Test Engineer Jobs in the South West

Test Engineer
England > South West

The median Test Engineer salary in the South West is £48,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 14 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
14 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 207 203 244
Rank change year-on-year -4 +41 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 80 52 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.80% 0.82% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.91% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 33 49 54
10th Percentile £39,600 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £39,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year -3.00% +8.11% -7.50%
75th Percentile £55,000 £58,000 £55,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% - +5.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South West

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies 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.

Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,652 5,718 8,837
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 89.85% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6,998 3,824 5,335
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,199 £38,000 £37,380
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,138
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £52,501 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the South West

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 14 July 2024.

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 6 months to 14 July 2024. 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
Jobs
Gloucestershire -1 28 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Devon +5 19 £57,500 +31.43% 1
Wiltshire +1 17 £45,000 +11.11% 4
Bristol +1 7 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Somerset 0 5 £42,250 -6.50% 2
Dorset -32 4 £46,250 -13.95% 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 2024, Test Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (41.25%) Python
2 32 (40.00%) Windows
2 32 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 29 (36.25%) Degree
4 28 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 21 (26.25%) Linux
7 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
8 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
9 17 (21.25%) Git
10 16 (20.00%) JIRA
10 16 (20.00%) Regression Testing
11 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (18.75%) Social Skills
11 15 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (17.50%) Presentation Skills
12 14 (17.50%) Software Engineering
13 13 (16.25%) Electronics
13 13 (16.25%) LabVIEW
13 13 (16.25%) MATLAB
13 13 (16.25%) Unix
13 13 (16.25%) Manual Testing
13 13 (16.25%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (16.25%) pytest
13 13 (16.25%) GitHub
14 12 (15.00%) Time Management
14 12 (15.00%) Test Management
14 12 (15.00%) HND
14 12 (15.00%) B2B

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.25%) Confluence
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.25%) GitHub
2 5 (6.25%) Azure
3 3 (3.75%) AWS
4 2 (2.50%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) 5G
1 4 (5.00%) Bluetooth
1 4 (5.00%) SD-WAN
1 4 (5.00%) WAN
1 4 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.75%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.25%) DHCP
3 1 (1.25%) DNS
3 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.25%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Git
2 16 (20.00%) JIRA
3 13 (16.25%) LabVIEW
4 7 (8.75%) Cypress.io
5 4 (5.00%) Selenium
6 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.50%) Subversion
6 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.25%) Appium
7 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.25%) Gatling
7 1 (1.25%) JBehave
7 1 (1.25%) JMeter
7 1 (1.25%) JUnit
7 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.25%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (18.75%) Social Skills
3 14 (17.50%) Presentation Skills
4 13 (16.25%) Electronics
5 8 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 5 (6.25%) Military
7 4 (5.00%) Finance
8 3 (3.75%) Aerospace
8 3 (3.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (3.75%) Retail
9 2 (2.50%) Marketing
10 1 (1.25%) Aviation
10 1 (1.25%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) pytest
2 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.25%) MERN Stack
2 1 (1.25%) Playwright
2 1 (1.25%) React
2 1 (1.25%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.75%) IoT
4 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.50%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) PKI
5 1 (1.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Windows
2 21 (26.25%) Linux
3 13 (16.25%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) Android
4 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 16 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 14 (17.50%) Software Engineering
6 13 (16.25%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (16.25%) Manual Testing
7 12 (15.00%) Agile
7 12 (15.00%) B2B
7 12 (15.00%) Test Management
7 12 (15.00%) Time Management
8 10 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (6.25%) API Testing
10 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
10 5 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.25%) User Stories
11 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.00%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.25%) Python
2 13 (16.25%) MATLAB
3 6 (7.50%) Java
4 5 (6.25%) C#
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.25%) C++
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
7 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (36.25%) Degree
2 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
3 12 (15.00%) HND
4 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.50%) HNC
6 2 (2.50%) ISEB
6 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) MCSA
7 1 (1.25%) MCSE
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.25%) HAZOP
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.50%) Thales
2 2 (2.50%) VMware
3 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.25%) Red Hat