Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 21 November 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 > Somerset
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 111 85
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.41% 0.60% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 0.62% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 20
Somerset median annual salary £39,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.86% -12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £31,150 £30,875 £32,850
90th Percentile £53,750 £47,375 £45,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Permanent vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 1306 1290 1222
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.96% 96.99% 98.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1081 1105 1060
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,950 £23,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Somerset

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Somerset

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Somerset over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Somerset

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Bath -3 13 £42,500 +9.68% 2
Taunton +14 1 £37,000 +5.71%
Test Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Somerset region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Cucumber
3 11 (57.89%) BDD
4 10 (52.63%) Selenium
4 10 (52.63%) Web Services
5 8 (42.11%) QA
6 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
7 6 (31.58%) HTTP
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (31.58%) Python
7 6 (31.58%) Scrum
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
7 6 (31.58%) Analytics
7 6 (31.58%) Digital Analytics
7 6 (31.58%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
8 5 (26.32%) Java
8 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
8 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
9 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
9 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
9 4 (21.05%) C#
9 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (5.26%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Cucumber
2 10 (52.63%) Selenium
3 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
4 4 (21.05%) GitLab
5 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
5 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (10.53%) JBehave
6 2 (10.53%) JUnit
7 1 (5.26%) Subversion
7 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) LAMP
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) BDD
4 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Analytics
5 6 (31.58%) Digital Analytics
5 6 (31.58%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
7 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.79%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Python
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) VBScript
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Xamarin