The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 104 84 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.30% 0.75% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.80% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 0
Average salary £35,750 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Test Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1296 1002 1081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 97.37% 94.08% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1127 880 951
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Wales region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Wales

Test Engineer
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
South Wales -19 3 £34,000 +4.61%
North Wales - 1 £38,000 -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the 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 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 13 (46.43%) Regression Testing
3 13 (46.43%) Scrum
4 12 (42.86%) TDD
4 12 (42.86%) Linux
4 12 (42.86%) Python
4 12 (42.86%) BDD
5 11 (39.29%) Bash Shell
5 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
5 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
5 11 (39.29%) Korn
6 10 (35.71%) JIRA
6 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (32.14%) CentOS
7 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
7 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
7 9 (32.14%) C++
7 9 (32.14%) Perl
8 8 (28.57%) HTTP
8 8 (28.57%) DTV
8 8 (28.57%) Ruby
8 8 (28.57%) Confluence
8 8 (28.57%) Bug Management
9 7 (25.00%) TestLink
9 7 (25.00%) Product Management
9 7 (25.00%) Test Management
9 7 (25.00%) Finance
9 7 (25.00%) Windows
10 6 (21.43%) UNIX

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the 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 8 (28.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
2 8 (28.57%) HTTP
3 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
2 10 (35.71%) JIRA
3 7 (25.00%) TestLink
4 6 (21.43%) Fiddler
5 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
5 5 (17.86%) JUnit
6 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
7 3 (10.71%) Selenium
8 2 (7.14%) LabVIEW
9 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
9 1 (3.57%) Subversion
9 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (3.57%) JMeter
9 1 (3.57%) MSBuild
9 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.57%) Welsh Language
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) XML
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) SOAP
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) WinForms
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) DTV
2 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.71%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) CentOS
3 7 (25.00%) Windows
4 6 (21.43%) UNIX
5 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Regression Testing
2 13 (46.43%) Scrum
3 12 (42.86%) TDD
3 12 (42.86%) BDD
4 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Bug Management
7 7 (25.00%) Product Management
7 7 (25.00%) Test Management
8 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
11 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
11 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
11 2 (7.14%) Web Development
11 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
11 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 12 (42.86%) Python
3 11 (39.29%) Korn
3 11 (39.29%) Bash Shell
4 9 (32.14%) Perl
4 9 (32.14%) C++
5 8 (28.57%) Ruby
6 6 (21.43%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) C
7 4 (14.29%) C#
7 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
8 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
8 3 (10.71%) Groovy
9 2 (7.14%) VB
10 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) T-Plan
3 1 (3.57%) Perforce
3 1 (3.57%) Hyland