The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 124 127 106
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.046% 0.047% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.051% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £55,000 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +78.86%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
Test Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2035 1977 1572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.21% 93.65% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1726 1764 1353
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Birmingham

Test Engineer
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Compuware
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Robot
2 1 (50.00%) TestPartner
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Robot
1 1 (50.00%) TestPartner
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Compuware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago