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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 215 207 197
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 22 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11 22 18
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
5467 5442 5328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.61% 95.78% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4349 4491 4416
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +12 6 - -
Staffordshire +1 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Coventry -1 3 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Birmingham -22 3 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Herefordshire -3 1 £20,000 +8.10%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) Selenium
3 20 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 16 (33.33%) QA
5 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 15 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 14 (29.17%) Degree
6 14 (29.17%) Automated Testing
7 13 (27.08%) Java
8 12 (25.00%) ISEB
8 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
9 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
10 9 (18.75%) JIRA
10 9 (18.75%) Finance
10 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (16.67%) Defect Management
11 8 (16.67%) Mobile App
11 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 8 (16.67%) HTML
12 7 (14.58%) Release Management
12 7 (14.58%) Scrum
12 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
12 7 (14.58%) BDD
12 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
12 7 (14.58%) SDLC
13 6 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (12.50%) Jenkins

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 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.17%) DB2
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Selenium
2 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.75%) JIRA
4 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.42%) JUnit
6 4 (8.33%) JBehave
6 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.25%) Serena SBM
7 3 (6.25%) TestDirector
7 3 (6.25%) WinRunner
8 2 (4.17%) AccuRev
8 2 (4.17%) Ant
8 2 (4.17%) Concordion
8 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
8 2 (4.17%) Hudson
8 2 (4.17%) Mercurial
8 2 (4.17%) RSpec
8 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.17%) WATIR
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) HTML
2 6 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (10.42%) RESTful
4 4 (8.33%) CSS
4 4 (8.33%) Kafka
5 2 (4.17%) .NET
5 2 (4.17%) REST
5 2 (4.17%) SOAP
6 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.08%) XML
6 1 (2.08%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.33%) Smart Meter
4 3 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.17%) iPad
6 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 15 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 14 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
7 7 (14.58%) BDD
7 7 (14.58%) Release Management
7 7 (14.58%) Scrum
7 7 (14.58%) SDLC
7 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
7 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.50%) ITIL
8 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 6 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) Java
2 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) Ruby
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Degree
2 12 (25.00%) ISEB
3 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
4 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.08%) SDET
3 1 (2.08%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) Google
2 1 (2.08%) SOASTA, Inc
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + life assurance, pension, flexi working
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago