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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 193 185 209
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 33 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.69% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.71% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 21 31 27
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
5285 4953 5514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.87% 97.16% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4199 4166 4866
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Warwickshire - 6 £40,000 -
Staffordshire -5 5 £31,500 -25.88% 1
Worcestershire -9 5 £32,500 +18.18%
Solihull - 5 £32,500 -
Birmingham -13 4 £38,250 +15.47%
Walsall - 1 £31,500 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (53.85%) Selenium
3 25 (48.08%) Test Scripting
4 23 (44.23%) QA
5 19 (36.54%) Automated Testing
5 19 (36.54%) Java
6 18 (34.62%) Finance
7 16 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 15 (28.85%) Functional Testing
9 14 (26.92%) Cucumber
9 14 (26.92%) C#
10 13 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (23.08%) ISTQB
12 11 (21.15%) Degree
12 11 (21.15%) JIRA
12 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
12 11 (21.15%) Automation Testing
13 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
14 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
14 9 (17.31%) Linux
15 8 (15.38%) BDD
15 8 (15.38%) WebDriver
15 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
16 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
16 7 (13.46%) OOP
16 7 (13.46%) OO
16 7 (13.46%) C
16 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
16 7 (13.46%) Web Services

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
1 1 (1.92%) Profibus
1 1 (1.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (53.85%) Selenium
2 14 (26.92%) Cucumber
3 11 (21.15%) JIRA
3 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
4 8 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
6 5 (9.62%) JBehave
7 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 4 (7.69%) JUnit
8 3 (5.77%) CANoe
8 3 (5.77%) Robot Framework
8 3 (5.77%) VectorCAST
9 2 (3.85%) AccuRev
9 2 (3.85%) Ant
9 2 (3.85%) Concordion
9 2 (3.85%) Hudson
9 2 (3.85%) JMeter
9 2 (3.85%) Mercurial
9 2 (3.85%) RSpec
9 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Automotive
2 3 (5.77%) Back Office
2 3 (5.77%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) HTML
2 4 (7.69%) Kafka
2 4 (7.69%) RESTful
3 3 (5.77%) XML
3 3 (5.77%) XML Messaging
4 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.85%) REST
4 2 (3.85%) SOAP
5 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.77%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Fintech
4 2 (3.85%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (48.08%) Test Scripting
3 19 (36.54%) Automated Testing
4 16 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 15 (28.85%) Functional Testing
6 13 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (21.15%) Automation Testing
8 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
10 8 (15.38%) BDD
10 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
11 7 (13.46%) OO
11 7 (13.46%) OOP
12 6 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing
12 6 (11.54%) Scrum
13 5 (9.62%) Software Delivery
13 5 (9.62%) V-Model
13 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) Java
2 14 (26.92%) C#
3 7 (13.46%) C
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.54%) Python
5 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.69%) SQL
6 3 (5.77%) C++
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.77%) Ruby
7 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.85%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 11 (21.15%) Degree
3 7 (13.46%) ISEB
4 6 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (44.23%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) MISRA
3 1 (1.92%) SDET
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.92%) Coverity