Period
to 10 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 236 230 232
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 103 126 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.92% 0.99% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.03% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 74 90 142
Midlands median annual salary £45,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.30% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,425 £26,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £46,138 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.87% +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 10,803 12,239 14,789
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 96.12% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 8,970 9,422 12,154
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 10 December 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 10 December 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
West Midlands +41 73 £47,500 +11.76% 19
East Midlands -20 28 £44,000 +10.00% 15
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 68 (66.02%) Test Automation
2 50 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (37.86%) Selenium
4 37 (35.92%) SQL
5 34 (33.01%) QA
6 32 (31.07%) Java
7 29 (28.16%) Software Testing
7 29 (28.16%) Test Scripting
8 27 (26.21%) C#
9 25 (24.27%) Scrum
10 24 (23.30%) Non-Functional Testing
11 22 (21.36%) Mentoring
11 22 (21.36%) Coaching
12 21 (20.39%) Windows
13 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
13 20 (19.42%) Performance Testing
13 20 (19.42%) ISTQB
13 20 (19.42%) SDLC
14 19 (18.45%) SC Cleared
14 19 (18.45%) Regression Testing
14 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
14 19 (18.45%) .NET
15 18 (17.48%) Telecoms
15 18 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (16.50%) Test Strategy
16 17 (16.50%) Finance
16 17 (16.50%) Unix
16 17 (16.50%) TDD
17 16 (15.53%) Degree
17 16 (15.53%) JIRA

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 6 (5.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) AWS
2 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.97%) BrowserStack
2 1 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.65%) Wireless
2 11 (10.68%) LTE
3 1 (0.97%) Firewall
3 1 (0.97%) Internet
3 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) MySQL
2 6 (5.83%) SQLite
3 5 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.85%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (37.86%) Selenium
2 16 (15.53%) JIRA
3 14 (13.59%) JMeter
3 14 (13.59%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (10.68%) Cucumber
4 11 (10.68%) Rational Quality Manager
4 11 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (9.71%) Git (software)
5 10 (9.71%) LoadRunner
5 10 (9.71%) Postman
6 8 (7.77%) WebDriver
7 7 (6.80%) NeoLoad
7 7 (6.80%) Ranorex
7 7 (6.80%) SilkPerformer
8 6 (5.83%) Protractor
8 6 (5.83%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.85%) Zephyr
10 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.94%) Appium
11 2 (1.94%) HP UFT
General
1 18 (17.48%) Telecoms
2 17 (16.50%) Finance
3 7 (6.80%) Games
4 6 (5.83%) Retail
5 5 (4.85%) Banking
5 5 (4.85%) Billing
5 5 (4.85%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.91%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.91%) Back Office
7 1 (0.97%) Advertising
7 1 (0.97%) Automotive
7 1 (0.97%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.45%) .NET
2 14 (13.59%) Web Services
3 10 (9.71%) Node.js
4 6 (5.83%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.85%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.97%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (0.97%) SOAP
6 1 (0.97%) Velocity
6 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.62%) User Experience
3 12 (11.65%) CCTV
4 4 (3.88%) Life Science
4 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.94%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.39%) Windows
2 17 (16.50%) Unix
3 7 (6.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (66.02%) Test Automation
2 50 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (28.16%) Software Testing
3 29 (28.16%) Test Scripting
4 25 (24.27%) Scrum
5 24 (23.30%) Non-Functional Testing
6 22 (21.36%) Coaching
6 22 (21.36%) Mentoring
7 20 (19.42%) Performance Testing
7 20 (19.42%) SDLC
8 19 (18.45%) Regression Testing
9 17 (16.50%) TDD
9 17 (16.50%) Test Strategy
10 16 (15.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (15.53%) Waterfall
11 15 (14.56%) DevOps
12 14 (13.59%) Functional Testing
12 14 (13.59%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (13.59%) Test Management
13 13 (12.62%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.92%) SQL
2 32 (31.07%) Java
3 27 (26.21%) C#
4 15 (14.56%) Python
5 12 (11.65%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.80%) Ruby
7 6 (5.83%) C
7 6 (5.83%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.88%) C++
9 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.97%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.97%) R
10 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) ISTQB
1 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.45%) SC Cleared
3 16 (15.53%) Degree
4 14 (13.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (9.71%) ISEB
6 9 (8.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (6.80%) DV Cleared
8 6 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (33.01%) QA
2 6 (5.83%) GDPR
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.97%) NCSC
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Docker
2 3 (2.91%) Firmware
3 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (13.59%) Netcool
2 9 (8.74%) TeMIP
3 5 (4.85%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.97%) Ansible
5 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.97%) Puppet
5 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.59%) Remedy
3 12 (11.65%) OpenText
3 12 (11.65%) Oracle
4 9 (8.74%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.97%) VMware