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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 82 67 90
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 33 62 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.21% 3.48% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 3.66% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 31 59 30
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
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
1450 1696 1884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.12% 95.12% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1218 1469 1648
Average salary £44,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,500 £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 27 April 2015.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 53 (66.25%) Degree
2 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (57.50%) Python
4 41 (51.25%) Test Automation
5 40 (50.00%) QA
6 39 (48.75%) SQL
7 34 (42.50%) Scrum
8 27 (33.75%) Software Engineering
9 25 (31.25%) Linux
10 22 (27.50%) Computer Science
11 19 (23.75%) JIRA
12 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
12 17 (21.25%) Automated Testing
13 16 (20.00%) Regression Testing
14 14 (17.50%) OO
14 14 (17.50%) .NET
14 14 (17.50%) C#
14 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (16.25%) Marketing
16 12 (15.00%) Perl
16 12 (15.00%) Delphi
16 12 (15.00%) XML
17 11 (13.75%) HTML
17 11 (13.75%) Java
17 11 (13.75%) Windows
17 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
17 11 (13.75%) ISEB
17 11 (13.75%) ISTQB
17 11 (13.75%) Test Strategy
17 11 (13.75%) Analytics

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.75%) Internet
3 6 (7.50%) ICMP
4 2 (2.50%) HTTP
4 2 (2.50%) Wireless
5 1 (1.25%) Firewall
5 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (23.75%) JIRA
2 8 (10.00%) Bugzilla
3 7 (8.75%) Selenium
4 5 (6.25%) Ant
4 5 (6.25%) JMeter
5 2 (2.50%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.25%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.25%) TestLink
6 1 (1.25%) JUnit
6 1 (1.25%) NUnit
General
1 13 (16.25%) Marketing
2 8 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Electronics
4 2 (2.50%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) .NET
2 12 (15.00%) XML
3 11 (13.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) Web Services
5 2 (2.50%) REST
5 2 (2.50%) XSL
5 2 (2.50%) Ajax
6 1 (1.25%) RESTful
6 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Computer Science
2 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 9 (11.25%) User Experience
4 9 (11.25%) Mobile App
5 7 (8.75%) Internet of Things
6 6 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (3.75%) Smart Meter
8 2 (2.50%) Life Science
8 2 (2.50%) Chemistry
8 2 (2.50%) Biology
9 1 (1.25%) Physics
9 1 (1.25%) Open Source
9 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Linux
2 11 (13.75%) Windows
3 7 (8.75%) UNIX
3 7 (8.75%) Android
4 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.50%) VMS
5 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (51.25%) Test Automation
3 34 (42.50%) Scrum
4 27 (33.75%) Software Engineering
5 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
5 17 (21.25%) Automated Testing
6 16 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 14 (17.50%) OO
8 11 (13.75%) Test Strategy
8 11 (13.75%) Analytics
8 11 (13.75%) User Stories
9 10 (12.50%) Load Testing
10 9 (11.25%) Unit Testing
10 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (8.75%) Automation Testing
12 3 (3.75%) Risk Analytics
12 3 (3.75%) Financial Modelling
12 3 (3.75%) System Testing
12 3 (3.75%) Test Scripting
12 3 (3.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (57.50%) Python
2 39 (48.75%) SQL
3 14 (17.50%) C#
4 12 (15.00%) Delphi
4 12 (15.00%) Perl
5 11 (13.75%) Java
6 10 (12.50%) C
7 9 (11.25%) C++
8 6 (7.50%) Ruby
9 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.50%) PHP
11 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 53 (66.25%) Degree
2 11 (13.75%) ISEB
2 11 (13.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Perforce
3 3 (3.75%) TOWER Software
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