The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 208 175 203
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 24 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.45% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.47% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 6
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5315 5098 4599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.13% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4440 4342 3924
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +9 11 £40,000 +23.07%
Staffordshire - 4 £34,000 - 1
Birmingham -2 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (75.68%) SQL
3 27 (72.97%) Degree
4 26 (70.27%) Windows
5 25 (67.57%) Automated Testing
5 25 (67.57%) Finance
6 24 (64.86%) TickIT
6 24 (64.86%) Identity Management
6 24 (64.86%) Windows Vista
6 24 (64.86%) Windows XP
6 24 (64.86%) ISO 9001
6 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (64.86%) Biometrics
6 24 (64.86%) Smartcard
6 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (64.86%) Mobile App
6 24 (64.86%) Cyber Security
7 5 (13.51%) Selenium
8 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Linux
8 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.81%) PHP
9 3 (8.11%) JIRA
9 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
9 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Oracle
9 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
9 3 (8.11%) Java
9 3 (8.11%) ISEB
9 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (5.41%) WordPress
1 2 (5.41%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
1 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.41%) Hudson
3 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) JBehave
3 2 (5.41%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) TestPartner
4 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.70%) Rational Robot
4 1 (2.70%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (67.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Games
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) REST
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) CSS
1 2 (5.41%) SOAP
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (64.86%) Biometrics
1 24 (64.86%) Smartcard
1 24 (64.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Windows Vista
2 24 (64.86%) Windows XP
2 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (64.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (67.57%) Automated Testing
3 24 (64.86%) Identity Management
3 24 (64.86%) Cyber Security
4 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
4 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
5 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.41%) System Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.70%) Validation
7 1 (2.70%) CRM
7 1 (2.70%) Data Validation
7 1 (2.70%) Load Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Security Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (75.68%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PHP
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (64.86%) TickIT
1 24 (64.86%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.41%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Compuware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago