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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 85 98 99
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 31 14 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.75% 0.90% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 0.95% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 26
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.44%
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
1687 1470 1907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.10% 95.02% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1289 1691
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 15 September 2014.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 40 (56.34%) Python
2 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (50.70%) Java
4 31 (43.66%) Degree
4 31 (43.66%) QA
5 24 (33.80%) C#
6 22 (30.99%) Test Automation
7 21 (29.58%) Manual Testing
7 21 (29.58%) Linux
8 19 (26.76%) Test Scripting
9 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
9 16 (22.54%) Ruby
9 16 (22.54%) Regression Testing
10 15 (21.13%) Perl
11 14 (19.72%) Scrum
11 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
12 13 (18.31%) C++
13 12 (16.90%) Windows
13 12 (16.90%) Wireless
13 12 (16.90%) Computer Science
14 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing
14 11 (15.49%) C
15 9 (12.68%) Bugzilla
16 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
16 8 (11.27%) HTML
16 8 (11.27%) XML
16 8 (11.27%) SQL
16 8 (11.27%) Internet
17 7 (9.86%) ISEB
17 7 (9.86%) Tcl

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.90%) Wireless
2 8 (11.27%) Internet
3 7 (9.86%) Bluetooth
3 7 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (7.04%) HTTP
5 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.23%) X.509
7 1 (1.41%) STUN
7 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Bugzilla
2 7 (9.86%) Selenium
3 6 (8.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.41%) JMeter
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Automotive
3 5 (7.04%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) HTML
1 8 (11.27%) XML
2 5 (7.04%) XSL
2 5 (7.04%) Ajax
3 4 (5.63%) REST
3 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) J2SE
4 1 (1.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) Social Media
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Linux
2 12 (16.90%) Windows
3 6 (8.45%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Test Automation
3 21 (29.58%) Manual Testing
4 19 (26.76%) Test Scripting
5 16 (22.54%) Regression Testing
6 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
6 14 (19.72%) Scrum
7 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing
8 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.86%) Automation Testing
10 6 (8.45%) OO
11 5 (7.04%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (5.63%) Usability Testing
12 4 (5.63%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.63%) Risk Management
13 3 (4.23%) Validation
13 3 (4.23%) RAD
13 3 (4.23%) Multithreading
13 3 (4.23%) Financial Modelling
13 3 (4.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (56.34%) Python
2 36 (50.70%) Java
3 24 (33.80%) C#
4 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (22.54%) Ruby
5 15 (21.13%) Perl
6 13 (18.31%) C++
7 11 (15.49%) C
8 8 (11.27%) SQL
9 7 (9.86%) Tcl
10 5 (7.04%) PHP
11 3 (4.23%) Delphi
11 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (43.66%) Degree
2 7 (9.86%) ISEB
3 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (43.66%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (4.23%) TOWER Software
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle
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