The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 118 136 116
Rank change year-on-year +18 -20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.38% 0.085% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.089% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Median salary £34,000 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.00% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 1774 2237 1662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.05% 95.52% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1415 1742 1406
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) Automation Testing
4 8 (61.54%) QA
4 8 (61.54%) TDD
4 8 (61.54%) Java
5 7 (53.85%) JMeter
5 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
6 6 (46.15%) Open Source
6 6 (46.15%) BDD
6 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
6 6 (46.15%) Regression Testing
6 6 (46.15%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
8 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
8 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (30.77%) Web Services
8 4 (30.77%) Cognizant
8 4 (30.77%) C#
8 4 (30.77%) Scrum
8 4 (30.77%) Retail
8 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
8 4 (30.77%) API Testing
8 4 (30.77%) SDET
8 4 (30.77%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
8 4 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (23.08%) HTML
9 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
9 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
10 2 (15.38%) Scalability Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MarkLogic
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) JMeter
3 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) Jasmine
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) JUnit
4 2 (15.38%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (15.38%) Protractor
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) CANoe
5 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
5 1 (7.69%) VectorCAST
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) Apache Flex
3 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Automation Testing
3 8 (61.54%) TDD
4 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
5 6 (46.15%) BDD
5 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
5 6 (46.15%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Open Source
5 6 (46.15%) Regression Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
7 4 (30.77%) API Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 4 (30.77%) Scrum
8 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
9 2 (15.38%) Scalability Testing
9 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) XQuery
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
2 4 (30.77%) SDET
3 1 (7.69%) MISRA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cognizant
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago