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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 196 185 188
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.33% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16 17 6
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +13.82%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
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
5203 5169 4550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.42% 94.72% 94.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4311 4390 3890
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(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
Warwickshire +23 13 £40,000 +14.28%
Staffordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Birmingham +2 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £27,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) Degree
3 27 (64.29%) Automated Testing
3 27 (64.29%) SQL
4 26 (61.90%) Windows
5 24 (57.14%) Windows XP
5 24 (57.14%) ISO 9001
5 24 (57.14%) Biometrics
5 24 (57.14%) Smartcard
5 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (57.14%) TickIT
5 24 (57.14%) Identity Management
5 24 (57.14%) Finance
5 24 (57.14%) Windows Vista
5 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (57.14%) Mobile App
5 24 (57.14%) Cyber Security
6 10 (23.81%) PHP
7 9 (21.43%) Linux
7 9 (21.43%) Selenium
8 8 (19.05%) System Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 8 (19.05%) Python
8 8 (19.05%) Web Services
8 8 (19.05%) Java
8 8 (19.05%) Ruby
9 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (16.67%) SOAP
9 7 (16.67%) MySQL
9 7 (16.67%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (4.76%) CMS
1 2 (4.76%) WordPress
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) MySQL
1 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Selenium
2 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.29%) Hudson
3 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.29%) JBehave
3 6 (14.29%) Maven
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.38%) Rational Robot
5 1 (2.38%) TestPartner
5 1 (2.38%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Web Services
2 7 (16.67%) REST
2 7 (16.67%) SOAP
3 3 (7.14%) CSS
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (57.14%) Biometrics
1 24 (57.14%) Smartcard
1 24 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 6 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (61.90%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (57.14%) Windows XP
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Vista
3 9 (21.43%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) Automated Testing
3 24 (57.14%) Identity Management
3 24 (57.14%) Cyber Security
4 8 (19.05%) System Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.38%) Data Validation
9 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Load Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Security Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (64.29%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) PHP
3 8 (19.05%) Python
3 8 (19.05%) Ruby
3 8 (19.05%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) C#
5 2 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (71.43%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (57.14%) ISO 9001
1 24 (57.14%) TickIT
2 2 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Compuware
2 1 (2.38%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago