Period
to 21 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 79 100
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.51% 0.73% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.74% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 4
Cardiff median annual salary £36,500 £38,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.19% +32.76% -44.76%
10th Percentile £31,850 £33,425 £24,550
90th Percentile £43,250 £45,325 £31,000
South Wales median annual salary £36,500 £37,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.31% +0.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 960 809 1,171
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 98.06% 98.90%
Number of salaries quoted 819 715 1,076
Cardiff median annual salary £39,750 £37,500 £36,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% +3.09% +3.93%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,275 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £56,250
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +4.17%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Cardiff

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Cardiff

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (93.33%) Scrum
3 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (53.33%) Unit Testing
4 8 (53.33%) HTML
4 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (53.33%) CSS
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) QA
5 6 (40.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Subversion
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) JIRA
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) C++
6 3 (20.00%) PHP
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) MySQL
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (20.00%) Confluence
6 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) Big Data

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Big Data
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (93.33%) Scrum
3 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
3 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Customer Acquisition
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle