Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,178 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 189 169
Rank change year-on-year +47 -20 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 83 153 187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 1.91% 1.51% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.56% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 72 143 150
Median annual salary £42,178 £42,557 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.89% +6.39% -
10th Percentile £31,451 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,467 £62,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%

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 4,161 9,780 10,252
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.64% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,349 7,826 8,494
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,900 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.22% +5.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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
Wiltshire +73 40 £41,135 -4.68% 1
Bristol +53 24 £42,339 -0.38% 4
Gloucestershire +22 9 £56,250 +25.00% 3
Devon +19 5 £50,000 +63.27%
Cornwall +15 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Somerset -10 2 £30,000 -29.46% 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 77 (92.77%) Test Automation
2 58 (69.88%) Selenium
3 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (45.78%) Cucumber
5 35 (42.17%) C#
6 33 (39.76%) Java
7 29 (34.94%) Python
8 28 (33.73%) JavaScript
9 27 (32.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (30.12%) SoapUI
10 25 (30.12%) Finance
11 24 (28.92%) TypeScript
12 23 (27.71%) SOAP
13 20 (24.10%) QA
14 18 (21.69%) Scrum
15 17 (20.48%) .NET
15 17 (20.48%) ISTQB
15 17 (20.48%) Non-Functional Testing
16 16 (19.28%) DevOps
16 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
16 16 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (18.07%) TDD
17 15 (18.07%) BDD
18 14 (16.87%) Enterprise Software
18 14 (16.87%) eggPlant
18 14 (16.87%) Exploratory Testing
18 14 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (16.87%) Retail
18 14 (16.87%) Software Testing
18 14 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing

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 2 (2.41%) Confluence
1 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.20%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.25%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (4.82%) AWS
3 2 (2.41%) Azure
4 1 (1.20%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (1.20%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Skype
2 1 (1.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (69.88%) Selenium
2 38 (45.78%) Cucumber
3 25 (30.12%) SoapUI
4 14 (16.87%) eggPlant
5 13 (15.66%) JIRA
5 13 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (14.46%) Git (software)
7 7 (8.43%) Robot Framework
7 7 (8.43%) SpecFlow
8 6 (7.23%) JMeter
9 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.61%) Appium
10 3 (3.61%) LabVIEW
10 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.61%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.41%) Cypress.io
11 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.41%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.41%) PHPUnit
General
1 25 (30.12%) Finance
2 14 (16.87%) Retail
3 13 (15.66%) Banking
4 4 (4.82%) General Ledger
5 3 (3.61%) Electronics
6 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.41%) Legal
6 2 (2.41%) Marketing
6 2 (2.41%) Publishing
6 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.20%) Police
7 1 (1.20%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) SOAP
2 17 (20.48%) .NET
3 5 (6.02%) XML
4 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.82%) Jest
4 4 (4.82%) JSON
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.61%) REST
5 3 (3.61%) Web Services
6 2 (2.41%) .NET Core
6 2 (2.41%) Enzyme
6 2 (2.41%) HTML
6 2 (2.41%) Nightwatchjs
7 1 (1.20%) GraphQL
7 1 (1.20%) Middleware
7 1 (1.20%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (13.25%) Client/Server
3 10 (12.05%) Mainframe
4 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Windows
3 2 (2.41%) Android
3 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.41%) CentOS
3 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (92.77%) Test Automation
2 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (21.69%) Scrum
5 17 (20.48%) Non-Functional Testing
6 16 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (19.28%) DevOps
6 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
7 15 (18.07%) BDD
7 15 (18.07%) TDD
8 14 (16.87%) Exploratory Testing
8 14 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (16.87%) Software Testing
8 14 (16.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (15.66%) SDLC
10 12 (14.46%) Agile Testing
10 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
11 11 (13.25%) Waterfall
12 10 (12.05%) Continuous Deployment
12 10 (12.05%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.17%) C#
2 33 (39.76%) Java
3 29 (34.94%) Python
4 28 (33.73%) JavaScript
5 24 (28.92%) TypeScript
6 6 (7.23%) C
6 6 (7.23%) C++
7 5 (6.02%) SQL
8 4 (4.82%) PHP
9 3 (3.61%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.41%) Perl
10 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.41%) VB
11 1 (1.20%) Ruby
11 1 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) ISTQB
2 13 (15.66%) ISEB
3 11 (13.25%) Degree
4 10 (12.05%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.23%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.61%) HND
8 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.20%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.41%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.20%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Atlassian
1 4 (4.82%) HP
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle
1 4 (4.82%) SAP
2 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.20%) VMware