The table below looks at the statistics for the Testing Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Testing Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Engineer
Rank 916 944 945
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Engineer 14 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.010% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.011% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 4
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -15.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Testing Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Testing Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Testing Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Testing Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Testing Engineer within the UK.

Testing Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Testing Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Testing Engineer over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 within the UK.

Testing Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Testing Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland - 8 £32,500 -
Dundee - 7 £32,500 -
England +16 6 £30,000 -40.00% 5
Manchester - 4 - -
North West - 4 - - 2
South East - 2 £30,000 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £30,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £52,500 -

Testing Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Testing Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Testing Engineer in their job title.

1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Python
2 14 (73.68%) Scrum
3 13 (68.42%) Selenium
4 12 (63.16%) JIRA
4 12 (63.16%) Degree
5 11 (57.89%) Ruby
5 11 (57.89%) Apple iOS
6 9 (47.37%) BDD
6 9 (47.37%) TDD
6 9 (47.37%) QA
6 9 (47.37%) Perl
7 8 (42.11%) C#
7 8 (42.11%) SQL
7 8 (42.11%) XML
7 8 (42.11%) Windows
7 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
7 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
7 8 (42.11%) Automation Testing
8 7 (36.84%) Android Development
8 7 (36.84%) iOS Development
8 7 (36.84%) Gherkin
8 7 (36.84%) ATDD
8 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (36.84%) Jetty
8 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
8 7 (36.84%) High Availability
8 7 (36.84%) Mobile Development
8 7 (36.84%) SDLC

Testing Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Testing Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Testing Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) IIS
1 7 (36.84%) Jetty
1 7 (36.84%) Tomcat
1 7 (36.84%) WebLogic
2 4 (21.05%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) JIRA
3 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
3 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
4 4 (21.05%) Appium
4 4 (21.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (21.05%) FishEye
4 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
5 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.26%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.26%) TestComplete
6 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) XML
2 7 (36.84%) Gherkin
3 4 (21.05%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) Java EE
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Apple iOS
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Scrum
3 9 (47.37%) BDD
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Automation Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Android Development
5 7 (36.84%) ATDD
5 7 (36.84%) High Availability
5 7 (36.84%) iOS Development
5 7 (36.84%) Mobile Development
5 7 (36.84%) SDLC
5 7 (36.84%) Security Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
7 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
8 4 (21.05%) API Development
8 4 (21.05%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Python
2 11 (57.89%) Ruby
3 9 (47.37%) Perl
4 8 (42.11%) C#
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Cegedim Rx
3 1 (5.26%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Rally
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