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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 81 87 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 22 42 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.54% 2.24% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.36% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 20 41 22
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +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
1368 1780 1719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.00% 95.09% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 1496 1529
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 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 26 May 2015.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 47 (68.12%) Degree
2 41 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (53.62%) Python
4 34 (49.28%) SQL
5 30 (43.48%) QA
5 30 (43.48%) Test Automation
6 29 (42.03%) Scrum
7 24 (34.78%) Software Engineering
8 22 (31.88%) Linux
8 22 (31.88%) Computer Science
9 20 (28.99%) SDLC
10 16 (23.19%) C#
10 16 (23.19%) Regression Testing
11 14 (20.29%) .NET
11 14 (20.29%) JIRA
11 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
12 13 (18.84%) Software Testing
12 13 (18.84%) OO
13 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (15.94%) Analytics
14 11 (15.94%) User Stories
14 11 (15.94%) Mobile App
14 11 (15.94%) Marketing
14 11 (15.94%) Test Strategy
14 11 (15.94%) XML
14 11 (15.94%) Delphi
15 10 (14.49%) HTML
15 10 (14.49%) Windows
15 10 (14.49%) Mathematics
16 9 (13.04%) User Experience

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (2.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 6 (8.70%) Internet
2 4 (5.80%) ICMP
3 2 (2.90%) Wireless
4 1 (1.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) JIRA
2 8 (11.59%) Selenium
3 6 (8.70%) Bugzilla
4 5 (7.25%) Ant
4 5 (7.25%) JMeter
5 1 (1.45%) JUnit
5 1 (1.45%) NUnit
5 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.45%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.45%) TestLink
General
1 11 (15.94%) Marketing
2 8 (11.59%) Finance
3 5 (7.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.29%) .NET
2 11 (15.94%) XML
3 10 (14.49%) HTML
4 2 (2.90%) XSL
4 2 (2.90%) Ajax
5 1 (1.45%) RESTful
5 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.88%) Computer Science
2 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (15.94%) Mobile App
4 10 (14.49%) Mathematics
5 9 (13.04%) User Experience
6 6 (8.70%) Internet of Things
7 3 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (2.90%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.45%) Physics
9 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.88%) Linux
2 10 (14.49%) Windows
3 8 (11.59%) Android
4 7 (10.14%) UNIX
5 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.90%) VMS
6 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 29 (42.03%) Scrum
4 24 (34.78%) Software Engineering
5 20 (28.99%) SDLC
6 16 (23.19%) Regression Testing
7 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Software Testing
8 13 (18.84%) OO
9 11 (15.94%) Test Strategy
9 11 (15.94%) Analytics
9 11 (15.94%) User Stories
10 8 (11.59%) Automation Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Load Testing
12 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
12 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (4.35%) Risk Management
13 3 (4.35%) Financial Modelling
13 3 (4.35%) Risk Analytics
14 2 (2.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (53.62%) Python
2 34 (49.28%) SQL
3 16 (23.19%) C#
4 11 (15.94%) Delphi
5 9 (13.04%) Java
5 9 (13.04%) C++
5 9 (13.04%) Perl
6 7 (10.14%) C
7 6 (8.70%) Ruby
8 2 (2.90%) PHP
8 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (68.12%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) ISEB
2 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (43.48%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Perforce
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) TOWER Software
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