Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

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

Test Engineer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 110 106
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 32 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.50% 1.36% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.38% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7 25 36
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -2.53% +23.44%
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £53,750 £42,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% -2.53% +19.70%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1556 2315 2362
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.49% 98.34% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1359 2015 2023
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,779
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.96% +5.08%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in South Wales

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in South Wales

Test Engineer
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 6 £40,000 -15.79%
Newport -1 1 £42,500 +21.43%
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Test Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 5 (62.50%) Product Management
3 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (50.00%) JIRA
4 4 (50.00%) Test Management
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (50.00%) MySQL
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (25.00%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) Python
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) Ethernet

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (62.50%) Product Management
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) Test Management
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Context-Driven Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) IBM