Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 95 74
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 45 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.88% 2.69% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 2.82% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6 45 21
Median annual salary £61,250 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.11% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £48,750 £33,750 £36,000
90th Percentile £73,125 £63,000 £60,000
South West median annual salary £50,000 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.48% -7.78% +12.50%

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 652 1,598 1,378
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 510 1,255 1,058
Median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in Gloucestershire.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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
Gloucester +16 3 £52,500 +10.53%
Test Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Gloucestershire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) DV Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Police
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Docker
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) REST Assured
5 1 (16.67%) Postman
5 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Azure
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) REST Assured
3 1 (16.67%) Postman
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Police
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Collaborative Working
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) DV Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker