The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 79 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 38 51 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.52% 3.07% 2.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 3.17% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 37 50 36
Average salary £39,500 £40,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.06% +4.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Software Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. 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
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1460 1607 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.95% 96.87% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1279 1204
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Software Test Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Test 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 36 (56.25%) Python
2 31 (48.44%) Degree
3 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (37.50%) QA
5 22 (34.38%) SQL
6 21 (32.81%) Software Engineering
7 20 (31.25%) Manual Testing
8 19 (29.69%) Test Automation
8 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
8 19 (29.69%) Perl
9 18 (28.13%) Automation Testing
9 18 (28.13%) SDLC
10 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (23.44%) Linux
11 14 (21.88%) C#
12 13 (20.31%) Automated Testing
12 13 (20.31%) Java
12 13 (20.31%) Electronics
13 11 (17.19%) Scrum
13 11 (17.19%) ISEB
13 11 (17.19%) TDD
14 10 (15.63%) V-Model
14 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
14 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
15 9 (14.06%) Regression Testing
15 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
15 9 (14.06%) Web Services
15 9 (14.06%) JIRA
16 8 (12.50%) Performance Testing
16 8 (12.50%) REST

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Software Test 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.13%) Bugzilla
3 2 (3.13%) Fiddler
3 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.56%) JUnit
4 1 (1.56%) NUnit
4 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 13 (20.31%) Electronics
2 8 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Web Services
2 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 8 (12.50%) REST
2 8 (12.50%) XML
3 7 (10.94%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.94%) Mathematics
4 6 (9.38%) User Experience
5 3 (4.69%) iPad
5 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) Android
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.69%) Unix
5 2 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) Software Engineering
3 20 (31.25%) Manual Testing
4 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
4 19 (29.69%) Test Automation
5 18 (28.13%) Automation Testing
5 18 (28.13%) SDLC
6 13 (20.31%) Automated Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Scrum
7 11 (17.19%) TDD
8 10 (15.63%) V-Model
8 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
9 9 (14.06%) Regression Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.94%) Functional Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Analytics
12 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (9.38%) OO
12 6 (9.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (56.25%) Python
2 22 (34.38%) SQL
3 19 (29.69%) Perl
4 14 (21.88%) C#
5 13 (20.31%) Java
6 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.38%) Delphi
8 5 (7.81%) C++
9 2 (3.13%) C
9 2 (3.13%) Ruby
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (48.44%) Degree
2 11 (17.19%) ISEB
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Perforce
2 6 (9.38%) Roku
3 2 (3.13%) Twitter
4 1 (1.56%) Facebook
4 1 (1.56%) VMware
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