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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 50 81 48
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 71 37 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.02% 2.36% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.22% 2.48% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 65 36 68
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +29.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,250 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -5.40%
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
1684 1489 1946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.25% 95.08% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1298 1724
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £57,500
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 September 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 85 (59.44%) Python
2 68 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (44.76%) Java
4 61 (42.66%) QA
5 54 (37.76%) C#
6 53 (37.06%) Degree
7 44 (30.77%) Test Scripting
8 42 (29.37%) Test Automation
9 40 (27.97%) Perl
10 38 (26.57%) Linux
11 34 (23.78%) Manual Testing
12 31 (21.68%) C++
13 29 (20.28%) Windows
14 28 (19.58%) Automated Testing
14 28 (19.58%) Regression Testing
15 27 (18.88%) Wireless
15 27 (18.88%) Computer Science
16 24 (16.78%) Scrum
16 24 (16.78%) Software Engineering
16 24 (16.78%) Ruby
16 24 (16.78%) C
17 21 (14.69%) JavaScript
18 19 (13.29%) Finance
19 18 (12.59%) Software Testing
19 18 (12.59%) SQL
20 17 (11.89%) Internet
21 15 (10.49%) HTML
21 15 (10.49%) UNIX
21 15 (10.49%) OO
21 15 (10.49%) Bugzilla

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (0.70%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (5.59%) MS Office
2 5 (3.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.88%) Wireless
2 17 (11.89%) Internet
3 10 (6.99%) HTTP
4 9 (6.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.20%) DNS
5 6 (4.20%) WAN
6 5 (3.50%) Firewall
6 5 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.50%) 3G
6 5 (3.50%) OSPF
6 5 (3.50%) BGP
6 5 (3.50%) Bluetooth
7 4 (2.80%) iSCSI
7 4 (2.80%) NAS
7 4 (2.80%) IPv6
7 4 (2.80%) VLAN
7 4 (2.80%) 2G
8 3 (2.10%) X.509
8 3 (2.10%) RNC
9 2 (1.40%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) MySQL
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.49%) Bugzilla
2 13 (9.09%) Selenium
3 12 (8.39%) WebDriver
4 7 (4.90%) JIRA
5 5 (3.50%) Subversion
6 4 (2.80%) WATIR
6 4 (2.80%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.80%) LabVIEW
7 3 (2.10%) JMeter
8 2 (1.40%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.40%) Sahi
8 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.40%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.40%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.70%) Maven
9 1 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.70%) JUnit
9 1 (0.70%) Valgrind
General
1 19 (13.29%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Multimedia
3 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.20%) Automotive
5 2 (1.40%) Banking
5 2 (1.40%) Marketing
5 2 (1.40%) Electronics
5 2 (1.40%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.49%) HTML
2 12 (8.39%) XML
3 8 (5.59%) REST
3 8 (5.59%) .NET
4 7 (4.90%) Web Services
5 5 (3.50%) Ajax
5 5 (3.50%) XSL
6 3 (2.10%) CSS
7 1 (0.70%) Java EE
7 1 (0.70%) Middleware
7 1 (0.70%) J2SE
7 1 (0.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.88%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.29%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.59%) User Experience
4 8 (5.59%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (5.59%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.20%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.50%) Handset
6 5 (3.50%) Streaming Media
7 4 (2.80%) IPTV
8 3 (2.10%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.40%) Life Science
9 2 (1.40%) Firmware
9 2 (1.40%) Chemistry
9 2 (1.40%) Biology
10 1 (0.70%) DTV
10 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.57%) Linux
2 29 (20.28%) Windows
3 15 (10.49%) UNIX
4 10 (6.99%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.50%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 42 (29.37%) Test Automation
4 34 (23.78%) Manual Testing
5 28 (19.58%) Automated Testing
5 28 (19.58%) Regression Testing
6 24 (16.78%) Scrum
6 24 (16.78%) Software Engineering
7 18 (12.59%) Software Testing
8 15 (10.49%) OO
9 11 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 10 (6.99%) Validation
11 9 (6.29%) Automation Testing
12 7 (4.90%) Financial Modelling
12 7 (4.90%) Performance Testing
13 6 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.20%) RAD
14 5 (3.50%) Risk Management
14 5 (3.50%) User Stories
14 5 (3.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (59.44%) Python
2 64 (44.76%) Java
3 54 (37.76%) C#
4 40 (27.97%) Perl
5 31 (21.68%) C++
6 24 (16.78%) Ruby
6 24 (16.78%) C
7 21 (14.69%) JavaScript
8 18 (12.59%) SQL
9 13 (9.09%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.20%) TTCN
10 6 (4.20%) Delphi
10 6 (4.20%) MATLAB
11 5 (3.50%) Tcl
11 5 (3.50%) PHP
11 5 (3.50%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.40%) F#
12 2 (1.40%) Groovy
13 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (37.06%) Degree
2 14 (9.79%) ISEB
3 9 (6.29%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.50%) CCNA
5 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (42.66%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (3.50%) Perforce
1 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
2 4 (2.80%) TOWER Software
3 1 (0.70%) MKS
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle
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