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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 47 91 80
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 43 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.97% 0.34% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.11% 0.35% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 40 4 7
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,450 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,250 £37,554
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
1046 1129 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.67% 96.50% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 913 1000 806
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,175 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £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 19 September 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
Cardiff - 19 £35,000 -
Newport +24 12 £32,000 -1.53%
Torfaen -2 6 £34,000 +9.67% 1
Test Engineer
Wales

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 47 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.00%) Java
3 29 (36.25%) SQL
4 24 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 24 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 23 (28.75%) Android
5 23 (28.75%) Jenkins
6 22 (27.50%) Apple iOS
6 22 (27.50%) Selenium
7 21 (26.25%) JIRA
8 20 (25.00%) Korn
8 20 (25.00%) Bash Shell
9 19 (23.75%) JUnit
10 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
10 18 (22.50%) Perl
10 18 (22.50%) BDD
10 18 (22.50%) Groovy
11 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
11 17 (21.25%) Automated Testing
11 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
11 17 (21.25%) TDD
11 17 (21.25%) Finance
11 17 (21.25%) Linux
11 17 (21.25%) Python
12 15 (18.75%) Scrum
12 15 (18.75%) ISEB
12 15 (18.75%) ISTQB
13 14 (17.50%) SoapUI
13 14 (17.50%) Windows
13 14 (17.50%) Test Strategy

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Office
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) HTTP
2 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.25%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.25%) JasperReports
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (28.75%) Jenkins
2 22 (27.50%) Selenium
3 21 (26.25%) JIRA
4 19 (23.75%) JUnit
5 14 (17.50%) SoapUI
6 11 (13.75%) Cucumber
7 9 (11.25%) Calabash
8 8 (10.00%) Robotium
9 7 (8.75%) eggPlant
10 6 (7.50%) JBehave
11 5 (6.25%) Fiddler
12 4 (5.00%) WebDriver
13 2 (2.50%) LabVIEW
13 2 (2.50%) Maven
14 1 (1.25%) FitNesse
14 1 (1.25%) Subversion
14 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
14 1 (1.25%) JMeter
14 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Welsh Language
3 7 (8.75%) Multimedia
4 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.00%) Advertising
6 2 (2.50%) Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) Web Services
2 6 (7.50%) SOAP
3 5 (6.25%) iOS SDK
4 4 (5.00%) REST
4 4 (5.00%) HTML
5 3 (3.75%) XML
6 1 (1.25%) JMS
6 1 (1.25%) Java EE 5
6 1 (1.25%) JPA
6 1 (1.25%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (1.25%) J2EE
6 1 (1.25%) EJB
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.50%) DTV
2 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.25%) iPad
4 2 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Open Source
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.75%) Android
2 22 (27.50%) Apple iOS
3 17 (21.25%) Linux
4 14 (17.50%) Windows
5 9 (11.25%) UNIX
6 5 (6.25%) CentOS
7 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.00%) Regression Testing
2 24 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (22.50%) BDD
4 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
4 17 (21.25%) TDD
4 17 (21.25%) Automated Testing
4 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
5 15 (18.75%) Scrum
6 14 (17.50%) Test Strategy
7 11 (13.75%) Product Management
7 11 (13.75%) Performance Testing
7 11 (13.75%) Automation Testing
8 10 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (11.25%) Mentoring
10 8 (10.00%) Test Planning
11 7 (8.75%) Security Testing
11 7 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (8.75%) Test Management
12 5 (6.25%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.00%) Java
2 29 (36.25%) SQL
3 20 (25.00%) Korn
3 20 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 18 (22.50%) Groovy
4 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 18 (22.50%) Perl
5 17 (21.25%) Python
6 13 (16.25%) C++
7 10 (12.50%) C
8 9 (11.25%) Ruby
9 8 (10.00%) C#
10 7 (8.75%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.50%) VB
12 1 (1.25%) PHP
12 1 (1.25%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) ISEB
1 15 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Oracle
1 12 (15.00%) T-Plan
2 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.25%) Perforce
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.75%) HP
5 1 (1.25%) Telerik
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