The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 118 112 189
Rank change year-on-year -6 +77  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 120 151 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.39% 2.59% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.68% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 88 110 43
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -5.06%  

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 4848 5643 5814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.69% 96.73% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4042 4659 4875
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +20 36 £33,250 +25.47% 4
Gloucestershire -18 33 £43,500 -5.94% 1
Bristol -27 19 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Cornwall - 11 - - 1
Wiltshire +17 10 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Devon +7 10 £28,591 - 1
Dorset +9 1 £22,500 -47.05%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 136 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (50.69%) Java
3 95 (43.78%) Test Automation
4 88 (40.55%) Selenium
5 74 (34.10%) Python
6 68 (31.34%) C#
7 67 (30.88%) Security Cleared
8 65 (29.95%) ISTQB
8 65 (29.95%) Cucumber
9 56 (25.81%) ISEB
10 53 (24.42%) BDD
10 53 (24.42%) Test Scripting
11 52 (23.96%) DV Cleared
12 50 (23.04%) C++
12 50 (23.04%) SQL
13 49 (22.58%) Linux
14 45 (20.74%) Software Testing
15 43 (19.82%) JMeter
16 42 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
17 41 (18.89%) Test Strategy
18 40 (18.43%) Degree
18 40 (18.43%) Scrum
19 38 (17.51%) Windows
19 38 (17.51%) JIRA
20 37 (17.05%) Non-Functional Testing
20 37 (17.05%) Perl
21 36 (16.59%) C
21 36 (16.59%) TDD
21 36 (16.59%) Software Engineering
22 35 (16.13%) Waterfall

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 15 (6.91%) Confluence
2 6 (2.76%) GlassFish
3 2 (0.92%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.46%) FileNet
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Mingle
2 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.84%) SaaS
3 2 (0.92%) IaaS
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.92%) PaaS
4 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.15%) Internet
2 6 (2.76%) Ethernet
2 6 (2.76%) RS-232
3 4 (1.84%) SSL
4 2 (0.92%) FTP
4 2 (0.92%) HTTP
4 2 (0.92%) SSH
5 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.46%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.61%) Big Data
2 8 (3.69%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.76%) RDBMS
3 6 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.30%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.92%) MySQL
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 88 (40.55%) Selenium
2 65 (29.95%) Cucumber
3 43 (19.82%) JMeter
4 38 (17.51%) JIRA
5 32 (14.75%) SpecFlow
6 26 (11.98%) LoadRunner
6 26 (11.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (11.06%) Git (software)
8 20 (9.22%) JUnit
9 17 (7.83%) SoapUI
10 16 (7.37%) Visual Studio
11 14 (6.45%) LoadUI
11 14 (6.45%) Ranorex
12 13 (5.99%) Eclipse
13 12 (5.53%) Jenkins
14 8 (3.69%) Spock
15 6 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (2.76%) IntelliJ
15 6 (2.76%) Jasmine
15 6 (2.76%) Protractor
General
1 29 (13.36%) Finance
2 26 (11.98%) Telecoms
3 23 (10.60%) Electronics
4 13 (5.99%) Banking
5 8 (3.69%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.23%) Marketing
7 6 (2.76%) Back Office
7 6 (2.76%) Games
8 4 (1.84%) Advertising
9 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.68%) XML
2 20 (9.22%) .NET
3 18 (8.29%) J2EE
4 16 (7.37%) SOAP
5 13 (5.99%) Gherkin
6 7 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.23%) HTML
6 7 (3.23%) RESTful
7 6 (2.76%) XML Messaging
8 4 (1.84%) CSS
8 4 (1.84%) Java EE
8 4 (1.84%) REST
8 4 (1.84%) STL
8 4 (1.84%) Web Services
9 3 (1.38%) Behat
10 2 (0.92%) HTML5
10 2 (0.92%) JSON
10 2 (0.92%) React
11 1 (0.46%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.83%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.15%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (2.76%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.84%) User Experience
7 2 (0.92%) Cybercrime
7 2 (0.92%) Fintech
7 2 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.46%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 49 (22.58%) Linux
2 38 (17.51%) Windows
3 25 (11.52%) Android
4 23 (10.60%) Apple iOS
4 23 (10.60%) Unix
5 2 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (43.78%) Test Automation
3 53 (24.42%) BDD
3 53 (24.42%) Test Scripting
4 45 (20.74%) Software Testing
5 42 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (18.89%) Test Strategy
7 40 (18.43%) Scrum
8 37 (17.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 36 (16.59%) Software Engineering
9 36 (16.59%) TDD
10 35 (16.13%) Waterfall
11 34 (15.67%) Automation Testing
12 31 (14.29%) SDLC
13 30 (13.82%) User Stories
14 28 (12.90%) ITIL
15 26 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (11.06%) Incident Management
16 24 (11.06%) Service Management
17 23 (10.60%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 110 (50.69%) Java
2 74 (34.10%) Python
3 68 (31.34%) C#
4 50 (23.04%) C++
4 50 (23.04%) SQL
5 37 (17.05%) Perl
6 36 (16.59%) C
7 22 (10.14%) JavaScript
7 22 (10.14%) Ruby
8 19 (8.76%) Bash Shell
9 18 (8.29%) PHP
10 16 (7.37%) VB
11 15 (6.91%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.76%) VC++
13 5 (2.30%) Groovy
14 4 (1.84%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.92%) XPath
16 1 (0.46%) Ada
16 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 67 (30.88%) Security Cleared
2 65 (29.95%) ISTQB
3 56 (25.81%) ISEB
4 52 (23.96%) DV Cleared
5 40 (18.43%) Degree
6 23 (10.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (5.53%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (4.61%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.30%) PhD
10 4 (1.84%) CCNA
10 4 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.84%) CISSP
10 4 (1.84%) GIAC
10 4 (1.84%) Linux+ Certification
10 4 (1.84%) MCSE
10 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.84%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (1.84%) SANS
10 4 (1.84%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (1.84%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.60%) QA
2 2 (0.92%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.46%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (4.61%) Hyper-V
1 10 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.92%) Docker
3 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (5.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (14.29%) HP
2 29 (13.36%) Atlassian
3 18 (8.29%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.53%) Oracle
5 10 (4.61%) VMware
6 6 (2.76%) SAP
7 1 (0.46%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.46%) EMC
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