Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 August 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 232 310
Rank change year-on-year +17 +78 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 78 92 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.92% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.96% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 56 79 32
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £30,250 £26,000 £25,175
90th Percentile £53,125 £53,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,783 9,613 11,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.61% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,838 8,073 9,151
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the West Midlands

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in the West Midlands

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in the West Midlands

Test Engineer
Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Birmingham -14 29 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Staffordshire +24 20 £39,000 +4.00% 3
Warwickshire +14 11 £40,000 +11.89% 10
Solihull - 9 £43,750 -
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £37,500 - 1
Coventry -9 2 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Worcestershire +9 1 £27,500 -29.03%
Herefordshire - 1 £18,500 -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (75.64%) Test Automation
2 47 (60.26%) Selenium
3 32 (41.03%) WebDriver
4 31 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (37.18%) C#
6 28 (35.90%) SQL
7 22 (28.21%) Java
8 20 (25.64%) TestNG
9 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
9 18 (23.08%) JIRA
10 17 (21.79%) Test Strategy
11 16 (20.51%) Jenkins
11 16 (20.51%) JUnit
12 14 (17.95%) JavaScript
12 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
13 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
13 13 (16.67%) Waterfall
14 12 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (15.38%) Regression Testing
14 12 (15.38%) Degree
14 12 (15.38%) QA
15 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
15 11 (14.10%) Defect Tracking
16 10 (12.82%) Open Source
16 10 (12.82%) .NET
16 10 (12.82%) Load Testing
16 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
17 9 (11.54%) CSS
18 8 (10.26%) Electronics
18 8 (10.26%) V-Model

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 5 (6.41%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.56%) Mingle
3 1 (1.28%) Maya
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.28%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) SaaS
2 4 (5.13%) BrowserStack
2 4 (5.13%) GitHub
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 6 (7.69%) FlexRay
1 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.41%) 4G
2 5 (6.41%) LTE
3 4 (5.13%) SMS
4 3 (3.85%) 2G
4 3 (3.85%) 3G
5 2 (2.56%) FTP
5 2 (2.56%) HTTP
5 2 (2.56%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.56%) Internet
5 2 (2.56%) SSH
6 1 (1.28%) SDH
6 1 (1.28%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) MySQL
3 2 (2.56%) DB2
3 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (60.26%) Selenium
2 32 (41.03%) WebDriver
3 20 (25.64%) TestNG
4 18 (23.08%) JIRA
5 16 (20.51%) Jenkins
5 16 (20.51%) JUnit
6 11 (14.10%) Visual Studio
7 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
8 8 (10.26%) SpecFlow
9 7 (8.97%) Cucumber
10 6 (7.69%) CANoe
11 4 (5.13%) Appium
11 4 (5.13%) Maven
11 4 (5.13%) Robot Framework
11 4 (5.13%) Robotium
12 3 (3.85%) TeamCity
13 2 (2.56%) FitNesse
13 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
13 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
14 1 (1.28%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (10.26%) Electronics
2 7 (8.97%) Automotive
3 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Finance
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) .NET
2 9 (11.54%) CSS
3 7 (8.97%) HTML
4 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.85%) LINQ
6 2 (2.56%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (2.56%) SOAP
7 1 (1.28%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.28%) KML
7 1 (1.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Algorithms
1 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.13%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.56%) DataPower
4 1 (1.28%) SCADA
4 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Linux
2 2 (2.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (75.64%) Test Automation
2 31 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 17 (21.79%) Test Strategy
5 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
6 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 13 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 12 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Defect Tracking
9 10 (12.82%) Load Testing
9 10 (12.82%) Open Source
10 8 (10.26%) SDLC
10 8 (10.26%) V-Model
11 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (6.41%) Manual Testing
12 5 (6.41%) Performance Testing
12 5 (6.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) C#
2 28 (35.90%) SQL
3 22 (28.21%) Java
4 14 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) PHP
5 3 (3.85%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) XPath
7 1 (1.28%) C
7 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
2 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) ISEB
3 5 (6.41%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.28%) HNC
6 1 (1.28%) HND
6 1 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.13%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.85%) Google
3 2 (2.56%) AppDynamics
3 2 (2.56%) Citrix
3 2 (2.56%) Dynatrace
3 2 (2.56%) Facebook
3 2 (2.56%) HP
3 2 (2.56%) IBM
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle
3 2 (2.56%) Teradata