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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 88 97 81
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.86% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.83% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 8
Average salary £34,000 £33,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.25% +2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,100 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,750 £33,950
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
1246 1205 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 97.04% 94.81% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1070 1077 941
Average salary £34,836 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.47% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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 24 December 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
South Wales +3 9 £34,000 +2.25%
North Wales - 1 £38,000 -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) SQL
3 19 (33.33%) Linux
4 18 (31.58%) Regression Testing
4 18 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 17 (29.82%) Korn
5 17 (29.82%) Bash Shell
5 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
6 16 (28.07%) Python
7 15 (26.32%) Java
7 15 (26.32%) Scrum
7 15 (26.32%) JIRA
8 14 (24.56%) TDD
8 14 (24.56%) BDD
9 13 (22.81%) C++
9 13 (22.81%) Perl
9 13 (22.81%) Red Hat
10 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
10 12 (21.05%) Finance
10 12 (21.05%) Performance Testing
10 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (19.30%) JUnit
11 11 (19.30%) Ruby
11 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
12 10 (17.54%) HTTP
12 10 (17.54%) DTV
12 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
12 10 (17.54%) Test Management
12 10 (17.54%) CentOS

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (15.79%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 10 (17.54%) HTTP
3 7 (12.28%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) JasperReports
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.75%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
2 15 (26.32%) JIRA
3 11 (19.30%) JUnit
4 10 (17.54%) TestLink
5 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
6 8 (14.04%) Selenium
7 7 (12.28%) Fiddler
7 7 (12.28%) Cucumber
8 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.51%) JMeter
9 2 (3.51%) LabVIEW
9 2 (3.51%) Subversion
9 2 (3.51%) Spock
10 1 (1.75%) MSBuild
10 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.75%) Maven
10 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Welsh Language
3 3 (5.26%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) HTML
1 6 (10.53%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) iOS SDK
3 3 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (1.75%) J2EE
4 1 (1.75%) EJB
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) JMS
4 1 (1.75%) WinForms
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) Java EE 5
4 1 (1.75%) JPA
4 1 (1.75%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) DTV
2 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.26%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) CentOS
3 9 (15.79%) Windows
4 7 (12.28%) UNIX
5 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
6 4 (7.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Automated Testing
2 18 (31.58%) Regression Testing
3 15 (26.32%) Scrum
4 14 (24.56%) TDD
4 14 (24.56%) BDD
5 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (21.05%) Performance Testing
6 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
7 10 (17.54%) Test Management
7 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
8 9 (15.79%) Bug Management
8 9 (15.79%) Product Management
8 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.53%) Agile Testing
11 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.77%) Security Testing
12 4 (7.02%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) Korn
2 17 (29.82%) Bash Shell
3 16 (28.07%) Python
4 15 (26.32%) Java
5 13 (22.81%) Perl
5 13 (22.81%) C++
6 11 (19.30%) Ruby
7 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 9 (15.79%) C
8 8 (14.04%) Groovy
9 7 (12.28%) C#
10 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
11 2 (3.51%) VB
11 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.75%) Erlang
12 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
2 8 (14.04%) ISEB
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Red Hat
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) T-Plan
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.02%) Perforce
5 1 (1.75%) Hyland