Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 75 94
Rank change year-on-year -12 +19 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.95% 0.64% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.64% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 14
Cardiff median annual salary £35,000 £36,750 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.37% +4.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,900 £27,000
90th Percentile £43,250 £45,325 £50,500
South Wales median annual salary £34,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.69% -3.75% +14.29%

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 1,136 778 1,342
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.35% 98.86% 98.39%
Number of salaries quoted 954 695 1,213
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £24,075 £23,500 £21,800
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +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 19 November 2018, 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 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) JMeter
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) REST
4 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
4 5 (45.45%) Gatling
4 5 (45.45%) Rational Team Concert
4 5 (45.45%) Rational Quality Manager
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) HTTP
4 5 (45.45%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) IBM
4 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
4 5 (45.45%) Middleware
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
1 5 (45.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
1 6 (54.55%) JMeter
2 5 (45.45%) Gatling
2 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 5 (45.45%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (45.45%) Rational Quality Manager
2 5 (45.45%) Rational Team Concert
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) REST
2 5 (45.45%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Acquisition
5 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 1 (9.09%) API Testing
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (45.45%) Python
3 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle