Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £43,250 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 211 178
Rank change year-on-year +41 -33 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 27 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.71% 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.15% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 20 3 13
Birmingham median annual salary £43,250 £39,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.90% +20.00% -35.00%
10th Percentile £36,375 £36,400 £30,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £49,200 £37,125
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3669 4554 3841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.40% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2941 3405 3211
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 November 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 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) Selenium
3 19 (70.37%) Java
4 18 (66.67%) QA
4 18 (66.67%) BDD
5 16 (59.26%) Gherkin
5 16 (59.26%) WATIR
5 16 (59.26%) JMeter
6 14 (51.85%) Open Source
6 14 (51.85%) SpecFlow
7 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
7 13 (48.15%) Finance
8 12 (44.44%) JIRA
8 12 (44.44%) SQL
8 12 (44.44%) JBehave
8 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
9 11 (40.74%) SoapUI
10 9 (33.33%) C#
10 9 (33.33%) Cucumber
10 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
11 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
11 8 (29.63%) Fintech
12 7 (25.93%) CA Agile Central
12 7 (25.93%) Ranorex
12 7 (25.93%) eggPlant
12 7 (25.93%) Test Management
12 7 (25.93%) SOAP
13 6 (22.22%) Python
13 6 (22.22%) Ruby

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) JBoss
1 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.41%) MarkLogic
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (81.48%) Selenium
2 16 (59.26%) JMeter
2 16 (59.26%) WATIR
3 14 (51.85%) SpecFlow
4 12 (44.44%) JBehave
4 12 (44.44%) JIRA
4 12 (44.44%) WebDriver
5 11 (40.74%) SoapUI
6 9 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (25.93%) eggPlant
7 7 (25.93%) Ranorex
8 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 5 (18.52%) Capybara
9 5 (18.52%) Jasmine
9 5 (18.52%) JUnit
9 5 (18.52%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (18.52%) Protractor
9 5 (18.52%) RSpec
10 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Retail
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) Gherkin
2 7 (25.93%) SOAP
3 5 (18.52%) Apache Flex
3 5 (18.52%) GWT
4 4 (14.81%) .NET
5 3 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Fintech
2 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (66.67%) BDD
4 14 (51.85%) Open Source
5 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
6 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
7 7 (25.93%) Test Management
8 6 (22.22%) ATDD
8 6 (22.22%) TDD
9 5 (18.52%) Agile Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Change Management
9 5 (18.52%) Context-Driven Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Collateral Management
10 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
10 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Release Management
10 4 (14.81%) SDLC
10 4 (14.81%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (22.22%) Python
4 6 (22.22%) Ruby
5 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.81%) Perl
6 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
7 2 (7.41%) XQuery
8 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (18.52%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft