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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 116 132 131
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.41% 0.045% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.048% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 2
Average salary £32,500 - £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 - £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 - £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
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
1841 2081 2035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.36% 94.12% 93.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1569 1764 1822
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Degree
1 7 (77.78%) QA
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) OO
2 6 (66.67%) HP UFT
3 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
3 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
3 5 (55.56%) N-Tier
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) J2EE
3 5 (55.56%) WebLogic
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) CSS
3 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
3 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
3 5 (55.56%) Load Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Ranorex
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) ISEB
6 1 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) WebLogic
1 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
1 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) HP UFT
3 5 (55.56%) LoadRunner
4 2 (22.22%) Ranorex
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) J2EE
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) N-Tier
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) OO
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 5 (55.56%) Load Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) OO PHP
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft