The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Testing Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Engineer
Rank 908 952 982
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Engineer 7 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.011% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 8
Median salary £37,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £40,000 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +31.25%

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
94902 107027 117104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79965 88250 95827
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Testing Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Testing Engineer in the job title.

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 24 June 2016 within the UK.

Testing Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Testing Engineer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 7 £37,500 -28.57%
South East +43 3 £35,500 -32.38%
Yorkshire +28 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Leeds +15 3 £37,500 +36.36%
West Yorkshire +7 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Hampshire - 3 £35,500 -
Bradford - 3 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

Testing Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, Testing 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 featuring Testing Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) QA
3 9 (56.25%) Python
4 8 (50.00%) JIRA
4 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Degree
5 7 (43.75%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) C#
6 6 (37.50%) Ruby
6 6 (37.50%) Selenium
6 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (37.50%) SDLC
7 5 (31.25%) BDD
7 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
7 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
7 5 (31.25%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) XML
7 5 (31.25%) Windows
7 5 (31.25%) ISEB
8 4 (25.00%) Perl
8 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
9 3 (18.75%) Information Governance
9 3 (18.75%) High Availability

Testing Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (18.75%) IIS
1 3 (18.75%) Jetty
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
1 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Appium
4 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (12.50%) FishEye
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Burp Suite
5 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 1 (6.25%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) PMI
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Kali Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
6 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Android Development
7 3 (18.75%) ATDD
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) High Availability
7 3 (18.75%) Information Governance
7 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
7 3 (18.75%) Mobile Development
7 3 (18.75%) System Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.25%) C
7 1 (6.25%) C++
7 1 (6.25%) Java
7 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
7 1 (6.25%) PHP
7 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CEH
5 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
5 1 (6.25%) GPEN
5 1 (6.25%) OSCP
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (6.25%) Nessus
2 1 (6.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cegedim Rx
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) Rally