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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 73 96 106
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 45 15 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.63% 1.01% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 1.05% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 45 13 21
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 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £47,500 £42,500
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
1634 1433 2053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.50% 96.11% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1195 1789
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £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 31 October 2014.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 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 40 (51.28%) Degree
2 34 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.59%) Java
3 29 (37.18%) Python
3 29 (37.18%) QA
4 27 (34.62%) C#
5 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
6 23 (29.49%) Automated Testing
7 21 (26.92%) Regression Testing
8 19 (24.36%) Linux
8 19 (24.36%) Test Scripting
8 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
9 18 (23.08%) Manual Testing
10 16 (20.51%) Test Automation
10 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
10 16 (20.51%) Mathematics
11 15 (19.23%) Windows
12 14 (17.95%) SQL
12 14 (17.95%) C++
12 14 (17.95%) Ruby
13 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 13 (16.67%) Perl
13 13 (16.67%) .NET
13 13 (16.67%) C
13 13 (16.67%) Internet
14 12 (15.38%) OO
14 12 (15.38%) Delphi
14 12 (15.38%) Finance
14 12 (15.38%) Test Strategy
15 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (10.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) Internet
2 8 (10.26%) HTTP
2 8 (10.26%) Wireless
3 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.13%) DNS
4 4 (5.13%) SSL
5 2 (2.56%) VPN
5 2 (2.56%) DHCP
5 2 (2.56%) VLAN
5 2 (2.56%) X.509
6 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.28%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.28%) ICMP
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Selenium
2 6 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 5 (6.41%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.28%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) .NET
2 10 (12.82%) XML
2 10 (12.82%) HTML
3 8 (10.26%) REST
4 7 (8.97%) XSL
4 7 (8.97%) Ajax
5 6 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
2 16 (20.51%) Mathematics
3 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (10.26%) User Experience
5 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.85%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.85%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.56%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.56%) PKI
8 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Linux
2 15 (19.23%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) UNIX
4 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 23 (29.49%) Automated Testing
4 21 (26.92%) Regression Testing
5 19 (24.36%) Test Scripting
6 18 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 16 (20.51%) Test Automation
7 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
8 12 (15.38%) OO
8 12 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 11 (14.10%) Scrum
10 9 (11.54%) Unit Testing
11 8 (10.26%) Financial Modelling
11 8 (10.26%) Analytics
11 8 (10.26%) User Stories
12 6 (7.69%) Risk Analytics
12 6 (7.69%) Risk Management
13 5 (6.41%) Usability Testing
14 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
15 3 (3.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) Java
2 29 (37.18%) Python
3 27 (34.62%) C#
4 14 (17.95%) C++
4 14 (17.95%) SQL
4 14 (17.95%) Ruby
5 13 (16.67%) C
5 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 13 (16.67%) Perl
6 12 (15.38%) Delphi
7 7 (8.97%) PHP
8 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 40 (51.28%) Degree
2 11 (14.10%) ISEB
3 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (37.18%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) TOWER Software
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