Period
to 22 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Test Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 309 338
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 26 27 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 6
South West median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -22.62% -23.64%
10th Percentile £34,381 £29,074 £36,875
90th Percentile £55,000 £46,967 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10,337 9,861 11,069
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 96.66% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8,574 8,202 9,308
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in the South West

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Senior Test Engineer in the South West

Senior Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Test Engineer in the South West

Senior Test Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 April 2018. 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
Bristol +2 13 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Somerset +1 10 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 - 2
Senior Test Engineer
England

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, Senior 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 South West region featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (80.77%) Test Automation
2 18 (69.23%) C#
3 17 (65.38%) SQL
4 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
6 11 (42.31%) Selenium
6 11 (42.31%) SDLC
7 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
7 10 (38.46%) Java
8 9 (34.62%) .NET
8 9 (34.62%) Degree
8 9 (34.62%) QA
8 9 (34.62%) BDD
8 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (30.77%) Scrum
10 7 (26.92%) JUnit
10 7 (26.92%) CSS
10 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
10 7 (26.92%) HTML
10 7 (26.92%) TestNG
11 6 (23.08%) Jasmine
11 6 (23.08%) Context-Driven Testing
11 6 (23.08%) Protractor
11 6 (23.08%) Oracle
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 6 (23.08%) ISEB
12 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
12 5 (19.23%) Linux
12 5 (19.23%) Web Services
12 5 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (3.85%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (11.54%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) JUnit
2 7 (26.92%) TestNG
3 6 (23.08%) Jasmine
3 6 (23.08%) Protractor
4 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
6 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.85%) JIRA
7 1 (3.85%) JMeter
7 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) CSS
2 7 (26.92%) HTML
3 5 (19.23%) Web Services
4 4 (15.38%) LAMP
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5
5 1 (3.85%) React
5 1 (3.85%) REST
5 1 (3.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Test Automation
2 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 11 (42.31%) SDLC
5 9 (34.62%) BDD
5 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (30.77%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Context-Driven Testing
8 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
8 5 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Open Source
8 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Decision-Making
9 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
9 4 (15.38%) Load Testing
10 2 (7.69%) DevOps
10 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
10 2 (7.69%) SDET
10 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C#
2 17 (65.38%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 4 (15.38%) VBScript
6 3 (11.54%) Python
7 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.85%) C++
8 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 9 (34.62%) Degree
3 6 (23.08%) ISEB
4 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) SAP