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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 85 97 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.79% 0.61% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.64% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 9
Average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,300 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,500 £35,185
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1100 1086 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.09% 94.68% 97.43%
Number of salaries quoted 966 986 816
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 2014. 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
Newport +15 3 £35,000 +59.09%
Cardiff +2 3 £28,500 -21.91%
Torfaen -2 3 £34,000 +4.61%
Test Engineer
Wales

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (44.23%) SQL
3 19 (36.54%) Linux
3 19 (36.54%) Jenkins
4 18 (34.62%) Regression Testing
5 17 (32.69%) Automated Testing
5 17 (32.69%) Python
6 16 (30.77%) Korn
6 16 (30.77%) Bash Shell
6 16 (30.77%) Java
7 15 (28.85%) JIRA
8 14 (26.92%) Perl
8 14 (26.92%) C++
8 14 (26.92%) BDD
8 14 (26.92%) Scrum
9 13 (25.00%) TDD
9 13 (25.00%) Red Hat
10 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
10 12 (23.08%) Performance Testing
10 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
10 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 12 (23.08%) Finance
11 11 (21.15%) JUnit
11 11 (21.15%) Ruby
12 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
12 10 (19.23%) C
12 10 (19.23%) CentOS
12 10 (19.23%) Product Management
12 10 (19.23%) Test Management

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (17.31%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 10 (19.23%) HTTP
3 7 (13.46%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.92%) JasperReports
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.92%) Big Data
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (36.54%) Jenkins
2 15 (28.85%) JIRA
3 11 (21.15%) JUnit
4 10 (19.23%) TestLink
5 8 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 8 (15.38%) Selenium
6 7 (13.46%) Fiddler
6 7 (13.46%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.77%) Spock
8 2 (3.85%) JMeter
8 2 (3.85%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.92%) Subversion
9 1 (1.92%) Maven
9 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Welsh Language
3 3 (5.77%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) HTML
2 4 (7.69%) XML
2 4 (7.69%) SOAP
2 4 (7.69%) iOS SDK
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) J2EE
4 1 (1.92%) EJB
4 1 (1.92%) JMS
4 1 (1.92%) Java EE 5
4 1 (1.92%) JPA
4 1 (1.92%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) DTV
2 6 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.77%) iPad
3 3 (5.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) CentOS
3 8 (15.38%) Windows
4 7 (13.46%) UNIX
5 6 (11.54%) Android
5 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) Regression Testing
3 17 (32.69%) Automated Testing
4 14 (26.92%) Scrum
4 14 (26.92%) BDD
5 13 (25.00%) TDD
6 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (19.23%) Product Management
7 10 (19.23%) Test Management
7 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
8 9 (17.31%) Bug Management
8 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
8 9 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Security Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.69%) Cyber Security
10 4 (7.69%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) SQL
2 17 (32.69%) Python
3 16 (30.77%) Korn
3 16 (30.77%) Java
3 16 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 14 (26.92%) Perl
4 14 (26.92%) C++
5 11 (21.15%) Ruby
6 10 (19.23%) C
7 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 7 (13.46%) Groovy
9 4 (7.69%) C#
10 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
10 3 (5.77%) Objective-C
11 2 (3.85%) VB
12 1 (1.92%) Erlang
12 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 8 (15.38%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) Perforce
3 5 (9.62%) T-Plan
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft