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 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 51 97 81
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 52 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.99% 0.30% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.12% 0.31% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 49 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 £42,500 £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
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
1261 1276 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.85% 96.59% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1058 1136 924
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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 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
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram 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 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
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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 +44 43 £34,000 +4.61% 1
West Wales - 6 £42,500 -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 70 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.50%) Java
3 32 (30.77%) SQL
4 27 (25.96%) Selenium
4 27 (25.96%) Test Automation
5 24 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 23 (22.12%) Android
6 23 (22.12%) Bash Shell
6 23 (22.12%) Korn
6 23 (22.12%) Jenkins
7 22 (21.15%) Apple iOS
7 22 (21.15%) JUnit
8 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
8 21 (20.19%) JIRA
8 21 (20.19%) Groovy
9 20 (19.23%) Automated Testing
10 18 (17.31%) Perl
10 18 (17.31%) Linux
10 18 (17.31%) BDD
11 17 (16.35%) SoapUI
11 17 (16.35%) Python
11 17 (16.35%) Finance
11 17 (16.35%) Validation
11 17 (16.35%) TDD
11 17 (16.35%) Software Testing
11 17 (16.35%) Test Scripting
12 16 (15.38%) Agile Testing
13 15 (14.42%) ISTQB
13 15 (14.42%) Scrum
13 15 (14.42%) ISEB

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (4.81%) Confluence
2 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Office
1 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) HTTP
2 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.81%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.96%) Big Data
3 1 (0.96%) JasperReports
3 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (25.96%) Selenium
2 23 (22.12%) Jenkins
3 22 (21.15%) JUnit
4 21 (20.19%) JIRA
5 17 (16.35%) SoapUI
6 11 (10.58%) Cucumber
7 9 (8.65%) Calabash
8 8 (7.69%) Robotium
9 7 (6.73%) eggPlant
10 6 (5.77%) JBehave
11 5 (4.81%) Fiddler
12 4 (3.85%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.92%) Maven
13 2 (1.92%) LabVIEW
14 1 (0.96%) Subversion
14 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.96%) JMeter
14 1 (0.96%) FitNesse
14 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Welsh Language
3 7 (6.73%) Multimedia
4 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.85%) Advertising
6 2 (1.92%) Banking
6 2 (1.92%) Retail
6 2 (1.92%) Electronics
6 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) Web Services
2 6 (5.77%) SOAP
3 5 (4.81%) iOS SDK
4 4 (3.85%) REST
4 4 (3.85%) HTML
5 3 (2.88%) .NET
5 3 (2.88%) WinForms
5 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.88%) XML
6 1 (0.96%) JMS
6 1 (0.96%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.96%) Java EE 5
6 1 (0.96%) JPA
6 1 (0.96%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (0.96%) J2EE
6 1 (0.96%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.77%) DTV
2 6 (5.77%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.77%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.81%) iPad
4 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.92%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) Open Source
6 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.96%) Physics
6 1 (0.96%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.12%) Android
2 22 (21.15%) Apple iOS
3 18 (17.31%) Linux
4 14 (13.46%) Windows
5 9 (8.65%) UNIX
6 5 (4.81%) CentOS
7 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.96%) Test Automation
3 24 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 20 (19.23%) Automated Testing
5 18 (17.31%) BDD
6 17 (16.35%) Test Scripting
6 17 (16.35%) Software Testing
6 17 (16.35%) TDD
6 17 (16.35%) Validation
7 16 (15.38%) Agile Testing
8 15 (14.42%) Scrum
9 14 (13.46%) Test Strategy
10 11 (10.58%) Product Management
10 11 (10.58%) Performance Testing
10 11 (10.58%) Automation Testing
11 10 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (8.65%) Mentoring
13 8 (7.69%) Test Planning
14 7 (6.73%) Security Testing
14 7 (6.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.50%) Java
2 32 (30.77%) SQL
3 23 (22.12%) Korn
3 23 (22.12%) Bash Shell
4 21 (20.19%) Groovy
4 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
5 18 (17.31%) Perl
6 17 (16.35%) Python
7 14 (13.46%) C#
8 13 (12.50%) C++
9 10 (9.62%) C
10 9 (8.65%) Ruby
11 7 (6.73%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.92%) VB
13 1 (0.96%) PHP
13 1 (0.96%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) ISEB
1 15 (14.42%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (2.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) T-Plan
3 8 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.81%) Perforce
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.88%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) Telerik
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