The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 209 212 192
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 28 9 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.17% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.17% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 29
Median salary £35,500 £25,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+39.21% -36.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,400 £30,950
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
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
5884 5240 5202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.35% 97.04% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4636 4376 4387
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 30 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham +3 9 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Warwickshire -4 7 £35,500 +47.91% 1
Staffordshire - 7 £25,000 -
West Bromwich - 3 £30,000 -
Worcestershire -3 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Coventry - 1 £47,500 - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 21 (36.21%) Automated Testing
3 19 (32.76%) QA
4 18 (31.03%) Selenium
4 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (31.03%) Manual Testing
5 15 (25.86%) ISEB
6 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
6 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
6 13 (22.41%) Test Strategy
6 13 (22.41%) Functional Testing
7 12 (20.69%) Degree
8 11 (18.97%) Regression Testing
8 11 (18.97%) Java
9 10 (17.24%) JIRA
9 10 (17.24%) Release Management
10 9 (15.52%) ITIL
10 9 (15.52%) Automation Testing
10 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (13.79%) SDLC
12 7 (12.07%) Defect Management
12 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
12 7 (12.07%) MS Office
12 7 (12.07%) CSS
12 7 (12.07%) HTML
12 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
13 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
13 6 (10.34%) Windows
13 6 (10.34%) Finance
13 6 (10.34%) ISTQB

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Office
2 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Selenium
2 10 (17.24%) JIRA
3 5 (8.62%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.17%) Serena SBM
5 3 (5.17%) TestDirector
5 3 (5.17%) WinRunner
6 2 (3.45%) Appium
6 2 (3.45%) CANoe
6 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.45%) JMeter
6 2 (3.45%) JUnit
6 2 (3.45%) LoadUI
6 2 (3.45%) NeoLoad
6 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.45%) Subversion
6 2 (3.45%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.72%) Calabash
7 1 (1.72%) Gatling
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Automotive
3 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) CSS
1 7 (12.07%) HTML
2 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) RESTful
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.17%) CMDB
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 21 (36.21%) Automated Testing
3 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.03%) Manual Testing
4 13 (22.41%) Functional Testing
4 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
4 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
4 13 (22.41%) Test Strategy
5 11 (18.97%) Regression Testing
6 10 (17.24%) Release Management
7 9 (15.52%) Automation Testing
7 9 (15.52%) ITIL
8 8 (13.79%) SDLC
9 7 (12.07%) Defect Management
9 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.62%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (8.62%) Security Patching
10 5 (8.62%) Wealth Management
11 4 (6.90%) Coaching
11 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) Java
2 5 (8.62%) C#
3 3 (5.17%) C++
3 3 (5.17%) SQL
3 3 (5.17%) VB
4 2 (3.45%) C
4 2 (3.45%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
5 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) ISEB
2 12 (20.69%) Degree
3 6 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.76%) QA
2 4 (6.90%) ISO 9000
2 4 (6.90%) TickIT
3 3 (5.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Fujitsu
2 2 (3.45%) HP
2 2 (3.45%) MKS
3 1 (1.72%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) SOASTA, Inc
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