Period
to 18 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 91 82
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 6 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.73% 0.58% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.59% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 18
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -15.79% +35.71%
10th Percentile £31,200 £33,125 £29,638
90th Percentile £44,700 £43,750 £53,750
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% +10.39% -2.53%

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 965 1,024 1,352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.27% 98.75% 98.26%
Number of salaries quoted 827 903 1,149
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,800 £23,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,750 £57,500 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%

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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 16 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 14 (82.35%) Java
3 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (58.82%) Python
5 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
5 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
5 9 (52.94%) REST
5 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
5 9 (52.94%) JMeter
6 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (35.29%) Scrum
7 6 (35.29%) C#
7 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
7 6 (35.29%) Linux
7 6 (35.29%) SDLC
8 5 (29.41%) DevOps
8 5 (29.41%) Gatling
8 5 (29.41%) Rational Team Concert
8 5 (29.41%) Rational Quality Manager
8 5 (29.41%) HTTP
8 5 (29.41%) DNS
8 5 (29.41%) IBM
8 5 (29.41%) Middleware
8 5 (29.41%) Web Services
8 5 (29.41%) Ruby
8 5 (29.41%) Selenium
8 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
8 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) PowerShell

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 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) HTTP
2 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 4 (23.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
1 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
1 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
1 9 (52.94%) JMeter
2 5 (29.41%) Gatling
2 5 (29.41%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (29.41%) Rational Quality Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Rational Team Concert
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) Ranorex
3 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.88%) Burp Suite
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) SOAtest
4 1 (5.88%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) REST
2 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Fintech
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) SDLC
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) DevOps
5 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Testing
6 4 (23.53%) API Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Validation
7 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Product Management
7 3 (17.65%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
4 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (29.41%) Ruby
5 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) Go
6 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian