Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 20 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 > Dorset
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 98 105
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.80% 0.66% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.66% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 7
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £28,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.04% -18.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,050 £25,750
90th Percentile £37,750 £32,250 £45,750
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 Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 1102 1057 1440
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.39% 99.72% 97.63%
Number of salaries quoted 957 943 1118
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,550 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £50,075
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 Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Dorset

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Dorset

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wimborne - 6 £37,500 -
Bournemouth +5 1 £32,500 +30.00%
Poole -10 1 £32,500 +14.04%
Test Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Dorset region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Aerospace
3 5 (55.56%) DO-178B
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Legal
4 4 (44.44%) C
4 4 (44.44%) MIL-STD-1553
5 3 (33.33%) MSTest
5 3 (33.33%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) C++
5 3 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) NUnit
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (33.33%) Ranorex
6 2 (22.22%) Image Processing
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) LabVIEW
7 1 (11.11%) CMS
7 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 (11.11%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MSTest
1 3 (33.33%) NUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Ranorex
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (55.56%) Aerospace
2 4 (44.44%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) REST
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) DO-178B
2 4 (44.44%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (11.11%) QA