The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 84 43 89
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 47 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.20% 4.31% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 4.48% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 14 44 5
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
Test Engineer
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1227 1050 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.85% 96.33% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1054 950 964
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,250 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the South Wales region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in South Wales

Test Engineer
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Torfaen +2 7 £35,000 +8.52%
Newport -20 7 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Cardiff -28 1 - - 2
Test Engineer
Wales

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (84.38%) Test Management
3 23 (71.88%) Bash Shell
3 23 (71.88%) Java
3 23 (71.88%) Perl
3 23 (71.88%) Linux
4 19 (59.38%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (56.25%) DTV
5 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
6 14 (43.75%) Python
6 14 (43.75%) Subversion
6 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
6 14 (43.75%) Test Automation
6 14 (43.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
7 12 (37.50%) TDD
8 11 (34.38%) Web Services
8 11 (34.38%) REST
8 11 (34.38%) Automation Testing
8 11 (34.38%) API Testing
9 10 (31.25%) Cyber Security
9 10 (31.25%) Product Management
10 9 (28.13%) Degree
10 9 (28.13%) JIRA
10 9 (28.13%) Korn
10 9 (28.13%) Statistics
10 9 (28.13%) User Experience
10 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (28.13%) TestLink
10 9 (28.13%) CentOS

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (28.13%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) DVB
2 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Subversion
1 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 9 (28.13%) TestLink
3 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
3 9 (28.13%) JIRA
3 9 (28.13%) JUnit
4 4 (12.50%) FitNesse
4 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
5 3 (9.38%) Hudson
General
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Web Services
1 11 (34.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) DTV
2 9 (28.13%) Statistics
2 9 (28.13%) User Experience
2 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (28.13%) Client/Server
3 8 (25.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) CentOS
2 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (84.38%) Test Management
3 19 (59.38%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 14 (43.75%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (37.50%) TDD
6 11 (34.38%) Automation Testing
6 11 (34.38%) API Testing
7 10 (31.25%) Cyber Security
7 10 (31.25%) Product Management
8 9 (28.13%) BDD
8 9 (28.13%) Scrum
9 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
9 7 (21.88%) Bug Management
10 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Information Security
11 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) Java
1 23 (71.88%) Perl
1 23 (71.88%) Bash Shell
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 14 (43.75%) Python
4 9 (28.13%) Objective-C
4 9 (28.13%) Korn
5 7 (21.88%) C++
6 4 (12.50%) SQL
7 3 (9.38%) Ruby
7 3 (9.38%) C#
7 3 (9.38%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 8 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Red Hat
1 9 (28.13%) Perforce
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