Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Test Engineer was £40,210 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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

Software Test Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 - 141
Rank change year-on-year - +141 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 3 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.16% - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 5
Wales median annual salary £40,210 - £32,000
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% -2.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,857 2,079 2,633
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.72% 97.29% 97.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,542 1,775 2,224
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £24,550 £23,350 £22,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £53,525
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Wales

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Test Engineer in Wales

Software Test Engineer
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. 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
South Wales - 2 £37,250 -
West Wales - 1 £40,210 -
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Software 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 Wales region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Team Concert
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Quality Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Physics
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Quality Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (33.33%) Gatling
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Physics
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft