Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 268 251
Rank change year-on-year +55 -17 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 92 55 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.54% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 84 33 59
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% - -18.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,875 £43,750 £43,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 9,431 10,172 10,137
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.88% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,511 8,078 8,489
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Coventry +17 22 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Warwickshire +12 20 £26,000 -35.00% 5
Birmingham +35 17 £55,000 +43.79% 3
Staffordshire +6 6 £37,000 +17.46% 4
Shropshire - 6 £37,500 - 1
Worcestershire +3 4 £42,500 +30.77%
Herefordshire +10 2 £36,250 +81.25%
Solihull -14 2 £52,500 +61.54% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 70 (76.09%) Test Automation
2 46 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (36.96%) Selenium
4 32 (34.78%) QA
5 31 (33.70%) Test Scripting
6 25 (27.17%) Cucumber
7 21 (22.83%) WebDriver
8 20 (21.74%) Manual Testing
8 20 (21.74%) Java
9 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
9 19 (20.65%) Regression Testing
10 18 (19.57%) Finance
11 17 (18.48%) SQL
12 15 (16.30%) C#
12 15 (16.30%) Python
13 14 (15.22%) SDLC
14 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
14 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Office
14 13 (14.13%) ISEB
15 12 (13.04%) ISTQB
15 12 (13.04%) Retail
15 12 (13.04%) Degree
15 12 (13.04%) Configuration Management
15 12 (13.04%) CRM
15 12 (13.04%) Cross-Browser Testing
15 12 (13.04%) Chatbot
15 12 (13.04%) Robot Framework
16 11 (11.96%) Waterfall
16 11 (11.96%) Smoke Testing
16 11 (11.96%) .NET

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 6 (6.52%) Confluence
2 3 (3.26%) JBoss
2 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.09%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (13.04%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.09%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) SaaS
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) ATM
2 4 (4.35%) 2G
2 4 (4.35%) 3G
2 4 (4.35%) 4G
2 4 (4.35%) LTE
3 2 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.09%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.09%) SMS
4 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.09%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.26%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (36.96%) Selenium
2 25 (27.17%) Cucumber
3 21 (22.83%) WebDriver
4 12 (13.04%) Robot Framework
5 10 (10.87%) JIRA
5 10 (10.87%) Subversion
6 8 (8.70%) SpecFlow
7 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
7 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.35%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.35%) JMeter
8 4 (4.35%) JUnit
8 4 (4.35%) WATIR
9 3 (3.26%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.26%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.26%) JBehave
9 3 (3.26%) Maven
9 3 (3.26%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.26%) TestNG
General
1 18 (19.57%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Retail
3 9 (9.78%) Banking
4 5 (5.43%) Automotive
4 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.26%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) .NET
2 9 (9.78%) Web Services
2 9 (9.78%) XML
3 6 (6.52%) JSON
4 5 (5.43%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.35%) CSS
6 2 (2.17%) HTML
6 2 (2.17%) Velocity
7 1 (1.09%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.09%) GWT
7 1 (1.09%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.26%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.09%) Fintech
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.61%) Android
1 7 (7.61%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.52%) Unix
3 3 (3.26%) Linux
3 3 (3.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (76.09%) Test Automation
2 46 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (33.70%) Test Scripting
4 20 (21.74%) Manual Testing
5 19 (20.65%) Regression Testing
6 14 (15.22%) SDLC
7 12 (13.04%) Configuration Management
7 12 (13.04%) CRM
7 12 (13.04%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 11 (11.96%) Scrum
8 11 (11.96%) Smoke Testing
8 11 (11.96%) Waterfall
9 10 (10.87%) Mentoring
9 10 (10.87%) Software Testing
10 8 (8.70%) Functional Testing
11 7 (7.61%) BDD
11 7 (7.61%) Security Testing
11 7 (7.61%) Software Delivery
12 6 (6.52%) Defect Management
12 6 (6.52%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) Java
2 17 (18.48%) SQL
3 15 (16.30%) C#
3 15 (16.30%) Python
4 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.96%) Ruby
6 4 (4.35%) C++
6 4 (4.35%) Perl
7 3 (3.26%) C
7 3 (3.26%) PHP
7 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.17%) XPath
9 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.09%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) ISEB
2 12 (13.04%) Degree
2 12 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.17%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (34.78%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Google
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
4 4 (4.35%) Informatica
4 4 (4.35%) Netezza
5 3 (3.26%) Ab Initio
5 3 (3.26%) Cognos
5 3 (3.26%) IBM
5 3 (3.26%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.09%) MKS