The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £30,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
UK / Wales
Rank 85 83 92
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 14 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.29% 1.43% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.46% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2 16 6
Median salary £30,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.85% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -5.06%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1048 1372 1288
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.50% 98.21% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 873 1158 1107
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Wales

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Wales

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 Test Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Mid Wales - 11 - -
South Wales -4 3 £30,500 -12.85%
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Wales region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (68.00%) Selenium
3 15 (60.00%) JMeter
4 14 (56.00%) LoadRunner
4 14 (56.00%) Atlassian
4 14 (56.00%) Ranorex
4 14 (56.00%) LoadUI
5 13 (52.00%) ISTQB
6 12 (48.00%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (48.00%) ITIL
6 12 (48.00%) SoapUI
7 10 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (36.00%) ITSM
8 9 (36.00%) Service Management
8 9 (36.00%) Validation
8 9 (36.00%) Incident Management
9 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (24.00%) Degree
10 6 (24.00%) Scrum
11 5 (20.00%) Linux
12 4 (16.00%) Android
12 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
12 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
13 3 (12.00%) BDD
13 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
13 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
13 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (12.00%) TDD
13 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Selenium
2 15 (60.00%) JMeter
3 14 (56.00%) LoadRunner
3 14 (56.00%) LoadUI
3 14 (56.00%) Ranorex
4 12 (48.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.00%) Firebug
6 2 (8.00%) JUnit
6 2 (8.00%) Maven
7 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.00%) gulp
7 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (4.00%) LabVIEW
7 1 (4.00%) Protractor
7 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Android
2 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (48.00%) ITIL
3 10 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (36.00%) Incident Management
4 9 (36.00%) ITSM
4 9 (36.00%) Service Management
4 9 (36.00%) Validation
5 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (24.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (12.00%) BDD
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.00%) TDD
9 2 (8.00%) DevOps
9 2 (8.00%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) C++
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) Korn
2 2 (8.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (8.00%) Perl
2 2 (8.00%) PHP
2 2 (8.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (48.00%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) HNC
4 1 (4.00%) HND
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) IBM