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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 65 64 80
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 48 49 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.05% 3.37% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 3.51% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 48 43 28
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +19.40%
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
1514 1398 1732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.25% 96.02% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1213 1213 1490
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £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 27 February 2015.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 64 (62.14%) Degree
2 57 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (44.66%) SQL
4 43 (41.75%) Python
5 41 (39.81%) QA
6 39 (37.86%) Test Automation
7 34 (33.01%) Software Engineering
8 31 (30.10%) Automated Testing
9 30 (29.13%) Scrum
10 29 (28.16%) Computer Science
11 28 (27.18%) Software Testing
12 27 (26.21%) Regression Testing
12 27 (26.21%) Linux
13 24 (23.30%) .NET
13 24 (23.30%) C#
13 24 (23.30%) Mathematics
14 23 (22.33%) Delphi
14 23 (22.33%) OO
15 22 (21.36%) Test Strategy
16 21 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (18.45%) Finance
18 18 (17.48%) Windows
18 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
18 18 (17.48%) Analytics
18 18 (17.48%) User Stories
19 17 (16.50%) Unit Testing
19 17 (16.50%) Java
20 16 (15.53%) C
20 16 (15.53%) ISEB
20 16 (15.53%) User Experience

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.68%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.71%) Internet
3 7 (6.80%) ICMP
4 6 (5.83%) Wireless
4 6 (5.83%) HTTP
5 4 (3.88%) DNS
5 4 (3.88%) SSL
6 2 (1.94%) DHCP
6 2 (1.94%) VPN
6 2 (1.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (14.56%) JIRA
2 6 (5.83%) Selenium
2 6 (5.83%) Bugzilla
3 5 (4.85%) JMeter
3 5 (4.85%) Ant
4 2 (1.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.94%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.97%) Ranorex
General
1 19 (18.45%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Marketing
3 6 (5.83%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.94%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.30%) .NET
2 12 (11.65%) HTML
2 12 (11.65%) XML
3 6 (5.83%) XSL
3 6 (5.83%) Ajax
3 6 (5.83%) REST
4 4 (3.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (28.16%) Computer Science
2 24 (23.30%) Mathematics
3 21 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (15.53%) User Experience
5 6 (5.83%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (5.83%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.83%) Internet of Things
6 4 (3.88%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.94%) Life Science
7 2 (1.94%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.94%) Biology
7 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.94%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.21%) Linux
2 18 (17.48%) Windows
3 6 (5.83%) UNIX
4 5 (4.85%) Android
5 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.94%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.34%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.86%) Test Automation
3 34 (33.01%) Software Engineering
4 31 (30.10%) Automated Testing
5 30 (29.13%) Scrum
6 28 (27.18%) Software Testing
7 27 (26.21%) Regression Testing
8 23 (22.33%) OO
9 22 (21.36%) Test Strategy
10 18 (17.48%) Analytics
10 18 (17.48%) User Stories
11 17 (16.50%) Unit Testing
12 10 (9.71%) Financial Modelling
13 9 (8.74%) Test Scripting
13 9 (8.74%) Load Testing
13 9 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (7.77%) Risk Management
14 8 (7.77%) Risk Analytics
15 7 (6.80%) Manual Testing
16 5 (4.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.66%) SQL
2 43 (41.75%) Python
3 24 (23.30%) C#
4 23 (22.33%) Delphi
5 17 (16.50%) Java
6 16 (15.53%) C
7 12 (11.65%) C++
7 12 (11.65%) Perl
8 9 (8.74%) Ruby
9 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
10 6 (5.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (62.14%) Degree
2 16 (15.53%) ISEB
3 13 (12.62%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.85%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (39.81%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.77%) TOWER Software
3 6 (5.83%) Perforce
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