The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 51 89 60
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 68 24 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.94% 1.46% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 1.57% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 60 22 59
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,100 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £33,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1628 1528 1758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.38% 92.94% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 1351 1513
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire

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 22 July 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 104 (62.65%) Python
2 73 (43.98%) Java
3 70 (42.17%) Test Automation
4 68 (40.96%) QA
5 63 (37.95%) Degree
6 61 (36.75%) Perl
7 57 (34.34%) Test Scripting
8 49 (29.52%) C#
9 47 (28.31%) Linux
10 46 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (27.11%) Manual Testing
12 42 (25.30%) Wireless
13 38 (22.89%) Ruby
14 37 (22.29%) Automated Testing
15 28 (16.87%) Scrum
16 26 (15.66%) JavaScript
16 26 (15.66%) SQL
17 25 (15.06%) Windows
17 25 (15.06%) Software Testing
18 20 (12.05%) Finance
18 20 (12.05%) Regression Testing
18 20 (12.05%) C++
19 19 (11.45%) OO
19 19 (11.45%) Mac OS X
20 17 (10.24%) ISEB
20 17 (10.24%) Bluetooth
20 17 (10.24%) Wi-Fi
21 16 (9.64%) Validation
21 16 (9.64%) Bugzilla
21 16 (9.64%) RAD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) MS Office
2 7 (4.22%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.81%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (25.30%) Wireless
2 17 (10.24%) Bluetooth
2 17 (10.24%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (8.43%) HTTP
4 8 (4.82%) Internet
4 8 (4.82%) X.509
5 6 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.61%) SSL
5 6 (3.61%) STUN
5 6 (3.61%) LTE
6 5 (3.01%) GSM
7 4 (2.41%) UMTS
7 4 (2.41%) GPRS
7 4 (2.41%) 3G
8 3 (1.81%) 2G
8 3 (1.81%) WAN
9 2 (1.20%) DNS
9 2 (1.20%) OSPF
9 2 (1.20%) BGP
9 2 (1.20%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.61%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.60%) MySQL
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (9.64%) Bugzilla
2 11 (6.63%) Selenium
3 10 (6.02%) WebDriver
4 8 (4.82%) JMeter
5 6 (3.61%) JIRA
6 5 (3.01%) Subversion
7 4 (2.41%) LabVIEW
7 4 (2.41%) WATIR
8 2 (1.20%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.20%) Sahi
8 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.20%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.60%) Hudson
9 1 (0.60%) SCons
9 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.60%) Valgrind
9 1 (0.60%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.60%) Maven
General
1 20 (12.05%) Finance
2 15 (9.04%) Automotive
3 7 (4.22%) Electronics
4 6 (3.61%) Multimedia
4 6 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.81%) Games
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.61%) Web Services
1 6 (3.61%) J2SE
1 6 (3.61%) RESTful
1 6 (3.61%) REST
2 4 (2.41%) HTML
3 3 (1.81%) .NET
4 2 (1.20%) XML
4 2 (1.20%) XSL
4 2 (1.20%) CSS
4 2 (1.20%) Ajax
5 1 (0.60%) Java EE
5 1 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.82%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.22%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.22%) Firmware
4 6 (3.61%) Social Media
5 5 (3.01%) Handset
6 4 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.20%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.20%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.20%) Biology
7 2 (1.20%) Life Science
8 1 (0.60%) Physics
8 1 (0.60%) IPTV
8 1 (0.60%) DTV
8 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.31%) Linux
2 25 (15.06%) Windows
3 19 (11.45%) Mac OS X
4 8 (4.82%) UNIX
5 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (42.17%) Test Automation
2 57 (34.34%) Test Scripting
3 46 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (27.11%) Manual Testing
5 37 (22.29%) Automated Testing
6 28 (16.87%) Scrum
7 25 (15.06%) Software Testing
8 20 (12.05%) Regression Testing
9 19 (11.45%) OO
10 16 (9.64%) Validation
10 16 (9.64%) RAD
10 16 (9.64%) Automation Testing
11 12 (7.23%) Performance Testing
11 12 (7.23%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (4.82%) Security Testing
13 7 (4.22%) Financial Modelling
13 7 (4.22%) Use Case
14 6 (3.61%) Multithreading
14 6 (3.61%) Test Strategy
15 5 (3.01%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (62.65%) Python
2 73 (43.98%) Java
3 61 (36.75%) Perl
4 49 (29.52%) C#
5 38 (22.89%) Ruby
6 26 (15.66%) JavaScript
6 26 (15.66%) SQL
7 20 (12.05%) C++
8 16 (9.64%) C
9 15 (9.04%) Tcl
10 14 (8.43%) TTCN
11 6 (3.61%) Scala
12 5 (3.01%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.41%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.81%) PHP
15 2 (1.20%) F#
15 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.60%) Groovy
16 1 (0.60%) VBScript
16 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (37.95%) Degree
2 17 (10.24%) ISEB
3 11 (6.63%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.20%) CCNA
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) HND
6 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (40.96%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (1.81%) Perforce
1 3 (1.81%) Adobe
2 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.60%) MKS
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft
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