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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 74 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 19 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.50% 1.57% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 1.60% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 17 3
Median salary £30,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £32,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £52,500 £36,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
793 1186 1188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 98.27% 97.77% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 698 1020 1038
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 28 February 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 +16 2 £25,000 -52.38%
Newport -8 1 £36,000 +2.85%
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Test Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) Apple iOS
3 8 (47.06%) Android
3 8 (47.06%) Python
4 7 (41.18%) C++
4 7 (41.18%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) Perl
5 6 (35.29%) PHP
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
6 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
6 5 (29.41%) DevOps
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
7 3 (17.65%) API Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
7 3 (17.65%) BDD
7 3 (17.65%) Selenium
7 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 3 (17.65%) JUnit
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) Objective-C
7 3 (17.65%) Korn
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) OO
8 2 (11.76%) Web Development
8 2 (11.76%) QA

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 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) RS-232
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) JUnit
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.76%) Firebug
3 2 (11.76%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) Android Studio
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) gulp
4 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
4 1 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
4 1 (5.88%) Protractor
4 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (5.88%) TestLink
4 1 (5.88%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (5.88%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Apple iOS
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) DevOps
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) API Testing
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.76%) OOP
6 2 (11.76%) Statistics
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Web Application Development
6 2 (11.76%) Web Development
7 1 (5.88%) Bug Management
7 1 (5.88%) Change Control
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) Python
3 7 (41.18%) C++
4 6 (35.29%) Perl
4 6 (35.29%) PHP
5 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) Korn
6 3 (17.65%) Objective-C
7 1 (5.88%) C
7 1 (5.88%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HNC
2 1 (5.88%) HND
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) IBM