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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 84 97 96
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 32 12 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.75% 0.76% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 0.81% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 28
Average salary £38,750 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.88% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £47,500 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
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
1729 1478 1860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.38% 93.84% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1348 1292 1640
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

Software Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 41 (58.57%) Python
2 36 (51.43%) Java
3 32 (45.71%) QA
4 28 (40.00%) Degree
5 24 (34.29%) Test Automation
6 23 (32.86%) C#
6 23 (32.86%) Linux
7 19 (27.14%) Test Scripting
8 17 (24.29%) Ruby
9 16 (22.86%) JavaScript
9 16 (22.86%) Perl
9 16 (22.86%) Manual Testing
10 14 (20.00%) Regression Testing
11 13 (18.57%) Scrum
11 13 (18.57%) Windows
12 12 (17.14%) Wireless
12 12 (17.14%) Software Testing
13 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (15.71%) C++
14 10 (14.29%) Automated Testing
15 9 (12.86%) Bugzilla
15 9 (12.86%) C
15 9 (12.86%) Computer Science
16 8 (11.43%) Automation Testing
16 8 (11.43%) Bluetooth
16 8 (11.43%) Tcl
16 8 (11.43%) Internet
16 8 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (10.00%) Automotive
17 7 (10.00%) Mac OS X

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
1 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) Wireless
2 8 (11.43%) Internet
2 8 (11.43%) Bluetooth
2 8 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (7.14%) HTTP
4 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.29%) X.509
6 1 (1.43%) STUN
6 1 (1.43%) SSL
6 1 (1.43%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Bugzilla
2 6 (8.57%) Selenium
2 6 (8.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.43%) JMeter
General
1 7 (10.00%) Automotive
2 6 (8.57%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) HTML
1 7 (10.00%) XML
2 4 (5.71%) XSL
2 4 (5.71%) Ajax
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
2 4 (5.71%) REST
3 2 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (1.43%) J2SE
4 1 (1.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) Windows
3 7 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Test Automation
2 19 (27.14%) Test Scripting
3 16 (22.86%) Manual Testing
4 14 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 13 (18.57%) Scrum
6 12 (17.14%) Software Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 8 (11.43%) Automation Testing
10 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (7.14%) OO
12 4 (5.71%) RAD
12 4 (5.71%) Usability Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Multithreading
13 3 (4.29%) Validation
14 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
15 1 (1.43%) Project Management
15 1 (1.43%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 41 (58.57%) Python
2 36 (51.43%) Java
3 23 (32.86%) C#
4 17 (24.29%) Ruby
5 16 (22.86%) JavaScript
5 16 (22.86%) Perl
6 11 (15.71%) C++
7 9 (12.86%) C
8 8 (11.43%) Tcl
9 7 (10.00%) SQL
10 4 (5.71%) PHP
11 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.43%) Scala
12 1 (1.43%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 28 (40.00%) Degree
2 6 (8.57%) ISEB
3 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (45.71%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.43%) Adobe
1 1 (1.43%) TOWER Software
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