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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 192 193 171
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 37 22 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.45% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 24
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
5468 4892 4144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.05% 96.68% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4556 4250 3413
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
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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
Coventry 0 10 £42,500 +6.25%
Birmingham +4 8 £35,000 -
Worcestershire - 6 £32,500 -
West Bromwich - 4 £28,500 -
Staffordshire -6 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Warwickshire -24 2 £32,000 -20.00%
Wolverhampton - 2 £27,500 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 31 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 27 (43.55%) Java
3 25 (40.32%) QA
4 21 (33.87%) Selenium
5 19 (30.65%) Automated Testing
5 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (29.03%) Regression Testing
7 16 (25.81%) Degree
8 15 (24.19%) Manual Testing
8 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
9 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
10 13 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
11 12 (19.35%) OO
12 10 (16.13%) JIRA
13 9 (14.52%) Test Strategy
13 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
13 9 (14.52%) Windows
13 9 (14.52%) Automation Testing
14 8 (12.90%) Defect Management
14 8 (12.90%) MS Office
14 8 (12.90%) ISO 9000
14 8 (12.90%) VB
14 8 (12.90%) C#
14 8 (12.90%) C++
14 8 (12.90%) Web Services
14 8 (12.90%) TickIT
14 8 (12.90%) ISEB
14 8 (12.90%) Mobile App
15 7 (11.29%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Internet
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Selenium
2 10 (16.13%) JIRA
3 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.84%) JUnit
7 2 (3.23%) CANoe
7 2 (3.23%) Concordion
7 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.23%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.23%) JMeter
7 2 (3.23%) RSpec
7 2 (3.23%) Subversion
7 2 (3.23%) VectorCAST
8 1 (1.61%) AccuRev
8 1 (1.61%) Appium
8 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.61%) DbUnit
8 1 (1.61%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.61%) WATIR
General
1 6 (9.68%) Automotive
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.61%) German Language
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) Web Services
2 7 (11.29%) CSS
2 7 (11.29%) HTML
2 7 (11.29%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.84%) CMDB
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.65%) Automated Testing
3 18 (29.03%) Regression Testing
4 15 (24.19%) Manual Testing
4 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
5 14 (22.58%) Functional Testing
6 12 (19.35%) OO
6 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
7 9 (14.52%) Automation Testing
7 9 (14.52%) Test Strategy
8 8 (12.90%) Defect Management
9 7 (11.29%) SDLC
9 7 (11.29%) Test Management
9 7 (11.29%) Test Planning
10 6 (9.68%) Scrum
11 5 (8.06%) OOP
11 5 (8.06%) Validation
12 4 (6.45%) Data Protection
12 4 (6.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 8 (12.90%) C#
2 8 (12.90%) C++
2 8 (12.90%) VB
3 4 (6.45%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.84%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) ISEB
3 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.84%) HNC
4 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (40.32%) QA
2 8 (12.90%) ISO 9000
2 8 (12.90%) TickIT
3 1 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) HP
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Fujitsu
2 2 (3.23%) MKS
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle