The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 63 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.63% 0.38% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.38% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 5
Median salary £35,000 £31,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.23% -15.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £29,275 £31,650
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £34,825 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 472 525 590
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 99.37% 99.81% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1706 1889 2110
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,125 £22,750 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wimborne - 2 £37,500 - 1
Poole +7 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Test Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) MSTest
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) NUnit
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
3 1 (25.00%) Avionics
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) DO-178B
3 1 (25.00%) Image Processing

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 (25.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MSTest
1 2 (50.00%) NUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Ranorex
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) DO-178B
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wimborne
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 days ago