The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Cambridge region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 72 74 65
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 30 40 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.58% 2.65% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 2.72% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 29 39 51
Median salary £47,500 £39,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.25% -7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £45,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

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
1109 1473 1543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.52% 97.74% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1140 1246
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 25 February 2017.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Software Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (78.57%) Python
2 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (57.14%) Degree
3 29 (51.79%) Test Scripting
4 26 (46.43%) Scrum
5 25 (44.64%) Test Automation
6 23 (41.07%) Automated Testing
7 16 (28.57%) Electronics
7 16 (28.57%) Tcl
8 15 (26.79%) Wireless
8 15 (26.79%) Software Testing
9 14 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 14 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
9 14 (25.00%) Signal Processing
9 14 (25.00%) QA
10 13 (23.21%) Manual Testing
10 13 (23.21%) Software Engineering
11 12 (21.43%) Bugzilla
11 12 (21.43%) Mobile App
11 12 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (19.64%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
12 11 (19.64%) Linux
12 11 (19.64%) Perl
13 9 (16.07%) C#
14 7 (12.50%) NUnit
14 7 (12.50%) Finance
14 7 (12.50%) C++
15 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
15 5 (8.93%) JIRA

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) Wireless
2 3 (5.36%) Bluetooth
2 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.79%) SAN
3 1 (1.79%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Big Data
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Bugzilla
2 7 (12.50%) NUnit
3 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.93%) JIRA
4 4 (7.14%) Selenium
5 3 (5.36%) JUnit
5 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.57%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.79%) Ant
7 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.79%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.79%) JMeter
7 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.79%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (28.57%) Electronics
2 14 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) WPF
2 2 (3.57%) Qt
3 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.79%) RESTful
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.36%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Android
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (51.79%) Test Scripting
3 26 (46.43%) Scrum
4 25 (44.64%) Test Automation
5 23 (41.07%) Automated Testing
6 15 (26.79%) Software Testing
7 14 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
7 14 (25.00%) Signal Processing
8 13 (23.21%) Manual Testing
8 13 (23.21%) Software Engineering
9 12 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
10 11 (19.64%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.93%) OO
12 4 (7.14%) Capital Modelling
12 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
12 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
13 3 (5.36%) Analytics
13 3 (5.36%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 44 (78.57%) Python
2 16 (28.57%) Tcl
3 11 (19.64%) Perl
4 9 (16.07%) C#
5 7 (12.50%) C++
6 4 (7.14%) C
6 4 (7.14%) Java
7 3 (5.36%) SQL
8 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.79%) KVM
1 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.79%) Xen
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.79%) Brocade
3 1 (1.79%) VMware
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