Period
to 4 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 107 95
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 37 41
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.19% 2.20% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 2.29% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9 38 35
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,775 £28,750
90th Percentile £66,750 £65,000 £52,500
South West median annual salary £42,178 £42,557 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.89% +6.39% -

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 800 1,616 1,628
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 96.08% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 595 1,244 1,329
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,450 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £65,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +22 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Cheltenham +22 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) C
4 4 (40.00%) C++
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (40.00%) HP ALM
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (30.00%) eggPlant
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) JMeter
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) PHP
6 2 (20.00%) SQL

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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) eggPlant
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) Appium
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (20.00%) Maven
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (20.00%) TestRail
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) REST Assured
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) CentOS
2 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) C
2 4 (40.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Atlassian
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) VMware