The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South Wales region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 78 76 94
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.45% 1.84% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.89% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3 20 6
Median salary £29,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £32,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £37,750 £36,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%

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
874 1061 1146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.98% 97.70% 98.62%
Number of salaries quoted 776 922 1032
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 3 £27,000 -
Newport -14 1 £36,000 +2.85%
Test Engineer
Wales

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Wales region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Java
2 12 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 11 (55.00%) Android
3 11 (55.00%) Linux
4 10 (50.00%) Python
4 10 (50.00%) Scrum
5 9 (45.00%) C++
5 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (40.00%) Perl
6 8 (40.00%) PHP
7 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
7 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (30.00%) DevOps
8 6 (30.00%) BDD
8 6 (30.00%) TDD
9 5 (25.00%) Objective-C
9 5 (25.00%) Selenium
9 5 (25.00%) Korn
9 5 (25.00%) JUnit
9 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 4 (20.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) OO
11 3 (15.00%) C#
11 3 (15.00%) Degree
11 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (15.00%) API Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) RS-232
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (25.00%) JUnit
2 5 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (10.00%) Firebug
4 2 (10.00%) Hudson
4 2 (10.00%) Maven
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) Android Studio
5 1 (5.00%) Appium
5 1 (5.00%) Calabash
5 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) gulp
5 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
5 1 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (5.00%) Robotium
5 1 (5.00%) TestLink
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.00%) Statistics
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (5.00%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 11 (55.00%) Android
2 11 (55.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) CentOS
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
5 6 (30.00%) DevOps
5 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) API Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) OOP
7 2 (10.00%) Test Management
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
7 2 (10.00%) Web Development
8 1 (5.00%) DRM
8 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) Python
3 9 (45.00%) C++
4 8 (40.00%) Perl
4 8 (40.00%) PHP
5 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (25.00%) Korn
6 5 (25.00%) Objective-C
7 3 (15.00%) C#
8 1 (5.00%) C
8 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) HNC
2 1 (5.00%) HND
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Red Hat