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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 75 95 104
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 43 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.42% 1.08% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 1.12% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 41 14 20
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1692 1425 2075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.27% 96.02% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1287 1206 1812
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 21 October 2014.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 36 (49.32%) Degree
2 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (45.21%) Java
4 28 (38.36%) Python
5 26 (35.62%) C#
5 26 (35.62%) QA
6 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
7 19 (26.03%) Automated Testing
7 19 (26.03%) Regression Testing
8 17 (23.29%) Linux
8 17 (23.29%) Test Scripting
9 16 (21.92%) Manual Testing
9 16 (21.92%) Mathematics
9 16 (21.92%) Computer Science
9 16 (21.92%) Test Automation
10 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
11 14 (19.18%) C++
11 14 (19.18%) JavaScript
12 13 (17.81%) C
12 13 (17.81%) .NET
12 13 (17.81%) Ruby
13 12 (16.44%) Finance
13 12 (16.44%) SQL
13 12 (16.44%) Windows
13 12 (16.44%) Perl
13 12 (16.44%) Delphi
13 12 (16.44%) OO
13 12 (16.44%) Test Strategy
14 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (15.07%) Scrum

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (10.96%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) Internet
2 9 (12.33%) Wireless
3 6 (8.22%) HTTP
4 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.74%) Bluetooth
5 2 (2.74%) DNS
5 2 (2.74%) SSL
5 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.74%) X.509
6 1 (1.37%) VLAN
6 1 (1.37%) ICMP
6 1 (1.37%) DHCP
6 1 (1.37%) VPN
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Selenium
2 6 (8.22%) Bugzilla
2 6 (8.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.74%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.81%) .NET
2 10 (13.70%) HTML
2 10 (13.70%) XML
3 7 (9.59%) XSL
3 7 (9.59%) Ajax
4 6 (8.22%) REST
5 5 (6.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Mathematics
1 16 (21.92%) Computer Science
2 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.96%) User Experience
4 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.37%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) UNIX
4 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
3 19 (26.03%) Automated Testing
3 19 (26.03%) Regression Testing
4 17 (23.29%) Test Scripting
5 16 (21.92%) Manual Testing
5 16 (21.92%) Test Automation
6 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
7 12 (16.44%) OO
7 12 (16.44%) Test Strategy
8 11 (15.07%) Scrum
9 8 (10.96%) Analytics
9 8 (10.96%) User Stories
9 8 (10.96%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.96%) Financial Modelling
10 6 (8.22%) Risk Management
10 6 (8.22%) Risk Analytics
11 4 (5.48%) Usability Testing
11 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.21%) Java
2 28 (38.36%) Python
3 26 (35.62%) C#
4 14 (19.18%) C++
4 14 (19.18%) JavaScript
5 13 (17.81%) C
5 13 (17.81%) Ruby
6 12 (16.44%) SQL
6 12 (16.44%) Perl
6 12 (16.44%) Delphi
7 7 (9.59%) PHP
8 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.74%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (49.32%) Degree
2 8 (10.96%) ISEB
3 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (35.62%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) TOWER Software
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