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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 59 51 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 45 73 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.23% 4.02% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 4.26% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 41 63 27
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
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
1318 1715 1480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.62% 94.49% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1155 1334 1294
Average salary £43,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,450 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 2015.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 54 (69.23%) Python
2 47 (60.26%) Degree
3 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (41.03%) QA
5 31 (39.74%) Test Automation
6 30 (38.46%) Selenium
7 24 (30.77%) Scrum
8 22 (28.21%) Linux
9 21 (26.92%) Java
10 20 (25.64%) C#
10 20 (25.64%) Manual Testing
11 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
11 19 (24.36%) SQL
12 18 (23.08%) Automated Testing
13 17 (21.79%) Perl
14 15 (19.23%) XML
14 15 (19.23%) JIRA
15 14 (17.95%) C++
16 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
16 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
17 12 (15.38%) Mobile App
17 12 (15.38%) SDLC
18 10 (12.82%) Perforce
18 10 (12.82%) HTML
18 10 (12.82%) NUnit
18 10 (12.82%) Android
19 9 (11.54%) Marketing
19 9 (11.54%) Automation Testing
20 8 (10.26%) Electronics
20 8 (10.26%) .NET

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Wireless
2 4 (5.13%) Internet
3 3 (3.85%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.56%) Firewall
5 1 (1.28%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.28%) 802.11
5 1 (1.28%) VPN
5 1 (1.28%) DNS
5 1 (1.28%) HTTP
5 1 (1.28%) VLAN
5 1 (1.28%) LTE
5 1 (1.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (38.46%) Selenium
2 15 (19.23%) JIRA
3 10 (12.82%) NUnit
4 7 (8.97%) JMeter
5 6 (7.69%) JUnit
6 5 (6.41%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.41%) Appium
7 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.85%) LabVIEW
9 2 (2.56%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.56%) QADirector
10 1 (1.28%) CruiseControl
10 1 (1.28%) Subversion
10 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.28%) Behat
10 1 (1.28%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.28%) PhantomJS
General
1 9 (11.54%) Marketing
2 8 (10.26%) Electronics
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Finance
4 1 (1.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.23%) XML
2 10 (12.82%) HTML
3 8 (10.26%) .NET
4 6 (7.69%) Web Services
5 4 (5.13%) Gherkin
5 4 (5.13%) RESTful
6 2 (2.56%) REST
6 2 (2.56%) Ajax
7 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.28%) Java EE
7 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.28%) SOAP
7 1 (1.28%) XSD
7 1 (1.28%) XSL
7 1 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
2 12 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.13%) Internet of Things
3 4 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.13%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.85%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.85%) User Experience
4 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) Life Science
6 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.28%) Physics
6 1 (1.28%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.28%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Linux
2 10 (12.82%) Android
3 6 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.74%) Test Automation
3 24 (30.77%) Scrum
4 20 (25.64%) Manual Testing
5 18 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 12 (15.38%) SDLC
8 9 (11.54%) Automation Testing
9 8 (10.26%) Test Scripting
9 8 (10.26%) OO
10 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.69%) Performance Testing
12 5 (6.41%) Web Testing
12 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
13 4 (5.13%) API Testing
13 4 (5.13%) Unit Testing
13 4 (5.13%) CRM
13 4 (5.13%) Information Security
13 4 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (69.23%) Python
2 21 (26.92%) Java
3 20 (25.64%) C#
4 19 (24.36%) SQL
5 17 (21.79%) Perl
6 14 (17.95%) C++
7 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.97%) C
8 5 (6.41%) Ruby
9 4 (5.13%) Tcl
10 2 (2.56%) PHP
11 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.28%) XPath
11 1 (1.28%) TTCN
11 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (60.26%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (3.85%) ISEB
2 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (41.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) XenServer
1 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Perforce
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) Citrix
4 1 (1.28%) Coverity
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