The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 197 193 199
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.25% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 5
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.35%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5089 5268 4657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.75% 94.82% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4263 4419 4062
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 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +25 14 £40,000 +14.28%
Birmingham +1 1 - - 4
Staffordshire -12 1 £35,000 +1.44%
Solihull - 1 £27,000 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (66.07%) Degree
3 35 (62.50%) Automated Testing
4 29 (51.79%) SQL
5 28 (50.00%) Windows
6 25 (44.64%) Windows XP
6 25 (44.64%) ISO 9001
6 25 (44.64%) Biometrics
6 25 (44.64%) Smartcard
6 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (44.64%) TickIT
6 25 (44.64%) Identity Management
6 25 (44.64%) Finance
6 25 (44.64%) Windows Vista
6 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (44.64%) Mobile App
6 25 (44.64%) Cyber Security
7 18 (32.14%) Selenium
8 17 (30.36%) PHP
9 15 (26.79%) Linux
9 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
10 14 (25.00%) Ruby
10 14 (25.00%) Python
10 14 (25.00%) Java
11 13 (23.21%) Web Services
11 13 (23.21%) System Testing
11 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
12 12 (21.43%) REST
12 12 (21.43%) Unit Testing
12 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (5.36%) CMS
1 3 (5.36%) WordPress
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) MySQL
1 10 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Selenium
2 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
3 11 (19.64%) Hudson
3 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
3 11 (19.64%) JBehave
3 11 (19.64%) Maven
4 3 (5.36%) JIRA
5 2 (3.57%) Subversion
5 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.57%) VectorCAST
6 1 (1.79%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.79%) Rational Robot
6 1 (1.79%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 25 (44.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Automotive
2 2 (3.57%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) Web Services
2 12 (21.43%) REST
2 12 (21.43%) SOAP
3 4 (7.14%) CSS
3 4 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) .NET
5 2 (3.57%) J2EE
6 1 (1.79%) XML
6 1 (1.79%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (44.64%) Biometrics
1 25 (44.64%) Smartcard
1 25 (44.64%) Mobile App
2 11 (19.64%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.00%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (44.64%) Windows XP
2 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (44.64%) Windows Vista
3 15 (26.79%) Linux
4 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 25 (44.64%) Identity Management
3 25 (44.64%) Cyber Security
4 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
5 13 (23.21%) System Testing
6 12 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Project Management
9 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (1.79%) Validation
11 1 (1.79%) Load Testing
11 1 (1.79%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) SQL
2 17 (30.36%) PHP
3 14 (25.00%) Java
3 14 (25.00%) Python
3 14 (25.00%) Ruby
4 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.57%) C
6 2 (3.57%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (66.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (44.64%) ISO 9001
1 25 (44.64%) TickIT
2 2 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) MKS
3 2 (3.57%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Compuware
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
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