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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 41 41 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 85 78 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.40% 5.36% 3.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.61% 5.58% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 78 71 48
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £46,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1514 1398 1732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.25% 96.02% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1213 1213 1490
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 102 (57.63%) Degree
2 80 (45.20%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (45.20%) Python
3 65 (36.72%) QA
4 63 (35.59%) Software Engineering
5 54 (30.51%) Computer Science
6 52 (29.38%) C#
6 52 (29.38%) SQL
7 49 (27.68%) Test Automation
8 42 (23.73%) C
8 42 (23.73%) Mathematics
9 40 (22.60%) Automated Testing
9 40 (22.60%) Linux
10 39 (22.03%) Scrum
11 36 (20.34%) Software Testing
12 31 (17.51%) Regression Testing
13 27 (15.25%) .NET
13 27 (15.25%) Java
14 26 (14.69%) OO
14 26 (14.69%) Finance
14 26 (14.69%) Test Strategy
15 25 (14.12%) Embedded Systems
15 25 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (14.12%) Windows
15 25 (14.12%) C++
16 24 (13.56%) Test Scripting
17 23 (12.99%) Delphi
18 22 (12.43%) JIRA
19 21 (11.86%) ISTQB
19 21 (11.86%) User Experience

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.13%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.78%) Wireless
2 11 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.65%) Internet
4 9 (5.08%) HTTP
5 7 (3.95%) ICMP
6 4 (2.26%) LTE
6 4 (2.26%) DNS
6 4 (2.26%) SSL
6 4 (2.26%) 3G
7 3 (1.69%) 3GPP
7 3 (1.69%) DHCP
8 2 (1.13%) DECT
8 2 (1.13%) VPN
8 2 (1.13%) VLAN
8 2 (1.13%) 2G
8 2 (1.13%) TETRA
8 2 (1.13%) 4G
9 1 (0.56%) RNC
9 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.56%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (12.43%) JIRA
2 19 (10.73%) Selenium
3 6 (3.39%) JMeter
3 6 (3.39%) Bugzilla
4 5 (2.82%) Ant
4 5 (2.82%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.26%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.26%) NUnit
6 3 (1.69%) Fiddler
6 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.69%) WatiN
6 3 (1.69%) Calabash
7 2 (1.13%) Ranorex
7 2 (1.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.13%) TestNG
7 2 (1.13%) Behat
7 2 (1.13%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.13%) JUnit
8 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (14.69%) Finance
2 11 (6.21%) Marketing
3 7 (3.95%) Electronics
4 6 (3.39%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.25%) .NET
2 14 (7.91%) HTML
3 12 (6.78%) XML
4 9 (5.08%) Web Services
5 7 (3.95%) REST
6 6 (3.39%) XSL
6 6 (3.39%) Ajax
7 2 (1.13%) CSS
8 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.56%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 54 (30.51%) Computer Science
2 42 (23.73%) Mathematics
3 25 (14.12%) Embedded Systems
3 25 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (11.86%) User Experience
5 16 (9.04%) Cryptography
6 9 (5.08%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.39%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.82%) Smart Meter
9 4 (2.26%) Life Science
9 4 (2.26%) Chemistry
9 4 (2.26%) Biology
9 4 (2.26%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.69%) GIS
11 2 (1.13%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.13%) Physics
11 2 (1.13%) PKI
11 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.13%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.60%) Linux
2 25 (14.12%) Windows
3 11 (6.21%) Android
4 8 (4.52%) UNIX
5 7 (3.95%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.13%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.56%) VMS
7 1 (0.56%) Tizen
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (45.20%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (35.59%) Software Engineering
3 49 (27.68%) Test Automation
4 40 (22.60%) Automated Testing
5 39 (22.03%) Scrum
6 36 (20.34%) Software Testing
7 31 (17.51%) Regression Testing
8 26 (14.69%) OO
8 26 (14.69%) Test Strategy
9 24 (13.56%) Test Scripting
10 20 (11.30%) Mentoring
11 19 (10.73%) User Stories
11 19 (10.73%) Manual Testing
12 18 (10.17%) Information Security
12 18 (10.17%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (10.17%) Analytics
13 17 (9.60%) Unit Testing
14 12 (6.78%) Data Protection
15 11 (6.21%) Financial Modelling
15 11 (6.21%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (45.20%) Python
2 52 (29.38%) C#
2 52 (29.38%) SQL
3 42 (23.73%) C
4 27 (15.25%) Java
5 25 (14.12%) C++
6 23 (12.99%) Delphi
7 18 (10.17%) Perl
8 16 (9.04%) JavaScript
9 10 (5.65%) Ruby
10 8 (4.52%) PHP
11 4 (2.26%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.69%) TTCN
13 2 (1.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 102 (57.63%) Degree
2 21 (11.86%) ISTQB
3 20 (11.30%) ISEB
4 5 (2.82%) VCP4
5 4 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (36.72%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.82%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.52%) TOWER Software
2 8 (4.52%) Perforce
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle
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