Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 231 308
Rank change year-on-year +5 +77 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 72 94 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.96% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.99% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 51 81 26
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% +9.23%
10th Percentile £33,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,000 £49,375
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 8,265 9,482 11,271
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.58% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,436 7,902 8,908
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +4 29 £48,750 +10.80% 6
Staffordshire +26 19 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Warwickshire +13 7 £40,500 +55.77% 4
Coventry +2 5 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £37,500 -
Solihull - 4 £48,750 - 1
Worcestershire +4 1 £27,500 -35.29% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £18,500 - 4
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 61 (84.72%) Test Automation
2 49 (68.06%) Selenium
3 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (44.44%) WebDriver
5 29 (40.28%) C#
6 26 (36.11%) SQL
7 24 (33.33%) TestNG
7 24 (33.33%) JIRA
8 21 (29.17%) Java
8 21 (29.17%) JUnit
9 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
10 18 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 16 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 16 (22.22%) Software Testing
11 16 (22.22%) Waterfall
12 13 (18.06%) Software Engineering
13 12 (16.67%) CSS
13 12 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 12 (16.67%) Open Source
13 12 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
14 11 (15.28%) SDLC
14 11 (15.28%) V-Model
14 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
15 10 (13.89%) QA
15 10 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
16 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
16 9 (12.50%) Linux
16 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
17 8 (11.11%) .NET
17 8 (11.11%) MySQL

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 (6.94%) Confluence
2 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.94%) Mingle
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.39%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) SaaS
2 4 (5.56%) BrowserStack
2 4 (5.56%) GitHub
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
1 2 (2.78%) SMS
2 1 (1.39%) ADSL
2 1 (1.39%) Broadband
2 1 (1.39%) DSL
2 1 (1.39%) FTP
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.39%) SDH
2 1 (1.39%) SSH
2 1 (1.39%) VDSL
2 1 (1.39%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) MySQL
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 49 (68.06%) Selenium
2 32 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 24 (33.33%) JIRA
3 24 (33.33%) TestNG
4 21 (29.17%) JUnit
5 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
6 12 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 8 (11.11%) FitNesse
8 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 6 (8.33%) TeamCity
10 5 (6.94%) SoapUI
10 5 (6.94%) SpecFlow
11 4 (5.56%) Appium
11 4 (5.56%) Maven
11 4 (5.56%) Robot Framework
11 4 (5.56%) Robotium
12 3 (4.17%) AccuRev
12 3 (4.17%) Concordion
13 1 (1.39%) Protractor
General
1 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
1 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Automotive
2 1 (1.39%) Electronics
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) CSS
2 8 (11.11%) .NET
3 7 (9.72%) HTML
4 5 (6.94%) SOAP
5 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.78%) Web Services
6 2 (2.78%) XML
7 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.39%) CGI
7 1 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.39%) KML
7 1 (1.39%) LINQ
7 1 (1.39%) Node.js
7 1 (1.39%) REST
7 1 (1.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Algorithms
1 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.17%) SCADA
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) DataPower
3 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (84.72%) Test Automation
2 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 16 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 16 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 13 (18.06%) Software Engineering
6 12 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (16.67%) Open Source
7 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
7 11 (15.28%) SDLC
7 11 (15.28%) V-Model
8 10 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.33%) Security Testing
11 6 (8.33%) Test Management
12 5 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (5.56%) BDD
13 4 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.28%) C#
2 26 (36.11%) SQL
3 21 (29.17%) Java
4 16 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.33%) PHP
6 5 (6.94%) XPath
7 3 (4.17%) Python
8 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) C++
8 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) ISEB
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.78%) HNC
5 2 (2.78%) HND
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.56%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.17%) Google
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.78%) Facebook
4 1 (1.39%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.39%) HP
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.39%) Teradata