The median annual salary for a Testing Engineer was £30,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Testing Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 928 950
Rank change year-on-year +59 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Engineer 5 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.007% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 13
Median salary £30,500 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.66% -28.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,500 £37,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -18.66% -28.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Testing Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Testing Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Testing Engineer 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.

Salary trend for Testing Engineer in the UK

Testing Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Testing Engineer over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Testing Engineer in the UK

Testing Engineer
Top 5 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 28 June 2017. 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 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 +47 5 £30,500 -18.66% 1
South East +46 4 £30,500 -51.20% 1
Hampshire +18 4 £30,500 -51.20% 1
Winchester - 4 £30,500 - 1
London - 1 £50,000 -

Testing Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 9 (90.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Test Management
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) JMeter
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) JUnit
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
4 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) TestNG
4 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing

Testing Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JMeter
2 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (40.00%) JUnit
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (40.00%) TestNG
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) WebLOAD
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Unix
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Test Management
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (10.00%) Dynatrace
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