The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 72 68
Rank change year-on-year +26 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 33 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.71% 0.62% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 0.63% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 27 4 2
Median salary £37,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.33% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 682 632 611
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 97.43% 97.53% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 504 555 544
Median salary £40,000 £39,750 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.62% +10.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,597 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath 0 16 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Taunton - 2 £37,014 -
Portishead - 1 - -
Test Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 66 (94.29%) Test Automation
2 46 (65.71%) Java
3 42 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 40 (57.14%) Scrum
4 40 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (51.43%) C#
5 36 (51.43%) BDD
6 33 (47.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 28 (40.00%) Selenium
8 27 (38.57%) Software Testing
8 27 (38.57%) Windows
9 26 (37.14%) Exploratory Testing
9 26 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (32.86%) SpecFlow
10 23 (32.86%) ISEB
10 23 (32.86%) ISTQB
11 20 (28.57%) Performance Testing
11 20 (28.57%) SQL
11 20 (28.57%) Waterfall
11 20 (28.57%) Security Testing
12 19 (27.14%) Test Management
12 19 (27.14%) User Stories
12 19 (27.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 19 (27.14%) JUnit
12 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
12 19 (27.14%) Load Testing
13 18 (25.71%) Visual Studio
14 16 (22.86%) Manual Testing
15 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
15 15 (21.43%) SQL Server

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 3 (4.29%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) ICMP
2 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 42 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 28 (40.00%) Selenium
3 26 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (32.86%) SpecFlow
5 19 (27.14%) JUnit
6 18 (25.71%) Visual Studio
7 14 (20.00%) JBehave
8 12 (17.14%) Eclipse
8 12 (17.14%) IntelliJ
8 12 (17.14%) JIRA
9 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
11 5 (7.14%) Geb
11 5 (7.14%) JMeter
11 5 (7.14%) Spock
11 5 (7.14%) Travis CI
12 1 (1.43%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (1.43%) Electronics
2 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.43%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) EJB
4 1 (1.43%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
4 1 (1.43%) J2EE
4 1 (1.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.57%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Unix
3 7 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (94.29%) Test Automation
2 40 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.14%) Scrum
3 36 (51.43%) BDD
4 33 (47.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 27 (38.57%) Software Testing
6 26 (37.14%) Exploratory Testing
7 20 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 20 (28.57%) Security Testing
7 20 (28.57%) Waterfall
8 19 (27.14%) Load Testing
8 19 (27.14%) Test Management
8 19 (27.14%) User Stories
9 16 (22.86%) Manual Testing
10 14 (20.00%) Functional Testing
11 13 (18.57%) OO
11 13 (18.57%) QA Automation
12 12 (17.14%) Project Planning
13 10 (14.29%) DevOps
14 9 (12.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 46 (65.71%) Java
2 36 (51.43%) C#
3 20 (28.57%) SQL
4 9 (12.86%) C
5 8 (11.43%) Python
6 5 (7.14%) Groovy
6 5 (7.14%) PHP
7 4 (5.71%) Ruby
8 2 (2.86%) C++
8 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.43%) Perl
9 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (32.86%) ISEB
1 23 (32.86%) ISTQB
2 19 (27.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.57%) Oracle
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