Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 256 338
Rank change year-on-year +24 +82 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 148 148 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.12% 0.96% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.00% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 111 126 72
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 12,711 14,865 17,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.74% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9,928 12,290 13,850
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +32 77 £50,000 +23.46% 11
West Midlands +18 70 £42,500 +13.33% 29
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 123 (83.11%) Test Automation
2 93 (62.84%) Selenium
3 88 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (42.57%) Java
5 61 (41.22%) C#
6 52 (35.14%) WebDriver
7 50 (33.78%) JIRA
8 47 (31.76%) Cucumber
9 40 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (25.00%) QA
11 35 (23.65%) Software Testing
11 35 (23.65%) BDD
12 33 (22.30%) Jenkins
13 29 (19.59%) JavaScript
14 27 (18.24%) Software Engineering
15 26 (17.57%) Degree
15 26 (17.57%) SQL
15 26 (17.57%) SDLC
16 25 (16.89%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (16.22%) Test Management
18 23 (15.54%) SDET
19 22 (14.86%) Waterfall
19 22 (14.86%) TestNG
20 21 (14.19%) Git (software)
20 21 (14.19%) Test Strategy
20 21 (14.19%) Defect Management
21 20 (13.51%) JUnit
22 19 (12.84%) Maven
23 18 (12.16%) SpecFlow
24 17 (11.49%) Non-Functional Testing

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 4 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.05%) Mingle
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.81%) GitHub
2 5 (3.38%) SaaS
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.03%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) Wireless
2 6 (4.05%) Modbus
2 6 (4.05%) RS-485
2 6 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.38%) Internet
4 2 (1.35%) ADSL
4 2 (1.35%) Broadband
4 2 (1.35%) DSL
4 2 (1.35%) LTE
4 2 (1.35%) SMS
4 2 (1.35%) VDSL
4 2 (1.35%) xDSL
5 1 (0.68%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.05%) MySQL
2 5 (3.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.35%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 93 (62.84%) Selenium
2 52 (35.14%) WebDriver
3 50 (33.78%) JIRA
4 47 (31.76%) Cucumber
5 33 (22.30%) Jenkins
6 22 (14.86%) TestNG
7 21 (14.19%) Git (software)
8 20 (13.51%) JUnit
9 19 (12.84%) Maven
10 18 (12.16%) SpecFlow
11 16 (10.81%) SoapUI
11 16 (10.81%) TestRail
12 13 (8.78%) Subversion
12 13 (8.78%) Visual Studio
13 12 (8.11%) CppUnit
14 11 (7.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (7.43%) GitLab
14 11 (7.43%) JBehave
14 11 (7.43%) JMeter
15 9 (6.08%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (1.35%) Automotive
4 2 (1.35%) Electronics
4 2 (1.35%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.68%) Finance
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.14%) .NET
2 14 (9.46%) CSS
2 14 (9.46%) Web Services
3 9 (6.08%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.73%) HTML
4 7 (4.73%) Spring
5 5 (3.38%) SOAP
6 3 (2.03%) XML
7 2 (1.35%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.35%) Node.js
7 2 (1.35%) REST
8 1 (0.68%) Behat
8 1 (0.68%) CGI
8 1 (0.68%) LINQ
8 1 (0.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (8.78%) Device Driver
3 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.05%) CAN bus
5 5 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.70%) SCADA
7 3 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.03%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.35%) Fintech
8 2 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.68%) FMCG
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.46%) Linux
2 6 (4.05%) Android
2 6 (4.05%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.05%) FreeRTOS
2 6 (4.05%) Windows
3 5 (3.38%) Unix
4 2 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (83.11%) Test Automation
2 88 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (23.65%) BDD
4 35 (23.65%) Software Testing
5 27 (18.24%) Software Engineering
6 26 (17.57%) SDLC
7 25 (16.89%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (16.22%) Test Management
9 23 (15.54%) SDET
10 22 (14.86%) Waterfall
11 21 (14.19%) Defect Management
11 21 (14.19%) Test Strategy
12 17 (11.49%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (11.49%) Test Scripting
13 15 (10.14%) Scrum
13 15 (10.14%) TDD
13 15 (10.14%) Unit Testing
14 13 (8.78%) V-Model
15 12 (8.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.57%) Java
2 61 (41.22%) C#
3 29 (19.59%) JavaScript
4 26 (17.57%) SQL
5 15 (10.14%) C
6 14 (9.46%) C++
7 12 (8.11%) Ruby
8 9 (6.08%) PHP
9 6 (4.05%) Python
9 6 (4.05%) XPath
10 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (17.57%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) HND
2 7 (4.73%) ISTQB
2 7 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) HNC
4 3 (2.03%) ISEB
4 3 (2.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.35%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.73%) Firmware
2 5 (3.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.05%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.05%) Remedy
2 6 (4.05%) Reuters
2 6 (4.05%) SolarWinds
3 3 (2.03%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.03%) Google
4 2 (1.35%) Facebook
4 2 (1.35%) OpenText
5 1 (0.68%) LexisNexis
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat