XML Messaging
3 4 (26.67%) SOAP
4 3 (20.00%) J2EE
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (13.33%) Cybercrime
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Functional Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) Python
3 5 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 3 (20.00%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) VB
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (6.67%) HP