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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Engineer
Rank - 856 898
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Engineer 0 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.010% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.011% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 4
Average salary - £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary - £33,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%

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
107743 99984 109245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.34% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 87440 83008 92915
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) QA
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) FMCG
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Hudson
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy

Testing Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Hudson
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) DTV
2 1 (10.00%) Verilog
2 1 (10.00%) IPTV
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
1 3 (30.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP