The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 62 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 55 92 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.65% 5.55% 4.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 5.72% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 54 77 61
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
1460 1607 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.95% 96.87% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1279 1204
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited 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 Test Engineer in their job title.

1 78 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (52.00%) Degree
3 63 (50.40%) Test Automation
4 58 (46.40%) QA
4 58 (46.40%) Python
5 44 (35.20%) Scrum
6 41 (32.80%) Java
7 39 (31.20%) Manual Testing
8 34 (27.20%) C#
8 34 (27.20%) SQL
9 31 (24.80%) Software Testing
9 31 (24.80%) Automation Testing
9 31 (24.80%) SDLC
10 30 (24.00%) Selenium
11 29 (23.20%) Software Engineering
11 29 (23.20%) Perl
12 21 (16.80%) TDD
12 21 (16.80%) Automated Testing
13 20 (16.00%) OO
14 19 (15.20%) ISEB
14 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (14.40%) JavaScript
15 18 (14.40%) Linux
16 17 (13.60%) Web Services
16 17 (13.60%) Performance Testing
16 17 (13.60%) Waterfall
17 16 (12.80%) V-Model
17 16 (12.80%) JIRA
17 16 (12.80%) C++
17 16 (12.80%) Mobile App

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited 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 Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) HTTP
2 2 (1.60%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 30 (24.00%) Selenium
2 16 (12.80%) JIRA
3 9 (7.20%) Bugzilla
4 7 (5.60%) NUnit
4 7 (5.60%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.80%) Appium
6 5 (4.00%) JMeter
7 4 (3.20%) Fiddler
7 4 (3.20%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.40%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.60%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.80%) JUnit
10 1 (0.80%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.80%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.80%) TestComplete
General
1 15 (12.00%) Electronics
2 9 (7.20%) Finance
3 3 (2.40%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.60%) Web Services
2 16 (12.80%) REST
3 14 (11.20%) .NET
4 8 (6.40%) XML
5 7 (5.60%) HTML
6 6 (4.80%) SOAP
7 4 (3.20%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.80%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.80%) Mobile App
3 13 (10.40%) User Experience
4 11 (8.80%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.40%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.20%) Life Science
7 3 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.40%) iPad
8 1 (0.80%) Biology
8 1 (0.80%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.40%) Linux
2 12 (9.60%) Android
3 7 (5.60%) Windows
4 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.40%) Unix
6 2 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (50.40%) Test Automation
3 44 (35.20%) Scrum
4 39 (31.20%) Manual Testing
5 31 (24.80%) Automation Testing
5 31 (24.80%) SDLC
5 31 (24.80%) Software Testing
6 29 (23.20%) Software Engineering
7 21 (16.80%) Automated Testing
7 21 (16.80%) TDD
8 20 (16.00%) OO
9 17 (13.60%) Performance Testing
9 17 (13.60%) Waterfall
10 16 (12.80%) V-Model
11 15 (12.00%) Test Strategy
12 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (8.00%) OOP
13 10 (8.00%) Test Scripting
14 9 (7.20%) Functional Testing
14 9 (7.20%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (46.40%) Python
2 41 (32.80%) Java
3 34 (27.20%) C#
3 34 (27.20%) SQL
4 29 (23.20%) Perl
5 18 (14.40%) JavaScript
6 16 (12.80%) C++
7 6 (4.80%) Delphi
8 3 (2.40%) C
8 3 (2.40%) Ruby
9 2 (1.60%) Tcl
10 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 65 (52.00%) Degree
2 19 (15.20%) ISEB
3 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.60%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (46.40%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (5.60%) Perforce
2 6 (4.80%) Oracle
2 6 (4.80%) Roku
3 2 (1.60%) Twitter
4 1 (0.80%) Facebook
4 1 (0.80%) VMware
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