Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 17 January 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 84 117
Rank change year-on-year -21 +33 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 26 90 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.84% 4.00% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 4.12% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 33 72 19
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £35,600
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £56,650
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 1,375 2,183 1,913
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.45% 97.11% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,138 1,826 1,485
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +1.22% +2.50%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,375 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,225 £60,000 £65,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Cheltenham +21 10 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Gloucester +10 3 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Cirencester -18 2 £38,750 +10.71%
Tewkesbury - 1 £34,000 -
Test Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (50.00%) Python
4 12 (46.15%) HP
4 12 (46.15%) TDD
4 12 (46.15%) JIRA
5 11 (42.31%) Java
5 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
6 10 (38.46%) Web Services
7 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
7 9 (34.62%) Selenium
7 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
7 9 (34.62%) Test Planning
8 8 (30.77%) DevOps
8 8 (30.77%) User Stories
8 8 (30.77%) Confluence
8 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
8 8 (30.77%) V-Model
8 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
8 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
8 8 (30.77%) Problem Management
8 8 (30.77%) Release Management
8 8 (30.77%) Atlassian
8 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
8 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
8 8 (30.77%) C
8 8 (30.77%) PHP
8 8 (30.77%) ITIL
8 8 (30.77%) Service Management

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 8 (30.77%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SSH
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) SSL
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) IPsec
4 1 (3.85%) IPv4
4 1 (3.85%) IPv6
4 1 (3.85%) SNMP
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) JIRA
2 9 (34.62%) Selenium
3 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 6 (23.08%) Maven
4 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
4 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
5 4 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (15.38%) Bitbucket
5 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (15.38%) Vagrant
5 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 4 (15.38%) Zephyr
6 2 (7.69%) GitLab
6 2 (7.69%) Gradle
6 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 7 (26.92%) Electronics
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Manufacturing
2 7 (26.92%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Web Services
2 7 (26.92%) XML
3 4 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 4 (15.38%) REST
3 4 (15.38%) SOAP
4 3 (11.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Cyber Warfare
3 1 (3.85%) Cybercrime
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Android
3 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
3 3 (11.54%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 12 (46.15%) TDD
4 11 (42.31%) Test Strategy
5 9 (34.62%) Test Planning
6 8 (30.77%) Change Management
6 8 (30.77%) DevOps
6 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
6 8 (30.77%) ITIL
6 8 (30.77%) Problem Management
6 8 (30.77%) Release Management
6 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
6 8 (30.77%) Service Management
6 8 (30.77%) User Stories
6 8 (30.77%) V-Model
6 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
7 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (26.92%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (26.92%) Programme Management
8 6 (23.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Python
2 11 (42.31%) Java
3 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
3 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 8 (30.77%) C
4 8 (30.77%) PHP
4 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
5 6 (23.08%) C#
5 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) Ruby
6 4 (15.38%) XPath
7 3 (11.54%) C++
7 3 (11.54%) Perl
7 3 (11.54%) VB
8 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) ISEB
3 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 4 (15.38%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) HP
2 8 (30.77%) Atlassian
3 7 (26.92%) SAP
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Google