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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 68 56 77
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 39 77 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.77% 4.18% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 4.39% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 34 74 41
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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
1351 1752 1758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.88% 95.22% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1145 1474 1561
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 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 70 (56.45%) Degree
2 63 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (50.00%) Python
4 53 (42.74%) QA
5 43 (34.68%) Test Automation
6 42 (33.87%) SQL
7 39 (31.45%) Software Engineering
8 38 (30.65%) Scrum
9 34 (27.42%) Linux
10 32 (25.81%) Computer Science
11 31 (25.00%) C#
12 26 (20.97%) Automated Testing
13 23 (18.55%) Selenium
14 22 (17.74%) C
15 21 (16.94%) C++
15 21 (16.94%) Software Testing
16 20 (16.13%) JIRA
17 19 (15.32%) .NET
18 18 (14.52%) Regression Testing
19 17 (13.71%) Java
20 16 (12.90%) OO
20 16 (12.90%) Manual Testing
21 15 (12.10%) Test Strategy
21 15 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
21 15 (12.10%) Mathematics
21 15 (12.10%) Perl
22 14 (11.29%) Windows
22 14 (11.29%) Automation Testing
23 13 (10.48%) Mobile App
23 13 (10.48%) User Experience

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Project
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) Wireless
2 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.03%) ICMP
3 5 (4.03%) Internet
3 5 (4.03%) LTE
4 4 (3.23%) 3GPP
4 4 (3.23%) 3G
5 3 (2.42%) HTTP
6 2 (1.61%) 4G
6 2 (1.61%) 2G
7 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.81%) NFC
7 1 (0.81%) RNC
7 1 (0.81%) TETRA
7 1 (0.81%) DNS
7 1 (0.81%) Firewall
7 1 (0.81%) DHCP
7 1 (0.81%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Selenium
2 20 (16.13%) JIRA
3 8 (6.45%) JMeter
3 8 (6.45%) NUnit
4 7 (5.65%) Bugzilla
5 5 (4.03%) Ant
6 4 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.42%) QADirector
7 3 (2.42%) Behat
7 3 (2.42%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.42%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.61%) Calabash
8 2 (1.61%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.61%) WatiN
8 2 (1.61%) JUnit
9 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (8.87%) Marketing
2 10 (8.06%) Finance
3 8 (6.45%) Electronics
4 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.32%) .NET
2 12 (9.68%) XML
3 11 (8.87%) HTML
4 5 (4.03%) Web Services
5 3 (2.42%) Ajax
6 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.61%) XSL
7 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.81%) REST
7 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.81%) RESTful
7 1 (0.81%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.81%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (12.10%) Mathematics
3 13 (10.48%) Mobile App
3 13 (10.48%) User Experience
4 9 (7.26%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (4.03%) Internet of Things
6 4 (3.23%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.42%) Physics
7 3 (2.42%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.42%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.61%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.61%) Open Source
8 2 (1.61%) GIS
8 2 (1.61%) Chemistry
8 2 (1.61%) Biology
8 2 (1.61%) Life Science
9 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.42%) Linux
2 14 (11.29%) Windows
3 13 (10.48%) Android
4 11 (8.87%) UNIX
5 6 (4.84%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.61%) VMS
6 2 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Tizen
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.68%) Test Automation
3 39 (31.45%) Software Engineering
4 38 (30.65%) Scrum
5 26 (20.97%) Automated Testing
6 21 (16.94%) Software Testing
7 18 (14.52%) Regression Testing
8 16 (12.90%) OO
8 16 (12.90%) Manual Testing
9 15 (12.10%) Test Strategy
10 14 (11.29%) Automation Testing
11 12 (9.68%) User Stories
12 11 (8.87%) Test Scripting
12 11 (8.87%) Analytics
13 7 (5.65%) Load Testing
13 7 (5.65%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
14 6 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (4.84%) Information Security
15 5 (4.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 62 (50.00%) Python
2 42 (33.87%) SQL
3 31 (25.00%) C#
4 22 (17.74%) C
5 21 (16.94%) C++
6 17 (13.71%) Java
7 15 (12.10%) Perl
8 11 (8.87%) JavaScript
8 11 (8.87%) Delphi
9 7 (5.65%) Ruby
10 5 (4.03%) PHP
11 3 (2.42%) TTCN
12 2 (1.61%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.81%) Tcl
13 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 70 (56.45%) Degree
2 12 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.26%) ISEB
4 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (42.74%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (9.68%) Perforce
2 9 (7.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.42%) TOWER Software
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Fantastic Opportunity
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + fantastic benefits and prospects
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Top Training!
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago