Period
to 29 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 79 96
Rank change year-on-year -23 +17 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 25 41 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.79% 2.80% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.93% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 24 21 39
Median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £34,225 £37,500 £30,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £52,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +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 1,319 1,398 1,429
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.56% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 994 1,030 1,162
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £22,525
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
South West median annual salary £44,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.30% +2.35% +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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 -8 13 £47,750 +6.11% 1
Tewkesbury -9 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Cheltenham -14 1 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Test Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 22 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (56.00%) Telecoms
5 13 (52.00%) Unix
6 12 (48.00%) Internet
6 12 (48.00%) DV Cleared
6 12 (48.00%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (44.00%) Data Analytics
7 11 (44.00%) Analytics
8 10 (40.00%) Java
9 9 (36.00%) C
9 9 (36.00%) C++
9 9 (36.00%) Python
9 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (36.00%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (32.00%) Scrum
11 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
12 6 (24.00%) Selenium
12 6 (24.00%) QA
12 6 (24.00%) Linux
12 6 (24.00%) HND
13 5 (20.00%) XML
13 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (20.00%) SAP
13 5 (20.00%) Programme Management
13 5 (20.00%) Finance
13 5 (20.00%) Electronics
13 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing

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 4 (16.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Azure Stack
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.00%) AWS
3 1 (4.00%) GCP
3 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (8.00%) Skype
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (24.00%) Selenium
3 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) REST Assured
4 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.00%) Appium
5 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (8.00%) eggPlant
5 2 (8.00%) JUnit
5 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.00%) Maven
5 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.00%) TestRail
6 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.00%) git-flow
6 1 (4.00%) JMeter
6 1 (4.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 14 (56.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.00%) Electronics
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (20.00%) Marketing
2 5 (20.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Games
4 1 (4.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (12.00%) J2EE
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) JSON
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) GraphQL
4 1 (4.00%) Kafka
4 1 (4.00%) Node.js
4 1 (4.00%) React
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (4.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (36.00%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Unix
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Android
3 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (12.00%) Windows
5 2 (8.00%) CentOS
5 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (44.00%) Analytics
4 11 (44.00%) Data Analytics
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (16.00%) BDD
7 4 (16.00%) DevOps
7 4 (16.00%) Kanban
7 4 (16.00%) TDD
8 3 (12.00%) OO
8 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (8.00%) CRM
9 2 (8.00%) ITIL
9 2 (8.00%) MODAF
9 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
9 2 (8.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) C
2 9 (36.00%) C++
2 9 (36.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) PHP
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (48.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) HND
5 5 (20.00%) Degree
5 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (8.00%) CCA
6 2 (8.00%) MCP
6 2 (8.00%) RHCE
7 1 (4.00%) CCNA
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.00%) CISSP
7 1 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (4.00%) GIAC
7 1 (4.00%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (4.00%) MCSE
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (4.00%) SANS
7 1 (4.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (4.00%) Def Stans
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP ALM
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (8.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) SAP
2 4 (16.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (12.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Splunk
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) VMware