The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire 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 / Staffordshire
Rank 56 69 69
Rank change year-on-year +13 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.15% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.46% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 2
Median salary £37,000 £19,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +94.73% -55.29%  
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 Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 419 658 565
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 96.32% 98.65% 98.09%
Number of salaries quoted 338 598 499
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
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 Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Staffordshire

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Staffordshire

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 3 £37,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £31,000 -
Test Engineer
West Midlands

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
5 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
5 1 (11.11%) V-Model
5 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (11.11%) Coverity
5 1 (11.11%) Confluence
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Profibus
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 1 (11.11%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) VxWorks
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 1 (11.11%) Coverity
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft