The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 160 184 181
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 40 17 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 36 15 8
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +28.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,125 £26,400 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4762 4843 4456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 95.32% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3972 4053 3851
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Test Engineer
England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +37 29 £40,000 -11.11%
Herefordshire - 6 £21,500 -
Worcestershire -1 2 £31,500 -37.00%
Birmingham -5 1 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Solihull - 1 £28,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £28,750 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 45 (65.22%) Automated Testing
2 38 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (50.72%) SQL
4 32 (46.38%) Windows
5 31 (44.93%) Degree
6 25 (36.23%) Linux
6 25 (36.23%) Finance
7 21 (30.43%) Java
7 21 (30.43%) Selenium
7 21 (30.43%) Test Scripting
8 20 (28.99%) C#
9 19 (27.54%) Hudson
10 18 (26.09%) Mobile App
10 18 (26.09%) Cyber Security
10 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (26.09%) Windows Vista
10 18 (26.09%) Windows XP
10 18 (26.09%) ISO 9001
10 18 (26.09%) TickIT
10 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (26.09%) Biometrics
10 18 (26.09%) Smartcard
10 18 (26.09%) Identity Management
11 17 (24.64%) SOAP
11 17 (24.64%) Test Automation
12 15 (21.74%) Python
12 15 (21.74%) .NET
12 15 (21.74%) PHP
12 15 (21.74%) Oracle
13 14 (20.29%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.45%) WordPress
2 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.14%) HTTP
3 5 (7.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) MySQL
1 10 (14.49%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (30.43%) Selenium
2 19 (27.54%) Hudson
3 14 (20.29%) Cucumber
4 12 (17.39%) JBehave
5 11 (15.94%) Maven
5 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.80%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.90%) Subversion
8 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.90%) VectorCAST
9 1 (1.45%) Concordion
9 1 (1.45%) Mockito
9 1 (1.45%) jMock
9 1 (1.45%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (1.45%) TestNG
9 1 (1.45%) EasyMock
9 1 (1.45%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.45%) Cactus
9 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 25 (36.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Automotive
2 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.90%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) SOAP
2 15 (21.74%) .NET
3 13 (18.84%) Web Services
4 12 (17.39%) REST
5 3 (4.35%) HTML
5 3 (4.35%) J2EE
6 2 (2.90%) CSS
6 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.45%) Grails
7 1 (1.45%) PowerMock
7 1 (1.45%) JSP
7 1 (1.45%) Servlets
7 1 (1.45%) EJB
7 1 (1.45%) XML
7 1 (1.45%) Swing
7 1 (1.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Biometrics
1 18 (26.09%) Smartcard
1 18 (26.09%) Mobile App
2 11 (15.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (46.38%) Windows
2 25 (36.23%) Linux
3 18 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (26.09%) Windows Vista
3 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (18.84%) UNIX
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (65.22%) Automated Testing
2 38 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 18 (26.09%) Identity Management
4 18 (26.09%) Cyber Security
5 17 (24.64%) Test Automation
6 13 (18.84%) System Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.14%) Project Management
8 7 (10.14%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (4.35%) Software Testing
13 2 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
14 1 (1.45%) TDD
14 1 (1.45%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.72%) SQL
2 21 (30.43%) Java
3 20 (28.99%) C#
4 15 (21.74%) PHP
4 15 (21.74%) Python
5 14 (20.29%) Ruby
6 5 (7.25%) Bourne shell
6 5 (7.25%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.90%) C
8 2 (2.90%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.45%) Perl
9 1 (1.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (44.93%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) ISEB
3 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.09%) ISO 9001
1 18 (26.09%) TickIT
2 8 (11.59%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Oracle
2 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) MKS
3 2 (2.90%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.45%) Compuware
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
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