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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Engineer
Rank 943 963 998
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Engineer 9 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.007% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.007% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 7
Average salary £37,500 £55,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.43% +38.75%
UK excluding London average 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
99560 107062 114531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.23% 96.48% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 83662 87327 92673
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 15 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 28 April 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
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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
England +36 9 £37,500 -35.89%
South East +31 4 £32,500 -41.44%
Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Bradford - 3 £37,500 -
Leeds - 3 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
East Sussex +20 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 £35,000 -
Surrey - 1 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £35,000 -

Testing Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Python
3 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 14 (63.64%) JIRA
4 13 (59.09%) Degree
5 11 (50.00%) Apple iOS
5 11 (50.00%) QA
5 11 (50.00%) Selenium
5 11 (50.00%) Ruby
5 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (45.45%) BDD
7 9 (40.91%) Automation Testing
7 9 (40.91%) SDLC
7 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
7 9 (40.91%) TDD
7 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
7 9 (40.91%) SQL
7 9 (40.91%) XML
8 8 (36.36%) Windows
8 8 (36.36%) C#
8 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
8 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
9 7 (31.82%) Android
9 7 (31.82%) Jetty
9 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
9 7 (31.82%) Perl
9 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
9 7 (31.82%) IIS
9 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio

Testing Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (31.82%) IIS
1 7 (31.82%) Jetty
1 7 (31.82%) Tomcat
1 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
2 4 (18.18%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) JIRA
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
4 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
5 4 (18.18%) Appium
5 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (18.18%) FishEye
6 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
6 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) XML
2 7 (31.82%) Gherkin
3 4 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (9.09%) JSON
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) PMI
3 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 8 (36.36%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 10 (45.45%) BDD
4 9 (40.91%) Automation Testing
4 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
4 9 (40.91%) SDLC
4 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
4 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 7 (31.82%) Android Development
6 7 (31.82%) ATDD
6 7 (31.82%) High Availability
6 7 (31.82%) iOS Development
6 7 (31.82%) Mobile Development
6 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
8 4 (18.18%) API Development
8 4 (18.18%) Signal Processing
8 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Python
2 11 (50.00%) Ruby
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) C#
5 7 (31.82%) Perl
6 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.55%) Java
8 1 (4.55%) PHP
8 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Degree
2 6 (27.27%) ISEB
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
4 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (18.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Cegedim Rx
3 2 (9.09%) CA
3 2 (9.09%) Rally