Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 182 221
Rank change year-on-year -26 +39 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 127 169 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.23% 1.57% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.62% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 107 139 113
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,300 £24,000 £27,400
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 10031 10440 11540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8317 8817 9769
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,700 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,300
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +34 72 £42,500 - 3
Gloucestershire -32 22 £42,500 +6.25%
Somerset +8 18 £38,750 +10.71% 2
Dorset +4 9 £32,500 +14.04%
Wiltshire -32 6 £32,500 +8.33%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 108 (85.04%) Test Automation
2 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (36.22%) Selenium
4 42 (33.07%) Java
5 37 (29.13%) Software Testing
6 34 (26.77%) C#
6 34 (26.77%) SQL
7 33 (25.98%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (25.98%) Cucumber
8 32 (25.20%) QA
9 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
9 28 (22.05%) TDD
10 27 (21.26%) Manual Testing
11 26 (20.47%) Python
12 25 (19.69%) .NET
13 24 (18.90%) ISTQB
13 24 (18.90%) JIRA
13 24 (18.90%) BDD
14 23 (18.11%) SDLC
15 21 (16.54%) Waterfall
15 21 (16.54%) ISEB
16 19 (14.96%) Web Services
16 19 (14.96%) Degree
16 19 (14.96%) Test Scripting
17 18 (14.17%) Marketing
17 18 (14.17%) Validation
17 18 (14.17%) JUnit
18 17 (13.39%) Software Engineering
18 17 (13.39%) Non-Functional Testing
19 16 (12.60%) SpecFlow

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 (3.94%) Confluence
2 2 (1.57%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.15%) IaaS
3 4 (3.15%) PaaS
3 4 (3.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) HTTP
2 5 (3.94%) Internet
2 5 (3.94%) SSH
3 4 (3.15%) SSL
4 2 (1.57%) SMS
5 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.79%) IPsec
5 1 (0.79%) IPv4
5 1 (0.79%) IPv6
5 1 (0.79%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.79%) SNMP
5 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.79%) VLAN
5 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.79%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.72%) Big Data
4 4 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.36%) MySQL
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (36.22%) Selenium
2 33 (25.98%) Cucumber
3 24 (18.90%) JIRA
4 18 (14.17%) JUnit
5 16 (12.60%) SpecFlow
6 15 (11.81%) Jenkins
7 13 (10.24%) Git (software)
8 11 (8.66%) JBehave
8 11 (8.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (7.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (7.87%) Jasmine
9 10 (7.87%) Protractor
10 7 (5.51%) SoapUI
10 7 (5.51%) TestNG
11 6 (4.72%) Zephyr
12 5 (3.94%) Bitbucket
12 5 (3.94%) Visual Studio
13 4 (3.15%) GitLab
13 4 (3.15%) Maven
13 4 (3.15%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (14.17%) Marketing
2 12 (9.45%) Electronics
2 12 (9.45%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Manufacturing
2 12 (9.45%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.51%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.15%) Legal
5 2 (1.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
6 1 (0.79%) Avionics
6 1 (0.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.69%) .NET
2 19 (14.96%) Web Services
3 10 (7.87%) REST
4 9 (7.09%) Gherkin
4 9 (7.09%) XML
5 8 (6.30%) HTML
5 8 (6.30%) SOAP
6 7 (5.51%) CSS
7 5 (3.94%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.94%) Behat
7 5 (3.94%) J2EE
8 4 (3.15%) React
9 2 (1.57%) JSON
9 2 (1.57%) LAMP
9 2 (1.57%) Velocity
10 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.79%) jQuery
10 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.94%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.36%) User Experience
7 2 (1.57%) CCTV
8 1 (0.79%) APACS
8 1 (0.79%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.79%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.79%) Cyber Warfare
8 1 (0.79%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.79%) EMV
8 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.79%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.66%) Linux
2 9 (7.09%) Windows
3 7 (5.51%) Android
3 7 (5.51%) Unix
4 6 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (85.04%) Test Automation
2 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (29.13%) Software Testing
4 33 (25.98%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (22.05%) TDD
6 27 (21.26%) Manual Testing
7 24 (18.90%) BDD
8 23 (18.11%) SDLC
9 21 (16.54%) Waterfall
10 19 (14.96%) Test Scripting
11 18 (14.17%) Validation
12 17 (13.39%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (13.39%) Software Engineering
13 14 (11.02%) OO
14 13 (10.24%) Kanban
15 12 (9.45%) Analytics
15 12 (9.45%) DevOps
15 12 (9.45%) Performance Testing
15 12 (9.45%) Scrum
16 11 (8.66%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.07%) Java
2 34 (26.77%) C#
2 34 (26.77%) SQL
3 26 (20.47%) Python
4 14 (11.02%) C
4 14 (11.02%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.02%) Ruby
5 12 (9.45%) T-SQL
6 9 (7.09%) C++
7 8 (6.30%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.72%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.72%) PHP
9 5 (3.94%) Perl
9 5 (3.94%) VB
10 4 (3.15%) XPath
11 2 (1.57%) VBScript
12 1 (0.79%) F#
12 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.90%) ISTQB
3 21 (16.54%) ISEB
4 19 (14.96%) Degree
5 8 (6.30%) DV Cleared
5 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (25.20%) QA
2 5 (3.94%) DO-178B
3 4 (3.15%) MIL-STD-1553
4 3 (2.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (8.66%) Microsoft
1 11 (8.66%) SAP
2 10 (7.87%) HP
3 5 (3.94%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle
5 1 (0.79%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.79%) Software AG
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
5 1 (0.79%) webMethods
5 1 (0.79%) Xamarin