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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 75 89 74
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 20 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.76% 0.67% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.68% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 12
Average salary £35,000 £31,250 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -1.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £24,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £36,450 £36,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1113 1169 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 98.06% 98.57% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 962 1027 730
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +5 9 £32,000 +6.66%
Newport +12 7 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Cardiff +1 3 £52,500 +84.21%
Test Engineer
Wales

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Java
3 22 (56.41%) Linux
4 20 (51.28%) Python
5 19 (48.72%) JavaScript
5 19 (48.72%) DTV
5 19 (48.72%) Test Management
6 16 (41.03%) Bash Shell
6 16 (41.03%) Automation Testing
6 16 (41.03%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
6 16 (41.03%) Subversion
6 16 (41.03%) Perl
7 15 (38.46%) Web Services
7 15 (38.46%) Telecoms
7 15 (38.46%) API Testing
7 15 (38.46%) REST
7 15 (38.46%) Digital Media
8 12 (30.77%) ISEB
9 10 (25.64%) TDD
9 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
9 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
10 9 (23.08%) BDD
11 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
11 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
11 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (17.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (17.95%) Scrum
13 6 (15.38%) JUnit
13 6 (15.38%) JIRA

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (10.26%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
1 16 (41.03%) Subversion
2 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
2 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
3 7 (17.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (15.38%) JIRA
4 6 (15.38%) JUnit
5 4 (10.26%) FitNesse
5 4 (10.26%) Hudson
5 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
5 4 (10.26%) TeamCity
5 4 (10.26%) TestLink
5 4 (10.26%) VersionOne
6 3 (7.69%) Ant
6 3 (7.69%) AnthillPro
6 3 (7.69%) Gradle
6 3 (7.69%) JMeter
6 3 (7.69%) Maven
6 3 (7.69%) RSpec
7 2 (5.13%) NUnit
General
1 15 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) REST
1 15 (38.46%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 4 (10.26%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (48.72%) DTV
2 15 (38.46%) Digital Media
3 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
3 4 (10.26%) User Experience
4 3 (7.69%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) CentOS
2 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) Test Management
3 16 (41.03%) Automation Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (38.46%) API Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
5 10 (25.64%) TDD
6 9 (23.08%) BDD
7 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (17.95%) Scrum
9 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
12 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
13 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
13 2 (5.13%) Business Transformation
13 2 (5.13%) Functional Testing
13 2 (5.13%) SDLC
13 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
13 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) Java
2 20 (51.28%) Python
3 19 (48.72%) JavaScript
4 16 (41.03%) Bash Shell
4 16 (41.03%) Perl
5 5 (12.82%) C++
6 4 (10.26%) Objective-C
6 4 (10.26%) Ruby
7 3 (7.69%) C#
7 3 (7.69%) PHP
8 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) ISEB
2 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Perforce
1 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago