The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 165 186
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 79 73 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.49% 1.39% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.43% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 70 62 46
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £55,500
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 the South West. 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5162 5111 5787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.08% 97.59% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4287 4330 4876
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,648 £55,000
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 the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the South West

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the South West

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the South West

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 Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Somerset +29 33 £37,000 -1.33% 1
Bristol -15 26 £42,500 +9.67% 8
Wiltshire -1 9 £32,500 +18.18%
Gloucestershire -35 6 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Dorset +5 3 £35,000 +10.23% 2
Cornwall -6 2 £40,000 +2.56%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 184 (91.54%) Test Automation
2 129 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (51.74%) Java
4 94 (46.77%) Selenium
5 80 (39.80%) Cucumber
6 78 (38.81%) C#
7 73 (36.32%) ISTQB
8 66 (32.84%) ISEB
9 63 (31.34%) Software Testing
10 61 (30.35%) SQL
11 55 (27.36%) Scrum
12 54 (26.87%) BDD
13 49 (24.38%) Python
14 48 (23.88%) Security Cleared
15 46 (22.89%) Windows
16 45 (22.39%) Test Scripting
17 43 (21.39%) Non-Functional Testing
18 40 (19.90%) QA
19 39 (19.40%) SpecFlow
19 39 (19.40%) .NET
20 36 (17.91%) Waterfall
21 34 (16.92%) Manual Testing
21 34 (16.92%) OO
22 33 (16.42%) C++
23 32 (15.92%) Team Foundation Server
24 31 (15.42%) JIRA
24 31 (15.42%) Exploratory Testing
25 30 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
26 29 (14.43%) SDLC
27 28 (13.93%) Test Strategy

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 5 (2.49%) Confluence
2 3 (1.49%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.50%) CMS
3 1 (0.50%) FileNet
3 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Mingle
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.48%) SaaS
3 6 (2.99%) IaaS
3 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.99%) SSL
2 5 (2.49%) HTTP
2 5 (2.49%) Internet
3 3 (1.49%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.49%) RS-232
4 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.50%) FTP
5 1 (0.50%) ICMP
5 1 (0.50%) SSH
5 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.49%) Big Data
4 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 94 (46.77%) Selenium
2 80 (39.80%) Cucumber
3 39 (19.40%) SpecFlow
4 32 (15.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (15.42%) JIRA
6 28 (13.93%) JMeter
6 28 (13.93%) JUnit
7 23 (11.44%) Visual Studio
8 22 (10.95%) LoadRunner
9 18 (8.96%) Jenkins
10 17 (8.46%) SoapUI
11 15 (7.46%) Ranorex
12 14 (6.97%) JBehave
13 13 (6.47%) Eclipse
13 13 (6.47%) Git (software)
13 13 (6.47%) LoadUI
14 12 (5.97%) IntelliJ
14 12 (5.97%) WebDriver
15 10 (4.98%) Jasmine
15 10 (4.98%) Protractor
General
1 21 (10.45%) Finance
2 16 (7.96%) Marketing
3 15 (7.46%) Electronics
4 14 (6.97%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.98%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.48%) Advertising
6 7 (3.48%) Banking
7 4 (1.99%) Back Office
8 3 (1.49%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.49%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.40%) .NET
2 14 (6.97%) XML
3 12 (5.97%) J2EE
4 10 (4.98%) Behat
5 9 (4.48%) SOAP
6 8 (3.98%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.98%) Gherkin
6 8 (3.98%) REST
6 8 (3.98%) Web Services
7 6 (2.99%) HTML
7 6 (2.99%) JSON
7 6 (2.99%) React
8 5 (2.49%) CSS
9 4 (1.99%) XML Messaging
10 3 (1.49%) RESTful
11 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.50%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.98%) User Experience
3 8 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.49%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.00%) CCTV
7 2 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) APACS
8 1 (0.50%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.50%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.50%) EMV
8 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.89%) Windows
2 28 (13.93%) Linux
3 26 (12.94%) Unix
4 17 (8.46%) Apple iOS
5 15 (7.46%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) AIX
6 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (91.54%) Test Automation
2 129 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (31.34%) Software Testing
4 55 (27.36%) Scrum
5 54 (26.87%) BDD
6 45 (22.39%) Test Scripting
7 43 (21.39%) Non-Functional Testing
8 36 (17.91%) Waterfall
9 34 (16.92%) Manual Testing
9 34 (16.92%) OO
10 31 (15.42%) Exploratory Testing
11 30 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (14.43%) SDLC
13 28 (13.93%) TDD
13 28 (13.93%) Test Strategy
14 24 (11.94%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (11.94%) Software Engineering
14 24 (11.94%) User Stories
15 23 (11.44%) Functional Testing
15 23 (11.44%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (51.74%) Java
2 78 (38.81%) C#
3 61 (30.35%) SQL
4 49 (24.38%) Python
5 33 (16.42%) C++
6 26 (12.94%) Ruby
7 24 (11.94%) C
8 18 (8.96%) Perl
9 14 (6.97%) JavaScript
10 12 (5.97%) PHP
11 11 (5.47%) T-SQL
12 8 (3.98%) VB
13 5 (2.49%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.49%) Groovy
13 5 (2.49%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.49%) VC++
15 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.50%) VB6
16 1 (0.50%) VBA
16 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (36.32%) ISTQB
2 66 (32.84%) ISEB
3 48 (23.88%) Security Cleared
4 28 (13.93%) Degree
5 27 (13.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (12.44%) DV Cleared
7 18 (8.96%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.99%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.99%) PhD
10 3 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.00%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (19.90%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.50%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) Docker
3 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.96%) Atlassian
3 17 (8.46%) Oracle
4 16 (7.96%) HP
5 5 (2.49%) SAP
6 3 (1.49%) VMware
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