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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 174 202 197
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 29 31 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.55% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 19
Median salary £35,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £28,100 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
4589 5641 4944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.27% 96.54% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3742 4656 4234
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +28 6 - -
Birmingham +16 5 £34,000 -2.85%
Staffordshire +8 5 £37,000 -7.50%
Coventry +9 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Worcestershire -16 2 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Solihull - 2 £32,500 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 38 (62.30%) QA
2 36 (59.02%) Selenium
3 31 (50.82%) Test Scripting
4 28 (45.90%) Non-Functional Testing
4 28 (45.90%) C#
5 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (40.98%) Functional Testing
7 22 (36.07%) Finance
8 21 (34.43%) Automated Testing
8 21 (34.43%) SoapUI
9 19 (31.15%) Java
10 16 (26.23%) Automation Testing
11 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
11 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
11 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
12 10 (16.39%) ISEB
13 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
14 8 (13.11%) C
14 8 (13.11%) JIRA
14 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
15 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
15 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
16 6 (9.84%) Python
16 6 (9.84%) SQL
16 6 (9.84%) OOP
16 6 (9.84%) OO
16 6 (9.84%) TDD
16 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
16 6 (9.84%) Open Source
17 5 (8.20%) BDD

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 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.64%) Profibus
1 1 (1.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (59.02%) Selenium
2 21 (34.43%) SoapUI
3 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
3 8 (13.11%) JIRA
4 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.56%) CANoe
5 4 (6.56%) VectorCAST
6 3 (4.92%) JMeter
6 3 (4.92%) Robot Framework
6 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.64%) Concordion
7 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.64%) Hudson
7 1 (1.64%) JBehave
7 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Automotive
2 4 (6.56%) Back Office
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 4 (6.56%) XML
2 4 (6.56%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.64%) HTML
3 1 (1.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Fintech
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Linux
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
2 1 (1.64%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Test Scripting
2 28 (45.90%) Non-Functional Testing
3 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (40.98%) Functional Testing
5 21 (34.43%) Automated Testing
6 16 (26.23%) Automation Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
8 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
10 6 (9.84%) OO
10 6 (9.84%) OOP
10 6 (9.84%) Open Source
10 6 (9.84%) TDD
11 5 (8.20%) BDD
11 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
12 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) C#
2 19 (31.15%) Java
3 8 (13.11%) C
4 6 (9.84%) Python
4 6 (9.84%) SQL
5 4 (6.56%) Embedded C
5 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.92%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.64%) Perl
7 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
2 10 (16.39%) ISEB
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (62.30%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) MISRA
2 4 (6.56%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Cognizant
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.64%) Coverity
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
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