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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 48 85 79
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 48 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.33% 0.43% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.51% 0.45% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 44 5 4
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,600 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £38,650
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
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
1064 1115 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 95.94% 95.79% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 956 986 770
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram 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 20 August 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 +26 18 £32,000 -1.53% 1
Cardiff - 17 £35,000 - 1
Torfaen +2 6 £31,750 - 1
Test Engineer
Wales

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 35 (46.67%) Java
2 26 (34.67%) SQL
3 24 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 23 (30.67%) Android
5 22 (29.33%) Apple iOS
5 22 (29.33%) Selenium
5 22 (29.33%) Regression Testing
6 21 (28.00%) Jenkins
7 19 (25.33%) JUnit
7 19 (25.33%) JIRA
8 18 (24.00%) Korn
8 18 (24.00%) Groovy
8 18 (24.00%) Bash Shell
8 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
8 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (22.67%) Test Scripting
9 17 (22.67%) Software Testing
10 16 (21.33%) Automated Testing
10 16 (21.33%) Perl
11 15 (20.00%) Linux
11 15 (20.00%) Python
11 15 (20.00%) TDD
11 15 (20.00%) ISEB
11 15 (20.00%) ISTQB
11 15 (20.00%) BDD
12 14 (18.67%) SoapUI
12 14 (18.67%) Test Strategy
12 14 (18.67%) Finance
13 12 (16.00%) Scrum
13 12 (16.00%) Windows

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Office
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) HTTP
2 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.33%) Big Data
3 1 (1.33%) JasperReports
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (29.33%) Selenium
2 21 (28.00%) Jenkins
3 19 (25.33%) JIRA
3 19 (25.33%) JUnit
4 14 (18.67%) SoapUI
5 11 (14.67%) Cucumber
6 9 (12.00%) Calabash
7 8 (10.67%) Robotium
8 7 (9.33%) eggPlant
9 6 (8.00%) JBehave
10 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
11 3 (4.00%) Fiddler
12 2 (2.67%) LabVIEW
12 2 (2.67%) Maven
13 1 (1.33%) FitNesse
13 1 (1.33%) Subversion
13 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
13 1 (1.33%) JMeter
13 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Welsh Language
3 7 (9.33%) Multimedia
4 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.00%) Advertising
6 2 (2.67%) Banking
6 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) Web Services
2 6 (8.00%) SOAP
3 5 (6.67%) iOS SDK
4 4 (5.33%) REST
4 4 (5.33%) HTML
5 3 (4.00%) XML
6 1 (1.33%) JMS
6 1 (1.33%) Java EE 5
6 1 (1.33%) JPA
6 1 (1.33%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (1.33%) J2EE
6 1 (1.33%) EJB
6 1 (1.33%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.00%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.67%) iPad
4 4 (5.33%) DTV
5 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.33%) Open Source
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Android
2 22 (29.33%) Apple iOS
3 15 (20.00%) Linux
4 12 (16.00%) Windows
5 7 (9.33%) UNIX
6 3 (4.00%) CentOS
6 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (29.33%) Regression Testing
3 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (22.67%) Software Testing
4 17 (22.67%) Test Scripting
5 16 (21.33%) Automated Testing
6 15 (20.00%) TDD
6 15 (20.00%) BDD
7 14 (18.67%) Test Strategy
8 12 (16.00%) Scrum
9 11 (14.67%) Performance Testing
9 11 (14.67%) Automation Testing
10 9 (12.00%) Product Management
11 8 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (9.33%) Security Testing
13 5 (6.67%) Test Management
13 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (5.33%) Integration Testing
14 4 (5.33%) Android Development
14 4 (5.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) Java
2 26 (34.67%) SQL
3 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (24.00%) Korn
3 18 (24.00%) Groovy
3 18 (24.00%) Bash Shell
4 16 (21.33%) Perl
5 15 (20.00%) Python
6 11 (14.67%) C++
7 8 (10.67%) C
7 8 (10.67%) C#
8 7 (9.33%) Objective-C
8 7 (9.33%) Ruby
9 2 (2.67%) VB
10 1 (1.33%) PHP
10 1 (1.33%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) ISEB
1 15 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Oracle
1 12 (16.00%) T-Plan
2 6 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.67%) Perforce
3 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) Telerik
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