Period
to 21 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 182 221
Rank change year-on-year +16 +39 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 162 154 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.66% 1.51% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.56% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 139 111 108
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,028 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.07% +14.29%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £29,475
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -

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 9,387 9,865 10,099
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.46% 97.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7,556 8,020 8,367
South West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 +12 53 £40,000 -5.33% 11
Gloucestershire 0 51 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Somerset +3 24 £40,000 -4.83% 9
Wiltshire +12 23 £44,500 -6.32% 11
Devon -9 5 £38,500 +18.46%
Cornwall +17 4 £30,500 -3.17%
Dorset +1 2 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 137 (84.57%) Test Automation
2 88 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (37.65%) Java
4 58 (35.80%) Security Cleared
5 49 (30.25%) Selenium
6 48 (29.63%) Software Testing
7 47 (29.01%) Python
8 46 (28.40%) Scrum
9 42 (25.93%) SC Cleared
10 40 (24.69%) C#
11 38 (23.46%) C
12 37 (22.84%) Software Engineering
13 36 (22.22%) BDD
13 36 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
14 35 (21.60%) Linux
15 32 (19.75%) Cucumber
16 30 (18.52%) DevOps
17 29 (17.90%) Big Data
17 29 (17.90%) Analytics
17 29 (17.90%) DV Cleared
17 29 (17.90%) Unix
17 29 (17.90%) C++
18 28 (17.28%) Telecoms
19 27 (16.67%) SQL
19 27 (16.67%) Docker
20 26 (16.05%) ISTQB
20 26 (16.05%) Git (software)
21 25 (15.43%) JavaScript
22 24 (14.81%) TDD
22 24 (14.81%) QA

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 15 (9.26%) Apache Spark
2 12 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 6 (3.70%) Confluence
5 4 (2.47%) CMS
6 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.02%) Azure
2 12 (7.41%) AWS
3 9 (5.56%) GCP
3 9 (5.56%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.85%) Azure Stack
4 3 (1.85%) Office 365
4 3 (1.85%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.62%) Serverless
5 1 (0.62%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.58%) Internet
2 12 (7.41%) Firewall
3 11 (6.79%) DAB
4 9 (5.56%) HTTPS
4 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.09%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.85%) 2G
6 3 (1.85%) 3G
6 3 (1.85%) 4G
6 3 (1.85%) DHCP
6 3 (1.85%) DNS
6 3 (1.85%) GGSN
6 3 (1.85%) IPsec
6 3 (1.85%) LTE
6 3 (1.85%) MGW
6 3 (1.85%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.85%) Network Security
6 3 (1.85%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (1.85%) SGSN
6 3 (1.85%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.90%) Big Data
2 11 (6.79%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.17%) GIS
4 7 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.09%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.09%) Data Lake
5 5 (3.09%) DataStage
6 4 (2.47%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.85%) MySQL
7 3 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (30.25%) Selenium
2 32 (19.75%) Cucumber
3 26 (16.05%) Git (software)
4 22 (13.58%) JIRA
5 21 (12.96%) Jenkins
6 16 (9.88%) Visual Studio
7 11 (6.79%) TestRail
8 10 (6.17%) Bitbucket
8 10 (6.17%) JMeter
8 10 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.56%) Appium
9 9 (5.56%) git-flow
9 9 (5.56%) SpecFlow
10 7 (4.32%) WebDriver
11 6 (3.70%) LabVIEW
11 6 (3.70%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.09%) eggPlant
12 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 4 (2.47%) Robot Framework
13 4 (2.47%) Subversion
General
1 28 (17.28%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.49%) Finance
3 14 (8.64%) Electronics
4 10 (6.17%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.32%) Marketing
5 7 (4.32%) Public Sector
6 5 (3.09%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Military
8 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.62%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.73%) .NET
2 12 (7.41%) XML
3 10 (6.17%) AngularJS
3 10 (6.17%) REST
3 10 (6.17%) Spring
4 9 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 9 (5.56%) GraphQL
4 9 (5.56%) Kafka
4 9 (5.56%) Node.js
4 9 (5.56%) React
4 9 (5.56%) Spring MVC
4 9 (5.56%) Vue.js
5 8 (4.94%) J2EE
6 7 (4.32%) Web Services
7 5 (3.09%) RESTful
8 4 (2.47%) CSS
8 4 (2.47%) JSON
8 4 (2.47%) WebdriverIO
9 3 (1.85%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.58%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (8.64%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (3.70%) Robotics
3 6 (3.70%) User Experience
4 5 (3.09%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.85%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) ASIC
7 2 (1.23%) Cyber Warfare
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.60%) Linux
2 29 (17.90%) Unix
3 17 (10.49%) Android
3 17 (10.49%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.09%) Windows
5 3 (1.85%) CentOS
5 3 (1.85%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (84.57%) Test Automation
2 88 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (29.63%) Software Testing
4 46 (28.40%) Scrum
5 37 (22.84%) Software Engineering
6 36 (22.22%) BDD
6 36 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (18.52%) DevOps
8 29 (17.90%) Analytics
9 24 (14.81%) TDD
9 24 (14.81%) Test Scripting
10 21 (12.96%) Data Analytics
11 20 (12.35%) Test Strategy
12 18 (11.11%) Test Management
13 17 (10.49%) Integration Testing
14 16 (9.88%) Manual Testing
15 15 (9.26%) Exploratory Testing
15 15 (9.26%) Mentoring
16 14 (8.64%) Kanban
16 14 (8.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 61 (37.65%) Java
2 47 (29.01%) Python
3 40 (24.69%) C#
4 38 (23.46%) C
5 29 (17.90%) C++
6 27 (16.67%) SQL
7 25 (15.43%) JavaScript
8 15 (9.26%) PHP
9 12 (7.41%) Perl
10 7 (4.32%) Scala
11 6 (3.70%) Ruby
11 6 (3.70%) VB
12 5 (3.09%) MATLAB
12 5 (3.09%) R
13 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.85%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.85%) Lua
15 2 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 58 (35.80%) Security Cleared
2 42 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 29 (17.90%) DV Cleared
4 26 (16.05%) ISTQB
5 21 (12.96%) Degree
6 14 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (7.41%) CCNA
7 12 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (7.41%) HND
8 9 (5.56%) CISSP
8 9 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (5.56%) GIAC
8 9 (5.56%) Linux+ Certification
8 9 (5.56%) MCSE
8 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (5.56%) SANS
8 9 (5.56%) SSCP
9 6 (3.70%) ISEB
10 5 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.81%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (16.67%) Docker
2 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.85%) vSphere
2 3 (1.85%) XenApp
3 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.85%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (1.85%) SCOM
2 3 (1.85%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.62%) Ansible
3 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (5.56%) Google
2 7 (4.32%) HP
2 7 (4.32%) Informatica
2 7 (4.32%) Teradata
3 6 (3.70%) SAP
4 5 (3.09%) Ab Initio
4 5 (3.09%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.09%) Netezza
5 3 (1.85%) Anite
5 3 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.85%) Splunk
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.62%) Apple
7 1 (0.62%) Huawei
7 1 (0.62%) Nokia
7 1 (0.62%) Pinterest
7 1 (0.62%) Samsung
7 1 (0.62%) VMware