The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 204 196 195
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 13
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £32,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +10.44%
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
5411 5080 5137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.15% 94.42% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4514 4278 4312
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 4 £31,250 -16.66%
Warwickshire -31 3 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Coventry - 2 £42,500 - 1
Solihull +13 1 £24,000 -11.11%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 15 (53.57%) Test Scripting
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) ISEB
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (35.71%) QA
5 9 (32.14%) Finance
6 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 6 (21.43%) Degree
8 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Selenium
8 5 (17.86%) System Testing
8 5 (17.86%) HP
9 4 (14.29%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) JUnit
9 4 (14.29%) JIRA
9 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
10 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Java
10 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
10 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
10 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (10.71%) Biometrics
10 3 (10.71%) Smartcard
10 3 (10.71%) Windows
10 3 (10.71%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) JUnit
2 4 (14.29%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
3 3 (10.71%) Ranorex
4 2 (7.14%) VectorCAST
4 2 (7.14%) CANoe
4 2 (7.14%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.57%) NUnit
5 1 (3.57%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) JMeter
5 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.71%) Biometrics
2 3 (10.71%) Smartcard
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Test Scripting
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
4 5 (17.86%) System Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
5 3 (10.71%) Cyber Security
5 3 (10.71%) SDLC
6 2 (7.14%) Web Development
6 2 (7.14%) V-Model
6 2 (7.14%) Open Source
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 1 (3.57%) OO PHP
7 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.14%) C
3 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISEB
2 6 (21.43%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) ISO 9001
2 3 (10.71%) TickIT
3 2 (7.14%) WAI
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) MKS
3 1 (3.57%) Fujitsu
Worcestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago