Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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

Test Engineer
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 235 308
Rank change year-on-year -3 +73 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 120 160 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.00% 1.08% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.11% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 85 144 92
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £31,450 £26,975 £28,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £63,375 £64,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 11,497 14,391 16,057
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.97% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8,678 11,683 12,769
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the Midlands

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the Midlands

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the Midlands

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +19 66 £40,000 -5.88% 10
West Midlands -5 54 £39,114 -2.22% 23
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 85 (70.83%) Test Automation
2 65 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (45.00%) Selenium
4 44 (36.67%) Java
5 41 (34.17%) C#
5 41 (34.17%) Software Testing
6 35 (29.17%) QA
7 32 (26.67%) Degree
8 31 (25.83%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (25.00%) JIRA
10 29 (24.17%) Cucumber
11 27 (22.50%) WebDriver
12 26 (21.67%) Software Engineering
13 24 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 24 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
14 23 (19.17%) Test Management
15 22 (18.33%) Jenkins
16 21 (17.50%) Test Strategy
17 20 (16.67%) SDLC
17 20 (16.67%) Linux
18 19 (15.83%) C++
18 19 (15.83%) Unit Testing
18 19 (15.83%) GitHub
19 18 (15.00%) Maven
19 18 (15.00%) Subversion
19 18 (15.00%) Device Driver
19 18 (15.00%) C
20 17 (14.17%) CppUnit
21 16 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
21 16 (13.33%) Modbus

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 2 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (5.00%) Mingle
4 1 (0.83%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.83%) GitHub
2 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.33%) Modbus
1 16 (13.33%) RS-485
2 13 (10.83%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.67%) Wireless
4 3 (2.50%) ADSL
4 3 (2.50%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.50%) Broadband
4 3 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.50%) Internet
4 3 (2.50%) LTE
4 3 (2.50%) VDSL
4 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.50%) xDSL
5 2 (1.67%) DSL
5 2 (1.67%) TETRA
6 1 (0.83%) 3G
6 1 (0.83%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) Power BI
2 4 (3.33%) MySQL
2 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.67%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (45.00%) Selenium
2 30 (25.00%) JIRA
3 29 (24.17%) Cucumber
4 27 (22.50%) WebDriver
5 22 (18.33%) Jenkins
6 18 (15.00%) Maven
6 18 (15.00%) Subversion
7 17 (14.17%) CppUnit
8 15 (12.50%) SoapUI
9 14 (11.67%) JUnit
9 14 (11.67%) TestNG
9 14 (11.67%) Visual Studio
10 13 (10.83%) Robot Framework
11 11 (9.17%) Bugzilla
11 11 (9.17%) JMeter
12 9 (7.50%) FitNesse
13 8 (6.67%) Git (software)
14 7 (5.83%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (5.83%) Rational Quality Manager
14 7 (5.83%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (11.67%) Manufacturing
2 9 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.17%) Marketing
4 4 (3.33%) Electronics
5 3 (2.50%) Publishing
5 3 (2.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.83%) Finance
7 1 (0.83%) Law
7 1 (0.83%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.67%) Spring
2 12 (10.00%) Web Services
3 8 (6.67%) CSS
4 4 (3.33%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.33%) SOAP
5 3 (2.50%) .NET
5 3 (2.50%) REST
5 3 (2.50%) XML
6 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.67%) HTML
6 2 (1.67%) Node.js
7 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.83%) CGI
7 1 (0.83%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 18 (15.00%) Device Driver
3 13 (10.83%) CAN bus
4 5 (4.17%) SCADA
5 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.50%) CPLD
6 3 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.67%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.83%) EFT
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.67%) Linux
2 13 (10.83%) FreeRTOS
3 12 (10.00%) Android
3 12 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.83%) Windows
5 3 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.83%) Test Automation
2 65 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (34.17%) Software Testing
4 31 (25.83%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (21.67%) Software Engineering
6 23 (19.17%) Test Management
7 21 (17.50%) Test Strategy
8 20 (16.67%) SDLC
9 19 (15.83%) Unit Testing
10 16 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 16 (13.33%) Time Management
11 15 (12.50%) BDD
12 14 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (10.00%) Functional Testing
14 12 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
14 12 (10.00%) Waterfall
15 11 (9.17%) QA Automation
16 10 (8.33%) Defect Management
16 10 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.67%) Java
2 41 (34.17%) C#
3 19 (15.83%) C++
4 18 (15.00%) C
5 16 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.17%) SQL
7 7 (5.83%) PHP
8 6 (5.00%) XPath
9 5 (4.17%) Ruby
10 4 (3.33%) Python
11 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (26.67%) Degree
2 10 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.50%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.67%) HND
5 7 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.17%) HNC
6 5 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.67%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.83%) ISEB
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.67%) Firmware
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) Netcool
2 2 (1.67%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.83%) Remedy
2 7 (5.83%) SolarWinds
3 6 (5.00%) Reuters
4 3 (2.50%) EMC
5 2 (1.67%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.67%) HP
5 2 (1.67%) OpenText
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.83%) SAP