Period
to 17 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 229 276
Rank change year-on-year +1 +47 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 55 99 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.99% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.02% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33 94 35
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £33,750 £26,000 £25,900
90th Percentile £58,000 £62,450 £43,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%

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 7,782 9,660 10,642
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.67% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,997 7,849 8,472
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 December 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 December 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 +8 25 £50,000 -2.44% 2
Staffordshire +28 9 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Coventry -3 7 £39,114 -2.22% 3
Warwickshire +11 6 £37,500 +44.23% 5
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £37,500 -
Wolverhampton +16 1 £37,500 - 1
Shropshire -2 1 £22,000 -41.33%
Solihull - 1 £45,000 - 3
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 44 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 37 (67.27%) Selenium
3 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (32.73%) WebDriver
4 18 (32.73%) JUnit
5 17 (30.91%) TestNG
6 16 (29.09%) C#
7 15 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 14 (25.45%) Test Strategy
8 14 (25.45%) Java
8 14 (25.45%) SQL
8 14 (25.45%) Software Testing
8 14 (25.45%) JIRA
9 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
9 13 (23.64%) Waterfall
9 13 (23.64%) Cucumber
10 11 (20.00%) V-Model
10 11 (20.00%) CSS
11 10 (18.18%) Open Source
12 9 (16.36%) FitNesse
12 9 (16.36%) QA
13 8 (14.55%) SDLC
14 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
14 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (12.73%) PHP
14 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
14 7 (12.73%) Test Management
14 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
15 6 (10.91%) TeamCity

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 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.91%) Mingle
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.82%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) ADSL
1 2 (3.64%) Broadband
1 2 (3.64%) DSL
1 2 (3.64%) VDSL
1 2 (3.64%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) Power BI
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (67.27%) Selenium
2 18 (32.73%) JUnit
2 18 (32.73%) WebDriver
3 17 (30.91%) TestNG
4 15 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 14 (25.45%) JIRA
6 13 (23.64%) Cucumber
7 9 (16.36%) FitNesse
8 6 (10.91%) TeamCity
9 5 (9.09%) SoapUI
10 3 (5.45%) Concordion
10 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
11 2 (3.64%) AccuRev
11 2 (3.64%) Bugzilla
11 2 (3.64%) JMeter
11 2 (3.64%) Protractor
11 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
11 2 (3.64%) TestRail
11 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 3 (5.45%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Publishing
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) CSS
2 5 (9.09%) HTML
3 4 (7.27%) SOAP
4 3 (5.45%) .NET
4 3 (5.45%) REST
4 3 (5.45%) Web Services
4 3 (5.45%) XML
5 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.64%) Node.js
5 2 (3.64%) Spring
6 1 (1.82%) CGI
6 1 (1.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) SCADA
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.45%) Software Testing
3 14 (25.45%) Test Strategy
4 13 (23.64%) Waterfall
5 11 (20.00%) V-Model
6 10 (18.18%) Open Source
7 8 (14.55%) SDLC
8 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.73%) Test Management
9 6 (10.91%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Security Testing
10 5 (9.09%) System Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Load Testing
11 4 (7.27%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) C#
2 14 (25.45%) Java
2 14 (25.45%) SQL
3 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.73%) PHP
5 6 (10.91%) XPath
6 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.64%) Python
7 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) HNC
3 2 (3.64%) HND
3 2 (3.64%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) HP
2 1 (1.82%) Red Hat