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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 178 183 197
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 38 39 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.73% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.76% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 18 33 20
Median salary £33,750 £35,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
4643 5130 4894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.40% 96.41% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3690 4264 4290
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,190 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +33 9 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Solihull - 6 £32,500 -
Staffordshire +3 5 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Birmingham +1 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Worcestershire -13 2 £32,500 +8.33%
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 22 January 2017, 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 35 (63.64%) Selenium
2 31 (56.36%) Test Scripting
3 30 (54.55%) QA
4 26 (47.27%) Non-Functional Testing
4 26 (47.27%) C#
5 25 (45.45%) Functional Testing
6 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (40.00%) Finance
8 21 (38.18%) Automated Testing
9 20 (36.36%) SoapUI
10 18 (32.73%) Java
11 14 (25.45%) Automation Testing
12 13 (23.64%) Test Automation
13 10 (18.18%) Manual Testing
14 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
14 9 (16.36%) JIRA
14 9 (16.36%) Regression Testing
15 8 (14.55%) TDD
15 8 (14.55%) C
15 8 (14.55%) OOP
15 8 (14.55%) OO
15 8 (14.55%) Cucumber
16 7 (12.73%) BDD
16 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
16 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
16 7 (12.73%) Degree
16 7 (12.73%) ISEB
16 7 (12.73%) Web Services
17 6 (10.91%) Python
17 6 (10.91%) Scrum

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 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.82%) Profibus
1 1 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) DB2
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (63.64%) Selenium
2 20 (36.36%) SoapUI
3 9 (16.36%) JIRA
4 8 (14.55%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.91%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.27%) CANoe
6 4 (7.27%) VectorCAST
7 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.45%) Robot Framework
8 2 (3.64%) Ant
8 2 (3.64%) Concordion
8 2 (3.64%) Hudson
8 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.64%) JMeter
8 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.64%) RSpec
8 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.64%) WATIR
9 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Automotive
2 4 (7.27%) Back Office
2 4 (7.27%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) Web Services
2 4 (7.27%) XML
2 4 (7.27%) XML Messaging
3 2 (3.64%) REST
3 2 (3.64%) SOAP
4 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.64%) Fintech
2 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 4 (7.27%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Test Scripting
2 26 (47.27%) Non-Functional Testing
3 25 (45.45%) Functional Testing
4 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (38.18%) Automated Testing
6 14 (25.45%) Automation Testing
7 13 (23.64%) Test Automation
8 10 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 9 (16.36%) Regression Testing
10 8 (14.55%) OO
10 8 (14.55%) OOP
10 8 (14.55%) TDD
11 7 (12.73%) BDD
11 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
12 6 (10.91%) Open Source
12 6 (10.91%) Scrum
12 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
13 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
13 4 (7.27%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 26 (47.27%) C#
2 18 (32.73%) Java
3 8 (14.55%) C
4 6 (10.91%) Python
5 5 (9.09%) SQL
6 4 (7.27%) Embedded C
7 3 (5.45%) C++
7 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.64%) Perl
8 2 (3.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) ISEB
3 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (54.55%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) MISRA
2 4 (7.27%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Cognizant
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle
3 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.82%) Coverity
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