The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 131 131
Rank change year-on-year +16 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.82% 0.47% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.48% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 4
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +28.00%  
West Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -3.12% +33.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1879 2274 1998
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.31% 96.36% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6345 6704 8578
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,250 £77,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Birmingham

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Birmingham

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Birmingham

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Birmingham region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Selenium
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (87.50%) JMeter
4 18 (75.00%) Java
5 17 (70.83%) BDD
6 16 (66.67%) Gherkin
7 15 (62.50%) TDD
8 14 (58.33%) Exploratory Testing
9 10 (41.67%) Context-Driven Testing
9 10 (41.67%) Protractor
9 10 (41.67%) NoSQL
9 10 (41.67%) Jasmine
9 10 (41.67%) Agile Testing
9 10 (41.67%) MarkLogic
9 10 (41.67%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (41.67%) JUnit
9 10 (41.67%) XQuery
9 10 (41.67%) Apache Flex
9 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
10 9 (37.50%) QA
11 8 (33.33%) WATIR
11 8 (33.33%) JIRA
11 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
11 8 (33.33%) Triplestore
12 7 (29.17%) Retail
12 7 (29.17%) Open Source
12 7 (29.17%) JBehave
12 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
13 6 (25.00%) Finance

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) MarkLogic
1 10 (41.67%) NoSQL
2 8 (33.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 24 (100.00%) Selenium
2 21 (87.50%) JMeter
3 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 10 (41.67%) Jasmine
3 10 (41.67%) JUnit
3 10 (41.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 10 (41.67%) Protractor
4 8 (33.33%) JIRA
4 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 8 (33.33%) WATIR
5 7 (29.17%) JBehave
6 6 (25.00%) eggPlant
6 6 (25.00%) Ranorex
6 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 2 (8.33%) Capybara
8 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (8.33%) RSpec
General
1 7 (29.17%) Retail
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 10 (41.67%) Apache Flex
3 6 (25.00%) SOAP
4 5 (20.83%) HTML
5 2 (8.33%) GWT
6 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Fintech
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (70.83%) BDD
4 15 (62.50%) TDD
5 14 (58.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 10 (41.67%) Agile Testing
6 10 (41.67%) Context-Driven Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Open Source
7 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
8 6 (25.00%) Test Management
9 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
10 2 (8.33%) ATDD
10 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 1 (4.17%) API Testing
11 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (4.17%) SDET
11 1 (4.17%) Task Automation
11 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) XQuery
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.17%) Cognizant