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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 37 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 88 53 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.45% 3.69% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 3.82% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 75 46 46
Average salary £40,000 £36,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% +13.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
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
1541 1388 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.42% 96.59% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1172 1432
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
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 28 January 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 91 (54.17%) Degree
2 79 (47.02%) Python
3 71 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (38.10%) QA
5 59 (35.12%) Software Engineering
6 53 (31.55%) C#
7 50 (29.76%) Computer Science
8 46 (27.38%) SQL
8 46 (27.38%) C
9 42 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 40 (23.81%) Automated Testing
11 39 (23.21%) Linux
12 37 (22.02%) Java
12 37 (22.02%) Mathematics
13 34 (20.24%) Software Testing
13 34 (20.24%) C++
14 32 (19.05%) Scrum
15 29 (17.26%) Test Scripting
15 29 (17.26%) Regression Testing
16 28 (16.67%) Windows
17 24 (14.29%) Finance
18 22 (13.10%) .NET
18 22 (13.10%) OO
19 21 (12.50%) JIRA
19 21 (12.50%) Test Strategy
19 21 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
19 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (11.90%) Manual Testing
20 20 (11.90%) Microsoft
21 19 (11.31%) Delphi

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.19%) MS Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.74%) TCP/IP
1 13 (7.74%) Wireless
2 12 (7.14%) Internet
3 9 (5.36%) HTTP
4 6 (3.57%) DNS
5 5 (2.98%) ICMP
5 5 (2.98%) VLAN
6 4 (2.38%) SSL
7 3 (1.79%) IPv6
7 3 (1.79%) 3G
7 3 (1.79%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.79%) NAS
7 3 (1.79%) 4G
8 2 (1.19%) LTE
8 2 (1.19%) TETRA
8 2 (1.19%) OSPF
8 2 (1.19%) BGP
8 2 (1.19%) Firewall
8 2 (1.19%) VPN
8 2 (1.19%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (12.50%) JIRA
2 17 (10.12%) Selenium
3 7 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 6 (3.57%) Bugzilla
5 5 (2.98%) JMeter
5 5 (2.98%) Ant
6 4 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.79%) WatiN
7 3 (1.79%) Calabash
7 3 (1.79%) Fiddler
7 3 (1.79%) NUnit
8 2 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.19%) JUnit
8 2 (1.19%) TestNG
8 2 (1.19%) Behat
8 2 (1.19%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.19%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.19%) TestLink
9 1 (0.60%) QADirector
General
1 24 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (5.95%) Multimedia
3 6 (3.57%) Marketing
3 6 (3.57%) Electronics
4 4 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.10%) .NET
2 18 (10.71%) HTML
3 16 (9.52%) XML
4 9 (5.36%) Web Services
5 7 (4.17%) XSL
5 7 (4.17%) Ajax
5 7 (4.17%) REST
6 2 (1.19%) CSS
7 1 (0.60%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.76%) Computer Science
2 37 (22.02%) Mathematics
3 21 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (10.12%) User Experience
5 15 (8.93%) Cryptography
6 7 (4.17%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.98%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.38%) Life Science
8 4 (2.38%) Chemistry
8 4 (2.38%) Biology
8 4 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.38%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.79%) GIS
10 2 (1.19%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.19%) Physics
10 2 (1.19%) PKI
10 2 (1.19%) Streaming Media
10 2 (1.19%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.21%) Linux
2 28 (16.67%) Windows
3 14 (8.33%) UNIX
4 7 (4.17%) Android
5 5 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.19%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.60%) Tizen
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (35.12%) Software Engineering
3 42 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 40 (23.81%) Automated Testing
5 34 (20.24%) Software Testing
6 32 (19.05%) Scrum
7 29 (17.26%) Regression Testing
7 29 (17.26%) Test Scripting
8 22 (13.10%) OO
9 21 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 20 (11.90%) Manual Testing
11 18 (10.71%) Mentoring
12 17 (10.12%) Unit Testing
13 16 (9.52%) Information Security
13 16 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (8.33%) Analytics
14 14 (8.33%) User Stories
15 11 (6.55%) Automation Testing
15 11 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (6.55%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 79 (47.02%) Python
2 53 (31.55%) C#
3 46 (27.38%) C
3 46 (27.38%) SQL
4 37 (22.02%) Java
5 34 (20.24%) C++
6 19 (11.31%) Delphi
7 18 (10.71%) Perl
8 16 (9.52%) JavaScript
9 12 (7.14%) Ruby
10 9 (5.36%) PowerShell
10 9 (5.36%) PHP
11 5 (2.98%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.19%) TTCN
12 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 91 (54.17%) Degree
2 19 (11.31%) ISTQB
3 18 (10.71%) ISEB
4 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.19%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (38.10%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.98%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.76%) TOWER Software
2 8 (4.76%) Perforce
3 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
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