Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham 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
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 83 69
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.33% 1.55% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.58% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 6
Cheltenham median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £36,350 £30,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Gloucestershire median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.96% +7.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Permanent vacancies in Cheltenham with a recognized job title 466 823 646
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.52% 97.98% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 400 707 534
Cheltenham median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £22,750 £27,500 £23,775
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +7.89%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Cheltenham

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

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 Cheltenham region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Android
2 6 (54.55%) Analytics
2 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (54.55%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Electronics
3 5 (45.45%) Programme Management
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Manufacturing
3 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) Unix
3 5 (45.45%) OO
3 5 (45.45%) Internet
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) C++
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Perl
3 5 (45.45%) VB
3 5 (45.45%) J2EE
3 5 (45.45%) SAP
3 5 (45.45%) Marketing
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
3 5 (45.45%) Embedded Systems

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Electronics
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Manufacturing
2 5 (45.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) J2EE
1 5 (45.45%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (9.09%) Cybercrime
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Android
2 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
2 5 (45.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Analytics
2 6 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) Data Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (45.45%) OO
3 5 (45.45%) Programme Management
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Coaching
4 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) Perl
2 5 (45.45%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) SAP