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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 93 90 103
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 19 33 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.36% 1.86% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.97% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 19 32 9
Average salary £47,500 £35,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.75% -21.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1333 1674 1550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.15% 94.42% 93.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1359 1366
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 July 2015.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 39 (75.00%) Degree
2 33 (63.46%) Python
3 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (48.08%) Test Automation
5 23 (44.23%) Scrum
6 19 (36.54%) SQL
6 19 (36.54%) Computer Science
7 18 (34.62%) QA
8 16 (30.77%) Software Engineering
9 15 (28.85%) Linux
10 13 (25.00%) XML
10 13 (25.00%) Marketing
10 13 (25.00%) SDLC
11 12 (23.08%) Mobile App
12 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
12 10 (19.23%) Perforce
12 10 (19.23%) Perl
12 10 (19.23%) C#
12 10 (19.23%) HTML
12 10 (19.23%) Selenium
12 10 (19.23%) JIRA
13 8 (15.38%) Android
13 8 (15.38%) .NET
13 8 (15.38%) OO
14 7 (13.46%) Windows
14 7 (13.46%) Internet
14 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
14 7 (13.46%) Internet of Things
14 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (11.54%) User Stories

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Internet
2 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) ICMP
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) Wireless
4 1 (1.92%) VLAN
4 1 (1.92%) VPN
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Selenium
1 10 (19.23%) JIRA
2 4 (7.69%) Bugzilla
3 3 (5.77%) NUnit
3 3 (5.77%) JUnit
3 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.92%) TestLink
General
1 13 (25.00%) Marketing
2 6 (11.54%) Electronics
3 4 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) XML
2 10 (19.23%) HTML
3 8 (15.38%) .NET
4 3 (5.77%) Web Services
4 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.77%) RESTful
5 1 (1.92%) Ajax
5 1 (1.92%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Computer Science
2 12 (23.08%) Mobile App
3 7 (13.46%) Internet of Things
3 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.62%) Mathematics
5 4 (7.69%) User Experience
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.92%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Android
3 7 (13.46%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.85%) UNIX
4 2 (3.85%) VMS
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (48.08%) Test Automation
3 23 (44.23%) Scrum
4 16 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 13 (25.00%) SDLC
6 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
7 8 (15.38%) OO
8 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.54%) User Stories
9 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.62%) Analytics
10 5 (9.62%) API Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
12 3 (5.77%) Automated Testing
12 3 (5.77%) Manual Testing
12 3 (5.77%) BDD
12 3 (5.77%) Open Source
13 2 (3.85%) System Testing
14 1 (1.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) Python
2 19 (36.54%) SQL
3 10 (19.23%) Perl
3 10 (19.23%) C#
4 6 (11.54%) Java
5 5 (9.62%) C++
5 5 (9.62%) Delphi
6 3 (5.77%) Ruby
6 3 (5.77%) C
7 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (34.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) XenServer
1 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Perforce
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix
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