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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 89 80 86
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.75% 0.80% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.83% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 2
Average salary £37,000 £32,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% +0.78%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1139 967 1005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 95.39% 96.89% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 997 807 914
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 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 -9 6 £37,000 +15.62%
Newport - 2 £35,000 -
Cardiff -6 1 - -
Test Engineer
Wales

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Perl
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (66.67%) Test Management
4 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (58.33%) TDD
5 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (50.00%) Scrum
5 6 (50.00%) Client/Server
5 6 (50.00%) JUnit
5 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (50.00%) BDD
5 6 (50.00%) CentOS
5 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (50.00%) Korn
5 6 (50.00%) User Experience
6 5 (41.67%) JIRA
6 5 (41.67%) Confluence
6 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (41.67%) Python
6 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (41.67%) DTV
7 4 (33.33%) DVB
7 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Perforce
7 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
7 4 (33.33%) SQL

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 5 (41.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DVB
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (50.00%) JUnit
2 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (41.67%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) TestLink
5 3 (25.00%) Subversion
5 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (8.33%) Hudson
6 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (8.33%) Selenium
6 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 6 (50.00%) User Experience
2 5 (41.67%) DTV
3 4 (33.33%) Statistics
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) CentOS
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (66.67%) Test Management
4 7 (58.33%) TDD
5 6 (50.00%) Scrum
5 6 (50.00%) BDD
6 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (33.33%) Product Management
7 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Cyber Security
8 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (25.00%) Bug Management
8 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 1 (8.33%) Web Development
10 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
1 9 (75.00%) Perl
1 9 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (50.00%) Korn
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) C++
6 2 (16.67%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) Ruby
7 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (8.33%) Erlang
7 1 (8.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) Perforce