The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £38,875 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 217 202
Rank change year-on-year +33 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 38 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.42% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.43% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 34 22 15
Median salary £38,875 £38,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.32% +19.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £47,500 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -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 the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4869 5999 5167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 97.21% 96.31% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4100 4777 4376
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 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
Birmingham +18 12 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Coventry +14 10 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Warwickshire +30 9 £37,875 -2.88% 1
Worcestershire -2 4 £32,500 +8.33%
Staffordshire +5 3 £31,000 -31.11%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (58.97%) Selenium
2 43 (55.13%) QA
3 37 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (34.62%) Non-Functional Testing
4 27 (34.62%) Test Scripting
4 27 (34.62%) Java
5 26 (33.33%) C#
6 23 (29.49%) Functional Testing
7 22 (28.21%) Automated Testing
8 20 (25.64%) Automation Testing
9 19 (24.36%) Finance
10 18 (23.08%) SoapUI
11 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
11 17 (21.79%) TDD
12 15 (19.23%) ISTQB
13 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
13 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
13 12 (15.38%) BDD
13 12 (15.38%) JMeter
13 12 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
14 9 (11.54%) JIRA
15 8 (10.26%) ISEB
15 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
15 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
15 8 (10.26%) Gherkin
16 7 (8.97%) Jasmine
16 7 (8.97%) Agile Testing
16 7 (8.97%) NoSQL
16 7 (8.97%) MarkLogic
16 7 (8.97%) Triplestore

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 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Simulink
2 1 (1.28%) Stateflow
2 1 (1.28%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) TETRA
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) Profibus
2 1 (1.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) MarkLogic
1 7 (8.97%) NoSQL
1 7 (8.97%) Triplestore
2 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (1.28%) Cognos Query Studio
2 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 46 (58.97%) Selenium
2 18 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 12 (15.38%) JMeter
4 9 (11.54%) JIRA
5 7 (8.97%) Jasmine
5 7 (8.97%) JUnit
5 7 (8.97%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (8.97%) Protractor
5 7 (8.97%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.69%) CANoe
7 3 (3.85%) Robot Framework
8 2 (2.56%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.56%) VectorCAST
9 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.28%) Hudson
9 1 (1.28%) JBehave
9 1 (1.28%) Subversion
9 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (24.36%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Automotive
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Back Office
5 2 (2.56%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) Gherkin
2 7 (8.97%) Apache Flex
3 6 (7.69%) HTML
4 5 (6.41%) Web Services
5 3 (3.85%) .NET
5 3 (3.85%) XML
5 3 (3.85%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.28%) CSS
6 1 (1.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Unix
2 3 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.62%) Non-Functional Testing
2 27 (34.62%) Test Scripting
3 23 (29.49%) Functional Testing
4 22 (28.21%) Automated Testing
5 20 (25.64%) Automation Testing
6 17 (21.79%) TDD
6 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
7 12 (15.38%) BDD
7 12 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
7 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
8 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Agile Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Context-Driven Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Scrum
9 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) Java
2 26 (33.33%) C#
3 7 (8.97%) Python
3 7 (8.97%) SQL
3 7 (8.97%) XQuery
4 6 (7.69%) C
5 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.85%) C++
6 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.56%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.56%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.28%) Perl
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.26%) ISEB
3 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (55.13%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) SDET
3 2 (2.56%) MISRA
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) Cognizant
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (1.28%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.28%) Cognos
3 1 (1.28%) Coverity
3 1 (1.28%) IBM
3 1 (1.28%) Informatica
3 1 (1.28%) MathWorks
3 1 (1.28%) Netezza
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