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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 61 84 82
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 51 27 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.14% 1.85% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 1.91% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 51 23 24
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +9.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1546 1411 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.20% 96.58% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1232 1183 1380
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,700 £51,000 £60,000
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 23 January 2015.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 52 (57.14%) Degree
2 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (41.76%) SQL
3 38 (41.76%) Python
4 36 (39.56%) QA
5 33 (36.26%) Test Automation
6 30 (32.97%) Software Engineering
7 29 (31.87%) Automated Testing
8 27 (29.67%) Software Testing
9 25 (27.47%) Computer Science
10 24 (26.37%) Regression Testing
11 23 (25.27%) Linux
11 23 (25.27%) Java
12 22 (24.18%) C#
13 21 (23.08%) Scrum
13 21 (23.08%) Mathematics
14 20 (21.98%) .NET
15 19 (20.88%) Delphi
15 19 (20.88%) OO
16 18 (19.78%) Microsoft
16 18 (19.78%) C++
16 18 (19.78%) C
16 18 (19.78%) Test Strategy
17 17 (18.68%) Unit Testing
17 17 (18.68%) Finance
18 16 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (16.48%) Windows
20 14 (15.38%) ISEB
20 14 (15.38%) XML
20 14 (15.38%) HTML

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (9.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) Internet
1 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.69%) Wireless
3 6 (6.59%) HTTP
4 5 (5.49%) ICMP
5 4 (4.40%) DNS
5 4 (4.40%) SSL
6 2 (2.20%) VLAN
6 2 (2.20%) VPN
6 2 (2.20%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) JIRA
2 5 (5.49%) Ant
2 5 (5.49%) JMeter
2 5 (5.49%) Selenium
3 4 (4.40%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.20%) Fiddler
4 2 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.10%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Multimedia
3 5 (5.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.98%) .NET
2 14 (15.38%) XML
2 14 (15.38%) HTML
3 7 (7.69%) Ajax
3 7 (7.69%) XSL
4 6 (6.59%) REST
5 4 (4.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.47%) Computer Science
2 21 (23.08%) Mathematics
3 16 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (14.29%) User Experience
5 4 (4.40%) Smart Meter
5 4 (4.40%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.30%) Internet of Things
6 3 (3.30%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.20%) Chemistry
7 2 (2.20%) Biology
7 2 (2.20%) Life Science
7 2 (2.20%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.20%) PKI
7 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Linux
2 15 (16.48%) Windows
3 8 (8.79%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.26%) Test Automation
3 30 (32.97%) Software Engineering
4 29 (31.87%) Automated Testing
5 27 (29.67%) Software Testing
6 24 (26.37%) Regression Testing
7 21 (23.08%) Scrum
8 19 (20.88%) OO
9 18 (19.78%) Test Strategy
10 17 (18.68%) Unit Testing
11 14 (15.38%) Analytics
11 14 (15.38%) User Stories
12 11 (12.09%) Test Scripting
13 10 (10.99%) Financial Modelling
14 9 (9.89%) Manual Testing
14 9 (9.89%) Load Testing
14 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (8.79%) Risk Analytics
15 8 (8.79%) Risk Management
16 5 (5.49%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.76%) SQL
1 38 (41.76%) Python
2 23 (25.27%) Java
3 22 (24.18%) C#
4 19 (20.88%) Delphi
5 18 (19.78%) C++
5 18 (19.78%) C
6 11 (12.09%) Ruby
7 10 (10.99%) Perl
8 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
9 7 (7.69%) PHP
10 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (57.14%) Degree
2 14 (15.38%) ISEB
3 11 (12.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (39.56%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.79%) TOWER Software
3 4 (4.40%) Perforce
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