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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 67 58 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 41 63 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.82% 3.76% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 3.93% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 39 59 31
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
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
1415 1602 1863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.18% 95.53% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 1406 1612
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 27 March 2015.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 62 (64.58%) Degree
2 53 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (45.83%) Python
4 42 (43.75%) Test Automation
5 41 (42.71%) QA
5 41 (42.71%) SQL
6 32 (33.33%) Scrum
7 30 (31.25%) Software Engineering
8 27 (28.13%) Linux
9 26 (27.08%) Software Testing
9 26 (27.08%) Automated Testing
9 26 (27.08%) Computer Science
10 22 (22.92%) Regression Testing
11 18 (18.75%) OO
11 18 (18.75%) .NET
11 18 (18.75%) C#
11 18 (18.75%) Mathematics
12 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
13 16 (16.67%) Windows
13 16 (16.67%) Delphi
13 16 (16.67%) JIRA
14 15 (15.63%) Test Strategy
14 15 (15.63%) Unit Testing
15 14 (14.58%) Java
15 14 (14.58%) ISEB
16 13 (13.54%) C
16 13 (13.54%) Analytics
16 13 (13.54%) User Stories
17 12 (12.50%) Finance

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.38%) Internet
3 7 (7.29%) ICMP
4 5 (5.21%) HTTP
5 4 (4.17%) Wireless
6 3 (3.13%) DNS
6 3 (3.13%) SSL
7 2 (2.08%) VLAN
7 2 (2.08%) VPN
8 1 (1.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) JIRA
2 7 (7.29%) Bugzilla
3 6 (6.25%) Selenium
4 5 (5.21%) JMeter
4 5 (5.21%) Ant
5 2 (2.08%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.04%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
1 12 (12.50%) Marketing
2 4 (4.17%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.13%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.75%) .NET
2 11 (11.46%) HTML
2 11 (11.46%) XML
3 4 (4.17%) XSL
3 4 (4.17%) Ajax
3 4 (4.17%) REST
4 3 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.08%) Computer Science
2 18 (18.75%) Mathematics
3 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (11.46%) User Experience
5 8 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 7 (7.29%) Internet of Things
7 6 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (5.21%) Smart Meter
9 2 (2.08%) Smartcard
9 2 (2.08%) PKI
9 2 (2.08%) Life Science
9 2 (2.08%) Chemistry
9 2 (2.08%) Biology
10 1 (1.04%) Physics
10 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.13%) Linux
2 16 (16.67%) Windows
3 6 (6.25%) UNIX
3 6 (6.25%) Android
4 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.08%) VMS
5 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 32 (33.33%) Scrum
4 30 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 26 (27.08%) Software Testing
5 26 (27.08%) Automated Testing
6 22 (22.92%) Regression Testing
7 18 (18.75%) OO
8 15 (15.63%) Unit Testing
8 15 (15.63%) Test Strategy
9 13 (13.54%) Analytics
9 13 (13.54%) User Stories
10 10 (10.42%) Load Testing
11 9 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (7.29%) Automation Testing
13 6 (6.25%) Test Scripting
14 5 (5.21%) Risk Management
14 5 (5.21%) Risk Analytics
14 5 (5.21%) Financial Modelling
14 5 (5.21%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.83%) Python
2 41 (42.71%) SQL
3 18 (18.75%) C#
4 16 (16.67%) Delphi
5 14 (14.58%) Java
6 13 (13.54%) C
7 11 (11.46%) Perl
8 10 (10.42%) C++
9 7 (7.29%) Ruby
10 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
11 4 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (64.58%) Degree
2 14 (14.58%) ISEB
3 12 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (42.71%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.29%) Perforce
3 5 (5.21%) TOWER Software
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