Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 301 289
Rank change year-on-year +66 -12 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 83 50 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 70 36 34
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +14.81% -15.63%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,625 £23,300
90th Percentile £53,000 £51,250 £51,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 9700 11899 10820
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.69% 96.18% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8178 9456 9025
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,034
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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 +34 28 £40,000 - 1
Warwickshire +33 23 £35,750 +0.70% 2
Coventry +21 18 £45,000 -5.26%
Staffordshire +14 7 £37,500 -6.25%
Worcestershire -8 6 £33,750 +3.85%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 72 (86.75%) Test Automation
2 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (48.19%) Selenium
4 38 (45.78%) Java
5 33 (39.76%) QA
6 25 (30.12%) JMeter
7 24 (28.92%) BDD
8 23 (27.71%) Gherkin
9 21 (25.30%) JIRA
10 18 (21.69%) TDD
10 18 (21.69%) Cucumber
11 17 (20.48%) Test Scripting
12 16 (19.28%) Exploratory Testing
13 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
14 13 (15.66%) SQL
14 13 (15.66%) Software Testing
14 13 (15.66%) WATIR
14 13 (15.66%) Finance
14 13 (15.66%) SpecFlow
14 13 (15.66%) SDLC
15 12 (14.46%) Jasmine
15 12 (14.46%) Agile Testing
15 12 (14.46%) Karma Test Runner
15 12 (14.46%) SoapUI
15 12 (14.46%) Context-Driven Testing
15 12 (14.46%) Protractor
15 12 (14.46%) Automotive
15 12 (14.46%) Apache Flex
15 12 (14.46%) ISTQB
15 12 (14.46%) JUnit

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 (2.41%) Confluence
1 2 (2.41%) SAS
2 1 (1.20%) JBoss
2 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (7.23%) Simulink
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.20%) Stateflow
3 1 (1.20%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) TETRA
2 2 (2.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) Intranet
3 1 (1.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) MarkLogic
1 10 (12.05%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.64%) Triplestore
3 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (2.41%) Cognos Query Studio
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (48.19%) Selenium
2 25 (30.12%) JMeter
3 21 (25.30%) JIRA
4 18 (21.69%) Cucumber
5 13 (15.66%) SpecFlow
5 13 (15.66%) WATIR
6 12 (14.46%) Jasmine
6 12 (14.46%) JUnit
6 12 (14.46%) Karma Test Runner
6 12 (14.46%) Protractor
6 12 (14.46%) SoapUI
7 11 (13.25%) JBehave
7 11 (13.25%) WebDriver
8 10 (12.05%) Jenkins
9 8 (9.64%) CANoe
9 8 (9.64%) eggPlant
9 8 (9.64%) Ranorex
10 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
11 4 (4.82%) AccuRev
11 4 (4.82%) RSpec
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Automotive
3 6 (7.23%) Retail
4 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) Gherkin
2 12 (14.46%) Apache Flex
3 9 (10.84%) HTML
4 8 (9.64%) .NET
4 8 (9.64%) SOAP
5 5 (6.02%) CSS
6 4 (4.82%) GWT
7 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Fintech
2 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.61%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.41%) Infotainment
4 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Unix
2 4 (4.82%) Linux
3 3 (3.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (86.75%) Test Automation
2 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (28.92%) BDD
4 18 (21.69%) TDD
5 17 (20.48%) Test Scripting
6 16 (19.28%) Exploratory Testing
7 13 (15.66%) SDLC
7 13 (15.66%) Software Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Agile Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Context-Driven Testing
9 11 (13.25%) Open Source
9 11 (13.25%) Validation
10 9 (10.84%) Test Management
11 8 (9.64%) Configuration Management
11 8 (9.64%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
12 7 (8.43%) Waterfall
13 6 (7.23%) RAD
14 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
14 5 (6.02%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.78%) Java
2 13 (15.66%) SQL
3 11 (13.25%) C#
4 10 (12.05%) XQuery
5 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.02%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.02%) Ruby
7 2 (2.41%) Perl
7 2 (2.41%) Python
8 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.23%) ISEB
3 4 (4.82%) Degree
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) HNC
5 1 (1.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (39.76%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) CA Agile Central
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle
4 4 (4.82%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.41%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.41%) Cognos
5 2 (2.41%) Google
5 2 (2.41%) IBM
5 2 (2.41%) Informatica
5 2 (2.41%) Netezza
6 1 (1.20%) EMC
6 1 (1.20%) HP
6 1 (1.20%) MathWorks
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